Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(almost) 5 month update

Hi all! It's been a little crazy these last few months. I wrapped up a job at the end of the year that I was at for 12 years... It took much of my focus, so I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.

i was proud of my bloody
sock after a run.
That was my last task in the "Great Amanda Changes of 2011." Here they are in order: went vegan, got braces, dumped boyfriend,  met amazing "braceface lovin" new boyfriend and quit job. Oh, and I started running! I took it slow with a "couch to 5k" iphone app. I proudly ran 3 miles twice last week. That is seriously the longest (distance and time) I've EVER run. I'm hoping the stamina will help me recover from surgery. Most people train for races, I'm training for surgery.

ok, back on topic...
I made an un-scheduled trip to my ortho today (my next appt. is on Feb 1st). I made the mistake of biting into a very hard baguette and popped one of my brackets loose. He fixed it and added a few coils onto my lower teeth to add more space and keep some teeth from rotating.

month 4 day 26

I found some original Braceface photos and I wanted to share. Especially, since it looks like I am posing for a blog... my brother and I would also refer to these as catalog pictures. And, of course, I couldn't help but dork out and recreate the modern version, almost 25 years later...

May 1987 (11)  vs.  Jan 2012 (35)

I had bands around every single tooth... no brackets:( 

I also had really awesome bangs. 

Anyway, hope you all are great. Here's to 2012!



  1. Thanks for updating! I've been wondering how things were going on your end. Amanda, you are still as adorable as you were nearly 25 years ago! I LOVE those pics from back in the day...It sounds like life is really awesome for you right now. I'm happy for you, and wish you even bigger, better things in 2012!

  2. I must add that I am VERY disappointed you didn't re-create your bangs from 1987...;-)

  3. Looking great Amanda!!!
    Running is awesome. I started a few years ago and now during the summer I run about 4-6 time a week, 10K each run, you'll be amazed at how fast you'll progress. I am borderline vegan so I had to take a supplement in order to run but I noticed a huge different in my running when I started doing this. I take Vega in a shake almost everyday and its awesome stuff.
    Congrats on all your amazing changes!!! Its crazy how much life can change along with the jaw surgery, and we haven't even had surgery yet! Looking forward to all the great stuff to come :D

  4. Ha, thanks Cece. Yes, I should have gone for the bangs recreation. Lol.

    Thanks Terra. 10k, that's awesome! I hope to get there one day. I always considered myself to be the non-runner, so it feels extra great to actually be doing it.

    Yay to all of us for making great steps to improve our lives!

  5. You are so pretty! I had to make a double take when I read age 11 then age 35. I swear I thought u were like 22 or somthin!!!

  6. Thanks SN, you are so nice! Yes, I do look young. I was the girl who got the children's menu w/crayons until I was 18. And now with this metal mouth,I try to get student discounts wherever I can!