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I’ve added a Goals page to the header of the blog – I’ve been putting this off because it’s something that’s really REALLY discouraged me in the past. I was sitting here this morning on my laptop thinking about how I have 196 lbs to lose. Think about that – that’s more than half my starting weight.  How the hell am I going to manage this? I’m a person that absolutely loves to do as little as possible – hell, just look at the state of my house.

And then I thought – YEAH. Look at the state of my house. Ever since my friend’s husband died on October 13th, I’ve made nutritious meals every day, been keeping up on housework (way more than before) and have felt motivated! I’m doing it – making a conscious decision each morning to eat healthily instead of not eating for sometimes up to TEN HOURS after waking up! I’m researching things to keep me on track, getting exercise in, drinking more than enough water, and getting the sleep I need in! Plus, I’m down 10 lbs. That means that I only have 186 lbs to go, and only 9.6 lbs to go until I’m at 10% of my weight loss goal achieved.

I’ll be updating the Goals page soon with rewards for each milestone I pass – now that’s going to take some thinking!

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? I think this is worth more than a thousand! I’m down 6.9 lbs this week!!!

360 lbs!


Yes, another challenge! As of today, there are exactly 10 Wednesdays until Christmas – and I’m in it for those ten weeks! It just so happens that my sticker motivation chart ends two days before this challenge is set to end – so you might call it kismet 😉

Here’s the deal:

  1. Choose a specific, realistic goal that you can achieve by December 25th.
  2. Post weekly updates (you choose the day) about your progress.
  3. Decide on a gift (reward) that you’ll give yourself when you meet your goal.
  4. Post the Countdown Badge above on your blog when you post your weekly update and link back to their blog

So here are mine!

1. My goal is to move at least 20 minutes every day – even if it’s just a slow walk around the neighbourhood!

2. I’ll be posting on Wednesdays

3. My reward will be an enell bra!

4. Done and done.

I’m looking forward to this! Let’s do it!

You may be wondering what the heck the title of this post means – let me tell you. I stumbled across Skinny Emmie’s blog just as she posted this entry.

Dead Last Finish > Did Not Finish > Did Not Start

Think about how much sense that makes and apply it to your life. I was sitting here lamenting that I hadn’t done many dishes in the past few days. Really, I need to do a few pots and mixing bowls, then start the dishwasher running. I think back to a few months ago when I would just let the dishes SIT on the counter – not a bowl or pan in sight, and you know why? I didn’t cook. Sure, I would heat up some fish sticks, make some fries or pop a pizza in the oven. That’s not cooking!

Now I’m doing things like baking nutritious muffins. I’m making my own healthful hummus. I’m eating more than one huge grease-laden meal a day. Sure, I need to work on consistency, but hey – I started.
Don’t be so hard on yourself – you are amazing for even being on this journey.

Thank you so much, Emmie, for getting us to see this simple fact. You’re truly inspiring!

I am so in!

  • Your daily caloric intake is your goal weight x 11 – for me, that would be 180×11 = 1980
  • Everything you ingest counts and needs to be recorded!
  • Drink at least 64 oz /2L of water daily
  • No cheating and no bullshit!
  • 2 weeks, starting 10/25/2010
  • Weigh-in Monday morning, and weigh-in 11/8/2010

I’m so ready for this. 😀

Last week I responded to an ad I saw outside of Whole Foods that basically said the following:

“Are you overweight? Tired of diet gimmicks and want to give good old-fashioned workouts a try? Call or email to find out more”

Who could pass that up? I emailed the address that was included and was told about a free training opportunity. The gist is this: twelve weeks of intense boot camp style training for FREE – as long as they can take before, during, and after pictures to use for their website. I was MORE than happy to sign up and had my first session today.

Oh. Oh my lord in heaven.

My knees, my glutes, my quads especially… all feel like crap right now. I didn’t realize JUST how out-of-shape I was, to be quite honest. I KNOW. How the heck could I be over 300 lbs and not realize that? I really don’t know.

But here’s a pledge: I started over today. I weigh 366.9 lbs according to the step on the scale I just did. Saturdays will be my new weigh-in days! By this time in 59 days, I want to be down to at least 350. Think I can do it?

Oh, and congratulations to Lyn over at Escape From Obesity – she’s lost 100 lbs! You should go add your congrats!! Lyn – that’s amazing. I only hope to be able to make the same blog post someday in the future!