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!


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!