I’m a deserter, I know. I went AWOL for all of December. I just couldn’t face it. In fact, I just – didn’t click on the link at all for several weeks. I didn’t want to know how well you were all doing. It was a pretty dumb strategy, frankly, since I managed to gain EIGHT POUNDS in December. EIGHT POUNDS. There should be an award for rapid weight gain. I would totally win.
Anyway. Sorry about the whole – bailing thing. I’m back. Ish. I guess the cool thing about life is that you always get a do-over. Well, at least until you die.
A lady from my church came by tonight. She is teaching the sunday school class that my three year old son will start attending tomorrow and she brought a stuffed puppy over for him – told him he could bring it with him to church to help him be less nervous. (How totally sweet, right?) I couldn’t stop staring at her. She’s lost 150 pounds in the last year, all from walking. She started at a little over 300. She didn’t diet, she just started walking every day. She walks for two-and-a-half hours every single day. She said, “I walked my guts out.” I’ve seen her out there in our neighborhood, walking. She isn’t a speed racer, she just has massive amounts of endurance.
I don’t have that much time each day for walking, but I do have SOME time. And I want to look as good as she does. I want to feel as good as she looks like she feels. So tonight, as soon as the kids were in bed, I went out for a walk. I walked around three miles, from what I can figure out. I figure it’s a start. That’s all we can really do, right? Not give up?