Ok, starting this blog over with a different attitude thanks to several people's inspiring stories. First I replaced the picture I had up of a really great camera angle I've found that somehow magically erases chins!! It's me, but it's not at all how I really look. This picture is. This is me...all 308 pounds of me. This is the body I am going to transform into a healthy and strong woman. This is the example of strength and courage that I am going to show my kids. This is the place where I am going to fail, probably over and over and fall down. But this is also the place where I am going to get back up. I entered this picture as my official weigh-in picture on DietBet. I am doing the Anti-Jared Weight Loss Challenge to kick start my journey. I have 13lbs to lose by the end of February. Then I am going to get rid of the scale and focus on my health and how I feel and not what the scale says. I downloaded the Couch to 5K app on my phone, added a playlist to it and I am going to do it!!!!! I can't tell you how scared I am, but I am determined to make this happen. I will be blogging often about my journey. It will be way more fun to read than this super serious intro. I promise... and I will probably talk about gross things and cuss a great deal. Sorry... it's how I roll. :) Ok, let's do this!!!