Back on track here. I did do my before pictures right after my second day of going out. It was a steady rain so I'm pretty wet in the pics. Oh, and my chest made for some great sheltered dry areas on my shirt.
This is me in all of my 197 lb. glory. It will change. I am making the steps needed to change. I will be alive and healthy for my children and grandchildren. I will be a great example to them as well. I am down 53 lbs from my highest pregnant weight, but I still want to get down to about 135. Well, that is my ultimate goal. smaller goals help to motivate me more so for now I'm aiming for 175.
Now I'm off to research and sign up for a couple of 5k's.
Oh, and on another note, I found a better podcast for my training. I was using one with a bad techno beat and that just doesn't move me. A friend led me to this site, Running Into Shape and she has much better podcasts with better music!