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Hello, my name is Leslie, and I’ve been leaning on excuses for far too long.

I started this blog after being inspired reading about other people’s healthy eating and enjoying vicariously their meals and exercise.

At the age of 35 I was happily married and a grateful mommy, but I weighed 277 pounds. That’s too much emotionally and physically. I lost 40 pounds doing Weight Watchers and was ramping up my exercise on the elliptical at the gym when my husband decided to start running. Then he decided to do a half marathon. Then he decided to do a full one, and I decided to join him. That was 2006, and in 2007 we ran two marathons and a lot of halves.

In 2009 I ran my last half, got bored with running, and maintained my weight around 230. I’ve recently, though, lost another chunk of weight that puts me at 206 at the time of this writing.

But the thing is I’ve regained weight I lost, and I’m training for my first half in 2 1/2 years. I’m eating (and drinking) too much and not the right things. I always have excuses for not eating well or not training better.

For so long I’ve wanted to be that fit, strong woman who eats well. Isn’t it time I kicked excuses to the curb?

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