Monday, January 2, 2012
2012 Spring Chicks Challenge ~ Official Introduction and Weigh-In
Good Morning, Friends!
For those of you that are new here, let me start by introducing myself:
My name is Alison. I'm a 41 year old, stay at home mom that struggles with food addiction. I eat when I'm hungry, I eat when I'm not. I eat when I'm bored, depressed, happy, sad. I'm constantly snacking and making bad choices when it comes to food. Because of this, I'm overweight, unhealthy and miserable.
I've attempted to lose weight in the past, and only lasted a couple of weeks or even days. I'm hoping that 2012 will be my year to get myself together and get fit! The Spring "Chick" Challenge is just what I need to get me started in the right direction!
In the wee hours of the morning, I posted my goals based on the guidelines of the challenge. In that post, you can read about my goals for Non-Scale Victories, Exercise and Nutrition.
After a few hours sleep, I got out of bed feeling positive and energized... Wanting to face the scale and see just how many pounds I aim to lose during the challenge.
Ultimately, I'd love to lose 66.6 lbs. It would be impossible (not to mention unhealthy) to lose that amount of weight during the challenge. So, I set a smaller goal for myself. I hope to lose 21.6 lbs. by the end of the challenge. Even that amount seems out of reach to me at the moment. So, I'll just take it one pound at a time and be happy with the results, good or bad.
I'll be tracking my progress over at My Fitness Pal. My username is fitmomma613 if you want to follow along over there. You can also find me on facebook here and here. (If you want me to add you to my personal account, please message me that you are part of the challenge.)
Here's a before photo for those of you that like that sort of thing:
You can also see more photos and a slightly more detailed introduction by clicking the Weight Loss (2012) tab at the top of the page. I'll also be linking challenge updates there, so they can be found easily in one spot.
I think that's about it for this morning...time to eat something healthy for breakfast!