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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! 






11 comments:

upinthecosmos said...

You can do it! Just stick to eat, eat right and get that exercise in & losing 21-22 pounds by the end will be no problem for sure!

Maren said...

I think 2012 will be great for us with this challenge to start it off right! :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I wish you well. I'm not doing any blogging challenges but I have a plan that I intend to stick with. My daughter and I set up a spreadsheet and we're tracking our food and weighing in on Mondays. We have daily exercise goal and we really, really need to stick with it. Let me know if you need someone to vent to! :-)

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

Hope you had a great start to your week. I am coin ok. I, like you, am ready to drop this weight once and for all. Just take it step by step and day by day. We will succeed...

Amber said...

I am right there with you! I want to lose 66lbs. We can do it, even if it does take most of 2012!!!

Sandra said...

Alison, welcome to the challenge. We will make headway!!

Sandra said...

It is more difficult to stay on track when you are home all the time - I understand that for sure. Easy enough to eat out of boredom and eventually it becomes such an ingrained habit you don't know how to stop.
I think joining the challenge will help you through the tough times because there are lots of ladies struggling along with you and we are here to help each other.
You will do this....!!

Miss April said...

yeah!!! Love the goal weight pic. Good luck with the challenge. You're.Worth.It.

Denise said...

Pictures are always nice to look back on and see how far we have come.

Pockets said...

Hi Allison, welcome to the Spring Chick Challenge. I hope you reach your goals for the challenge. Encouraging each other can help us a lot with this. Have a great day.

Jill Eldring said...

I am RIGHT there with you! I just found you via MPM and I had to read (and read and read) and I love the goals you have set for yourself this year and you have encouraged me to do the same. I tell myself this every year (or month) and I never seem to be able to follow though. But it will be nice to have someone in a similar situation, with similar goals to be able to follow along with. You are very courageous and I thank you for sharing this with us!

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