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ANNOUNCEMENT

Hey Y’all! Wow, it has been two weeks since my last post. (insert awkwardly embarrassed face here—> ) Sorry it has been so long. I promise I have not slacked off in my weight loss as much as I have on this blog.

Whew, the holidays are almost over.Bitter sweet. I love the holidays SO SO much, but I do not think I could handle anymore holiday temptations.For example I bought my sister the “Perfect Brownie Maker” for Christmas. BAD IDEA! She already made her first batch last night. Yes, I tried one. Yes, it was perfect. And No, I did not go back for seconds.  🙂

Anyways, I know you are reading this blog mostly because the title  hooked you and now you interested and wondering when I am going to get to the point. Okay.Okay. Without further adieu…my ANNOUNCEMENT:

I have registered and am now part of a weight loss competition through FitVirginia. On January 3rd I will be weighing in at my gym to receive my starting weight. Then exactly 90 days later (i.e. April 3rd) I will be weighing in again to receive my final weight. If I have lost the most weight I will win three thousand dollars.WooHoo. But wait, there’s more. During these three months I will also be training to participate in the Ukrops 10k on April 2nd. That’s 6.5 miles. Uh, am I crazy? I believe so. I figured it would be the perfect way to end the competition with a bang.

However, the journey doesn’t stop there. I will continue my efforts after April 3rd. After another three months have passed, I will post my FINAL weight in July. This is the 6 month challenge I am giving myself.If I have lost a significant amount of weight I will be throwing a finale party to celebrate my success. (who needs biggest loser anyways, haha) All of you bloggers are invited of course.

 The next 6 months will be a battle but I know that it will not end there. Even after my weigh in, I will have to continue to live my new lifestyle. I am in this for the long haul. Please continue sending me love and support. I enjoy reading all of the messages you send me on Facebook. Also, I have received a lot of Facebook messages asking for advice. Keep them coming. I love to help you all in as many ways possible.

Hope you all have a great monday 🙂

xoxo-Allison

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Tomorrow is Weigh In Day (Que Scary Music)

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely day!

So as the title clearly states…tomorrow will be weigh in day. I have to admit im EXTREMELY nervous. I’m talkin’ nail biting, teeth chattering, knees-a-knockin’ kind of nervousness. For some reason, this weekend was a hard one.I plea guilty as charge and admit to not working out since Thursday. THURSDAY! My alibi?.. Well christmas parties and shopping of course.

 We all know that healthy food is hard to come by at holiday parties.Especially if it is a potluck run by a bunch of southerners who can cook their booties off…figuratively of course. Needless to say, in addition to not using my gym pass at ALL this weekend, I also managed to consume a little more calories than I probably should have. After a few hours of kicking myself for my lack of discipline I had another “AH HAH” moment.

Just because I screwed up for 2 days over the weekend does not mean I do not have the REST OF MY LIFE to make better choices. I know sometimes making the right decisions are going to be difficult but I also know that it will get easier.I’ll get stronger and eventually it will become second nature to make healthier choices. It is two days in comparison to the rest of my life. That’s nothing.I refuse to let a few bad decisions impact the rest of my new lifestyle.If you screw up you get back up, and that is what I intend to do. So I will be going to the gym tonight! I am completely pumped and ready to sweat. LESS DOO DISS  :):)

xoxo-Allison

Fall Seven Times…Stand up Eight.

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Biggest Loser Season 12

Woo hoo. Second day in a row to post. That’s a new record for me!

So…BL is casting for season 12 and I am really considering giving the auditions another go.I have been reading up on all of the tips for casting calls and video submissions.Lets just say… the more I read the more pumped I get.Yes, I am wearing a perma smile just thinking of it.The plus side is that even if I do not make it on the show its so fun to meet new hopefuls! I love forming new friendships especially when you share so much in common ( at least 100 pounds worth of similarities :)) 

I am coming to you all to ask for advice or tips for the video I will be sending to the producers. Any ideas are helpful…just feel free to send them to my email! (which you can find under the contact tab up above) I was thinking of doing a flash mob!Let me know if you would like to be a part of that! How fun would that be…uhm ahhh-mazing 🙂 Okay,well enough rambling on for one day! Send me those suggestions people.

I lied one more rant before you click the little red “x”…I read that Season 11 is JILLIAN MICHAELS LAST SEASON! ughhh super upsetting to me. That means that even if I were to make season 12 Jillian would not even be a trainer. She tweeted that she is ready to work on becoming a mommy and doing more charity events. Weird to think about her not being on the show right? But I’m glad for her. She spends all of her time helping improve other people’s lives I guess its time for her to improve her own. SO bitter sweet.Wishing her the best of luck!

okay…now im done! xoxo-Allison

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Putting My Game Face On

Wow..sorry its been so long since my last post. I am determined to make my way onto this site more often and keep all my bloggers updated!

Well in the past two weeks I am proud to say that I have lost another 6.5 pounds 🙂 Yes..for those of you crunching the numbers that is 20.5 pounds this month. I am doing the happy dance over here 🙂

” I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF” I can actually say that now and genuinely mean it. For me this weight loss hasn’t been about eating right or working out. That’s not too difficult. To me it has been harder mentally and emotionally. I am really trying to dig deep and figure out were my problem lies. What caused me to get this size? Why is it so hard for me to make changes? The questions run through my mind constantly. I have yet to figure out exactly why this is such a HUGE battle for me.

Last night, I was doing body combat (an INTENSE class from Les Mills) The workout is hard and being the ONLY one who is well overweight was super intimidating. I knew that everyone in the class probably expected that I would not be able to complete the full hour workout.That seemed like nothing new to me though.In the past I had always told myself that it was okay to quit because people probably expect I would anyways.Instead of proving them wrong, I would always satisfy their assumptions. I told myself that people expected my size to slow me down or make me give up.I made excuses for myself that disabled me from success. This all came to me as I was about to DIE in the middle of class.As I was about to give up I kept telling myself over and over again “this time there is no excuses” “give 60 minutes in exchange for the rest of your life” “You can do this” I looked up and the back of the ladies shirt in front of me read “NEVER GIVE UP” I felt my adrenaline level shoot up and I was ready to take on the world! I made it through the ENTIRE class and felt so fulfilled when it was over.

I learned a lot about myself last night all. I know that there is no reason for me to quit. There is no excuses.This is MY life and Im going to make the most of it. I am going to prove to everyone out there that I CAN and WILL do this. BRING IT ON!

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“Hasta la vista baby” ( in my best Schwarzenegger accent of course).

So this weekend was a pretty good one I spent Friday night with my boyfriend celebrating our anniversary. (I can not believe its been seven years,ahhh. time flies) Of course, with every date comes dinner. Dinner plans seemed to be alot more enjoyable before I had to count every calorie I put into this mouth of mine. I decided to give myself an anniversary gift (nothing wrong with that,right?) .I told myself I’d ditch the rules for one night, really enjoy myself and eat what I wanted so I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself. I am proud to say that even after I had made the decision to throw the rules out the window, I still ended up with a grilled spinach salad. Haha. Seems like although my mind wanted those yummy but TERRIBLE foods my conscience wouldn’t allow it. I refused to order anything with the words fried,sauteed, or creamy in the description. None of those words can lead to any good. Seems like my will power is alot stronger than I thought. 

Saturday, my family had gathered together to have a benefit for my cousin Leah who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. The event was nothing short of amazing and helped raise over 3000 dollars to go towards helping Leah.I an so blessed to have such a wonderful family.There was a bake sale to help raise money and I admit to sneaking half of a peanut butter brownie.(hey, it was for a good cause) Chocolate is my guilty pleasure. But I did manage to fight off the tempting carrot and cheese cakes that surrounded the entire room. Yay me!

So, yesterday was the exciting weigh-in day. I was thrilled to see what my results would be and if my hard work had paid off. Seriously, I had been at the gym everyday last week and every muscle in my body was still screaming! I knew I should see some type of loss. I am delighted to say that I have lost an additional 4 pounds. That’s 14 pounds in two weeks. (may not be biggest loser numbers but hey, I feel gooooodd )  I was thrilled to say Hasta La Vista to those 14 pounds and I am so excited to weigh in again this coming Sunday. Wish me luckkk

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changess

Welcome to my blog . I hope you guys are as excited to read about my story as I am to share it. It is gunna be quite a journey and with 130+ pounds to lose I am going to need every ounce of support I can squeeze out of you!

 About a week ago, I relit the ”weightloss fire” and started making numerous changes in my life…both physically and mentally. I have been going to the gym everyday and eating my recommended amount of calories. Well I am proud to say that after a week of these changes I am already seeing a difference 🙂 I have lost 10 pound this week and could not be more excited. I have been working my butt off (literally) and for once I can say I am 100% proud of myself.  

I know that these changes are not going to be easy but I better get use to it. This isn’t a “use it and loose it” diet. This is a life long change and journey. One that I am thrilled to share with all of you! My hopes for this blog is that people dealing with similar weight loss issues can see that anything is possible if you set your mind and heart to it. We are in this together.Use this blog as a place to vent, a place to find support and a place to give encouragement. Always feel free to contact me. I am here for you

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