Name is Alicia.

I’m 21 years old and 167.8 lbs, and this is my story.

I’ve always been the overweight girl. Ever since 3rd grade. When it came time to wear juniors clothing I never wore smaller then a 9.

My parents split up when I was 12 and this may have been one of the biggest reasons that I am overweight. I’m not saying this was the sole factor of my weight gain, but I am an emotional eater, and a divorce makes you eat your feelings.

I’ve always been really active so I can’t say that a sedentary lifestyle was what made me gain the weight either. I have always played sports and I was certainly a tomboy growing up, always wanting to play outside.

No matter how I got here, I am here. I have accepted that I am overweight and that I need to do something about this. Im ready to lose the weight and have no intentions of finding it. Ever. Again.

I started this journey at 210 lbs at Christmas 2011. I decided that when I got home, I was going to get serious about my weight loss. Ever since then I have lost over 40 lbs and am on the journey of my life.

I live in Virginia, but am originally from Maine, and that state has my heart, to be honest. I cant wait for the moment I can move back.

I am married. My husband is in the military and currently deployed. My husband is my world, and I want to be able to spend a long and happy life with him.


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Carla September 24, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    You go girl! You are really inspiring me Alicia… thank you for letting me read your blog! Love you x

  2. dietdaredevil December 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    May I ask how tall you are? Our stories are actually very similar. I’m 23, but was overweight from age 12- 17ish. I lost about 35 pounds of fat my freshman year of college and that started my weight loss journedy. Since that time I have completed a degree in Human Performance and Recreation and I’m an ACSM Certified Health and Fitness Specialist. I currently direct a wellness program at a private gym helping people change their lives. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

    • losingwithcooper December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      I am 5’4″. And that actually sounds great. I will look at your blog a bit and get back to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Foodie Joanie May 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    Congratulations on your honesty and determination to lose weight! I’ve also had my challenges with weight control and now that I am pre-diabetic, it’s been a struggle to follow a healthy diet. Part of the reason I blog is to eat healthier but I also believe in the occasional indulgence. Thanks for following my blog!

    • losingwithcooper May 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

      I completely agree in the occasional indulgence. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very welcome, and I look forward to reading your future posts!

  4. mrsalexzan August 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! http://livingmadehealthy.com/2013/08/25/liebster-award/

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