"I came up with the idea of doing this when I realized that I, like so many others, had made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, made an attempt, and then failed again. For the first few weeks, I did attempt to eat right and exercise more, but also, like others, it fell by the wayside like so many other New Year's resolutions do.
"What has also inspired me were the reports that obesity was at epidemic proportions, especially among kids. The onset of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, was certain.
"I feel it is time to get back to that resolution that I had made so many times and broken, and I want to help others do the same. I know breaking bad habits and keeping with the exercise routine will not be easy for 12 weeks, but I want and need to do it...for myself, especially the kids, who are close to my heart."