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My name is KT ... I'm more than a number.

My name is KT. I've battled weight and food issues for the majority of life. In realty, I waged a battle against myself even before knew who I was. As a young child I looked to fill a hole deep in my heart and soul. As an adult my battle became a war and I generally lost that war against food. I was addicted. I lost the war and topped out at 325 pounds.

I took control of my life and health in 2002. I began to live healthier - mind, body and soul. I sought out a therapist ...
My name is KT. I've battled weight and food issues for the majority of life. In realty, I waged a battle against myself even before knew who I was. As a young child I looked to fill a hole deep in my heart and soul. As an adult my battle became a war and I generally lost that war against food. I was addicted. I lost the war and topped out at 325 pounds.

I took control of my life and health in 2002. I began to live healthier - mind, body and soul. I sought out a therapist that help me understand me. By 2007 I was 100 lbs. lighter. I should have been happy and filled with energy - I was not. I felt weighted down, angry, depressed. I was raging again but this time it was against the world. Even with countless hours in the gym and eating well my weight was creeping back. When I’d gain back 15 pounds and in tears daily from fatigue I was at my wits end. Sometimes in life you just have to ask for help and if one person doesn’t listen move on to the next ... someone will hear you! I did just that and I found Doc. Three years later I am, once again, on top. Countless tests revealed that I was in stage four of adrenal failure and my metabolism was badly damaged. In short, my body was tired of fighting and it was crying out for help. Instead of quitting or waging another war I stopped and listened. Now in 2011 I am again losing weight and continue treatment with Doc.

Who am I? I am ... A woman. A wife. A manager of time. A lover. A friend. I am not a number on a scale or a number on the tag of my clothing. I am ME in all my glory!

Life does not being when we achieve “skinny.” Life beings when we start living it. I live everyday. I live out loud. I have embraced life and all my curves.

I'm a work in progress and I'm fabulous!




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Member Since: 5/9/2009

My Goals:
I've walked away from ALL diets. I'm learning to embrace foods so nothing is off limits. Moderation is Key - Not Diets.



My Program:
Eat healthy.
Think healthy.
Eat enough calories to sustain my lifestyle.
Walk
Weight lifting.


Personal Information:
I'm a Midwest girl who moved to the big city & then married an island boy. I'll always be a lil' bit country, I'll always crave the city - yet, in the end I'll plant my feet in the sand & watch the sea roll by.

I'm not a spectator in life ... I'm the one you're watching.

Go BIG or Go HOME!


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I want to be the hero of my own story!
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If it's here and it's naughty, I will eat it.
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Welcome to Today ... Another Day, Another Chance - Feel Free to Change!
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Make your self esteem golden, make your personality as rare as a diamond and keep your heart as strong as bronze.

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ENDUROVET
6/27/2014 12:08:01 PM

Thinking of you, my Friend, & hoping your summer is going well...
I need to work-up my "4 yrs Sparkiversary" post, but not surprisingly haven't found the time! My boy is now 3" taller than me, but 170 lbs of pure muscle & youthful energy... He practices his deadlifts on ME over my protests!
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MANLEYSANDY
6/27/2014 11:52:11 AM

Hey you! Thanks for the comment on my blog! It is funny how that scale and number can have so much signifigance. I am still working through all that brain weight that holds me back, but things are progressing. Been thinking about you....hope all is well!!!



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PJH2028
6/20/2014 11:10:02 AM

Hey KT. Thinking today about who who who is still here that has great spark and a shining heart. You came to mind. so many of the folks i used to correspond with here are not around… and…well… i've been drifting and am committed to remembering to remember how useful and supportive coming daily can be has been and can be. Needing each other is a good thing…right? Helping others always helps me. And … i need to help my self. So… I don't 'get' the new revised pages here…. and I kind of wish they had left the site as it was…. I miss the familiar - but that is often my cry. FOOD is familiar, too. And I DON"T want to reach for it except in the "Normal Eater" way you recently blogged about. Have been there, can be there again.

Sending you Hoorays and Light.
Hope much is going well for you --
I know you too have had a lot of changes this past year.

Thanks for listening.
Here.

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5/1/2014 8:19:39 AM

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MANLEYSANDY
1/29/2014 1:11:10 PM

Just wanted to say hi and see how things are going??? Hope this year brings you all the happiness you deserve! I am here if you need me!!



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