NIKKICOLE83   19,410
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***Update - April 16th, 2014***
Life is crazy and so is weight loss! It is one of those things that if not closely monitored can become weight gain, and THAT is where I am at. I weigh in at a hefty 233.2 lbs today, 18 lbs above my lowest weight of 215 lbs. Why did I gain weight? I was tired of focusing on it, I am enjoying being a newlywed, I started eating treats and fast food and kept doing it, and I didn't work out as often. With that being said I am not disgusted. I am glad that ...
***Update - April 16th, 2014***
Life is crazy and so is weight loss! It is one of those things that if not closely monitored can become weight gain, and THAT is where I am at. I weigh in at a hefty 233.2 lbs today, 18 lbs above my lowest weight of 215 lbs. Why did I gain weight? I was tired of focusing on it, I am enjoying being a newlywed, I started eating treats and fast food and kept doing it, and I didn't work out as often. With that being said I am not disgusted. I am glad that I have the mindset to check it before it gets out of hand. And now I have a new goal: to get pregnant! My hubby and I have decided that when I release this 18 pounds of weight gain, that we will try for babies! So I am refocusing my efforts to regain my health and my fabulous jaw line by eating well and exercising more.

***Update - October 7th, 2013***

I am Mrs. Brown now!!!! YAAAYYY! I had every intention of being 200 lbs at this point in my journey. I have actually gained 7 lbs from my lowest weight of 215. I am disappointed but not discouraged. I am enjoying being a wife and I am regaining control of this wacky weight-loss train by joining Weight Watchers.

***UPDATE - May 24, 2013****

Well it has been one year and I have come a mighty long way! A year ago my initial goal was to get to 200 lbs by this date. Instead I chose to live a healthy AND happy life, focused on living while dieting and exercising. I managed to lose 56 lbs and for that I am very proud! There were times when I was discouraged with my progress, but I never quit. Every other attempt in my life, I quit at when it got too hard. This time I stuck it out and tried something else rather than quitting all together. I have had amazing support and I am looking forward to marrying the love of my life in a little over 3 months. At 216 lbs, I am hoping to step on the scale on my wedding day much closer to Onederland!

***UPDATE - Feb 16, 2013***
I have been at this weight loss journey for 9 months and have lost more weight than I ever had before. These 54 pounds feel like a 100 to me. It has freed me from so many health issues, given me more confidence and also made me EXTREMELY tired! I am trying to keep the momentum but with working a second job and preparing for my upcoming wedding, I am exhausted. I originally had a goal of 180 lbs (92 lbs loss) but at 218 I am comfortable with losing 20-25 more pounds and moving into maintenance. I hope to be at that maintenance point by my birthday of July 4th. Wish me luck!

**UPDATE - Oct 21, 2012***
It has been exactly five months since I got my spark back and jumped back on the weight loss rollercoaster. In these five months I have went from a 22W to a 14W and have lost 38 pounds. I have ran a race every month since July and I can now run 4 miles without stopping. I have finished my longest race, a 5-miler in 1:05:38. I am proud of that. Currently I am experiencing a three week plateau of no weight loss. I am disappointed but I am encouraged knowing that I still feel the spark inside. I am going to re-evaluate my current plan, switch up my routine and get tighter on my nutrition.

May 21, 2012
This is my second go around with Sparkpeople. The first time around I lost almost 50 pounds and gained a ton of confidence. Unfortunately I got comfortable and some issues from my past pushed me back to a place I didn't want to be. Food tagged along. I have worked through most of those issues and want to gain my confidence back for the second and hopefully last time. I turned 29 years old July 4th, 2012 and I intend to go into my 30's fit, fun, flirty, and fabulous!

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Member Since: 9/28/2010

SparkPoints: 19,410

Fitness Minutes: 44,277

My Goals:
-To be a fit and fabulous bride at my wedding Sept 7, 2013. I WILL wear a size 12 wedding dressing!***Update: had to buy a size 16 dress but looked perfect
-To wear a size 10/12 ***Update: I Just want to be a solid 14 misses
-To not be "the big one" in my pictures. -Done 11/12
-To be happy with what I see in the mirror every time
-To be able to wear a swimsuit that doesn't look like a tennis dress. **Done Feb 2013***
-To be able to naked and confident.


My Program:
-4 to 5 days a week of 60-90 minute workouts minimum
-60 minutes cardio followed by 15-30 minutes strength training
-2000 - 2200 calories a day
-High protein
-80 ounces of water daily (getting closer to 100 oz most days)

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Omaha, NE. Mother to an angel, Alicia Jean Coleman. Loved by many.

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ALICIALYNNE
1/22/2015 9:17:40 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Have a good weekend!



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SWEETZMIX
1/21/2015 10:34:25 PM

Thanks so much for the blog love and yes, your spark friends do come and go. I've been on spark on and off since 2008. April will be my 7 year spark anniversary. So my sparky friends have come and gone, but I guess I have done that to a few friends too. But the great thing about spark, you always find even more great people to keep in touch with. With me now I wonder how much time do I really have to spend socializing. I am supposed to be packing my lunch, the little one's bag, & taking a shower....Oh yeah and sleeping, especially since I was 30 minutes late for work today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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LUVGOODMUZIK
1/20/2015 2:20:18 PM

Gurl.. I managed to make it through that one "meatless" day and couldn't wait to eat a piece of sausage this morning. Lol! You are right though.. it's the processed foods and added sugar that keep the weight on, meat can be your friend. emoticon



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SUMMER2203
1/20/2015 11:48:36 AM

thank you for that success story!!! :) i am glad that it worked for your friend!!! i am feeling great, too, and feel like i have a different relationship with food than i ever have! i am really hoping to stick with this for the most part...forever!



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REDVELVET21
1/8/2015 11:41:20 PM

Hey they won't let us be fit buddies with our steppers but it's okay, I have you as a SPARK buddy



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