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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: 18,842

Fitness Minutes: 43,438

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)

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

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REDVELVET21
12/23/2014 8:14:28 AM

Hey Nikki!!! emoticon So glad to see you, you look AWESOME !!! emoticon Thanks for showing love, looking forward to 2015!!! I like your idea of the 5k kick off!!!



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JILLYBEAN25
12/23/2014 2:14:46 AM

Thank you for swinging by the ol' blog and commenting. We are definitely on the same page with the holidays. "Christmas is about being Christ-like": NAILED IT! What a wonderful blessing to be able to help a homeless stranger have an actual holiday! I've never heard of a program like that before, it makes me wonder if there is something like that here... I'll have to look into it. I hope you enjoy your Christmas with your family!
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STEPH-KNEE
12/22/2014 10:49:18 PM

1st I was excited to see a comment from you, but I was distracted by your stunning profile pic and had to come right to your page. Then I see there is a blog from you and it just gets better from here. I am going to check that out in a minute.

Thank you so much for sharing on my blog abou twhat motivated you in the beginning.. it seemed so many of us were motivated to change the negatives that were associated with being so overweight. I love that you are looking for a FEELING and not a number on the scale. People think it's funny that I want to hit my goal weight but I don't know what that is LOL. I will know it when I FEEL it. The day will come and I will say this is it. Would I like to fit in a certain size pants? Sure, but do I care that much? No, I just want to feel good, I want to feel healthy and I want ot feel strong. I am definitely not strong, especially my arms, so that is a goal for me to work towards. :)



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PRETTYPITHY
12/22/2014 5:40:33 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog! You're so right about writing down the specific acts leading to success -- I'm going to do that!



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PRETTYPITHY
12/22/2014 12:59:55 PM

How are things going? I hope you're having a healthy and happy holiday season!!



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