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Monday, June 17, 2013

This grape freaked me out! The picture doesn't do it any justice but this thing was so creepy, it brought a tingle down my spine.

The underbelly was worse. It wasn't like it was a siamese grape. When you looked at it closely, it looked like several disfigured grapes got fused together. I told Derrell to eat it and he took off running! The good news is that we finally had the chance and the finances to do some deep grocery shopping. Our primary focus was lean meats and produce. We used to buy the large plastic containers of Spring Mix so that we could make salads at any time. I don't know why we got away from that but yesterday we bought some. We also got a fresh pineapple, bananas, plums, apples and the infamous grapes. All in all, we made good choices at the grocery store (no sweets!) and got a cart full of goodies. The house is stocked and I am hoping my bad eating will be curbed.

SInce my trip in Denver last week, I have been eating whatever I want. This includes two doughnuts, 3 mini sugar cookies with frosting, and a big hunk of fruit pizza at our work potluck yesterday. And I didn't even workout! I am pretty sure I am up at least 2 pounds this week. Today I have resurrected Good Nikki. I pulled out my digital scale this morning (which I haven't used in months) and weighed my cereal and my milk and I wrote it down in the food journal. I measured my snacks for today though I have not begun snacking yet. I pulled out my quart water jug rather than my little water bottle and I began chugging my water. My goal is to drink close to a gallon of water today but now that I know 4 Qts = 1 gal., I am skeptical. Maybe today I drink a half gallon. That is equal to 8 servings of water. So maybe I shoot for a 2.5 quarts. I would prefer to get 10-12 servings of water a day.

I am so glad that I can check myself so easily now. I pick up on slip-ups quickly. I have noticed that since I begun doing less gym work and more jogging and running, that I look flabbier! Not really flabby butmy upper body looks softer (though my tummy is coming down) but my legs look AWESOME SAUCE! I am going to have to get in the gym and do some upperbody work or at least start using my resistance band and kettle bell at home because at the wedding, no one will see my legs!

My best friend was in town this weekend visiting from Atlanta. We met up with her mom and our two other friends at her aunt's restaurant. It was SUPER hot that afternoon. I put on one of my old "Skinny" dresses and a cardigan. Sometimes I forget how tall I am because I was showing A LOT of leg. Her aunt, who is 71, even scolded me about showing off my body! That has definitely never happened before IN MY LIFE! She said, "We can all tell that you are a beautiful girl with a great body but you don't want to give it all away!" I explained to her that this is not my regular style of dress, that i am typically pretty conservative and that I sometimes forget how tall I am. I think she thought I was a floosy! Here is a pic of the dress (minus the cardigan). As you can see, I will not be wearing this again in public!

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    You look phenomenal. I won't tell you to wear something you're not comfortable in, but you look spectacular in that dress!
    1728 days ago
    You look fantastic, Nichole! Great dress and amazing legs. The grapes on the other hand, creepy!!!
    1731 days ago
    I'm pretty conservative, but I really don't think that dress is immodest or anything. Obviously there is a time and a place for everything...maybe it would be a good dress for a date night.
    1731 days ago
    Looks good, though! Congrats!!
    1731 days ago
    You look stunning!!!
    The color looks great on you and you have amazing legs! You'd better show them, girl!
    1732 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Great photo. Great city that Denver.
    1733 days ago
    I'm certainly jealous of those long legs. I think you worked really hard on so many changes that you should be able to show those legs off. But I think Derrell will soon want you too
    share that dress for his eyes only. Girl you are definitely hot. emoticon
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    1734 days ago
    Way to keep yourself in check! you definitely have made such an awesome lifestyle transformation and it shows!!

    Your legs do look amaze-balls! ;) You look great, Nikki! BE PROUD!

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    1734 days ago
    As a woman who is pretty proud of her "new" legs I say flaunt them. You look AMAZING!
    1735 days ago
    You look darling!
    1736 days ago
    If I had those killer legs I'd be wearing that dress all the time! You look amazing. If you are not comfortable showing that much skin then I respect that, but you look flippin stunning and I don't think you are "giving it all away" in that dress, just rocking what you worked so hard for. :)

    Great job on catching the slip ups faster, I think that is what this journey is all about. Realizing when we need to reel it in and get back to weighing and tracking. We all deserve a little freedom, but when the freedom gets to be too much it's good to reel it in. :) emoticon
    1736 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    I agree about wearing the dress with flats...and as long as you aren't bending over left and right, then it should be fine...but it's all about what makes YOU comfortable...good job with the grocery store!!!
    1736 days ago
    I say keep the dress but wear with flats to curb the short length of the dress and your long legs! I love the color and cut of the dress! You look emoticon
    1736 days ago
    You look amazing in that dress, love that you were scolded for showing off your body. Too Cute!
    1736 days ago
    I think you should wear the dress again, there is nothing wrong with it. You look good. Everyone will have an opinion, what matters it how you felt in the dress.
    1736 days ago
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    1736 days ago
  • KNH771
    That color looks great on you! And kudos on the grocery trip... It's always easier to eat well when you're home.
    1736 days ago
    Gorgeous!!! Flaunt that body girl! You've worked hard for it!:)

    That's great you can pick yourself up from slip ups more easily now. That is my challenge. I want to be able to have one bad day then get back at it the next day, instead of repeatedly saying "f it. I already ate garbage yesterday." And then waiting a whole week or whatever to start over. It's really hard to break a mindset that's been there forever though.
    1736 days ago
    You are looking FABULOUS!!!
    1736 days ago
  • NKING1982
    I think it looks gorgeous!
    1736 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I think the dress is cute, but to a 71 year know how conservative they are! Anyhoo, have a great day & you're looking great! emoticon
    1736 days ago
    Ooh, the older generation and their ways! I think the dress looks fabulous and not "floozy" at all. emoticon
    1736 days ago
    Super cute outfit! I do have to giggle about the floozy comment. Definitely a lot of leg showing!

    Good job on catching yourself, and buying all of those healthy goodies. It is SUCH a relief when one can go and do a solid grocery trip. It's a lot harder to make excuses to go out to get take-out when you know full well you have the healthy stuff at home, already paid for, just waiting for you.
    1736 days ago
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