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had a honeymoon, met a Spark Friend and joined Weight Watchers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

So much has happened over the past two weeks. Of course with a wedding comes a honeymoon. Derrell and I went on a cruise emoticon. The cruise was okay. I think the best thing was just being alone together. One of my Spark Friends, CARAFAE37, actually got married the day before us and was going to be on the same cruise ship. She and I made plans to meet. It was great meeting her and her husband, Ethan. We actually had to pull our husband away from each other; they wouldn't stop talking! Here is a pic we snapped the last evening on the ship:

After the honeymoon it was back to reality. Part of that reality was changing my Ticker. Over the past couple of months, in addition of the honeymoon, I managed to gain 7 pounds. While I am not proud of that, I am not distraught over it either especially since I thought I was back in the 230's. To ensure I get back in the game, I joined Weight Watchers (the meetings). I love the support I get from Spark but I also need physical, face-to-face support. I used to get that from my sister in the past but she slowly dropped out of the picture. Plus, I think weighing in regularly will help; I have scale fear and that is how the weight creeps up. Thus far I have stayed on the plan. I did have a Jones Bro. cupcake but I also had a huge NSV. Like clockwork, I bought Derrell two cupcakes and myself two cupcakes. Each cupcake is 11 points. I ate one cupcake (I took off about half of the icing) and saved the other. The next day I thought about the Point Value of those cupcakes and whether it was worth it. I decided it wasn't so I gave it to my husband. I have also managed to eat five servings of freggies everyday and that is HUGE for me. Zucchini and yellow squash are my new favorites. I am tempted to try eggplant.

My physical activity has not been the best. In a few minutes I am leaving for my first Zumba class in about a month. I hope I survive! My goal next week is to weigh-in at 219. That is just under 3 lbs. I don't expect to maintain those types of losses, I am just eager to get back in the teens and out of the 220's.

Another NSV I have had recently: I bought my first clothing item out of the Juniors section since I was TEN YEARS OLD!!!

Well I have to get going to Zumba. Love you guys!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARLEY020 10/4/2013 11:56PM

    Sometimes, a choice or a NSV are more rewarding than a number on the scale! Congrats!

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REEBADABEEBOOS 9/25/2013 10:25PM

    220s??? You must be tall! You look great. Congrats on your marriage. I wish you tons of happiness!

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GOSPARK45 9/24/2013 2:47PM

    You look great! Glad you're getting back on track. Seems everyone got off track at the end of this summer. Fall is a great time to get back into the groove. I too need to reset my tracker and get going again. Hope WW works out for you. Also you'll have more time now.
Hope you kicked it at Zumba!

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KPETSCHE 9/21/2013 9:49PM

    First off - emoticon
It's okay to use whatever means are necessary to get the results. Great NSV with the clothes! You are looking really, really nice Nikki - don't forget that. I hope you survived the Zumba class!

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READY4CHANGE81 9/21/2013 7:02PM

    You look fabulous as always and I know you will get back to business as usual! I've been really contemplating joining weight watchers too... :) I definitely could use the support! ...and weekly weigh-ins...

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REDVELVET21 9/21/2013 5:28PM

    You can do it!!! So happy for you!!!

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SARAL72 9/21/2013 2:40PM

    Those past weeks have been really busy for you! I'm glad you had a nice trip, and joining WW will be great to get more support. Loosing weight is hard, we do need support.... 7 pounds is almost nothing, don't worry, and a break from the usual diet can sometimes be good, and bring you more energy when you come back to the game....have fun at Zumba! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/21/2013 5:55AM

    have fun at the zumba and i am green with envy that you met a spark friend in person,lol. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLE180 9/20/2013 10:31PM

    Looking FAB as always. How cool that you got to meet up with a fellow Sparker. I'm so glad that you're back, I soooo miss your blogs. Alright now honeymoon's over, it's time to kick it in gear! lol.

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/20/2013 3:49PM

    Look at you! You sounding like a married lady already "gave the cupcake to my husband" J/K Great job joining WW and Yay!! for your shopping out of the JR's dept. Have an awesome weekend! emoticon

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EVA-VS 9/20/2013 3:27PM

  You look so good!

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LADYGSC 9/20/2013 1:29PM

    emoticon You look great!

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SUSIEMT 9/20/2013 12:45PM

    I am so happy for you Nikki! Glad you were able to connect with a spark friend on the cruise!
We are really enjoying acorn squash right now! Yummy! Later this year we will get more eggplant. You know I can never detect a flavor from the eggplant however I enjoy making eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash casserole! I got the recipe off of spark of course! Often times we will use the eggplant as a filler for our other casseroles. It's all good!
I know you will do very well at your zumba and staying on plan! It just takes time and that is something we have a lot of. Especially since this is a healthy lifestyle change. Forever!

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LILSHINE 9/20/2013 9:34AM

    Great job on the cupcakes. I started WW online last week, which is how I probably loss that 1.2#s. Love the photo, I'm sure you'll reach your goal as well.

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ALICIALYNNE 9/20/2013 8:08AM

    Glad you enjoyed your honeymoon! How cool that you got to meet a fellow Sparker. I've been here for five years and still haven't met anyone.

Congrats on the NSVs!

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/20/2013 5:49AM

    You look great! Congrats on starting your new lives together!

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SUGAR0814 9/19/2013 10:58PM

    You look amazing! emoticon emoticon

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BLKLILY 9/19/2013 9:41PM

    Looking good, looking good emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 9/19/2013 9:39PM

    emoticon when you get to meet a fellow Sparker, in person....glad that you are still focusing on your health with all that you have going on...that is wonderful!

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GEORGE815 9/19/2013 7:40PM

    Good luck with zumba!

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MRS.CARLY 9/19/2013 7:20PM

    I joined up with weight watchers on Monday, myself! I haven't gone to a meeting yet, just started doing it online and will probably make my first meeting on Saturday.

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