NICOLEZOE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NICOLEZOE NICOLEZOE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Roller derby!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739748 Hello All, <BR> I apologize, I haven't really been on here for a while. I've been terribly busy with work, my kids, painting, volleyball and dealing with storm damage. A few weeks ago winds knocked a tree into our house causing lots of damage. It hit our brand new ac unit and brand new gutters. Thank goodness for insurance!! I would sit here and complain about it but in a weird twist it actually worked out well for me. After the man installed my ac unit he asked me to be his secretary at the ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:57:09 EST Gaining weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676674 Happy Easter to all my Spark Friends! <BR> I've decided to write a blog today to help me get out of my head. I seem to keep focusing on the numbers on the scale and less on how my clothes are fitting. I keep working out and eating better (but not amazing like I was) and still gaining weight. I normally wouldn't be upset with gain but I was at 164 and now I'm back to 170. I so desperately was trying to get down to the 150s but I keep gaining muscle (or so everyone tells me) and gaining weight.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:53:14 EST Insanity Blog with a little of this & a little of that.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654990 I've decided that you all are going to get pretty sick of hearing about my insanity adventure since this will be my main form of exercise for the next 8 weeks! So sorry about it in advance! Lol I've just always wanted to know if it really would work for me. I know exercise worked, but will I really get abs in 60 days? We shall see. In the end I plan to post before and after photos so stay tuned. <BR> <BR> Anyways I just hit my 2 week mark this weekend. I'm feeling pretty good about myself. ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:17:13 EST One year mark!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557101 Who would have thought time would fly so fast!? An entire year in the blink of an eye. <BR> Looking back at this year I've had lots of ups and downs, but I wouldn't have changed getting myself off of the couch and getting active for a second. Who would have thought I'd stay on a "diet" for more then a week, let alone 52! <BR> So as of right now I'm down 68 lbs and went from a women's size 18 pant to buying my very first ever size 8 skinny jean pant!! So woo hoo!! Never in a million years wou... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 21:18:58 EST Been a busy lady! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513780 So I must apologize for not being on here as much as I should. I have been so busy this month, it has been hard to get a minute for myself. <BR> <BR> Well I've been doing ok with working out. I try to stick to about 4 days a week. BUT.... I've been eating at work a lot lately. Bar food for lunch 3 days a week, since I'm a bartender. So when i do work out they are pretty intense. But I have been taking my daughters on walks about everyday as well as workouts. So I haven't been loosing weigh... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:12:45 EST 7 goals for the next 7 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466342 1. exercise daily <BR> 2. no greasy foods <BR> 3. find something to do everyday to get the family out of the house <BR> 4. track all exercise and food <BR> 5. drink more water <BR> 6. make 2 new recipes this week <BR> 7. find something I enjoyed about my day <BR> (Today was a late night giggle fest with my one year old! lol) <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a good week all! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:32:55 EST Back in it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452290 Hi guys, <BR> Haven't written in a while. Life has been crazy lately! With work and kids, I've had no time for SP, although I should get on here daily to keep myself in check. <BR> <BR> Ok well I have now passed my first big huge goal mark. I was trying to loose 65 before my daughter's first bday. That gave me 8 months and I did awesome. I lost 63 lbs in that 8 month span. So close but I'll get there. <BR> <BR> Ive changed my goals for my new goal date. Which is my year mark. I hope to lo... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:38:43 EST 3 weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413797 So it has been a week since I've gone full gear into my trying to loose 11 lbs in 1 month. This week I'm down around 2.5 lbs. <BR> This week has been hard. Not the whole exercise thing. I'm used to that by now, but the over eating while emotional thing. I will admit I've slipped up. I had pizza hut Friday night and left over pizza on Sat. Boy, did I feel terrible after eating it. I had some hard lemonade on the 4th with chips and marshmallows . I tried to not let what some ignorant person sa... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:28:15 EST One more month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408533 Hello All, <BR> So today my baby girl is 11 months! That means I have one more month until I hit my goal date! I am trying to lose 67 lbs before her first birthday. I'm pretty nervous because that means I have one month to lose 11 lbs. <BR> Now you might think that 67 lbs might just be baby weight I packed on from the pregnancy, well you'd be way wrong. I never looked what my weight was my entire pregnancy so I know in all actuality I've I've probably lost over 76 lbs since August. But sin... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:01:21 EST Better day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393705 Today turned out way better then the last few days as I was so frustrated with thinking that my daughters got lice from that bday party I just took them into the doctors to double check. Also to check my head as I can't see my own. Found out that we DON'T have it. Thank God! <BR> But I did talk to her about some issues I've been having and found out that I need to put more iron in my system. That could be why I've been having hair loss, bruising and dizzy. I was actually really paranoid, bu... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:12:09 EST stupid stupid day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391456 So I didn't get my workout in because I was busy running around cleaning today. <BR> Yesterday was my daughter's 6th birthday and we had her a pool party, then I let her cousin spend the night after I took them out to a movie. The whole time they were great, perfect day. I even bought them matching hats and they were doing this cute little secret hand shake which involved them flipping there hats around and rubbing their heads together. It was adorable. <BR> Then I dropped my niece off and ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 01:39:59 EST My art http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377025 Hi guys, <BR> So I just reuploaded a bunch of my paintings on my fineartamerica acct. If I'm not busting my butt working out or taking care of my little ones this is what I do. Feel free to check it out :) Enjoy! <BR> http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/nicol<BR>ezoe.html <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Nicki Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:57:02 EST Another day down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366175 Hi guys, <BR> So today was just a blah day. I forced myself to not workout because I've been running the past few weeks and haven't taken a break. I've been running about 3 miles each day and lately I've been real light headed and been bruising easily. Not to mention I've noticed I've been shedding a lot more. I have real thick hair so I'm the only one that notices, but I figure I better get my butt in to see a doctor tomorrow. Not looking forward to the blood tests that I'm assuming they'll ... Thu, 23 May 2013 22:56:43 EST WOOOWHOOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360944 I reached my -50 lb goal this morning! I am down from 232 to 182! <em>9</em> <BR> Still in shock looking at that number <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Time to wear my brand new -50 lb dress that I've been waiting for! Sun, 19 May 2013 10:12:30 EST Non-fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352641 Non-Fitness Challenge: Recap! How have you been doing? Have you met the goals you were wanting to accomplish? Were there things you didn’t reach? What would you change? Write a blog on how you did this challenge and what you want to accomplish in the future...how will you do it??! (Worth 100 pts) <BR> <BR> So I've been doing great these past 8 weeks. I think this challenge really kept me motivated and kept me on track. I'm down 13 lbs since St. Patties day. I wouldn't say I did exactly what ... Fri, 10 May 2013 23:17:51 EST hehe little funny end to my run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352345 So today I went on a run(leaving the kids at home with my husband) not knowing where I'd end up. Well I ended up running 2.14 miles without stopping and feeling great, then about .5 mi away from home I started getting huge cramps in my sides. Well since I live in town I figured I'd just go to my friend's house and stop by and grab her double jogging stroller since I have taken in another baby for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Well anyways, on my walk back home, this older gentleman gardening says ... Fri, 10 May 2013 16:15:31 EST Today marks 5 months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342727 Hello All! <BR> Today is my 5 month mark of making a huge change to my previous huge life and I couldn't be more thrilled! I have busted my butt trying to shed this weight and IT IS WORKING! Who would have thunk, diet and exercise were the key. I mean my parents always told me to eat less and get outside more but I always thought... psh, what do they know?? Well, hate to admit it, all this time they were right! All the shakes, pills & money wasted. Now the trick is to teach my daughters how ... Thu, 2 May 2013 01:48:00 EST Feeling very Sparky this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331230 So I haven't written a blog for a few weeks and I just want to tell everyone how much I love this site! I've been thinking about my journey the last few months and I've had lots of ups and down, but every time I think it might be the end all the positive people put me back on track. So thanks guys! <BR> <BR> Well this week has been great! This weekend I went out with my husband for my brother-in-law's birthday and everyone had positive comments about how much I've change. One person even sai... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:02:34 EST My favorite Spark Recipe- challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321377 So I decided to add my favorite Spark Recipe. I would do all of my recipes that I tried this week but the rest of them basically are me swapping out ground beef for ground turkey or adding apple sauce to banana bread & substituting that for eggs or oil. Anyways here is my favorite! I did it with walnuts because it is more handy, but I love this because you don't need a boat load of sugar! <BR> <BR> BAKED GRAPEFRUIT <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 15 <BR> Number of Ser... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:59:10 EST Diarrhea of the mouth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316013 I'm writing this blog about yesterday because for some reason I just can't shake it. So here's what happened... <BR> I wake up in the morning pumped about the amazing weather that I was going to enjoy, I had a great breakfast of homemade banana bread I had made the night before, I played with my daughters & then I got ready and left to go to a 1st Birthday party for my best friends twin girls. <BR> When I got to the party I was all smiles, I haven't seen these people for months and deep down... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:47:45 EST Last day is my second day back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311334 Last week I had posted my goals and I feel like I'm mostly meeting them. I just got my stitches taken out yesterday so I did my first hard exercise in ten days. I felt terrible with my side killing me the whole time but it just gave me so much energy for the rest of the day, it was so worth it! Although I was late 5 min for my appointment so I'm getting better with the being late thing but still not there yet... a goal to work on. <BR> <BR> I also deleted my facebook account. I don't know if... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:21:14 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304910 I am in a weight loss challenge and one of the things that they want us to do is make a blog about our goals for the next 6 weeks. So here we go: <BR> #1. Work out at least 5 days a week and do an activity outdoors (walking, bike riding, etc) the other days. <BR> #2. Not spend so much time online. <BR> #3. Cook and eat healthy meals <BR> #4. Be on time (I'm always late even when I leave 5 min early) <BR> #5. Ignore and stay away from the drama queens around me. It just gets me down. <BR> #6. ... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:29:11 EST Obsessed, me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302727 Hello Spark Friends, <BR> So, I haven't been able to workout this week due to me having to get stitches in my back. That means I am out until the second from my hard workouts. For now I'll just be taking walks. I walked up to the library today and checked out the biggest loser cookbooks and a couple more weight loss books. Figure if I have to take a break, I'll have to stay in wt. loss mindset. Hope it works! <BR> <BR> Haven't gone an entire week w/out exercise since I started 4 months ago.... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:55:42 EST