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/ 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