NIKKICOLE83's SparkPeople Blog NIKKICOLE83's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Fitness Sistas update and the 30 Day Water Challenge Thank you to all of you gorgeous Sparklers for the support on my last blog. We are two weeks into the health and wellness group (Fitness Sistas!) and we are KILLING it! I bought a new scale, one that measures body fat, body hydration, muscle mass, bone density, and BMR. It is really nice and seems to be pretty accurate. On day 1 of our group meeting we learned that we were all over 50% body fat, low on muscle, and dehydrated. These were all things we suspected but we actually had the pro... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 18:02:34 EST Fitness Sistas! At just ten pounds shy of my highest all-time weight, I have begun my own weight loss, nutrition education, and fitness group. Well, I didn't really start it; it was started FOR me. Back in October I received a random Facebook invite to join a weight loss challenge from a woman I had never met. My first thought: she can tell I am fat? Second thought: I AM fat! LOL. I responded and ended up showing up to her informational meeting. Myself and two other women showed up. The "Health Coac... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:03:04 EST Kickboxing my way to a better body Hey Sparklers! Yet again, I sneak in through the backdoor of Spark to update you on the madness I call my life, and then I slip away like a thief in the night. Now that this mommy thing has become second nature again, I hope to stay a while. My son, Desmond (Dez) has Bronchial Pulmonary Disease and so there are a lot of doctor's appointments and plenty of restriction to prevent him from getting sick, but overall, life is AMAZING with him in it. I mean, how can you not fall in love with th... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:47:48 EST Post-baby body I've got 30 pounds to lose and unfortunately, I can't blame most of those pounds on being pregnant. Over the past year and a half I have let my weight creep up from my lowest of 215. I lived comfortably at 225 for a while and I was okay with that. Actually, at the time I was frustrated with that number. I wish I could rewind the clock! By the time I found out I was pregnant, I was 245 lbs. After having Dez I sat at 256. That number is much too close to the 272 that made me begin my weig... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:33:11 EST Back at it after baby **TONS OF PICS*** Hey Sparklers!!! It's been awhile! The last time we spoke (February) I had announced my pregnancy and then went into hiding like the CIA was after me. To be honest, it wasn't you, it was me. With this being my fifth attempt at producing a little human, I put all my focus into my future bambino. <BR> <BR> But I'm going to keep it real: my pregnancy was HARD. Not the "I can't stop vomiting and my shoes don't fit" kind of hard. It was the "Oh $%#@ I'm never doing this again!" kind of har... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:22:57 EST This is going to make BLC27 hard to do First off, let me say that I am PROUD Honey Badger and am so glad that I have been surrounded by this team of supportive women. We have just begun Week 4 of the BLC and the past couple of weeks have been pretty difficult for me. I was struggling with getting the right nutrients and eating processed foods. I began juicing to add nutrients and just when that was working for me, I began to feel exhausted and queasy. <BR> <BR> Week 2 of BLC I actually had a 2lb gain. I chalked it up to a bad... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:14:50 EST I gained two pounds AND I got in 5 servings of freggies Today was BLC27 weigh-in and as expected I gained weight. I did not have a committed weekend, I did not get in my freggies, and I lacked in lean protein. They say 80% of the work is done in the kitchen, and my kitchen was more like a bar & grill this weekend. It didn't help that Shark Week (shoutout PINKSAINT) started last night. The good news is that I began my morning by making a DELICIOUS juice. It contained kale, blueberries, cucumber, a pear and an apple. UMM UMM GOOD! I even had a... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:26:12 EST My weakness: processed foods Yesterday I realized just how bad my nutrition was when I tried to remember the last time I ate a vegetable and FOUR days had passed! FOUR DAYS??!!! In that same time frame, I had only consumed 3 servings of fruit. 90% of everything else I ate was processed. Processed oatmeal, processed microwaveable popcorn, processed Apple Cinnamon cheerios, processed peanut butter & Jelly on processed bread. No matter how much I work out, I will never be HEALTHY until I can address this issue. <BR> <... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:31:16 EST . . .then my thighs began to quiver This may sound like the intro to a romance novel, and while my evening was torture, it wasn't 50 Shades of Grey. I was getting my butt spanked in the gym by a cute blonde named Kellie, and there was nothing sexy about it! Holy Lord, my thighs are still experiencing random spasms from my workout! <BR> <BR> First things first, I lost 0.8 lbs for the first week of BLC 27. I was going to say that I "only" lost but I am trying to appreciate every once that leaves this body. Plus, I managed to... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:38:05 EST Obsessing over a donut stick Have you ever had a craving for something so bad that your only mission in life becomes getting that thing? That was me last night. I was off of work yesterday and did a really good job most of the day with eating good foods. It was the first day in a long time that I had 5 servings of freggies <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <em>550</em> . I also had 100 minutes of activity yesterday. I went on a beautiful walk with a lot of hills and then I WALKED to ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:19:33 EST HEY BOO!! This past week has sucked a bit - I have had an upper respiratory infection that has me coughing like a seal, especially at night. It is viral so there was nothing I could really do but suffer through it. At one point I ended up in the ER and they were able to give me some meds and fluids through the IV, which really helped me breath better and take some of the inflammation out of my throat. The good news is that I am feeling better! <BR> <BR> As some of you know, I have signed up for my ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:08:26 EST BLC27 Day 1: An update on my hubby and my first personal training session BLC 27 IS HERE!!!! LET"S GOOOOO!!! I am super excited to start my first BLC Challenge. I also really need to thank my Sparklers for supporting me with my DH recent health issues. You are more than deserving of an update so here it goes: <BR> <BR> After the ER visit, Derrell was pretty shaken up. I think he felt horribly guilty for scaring his family but I also felt like he had a sense of relief that his family finally knew of his struggles. I think keeping it bottled up was a burden on ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:43:21 EST HELP NEEDED: Does he have an eating disorder? I am reaching out to my Spark family looking for some insight or help. Last night I had to take my husband to the ER to receive fluids. The whole experience took me from joking about him having "Manorexia" or body dysmorphic disorder to really considering that he needs additional help with his extreme exercising and food issues. Let me give you some background: <BR> <BR> According to my DH, when he was younger, he was chunky. He shared with me that he remembers being 12 and crying because... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 18:12:50 EST This process gets better when you finally stop giving a damn I wish someone had told me that 2 1/2 years ago. For the first two years of my journey, I was so concerned with how much weight the next person was losing, what diet someone else was eating. I was desperate and willing to do whatever it took to lose weight. I was also very envious of the next Sparker. I couldn't grasp how weight could seemingly melt off of one person and yet I was struggling just to drop a pound. When I was doing good at this thing, I would give advice as if I had all th... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:36:58 EST Dying can be fun . . .I guess I came to this conclusion at about 1 hour and 20 minutes into my new Zumba Class. I was having fun, sure. I was also experience complete muscle fatigue and the early signs of heart failure. My brother's girlfriend, Tameica, invited me to a free class that is held every Monday at the public library. In my mind, I assumed that because of the location, the workout would be light and fun and not really challenging. Well, it WAS fun. The women in the class were a lovely potpourri of cultures... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:57:23 EST How Can you feel FAT and SKINNY all in the same day??? I think I am crazy but maybe I am not the only one. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought you were HOT $@#! and moments later feel like the fattest version of yourself? As a big woman, I learned to work my angles. Tyra Banks would be proud of how I "find my light" in pics. Many times I will take a photo and think, "Girl, you ain't half bad!" and then I put on a pair of pants that snap my fluffy self right back to reality. As I reach for my Spanx, I wonder ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:01:47 EST Rating my VivoFit I know it has only been two days with my vivofit but I felt it necessary to share with anyone who may be thinking about getting one of these gadgets. I absolutely love this one. First of all, the display keeps me motivated. I can see at all times how many steps I've accumulated, how many calories I have burned,the time, the date, and my percentage to step goal. it also tracks my sleeping patterns. Did I mention that it is cheaper than the Fitbit? Still not sold? My vivofit never has to be cha... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:33:26 EST I got a VivoFit for Christmas and cake pics A VivoFit is basically a FitBit, it is just made by Garmin. It looks the exact same and does the exact same thing. I am uncertain yet of whether I can add FitBit users to my program; I am still learning. But I am super excited that i have it. I am such a competitive person that I am instantly walking more and moving more because I am watching the numbers on my band go up. Now that I know there is a leaders board, IT IS ON! <BR> <BR> Santa Derrell also got me Just Dance 2015 as a gift. ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:39:40 EST That annoying feeling when you lose a blog Have you ever been in the middle of writing a blog post, better yet, NEARLY FINISHED with writing a blog post and then it just disappears??? Maybe disappears is the wrong word. My internet just freezes in the middle, I get the message box that the internet has stopped working and that tabs will be restored and when it's restored, my blog is gone. Perhaps it was divine intervention. <BR> <BR> I am not going to re-write everything so here is an abridged version of my lost blog: <BR> <BR> 1. ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:19:01 EST Zumba just isn't the same anymore When did I become the stiff, old, off-beat lady in Zumba? I was always the 1 or 2 Black girls in class that rode the beat and shook it like a salt shaker with no problem. I was the rhythm and the blues. Last night I was more blues than rythym. Carrying around this extra weight in combination with just getting a little older, I looked a hot, lumpy mess. I was behind the beat most of the class and when I caught myself in the mirror swiveling my hips, I nearly choked when I realized I looke... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:49:51 EST ***What's Up with Nikki? Updates and PICS*** Hey gorgeous Sparklers! So much has happened recently with my health and family and I am happy to stop back in and catch up. <BR> <BR> Just as I was re-dedicating myself to my health and weight loss, I found out my husband and I were expecting! It was so exciting! We got pregnant sometime around our first year wedding anniversary. Early on we the doctor's had some concerns because my HcG levels were increasing, but they were not doubling every 24-36 hours as recommended. I wasn't nearly... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:01:20 EST starting to see changes!!! *** PROGRESS PICS *** It has been two weeks since I seen the infamous pictures taken of me that made me realize that I was quickly returning to my former, obese and unhappy self. The day that I got those pictures in my email was the day I reclaimed my health. These are the pics that broke my heart but also woke me up: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:43:00 EST my butt just might fall off My lovely lady lumps are sore!!! I am pretty sure my a$$ is trying to detach from my hamstrings. I have been working my bum off these past two weeks and now my cheeks feel like concrete. I would ask my hubby for a butt massage, but he is a man, and he reads "butt massage" as an invitation to get down. No, I need these bootay cramps rubbed out. <BR> <BR> Sunday I made up my own little master mix to get me warmed up before I did strength training. I did 5 sets of the series: 15 squats,... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:15:23 EST *** what keeps you on this path??? *** This is a fairly simple question and there are two ways you could answer it. One, is you could identify the "WHY" behind your health journey. For some it may be diabetes, for others it could be dreams of motherhood, and then there are those who want to be amazing athletes. We all have to have a "WHY" and I want to know what yours is. <BR> <BR> The second way to answer that question is what are those things you have learned along the way that help you maintain or kickstart a weightloss? ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:31:30 EST MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY??!!! Which of my friends rigged the vote??? What in the sam hell is going on? How did yo-yo dieting, back-sliding, Spanx-wearing, little (figuratively) old me get voted Motivator of the Day???? I thought you had to CRUSH IT consistently, and run half-marathons, and track your food to be one of those people. Turns out, you just have to be honest about the fact that you have been struggling desperately to get back to the SHERO that ran races twice a month, and who hungered for the most intense workout, and who had COLLAR BONES!! Who ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:48:32 EST ***i was hypnotized LITERALLY, became a yogi, and changed perspective*** So much has happened in the four months since I last blogged! Actually, there has been no major THING that pulled me out of the Spark stratosphere, my heart just wasn't in it. My heart actually wasn't in a lot of things. My life felt BLAH. Of course we all know that when life starts to feel that way, we tend to pacify our feelings with food. I did that, a little, I guess. I never had a binge in those 4 months, I wasn't sneaking cookies or cakes. Honestly, my food habits weren't as bad ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:41:12 EST I know its about the food!!!! I am stubborn. Not about everything, but the things I am passionate about, I would fight tooth and nail for. I am PASSIONATE about food. I am sure some of my fat may be due to deep-rooted psychological issues, but MOST of it is because FOOD IS <em>345</em> Everyone who has ever been on a diet has heard the addage that weight loss is 20% SWEAT and 80% NUTRITION. That sucks. Why can't I just eat my coffee cake and dance later???!!! <em>46</em> I am telling you, if weight loss was dete... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:24:53 EST Was it this hard last time? I don't remember it being this hard to lose a few pounds! When I started my weight loss journey nearly two years ago, I had the eye of the tiger. Everything was about healthy living. I lost 2 lbs a week consistently for 16 weeks and then it would hit or miss but I managed to get off 55 lbs. This past week I had a MINISCULE goal. A goal so small, it shouldn't even be called a goal. I just wanted to lose 0.2 lbs. I gained 0.6. What in the SAM HELL? I worked out 4 days last week and ate... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:51:04 EST Lipstick on the dance floor and fish for breakfast Am I the only person that has to have on lipstick to REALLY dance??? About once a week I go to this Hip-Hop dance class with my brother's girlfriend. She always makes fun of me because before every class, I whip out my cosmetic bag and choose a color for the night. And not just any color. I go LOUD, SASSY, PREVOCATIVE. I wear hot pink, magenta, plum, midnight red. It's like I am putting on confidence with every swipe of the lipstick. Tameica will say, "Oh no. It's Beyonce!" Our dance... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:43 EST It's smoke! It's mirrors! It's Spanx! I had no clue I was getting fat again. Well, no, I KNEW I was gaining a few pounds when my inventory of Spanx increased from two pair of control top undies to a spandex wardrobe of tanks, body shapers and bras. It wasn't until my jawline got soft and I got cellulite on my upper arm, did I realize that I was disillusioned. <BR> <BR> The beauty of Spanx and other control garments is that they are a master at compressing loose skin. That is why I initially bout them. I was loosing weight pr... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:22:45 EST I missed you too!!! Oh how I love my Spark Friends, let me count the ways: 1.) You all are always checking in 2.) You genuinely care 3.) You haunt my dreams and thoughts 4.) You are sticking to your goals. <BR> <BR> Having friends like you all are necessary. I have been enjoying my husband, enjoying home, eating, drinking and being merry to the tune of 12 additional pounds. It was fun while it lasted but the truth is, your body knows what you need and I was genuinely happier and had more energy when my ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:42:27 EST when your mother doesn't like you I know many women have stressed relationships with their moms. Part of me thinks it may just be part of nature. However, I am reaching a point in my life where I must either decide to confront my mother or choose to walk away from her. If I had to qualify my reasons in the simplest terms, they would be: <BR> <BR> 1:) She is mean. <BR> 2.) She is rude. <BR> 3.) She says hurtful things to me, about me, and to others. <BR> 4.) She is competitive. <BR> 5.) She does not show love or affectio... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:03:35 EST a tummy bug, bingeing on Christmas goodies and a fun Girl's Night I have been feeling like crap the past two days. I don't think its the flu because there isn't the vomitting and diarrhea but I definitely feel less than myself. Nonetheless, I moved ahead with my Girl's Christmas Potluck Party. There was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING healthy at this party. I ate nachos, chicken wings and red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies. I didn't eat a ton of it and didn't eat much else due to my tummy issues but this morning, was a different story. BINGE, BINGE, BINGE. Bad i... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:56:58 EST Lo Siento Mis Amigos!!! HELLLLOOO!!! I must apologize for my Spark Sabbatical. There were many reasons for it: <BR> 1.) Got married, got happy, got lazy <BR> 2.) Gym dates with the hubby became newlywed cuddle sessions on the couch <BR> 3.) Work has gotten busier on both jobs <BR> 4.) I was too ashamed <BR> 5.) I began a different journey: becoming one with my natural hair without weaves. <BR> <BR> Let's begin with #1. MARRIED LIFE IS AWESOME. . . .when you marry the right person. I have been married befo... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:37:05 EST The 21-day Lie Finding your focus after being on this journey for 17 months can be difficult. There is a saying that anything you do for 21 days becomes habit. I would like to be the first one to dispute that finding. While some things are truly second nature, I have to remind myself every other second to do what I KNOW I should be doing because everything in my being is telling me to rebel against it. 21 days cannot undo 28 years of unhealthy. 17 months can't either. What it CAN do is make me much mo... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:59:28 EST hamburger helper????? Last night I had the most fabulously healthy and scrumptious dinner. I had fresh salmon (beautifully pink and marbled, thick cuts) roasted in a bag. I sliced yellow squash, zucchini, red potatoes and red peppers, tossed them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and placed the salmon on top. I seasoned the fish and put sliced lemons on top. I sealed the parchment paper bag and let it roast for 30 minutes. IT WAS EUPHORIA. There is something about eating fresh, clean, simply prepared fo... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:58:51 EST Post-It notes work!!! If you don't own any Post-it notes or can't steal any from work, get up off your toosh and go to the store and grab some now. Those little pieces of paper saved my week! Last Thursday, a young lady who had lost 125 lbs told me to write down my goal on notecards or sticky pads and post it somewhere that I would be forced to face my goal often. So I wrote 219.8 on a Post-it in big, bold numbers along with "3,000 CALORIES TO BURN TODAY" and I hung them around my cube at work and right on the ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 18:21:40 EST enjoying the married life You can cancel the Search Parties and Amber Alerts; I am still here. I have had every intention of Sparking but every time I prepared to log on, I saw my handsome husband and said "SCREW THAT! I HAVE A HOT HUNK OF MAN RIGHT HERE!" There was also the time spent putting away wedding gifts, writing thank you notes, and oh yeah, going back to work. In the midst of all of that I have managed to MAINTAIN my weight but I am ready to start losing again. <BR> <BR> And here is where Weight Watche... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:27:19 EST had a honeymoon, met a Spark Friend and joined Weight Watchers So much has happened over the past two weeks. Of course with a wedding comes a honeymoon. Derrell and I went on a cruise <em>340</em> . 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 ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:14:06 EST WEDDING PICS!!!! YAAAYYY!!!! MRS. BROWN IN DA HOUSE!!! WHOOP! WHOOP!!! I am sooo excited to share my Big Day with you all, mostly because you all have been there every step of the way, from joining Spark to engagement to dress fittings and everything else under the sun. I know you all just want to get to the goodies but I must say that marrying my husband has been THE MOST JOYOUS thing that has ever happened to me. My spirit is happy. It is wonderful. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:32:00 EST Bachelorette Bash and some quickee updates This weekend was my bachelorette party <em>408</em> . I had a pretty good time though there was supposed to be twice as many girls celebrating with us. I wouldn't too much of cared if the ones who were there had a little more life in them. I looove to dance. Four or five us would hit the dance floor while the other five watched. But all in all, we had fun. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:03:11 EST I had Endless Shrimp AND I inspired someone My weekend waspretty boring. I spent most of it taking down the micro braids I had in my hair. That was a process! But anywho, Derrell had to work Sunday and then had Guys Night with friends afterwards so I hit the gym. I was NOT in the mood. It was one of those workouts where you tell yourself, "Self, just GO to the gym. Do SOMETHING for 30 minutes and you can leave." I was counting down the minutes until I hit 30 when an old childhood friend, Kizzie, walked up to me. She and I have ... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:52:11 EST this can get nasty . . . . What I am about to share is not for everyone. This would be a perfect time to make your exit <em>253</em> . Yesterday I decided to have colon hydrotherapy, or a colonic. Why? With the stress of this last month ( <em>336</em> ) I have been snacking on some pretty non-nutricious items. Those little packaged, sweet, seemingly harmless delectibles that sit in the grocery aisle between chips and cereal. Those items have no nutritional value. They are full of carbs, sugar and sodium, and ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:08:29 EST soggy skin While in the midst of a perfect plank, with my hot pink running shorts on and as my purple t-shirt slowly crept up my belly, I noticed something in the gym mirror. My skin looked soggy. Cornflakes in day old milk kind of soggy. It's not like I didn't know that i had some loose skin; I know. However I typicall only worry myself with my bat wings and lady lumps in my inner thighs. My tummy is a lost cause so I barely pay that any attention but in that plank, in that moment, I noticed the lo... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 21:19:50 EST I've been hacked!!! and other updates Hey everyone! I miss you all so much. I have been in Drama City the past several days and I am finally up and running again. I have so many things to update you all on, the biggest thing probably being my computer being hijacked, me being scammed, and the cost of stupidity. <BR> <BR> Over a month ago I came home to find my personal laptop blinking a message that my cable provider had suspended my internet service due to copyright infringement. I was floored. I called Cox Cable and they ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 12:58:11 EST my legs will fall off in the morning Tonight Derrell and I took to the football stadium and sprinted up stadium steps and the hills surrounding the stadium and we jogged the football track. It was an hour of high-intensity, heavy breathing, leg-killing cardio. I need it. Right before taking to the stadium I stole a glimpse of myself in my wedding dress from my phone's gallery. That pic was taken at my first fitting nearly 8 weeks ago and I honestly looked thinner and more toned and fit. My wedding is in 6 weeks and my next ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:50:15 EST busy, busy, busy I am just 49 days from <em>336</em> ! It is coming so fast. I felt so out of control. It was beginning to feel like this wedding experience was happening TO me. After spending the entire day prioritizing, buying, organizing, planning and connecting with my future husband, it is like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Woooo!! Speaking of weight, I haven't checked my weight in almost two weeks. I haven't exercised as much or tracked food but I also feel more comfortabl... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:55:27 EST seeing myself through the Zumba mirror I am suffering through my 2nd sinus infection in 3 weeks but today I managed to make it to Zumba. I haven't been to Zumba in just under a month. By the way, I am medicated and not contagious. I went to a different gym than usual and had a crazy out-of-body like experience. I didn't recognize my body. I knew my eyes. I am familiar with my jaw-line now. I was completely caught off guard by my body. For a moment I thought they had a funny mirror. I assumed the mirror was making me look ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:09:27 EST i'm in the 30's Club!!!!! ***Tons of pics*** Yesterday I officially became a member of the 30's Club! That's right. The Fourth of July is my birthday <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> ! When I was 27 I told myself that I had until I was 30 to get my weight under control. At that birthday I begin my first stint with SparkPeople. I was gung ho and gave it my all. My "all" lasted 10 months. I was able to lose 47 lbs and successfully gained 52 back. Even still, I kept reminding myself of the promise I... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 14:16:29 EST stripping is a workout, isn't it???? I sure hope so because this weekend has been chock full of unconventional workouts, one of which had me getting lessons from a 52 year old former stripper with the body of a 27 year old. I was invited as part of a mutual friend's birthday party. I like to think I am sexy and can even be flat out raunchy . . .when I am with my future husband. Otherwise, I am pretty conservative. Well this instructor was anything but! She dropped the f-bomb approximately 30 times in the first 10 minutes. ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:32:15 EST