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Hello to all, my name is Nicole. I am a fun loving girl from Arizona. I am here to get support from fellow spark friends while going through this amazing weight loss journey ahead of me.
Ahhhhh where to begin. I was not always fat. For most of my childhood I was trim. I started really packing on the pounds my eight grade year, after my parents divorce. I did not care what people thought about my weight gain, because I accepted it. I used food as comfort, and it helped until my weight spun out of control. My senior year of high school I was the largest I had ever been. I was no longer so accepting of my weight gain because I felt like I was a mess. I wanted some kind of attention from my parents. I never talked to my dad, and when I did it was always about my weight. I lived with my mom, but she was so busy with boyfriends. So in 2000 I decided to drastically drop a ton a weight by starving my self, and abusing diet pills. I lost 90 pounds in four months. I lost my gallbladder because of it. I had to seek help for my out of control weight issues. The end result was never how I imagined it would be. I got attention alright, but it was not the attention I thought i would of got. My mom and dad, nor my sister were not praising- but punishing me for what I had done. I had to take a hard look at my life and really deal with some underlining issues I had. I used food as a way to control that, because I felt like that was something I could control.
I started eating and working out. I spend more time with my family minus my dad, well I call him Jack.
I felt great for the first time in a long time. I felt like I really had my life under control.
Then in 2002 my mother took her own life, and I went off the deep end. I slowly began to let the weight creep back up on me about two years after she died. I was trying to find love in all the wrong places because I just so badly wanted to find someone to take away all the pain. I did not find him, so I turned to food.
Food wont bring her back, I would tell myself, but I was just so sad. I had gone from 125 to 214 in the matter of a few short years. When I thought there was no hope left with my battle. I met someone!
I met my boyfriend in 2006. He accepts me for who I am, and loves me not matter what. I believe that he is my angel! He is on the heaver side so we are doing this together. I want to promote a positive lifestyle. Eating right, exercising, and love :)
But.......With love comes those happy pounds! I had managed to balloon up to 258 pounds. We started to recently discuss marriage, and the possibility of one day having kids. I decided that I can raise a family want to change for me!
I need the love and support from fellow friends to help me along this journey.
My best friend in the whole wide world Lindsay is a big timer on here :) She is famous for the goals she has met. She is my inspiration to take on this total life change!
WHO'S WITH ME!!!!


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  • v HY2009
    Hi Nicole,

    Welcome to Poon's group.

    I wanted to extend a warm welcome as co-host of the group with Lucia.

    Congratulations on your success and Merry Christmas

    Hy2009 emoticon
    3960 days ago
  • v LPOBIEGLO
    Hey there sweets! I miss your face too!

    I can totally hear that conversation with Loretta! You are a funny girl. I love you to pieces!

    How's everything going my dear? How can I help you?

    Love,
    Lindsay
    3962 days ago
  • v ANEWMACK
    Hey Nicole!
    emoticon , to Sparks hun! This is the BEST place to be to reach ALL of your goals and make some really great friends along the way. Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. I will make sure to add you back to we can keep tabs on one another. Keep in touch!

    TGIF!
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    Mackenzie
    3967 days ago
  • v LORIDREX
    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog, Nicole... I think the Applebee's guy just got tired of me pressing him. I didn't want to hang up without the information for some reason! emoticon You should send them an email, too! Go to www.applebees.com and click on "contact". You said it even better than I could ever have! emoticon
    3968 days ago
  • v KITKAT2010
    I was just reading your blog. You are too funny and my kinda gal. Your gift baskets to the office had me chuckling. Right now we have 4 boxes of chocolates and a huge plate of cookies in our work kitchen. I hear them calling my name, but I'm ignoring them with all I have. There are still a few weeks to go so I know the call is going to get louder!

    I can relate a lot to your story and am sending you wishes of good luck on this journey. I agree we all could use every little bit of help we can get from the people we surround ourselves with!

    Good luck and keep up with the funny humor!
    3969 days ago
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