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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!

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    I'm down for May. How about we find a one mile fun run or something along those lines? I will help you in your quest to run. How's it going this week?

    Love you!

    3972 days ago
    Hey there honey! Yes, I can't wait until we run together. Hey, I have an idea. Why don't we make a date and run a race together? It could be next year, the following whatever. It doesn't have to be a half marathon or anything. There are fun runs all the time. We could start with a mile or two. You think about it and let me know. It would be SO much fun and black Friday all over again!!!!

    Love you babe xoxoxoxox

    3976 days ago
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    Nicole! Welcome to SparkPeople! Your story is already amazing! Losing weight after everything you've already lived through will be icing on the cake!

    It's awesome that you have a great support system and roll model in Lindsay. And it's wonderful that you and your sweetie are going to work on getting healthy together. It's soooo easier to do when you've got someone focusing on healthy habits along side you.

    Drink lots of water, track all your food, get moving, and Spark! Those four things will take you a L O N G way on this amazing journey!

    3978 days ago
    emoticon Nicole!

    It sounds like you have been on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Good for you for putting it all out there and doing this for you now! You have a huge support system here on Sparks... and of course you have Lindsay as motivation! (She is a huge inspiration for me too!)

    But let us know if you need anything... We are here for you and can do this together!

    3978 days ago
    Darn it, Marcy beat me to you! I'll have to beat her up about that later...

    Hi Nicole! Marcy and I fight over Lindsay too so be excited!!! Lindsay asked a lot of her friends to pop in and say hi, give you some encouragement, etc....well guess what?!?!?! EXCITEMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, LOVE, HAPPINESS, JOY, BOOYA BABY!

    I give big right? So, I'm Becky and I'm soooo glad you're on here and glad to know someone else in Lindsay's life. I'm in Denver, CO and always here if you need someone to talk to!

    I want you to go visit someone else's page: KEEKS9191. She's on our team the Purple Panthers. That's the team Lindsay's been on for her challenges. Anyway, she's totally amazing and a huge inspiration to me. Check her out!


    By the way: you have a GORGEOUS smile! I love the attitude that goes with it!
    3978 days ago

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