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Oh yeah, I'm Wonder Woman

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After joining SparkPeople in 2005, I had already lost nearly 200 pounds from bariatric surgery I had in July 2003. My weight had stabilized and I was happy with my weight, body and life. In April 2006, I started really using SparkPeople when I realized I wanted to achieve my goals further. On October 20, I achieved my first ultimate goal, brining my total weight loss to 212 pounds.

What I have found is that a lot of people do not understand that the surgery is a tool and you have to really work to continue to lose and maintain weight loss by changing eating habits and making the right choices with food and exercise. SparkPeople has been a very nice tool for me--just to keep me mindful of my journey.

This May 5 & 6, 2007, I walked 39.3 miles with thousands of others as we combat breast cancer and we will continue to walk until there is a cure! In 2008, I will participate in the DC and NYC 2-day Walks. For more information visit

Member Since: 11/28/2005

Fitness Minutes: 12,966

My Goals:
Weight loss, while still a goal, is no longer my focus.

**Eat and buy locally.

**Make me a priority in my life.

My Program:
Cardio 5-6 times a week; weight training 4-5 times a week.

Set small goals.

Personal Information:
My name is Nikki. I am originally from Michigan and currently live near NW Philadelphia.

My mantra:
Breath. Think Small. Breath, again. Revise as needed.

Other Information:
From Alice in Wonderland:

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.

"I don't much care where -" said Alice.

"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.

"- So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.

"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if only you walk long enough."

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    Hi Nikki, just dropping by to let you know how much your smiling face and positive attitude help me. Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    4205 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon NATIONAL HUG WEEK emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hey there Nikki!.......(((HUG)))


    This is the second week of June and it's National Hug Week. Now it's your turn to join with others all across Sparkland and spread the (((HUGS)))!!! ....I challenge you to share and pass along Hugs to at least 10 others!!

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    4274 days ago
    The upcoming Mother's Day provides a perfect opportunity to the women in my life. Have you ever noticed that women take care of others before they care for themselves? I am sure that this has something to do with biological functions, probably ingrained into our caring behaviors as children, but you need not have had a child to be a caring and loving woman and thus 'mothers others!'

    Therefore, I wanted to express my appreciation for you in my life. Thank you for being you!

    So often I meet women who say I am just a homemaaker. Wow, this is a full time job in itself. Then I meet women who work one or two full time jobs, one being a homemaker as well. It amazes me to see so many women who raise a family, cook, clean and provide a shoulder to lean are all SUPERWOMEN!! So I want to remind you to love how special you are to those around you. You are fantastic that you are balancing and juggling so many things at the same time. You are powerful and strong, you can become whatever you want, and you can say it with conviction! Thank you for being you!

    You have been tagged with this message. Please pass this message on to at least 10 women on SP, your SP friends and Buddies, new members and continuing members. Any woman who has brought sunshine into your life. Once you have been tagged with this message I challenge you to tag at least 10 SUPERWOMEN. If you get tagged again you know you are really a SUPERWOMAN!!

    4304 days ago
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    Hey! Just stopping by all my friend's pages today to say howdy and TGIF! How are you?
    4325 days ago
  • v LESSW8TIN08
    THANK YOU!!!! How Sweet :-) I'll figure out how to do that and see what I can send to you.
    4384 days ago
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