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The Incredible Shrinking Woman!!!

3/5/14: NEW FITNESS GOAL: RUN A 5K BY MY 30TH BIRTHDAY, JUNE 26, 2015. (Holding myself accountable here!)

I feel the skinny within me, just aching to get out and see the world. I long for the days where I can do a really intense cardio workout, and not have to stop to catch my breath once. I know I have the power, I feel it bubbling at the bottom of my throat. I am the ONLY one who can get myself up off the couch and moving. I am the only one who can change the road I've been on. ...
3/5/14: NEW FITNESS GOAL: RUN A 5K BY MY 30TH BIRTHDAY, JUNE 26, 2015. (Holding myself accountable here!)

I feel the skinny within me, just aching to get out and see the world. I long for the days where I can do a really intense cardio workout, and not have to stop to catch my breath once. I know I have the power, I feel it bubbling at the bottom of my throat. I am the ONLY one who can get myself up off the couch and moving. I am the only one who can change the road I've been on.


I've always heard that anything worth doing is hard. That's the story of my journey so far. I've had numerous set backs since joining SP in July of 2006. I did great in the beginning, losing 60 lbs in the first year. In that first year I had my share of falls, but I managed to keep getting back on the wagon.

After I hit the 60 pound mark, I kind of stalled out. Then a few months later I found out I was expecting. There went all my hard learned healthy habits, as I fell into the mindset that I could eat whatever I want because I'm eating for two. I gained almost all of my weight back. I try not to let it bother me too much since I've gotten the best thing out of that experience that you could ever get- a beautiful daughter! But I must admit that it does bug me sometime that I let myself use that excuse.

I did go on to have daughter number two in October 2010. And then I had our son in November of 2012. There were a few times where I have tried to restart the SP program in between and after having each one of the kids, but somehow my mind wasn't in quite the right place for it to be effective. If there is one thing I have learned since joining SP eight (EIGHT?!) years ago is that it is much more of a mental journey than you can ever imagine. You have to commit completely, 100% mentally before you can even start to commit physically. Weight loss is a huge mind game. So you really have to get to a great mental place in order to be successful.

But I'm back in business now! I must tell you that getting back into the swing of eating healthy and exercising is really taking some serious hard work this time around. It seemed so much easier before. I have my struggles, and every day at that! Sometimes in the middle of my workout I get the strongest urge to just quit and go back to sitting on my butt. But I pool all my energy and keep pushing. That's all I can do.

Then there are the days that I just feel like eating nothing but junk food. These days are the hardest. It takes all I have to eat at least one fruit or veggie that day. And the kicker is, if I let myself have junk food, it just makes me feel like crap, both mentally and physically. I mean, sure I feel guilty, but more than that my body just not feel as good overall as it does when I eat healthy. Maybe I should just envision all junk food as rat poison, maybe that will keep me from eating it. Ha! I just slap some rat poison labels on all the junk food!

If you've read this far, thank you! I can't tell you how much it means to me to have the amazing support system here at SP. Sometimes its the only thing that keeps going. I can only hope to inspire you as much as so many others have me here! Best wishes to you on your journey to a healthy body and a healthy life!
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Member Since: 7/16/2006

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My Goals:
I have a dress that I've kept hanging in the back of my closet, just waiting for the day that it will see light again, and a new me! It's quite a few sizes smaller than I am now, but that's why I'm here, afterall. Right now I'm in a spot where I don't wanna be, and my long term goal is to lose more than half of my body weight. I know I can do this!!!

My Program:
I exercise 6 days a week, log onto SP 7 days a week, track my food 7 days a week, and write a journal entry a few days a week. Doing these things keeps me headed in the right direction, and I know that before long, with a little patience and perserverance, I will achieve my destiny!

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Nicole, Age 28

SW: 385

GW: 150

CW: 346



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I am a mother of three kiddos! I am a stay at home mom who loves knitting, quilting, cake decorating, and crafting of any kind!

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ISLENAA
4/20/2014 12:58:36 AM

hope you're doing well and having a nice weekend. happy easter!!

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PERSISTENTTIM
4/9/2014 4:06:38 PM

Thank you Nicole! I hope you are well. Have a great week!



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PERSISTENTTIM
4/3/2014 7:56:00 AM

Thank you for the support and encouragement. Take care and have a great day!



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3/10/2014 10:41:49 PM

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MCONFESSOR
3/8/2014 9:47:26 AM

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog and the friend add! I had never really planned to try to do cakes on any kind of 'real' level, necessarily, but it has just kind of happened. I have always enjoyed it as a hobby and started taking the Wilton courses to learn flowers and sharpen a few skills, but it seems to have taken on a life of its own recently. I understand what it is like with little ones in the house, so I hope you are able to continue with your cake decorating as they get older (kids' birthdays are always a great way to keep up the skills, aren't they)! We have four children ourselves, so I squeeze in hobbies when and where I can!

I look forward to getting to know you and following your health adventure on here. I know SP has been one of the best things to keep me motivated and accountable. Take care and have a great weekend!



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