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nikkiluvslowcarb 02-28-2011 05:39 AM

Nikki is "Git-R-Done"
 
Hi everyone! My name is Nikki and I'm 32 years old. I'm a wife and mom and I work full time as baker. I have never been skinny, all my life I have struggled with my weight. Over the last 12 years I have done Atkins on and off and each time I have lost up to 60 lbs but then went off plan and ended up gaining it all back. Something seems different this time. I feel like I can really do this. Being faced with the sweets ever day at work has seemed to only make me stronger. While baking and decorating cakes I zone out, I don't let my mind think of tasting. I never thought that I would be able to say that I'm not tempted to taste but that is one of the beautiful things about being in ketosis.

I'm looking forward to continuing this journey with my LC friends.

Before picture

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/z...4-2007-174.jpg

This one was taken about a month ago. Need to take a new one today.

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/z.../005-1-1-1.jpg

TXLoser 02-28-2011 05:43 AM

I cant see the pics at work, but just wanted to jump in and show my support

Reva72 02-28-2011 05:53 AM

Nikki I am excited to see you started a journal. I can see a huge difference between the two pics. You are doing a great job lady!!!! It is a huge deal being able to not be tempted by the goodness in a bakery. If you can get past that I am sure you can overcome any obstacle you may come across in your journey.

Casey1983 02-28-2011 05:57 AM

Subscribing! You are gonna do this Nikki! So proud of you!!!!

nikkiluvslowcarb 02-28-2011 05:59 AM

Thanks ladies! It mean alot to have your support.

nikkiluvslowcarb 02-28-2011 03:32 PM

I'm only 1.8 lbs away from losing 50lbs and I decided to go ahead and give myself my 50 lb reward. I got highlights and hair cut. I love it and I feel great.

Feb 28th progress picture

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/z...78/006-1-2.jpg

My new hairdo

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/z...78/010-1-1.jpg

piratewoman 02-28-2011 03:58 PM

Nikki, you look great...I love your hair, the highlights work girl!!!!!!

Low Carb Librarian 02-28-2011 04:37 PM

Looks like 3 different people in those pictures...what a great transformation!
Good job and love the new hair.

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-01-2011 04:10 AM

my Feb weights
 
Feb 1- 282
Feb 2- 280.6
Feb 3- 281.6
Feb 4- didn't weigh, cheated yesterday
Feb 5- 286
Feb 6- 285
Feb 7- 283
Feb 8- 281.8
Feb 9- 280.8
Feb 10- 278.8
Feb 11 - 279
Feb 12- 277.4
Feb 13- 277.2
Feb 14- 276.6
Feb 15- 275.8
Feb 16- 274.6
Feb 17- 273.8
Feb 18- 273
Feb 19- 273.2 TOM
Feb 20- 273.2
Feb 21- 270.6 Feb goal made
Feb 22- 271.4 dang water weight
Feb 23- 271.6
Feb 24- 270.6
Feb 25- 269.4
Feb 26- 268.6
Feb 27- 267.8
Feb 28- 266.8

I lost 15.2 lbs in Feb. I'm very happy with that number. I hope to be able to top that in March.

Star73 03-01-2011 04:13 AM

wow you are certainly losing the weight! keep up the great work! you are an inspiration :)

Reva72 03-01-2011 04:13 AM

Nikki love the new hair do!! You look fantastic and wtg on the pounds lost for Feb. You was kicking some major butt. I feel so much better with my hair highlighted as well. It is funny how much better we feel with a new do.

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-01-2011 04:23 AM

March goals
 
I've been thinking about my March goals and here is what I came up with.

Do Zumba 3 days a week and walk most other days
drink only water other then my one can of diet rite a day
Eat less then 20 carbs a day....eat simple low carb foods

My goal weight for March will be 249. Thats almost 18 lbs. The reason I have picked that number is in all the times I have lost weight when I get to the low 250's for some reason I end up going off plan and not getting back on until I have gained all or most of the weight back. So when I see 249 I will be past that.

3/1- 266.8

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-01-2011 04:32 AM

Low carb Librarian, thanks for stopping by my journal.

Star, thanks! So many people here inspire me. If it was not for my low carb friends I would not be so successful.

Reva, thanks my friend! You are right I feel so much better with my new hairdo. I went to work yesterday and it was funny because a couple of the ladies at first glance didn't realize it was me. LOL! My husband doesn't like short hair but even he says it looks good but he also added it should be longer :rolleyes:... but I still took it as a complement LOL.

Sara7272 03-01-2011 05:57 AM

Love the hair Nikki!!! So glad you joined journal land!! :)

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-01-2011 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sara7272 (Post 14424316)
Love the hair Nikki!!! So glad you joined journal land!! :)

Thanks girl!

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-02-2011 03:32 PM

I just got done doing Zumba, what a workout! It's nice to have fun while working out. Today my son shows me a picture on his cell phone that he had taken of me back in Oct, when I was at my heaviest. He asked me who is this lady and then smiles and says that is you 50 lbs ago before you started eating healthy. It makes me feel good to be making him proud.

3/1- 266.8
3/2- 266.4

piratewoman 03-02-2011 03:44 PM

Nikki that is awesome, give your son a big kiss from us at LCF...tell him how proud we are of his mom.

Reva72 03-02-2011 04:44 PM

I bet that made your day Nikki!!! Laura is right. Give that boy a hug from us here at LCF. You are kicking some butt girlie!!

Casey1983 03-03-2011 03:18 AM

Bless that little boys heart!!~:love:

piratewoman 03-03-2011 03:34 AM

Have a great day today Nikki. :up:

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-03-2011 04:29 AM

Thanks ladies, he makes my day everyday.

Just wanted to say it's official, as of today I'm down 50 lbs! :kicking:

Sara7272 03-03-2011 05:40 AM

What a sweet kid!!! :love: You're a lucky mom! Hard work paying off!!! :hugs:

Loveton 03-03-2011 05:54 AM

Congratulation of the 50 lbs gone for good!!! Love the new cut.

piratewoman 03-03-2011 01:58 PM

Nikki your rocking this, KUTGW!!!!!!!!!!!

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-03-2011 02:06 PM

Thank you ladies! I need to get off here and do my Zumba work out. Work was very busy so I didn't drink enough water today but I'm trying to make up for it this evening.

3/1- 266.8
3/2- 266.4
3/3- 265

Reva72 03-04-2011 04:24 AM

Congrats on the 50 pounds lost!!!!! :high5::kicking::clap:

piratewoman 03-08-2011 02:22 AM

Nikki, Have a blessed day today, love ya

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-09-2011 04:55 AM

The scale has been bouncing back and forth from 265 to 266.8 for over a week now. Yesterday I started feeling sorry for myself and I fell off the wagon. Through out the day I ate a whole box of Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies. I also ate nachos and drink sweet tea. I hate that I binged and lost control. This morning I have pulled myself back together and with the help of the Lord I will be tackling my work day and stay on plan no matter what. I wasn't going to look at the scale this morning but then I decided to go ahead and look because not looking is not changing anything.

3/1- 266.8
3/2- 266.4
3/3- 265 (50 lbs gone!!!)
3/4- 266.2
3/5- 265.4
3/6- didn't weigh
3/7- 265
3/8- 266 ?? UGH!
3/9- 271.4 ( ate off plan yesterday)

Thanks Laura, luv u too.

nikkiluvslowcarb 03-12-2011 06:10 AM

I'm going to try to only weigh once a week for a while. When I weigh everyday I do fine as long as I'm losing weight. But when the scale goes up and down the way it has this month it discourages me. The last few days I have been struggling. I have fallen off the wagon twice this week because I didn't like the number on the scale. So I have to do what I have to to get back on track before I gain back the weight I have worked so hard to lose.

Sara7272 03-12-2011 06:20 AM

I hear you girl :hugs: You've got to do what works!

I'm on a mini scale vacation out of necessity for the weekend, but I think I will weigh in Monday and not weigh in again until next Monday and see how it effects my progress. I guess when we get stuck we have to mix things up!


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