NC Nicole
Joined March 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
152.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.2 lb

Current Weight
143.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 8.8 lb
Heyyyyyy! I'm Nicole & I'm the 43 year old mom of a 10 year old boy, living on the coast of Eastern NC. I work for a major defense contractor as the HR, training, & security rep for a 500 person Navy contract, which unfortunately means that I sit at a desk all the live long day. It's been a stressful couple years, as our contract is in a recompete status and I may not have a job if we don't win. On a more positive note, I've had a wonderful, naturally thin, super active, BF since Sept of 2011. I think he, coupled with quitting my occasional smoking habit, may have had a not-so-great impact on my current weight, although both are definite positives in my life! So ANYWAY... I decided to join FatSecret on March 11th, 2013 after I woke up weighing 152, which is 17 lbs more than I weighed in September of 2011!!! That weigh-in was my swift spiritual kick to the head that has altered my reality...hopefully forever :o) I've been fast-walking 3 miles as many days a week as possible (avg 4-5 days a week) & doing strength training at least 2 days a week since the beginning of 2013, but haven't seen the scale move much because I've not really been focused on my eating. I'm a pretty healthy eater overall, don't do fast food or sodas, don't keep junk in the house, eat fresh fruits & veggies every day, BUT... I do love me some butter & peanut peanutbutter, and if I bake (which I love to do "for my boys" on weekends) I have a terrible time controlling myself. I'm thinking the food journal feature on this site will really help me along. I'm not going to follow any particular diet, just going to focus on 1200 quality calories & some form of exercise every day. Hopefully I'll be well on my way back to 135 and running 3 miles a day again by the time bikini season is back in full swing in a couple months! :o) I'd love any suggestions and hope to learn a lot from other members here. Cheers to our better health!

NC Nicole's Weight History

NC Nicole's Latest Member Challenges

  Spring forward - 10% loss before summer!
status: Completed
ended: 12 Jun 13
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  Bikini Ready! Lose 15 pounds by May 13th
status: Completed
ended: 13 May 13
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last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

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Surviving the weekend
The movies on Sunday afternoon kicked my butt last weekend! I had a sliced mango in the fridge to take w but I forgot it in all the hullabaloo trying to get out the door. And everyone else had chocolate and were kind enough to share when I shamelessly begged. So much for good intentions huh? Smile This weekend I'm going to focus on getting a cardio session in each morning first thing and then going to spend as much time as possible outside. Also not going to let myself get hungry...planning meals is a lot harder for me on weekends bc I have more choices. Weekdays @ the office are no-brainers, protein bars & shakes, fruit, & tea bags are all I have here. Fortunately my skinny junk food eating BF is being really cooperative about only junking away from home these days. Love the suggestions here so much!
posted 28 Mar 2013, 12:32
What is Your Cheat Food?
Chocolate, peanut butter, & bakery-type bread with real butter. They have all been banished from my house. Well, except my son's peanut butter. But now I keep it in the freezer to prevent easy access. It actually works LOL
posted 28 Mar 2013, 11:57
Losing Weight Without a Gym?!?
If you're at all interested in getting outside, I do walk/run intervals and they really get the blood pumping. I started with a loop in my neighborhood that's a little over 3 miles start to finish. Walked it exclusively for a month, just to get in the habit and to work myself up to a pretty brisk pace. Then I started with walking fast for 5 min/jog slowly 1 min. I'm up to walk fast for 3/run pretty darn hard for 1. By the time I'm no longer panting, it's time to run again! LOL Hope this helps Smile
posted 18 Mar 2013, 09:32
read this today as we were driving down the street
LIKE! Smile
posted 18 Mar 2013, 09:20
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26 April 2013

Wow, I'm surprised. I started my own verion of the 5:2 diet on April 11th and this was my first weigh in after two weeks & 5 fast days. It's obviously ...
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29 March 2013

A pound is not bad considering how hungry I've been this week and my unfortunate lack of cardio time. I'm going to make up for it with interval workouts ...
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