Hi! I'm Nikki.
I've got a husband, two kids, and a more than full-time job. I've also got tons of extra pounds and a new found interest in getting rid of some of them. They're nothing new, they've always been there. I graduated high school at 215, gained 20 pounds my freshman year of college, another 15 in a (failed) pampered relationship, bringing me to 250 when I met my now husband. Since being with him I've been all over the scale - except the part that is below 250. My highest was 307 the week I delivered my son.
Now that I've shared numbers, you know me better than most of my friends already!
On January 1, 2012 I weighed in at 270. I don't necessarily have a problem with this, but I do have a problem with all the health problems that I have that are related to my weight. I poked around a bit and found much motivation in someone that I have never even met. I believe we initially "met" on a wedding planning blog in 2005 or 2006 and have managed to follow each other since then onto various social networking sites. Insane when you think about it....
I've never been one to set goals at New Year's. I've always found it stupid, because once February came everyone forgot about them anyway. I also am not a fan of generic resolutions i.e. to lose weight. I think it's a bit too vague. I don't know if it was getting to have both kids (1 and 3 btw) up with me until midnight this time that struck a nerve, but I would like to be around a bit longer than the 62 I always thought I'd make it to.
So my goal for 2012 was not to lose weight, but to run a 5k, which would hopefully have some nice side effects to it. I poked around and found the Couch to 5k program at coolrunnings.com and have been in the midst of tackling that these last few weeks. It's certainly not going as smoothly as I had initially thought, but I'm sticking with it, even though at this current moment it has me completely frtustrated.
More on that later... lunch break is over!