130 Pound Transformation

FACT: I used to weigh 280 pounds.
I kid you not that was me in 2005. 
Here is another…
I was always big. Growing up I was always the “fat kid” I was always the one who got picked on. As I got to be a adult it didn’t change. I was always the butt of jokes and it sucked. I HATED it. I remember when I was a teenager living with my father my step-mother would bring me to the doctor and ask the doctor how she could get me to loose weight. The doctor would always tell her she has to do it on her own when she is ready. That is exactly what I did.
FACT: I now weigh 150 pounds.
This is me this past winter. 
Another from this summer….
I worked my ass off to get where I am now. I work my ass off to keep myself where I am. 
WHAT DID YOU DO? That friends is the question I get all the time. That along with DID YOU HAVE SURGERY? Rest assured I DID NOT have surgery. What I did was change my entire lifestyle. 
Weight loss is really simple. Calories in vs. calories out plus some good old exercising and that my friends is my recipe for success!

It was not easy nor did it happen overnight. It was a long 2 year battle to get where I am today. It is a constant ‘fight’ to stay where I am but I LOVE every minute of it.

                                                                                    Source: helpwithweightloss.org via Nikki on Pinterest

I started by walking. Simple as that may sound. I would go to the mall on my breaks from work and just walk laps. Laps and laps and laps. I started to see a difference in my weight and thought that if I just changed some of the things I was eating I bet I would loose more weight. Sure enough it worked! I totally overhauled my eating and started to work out regularly. When I hit a plateau I would simple change something. I started to add weights to my work outs or I would just try a different exercise.

I changed my eating. I used to eat crap ALL.THE.TIME. Don’t get me wrong I still have my splurges but they are few and far between now. I stopped eating fast food. I stopped eating candy EVERYDAY. I switched to whole wheat bread. Grilled chicken and vegetables became a staple in my diet. I started to eat clean. Let me tell you what a difference it made in my life. Just changing the food I put in my body gave me so much more energy. I was not eating all that sugar and processed food that bogges you down.

                                                                               Source: loseweight-safe.com via Nikki on Pinterest

All those get thin quick scams are just that SCAMS. You need to move. You need to eat healthy. You need to invest some time and energy into yourself and you will be where you want to be.

                                                                                        Source: facebook.com via Nikki on Pinterest

Today I am not only 130 pounds lighter. I am a instructor. I teach Les Mills BodyCombat and I LOVE it. It helped me tone and loose weight and if me sharing my story can help someone then I have done my job!

If you have any questions for me about how or what I did please please please do NOT hesitate to ask! I would love to answer any questions you may have!


  Hugs, Nikki

I have 7 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on 130 Pound Transformation

  1. avatar
    Tiffany says:
    April 24, 2012

    Wow!! That is absolutely amazing!!!

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    J and A says:
    April 24, 2012

    You are so inspiring, I know I have told you this before – but seriously amazing. You look so good!!!

  3. avatar
    April 24, 2012

    That’s awesome girl you look FABULOUS!! Congrats! Are you still losing or are you happy with your weight now? I agree with you 100% that it’s about a lifestyle change, not quick fixes.

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    April 24, 2012

    I’m in awe of your weight loss journey! I just found your blog and this is the first post I read. I’m trying to lose about 10 lbs and it’s SO hard. They don’t want to go anywhere.

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    kayla says:
    April 26, 2012

    SO inspiring, Nikki!! You look amazing. 🙂

  6. avatar
    May 17, 2012

    Nikki!! This is amazing. Scratch that. YOU are amazing. You look … awesome (couldn’t say amazing again). Truly. And I agree with Kayla … so very inspiring.

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