Nikki's Sweet Nothings

a place for me to ramble about nothing - may it be about my weight loss, my family, or just to be silly and/or sassy!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Continuing resolution for me - get another 20 pounds off.

My sister got engaged over New Year's and asked me to be her Matron of Honor. The wedding is in November.

My ten year high school reunion is this summer.

I have reasons to lose the weight - besides just feeling better about myself.

I have a work out buddy now. My friend, Sherry, is coming over a couple times a week. We pop in a workout tape and exercise together. I never thought I'd be the type that would want to work out with someone. Always thought I should sweat alone - no one wants to see that - right??!! It really is a lot of fun and it goes a lot faster - even though we're doing the same tapes that I've done alone forever!

We had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Lots of friends and family. Lots of food and drinks - 7 pounds back on to show for it. Ah well. It's coming off quickly now that I'm not gorging myself anymore.

Hope you are well.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Hey there!

Don't know if anyone checks in anymore. I've been on computer vacation for awhile.

Life is good here. Weight loss is not going so good. I've started my holiday baking and have gained 3 pounds back.


It just tastes so dang good!

I've got my Christmas shopping all done. Just have to wrap now. We have our tree up and lights on. When John gets back from his service trip, we will decorate.

My birthday is Wednesday. Wish I could get a tummy tuck. I got my present from John early - diamond earrings. They are beautiful and he was very proud that he picked them out himself.

I thought work would be slowing down, but it's not. I've been putting in 6-7 hour days. Considering that I'm supposed to be part time, that's more than I want!

I have to get started on making my Christmas cards. I got a cute reindeer stamp and will include a package of 'magic reindeer food' (oatmeal & white glitter) for kids to throw outside on Christmas Eve so that the reindeer get a snack, too.

Life as usual around here. Sorry I don't have anything exciting to report!

PS for Chris - my belly button piercing didn't hurt AT ALL! Go for it! I *love* mine!!! I'll take a pic somtime soon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

3rd Place

So here we are. Ginger (Sherry), Skipper (Steve), Gilligan (John), & Mary Ann (me).

No, I didn't dye my hair. I listened to all of you and got a wig.

I did do something for myself on Friday, tho. Got my belly button pierced. Been wanting to do that for awhile, but thought my 'tire' around my middle didn't fit with belly jewelry. Last week I was going back and forth. Then I thought, go for it. I'm going to be comfortable with my body and stop worrying that it's not perfect. No, I'm not going to stop trying to lose the last 10 pounds, but I'm going to stop beating myself up over it.

Sorry for the detour there!

So we went to the Halloween party and took third place. First went to Wild Bill & his saloon girl. Second went to four older guys wearing Hooters costumes. Had a wonderful time at the party. Sang Kareokee (sp?) and danced a lot.

We took the kids trick or treating that afternoon. They weren't really into it. Jessica was more excited about walking thru the leaves. We were only out for about an hour.

Taught Sunday School Sunday morning, came home and took a three hour nap. It was wonderful! Then we took the kids to McD's with another couple and their two kids. Pretty relaxing weekend.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Thanks, Daddy.

So my dad had a long talk with John the other day. I wasn't told specifics of the conversation, but John has been really nice to me since then. John said I just have to tell him what and when I want to do something, whether it be a couple thing, family, or time by myself.

Daddy done good.

My mom, sister, and I are planning our annual girls overnight Christmas shopping trip. I think we're going to go the second weekend in November. We tell our men that we're going Christmas shopping for everyone, but it usually turns out to be shopping for ourselves along with some nice dinners and conversation. This will be our fourth trip and they haven't caught on yet. hehehe.

John and I are going to be Gilligan and Mary Ann for Halloween. Our friends, Steve and Sherry are going to be Skipper and Ginger. We're trying to convince another couple to be Mr. & Mrs. Howe (sp?). The Halloween party is next Sat. I'm going to dye my hair black on the day of. Just a wash in color.....hopefully it will wash out in the time stated! If not, at least I'll be spared from hearing blonde jokes for awhile.

So there's a quick update on what's up with me. I find that I visit everyone else's blog and by time I get updated and think I'm going to write a quick blurb on mine, I have to get off the computer. I need to write more so that I am more accountable with my weight. I weighed in at 150 on Friday. 10 pounds 'til goal. I'd really like to hit goal by my birthday (Dec 7) or Christmas.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What to be?

John & I have been trying to decide what to be for Halloween this year. Last year we won third prize for being Dr. Phil & Oprah. Note the *lovely* picture to your left. John was standing on his tip toes and I was squatting down to get the right 'effect'. The year before, we won second place for being s'mores. I was the chocolate (of course) and he was the marshmallow. This year, we'd really like to win first place.

I'd like to sex it up a bit this year. My vote is for either Gilligan and Mary Ann, 'poke'ahontas (indian) and cowboy, or a desperate housewife and the hot plumber neighbor. I told John I wouldn't mind if he showed a little sexy hinder crack. LOL!

I love Halloween. I love fall. I adore Indian summers. After a frost, it feels so good when it gets warm again - even for just a little while.

Jessica is going to be a bat witch and Jacob is going to be a Ninja for like the fourth year in a row. I was smart this year and bought one that was a little bigger because he'll probably want to be a ninja again next year. I kept hoping that he would pick something else, but every year he want to be the same thing. I think it's because deadly weapons come with the's a boy thing.

We're going to go get our pumpkins this weekend. Do the whole hay ride thing and get our caramel apples. And, yes, I'm gonna eat one and enjoy it to the fullest! So *thwwwwwwwwwwwpppppp*!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hello? Anybody out there?

I'm here. Thanks everyone for your emails and such checking on me. I have been in such a funk the past few weeks. I tried to wean myself off of my Effexor (antidepressant). It was a reminder as to why I don't try to do that.

My normal dose is 225mg. Each week I cut back 75mg, so I went from 225 to 150 to 75 to 0. I was completely off of them for almost two full days. On the second day as I was driving home, every tree and phone pole that I past looked like it was calling out to me 'Just slam into'll be over won't have to feel anything anymore...' Yes, it sounds horrible and selfish, but I was absolutely miserable and not thinking straight. As soon as I got home, I ran into the house and gulped down two pills. Note to self - MUST TAKE MEDS!!!

So I'm back up to regular dosage, but still feeling down.

I'm out of NutriSystem food. Yup, doing it all on my own. I'm been varying between 150 & 154lbs the past few weeks. I'm sure my emotional upheaval didn't help my weight loss at all. Hopefully this next month will be more productive.

I haven't been exercising either. Nothing more than taking a walk with the kids or roaming around the yard. Does grocery shopping count as exercise? I carry all the bags into the house myself....

John asked how I was the other day. I said, 'lonely.' He's been either gone with 'the boys' or down in his shop with 'the boys'. There's always some project that they are suppose to be working on. I think it's more bullshitting than anything.

I've really been wanting to go shopping. A lot of my clothes are getting really baggy on me. A little retail therapy might be in order!

Sunday, September 18, 2005


I've just been lurking on the blogs and NSBB this week. Haven't felt much like writing. John has been home all week. Only had one night when Shawn came over to work on the basement. They actually got something accomplished!

Work is still going good. I really miss being at home, tho. I'm not getting to any of the projects that I had planned for when the kids were in school. I haven't made John's lunch or breakfast since I started working. Suprised he hasn't complained about that.

We went atving with three other couples yesterday up in Black River Falls. Found lot of mud and puddles to play in. I posted some pictures to my Fickr Site.

It's such a beautiful day here today. I'm going to get out to my garden since it's been seriously neglected the past couple of weeks. I'm really going to miss summer. Summer seems so short and winter seems to drag on forever.

I only have NS dinners left in the pantry. Been doing my own food for my other meals. Hasn't been a difficult change at all. It's been really nice to eat some different food. I didn't realize how bored I was getting of the NS food.
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