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*NikkiBell*
07-20-2008, 07:37 PM
I am beyond excited! :banana: I just have to share this with my podcast friends.

As some of you know, I joined Jenny Craig about a year and a half ago. I had a goal of getting down to a healthy weight for my age. I was very, very overweight and struggling with the basics of life. Nothing else worked and I knew that JC was my last resort before looking into gastric bypass surgery.

Well, a year later I am 118 pounds lighter and healthier than I have ever been. Yesterday, I went to a weigh-in and my center told me that they are nominating me for a Jenny Craig spread done in PEOPLE magazine every year. It is about people who lost half their weight and there is a very good chance I will be included. I also have been nominated to be on their website and possibly in an upcoming commercial or promo items. :woohoo: :yay: :dance3:

I am so excited and just wanted to share with my podcast friends! I always listened to the DIS Unplugged while exercising and have made so many friendships here. Thank you, Pete, Kevin, Julie, Corey, John, Walter, Regina, Will, and everyone here on the boards! :disrocks:

experiment_627
07-20-2008, 07:47 PM
OMG, what an inspiration you are!!

WTG!!! I am so happy for you!!!

You ROCK!!

:dance3:

Tonya2426
07-20-2008, 07:51 PM
Very exciting!!! :banana:

wishspirit
07-20-2008, 07:52 PM
WOW!

That is FANTASTIC!

Way to go! :goodvibes :cool1: :thumbsup2

Launchpad11B
07-20-2008, 07:56 PM
Awesome job! Good for you.:thumbsup2

calypso*a*go-go
07-20-2008, 07:59 PM
That is fabulous Nikki !!! When do you find out more details? You'll have to keep us posted so we know when to be on the lookout for you. :goodvibes

MenashaCorp
07-20-2008, 08:02 PM
This rocks!! Way to go, Nikki!

KUNGALOOSH!!!!!

I'm so glad you did this without gastric bypass. You rock!!

:banana: :cheer2: :woohoo: :yay: :dance3: :yay: :woohoo: :cheer2: :banana:

halliesmommy01
07-20-2008, 08:03 PM
Nikki,

That is so great. I am going to use you as my inspiriation. I started on my journey to lose 100 pounds in April. I am down around 15 lbs and down almost 3 sizes. Way to go!

Becky

simonkodousek
07-20-2008, 08:05 PM
Congratulations Nikki! I know how hard it is to be overweight from personal experience. You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks! :)

DVCsince02
07-20-2008, 08:18 PM
Congrats and keep it up!

*NikkiBell*
07-20-2008, 08:21 PM
Ty ty friends!!! :)

We went over all of the paperwork yesterday, I signed the release, etc. and they are mailing things directly to corporate this week. I don't know specifics yet of when I will hear back, but will most definitely keep you all posted! :)

chirurgeon
07-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Congratulations Nikki. That is absolutely fantastic. Good job. I can't wait to see your smiling face in People magazine. :thumbsup2

Kim

cccm
07-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Woohoo!

Congratulations on losing the weight and thank you for sharing with us.

kab407
07-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Congratulations Nikki!

UrsulasShadow
07-20-2008, 08:52 PM
Way to go, Nikki!

drakethib
07-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Congrats.

Good job on the weight loss.

That is something to be proud of.

Disneybridein2k3
07-20-2008, 09:13 PM
Wow! Amazing -- such an inspiration! Congrats to you. I know how hard you must have worked to get there! AWESOME! :thumbsup2

bettyann29
07-20-2008, 10:04 PM
Way to go!!

BriarRosie
07-20-2008, 10:18 PM
I've seen before and after shots of you, Nikki. It is really remarkable!

Congrats and have some dancing bananas:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

calypso*a*go-go
07-20-2008, 10:25 PM
I've seen before and after shots of you, Nikki. It is really remarkable!

Congrats and have some dancing bananas:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

No fair -- I want to see them!!! :magnify:

msteddom
07-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Wow! Congratulations!!!! :thumbsup2

WaltD4Me
07-20-2008, 11:48 PM
Woooooooooo :woohoo: Hoooooooooooo! How awesome!!!!!! :dancer:

Awesome that they picked you for People and everything, BUT how amazing you lost 118 pounds! :cool1: THAT is truly the best thing! :dance3:

SamSam
07-20-2008, 11:55 PM
Wow! I hope you are darned proud of yourself....you certainly should be. I know that took lots of hard work and self-discipline. You are an inspiration to anybody struggling with losing weight.:goodvibes

daneenm
07-21-2008, 12:01 AM
Great job Nikki! What an accomplishment!

--Daneen

DisDarling
07-21-2008, 12:12 AM
WOW!! I am SO PROUD of you!! WTG girl- you did it!!! :thumbsup2 :hug:

Ames

BeamsofLight
07-21-2008, 01:33 AM
Wow, that's awesome!! Congratulations! :goodvibes

deide71
07-21-2008, 01:49 AM
Truly an amazing achievement...what willpower you must have!

Hats off!!!!!!!!

prettypixie
07-21-2008, 06:55 AM
Nikki,
Congratulations on your weight loss! I am inspired by your success, now if I can just get off the computer...and get to the gym

Madi100
07-21-2008, 07:00 AM
Congratulations!!! That is just super! I want to see pictures. You can be my motivation.

DAniece
07-21-2008, 09:30 AM
Congratulations on the weight loss. Such a wonderful accomplishment and the recognition is super special too.

You've done a wonderful thing for yourself and your quality of life!
:cheer2:

Blossom

Geef
07-21-2008, 09:52 AM
Great Job!

aprince&princess
07-21-2008, 10:00 AM
Congratulations! What an inspiration you are to others!

*NikkiBell*
07-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Thanks all! :goodvibes I think I have a couple of before and after pics online somewhere. Lemme check.

EDIT: Found some! I'm so embarrassed to post this first one. lol

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/106_0680.jpg


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/cropped.jpg

lttlmc3
07-21-2008, 11:09 AM
Wow, that is amazing! How exciting! Great job! Look, the smiley faces dance for you.:dance3:

dpuck1998
07-21-2008, 11:12 AM
Thanks all! :goodvibes I think I have a couple of before and after pics online somewhere. Lemme check.

EDIT: Found some! I'm so embarrassed to post this first one. lol

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/106_0680.jpg


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/cropped.jpg

grrrr.....:thumbsup2 :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Madi100
07-21-2008, 11:15 AM
Don't be embarrassed! Be proud. You look fabulous!

MenashaCorp
07-21-2008, 11:36 AM
Don't be embarrassed! Be proud. You look fabulous!

Tru Dat!! That settles it - I'm going to the gym...

Renysmom
07-21-2008, 11:47 AM
That is so amazing... You don't even look like the same person.:cool1: :cool1:

DH has thought about JC.. Is it a hard regime? How did you stay focused? he has 50 to lose

disprincessatheart
07-21-2008, 11:57 AM
WOW

That's amazing!! Congratulations!! I'm with the pp - headed to the gym tonight!! :worship: :yay:

bcvdreamer
07-21-2008, 12:04 PM
Congratulations, you look great! :thumbsup2

DVCJones
07-21-2008, 12:21 PM
WOW!!!!!!! That is wonderful- you should be very proud of yourself:thumbsup2
Let us know when the issue comes out so we can read all about your success.

chickie
07-21-2008, 12:31 PM
You look absolutely faulous!
You rock! :woohoo: I'm really happy for you!
Can't wait to read about you in the magazine!!!!!

*NikkiBell*
07-21-2008, 08:42 PM
That is so amazing... You don't even look like the same person.:cool1: :cool1:

DH has thought about JC.. Is it a hard regime? How did you stay focused? he has 50 to lose

I really enjoyed the JC program. It was extremely easy, the food was fantastic, and you learn a ton! :thumbsup2 They teach you how to eat in a healthy way and wean you off of their food as time passes. It really is a great program and they definitely can help anyone. I even ate out 2-3 a week after my fifth week on the program and continued to lose. I also had two WDW trips during my weight loss period, didn't cut out my WDW fav foods, and still did so well!

calypso*a*go-go
07-21-2008, 08:55 PM
Did their plan include warm nuts in a cup? :lmao:

Seriously -- you look fabulous!!! :worship:

Renysmom
07-21-2008, 09:01 PM
[QUOTE=calypso*a*go-go;26390278]Did their plan include warm nuts in a cup? :lmao:

Only you, LOL Only you :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

stitchlover
07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Nikki,

CONGRATS! I know how hard you must have worked. I lost 118 pounds in 2006 using Weight Watchers. Still maintaining to this day and I am much happier being at a healthy weight. You will be amazed at how your life changes.

Keep us posted about the details regarding the JC stuff and People magazine.

Suzette
aka "Stitchlover"

WaltD4Me
07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Thanks all! :goodvibes I think I have a couple of before and after pics online somewhere. Lemme check.

EDIT: Found some! I'm so embarrassed to post this first one. lol

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/106_0680.jpg


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/xxangelzbreathxx/cropped.jpg

Wow!!!! You look wonderful!!! I know how hard it must have been,
but I also know it's sooooooooooooooooooo worth it. It's it great to wear sleeveless stuff?

I think I need to go throw some pie away now. ;)

MenashaCorp
07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Did their plan include warm nuts in a cup? :lmao:

OK.... SOMEone's gotta come up with a chat transcript for those of us who were hospitalized Wed night!! :headache:

calypso*a*go-go
07-21-2008, 09:19 PM
OK.... SOMEone's gotta come up with a chat transcript for those of us who were hospitalized Wed night!! :headache:

Sorry J/K ~ What happens on Chat...stays on Chat !!! :rotfl:

*NikkiBell*
07-21-2008, 09:21 PM
They do actually have nuts...and they come in a bag, but you can put 'em in a cup and microwave 'em! ;)

calypso*a*go-go
07-21-2008, 09:26 PM
They do actually have nuts...and they come in a bag, but you can put 'em in a cup and microwave 'em! ;)

Whatever will they think of next? :teeth:

Poohbug
07-21-2008, 09:48 PM
Wow, thats wonderful. We are all rooting for you to be in the mag.:goodvibes I still have 20lbs to go but still working on it.

vellamint
07-22-2008, 10:52 AM
Wow Nikki...thats fantastic. I hope you make the magazine - please keep us posted!!

SteveInBrooklyn
07-22-2008, 11:17 AM
Wow, fantastic work. Congratulations!

SamIAm21
07-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Congratulations! I think losing weight, sticking with the commitment is as hard as kicking a cigarette habit.

You must feel and look amazing! Good for you!!

:cloud9:

Dian-er
07-22-2008, 09:04 PM
So proud of you. I know how hard that is to do. Hope you get to do the People Mag thing. Best wishes!!! Now the hard part, keeping it off. Stay with the program, you can do it. Dian-er

kab407
07-22-2008, 09:21 PM
Nikki, WOW! You look super. I have no doubt you feel super also!

*NikkiBell*
07-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Gosh, I am in tears of joy at all of these responses. The DIS really is a fantastic place! Thanks everyone! Hugs!

MenashaCorp
07-22-2008, 09:51 PM
You deserve it! :goodvibes

What's amazing as well is the change in your DH! He has the body of a duck in the first photo! :lmao:

tinkbutt
07-22-2008, 10:21 PM
nikki congrats!!!


that is too awsome and I was excited for losing twenty pounds?!!! I am too proud of you !!! let us know I will definitley by the issue and be on the look for you!!!!:banana: :banana: :banana:

lklasing
07-23-2008, 02:12 PM
What's amazing as well is the change in your DH! He has the body of a duck in the first photo! :lmao:

:lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2:

bettyann29
07-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Great job!!! :banana:

Im almost halfway to my goal of 100 and cant wait til I hit my goal.. I cant even imagine how you feel, but cant wait til I do! :yay:

disneydreamgirl
07-23-2008, 10:20 PM
Shut up!!!! (You know I mean this in the most excited of ways!!!) You have done an amazing thing and I hope the magazine article works out because you will inspire so many!! Good for you, girl!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

*NikkiBell*
07-24-2008, 10:20 AM
You can do it, bettyann! Time goes by so quickly and you will be there very soon! :)

ROFL about the duck comment, btw. I had to think for a sec and then was like, OMG hahhaa.

*NikkiBell*
07-25-2008, 07:16 PM
Just wanted to pop on and say hi from Houlihan's. lol. Our Internet is out and their's is free so here I am! :)

2xcited2sleep
07-26-2008, 09:02 AM
What an accomplishment!! Congratulations! :goodvibes I am addicted to People magazine so I hope to be reading about you soon and saying "I 'know' her!"

PEANUT1
07-26-2008, 09:09 AM
This is just the thread I needed today. I just started WW this week. I need to lose about 25 pounds....and I'm gonna do it!! :banana:

Congrats on your big accomplishment.

Andrea:flower3:

Disneydonnam
07-26-2008, 09:16 AM
:cool1: That is so AWESOME good for you:banana:

disneyholic family
07-26-2008, 10:12 AM
congratulations!!

RutgersAlum
07-26-2008, 10:26 AM
What a wonderful amazing accomplishment!!!!! You have much to be proud of and whether you get into People or not, you are really an inspiration, wow. Best of luck with the People gig, but you've already won!!!!! (though I'll be on thel ookout in People now, lol)

:thumbsup2

*NikkiBell*
08-02-2008, 11:53 AM
So Saturday of next week I am going into my JC center. Should I ask about the submission form? I am totally not a show off and don't like to toot my own horn, but you all have gotten me so dang excited. lol

MenashaCorp
08-02-2008, 12:01 PM
So Saturday of next week I am going into my JC center. Should I ask about the submission form? I am totally not a show off and don't like to toot my own horn, but you all have gotten me so dang excited. lol

Here's one vote for ABsolutely!! I may even buy my first ever issue of People with you as the "normal person" next to Valerie Bertinelli!! :thumbsup2

If there's voting involved, you've got a good forum from which to start!

square pond
08-02-2008, 01:59 PM
OMG!! You look AWESOME!!!:cheer2: I lost about 60 pounds going on three years now. I know how hard it is and how you struggle daily with food and working out!! I still get freaked out if the scale jumps a few pounds..I am always thinking it must just be a fluke I lost the weight and it will be back. We have Deluxe dining booked next week and I hope I can enjoy it without obsessing! I can't even imagine how hard losing 118 pds is!! Way to go!!:cheer2: :cheer2:

square pond
08-02-2008, 02:01 PM
So Saturday of next week I am going into my JC center. Should I ask about the submission form? I am totally not a show off and don't like to toot my own horn, but you all have gotten me so dang excited. lol

OH YES!!! Show off your beautiful new self!!!!

tinkbutt
08-02-2008, 10:41 PM
ummmm Yeah!!!!

you totally deserve to toot your horn you have done such a great job flaunt it!!!!

calypso*a*go-go
08-02-2008, 10:45 PM
So Saturday of next week I am going into my JC center. Should I ask about the submission form? I am totally not a show off and don't like to toot my own horn, but you all have gotten me so dang excited. lol

Not only yes...but YES!!!