This page used to be long and cluttered and filled with information about my 100 pound weight loss journey.

If you’re curious about me, well…I’m a lot more than my story. But this was me five years ago.


And this is me today.


I am Nicole. 32 years old. I’m learning how to live life to the fullest. And this blog is a peek into that process.

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, James. Together, we have three of the most amazing children in the world. And lots of moms say that. But I actually mean it. They’ve been on the roller coaster of life with me, and I feel like I’m growing up with them. It’s kinda neat. And every day that I embrace life, I become a better mother. And that makes me feel like a giant success story.

As I hope you’ll see with this blog, I’m a writer. I speak from my heart, and sometimes I get a little wordy.

Forgive me.

I’ve been bursting at the seams for thirty years with things I needed to say, and after five years of blogging, I’m just not empty yet.

My hope in life is to reach the women out there who are feeling a little lost, a little unsure about themselves, and a little stuck in the culture of normalcy. Normal isn’t a dirty word, but it’s also not something you need to be.

I’m not normal.

I have too many outrageous hopes and dreams to be normal. It takes a minute to understand and accept that in yourself, but I’m there. And if you have outrageous hopes and dreams, I hope you’ll accept yourself too. Because I’m pretty damn amazing as I am, and so are you.

So while this blog chronicles my weight loss – and you can find the whole five year story here – my transformation is much more complex.

I am a girl who spent years filled with hatred. Hatred for myself.

Happiness seemed elusive. It had to be an illusion because I sure couldn’t find it.

But happiness is real.

It’s so real and you deserve it. Once I realized that I deserved it, I started to have hope. And hope paved the way for my own happiness.

I can’t promise you that I have all the answers. But I feel like I have to tell you about my own path.  Why be selfish and hoard the happiness all for myself? So this blog isn’t just about weight loss. It’s about living life to the fullest. And it’s about figuring out how in the hell to do that.

I have two series that are probably the most helpful.

Finding Hope is about my own journey from depression to happiness.

Notes From My Journey is about the things I’ve learned along the way while navigating through weight loss and learning to find happiness.

If you have any questions, I’m basically an open book. Contact me anytime.