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Andrea Muenker of Mentor said she's looking for the drive to get active and get control of her weight.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Participating in this contest has helped to educate me about nutrition and exercise.  I learned so much from all the professionals and tools associated with LightenUp 2014.  I have a great start to the next six months of my new lifestyle!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Past 6 Months

Its been alot of work, but I sure am enjoying the payoff - lower weight and I'm feeling very energetic these days.  Loving the great weather and being outside.  Need to keep the momentum going.  It has been great seeing other contestants and celebrating their weight loss every month - kudos to each and every one of you for sticking with the program and working hard - we will benefit for all we have done the past 6 months!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Here we are six months down the road and the conclusion of the contest.  It is not the conclusion of my weight loss though, but a healthy start to my new lifestyle.  Its been a great journey and I'm very happy with my results to date.  I am grateful for the tips, tools and healthy food that have been provided to me the past six months.  I'm committed to using the knowledge I have learned to work toward my weight loss goal~

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Two weeks of vacation ahead of me!  Though I'm thrilled about the time, its a big change in my schedule.  I must be very disciplined about my eating and exercising.  I still must plan very carefully.  Sure hope its good weather so I can exercise outside~

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Holiday Weekend

Weather is supposed to be outstanding this weekend - looking forward to lots of outside exercise and making smart food choices!

Monday, June 23, 2014



I went shopping on Saturday for a dress to wear to a wedding this weekend.  How fun it was to try on dresses and have choices.  It was not all about 'finding one that fit', but rather which one did I like the best!  Sure does give me incentive to keep losing!

Monday, June 16, 2014


I did it!  I ran the Lake Health 5K yesterday with my daughter.  She said if I would run it she would come home and run with me.  So off we went yesterday on a beautiful crisp morning run.  It was actually a run/walk for me but I was thrilled to complete the race with her.  Neither of us are runners like my son - he was running the 1/2 marathon.  I've had such positive encouragement from my family as I was preparing for this race.  I also could not be losing weight the healthy way without my kids and husband supporting my exercise routines and all the healthy food I've been preparing;  we are all benefiting from it!