Many of you know that I joined NuYou Weight Loss and More in February 2017 to better my life! I needed to take off excess weight and I knew people who had been very successful on their weight loss programs through NuYou. Luckily, I had that same success! In 9 months, I lost 80 pounds and over 80 inches with the help of NuYou's weight loss programs! My life has been changed for the better and I feel fantastic. Since October of 2017 (my wedding month) I've been crushing it. Maintaining the weight loss has been fairly simple and I've been doing well with my calorie adjusting and my maintenance phase of the program. I also became a Lifetime Member at NuYou because it helps to insure my continued success, accountability, guidance, and support. Oh how quickly things can go off the rails...
A few days before my wedding, which was October 14, 2017, my grandma Ida became ill. Up until that point she was a 96 year old woman still living on her own. She was strong and independent and we felt that she was invincible and would live forever. Grandma was so sick she wasn't able to attend my wedding and shortly after, she ended up in the hospital. Then it was back and forth to the nursing home, to the assisted living facility,and to the hospital. She was still doing ok and we were having a lot of great moments with her. This February, things started going down hill quicky and ultimately grandma ended up passing away on May 3rd. As we always knew in our hearts, grandma Ida was not invincible. Throughout these past 3 ½ months it has been particulary difficult and very stressful to watch grandma decline, and then to be with her in the final days of her life was beyond heartbreaking. As we were grieving the loss of grandma, two days after grandma's funeral my uncle Bob passed away (on May 11th) unexpectedly of a heart attack. Nobody could have prepared us for that shock and heart break. It's just not fair. This is when I throw my hands up in the air and I scream, “Really?! Enough is enough already! I can't take any more!” Life went off the rails and it things got rough. The days are still rough, and I have my moments of sadness, but each day gets a little easier.
On May 18th I was very upset to see that the scale was up 8 pounds from where I want it to be and where I feel it should be. I'm not going to lie, all of this stress and heart ache has pulled me away from the determined and structured life I had been building for myself since February of 2017. I have not been eating properly. Sometimes I've skipped meals, especially on those days when I was sitting in the hospital at grandma's bedside. I've made some poor choices depending on my mood and the amount of sadness I'm feeling. I haven't worked out in two months, and my headaches from the brain injury I sustained in January of 2017 have also returned with vengeance. Again...enough is enough. I'm extremely aware of what I'm doing and what needs to change. I'm writing today to let you know...we're all human. The struggle is REAL. Life is full of very big challenges that sometimes pull us down. But my grandma and my uncle were both so proud of me for my weight loss accomplishment and the fact that I was more healthy. I know that I need to get back on track. I will do it for them, but most importantly...I will do it for the whole reason I did this in the first place. I will do it for me and for my husband. So we can have a long and healthy life together. Because I know NuYou's Weight Loss Program like the back of my hand and because I know I have their support and I believe in this program, I'm happy to report that as of today (5/24) I'm already down 2 pounds! One day at a time...
A 12 year old girl named Victoria REALLY wanted the chance to sing with Pink at her Vancouver show this past weekend. Vic sent tweets of herself singing to Pink that went viral, catching attention from the media and even Sarah McLachlan! Well, Pink found her at the show and was blown away by her amazing vocals. Check out the full story HERE
The Westby Syttende Mai celebration turns 50 this year, and there are a lot of fun events planned! The celebration runs Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th with pre-events on Thursday and Friday. Special thanks to the Westby Syttende Mai Royalty who stopped by this morning to tell us all about the celebration! To see a full list of events, click here!
Josie Hoflsien (2nd Attendant), Katelyn Dunnum (Princess), and Hailey Jubera (1st Attendant)
WEEK OF MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018
Asia Rave is a freshmen at Black River Falls. This past fall, Asia played JV volleyball and she was on the starting lineup for basketball.
Asia also wrestled for the high school wrestling team and the state of Wisconsin girl's wrestling team. She was this year's WWF Women’s
High School Folk Style Champion. Asia also participates in Track. On the first track meet of the season, in Eau Claire, Asia broke the Black River Falls High School Girl's shot put record with a throw of 37’8”.
Duchess Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne. She looked surprisingly refreshed. Pretty sure she had a styling team hiding in the hospital, because nobody looks that amazing 7 hours after giving birth...but nonetheless, the baby was born at 6.01 a.m. on Monday, April 23rd and weighed 8 lbs 7oz. William was present for the birth at St Mary’s Hospital in west London where their other two children, George and Charlotte, were also born. “Thrice the worry now,” William told reporters, holding up three fingers as he got into a car to take his wife and newborn son back to Kensington Palace. “We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.” When asked about a name for the boy, William said: “You’ll find out sooner or later.” Bookmakers have Albert, Arthur, Jack and Fred as the favored names for a boy.
She how Kate pays homage to Princess Diana, click here!
See all three of Kate and William's children as newborns, click here!
How does baby number 3 fit into the royal family? Click here
WEEK OF MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
Liam is 6 years old and goes to St. Mary's Pre-School in Winona. He's been wrestling for 3 years and loves his father being his coach! Liam can't wait to be a 1st grader next year!
15 month old Rykal Wasson was diagnosed with Pneumonia on Dec 10, 2017 and transported to Madison Children's Hospital on December 13th. He was diagnosed with Pneumococcal HUS. HUS is a rare disease that killed his healthy red blood cells and put him into complete kidney failure. Over Christmas, Rykal was on dialysis 24 hours a day. He was then changed to a dialysis cycler, which he is still on every night. Unfortunately, Rykal is still in complete kidney failure and will need a kidney transplant.
Join us for a benefit to support Rykal and his family during this difficult time!
Saturday, May 5th at Champions Riverside Resort in Galesville from 10am until 7pm
Silent auction, bake sale, raffles, and a live auction starting at 5pm! If you'd like to learn more about Rykal's journey and learn more about his benefit, CLICK HERE!