School is out for the summer, and you're going to hear the famous words from your children about a million times, "I'm bored!" 9 times out of 10, they'll reach for their iPad, video games, phones...anything technology related! So, this is a great way to limit their screen time this summer. It's worth a shot, right?
Congrats to Melissa from Sparta! She won Ed Sheeran Suite tickets from Pepsi of La Crosse!
From Michael Jackson to Britney Spears, we're celebrating Pepsi's rich music history with tickets to Ed Sheeran's SOLD OUT show at U.S. Bank Stadium! These aren't just any old seats, she'll be our guest in the Z93 Suite! The grand prize includes a pair of tickets and transportation to Ed Sheeran at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, October 20th.
CONGRATS TO ALL OF OUR QUALIFIERS: LISA, ANGELA, MELISSA, CARMEN, ERICH, SUSAN, FALCON, SCOTT, AND JENN!
Each qualifier won a Pepsi t-shirt, two 12 packs of Pepsi and a $15 iTunes gift card.
I went to my very first Dairy Breakfast this weekend! It was the Vernon County Dairy Breakfast at the Wall-Stone Holsteins of rural De Soto. They hosted the 38th annual Vernon County Dairy Breakfast, and I had the honor of singing the National Anthem and judging the Grilled Cheese contest! Wisconsin State Senator, Jennifer Schilling was another judge and co-owner of Driftless Cafe in Viroqua, Ruthie Zahm was the third judge! The 4-H Clubs had to use all different ingredients and non-cheddar cheese to come up with a delicious and unique spin on a grilled cheese sandwich! It was amazing!
CLICK HERE for more info on the Wall-Stone Holsteins and check out the awesome pictures and video from my day of fun!
It was so cool watching the cows get milked by these machines! Amazing how they just know to go in, get in their stalls, get milked, the gates come up, and they leave. Wow! Just really neat to watch. I guess they can train them to do this in just a couple of days.
On the heels of two celebrity suicides this week, we felt it was an opportunity for us to acknowledge the fact that suicide does not discriminate. Fame, fortunate, age, gender, race...none of these things matter when it comes to mental health and the risk of suicide creeping in to take over one's thoughts. The tough conversations need to be had, and we need to start getting more comfortable having them with our friends, family members, co-workers, anyone you notice that's struggling around you. Sure, it's tough...but losing people to suicide is much more difficult.
We spoke with Licensed Counseling Phychologist, Jennifer L. Mueller, Ph.D. from Gundersen Health System's Behavioral Health Department. Check out our interview:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
It's National Gardening Exercise Day! A day to get out and exercise with your plants.
Perhaps Brittany's plant didn't feel like exercising because they were indoors...or...it's just lazy...
Welcome all of those who are participated in the WIAA State Track Meet this weekend in La Crosse! Also, welcome spectators!
The Z93 Morning Buzz had some fun with our friend of the show (and Z93's Race Car Driver) Mandi Eckelberg this morning. We are trained and ready for the track meet! Are you?!
This is such a fun weekend, full of fun events and time with friends and family. Click on each of these for more details! Also, be sure to take time to reflect and honor those who served time and lost their lives so we could live our lives in freedom. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend from all of us at Z93!
BUCK NIGHT AT THE FAIRGROUND SPEEDWAY (SATURDAY)
ONALASKA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (MONDAY)
LA CROSSE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (MONDAY)
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