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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 18:32

That was then...this is now!

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I have worked at Z93 for almost 14 years.  I am grateful every day for the career that I have been blessed with!  When I started working at Z93 back in 2004, I was in great shape.  I was 23 years old and I was teaching dance, I enjoyed working out at the gym, and I was very active.  Life changed dramatically when my sole focus became my radio career.  It started with working 3rd shift, which was a major change in my life schedule.  After a couple of years I switched to 2nd shift and four years later, I changed my schedule again to host the morning show in 2007!  That was hard on my body and it seemed to take me a long time to get used to the eating and sleeping habits of each shift change.  Add in some major health problems along the way, and before you know it...I had gained 80 pounds over 13 years.  I'm still not exactly sure how I let that happen, but I did.  I guess it was the simple fact that eating fast food, anything that I could heat up in a microwave or anything fast, was easy for a girl on the go.  I also did my fair share of going out clubbing with friends and enjoying cocktails! :) That leads to eating more bad food and making poor nutrition choices.  It's a vicious cycle.  One that too many of us are far too familiar with, unfortunately.

I suffered a traumatic brain injury in January 2017.  Countless doctor visits for therapy and healing meant getting weighed a lot.  That was the first time I had weighed myself in a long time.  And it was like a punch to the gut each time I got on that scale.  And finally, I had a tough conversation with my doctor about my need to lose some weight in order to be more healthy.  It made me face the truth about where I had ended up.  Deep down I knew it, but when you hear it from a healthcare professional...somehow it becomes real.  It was time to do something major because I had been given a second chance at life.  I couldn't waste another minute...

I joined NuYou Weight Loss and More in February 2017 and in just 9 months I turned my life around.  80 pounds gone and over 80 inches melted away!  The programs at NuYou are incredible and the support is even better.  Before NuYou, nothing worked and I felt very defeated.  I just felt stuck.  Two of my friends showed me that their lives had improved because of NuYou and I wanted to be the next person to change my life.  So, I did!  (see more below)

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35th B-day 12-23-16 (Before)  36th B-day 12-23-17 (After)     Divafest 11-18-16 (Before)   Divafest 11-17-17 (After)

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Me and Jen 9-1-16 (Before)  Me and Jen 12-31-17 (After)         Oktoberfest 2016 (Before)  Oktoberfest 2017 (After)

I look at these pictures from before the weight loss program with NuYou, and I honestly have a hard time believing that these are pictures of ME.  I feel a lot of emotions.  Sadness, embarrassment, anger, but most of all...I feel free.  Thanks to NuYou Weight Loss and More, I'm not that person anymore.  I'm no longer unhealthy.  I'm stronger, I'm confident, I'm happy, I feel sexy, and most importantly...I am HEALTHY!  My only wish is that I would have done this sooner.  I can't get back the time that I wasted, but I can move forward knowing that I made the best decision for myself, my husband, and my family.

I firmly believe that it doesn't matter what size you are.  If YOU are comfortable with who you are and YOU feel healthy, and YOU are at peace with yourself, more power to you! I was not at peace with myself...but I am now.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:53

#TrendyTuesday #LadyDoritos

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#LadyDoritos got a lot of buzz in the last 24 hours. Something kind of inaccurate blown out of proportion on social media!? Shocking! Here's the whole story. Brainstorming ideas on a podcast turned into rumors of an actual product... 

Last night Doritos tweeted this: "We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions"

AMEN!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

Livewell Chiropractic and Wellness moved to a new location last week! Check them out at their new address, 1802 WI-16, with more parking and easier access in the Bluffside Commons Building on HWY 16 and Gillette St.

Friday, 02 February 2018 07:48

GO RED FOR WOMEN DAY!

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Today is National Go Red for Women DayAmerican Heart Association's day to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heather Mpemwangi, a nurse practitioner in Cardiology at Mayo Health System, joined us this morning to discuss the importance of prevention and treatment. You can find out more from Mayo HERE!

Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:17

TONY LIVE FROM MINNEAPOLIS #CREW52

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Tony from our sister station, KQ98, is a volunteer at the Super Bowl this year as part of #CREW52 and has all the deets for us!

 

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:40

JOANN IS GOING TO SEE TAYLOR SWIFT!!

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JoAnn was our big winner this morning! She scored tickets to see Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, August 31st!

 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:48

#TRENDYTUESDAY #SUPERBLUEBLOODMOON

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Everyone is making fun of me, but it's kind of a big deal. Tomorrow morning will see a total lunar eclipse, a full moon, and a blue moon (the second full moon of each month, which happens once every two years) are all happening at the same time!! The moon will seem bigger, brighter, and closer than usual.

The Moon should rise around 4:30 P.M. tonight, appearing bigger, and the Lunar Eclipse will begin around 4:50 A.M. tomorrow. We won't see the full eclipse because it will set before the end but there will be quite a view before it hits the horizon. 

Check out more info from SPACE.com HERE

Don't miss this rare event, you can thank me later ;)

~Ballzer

Also, exciting news: Livewell Chiropractic and Wellness moved to a new location this week! Check them out at their new address, 1802 WI-16, with more parking and easier access in the Bluffside Commons Building on HWY 16 and Gillette St.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:23

MOBILE MEALS DELIVERY

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2018MealsBrit   2018MealsBallzer

We had a great time delivering Mobile Meals! They're always looking for volunteers, even if you're only available a day or two a year, it all adds up.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE MEALS AND TO VOLUNTEER, CLICK HERE

Check out our ridiculous Snapchat video below ;)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 07:54

#TrendyTuesday #OscarNoms

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Oscar Nominations came out this morning!

Rachel Morrison broke one of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ longest-running, most unfortunate streaks this morning, becoming the very first woman ever to be nominated for the award for Best Cinematography for her work on Netflix’s Mudbound.

Check out the full list HERE

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:35

#TrendyTuesday #SpreadKindness

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Jennifer Garner shared an awesome note from her 5 year old son Samuel yesterday. He left a note in a library book that read “Hello, you are loved. I believe in you." The librarian let her know about the sweet note he stuck in a picture book spreading kindness to others. So sweet!

CHECK OUT THE STORY AND SEE HIS NOTE HERE

Friday, 12 January 2018 09:17

UNITED WAY

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Mike, Mary, Dani, and Adrianne from Great Rivers United Way stopped by this morning to talk about the importance of giving to the United Way campaign.  Last year, gifts to the United Way touched more than 111,000 lives.  Four out of ten Coulee Region residents are on the verge of falling below the Federal Poverty Line.  They are one unexpected bill or emergency away from financial disaster.  The need here is great, but so is the generosity. Even $1.00 a week can make a huge difference!

If you'd like to help, you can donate by texting the keyword: WEWIN to the number 40403 or to donate online, click HERE!