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ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
WEEK OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018
Lindsey Nelson is a senior at La Crescent and she is a very bright girl. She is involved in dance, soccer, cheerleading, and she has a part time job! Plus, she is president of two clubs at school. Lindsey also maintains a 4.0 GPA all is ranked number 1 in her grade!
WEEK OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
WEEK OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
Reese is a 5th grader at West Salem Elementary. She plays basketball, volleyball, and soccer. She’s in her first year of Club ball and they just earned their third 1st place finish of the season. She does great in school and has recently been acknowledged by 2 teachers and the guidance counselor for standing up for a fellow student who was getting bullied.
Below is an excerpt from the email we received from her teacher:
I am so happy to share some things that I have noticed from Reese in school. Reese has been exceptionally responsible during class and with her homework. The main reason that I am emailing you today is because of a situation in the 5th grade that Reese handled with incredible maturity, support, and compassion. One of the girls in fifth grade has been getting picked on daily, making school a negative environment for her. Along with several other students, Reese has been openly standing up against these bullies. This act of standing up for a peer has been noticed by other fifth grade teachers, special education staff, support staff, and our administration. As a fifth grader standing up to your peers is not the easiest thing to do, but some students can do this with ease. By standing up for what she believes in, Reese shows incredible maturity and leadership! It makes me proud to have such mature, compassionate, and strong leaders in my class and I'm excited to see them carry these qualities as they go on to middle school.
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)
35th B-day 12-23-16 (Before) 36th B-day 12-23-17 (After) Divafest 11-18-16 (Before) Divafest 11-17-17 (After)
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.
WEEK OF MONDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Callahan Ziebell is 15 and a freshman at Sparta High School. Callie is an honor student and made the All-Academic Team for Volleyball in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Callie recently won three high score medals and the high overall trophy for Principles of Finance at DECA Districts. Callie plays for Synergy Volleyball and also plays AAU Basketball. She is leading the Sparta High School girls basketball team with an average of 12.4 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. Callie received her first varsity letter and the Mississippi Valley All Conference Sportsmanship Award for Volleyball this last fall.
WEEK OF MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
10 year old Dakota Peterson is in 4th grade.
He loves playing football and basketball.
He does well in school and has fun playing with his friends.
He has 2 brothers and plays sports with them, also.
WEEK OF MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
Ryan is a senior from Viroqua high school.
He plays football, baseball and also competes in wrestling.
He is a 3 time State qualifier in wrestling.
His sophomore year he was a State champion.
His junior year he was State runner up.
He’s lettered three years, in all three sports.
Ryan has also made the honor roll throughout all 3 years of high school.
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!
Abby and Amanda from La Crosse Park and Rec stopped by this morning to talk about all of the fun events going on this year with Winter Rec Fest! CLICK HERE for the full schedule of events and registration information!
WEEK OF MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
Abby is a 7th grader at GET Middle School. She spends many hours dancing at Applause and she's been dancing since the age of 2 or 3. Abby is in competition dance, she also plays softball in school, and she's in the school band. Plus, during the summer she plays volleyball. Abby is a hard working kid who likes to succeed.