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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...
Perez Hilton is one of the original internet gossip columnists and is still going strong after all these years! His site, PerezHilton.com always has his own person spin on things, famous for his doodles on celebrity pics. He's now a father of three and has two YouTube channels: one for celebrity gossip and one personal channel for family and other stuff.
Perez also puts out a weekly podcast with Chris Booker. You can check it out HERE
Perez called in to chat with Brittany and Ballzer, ICYMI:
Next month, the USPS will release their first Scratch 'N' Sniff stamps. They'll smell like some kind of frozen treat, apparently, but the exact scent is a surprise.
Check out the pics and imagine the scent HERE
We wanted to know some good ideas for kids toys this summer so we checked in with Kristen Chase from Cool Mom Picks!
Hear Kristen's fun ideas:
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
WEEK OF MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018
Tegan Rodgers is a 6th grader at Winona Middle School. Tegan is a Mini Kix dancer for Winona Just for Kix. Tegan was injured in January, which side lined her until April. Tegan was so loyal to her team, she came to every dance practice and competition to cheer on her team, and was able to rejoin her team just in time to take 2nd place at the Just for Kix Nationals competition in Rochester. Tegan is a great role model for younger athletes, she is a fantastic listener, and a great team mate. Tegan is also involved in diving and softball.
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)
Twins were born in Utah on Friday so of course they had to be named after the Star Wars legends, Luke and Leia. The parents have a Star Wars themed nursery at home and when they realized mom would be induced on May the Fourth, they decided that had to be their names. It's their middle names that are named after the famous characters. The twins are named Rowan Luke and Kai Leia. Check out the full story HERE
Finally, the beautiful weather is here and we're Cruisin' into Summer with the Lipton Cruiser Bike Giveaway, a fun and refreshing way to enjoy sunny summer days!
Thanks for signing up to win one of two Lipton Cruiser Bikes ($250 value) at Sam's Club in Onalaska!
- Janessa won a bike on May 12th
- Michelle won the bike on May 19th
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”.
If you're on the market for a new grill, the possibilities can seem just about endless. If you're buying your very first grill, it can seem like a whole new language figuring out specs and sorting through what bells and whistles you really need. Get one you don't like, though, and you're kind of stuck with that expensive purchase for a while.
So before you shop, beware these mistakes to avoid when shopping for a new grill.
Check out Kitchn's tips on what to look for and what to avoid HERE
The reboot of Roseanne has been a huge hit and we love it! We were super excited to catch up with Michael Fishman, who plays DJ Conner on the series:
You can follow Michael on Twitter HERE
Michael Fishman's bio:
Michael Fishman started his acting career at 6 years old playing D.J. Conner in ABC’s Golden Globe® Award-winning, iconic sitcom, “Roseanne.” Throughout its nine-season run, Fishman was twice nominated for Best Young Actor Under Nine Years of Age in the Young Artist Awards and won the 1995 Young Artist Award for Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series.
After “Roseanne” ended, Fishman earned venerable guest roles on “Seinfeld” and “Walker, Texas Ranger”; as well as a recurring role on “Hitz,” alongside Andrew Dice Clay. In addition to television, Fishman’s feature film credits include “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” directed by Steven Spielberg; and a recent appearance in “Undrafted,” alongside Jim Belushi and directed by Joseph Mazzello. Fishman was also the co-host of “The Roseanne Show” with Roseanne Barr, which ran for two years.
In addition to acting, Fishman has had success as a producer and even started working behind the camera doing set building, set design, camera operation, assistant directing and props. In 2007, Fishman was part of the art department group that was Emmy®-nominated for Outstanding Set Design/Art Direction on “Sports Science.”
Fishman can next be seen reunited with his television family on the revival of ABC’s “Roseanne” premiering in 2018.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.