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55-year-old Ellen Calhoun of Mentor said she wants to be more healthy to better enjoy her time with her grandchildren. The Mentor resident and her fellow-contestant husband Rick say they'll get active and cut out junk food at home.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ending Chapter

Sorry I have not been blogging but it just seem like I had no time to myself. Well this is the last week for our contest and it was really great. We meant alot of nice people and it was nice to see them at every weigh in. You know when  my      husband told me he sign us up for this program I was like why would you   do that. Why do you want to embarrse yourself like that. But I am so happy he did so far i have lost a total of 28lbs and would not have done so if he did not enter us in this contest. So I am really thankful to him for doing this because I feel so much better and like having the extra weight off. And I am thankful for the lighten up contest if it wasnt for you  my husband would never enter us and I would have never lost this weight. And my husband is looking  pretty  sexy now.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rough Week

Hi everyone !! This has not been a very good week. My little granddaughter has a seizure on Friday when I was taking her home. She has never had one before so I was taken off guard. That was the most horrible thing to look back in the back seat of the car see her having a seizure. Thank god for 3 people who  stopped by on the highway to help me. So I spent the weekend with my daughter at rainbow and babies. And when I get upset like this I eat what ever I see. Now that she home hopefully I can get back on track.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hi everyone Its been a great weekend Went to the strawberry festival this weekend and had strawberry shortcake and my favorite large greasy french fries.I know I blew it this weekend so this week I am going to really watch it especially because we get weigh in this weekend. But seriously I am really going to stick to my diet and excerise for I am bound and determime to lose this weight.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Hi everyone     So far every thing is going fine. I m not feeling to good to night so I just wanted to check in . Hopefully by the weekend I will start to feel better. Well I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hi everyone

Well today is my last day of work I am off for the summer. I might pick up a few days here and there just to help them out if they need someone now and them  . My summer is going to be pretty busy with my son wedding coming up. Plus I am bound and determine to be down in the low 150 or middle 140. I really miss not seeing everyone at the weigh in. My husband wanted to go Fri instead of Sat. but we both said we dont ever want to do that again because we really miss seeing everybody and talking to them. .

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Went and got weigh in on Fri. I think I was 159 so I got into the 150 like I wanted to Next weigh in I want to be at least down to 150 mark.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday 5/21/12

Hi everyone !  It,s been a really busy week . My granddaughter turned one so they had party for her. They grow up so fast. So my sister came up from West Virgina so I got to spend time with her and my brother in law. Watching what I eat I did pretty good it helps that my sister is on diet to. Plus my brother in law was watching everything I would eat and if was something I should not have he would take it from us. I am really proud of my sister to we are pretty much so neck to neck on our weight I,m just 2lbs under her.