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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, April 23, 2012


Well my husband went back to work today for the first time since surgery. It was nice to have him home for a while but it nice to be able to come home from work and relax instead  of him wanting me to take him somewhere cause he is bored. But that is o.k. I went to the doctors on Sat and got my blood results. My fasting glucose was 99 . Six months ago it was103. My A1C was6.4 now it is down to5.9  .My total cholesterol was166.Now it down to 120. My bad cholesterol was 98 Now it down to 73. My triglycerides was149 but now they are down to73.   I was very happy and so was the doctor So thank you for picking us for your contest Because my numbers probally would not be this good . I needed this motivation to get started.       

Monday, April 16, 2012

Back to work

Well spring break is over so I am back to work. It is so much easier to stay on my diet. I went to the gymn today and worked out. It felt good to be back since I missed some days on break.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lazy Week

Hi everyone!!!! Well my husband surgery went well. He on the mend. I really  have not gone to the gymn much this week.Itseem since I have been on spring break I just have not been able to get in the routine. I will be glad to go back to work on Monday then everything will get back to normal.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     Its been a good week. Getting everything ready for my husband surgery on Mon.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Hi everyone Well we got weigh in on sat. and I lost 10.2 lbs. I was really surprised for I didnot think I lost that much.