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Anna Peters of Chardon is joining Lighten Up for the second time, after taking part in 2013. She said is looking forward to learning more about healthy eating and getting active.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog 21- biking

I love biking.  I have the Maple Highlands trail a half of a mile from my home.
Finally the weather has broke and I have been able to ride twice. The first trip was 14 miles, the second 18 miles,  The Maple Highlands is a quiet trail through the woods, starts in Chardon and end up across from the Grandview Golf course in Middlefield. The trail is not to hilly and I would recommend to anyone who likes to bike.

Color Run

We had a blast at the color run. That day my fitbit calculated 21945 steps! wow that seems like a lot-

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Blog 19 my new favorite detox water

I found this on Pinterest
I drink this in addition to my regular water .
I brew dandelion root tea (60 oz h2o), splash of unsweetened cranberry juice and the juice of one lemon. I drink a pitcher of this each day -

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Blog 18 -working Hard

Sunday morning and I am happy that I am moving on in the contest , I was concerned that it would be very close . I thought that I wanted to go to Dino's Saturday night as my reward, but reaching of goal of getting below 200 pounds ,Linguine and clams did not seem so important. So instead John and I split a subways sub( with only healthy options ) and walked up to the Maple festival twice. ( no fries , no gyros, nope i did have a few bites of cowboy popcorn).
I am finding the choosing the right options be it healthy food, exercise is nice when the benefits start to show, for me I think losing weight will always be a slow process - and it has to be a way of life, not a "diet" I have been in this lighten up for two years, sometimes more slacking than others , I started in 2013 over 220 now I am under 200, slow and steady , but as my trainer in boot camp states, always moving forward.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

blog 17- Old friends

Wow- is all I can say, I ran into a co worker from my past- What an inspiration!!! She looks GREAT.
She has been working really hard at trying to improve her health. She has recently lost 90- yes I said 90 pounds-
It made the reality of working hard can truly have its rewards.  My scale is not moving- not for lack of trying- but not being vigalant about food choices.
I am going to boot camp class 5 nights a week- Working my but off- my son joined with me and he lost 12 pounds- I lost more in inches than I did in weight- I am signing up for another month.  I have found strength in numbers and I have a great group of work out buddies and an awesome, motivating trainer( Thanks Paul)