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Karin Henschel, 54, of Mentor is a member of The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013 weight-loss contest.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Slow, Slow, Slow

My weight loss is currently stagnant but I am not willing to throw in the towel. I enjoy my healthier lifestyle and will never go back to where I was in 2009. My weight may fluctuate daily but I am more conscious of it than ever before and that helps me stay in check.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Birthday Weekend

On Saturday, we celebrated my husband's 56th birthday by cycling 56 miles. Dave designed the route which began at our house and ended at Chalet Debonne. He estimated that it would take between three to four hours and it wound up being 3 hours and 52 minutes. We pulled into the winery's parking lot at 56.1 miles. Talk about careful planning. It was a great way to commerate his day and burning 1,300 calories was a sweet benefit. He's now thinking about how to acknowledge his next birtday. At least, I have 363 days to prepare.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Up but not out

I realized that after seeing my increase of three pounds in the News Herald today, I'm up but not out. The number on the scale is not my sole motivation. I took my measurements and everything is down except my thighs (Thank you, Dad). I've been cycling alot with my husband and couldn't feel better. I am doomed to have larger thighs so I have to get over it. My main goal is to be healthy and find a weight that I can maintain. I know that I still need to lose more and it will happen.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekend Warrior

My weekend in review: Saturday- 90 minutes of kick, step and weights with a 15 mile ride with Dave. Sunday was 31.25 mile ride in two hours. Our goal is to be able ride his age (56 miles) on June 15th. The rest of the weekend will be spent getting ready to survive my last thirteen days of school.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend in Pittsburgh

I'm heading to Pittsburgh to see Mom for Mother's Day. My self control usually goes out the window once I cross the PA line. This time should be different because I plan to refinish Mom's rocking chair and clean her carpets so that should take care of exercise and restauranting. I am going to bring "legal" yet delicious food so that I can stay on track. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Note to Self: Get Focused!

Enough of this last minute frenzy! I know better and need to start acting more responsible! Last Saturday's weigh in was a wake up call and a new chance to get serious. After spinning, running, lifting and saunaizing to try and stay in the competition, I realized that I am only cheating myself. Thank you Lighten Up for a second chance!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Telling Weigh In

I am dreading this weekend's weigh in because I don't think that I'm going to make the three pounds needed to stay in the "competition". My body can fluctuate 3-5 pounds on any given day so I'm not too sure where I stand. I have lost inches and feel great about that, so all is not lost. I will continue my quest to get and remain healthier and fit. Thank you Lighten Up for this opportunity.