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51-year-old Jill Zimmer of Eastlake said weight loss will make her job as a nurse much easier. As she fights a weight gain that was sparked by multiple factors, Zimmer plans to make dietary and fitness changes.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Contest over

Although I am happy with my weight loss, I know I could have done better. This past 6 months were one of the hardest times in my life with my father being sick and then passing away. So I have to admit, my heart really wasn't into the contest. But I will cont. to work on my goal and now that things are starting to settle down, I can now work on myself. I think this contest was wonderful and we all were given a lot of opportunities to work out at places for free. I wish I had had the time to take advantage of this but working full time and taking care of my father didn't leave me much time for myself...let alone the depression.  But  all of us, did the best we could, during this 6 months and if you lost even 10 lbs, that's a positive!


Sunday, July 22, 2012


I have lost 3 lbs in two days :)   Probably put it back on this week but HAPPY right now!  See you on Saturday for our last weigh in!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Getting excited about my vacation :)   BUT not very happy with myself!  Tried on bathing suits...YUK, Sun dresses... YUK........Really wished I had worked harder these past 6 months. I know if I had worked harder on the exercise, I would be a lot happier with myself.  This has been a very difficult past 6 months. With my Father struggling with cancer and eventually passing away during these months,  took it's toll on me. I stopped exercising, and at times, started back doing my emotional eating. It has truly been the hardest 6 months I have been through in my life. I'm not using it as an excuse but I really had lost interest in trying to make myself more healthier while watching my father loose his battle with cancer.
All said, I'm still happy with my weight loss. It's a start and I am just starting to feel my life is getting some normalcy  back. If I had not done this contest, I'm sure I would have gained weight during this time.

Friday, July 13, 2012


I have a little over a week before my vacation and I'm hoping for a 5lb wt loss. I know I can do this but it's going to take some good work outs. I guess it will come to , how bad I want it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


O.k., this is going to be hard! The week before weigh in, I will be on vacation.....Have a feeling I just might gain a pound or two...and that's o.k.  I am going to keep losing until I am happy and if they takes another year, I can live with that :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am finally in the 150"s lb range!!!!!!! Not by much but I am so excited!!!!  It's going to happen.. Going out with a bang this last month :)