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28-year-old Crystal Cicconetti of Painesville will join forces with a lifelong friend to get in shape and become what she describes as "a smokin' hot mom." She and her family have cut out processed food and dining out.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Friday, July 6, 2012

my farewell...

I hate to say these words but I have no other choice....I have to bow out of the contest due to a few very important person family issues. I am grateful for the times I had blogging and sharing my ups and downs with you. I hate being a quitter but I have no choice. I wish the rest of the contestants much luck on their journey! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Today was a crazy day for me....I have been running around like a maniac! But the good thing is I wasn't tired after doing all my running around. I walked all over downtown Painesville in the million degree weather but I pulled through it and got everything I needed to done. I am also looking for a job so I went and filled out a ton of applications. Eating well fo rme has been going pretty well...I actually woke up this morning craving a salad. We have our next weigh in soon so I hope to pull a decent number.

Monday, June 18, 2012

beach body

yeah no I have no beach body but......My bathing suit i got right before the contest stared is already way to big to wear!!!!! 

Monday, June 11, 2012


Today I took my daughter, niece, and nephew to Lake Farm Parks. We had such a great time waking around and seeing all of the animals!! By the time we got back to the car from our adventure the kids were all beyond tired. So as we drove home I was thinking to myself..if this had been last year I really think I would ave been just as tired as them. But the truth was, I was still raring to go!! I felt like I could have easily made a few more rounds. I have been doing pretty well eating although yesterday I had a few roasted marshmallows after dinner. I am yet to be able to go to the gym with my crazy schedule but watching my nieces and nephew keeps me on my feet for a good chunk of the day!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Well...went to my weigh in last night.....gained 5 lbs.....i wanted to fall down and cry!!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO MAD AT MYSELF!!! Time to re-evaluate things!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

one last chance

Today I have decided I have 1 last chance to get this weight loss going..... My husband and I watched Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition last night and it really got me thinking. If the man on the show last night could lose over 100 pounds in a year along with terminating an engagement, the lose of his son, and being homeless; then I know I can do this. I may not win this competition but I can lose weight and become a better person. So tonight starts with phase 1: grocery shopping. My husband and I planned this weeks diner menu and I will be sticking to it. My daughter is done with her school year so I now need to incorporate some physical activities for us to do together. I also want to start going back to the gym and will do so in the evenings. I need to keep a positive focus on my life and in my mind. I know I can do this! This journey will not end after this contest, it is only the beginning! I also find that I really miss blogging...I am not sure if anyone really reads this but I do know that it keeps me going, so I am hoping to continue blogging even if I have to make my own page for the public to read.... So off I go to head home from babysitting for the day, I will be washing out my fridge and preparing to start over....