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Rick Calhoun of Mentor is a 55-year-old contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Program is so not working out for my family this year.Spent the night in the hospital after an ambulance ride for possible heart issues.Still have not given up but I sure am struggleing this year......2 more weeks....2 more weeks...I can finish this...

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Sure did suck seeing that big weight gain of mine in the paper.Already a bad month in July.

Monday, July 1, 2013


One month to go and a lot of ground to make up.I was so close to my goal but I am back on track and going after it.Just extended the time line a little.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Just weighed in.Only a slight 18 lb weight gain.My first weight gain of any weigh-in in 2 years of doing this.Has been a rough month but not really sure why the gain,have not changed eating habit that much but I have taken in more sodium and a lot less water.One month left to turn it around.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Weight has gone up steady since last weigh-in and now we are going away for a few days sooooooooo next weigh-in will be real bad.Will probably post my first gain in 2 years of competing unless I come up with some strong will power fast.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Three weeks untill next weigh-in and I need to get motiated.Tried a new pizza place and now I am paying the price.Will have to cut back on calories big time.I am going to try the gym and see if I can do it.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Lost a few more pounds which is good.Should be able to start some lite exercise this month which should help me have a good month.I am shooting for 10 lbs this month and a good tan.