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47-year-old Patricia Warnock of Mentor is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

from: Pawarnock

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The end....

Or is it just the beginning????
No matter what happens tonight, I want to thank Dan Farnworth and Kevin Faraci for believing in me, helping me believe in myself and making me work hard. The journey began with Dan taking me on as a pet project last Februaryish. Fostering me out to Kevin when he was unable to train me. There is something about those boys that created this bond we have. Maybe it's their truthfulness or maybe it's that they saw the "27 year old" that was screaming to get out and play! So, as for this contest that has lasted six long months, it is finally over as soon as I step on that scale and get my picture taken. Boom! (In the words of Dan.) Tonight at 630 I will be slapping a big ol steak on the grill and consuming it in one delicate bite. Then my next journey will start. Don't worry, there will be drinking and eating involved, but not like my old habits. Thank you Laura and Cori for your support during all of this. I know I drove Cori nuts with all of my questions, I'm sorry for that! Thank you to my family members that have supported me and to my friends and strangers who cheered me on. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I feel like I'm receive the Oscar Award....there is no prize for the place that I will end in EXCEPT for the prize of being healthy, strong and alive!!!  Peace out for the last time.....

Monday, July 22, 2013

The end but not THE END

One more week (okay 5-1/2 days) until the final weigh in.  I'm looking foward to the end of the contest, but by no means is this the end of my journey.  Life goes on, the journey goes on.  I'm in this to be healthy.  It is not going to be easy, I know this already.  I have a great support system.  I have those who do not support me, but I know now how to avoid their actions.  We can cheat, but not cheat every day.  Exercise as much as possible.  Drink water until I float away. 
This past week had been a super week for me.  Community Day at work got me my 15,000 steps in the morning.  Woooo hoooo.  I did a lot of cleaning and moving of junk.  Worked up sweat that I didn't know I could work up!  It was all for a great cause and it helped with my exercise for the week. 
I will write before the end of the week just to say goodbye.... peace out!

Monday, July 8, 2013

no words

I just don't know what to say... I've done everything right and just can't get out of this funk.  I've changed up the exercise. I'm now searching for foods that I like that aren't fattening.  I would love to just sit down with a huge bowl of combos and call it a day!  I'm starving all the time but nothing sounds good.  I'm trying new foods but half of the stuff just makes me want to kak.  I'm just tired of fighting with my stomach. We have a lot to fight over, but it seems like the tummy ALWAYS wins. 
Why do I feel like I'm in this boat alone...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

big disappointment

I feel like a complete failure.  I have been working twice as hard this month at working out and changing up my routine.  Eating properly.  At this weigh in I gained.  I can contribute it to stress, hot weather water retention, muscle gain.  Whatever it was, I just am so depressed.  One more month of the contest and I have to do something to get back on track.  I know I am not going to win a prize, but I want to be a winner in my own eyes.  I want to hit my goal weight that I set for the contest.  If I don't, that's fine because I'm going to continue on this journey until I hit my ultimate goal. 

Back to working out and eating right....

Friday, June 21, 2013


So I went on a little vacation to Bawston and then to Cape Cod.... I ate seafood until I couldn't stand it anymore!!!  I rode my bike from Cambridge to Boston Commons and it was fabulous. A year ago I never would have been able to ride my bike for 4+ hours without passing out.  Best exercise ever.  The Cape was gorgeous.  Great time with brothers family. Loved seeing my oldest niece and her boyfriend.  xoxoxo

Now it is back to reality.  I got home and my fitbit flex arrived. This is the best monitoring device EVER!!!  I can't wait to track my sleep schedule. 

Well I'm off to get my house fit... I'm not the only one that needs worked on!!!!  Peace out...

And the journey continues

I just spent 10+ hours in a car driving. Traveling for me means eating. And eat I did. Chawdah and fried fish. I didn't eat the fries though. Today I plan on walking everywhere so I sure hope the damage I did will be reversed. Travel is a part of life, I gotta make sure that I don't mess up what I have worked so hard at achieving.

Just a little shout out to JFK... thank you for the nice complement. I have a hard time accepting nice comments, so I hope you were being sincere.

Well I can't sleep so I'm off to explore Bawston!