Another week, another set of challenges

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

It was another tough week. I was out of town Sunday (March 29) through late Tuesday (March 31) fishing in Northern Michigan for steelhead. I had a great trip and caught fish. I brought home four 8-10 pounders.

Eating was spread out and quick – ate a lot of chicken. The rest of the week my personal trainer Trevor was at a convention learning new and sinister ways to hurt/help me.

I worked out on my own twice, but it was not the same as having him there to push me. My weight loss for March was a paltry 4 pounds. I am down inches, but not as much as I had hoped.

We are going to increase the workouts to four to five times a week. Trevor is going to give me a list of things to do on my own, and I continue to be frustrated with my eating pattern and choices. I have been relying on  Diet Coke and need to get away from that and eat more often and less after 8 p.m.

I am also going to try to eat more in the morning, especially before workouts and after workouts, even if it is just a shake and fruit. I hope the pattern change in workouts will help and I can get back on track with a big loss in April.



You people are IDOTS.
Why would you sit here and talk about a 15yr old girl who is brave enough to be in the register and talk about how she feels. Youe people should proud of her she has had the opportunity of a lifetime. If this was your child I highly doubt you would be commenting them saying "your picture is better for myspace" you are LAME! Leave her alone, you should be proud she is trying to make a difference in our community.


The only suggestion I would have for this young lady, would be to have a more professional picture taken for this blog. To be taken seriously means to put your best foot forward. Keep up the wonderful work.


if you knew Chelley, you would know that shes not normal. I like the picture, it shows how young and teenager-ish she is but she can still write like shes older. its got an edge. keep the pic



I didn't know you were such a good writer!! I, myself do some writing too, but WOW. Nothing good compared to yours! You should persue a career in writing :] Seriously!!!



Please let's encourage our young people and lift them up. Let her find her own voice in this experience she has been given. What is the deal with no one ever using their real name when posting comments here?


In the paper today?


Very nice work!!


yes it was in the printed edition today. must have needed something to fill up space. slow news day maybe?


The male cops are just mad she came in & snagged up that position & Mayberry doesn't want no broad tellin' 'em what to do.


Chief Nuesse has my respect. She has performed her duties while the "me smarter than you club" has undercut her since her first day on the job. That club is every where you look. If you can't win enough allies you are out. I hope the settlement will support her the rest of her life.

michael mcfaddin

How very well written! You have a gift. It's hard to believe a person of your age wrote such a thoughtful piece. Thank-you.


Being a "psycho- nut" constitutes class? This idiot chief makes her own agenda to fit her psychotic mind for that given day! She makes decisions based on hormones and then when the levels of those hormones shift, she changes them. Clearly, her decision making skills, along with her inability to be an affective leader, strongly suggests that she needs to be fired and look for a job at a small town police department.


bad article about an even worse band in an even worse newspaper in an equally worthless town

other than that, subpar