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YOUR LAST DIET

WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR It’s time to get back into great eating habits and be the best you can be - YOUR IDEAL YOU!

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Medically supervised weight loss system using Ideal Protein. Lose weight weekly with a proven program that promotes fat loss, naturally suppresses appetite, and provides nutrition education and support to maintain weight loss.

Seminars are being held monthly at our following locations:

Elk Rapids Skin and Laser Clinic 516 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids Seating is limited Reservations: 231-264-0700 for all seminars. Please call to The Vein Center reserve your seat. Munson Professional Bldg. 1221 Sixth Street, Suite 312, Traverse City Reservations: 231-935-2844 Dr. Ann Kuenker

Elk Rapids

SKIN & LASER CLINIC Dr. Ann Kuenker

Petoskey Weight Loss Clinic Northview Centre (entrance to Bay Harbor) 3890 Charlevoix Road (US-31 North) Suite 180 Petoskey, MI Reservations: 231-935-2844

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Passion FOR PROTECTION

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Sept/Oct '17

MY EARLIEST memories of running are not particularly pleasant. Growing up with two exercise-fanatic parents meant waking up in the wee hours of the morning to go for a jog with them, which for me was nothing short of torture. Our house sat nicely in an area of rolling hills—the only direction we ever ran was up. The obligatory mile run in middle school gym class came next, after which I was convinced running would never be my activity of choice. But somewhere between awkward adolescence and motherhood things changed. As a new mom, I often felt lonesome and swallowed up by the needs of my children. My husband had things he seemed passionate about—fishing, hunting, his weekly pool league—while I floundered to find my groove.

MORE THAN A HOBBY “You need a hobby,” he would say. My hobby, that he later deemed my “obsession,” began a few miles at a time as a means of quickly getting a fussy baby back home from a walk, or to carve out 20 minutes of uninterrupted time. Before I knew it, I had signed up for the Bayshore 10K, less than a year post-partum with my second child. It felt like a daunting distance, but once I finished it I was hooked. Nearly 10 years later, running is an essential part of my life. Through endless early morning runs, I have learned more about myself than I ever believed possible. Logging miles across snowfilled roads, during rainy days, or smoldering hot mornings has given me a profound appreciation for what my body and soul are capable of. From the time I was about 14 years old, I had battled body image issues that, at one time, saw me hospitalized with an eating disorder. Now, instead of being fraught with what my body should be, I am reminded of what it is: strong, capable, healthy.

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GTWoman Sept/Oct 2017 Issue  
GTWoman Sept/Oct 2017 Issue  

Health Issue September October 2017 Grand Traverse Woman