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2 Biggest Loser’s Winner Announced!

Connie has won…

the ladies’ Biggest Loser’s contest held at the PIONEERS office. Today, during a staff meeting the announcements was made and prizes awarded. The winner was not determined by the “amount of pounds lost” but by the greatest percentage of body weight lost. Connie squeaked into first place losing 12.8% of her body weight. Now Connie and Kelly are planning how they are going to best use the $190 that she won.

Kelly came in 3rd place

…in the men’s division, but he considers himself the real winner – health wise. He lost a total of 8 inches and has only 3 more pounds to lose to make his personal goal. Both of us are now caffeine free and feeling great! We feel ready for our upcoming walkathon…more about that in my next post.

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Combined Weight Loss…

The total weight loss among the 32 particpants was a whopping 311pounds. So there are several of us walking around a few pounds lighter and feeling healthier.

Executive VP, Ted Esler gives Connie Cash Prize for Biggest Loser Contest

Executive VP, Ted Esler gives Connie Cash Prize for Biggest Loser Contest

1 Biggest Loser Contest

Kelly & I have joined the office “Biggest Loser Contest.” We have 35 participating – with 22 women and 13 men. We each paid $10.00 so the cash reward for the women will be $220 and the men, $130. The results for Kelly and me after the first week were incredible…read on.

biggest-loserIt wasn’t difficult to decide to do this diet. Kelly had slipped back into the same symptoms that brought us off the field. That was scary! The Atkins diet made a difference then, and it looks like it is working again.

Kelly Has Reason To Celebrate! After just one week his blood sugar level fell below 100 for the first time in years! Hallelujah! And all because he corrected his carb intake. In One Week! And, he feels soooo much better! icon-carb-counter

Since then his blood sugar has been as low as 86. As for me, I won the first week of “Who lost the most weight percentage wise”. I lost 6.5 lbs. that week. As for the rest of our office group – 84.5 pounds total, were lost the 1st week.

Kelly's Ham Radio Call Sign

Kelly's Coffee Head & His Ham Radio Call Sign

Coffee Head Is Gone! The worst part was going off of caffeine cold turkey. I know, we should have done it gradually, but we didn’t.  We paid for it too. The 2nd & 3rd days brought on horrible headaches and body aches. Wow, this was an addiction! The 4th day was a break through; our heads cleared and we started to feel human again. The best part though was that by the 4th day, the hunger pains and cravings between meals was completely gone. Do you know how freeing that is?

OK, we will keep you informed of how well we do. I believe the contest ends around March 9th. But since it’s not about the contest or money, but eating right and feeling good, we plan to work toward making this a “life-style” of being healthy.