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Seattle Sutton's 2014 Slim Down Contest for Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana was a smashing success!

Our 10 contestants lost a total of 467 pounds in a mere 15 weeks. They now understand about portion and calorie control, the right mix of food to eat and proper nutrition. They also won some great prizes in the process of this life-changing journey.

And, the winners are…

First Place Winner
Sue K., 52 of Crown Point, Ind.
Starting Weight: 182 lbs.
Current Weight: 123.6 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 125 lbs.
"Now with three of my four children graduated college, I am finally ready to care for myself for the first time since losing my husband at a young age. I am very aware of the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise to live a longer, healthier life."
Second Place Winner
Tim K., 62 of Crown Point, Ind.
Starting Weight: 264 lbs.
Current Weight: 194 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 183.8 lbs.
"I turned to food to cope with a family tragedy and soon my weight ballooned to 250 pounds. Since that time, my first grandchild was born and I'm afraid if I cannot lose weight I won't be able to enjoy my grandson for year's to come."
Third Place Winner
Michael P., 46 of Munster, Ind.
Starting Weight: 256 lbs.
Current Weight: 183.8 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 160 lbs.
"I like so many people, gained weight after high school and throughout college. I want to set a good example for my young daughters and lose 70-80 pounds in a healthy way with a new lifestyle."
Annette W., 57 of Gary, Ind.
Starting Weight: 235 lbs.
Current Weight: 201.6 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 140 lbs.
"Due to my weight gain over the years, I currently have high blood pressure and cholesterol and am on medications for both. As an inspiring actress, I believe my weight has hindered me from roles I am qualified for and desperately desire."
Jessica M., 31 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Starting Weight: 196.6 lbs.
Current Weight: 150.2 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 160 lbs.
"Now that I'm single, it really is time for me to focus on me. I want to get healthier and in doing so, I will be able to keep up with my dogs who participate in various dog sports that are quite physically demanding for me right now."
Linda A., 46 of Crown Point, Ind.
Starting Weight: 204.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 182 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs.
"My father passed away from a heart attack, and diabetes, high blood pressure and being over weight runs in my family. This is my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reduce my risk and gain control over my health."
Lon S., 45 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Starting Weight: 269 lbs.
Current Weight: 214.4 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 200 lbs.
"I've battled my weight for most of my life. Currently, I'm pre-diabetic and take medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol. I am a father, husband, teacher and coach and fear that I won't be able to fulfill my responsibilities to the best of my ability due to my weight."
Maureen A., 60 of Chesterton, Ind.
Starting Weight: 225 lbs.
Current Weight: 203.2 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs.
"As a nurse and educator, I think it is important to teach prevention of disease. In this role, I think taking control of one's health is more believable if the person teaching talks the talk. It's time that I take my health back before it becomes the basis of health problems."
Michael A., 52 of Crown Point, Ind.
Starting Weight: 247 lbs.
Current Weight: 203.6 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 190 lbs.
"I have high blood pressure and take three medications to control it. With a family history of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, I don't want to end up the same way. I want to see my daughters marry and have families of their own. I also want to live a long life with my new wife."
Rebekah C., 50 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Starting Weight: 181 lbs.
Current Weight: 147.6 lbs. (After 15 Weeks)
Goal Weight: 130 lbs.
"Now that I'm 50, it is apparent that all of life's stressors in my job as a counselor have taken a toll on my body. I want to be healthy and feel better, since I cannot help others if I am not feeling well enough to handle the challenge."

The 1st place finalist will win a three-night trip to Riu Palace Riviera Maya, in Riviera Maya, Mexico for two adults departing from Chicago O'Hare, courtesy of Apple Vacations ("American's Favorite Vacation Company"). Trip includes three-night accommodations, round-trip charter air, transfers to/from resort, non-motorized watersports, all food/drinks and the assistance of an in-resort Apple Representative. Trip is valid for travel through August 1st, 2014. Taxes, insurance and additional expenses (such as optional excursions, spa treatments, phone calls, souvenirs) are the sole responsibility of the winner. The trip value is approximately $2,500.
Apple Vacations
RIU Hotels and Resorts
The 2nd place finalist will win $1,000 CASH prize courtesy of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating ($1,000 prize value).

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating
The 3rd place finalist will win couples spa treatments at the Serendipity Province Spa, valued at $540

Lab services provided by IN THE FIELD Health Services.

*Lake and Porter Counties located in the state of Indiana.

For complete contest rules and regulations, click here.