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Announcing our DuPage Contestants

Posted on 06/5/2012

I'm happy to announce we have selected our 10 DuPage County contestants and last night we had the pleasure of meeting them. They started on our meals and were officially weighed in.

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce our Seattle Sutton's 2012 Slim Down contestants competing for improved health and great prizes:

John Batke, 53 of Wheaton
Steve Cerka, 51 of Elmhurst
Julie Detwiler, 34 of Roselle
Michelle Enz, 36 of Glendale Heights
Kathy Madura, 56 of Bensenville
Judy Meyers, 50 of Darien
Sandy Richards, 54 of Downers Grove
Debbie Rovtar, 58 of West Chicago
Chitashia Smith, 34 of Glendale Heights
Stephanie Tarrant, 34 of Naperville

The contest is a 15-week weight loss challenge that began June 4, 2012 and runs through September 17, 2012 and we will provide the chosen contestants with the 1,200-calorie SSHE meal plan. Meals included in the contest are every breakfast, lunch and dinner for the contestants (21 meals per week), a total of 315 meals in all, for the entire contest. Contestants are to add 2 glasses of fat-free (skim) milk each day and a minimum of eight glasses of water per day.

The contestant who loses the most weight based on percentage of body weight will be heading to Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Mexico with a guest. Second place prize will win $1,000 cash from Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. Third place prize will win a year adult membership to the Kroehler Family YMCA of Metro Chicago.

Seattle Sutton's 2012 Slim Down contest is the first of its kind for this area, having had its first successful weight loss contest for the Chicago area in 2010, when 10 contestants lost a total of 372 pounds in 14 weeks. And recently concluding a contest for LaSalle County residents, where 9 contestants lost a total of 510.5 pounds in 15 weeks.
 
To learn more about the contest visit seattlesutton.com and read the official rules. 

Be sure to check back here next week to see the results from the contestants' first week!

 

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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