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Contestants Lose 485 Pounds

Posted on 04/25/2013

I'm thrilled to announce our Seattle Sutton’s 2013 Slim Down contestants lost a total of 485 pounds in 15 weeks and improved their overall health through losing weight.  The 10 contestants not only lost weight, improved their health, but also the top three finishers won some amazing prizes in the process of this life changing journey. And, for the moment you all have been waiting for…

The first-place winner is Steve Fitzanko from Pekin, Ill., who lost a total of 85 pounds and 29 percent of his body weight. Steve and a guest will be heading on a trip for two to Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Maya Riviera, Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations and Riu Resorts. 

The second-place winner is Scott Deatherage from Washington, Ill., who lost a total of 76 pounds and 25 percent of his body weight. Scott is $1,000 richer courtesy of us, Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.

The third-place winner is Maria Diaz from Peoria, Ill., who lost a total of 50 pounds and 24 percent of her body weight. Maria will continue her healthy lifestyle with a year membership to Landmark Racquet and Health Club.

The other contestants also had wonderful results:

Rhonda Elmore of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 28 pounds and 11 percent of her body weight.
Roberta English of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 27 pounds and 16 percent of her body weight.
Renee Farris of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 43 pounds and 21 percent of her body weight.
Erik Heuck of Pekin, Ill. lost a total of 53 pounds and 18 percent of his body weight.
Cindi Hilst of East Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 36 pounds and 18 percent of her body weight.
Debbie Seyller of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 52 pounds and 19 percent of her body weight.
Shirley Smith of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 35 pounds and 18 percent of her body weight.

I’m incredibly proud of these 10 remarkable people who did so well -- 485 pounds in just 15 weeks. My hope is that through this life-changing journey, they now have healthy habits that will continue to help them throughout their lives and improve their quality of life.  Their results are inspiring to those who need to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. I'm sure they will help a great many people in addition to helping themselves in the process of getting healthier.

Together the group also decided to do something charitable, they donated 340 pounds of clothing they could no longer wear due to their new, trimmer physiques. The clothing was donated to Peoria's Redmeemer Lutheran Church for their "Single Moms' Morning Out" event. What a lovely gesture!

Please join me in congratulating them -- way to go everyone for doing your very best!

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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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