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Seattle Sutton’s 2015 Slim Down

Posted on 01/6/2015

I can’t believe it, but it’s that time of year and we’ve begun our Seattle Sutton’s 2015 Slim Down Contest!

The 10 Seattle Sutton's 2015 Slim Down contestants competing for improved health and great prizes are:

  • Julie Adreani, 48, of Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • Elizabeth Amador, 33 of Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Elizabeth Broemmelisiek, 45 of Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Toni Caccamo, 34 of Hanover Park, Ill.
  • Dawn Davis, 48 of Streamwood, Ill.
  • Roberta Dusek, 65, of Mt. Prospect, Ill.
  • Nancy Hodges, 55 of Tinley Park, Ill.
  • Lizz Kwiatek, 44 of Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Sharon Murphy, 59 of Chicago
  • Margie Sylvester, 30, of Des Plaines, Ill.

In case you are not familiar with our Slim Down Contests – they are a 10-week weight loss challenge where 10 chosen contestants compete for prizes and improve their health by making a positive lifestyle change. The contest began on January 5, 2015 and concludes on March 16, 2015. The contestants will receive 21 SSHE meals per week for a total of 210 meals throughout the 10-week contest. The meals will consist of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

The contestant who loses the most weight based on percentage of body weight will win a three-night trip for two to Barceló Tucancun Beach in Cancun, Mexico from Apple Vacations, valued at $2,000. The second place prize will be a $500 cash prize from SSHE, and the third place prize will be a Macy's gift card valued at $250 courtesy of SSHE.

Contestants also have blood work completed, once at the beginning of the contest and once at the end, to measure fasting blood sugar, as well as have their blood pressure taken. This is a free service provided by Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, as part of the contest. Contestants will be weighed each week at their nearest SSHE Cook County retail location when they pick up their SSHE meals.

We have a successful track record with 5 previous contests under our belt, helping to transform people’s eating habits and health. We had our first successful weight loss contest for the Chicago area in 2010, when 10 contestants lost a total of 372 pounds in 14 weeks. Since then, the contests have helped a total of 39 additional people lose nearly 2,200 pounds.

It’s a privilege to be able to help these 10 people take on this weight loss challenge. Not only do they receive our delicious, freshly prepared meals at no cost, but they also compete for some great prizes too.

Making lifestyle changes is difficult, I know first-hand over the course of nearly 30 years helping people eat healthy. But, it can be done and we can help take the difficulty of eating right out of the equation.

Healthy eating is essential in overall good health and good health is the most important asset one has in life, without it, nothing else matters.

I want each and every one of our 10 contestants to achieve their goal to lose weight in the New Year and live a healthier life by learning new skills to be successful long term. Good luck to you all!

I’ll report next week their first week success and continue throughout the contest to provide weekly updates.


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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