We need your help. Have no fear, the request is easy, fun, and inspiring.
And has prize-winning potential…
We are asking you to help us choose our best weight loss success story of 2016 by leaving a comment with your personal favorite!
We received 19 amazing success story submissions this year.
As 2016 winds down I thought it would be fun to honor these inspiring ladies and gentlemen by bringing them all together and highlighting them here.
To celebrate their success, please check out their personal chronicles and select your favorite by leaving a comment below.
We’ll send a $100 Amazon Gift Card to the person receiving the most votes.
And a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly selected commenter.
You’ll find all the details at the end of the post.
Thanks so much!
#1 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Leonor V
I think Leonor’s is one many of us can relate to. I know I can. She and her fiancé are lovers of life and fine food and drink with a passion for craft beers and burgers, not exactly SmartPoints friendly foods. Reading her tell about her food focused approach to life took me back to when I first moved to California back in the early 1990s. It was the most food-obsessed period of my life. I loved it all. The burritos. The Chinese food. The fancy restaurants. The weekends in the wine country. Like Leonor, I was oblivious to the amount of calories and fat I was consuming.
A serious wake-up call caused them to commit to getting healthy for each other and they set out to change their ways. Continue Reading Leonor’s Story.
#2 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Shari S
#3 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Becka
Becka is testament to the power of what you are able to overcome and accomplish when you commit to it. I love her word’s of wisdom, “Every plate is a clean slate. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow to start over. Your next meal is the perfect opportunity.” Continue Reading Becka’s Story.
#4 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Ashley F
Ashley demonstrates what it takes to transform a desire into a goal by committing to the work. I’m so glad she shared her desire to join Weight Watchers and that her pastor and his wife provided her the financial and spiritual jumpstart she needed. Now she gets to pay it forward with her mission to share her story with the world and to show everyone and anyone who will listen that they can do ANYTHING their heart desires. Continue Reading Ashley’s Story.
#5 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Alexis
#6 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Jennifer B
Jennifer lost 275 pounds, going from 410 to 135! But she says, “It isn’t about the weight I lost but about the LIFE that I gained!!” If she can do it, you can too, so what are you waiting for??? Continue Reading Jennifer’s Story.
#7 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Cheryl P
Cheryl didn’t lose weight with Weight Watchers. There are many healthy options for losing weight and the tips, lessons, and inspiration they provide are universal, as Cheryl’s success clearly demonstrates. I love how real she is and how she reminds us that we don’t have to be “perfect” or become a 100% “clean eater” to be healthy and successful! Continue Reading Cheryl’s Story.
#8 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Pat S
Pat, a 68-year-old retired school teacher from Canada, credits her daughter with giving her “the gift of life” when she invited her to come along with her to Weight Watchers meetings and purchased her an initial three month pass. Continue Reading Pat’s Story.
#9 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Judy M
Judy shares how she finally got serious and lost 108 pounds. Her experience mirrors what I recently read in the terrific book, Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success from People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off. After years of futile attempts to lose weight, “weight loss masters” took control. They stopped looking to others for all the answers and decided to lose weight for themselves. They took responsibility and became accountable for their actions. Judy is such a great role model of this in action. Continue Reading Judy’s Story.
#10 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Fiona
Fiona has lost 103 pounds in the past 13 months by revamping her diet and exercise. A prior junk food junkie and couch potato, she now nourishes her body with healthy food and gets high on exercise. How wonderful is that? Continue Reading Fiona’s Story.
#11 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Edward
Edward has already used the Weight Watchers program to lose more than 70 pounds in four months with a goal of losing 80 more. Using Weight Watchers, he has become mindful of what he is eating and has learned to ask the powerful question, “Is it worth it?” Continue Reading Edward’s Story.
#12 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Laurie D
#13 Weight Loss Success Story 2016 – Cori Magnotta
#14 Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – Ralph
Ralph, demonstrates how food and fitness can trump prescription drugs. It’s stories like Ralph’s that make my heart sing. He proves that it is possible to lose weight and get healthy, regardless of past unhealthy behaviors, when you commit to it. Continue Reading Ralph’s Story.
#15 Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – Damian
Damian, who lost 180 pounds with Anytime Fitness and MyFitnessPal, proves that anything is possible when you set your mind to it, regardless of how difficult your life has been. Continue Reading Damian’s Story.
#16 Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – Becka R
#17 Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – Stephanie B
#18** Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – QueKayJay ** Winner!!!
#19 Weight Loss Success Story of 2016 – Tracy H
Do you have a Weight Loss Success Story To Share? No matter where you are on your journey, you are a living, breathing success story and can inspire other by sharing more about how you do it. Click here to share your success story with us!
1/5/17 – Giveaway has ended.
Congratulations to Queing Jones – Weight Loss Success Story #18 – who received the most votes and Traci Clayton, our randomly selected commenter! Your Amazon Gift Cards are on their way!
Today, to say thank you for helping us select the best weight loss success story of 2016 we are giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one random commenter.
TO ENTER To enter the giveaway, just tell us in the Comments section of this post: Which of our 19 success stories of 2016 was your favorite – please specify the # to make tabulation easier. Just let me know which of these stories you liked best and you’re entered to win the gift card.
THE RULES One entry per person, please. The winner will be announced Friday, January 6, 2017. Be sure to check back to see if you won. Good luck!
This giveaway is sponsored by Simple Nourished Living. Awarded prize may differ slightly (color, design, etc.) from images that appear here - based on availability. Giveaway prizes may be forfeited if not claimed within 90 days.
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