Here is the Winner of the Celebrate Your Transformation Contest!
We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and shared their personal weight loss transformation stories!
Congratulations to Jen M., the winner of the $500 Grand Prize in our Celebrate Your Transformation contest! Her photo entry (see below) received 124 votes, the most of any entrant, so she has been officially crowned as the winner. You can read her entry below, or click here to see all of the contest entries.
On January 13, 2015, nine months after having my second child, my then 4-year-old daughter Abigail was diagnosed with a terminal genetic disorder. The next two years, I coped with her declining health by eating. I hadn’t yet lost my baby weight, and over those 2 years I added 65 lbs to the baby weight for a total of 90 lbs. I stopped looking in the mirror because I couldn’t stand where I had gotten to be. Family pictures became very important, as we never know how long Abigail will be with us. I was overcome with sadness when we received our beautiful pictures. I didn’t display any picture with me in it, because I couldn’t handle how much the weight had changed my face alone – not to mention the rest of me.
After starting the program at Your Wellness Center, I have lost 40 lbs and only have 43 lbs left to get to my optimal weight. I have been able to educate my youngest child about eating healthy through this journey. I know that as Abigail – who is now 7 and 70 lbs – declines, I will be fit enough to care for her. The education and life-changing support of Your Wellness Center has been a real lifesaver and family changer. I will not stop until I reach the healthy goal I set with my dietitian at YWC. I love the slogan, “If you only lose ½ lb a week, you will be 26 lbs lighter in a year”.