In the last 7 years, almost 100,000 Coloradans have enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Weigh and Win program. To show appreciate we wanted to recognize our participants and their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
We had more than 100 people share their story. Here are the winners!
“The weekly weigh-ins and the daily inspirational quotes fueled my fire and energy to lose the weight. I was seeing the progress right in front of me. Since losing weight, I have more energy, don’t get sick as often, and I can play with my daughter. My blood pressure and cholesterol are both low again.”
“Before Weigh and Win, I was up to 512 pounds. The program motivates me to exercise and eat right and the monthly weigh-ins keep me on track. I currently weigh 320 pounds. I love how you can win prizes and earn money. Weigh and Win helped save my life.”
“I was 45 pounds overweight, prediabetic, and hypertensive.
I needed to change. The daily emails provided me accountability and encouragement. I loved seeing the photos and how my body, posture, and demeanor changed! I have so much energy now. I ran my first Colfax Marathon this year. My last screening for diabetes is now normal, AND my blood pressure medication was cut in half.”
“Throughout my life I’ve had issues with my weight. A friend suggested Weigh and Win. I’m glad I have that picture of how I looked when I started. It serves as a good motivator and a reminder to myself why I’m doing this. I’ve lost nearly 60 pounds. I feel more energized and upbeat. I hope to continue maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to serve as a motivator for my friends.”
“I have 3 sisters who are diabetic. I decided to take preventive measures. I started at 215 pounds and now weigh 195 pounds. It may not seem like a significant weight loss, but I gathered a wealth of information. I’ve had job changes, shift changes, and the loss of my mother. My weight fluctuated each time, but I got back on track. When I review my pictures, I can see drastic changes in the shape of my body. Five years later and I’m still maintaining my weight.”