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Pembroke Daily Observer finalist in book giveaway

- July 24th, 2010

wwwHere is the lone finalist in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Pembroke Daily Observer (last name has been removed):

54. Linda, Pembroke Daily Observer

Hello, my name is Linda, I am 62 years old & I read your Article in The Pembroke Daily Observer.  I am a  married women with two Grown Children, five Grandchildren & One Great Grandchild.  I am very overweight at a whopping 365 lbs.  I am on three types of medication for High Blood Pressure, thyroid, have sleep apnoea, I have trouble walking as I get pains & cramps in my feet & legs.  No, family Doctor at this time.  I am always tired.  I also suffer from depression.  Just these last few months I have had both my Husband & Daughter operated on with cancer.  I need to get healthy for my sake as well as theirs & the kids.  I really do need your help.  I must say you are one very brave & courage’s man to do what you have done. Congratulations!!!

Thanking you in advance,

Linda

Niagara Falls Review finalists in Fat To Skinny giveaway

- July 24th, 2010

wwwHere are the finalists in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Niagara Falls Review (last names have been removed):

52. Lindsay, Niagara Falls Review

Hi, my name is Lindsay and I’m 30 years old.

I need to lose weight because I am 80lbs overweight and diabetes runs in my family as well as heart problems.  I also have poor self esteem and find it really hard to date due to my own insecurities.  I have tried almost every diet known to man from prescription pills to shakes and bars to south beach to atkins and I always seem to fall off the wagon.  I am willing to give it one more go before I give up and accept my fate as a crazy overweight cat lady lol.

Thank you for your time and good luck to me lol

53. Elizabeth, Niagara Falls Review

October 17, 2009 – Birth of first grandchild.

November 20, 2009 – Discovered lump on throat. Family doctor said it was swollen glands, due to a cold.  I pressed for further testing.

December 4, 2009 – Ultrasound testing done.

December 8, 2009 – Family doctor office called with appointment for specialist.

December 11, 2009 – ENT specialist appointment made for 12:15pm.

Specialist said there was a tumor on my thyroid.  A needle biopsy performed.

December 23, 2009 – Results of biopsy were inconclusive.

Paperwork misplaced over the holidays.  Radiologist guided needle biopsy not scheduled until February 15, 2010.

February 26, 2010 – Follow-up appointment with specialist.  Tumor is malignant. Request for surgery as soon as possible.

March 10, 2010 – Day of surgery.  The two hour surgery, took 7 hours, due to the tumor wrapping around thyroid and growing up esophagus.

Two weeks after surgery, while recuperating at home, I woke up with pain in the centre of my spine.  Diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis.

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 I will visit the endocrinologist who administered the radioactive iodine treatment.

I have been trying to keep my body free of pain killers, salt, vitamins, minerals, etc., until I visit him.  I am viewing August 3, 2010 as the first day of the rest of my life.

Even though I am one of the less than 5% with a malignant thyroid tumour I am sure that I will be one of the 97% with thyroid cancer cured.

And so you ask, what does this have to do with my need to loose weight.

I have struggled and have lost 25 pounds, and I believe that this loss assisted me in discovering the tumour.  I have just turned 56 years old and weight has been a constant struggle since the age of 13.  Currently I weight 230 pounds. I need to loose at least another 75 pounds. I need to loose to help me be able to walk and enjoy my grandchild and my husband.  I need to loose to try and keep my blood pressure down and ease the pain of osteoarthritis. I need to loose for me – so I can enjoy the rest of my life with friends and loved ones – without pain and without guilt.

Respectfully submitted

Elizabeth

Cornwall finalist in Fat to Skinny book giveaway

- July 24th, 2010

wwwHere is the lone finalist in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Cornwall Standard Freeholder (last name has been removed):

51. Dora, Cornwall Standard Freeholder

I have read the article of Doug Varrieur in the Cornwall Standard Freeholder. When I read how Doug was a big man and just thought that is the way its going to be. Nobody that is big likes themselves and its the hardest on going part in our lives that is never ending. I relate to something like that but I wasn’t always big.  I am a women who now is 64years old, I was a farmers wife,baled, and handle square bales,plus worked out and raised my family. Nothing of what I regret doing.  But in the last three years a pound or two kept creeping up on me and I now weigh close to two hundred pounds. Diet after Diet I would try and Diet,Weight watchers,Soup diet, Carb Diet. Why I keep giving up is I would be faithful for two weeks or more and would get discouraged and hardly loose a pound. Right now I am having trouble high bloodpresure and thyroid problems and I don’t want to wait till I get to sick and like many start loosing weight. That is not the way I want to loose weight. I have picked up books and diets before and they just do not work for me. When I read the article that Doug likes sugar alot maybe that’s my down fall. Any way Doug I do congratulate you on your success I know it wasn’t easy for you. Diabetes runs in my family I sure hope I don’t get to that stage. Good Luck and if I win your book I will give it a good try.

Sudbury Star finalist in Fat To Skinny book giveaway

- July 24th, 2010

sudburystarHere is the lone finalist in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Sudbury Star (last name has been removed):

50. Caroline, Sudbury Star

I just read in the Sudbury Star (July 5th 2010) Doug Varrieur, article regarding him losing more than 100 pounds.I am compelled to write regarding my husband’s obesity and his need to lose weight. A copy of Doug Varrieur’s book could certainly help and save his life.

My husband, Georges, will be 54 this year and weighs 350 pounds.  In the last 5 years he has had 2 strokes and a heart attack. This past January 2010, when he had his last stroke I became very upset and told him how frustrated I was with him and with his lack of motivation to lose weight.

After struggling with infertility for many years, in 2000, thanks to our local Children Aid Society, we were able to adopt twin girls.  Today, our daughters are 10 years old and the joy of our life.  But my biggest fear is that I will be left to raise the girls on my own.  Over the years my husband has lost weight only to regain the weight (and more) back.  I have been telling him that he needs to lose the weight and keep it off if he has any intention to see his girls grow up into beautiful successful women.

Georges has proven that he is able to lose weight but unfortunately he is not able to keep himself motivated to keep it off.  I have told him that the changes he makes need to be life time changes.  It needs to become a new life style for him.  He cannot follow a fad diet that promises that he will lose weight because once he stops that diet he will only regain (and more)  the weight.

As of January 2010, he has kept his promise to me and the girls.  He has hired a personal trainer and has started the Weight Watchers program.  To date, he has lost approximately 40 pounds.  He is presently on a good path.  I am very proud of him and of his present motivation.  I am always supporting him and looking for any tools or information in order to educate him regarding good eating habits.  Hence, the need for a copy of Doug Varrieur’s book regarding the sugar in our diets.

I thank you for giving me the chance to tell my story and hoping to receive a copy of Fat to Skinny.

Toronto Sun finalist in Fat To Skinny book giveaway

- July 24th, 2010

Logo-SUN_newHere is the lone finalist in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Toronto Sun (last name has been removed):

49. Ron, Toronto Sun

Dear Sir,

I read the attached with great interest as I am a short, fat, balding, white guy who is about to hit 59 years this August 11th,

Always overweight I have tried and succeeded losing and gaining weight for my entire life. Today July 5, 2010 my wife and I are celebrating 30th anniversary. For our honeymoon we travelled to Alyson’s cousins wedding in New Brunswick in our own plane.

At that time I was 200 lbs. and regularly exercising. My aviation medical was not a problem then.

After adopting 2 boys running a business, primary care giver to our eldest son until his death 3 years ago from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and becoming type II diabetic my weight has ballooned to 300 lbs. with my heart losing 50 % capacity in the past year. I could use some help.

My wife has just retired after 39 years of teaching so it is time for me to get as healthy as possible.

Please consider me for you book.

Thanks