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St. Catharines finalists in Fat To Skinny book giveaway

- July 25th, 2010

wwwHere are the finalists in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the St. Catharines Standard (last names have been removed):

64. Ed, St. Catharines Standard

Two nights ago I was examining my profile in our bedroom mirror.  My wife happened to look over as she was lying in bed and said “My God. You look like Demi Moore on the cover of that famous Cosmopolitan cover, you know, the one  where she appeared naked and eight and one half months pregnant, only she’s way better looking. ”  I am a 67 year old guy and was not amused to be compared to a pregnant woman, no matter how pretty she is.  Far better to look like her ex-husband, Bruce Willis instead. I really need to lose some weight before I hit the beach.

Ed

65. Larry, St. Catharines Standard

Dear Cary:

I was staying at a hotel in Niagara on the Lake on the weekend and my wife and I were enjoying the Breakfast buffet of toast, waffles with syrup, Home fries some eggs and bacon as much as you want , when my wife saw your article on the success of Doug Varrieur.

I too suffer from onset diabetes 2 , high blood pressure and high cloistral,   since I was 40 now I am 67 and weight 220 lbs at 5’8  My ideal weight should be 165 lbs but the doc says he would be happy if I  could bring it down to 180 . I would really like to get it to below 200 as a start

I have been up and down the scale 210 -230 for over 20 yrs

I am on medication for diabetes  but not insulin injections and supposed to be watching my diet. Well it hasn’t been happing.  I do have a sweet tooth  and more so since I gave up alcohol over 8 years ago

My portions are bigger than they should be and I eat after 8pm  my snacks are cookies and even ice cream

The shocker came last week when my doctor suggested  that he is going to recommend nightly injections of insulin.  I became somewhat depressed but wish to do something about my sweet intake and my weight

I would really like a copy or Doug’s book as I feel if he can do it so can I

Not having read his  book,  yet I still feel that he is a great inspiration and I hope that he has made contact with the diabetes society of Canada