Meet the $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway Winners!

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Announcing the winners of The Nutrisystem $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway!

Congratulations to all the fabulous Nutrisystem customers who shared their inspirational stories, incredible weight loss results and slim-down successes with us as part of our latest giveaway!

We continue to be impressed by your dedication, and we want to extend our deepest congratulations to all the amazing people who entered! We’d also like to congratulate our top 10 finalists, who enjoyed an all-expenses paid trip to Florida during which they enjoyed a cocktail reception and special photo shoot. We loved celebrating your successes with you and we hope you enjoyed the experience as well!

But now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the winners of our 2015 contest, the Nutrisystem $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway!


EmilyBeth D. lost 135 lbs.*
Teresa B. lost 140 lbs.*

Doug A. lost 139 lbs.*
Ron B. lost 80 lbs.*

Get to know the NutriStars!


“I’m a Southern girl―Alabama born and raised. My family and friends ate and cooked in true Southern style―everything was fried, smothered in cheese or bacon. Although I never really struggled with my weight as a child, genetics caught up to me as puberty hit.

When I headed off to college, I enjoyed late night fast food trips and one too many bowls of ice cream in the dining hall. I put no thought into what I was eating. After I graduated, I was on my own for the first time. I had my first job, first apartment, and was just too tired to worry about cooking healthy. I soon weighed in at about 260 pounds.

Fast forward a few years and I’m 275 pounds. My mom and sister decided to try Nutrisystem since my sister’s wedding was coming up. I started Nutrisystem, too―and LOVED it! I dropped 60 pounds by the wedding. I began to love eating healthy and exercising. Nutrisystem became (and still is) like a best friend―always there for me. I felt good knowing I was eating right, and that I could depend on the program to make losing weight easier. I didn’t have to worry about cooking after a long day. I learned what portion control really looks like, and how to eat and shop healthier.

I had no idea how amazing my 135 pound weight loss journey was going to be. Now, people I know―even family members―don’t recognize me. More importantly, I feel like a new person! I am healthier. Since I am a size 6-8 now, I can shop at most clothing stores―and enjoy doing so. I truly have had a life-changing experience with Nutrisystem.”


“Let me shout it from the rooftops: Nutrisystem changed my life! I weigh less now than when I was 11-years-old. That is a real reality check for someone who has turned the big 50.

My turning point came when my child wanted to ride a rollercoaster and, because of my size, I didn’t fit. I was horrified but my boy said to me, ‘Mommy, I don’t care about the rollercoaster. I just want you happy and healthy enough to be with me all my life.’ I knew then that I had to do something.

When I started my Nutrisystem® journey, I was 290 pounds and a size 26. My original goal was to lose 100 pounds by the time my son went back to school. When I weighed in that morning, I made my first real goal! My next goal was to look fabulous at 50. I made that goal, too! Weighing in at 170 pounds, I had lost 120 pounds and slid nicely into my size 12 clothes. That day, along with my good friends, I rode that roller coaster! My weight is not going to stop me from doing one more thing in my life.

With tears of joy last week, I bought my first single digit pair of jeans. For me, it hasn’t been just about the pounds. It’s about being able to wrap my mind around looking in the mirror and seeing someone I don’t recognize. It’s about seeing friends for the first time in years, and they don’t have any idea who I am.

My journey is not over yet, nor will it ever be. Nutrisystem is my support and my plan for life. This time is the last time I will ever have to lose those same pounds again!”


“Like many, I wasn’t always overweight. However, bad habits put me in a bad situation time and again. The reason, I believe, was because the good habits I would establish would only involve a change in my exercise routine―not my eating.

In my undergraduate days, I joined a university ‘Biggest Loser’ competition. I hit the gym and worked out, and by the end I had lost about 30 pounds. The problem was that summer hit, and I no longer had the gym available nor the motivation to continue. As a result, I got more lethargic and ate more because the food was around―and man, do I love food! All the weight (and then some) came back.

Last year, I had to make a lot of changes including changing the direction of my studies. But I hated the shape I was in. Hated it! I was massively overweight, which affected pretty much everything in my life. I wasn’t very happy. I didn’t like people seeing me because I was disappointed with myself. I knew I had to do something. I had made one critical move with my education. It was time for another. One day, I was watching TV and an ad came on for Nutrisystem. I decided I was going to give it a try.

Nutrisystem has had a giant impact on my life. I have lost over 100 pounds. I move better and have more energy. It has really changed my outlook―I am so much happier than I was before! The biggest impact it has made is realizing I do not need to eat like I’m eating a last meal anymore, and I’m able to jump right back after falling off briefly. Thanks to Nutrisystem, I finally have made a good habit out of my ‘diet’ and it is paying dividends!”


“I started Nutrisystem a little over a year ago. Due to my busy schedule at work, and raising three children, I didn’t have time to go to the gym. And I didn’t have the patience to count points. I had difficulty maintaining a healthy weight―I usually weighed in anywhere between 280 and 295 pounds.

I was at a turning point in my life and decided it was time to make a change. I made the decision to give Nutrisystem a try. It was the best thing I ever did. I lost 30 pounds the first two months.* Everyone could see the difference in me physically and mentally. I knew I had found something that was really working for me.

Even after meeting my initial weight loss goal of 70 pounds, I have decided to continue with Nutrisystem and I’m setting a new goal―another 20 pounds! I love the food and it takes the guesswork out of meal prep for this busy dad on the go!”

Congratulations to our winners and to everyone else who has taken that first step toward a healthier and happier life with Nutrisystem. Keep an eye out for our next big contest—and in the meantime, keep that success going strong!”

(Please note: stories have been edited for length.)

*Results vary based on starting weight and program adherence. Expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week. Compensated customers, EmilyBeth did not use Fast 5. Weight lost on prior program.