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Virginia Beach Man Loses 17 Pounds, on Top of a Previous 100 Pound Loss, and Wins Major $50,000 Prize

Million Dollar Body(TM) Is Awarding Over One Million Dollars to Help People

Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness website has just announced a $50,000 Grand Prize winner in its Million Dollar Body Game(TM), an ongoing incentive competition that is giving away over $1,000,000 this year to spur people to lose weight and get in shape. Jacob Anderson from Virginia Beach, VA appeared today in Anaheim along with five other $50,000 winners and two $250,000 winners.

Since winning the competition in August 2007, he lost 17 pounds and 25.3 pounds of fat loss. He lost six combined inches in his chest, waist and hips.

His story is amazing. After decades of neglecting his health, Jacob had a wake up call in August, 2006. He was morbidly obese at 295 pounds on his 5 foot 8.5 inch frame. He and his wife went to a convention, his first trip in years. Jacob wanted to dance with his wife as he did years ago. Instead, he was embarrassed by his size particularly when he saw photos later.

After his annual physical, Jacob's blood pressure and cholesterol were high. The doctor warned that he was at high risk for heart attack and stroke and was pre-diabetic. He was already being treated for obstructive sleep apnea. "At age 50, I felt 70. I knew I needed to change and was finally ready to listen," John recalled.

The doctor laid out a tough demand. He ordered John to lose 90 pounds. Six weeks later, Jacob had shed 23 pounds and his blood pressure was down to normal. By his next annual checkup, he had lost an amazing 107 pounds and all his stats were normal.

How did Jacob do it? "Purely with diet and exercise, exactly what all experts tell you to do," he said. "I began by controlling my carbohydrate intake and watching my portions. I cut out all sodas, junk food, fast food, flour, sugar, and empty starches."

"My biggest obstacle was getting started with exercise. I started walking but quickly switched to bicycle riding because of my large feet. After losing 57 pounds, I joined a gym and went daily for about six months but was not progressing as rapidly as I wanted. I had seen the P90X ad. I got Beachbody's Power 90 program in June and that had me ready for P90X by September 2007. I completed P90X just before Christmas. I am using the P90X Plus workouts and started a second round of P90X a few weeks ago to complete my transformation this spring," he said.

Since winning in August, he lost an additional 25.3 pounds of fat, added 8.3 pounds of muscle, reduced his body fat percentage by 11.5% and trimmed 6" total from my waist, chest and hips.

"People don't recognize the new me," said a jubilant Jacob. "I have lost 116 pounds in the past 16-1/2 months. All of my physical complaints are long gone. I now have tons of energy to do everything I want. My wife has been extremely supportive and encouraging and she lost 30 pounds to her goal," he said.

When Jacob and his wife took a vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida it was the complete opposite of that fateful convention trip. They danced like teens, walked all day and night, and even went on all the rides. Despite the challenges of sticking to a diet on the road, Jacob didn't gain one ounce on that trip.

Jacob's new goal is to be fitter than he was in high school, when he swam varsity. In any case, he's fitter now than at 51 than he was at 25.

Like other contestants, Scott submitted the story of his transformation, with before and after photos, and was chosen as a previous male $1,000 winner. He was then invited to submit a new picture and essay to be eligible for the Grand Prize -- in which he was guaranteed $50,000 and a shot at the $250,000. Web visitors can follow his ongoing story at

"This is an exciting time at Million Dollar Body(TM) crowning our winners," said Carl Daikeler, CEO of

"At Beachbody, we're billing these success stories as the ultimate win-win because there are no complaints -- every Beachbody and Million Dollar Body customer wins in some way. Just by following the winners' stories online, people have the extra motivation to make positive life changes and become healthier," he continued. "Obesity is an epidemic in this country. Losing weight takes perseverance and our kind of honest, healthy approach. Seeing others who put in the effort and get the results helps everyone stay motivated and focused."


Launched in January 2007, Million Dollar Body (MDB) is the peer-support division of, including the Million Dollar Body Game. MDB also houses the company's network marketing channel, giving customers the added incentive to get results and earn an income for helping others to succeed with a healthy lifestyle.


Founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon, is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., and is the creator of the nation's most popular in-home fitness and weight loss solutions. Beachbody products include Power 90(R), Kathy Smith's: Project YOU(TM), Yoga Booty Ballet(R), Slim in 6(R), P90X(R), Hip Hop Abs(R), and Turbo Jam(R), among many others. Beachbody programs combine challenging video-based fitness workouts with easy-to-follow nutrition guidelines, superior nutritional supplements, and an unparalleled customer service and peer-support system. The company's mission is to help people achieve their goals and lead a more healthy, fulfilling life.

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