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Weight Watchers(R) Reveals the 2008 Inspiring Stories of the Year Contest Winners Online and in the January Issue of Good Housekeeping
Date:12/16/2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers announced today the five grand prize winners of the 2008 WEIGHT WATCHERS INSPIRING STORIES OF THE YEAR CONTEST. All five grand prize winners are living proof that successful weight loss can lead to positive changes in other areas of life. Their Inspiring Stories will be featured on WeightWatchers.com and in the January issue of Good Housekeeping, available on newsstands today. In addition, one contest winner is featured on the cover of Good Housekeeping. This annual contest, conducted by Weight Watchers since 1998, recognizes some of the most inspirational journeys among Weight Watchers meetings members and Weight Watchers Online subscribers who shared their personal stories.

"Weight Watchers is dedicated to helping people make lasting, positive changes to their lives," says Theresa DiMasi, editor in chief of WeightWatchers.com, where the winners' stories will also be featured. "By sharing these Inspiring Stories, we hope to motivate more people, just like our winners, to take steps towards a healthier, happier self."

Amy Conklin of Rockford, IL is the grand prize winner gracing the cover of Good Housekeeping's January 2009 issue. A Weight Watchers Online subscriber, Conklin is a wife and mother of two children, who subscribed to Weight Watchers Online to help her become a better role model for her family and help them create healthy habits. Conklin lost 33.5 pounds on the plan.

"We decided to cover this story because Weight Watchers believes in the same tenets that we believe at Good Housekeeping," said Rosemary Ellis, editor in chief of Good Housekeeping. "Weight loss has to be healthy, about exercise as well as food.
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