Meet Our New Year, New You Contest Winners
Name: Sandy Boister
Relationship status: Married 12 years
Kids: 2 girls, 8 and 9
City: Athens, Texas
Occupation: Homemaker extraordinaire
Current weight: 184
Goal weight: 125
Favorite activities: Going to church, taking pictures of my girls and scrapbooking, going to antique stores with my husband, talking to my girlfriends (over lunch), reading
Favorite healthy snack: I don't like healthy snacks! That's why I'm 184 pounds!
Biggest food weakness: Any kind of dessert, all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet
Lowest ever weight as an adult: 125
Highest ever weight as an adult: 200
What diets have you tried before? Atkins, Weight Watchers, Slimfast, and the famous "Starve-yourself-because-your-high-school-reunion-is-in-3-weeks" diet.
How do you want this program to change your life? I want to feel in control of my eating. I want to have more energy for my family. After recently going through breast cancer treatment and having a double mastectomy, I have real body image issues. Getting back to a healthy weight and feeling attractive again would help me adjust to my new body and really would change my life.
Who (or what) is your greatest inspiration? I'm inspired by Christians who really walk the talk, like Beth Moore. Also my friend Anne, a pastor's wife and mother of three, who has a precious heart and more energy in her little finger than I have in my whole body, and who is probably a size 3. And Oprah can be pretty inspiring, too.
Proudest moment in your life (so far)? Graduating from college in my 30s with a 12-month-old and 8 months pregnant with my second baby.
What makes you feel beautiful? The way my sweet husband loves me through thick and thin, breasts or no breasts.
Who's your style icon? Can you have a style icon when you live most days in sweats and a T-shirt? Okay, okay...Marge Simpson.
In what outfit do you most want to show off your new body? My "skinny" jeans and any top my girls would say I look "cool" in.
Where do you hope you'll be in five years? Vacationing on a beach in Hawaii with my family, feeling great in my new bathing suit, cancer free, and living at the very center of God's will for our lives.
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