Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 56)

CatCh the Spirit meet ‘The Biggest loser’ Spirit of Women starts new year with Helen Phillips, living proof that change is possible Helen Phillips’ message will inspire women to take charge of their own life, without excuses and without settling for less. K ick off your new year with North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women’s “Small Steps … Big Changes” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Summit Center in Tupelo. The guest speaker will be Helen Phillips, winner of the seventh season competition on NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser. At 48 years old, Phillips went from a size 22 to a size 2 and lost 54.47 percent of her body weight—breaking all The Biggest Loser’s past six seasons’ records for age and percentage of weight loss. Phillips believes it’s never too late to change, claiming, “You can change your life even in the middle of it.” Helen Phillips at the start of The Biggest Loser and after she became the winner of season seven. HeAlTHy insigHTs Phillips will speak about how taking small steps can lead to making big changes—which is the key to finding balance within healthy living and family responsibility. She will share how she has overcome emotional eating, bouts of depression and lack of self-worth. Participants will hear about Phillips’ experience on The Biggest Loser Ranch, including difficult workouts, heartbreaking eliminations and crazy challenges. Highlights include sea kayaking, mountain climbing and tightrope walking over 110-feet deep canyons. She also pulled cars, switched trainers and ran a full marathon. Since The Biggest Loser, Phillips has been involved in the “Got Milk?” campaign and has appeared on The Today Show, QVC (promoting Biggest Loser products), Entertainment Tonight, Ellen and Rachael Ray. She has been featured in magazines such as OK, People, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s World, In Touch, TV Guide and O: The Oprah Magazine. She has also been involved in the fight against childhood obesity, helped organize a Women’s Health Walk to promote healthy lifestyles, and is working with her local school board on healthier school menus. A Winning TrAnsformATion Phillips weighed in at 257 pounds when she stepped onto the ranch. After eight grueling months. she left 140 pounds lighter and with a wealth of knowledge on how to balance nutrition, fitness and real life at home. Flirting with diabetes herself, Phillips was able to reverse the onset by making wise food choices and exercising. Because of her personal experience and a husband who has been battling diabetes for six years, Phillips has a strong interest in the disease. She put her husband on a diet and exercise program, and now he has lost 55 pounds, stabilized his blood sugar and requires no medication. eVenT Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: Thursday, Jan. 27 Place: Summit Center • Tupelo Fee: $20 ticket (includes dinner and gift) For ticket information, call 800-THE DESK (800-843-3375) or visit Don’t Miss “Small Steps … Big Changes” 56 Vim & Vigor • WI N TER 2 010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Lives Renewed
Hands-On Approach
Smart Moves
Miss Information
Stroke Sense
Gut Feelings
On the Cover - The Story on Stress
The Faces of Skin Cancer
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
A Natural Dilemma
17 Reasons to Work in Healthcare
Aerobics Roundup
Make a Splash
It’s a Great Place to Work
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi