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When I was selected as 1 of 25 contestants for the 1st H-E-B Slim Down Showdown for customers, I knew I could count on the support of my family and friends. But I had no idea of the magnitude of support that I would receive from my community

Today was my second “Meet & Greet” @ the H-E-B Plus store here in Victoria. I decided to have my table @ the front entrance next to the produce department to have the opportunity to reach more customers. WOW, did I get the traffic! It was awesome to have the opportunity to talk with so many people about my Slim Down Showdown Journey and how they too can apply for the next Slim Down Showdown in 2013. Several customers showed interest when I mentioned that I don’t consider this as a diet but more as a lifetime wellness program.

The Victoria Advocate Newspaper has done an amazing job in supporting and having great interest in my entire wellness journey. Kudos to J.R and all the other Victoria Advocate’s staff. Numerous of customers whom I never met came up to me and stated “Keep up the good work, we are following your progress weekly in the newspaper”. But what made me very emotional was when an elderly lady came up to the table in her scooter and stated, “I just want you to know how proud I am of you”. ”When I saw your picture & story on the front page in the newspaper a couple of months ago, I called all my friends and told them, that’s my nurse that gives me my flu shot every year @ the health department”. “Keep up the great work and know that I have been following you weekly ever since”. Good thing I had tissue handy.

I also would like to thank all the H-E-B partners who came by to share their words of encouragement and support.

A huge thanks to you all….. High-five

Live well, Reuben