Monday, January 9, 2012

Final Results!

It's been six months since the first round of the Romance Biggest Winner competition began on July 5, 2011. We started out with a little over 90 romance readers and authors, and although we had a few people leave for various reasons over the course of the competition, I'm happy to say that the majority of us stuck it out and some are even continuing on to Round 2!

You may remember that the Grand Prizes for the competition were $1,000 for the biggest romance reader winner and a $1,000 for the biggest romance author winner. Without further ado, here are the overall percentages for the participants who reported in (not required unless participants wished to be considered for the grand prizes).

RBW Authors
2.5%-Vanessa Kelly
3.6%-Hope Ramsay
3.71%-Camryn Rhys
4%-Terri Schaefer
5.34%-Noelle Pierce
5.4%-Lavinia Kent
7.63%-Saralee Etter
8.5%-Maureen Betita
8.71%-Hillary Seidl
8.72%-Joely Sue Burkhart

9.46%-Lisa Hendrix
13.08%-Willa Edwards
And the winner is...

JENN LEBLANC of Team 10 with 15.74% lost!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Jenn began the competition on 7/5/11 weighing 305 and ended it on 1/5/12 weighing 257. That's a 48 pound loss in 6 months! Here are her before and after pictures:

RBW Readers
1%-Rebecca H.
1.46%-Lori A.
2.03%-Christy O.
2.11%-India Powers
2.26%-Marsha F.
2.33%-Ellen H.
2.42%-Pamela M.
3.42%-Melanie S.
4%-Evangelina J.
4.53%-Sharon M.
4.55%-Janet W.
4.71%-Kate Pembrooke
5.09%-Tammy C.
5.13%-PJ A.
5.2%-Melanie F.
5.33%-Carla F.
6.2%-Jamie M.
6.52%-Aislynn T.
6.59%-Wendy M.
6.66%-Phyllis P.
6.94%-Jeanne M.
7.84%-Arlene H.
8.18%-Pam M.
8.26%-Dawn A.
8.87%-Joy C.
9.27%-Mary C.
11.11%-Amber G.
12.48%-Leanne G.
12.5%-Kati R.
13.68%-Duo W.
15-Gina CB
15.85%-Susan C.
16.67%-Terri S.
20.49%-Lisa B.
24.08%-Deb S.
29.78%-Jackie H.
And the winner is...

Helen S. of Team 9 with 36.09% lost!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Helen began the competition on 7/5/11 weighing 276 and ended it on 1/5/12 weighing 176.4. That's a 99.6 pound loss in 6 months! Amazing!!! Here are her before and after pictures:

Congratulations to everyone who participated. I am so immensely proud of you all, and wish you the best on your continued journey to a healthier you!

If anyone (in RBW Round 1 or reading this) is interested in participating in Round 2, please email for more information.

All my best,
Ashley/Elise =)


  1. Oh, my God!! How awesome! Congratulations to the winners!

    My weight loss was minimal, but my goal was really to get into a healthier pattern of eating and exercise, and RBW really helped with that. Thank you, Ashley, for all your hard work!!

  2. way to go ladies! looking great! :D

  3. Wow!!! Congrats everyone! I'm so impressed and inspired. :)

  4. Congratulations, everyone! And thank you, Ashley, for organizing this contest--you helped a lot of people make positive changes. :0)

  5. Many congratulations to the winners--and to all of the participants for making the commitment to get healthier!

  6. Congrats everyone!! I'm so happy for you all. I wish I had done as well as you all.

  7. Amazing! Congrats to everyone.

    Thanks for all of your hard work making this happen, Ashley/Elise. It's people like you who make the world a better place.

  8. My congrats to the winners, too! And to all the other winners who may not have won the grand prizes but who still won because you lost weight and made healthful changes in your lives! And thank you to everyone who participated--this wouldn't have worked without you! =)

  9. Congratulations to everyone! Jenn and Helen, you both look fantastic!

    Here's to a healthier 2012 for all of us!

  10. Wow! That is fantastic. Very happy for everyone's success :) I'm looking forward to round 2. Congrats winners, you look FAB!