• Win prizes while losing weight

    On the weekend of January 10-11, 2014, the Fit City Challenge and several regional health/wellness coalitions across our region will launch the 2014 Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge.

    Top prizes for the challenge include a 2014 Dodge Dart, provided by Allen Samuels Tyler, and $5,000 in gift cards usable at any Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods.

    Details & Rules
  • 2013 Grand Prize Winners

    The first Lighten Up East Texas lasted from November 2012 through April 2013. Over 3,000 individuals from across the East Texas area registered, and helped to lose a total combined weight of 4,717 pounds. The grand prize winners were Sara McShan (right), the randomly selected winner of a 2013 Dodge Dart, and Linda Dorsett (left), who was the randomly selected winner of the Passport Dream Vacation. These ladies were also a member of the Curves Nacogdoches weight loss team, captained by Sharon Roberts (center).

    2013 Winners
  • 5-2-1-0 Campaign

    The Fit City 5210 campaign is based on a program developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It emphasizes daily consumption of five servings of fruits and vegetables, less than two hours of recreational screen time, at least one hour of physical activity and zero sweetened beverages.

    The program is a school-based healthy-living initiative that has been integrated within the curricula of the Tyler and Whitehouse school districts (grades 3 - 11).

    Healthy Children
  • Celebrate Your Success

    On Saturday, May 31, the final public weigh-out will occur at Broadway Square Mall, in the court in front of J.C. Penney. Any person who registered into Lighten Up East Texas can weigh-out between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Webpage Descriptors

Registration for the 2014 Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge has closed.

Everyone who is a registered participant is advised to access the Resources pages, which lists upcoming 5k & 1-mile walks, nutrition tips, links to online medical education, and motivational tips to ensure success.