Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 24 January 2014 11:10
Flores, a La Joya native, said after visiting a doctor she found her symptoms were related to anxiety. After seeing a commercial for the weight loss competition, Flores said it was a sign.
“I saw the commercial last year and thought I wouldn’t get picked…I’m in a little town from the Valley,” Flores said. “This year I saw the commercial and thought I need to do something. They called us right before Christmas to let us know we were chosen. It was a really good Christmas present for all of us in the competition.”
The H-E-B Slim Down Showdown selected 30 employees and customers out of 4,000 applicants across Texas. The contest began Jan. 6 and will continue for 12 weeks. The contestants will compete to win a $10,000 grand prize or a $5,000 “health hero” prize.