With 40 years of successfully guiding permanent and healthy weight loss, MD Diet Weight Loss & Nutrition, in honor of mother’s day, pampered the “Treat Your Mom Like A Queen Giveaway” makeover contest winner. The mother/daughter team of Nancy and Nisa Ledezma received a makeover last night with Miss America Utah, Jesse Craig. They also received 6 months of free weight loss services from MD Diet.
“We were amazed by Nancy. She’s been through a lot of trials and has been able to fight through and overcome all of them, all while guiding her daughter through the challenges of single motherhood and being a loving grandmother to her grandkids. Nancy is one tough mama and she deserved to be treated like a queen.” stated Winston Behle, Operations Director for MD Diet. “We were glad that we could give her at least one night off.”
Utah native Nisa Ledezma nominated her mom Nancy because, as Nisa says, “She has worked her entire life, and it’s time for her to get a day off.” Nancy had Nisa at the young age of 14-years-old. Despite this chal lenge she raised Nisa and her four siblings to work hard through her own example, tackling everything from changing her own transmission by herself in her driveway, to helping her children with their homework. This strong work ethic helped her daughter Nisa become the first person in Nancy’s family to graduate from high school. Nisa then went on to complete a CNA certification. This lifetime of hard work was interrupted five years ago, when Nancy’s husband passed away suddenly under tragic circumstances. The same year as her husband passed away the mother of five was gravely injured and ended up in serious condition in the hospital. After a long recovery and grief process, the mother and daughter team say that the sudden death of their beloved husband and father brought them closer together as a family.
Nisa further states, “I can never repay my mom for all she’s done. She deserves this and it’s time for her to get a day off, and be treated like the queen that she is. I’ve learned how to become a good mom from her and that there’s no day off of anything whether it’s a job or being a mom or CNA.”
Learning of this win affected Nancy deeply, “For me, I have never been able to win a contest in my life. I don’t treat myself to spas, facials, and all that stuff, I feel guilty if I don’t share something like that with all my kids. Really, I was excited. It’s like a dream to me.”
Nancy worked hard to add skills so she could contribute to a tight family budget. She studied mechanic repair books. She contributed to the family business doing handyman services. When the kids were at school she learned how to do plumbing and electrical. She says, “If I can’t do it, I will learn how to do it. That is my goal- my children know that. Work for the stuff that they want- you can’t always get everything handed to you.”
MD Diet looked for mothers with an inspiring story, who deserved this amazing Mother’s Day gift. Contestants nominated their moms for a makeover from MD Diet and a night with Miss Utah, Jesse Craig by sharing a picture of their mom on the MD Diet Facebook page, explaining why she needs some pampering. Contestants asked friends to vote. The MD Diet team reviewed the three posts with the most Facebook “likes” to determine the winner.
“Moms sometimes need reminding just how special and important they are,” states Jesse Craig. “With Mothers Day approaching, it’s important to tell them and even better, show them we care and are grateful.”
The winning mother/daughter team received a girls’ night out including: a hairstyle from pro DO in the Dapper and Dash mobile spa salon, facial from Balance Mobile Spa, professional makeup services from Devyn Storey, relaxing manicure and pedicure by Soulstice Day Spa & Salon, $100 each to purchase a new outfit from Downeast to complete their new look, and 6 months of weight loss/nutrition counseling from MD Diet.
The runner up received 3 months of weight loss services from MD Diet and a $100 Amazon gift card and the third place entrant received one month of free MD Diet weight loss services.
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For more than 40 years, MD Diet has helped more than 30,000 Salt Lake City-area patients transform their bodies and their health with proven medical weight-loss programs. This is accomplished through a combination of education, prescription medications and lifestyle modifications to help improve health and vitality while safely shedding unwanted pounds. Under the guidance of our physician, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and experienced, compassionate staff, patients learn how to transform lifestyle.