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Follow my “I’m worth it!” promise & progress

Over the past 3 years my weight has been on a rollercoaster ride. As viewers, you have watched my weight go from 134lbs to 102lbs and back up again. We all have our own stories and stresses in life that effect how we feel and look. I thought I would share my story to encourage others to take time for themselves and realize they are worth it.

Late in 2007 I began an intense workout program to try to get my body back in shape. I saw amazing results and was motivated to keep working hard. The only issue was that I was doing this program while going through a very emotional time in my life. I was trying to lose weight and make changes for someone else,  not for myself. I dropped to a dangerously low weight of 102 lbs and was not eating enough to sustain that kind of workout program.  Stress had me skipping meals and not sleeping. After finally losing weight, I found myself being pressured to gain weight.

In the summer of 2008 my life underwent incredible change and I found myself a single mom of three daughters. I struggled with learning to balance everything life was throwing at me. I was overwhelmed and the first thing to go was my workout time. I was averaging 5 hours of sleep a night. I started to pack the pounds back on and I could not understand why. I am not a big eater - in fact eat quiet healthy. My weight was back up, my clothes were too tight and I felt awful.

I started getting tests done and after months of consulting with my doctor, I found out that my body and hormones were all out of whack. Lack of sleep and exercise were the main contributors.

So here I am now. I have learned to balance better and am in a happy place in my life. I am making changes and making time for me again. I realized that in order for me to be there for others, I also have to take care of myself.

I made an on-air commitment to Marjolein Brugman from AeroPilates to give myself two months of eating right and Pilates. I’d love to share this journey with you. I will be logging everything I am doing and keep you up-to-date on my progress.

Yes, I will even share my weight and measurements! I’m trying to lose 15 lbs, but most of all my goal is to have my clothes feel better on and get myself feeling good again. I hope you will join me and make time for yourself. We have excellent products and experts here at The Shopping Channel. Find something that works for you and commit.

Let’s do it together. We are all worth it.

Renee Torrington
TV Host, The Shopping Channel

PS - ok, here it is, my starting weight & measurements!!

Weight: 130lbs
Hips: 38″
Waist: 33″
Chest: 36″
Thigh: 21″

Help turn back time with SKINN Cosmetics Back to Youth Set

SKINN Cosmetics

SKINN’s Dimitri James loves to create kits that combine both skin care and colour. In his new Back to Youth Set he’s paired break-through Collagenesis skin care with collagen boosting lip colour. Products you can use every day - no matter your skin type - to achieve anti-aging results.

Did we mention it’s available for under $50?

Skinn Back to Youth Set
Today’s Showstopper: $49.86
Easy Pay: 3 x of $16.62

• Collagenesis 24 Hour Treatment
• 4 Collagenesis Power Ampoules
• Collagenesis 24 Hour Wrinkle & Dryness Relief Balm
• Dressed to the Nines Collagen Boost Lipstick Compact

Diane Gilman delivers bold, bold colour!

Don’t miss out on our Diane Gilman Skinny Jean Blockbuster offer. Pick up on this trend for $52.50 - in Green, Purple, Indigo, White & Chambray (while quantities last!)

Pair your skinnies with one of Diane’s newest tops. Fun, flirty and oh-so feminine. These tops will give you a lovely silhouette, especially when paired with skinny jeans.

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Sparkling offers from our Diamond Show collection

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Available in Yellow or White Gold, save $87 on this 10K Gold Diamond Cluster Ring today only!
Today’s Showstopper: $188.88
Easy Pay: 6 x $31.48

Also look for special pricing on many new diamond designs!

If you pick up a little sparkling something for yourself today, be sure to check our our Purchase with Purchase offer:

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Sterling Silver & 10K Gold 0.02ct Diamond Heart Pendant

Purchase with Purchase: $23.98
When you purchase any other item from our Diamond Show collection today.

The Shopping Channel launches Bremenn Research Labs

Whether it’s your forehead, eyelids, dark circles or your, um, back seat (we’re not talking about the one in your car!) Bremenn Research Labs offers targetted beauty solutions to lift, smooth & rejuvenate.

Plus, get FREE SHIPPING on all items!

Guillaume’s First Leather Jacket This Season

Style - It’s all in the details!  If you love leather, you’ll fall for this Leather Jacket with Studs by Guillaume. Available in Royal Blue, Black, Red & Violet - while quantities last. 100% leather and fully lined in a fashion-forward chain print pattern.  But don’t wait, Violet is already sold out - this one is moving fast!

Today’s Showstopper: $129.98 (save $65)
Easy Pay: 5 x $26.00

Get creative and eat it too with the Cricut Cake

Cricut Cake

Canadians have been waiting for it, and now it’s finally here! The Shopping Channel is excited to launch the much anticipated Cricut Cake! This crafty machine will revolutionize your baking creativity. Cookies, cakes, cupcakes - all your baked goodies can now be dressed up like nothing you’ve every seen before! Create professional looking, edible designs out of frosting sheets, fondant and gum paste.

Best of all, our EXCLUSIVE Cricut Cake Blockbuster Bundle is available - for a limited time - at a Blockbuster price of $389.95(save $100!) or 6 Easy Pay payments of $64.99.

Tune into The Shopping Channel today at  11am, 3pm, 8pm and 11pm EST to see our EXCLUSIVE Cricut Cake Bundle demonstrated live. You can also watch our on-TV presentation and get full specifications online on our product detail page.

In the meantime, let these amazing creations - all made with the Cricut Cake - inspire you!

Our latest 14K Gold Today’s Showstopper

From our 14K & 18K Gold Showcase, this 14K Gold Basket Weave Design Dome Band is timeless, classic & elegant. In your choice of Yellow, White or Pink gold.

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Today’s Showstopper: $264.96 (save $113)
Easy Pay: 6 x $44.16

TV Hosts Richard & Betty-Jean are headed to Vancouver

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Richard Nestor and Betty-Jean Allison will be in Vancouver on Monday April 26!

Tune in to Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver at 7:20am and again at 7:40am to watch Richard get interviewed for a change! We’ll be bringing prize giveaways so be sure and tune in.

> Watch online at
> Citytv Vancouver is channel Shaw 13, Telus 13, Express Vu 253 or Star Choice 359

Betty-Jean will be interviewed live at 8:40am on Vancouver’s Fun FM. BJ will also be bringing prizes for the listening audience.
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Both Richard & BJ, along with a few other folks from The Shopping Channel, will be at the Citytv studios in person from 10am to 11am Monday morning for a drop-in meet and greet. Stop in and say Hi – we’d love to see you there!

Your kitchen made easy with KitchenAid

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Only available at The Shopping Channel. At a price only available until 11:59PM EST tonight!


KitchenAid Deluxe 5 Lift Bowl Mixer with Bonus 3qt Bowl & Whip
Today’s Showstopper: $299.83 (save $200)
Easy Pay: 6 x $49.97

Available in 5 designer colours - while quantities last. Today is your chance to own this must-have kitchen appliance.