Struggling with your weight can be tiresome and frustrating. SOOOOOOOO many diet tricks, tips, supplements, schemes, etc., makes it almost impossible to find what you need to get started. If you are like me, I had zero willingness to spend a year to lose it... but I did have motivation. I wanted more energy and to not feel so self concious about my midsection and overall weight.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and stared at that “muffin top”? You know what I mean - it's that intertube around your waist and it's staring back at you. I did... I had to stop and think “how the hell did I let this happen?”.
Well, you are not alone. Let me share my story with you and keep you running with me during my personal journey.
Let me start by stating that I am not one for sharing personal information, let alone pictures of myself. I have never liked to "show" off or flaunt anything a day in my life. I am the kind of person who is a reserved in public and a hoot in private with people I enjoy being around. I am also the person who is always behind the camera taking the pictures - never in them. I like to capture the moment and relive my memories over and over again.
In December 2011, I was rummaging through my computer and stumbled across our vacation pictures from Gulf Shores, AL – summer of 2011. I remembered what a great time we had at the beach, the pool, and the fun dinners - especially at Lamberts "home of the famous throwed rolls" as they call it. As I scroll through the folder, I see several fun pictures of my kids and family having a wonderful time. I couldn’t help but smile while reminiscing. I even started a separate file for those that I wanted to print out and share on my face-book page. While scrolling through the last batch of pictures, my smile quickly faded into sudden horror.
I had stumbled across four horrible pictures worthy of only the most grotesque horror movie. The pictures were of me. One of which my muffin top was spilling over my shorts and the other is of me sitting down and I appear to be six to seven months pregnant. That is when I decided I have to do something and do it now.
I started a lot of research online and tons of diet fads, pills, crash diet – I think my favorite laugh was the peanut butter and egg diet. That’s sounds like a filling, nutritous - no hunger diet there!… That a recipe for starvation and binge eating afterwards. I settled for a few trips to the gym weekly and a simple diet that seemed to be a rational one in thought – The Special K Challenge. Well week one was definitely a challenge.
Though I am sure for the average person the Special K Challenge would work out fine. But for me, the sugar content in those bars you were suppose to eat daily was way too much for me. My body doesn’t particularly like a lot of sugar and it makes me feel ill. Not to mention my blood sugar tends to crash right before lunch and the massive heartburn I get was amplified. So, I was quickly back at my computer searching for an alternate plan. That’s when it hit me – Misty.
Misty is a coworker of mine who had a baby a few months back (right after she started working with me). She was rapidly losing weight and I remembered her telling me about it. When I asked her this time she simply said “Plexus Slim”. She proceeded to tell me a little bit more about it, the costs, and benefits. You take a powder packet of Plexus Slim and empty into a bottle of water. Shake, drink, and take an accelerator pill in combination for quicker results. At first I was skeptical –I thought great, another diet pill and expensive diet scheme. Turns out – I tried it and I felt weird and decided against it.
A few weeks later I am still hell bent and determined to lose this muffin top and some inches and still haven’t figured out how. I have stopped going to the gym because of sports for the kids. I can add a workout to my daily routine but baseball and softball for my kids are coming up, husband always out of town. How am I suppose to juggle all this? Once again, I turned to Misty. We talked more about how the Plexus Slim made me feel the first time and realized that I did not eat anything that day. I decided to give the plan another chance and to take only the Plexus slim powder supplement. I wanted hold off on the accelerator pill until at least a week passes – give my body time to adjust. Well let me tell you, after that first day of doing it right I was on my way!!!!
Friends and family of mine have varied results. Some lost inches, some lost pounds, some lost both, one lost a few inches before finding out she has a thyroid issue (was stopping her from losing any weight). I have friends that are diabetic, insulin dependent diabetics, high blood pressure and skyrocket cholesterol issues; one friend has COMPLETELY gone off all blood pressure and cholesterol medicine and is down to the lowest insulin injection once daily. It's CRAZY isn't it!
To show you how my journey has unfolded, take a look below (at the very bottom). There are also some before during and after pictures of me during the three months it took me to shed all those pounds and inches...
Let me give you some insight on my weight loss and how it has made me feel:
Waist Inches: No measurement but bloating almost completely gone. Pants are getting baggy already! Woo Hoo!
Blood Sugar: Uh – no crashing… lovin it
Heartburn: Ate Mexican food for lunch one day – Zantac that night
Energy Level: Nap – who needs one??? Lol!
Heartburn: Nada - PS: Just went out and bought all new work pants today!!!!
Well here we are eight months later and guess what.... I wear a size 10 pants, medium and some small shirts, and weigh 150 lbs. That my friends is 28 pounds and lots n lots of inches. I feel great and have maintained my weight even on the times I stopped taking plexus. Of course my energy level is still hanging in there and I feel better because of all the weight loss - but man what a difference when I do take it.
I didn't post anything after the fourth week because of my daughter's softball and my son's baseball. I was on the go four nights a week and all weekend with tournament games. I finally took the time to sit and finish this post this evening to share how wonderful PlexusSlim has been for me and how thankful I am for this product.
If at any point you want to check out this product, order yourself a 3 day sample... I'd bet my pinky toe you'll be hooked after the first day!
Check out my before / during / after picture collage below !
All of the pictures in Blue below are before I began Plexus Slim... Started in February 2012 - but these were all that previous summer
The pictures in Purple were when I started in February through August !