Monday, August 24, 2015

How its going after six months

So, it has been six months since I started Isagenix.  I still love it.  I have found new ways to make shakes... my latest favorite is to add a big spoonful of cinnamin and pumpkin pie spice.   OR a spoonful of cocoa powder, a spoonful of Stevia and a spoonful of powdered peanut butter.
OH... and all of that is added to the vanilla.
I could do the same with the chocolate.
And because I have realized the benefits of healthy eating I am finding more ways to eat healthy. I have started dehydrating fruits and vegetables.  I even have made gummies from zucchinni.  And my five year old granddaughter loves them.
    This past Sunday I had a number of people comment about how much weight I had lost.  And then someone else was really interested in how I have been able to get my blood sugar down to normal.
My blood sugar is in the low 80s every morning now.   One morning it was 126 due to all the sugar I had eaten late the night before.   I was shocked.   But it proved to me that what I eat really does have more of an effect on my body and my recovery than I had ever thought.
I went to an exercise class (non aerobic) and came home and tested it again.  It was 81.  Before the health changes if my blood sugar was that low I would have been having a hypoglycemic spell.  But now, that is normal for me and I am so happy at how my body recovers so fast.
    People are dubious and afraid of the cost.  They look at the cost as if it is an added bill.  The truth is, once you stop purchasing the chips, cookies, ice cream, coffee, sodas. pasta, bread, lunch meat, canned vegetables.....whatever...  you have saved more than you are spending.
    If that bothers you to think of not having those things listed above let me tell you that I was a pasta, and bread lover.  Oh, and sugar.   Now I don't even crave them... I dont even think about them.  When I do I am amazed that I do not want them or care about them anymore.
   Take into consideration that you are replacing two meals a day with the shakes.  Pick two meals that cost you the most.  Pick two meals that could even save you money.  If you eat out for breakfast and lunch due to work you could be paying less for getting healthy than you would be for filling your body with toxins and fat. And seriously, when you eliminate the sodas, or coffee  or unhealthy snacks from your life your grocery list really goes down.
For some reason people are also afraid to consider the income potential in Isagenix.  They think it is a 'pyramid scheme".   Which it is not.  In fact, it is not a pyramid at all.  People that sign up under me can make way more money than me.  That doesn't happen in pyramids. Isagenix businesses come under the category of "Network Marketing".   The marketing is done more by the internet and word of mouth.  There is no advertising.  I talk to people every day who make six figure incomes from just sharing their stories with others.   Some people get into Isagenix merely for the business of it.  Younger millionaires know the potential of Network Marketing and will switch from a previous business to Isagenix just because of the income potential.  I am not a salesman.  Never have been.  But it is easy to enthusiastically share about a product that changes your life.  And when you care about others and believe that this product can change their life as well it is easy to share.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Latest Pictures

Following are a number of photos.  Keep scrolling and you will see some face shots.
These are my IsaBody Challenge pictures. I probably chose the wrong clothes for my after pictures.  Or maybe even for the before.  But hopefully you can see the difference.

After I lost weight and started feeling better I decided I would color my hair again.  People who were older than me looked younger because of their hair color and wanted to look as young as I felt.  Well, that can't happen from just coloring my hair.  But I think it helped.
This is me in March of 2014
This is  my facebook profile picture in Jan before I started Isagenix.

This is me in June of 2015, 5 months after starting Isagenix.

This is me in July of 2015. 

I am in my six month of Isagenix.  I am so happy to still be full of energy and to have my life back again. I am down 34 pounds.  I have not taken my measurements since I finished my first Isa Body Challenge but clothes I bought last month are getting too large now.
I have so much fun trying on clothes.  I get my clothes at thrift stores so I won't have to feel guilty if I only wear them once before they get too big.
My husband bought me a really cute dress in May.  I wore it once and now it is too big.  I can still wear it but what's the fun in that?!
I feel so much younger that I am disappointed when people still see me as a person in my 50s.  I can fool some people when I dress up and put on makeup but I think most people would not think of me as being as young as I feel.  But that's ok.   I look younger than I did... that's for sure!  And I feel younger than I did!!!
I have started a new Isa Body challenge.  I have not heard from the first one.  I really hope I can make it into the finals.
When I see people on the street that are overweight or walking with a cane or hobbling along, I think, "I bet Isagenix could give them their life back."
And it probably could.
I would love to sign up a LOT of people and make a lot of money while helping others get their health and life back.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Lab Results

I got my lab results back yesterday.  It was my blood work for diabetes and cholesterol.  My A1C level was 6.0.   That is the lowest it has been in a very long time.  It was not as good as I had hoped but it is still good.  It was 7.9 in Jan. of this year which was right before I started on Isagenix.

Today my daughter and I took our "after" pictures for the Isabody Challenge.   My daughter is a little discouraged because she still has a way to go.  But she has come so far and I am so proud of her.  She looks years younger.  I think I do too and I am so happy.
Pictures soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The best Journey of my LIFE

Today's date is June 16, 2015.
Six months ago I thought that the best part of my life was over.   I woke up every morning dreading the pain of neuropathy and thought that I needed to just let go of thinking I could do anything new, exciting or physically challenging because of my limitations. My limitations were created (I thought) by my diabetes, high blood pressure, the pain of peripheral neuropathy, all the drugs that I had to take for these diseases and then finally, my weight. Although I was only 56 I thought that how I felt physically was how an 80 year old person must feel. I had already given in to the belief that there was nothing I could do but accept where I was in my life and make the best of it.  I really believed I had done what I could.
  And then, someone special gifted me with my first month of Isagenix.  I had two reasons to stick to it.  One, I wanted to make good on the gift, and two, my daughter was doing it with me and I wanted to see her healthy and happy again.
   I didn't really think I would lose much weight since that had always been hard for me.  But I was hoping to see my blood pressure and my blood sugar go down. If the blood sugar went down, hopefully my pain levels would decrease.  Within the first three weeks my blood sugar dropped 20 points and my blood pressure became normal for the first time in decades, and I got excited.  I was losing weight faster than I ever had.  My energy increased and activities became easier.  Motivation to participate in life returned.  Suddenly, I no longer felt 80 or even 56.  I felt 40. And I began to realize that I had been wrong. My weight and my life did not have to be dictated by pain, disease or medication. I DO have a say in what my future holds. Although I have learned many lessons on my journey I think that has been the most important.
   Four and a half months from starting Isagenix my blood sugar is normal and I have cut my meds in half.  My blood pressure is normal AFTER having cut the medications completely. My pain levels have decreased.  My energy is better than it has been in 15 years. And I love looking at myself in the mirror.  Every day I wake up happy, anticipating the day. I still have a few more pounds to lose.  But I am looking forward to every day of the journey.

These are my results....
Blood Sugar... before - 130  /  after - 83
Blood Pressure....  before - 130/ 82    /  after  -  112/ 72
A1C level.....    before - 7.9   /   after  -6.0
Weight..  before - 194     /     after - 164
Want to see some pictures?    Just in case you can't tell.   the first pic is the After picture.   And that one was taken a month ago.  So I am actually even smaller now.

I plan to post more pictures and some links to Isagenix sites that might be of interest to others. Check out previous post and you will see one of my favorite links about detoxing blood.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My Journey through Isagenix. First post.

This Blog is to journal my trip through Isagenix.  I am already at my third month and have had the most awesome results imaginable.   My daughter and I have been doing this together and her results are even more amazing than mine.
Hopefully you are here because you are interested in seeing what Isagenix has done for me and my daughter.  I hope that some of the people who have signed up with me will allow me to post their results here as well.
Just to get started let me say that I started at a weight of 194lbs.  I am almost 5'6", 56 years old, and am type 2 diabetic.  I also have high blood pressure and take drugs for that.  In fact, the doctor had just doubled my blood pressure med in Nov of last year (2014).
At this time my blood sugar levels are normal, my blood pressure is normal, I have lost 25lbs and my energy and stamina have increased tremendously.
Just wait until I get up the video.
People who know me are walking up to me to tell me how wonderful I look, how much younger, how I glow and how I look like I have more energy and happiness.
Well, they are right.  I also have peripheral neuropathy and take loads of pain meds.  My pain got better within the first week.

It is not just the Isagenix.  It is what I am NOT putting into my mouth now.  Using the products not only cleansed and detoxed my blood while I was losing weight; it also was a way to show me how the food that I eat has such a great (I mean greatly horrible) effect on my body.  I guess it is really true that "you are what you eat".  But even more than that... I realized early on that what the Bible says is true, "The life is in the blood."
I watched this video and was truly amazed.

I don't know where my blood cell health was according to this video, but with high cholesterol, diabetes and too much sugar all the time.. I"m sure it was along with the worst one.  I would love to see what it looks like now.
If your blood is not healthy it cannot do the job that God created it to do.  It is too busy trying to heal itself.
I am adding a file that you can download and read information about the products and what they do.

Looking forward to putting a video next.