Healthy and getting there

I started a journey back in January and had no idea that I would be where I am now today. Wellness. I started trying to lose weight again but didn’t have much success in the 4 months that followed, even with medications from my doctor designed to help me lose weight. 

I only lost 8 pounds those 4 full months and had side effects from the medications that were nothing short of wretched. My heart was pounding and I developed a twitch in my lip and eye on one med. The other one made me feel terrible with tummy trouble. No fun and definitely not something I wanted longterm.

A friend of mine kept posting about this program she was using and she had my attention. I had talked to her a few times before but I guess you could say I wasn’t ready yet. Now, however, I was ready. She called me and I listened to her story and to the stories of some of her friends. They got me on the products and lifestyle a month ago. And thus it began.

You can see that the 8 pounds really didn’t make much of an impact on my photo.  The program is so easy.  I lost 6 pounds in the first 8 days during the body reset portion of the program.  Not only that but I lost 8.75 inches! The program promises 5-15 pounds gone in the first 8 days and there I was at 6 pounds.  I was hooked! 

Since then,  I’ve gone on to lose a total of 10 pounds and 16.5 inches!  3 inches are gone off my waist alone and I’m down a pants size which at my size is incredible.  Besides the weight loss,  I feel amaxing.  Yes,  amazing but with an x. 

This is now.  Today,  5 weeks after trying these products for the first time,  I am succeeding in my quest for health.  The products are all plant based and so good for a variety of reasons. They help with sleep, anxiety, depression,  energy,  inflammation and pain.  I am off 4 medications already and plan to get off more with the help of my doctor.  

With the 3 pictures above you can see my progress.  As the saying goes,  the proof is in the pudding and my pudding is melting away quickly now!  I’m no where close to being done with this journey.  I’m still at the beginning but I want to shout from the rooftops and share these products with the world!  They work.  For more information, leave me a message and I’ll share more with you! 

Here’s to more weight gone and many more inches melting away!  Have a great week everyone! 

Feeling Great and Losing Weight

Losing weight is tough, right?  Well,  I’ve discovered the best system to not only lose weight, but heal your body from a cellular level. With these products,  I’m looking so much better,  but I’m also feeling great!

I’m in my 3rd week and now I’ve lost 7.2 pounds and 15 inches.  My energy is fantastic but not jittery.  It’s a smooth, awakened energy without the side effects that other products can cause.  I’m sleeping so much better, too.  As I said before,  these products heal.

The products themselves are all plant based and full of vital vitamins and minerals.  They are specially formulated with different purposes in mind for each but work in harmony to get your body working at its optimal level. 

The supplements plus rich vanilla smoothies and healthy diet plan work together seamlessly to provide you with all the nutrition and healthy living tools you need.  I find that I feel 10 years younger already and I can only imagine how gear I’ll feel when I reach my weight loss goal. 

I believe in this program.  I’m becoming a better me and sharing my story and these products with others helps me to change lives each day.  My life has certainly changed over the last 2.5 weeks and now in 8 days, my daughter has lost 7.4 pounds and 9.75 inches.  If the company didn’t believe in their product,  they wouldn’t offer and respect their money back guarantee.  

It’s not even all about the. Weight loss products.  It’s about being well.  Are you exhausted?  Anxious? Depressed?  Over weight?  Diabetic?  Have thyroid issues?  Have chronic pain? These products can help!  Naturally! 

I’m already off 2 meds.  I have no more pain from my degenerative disc disease  in my bank or from my arthritis.  My IBS is no longer an issue.  I’m totally regular which hasn’t happened ever in my life.  You get one life.  One chance at your health.  Why not choose to make it a healthy life the natural way with great plant based supplements instead of taking medications with a ton of side effects?

I’m always free to chat about this amazing program.  Just shoot me a message or send me a FB friend request.  I love helping people get healthy while I do the same.  I am a registered nurse so it’s my nature to take care of you! 

Have a spectacular day ya’ll! 

Deirdre 🌺

Living Lean

I Have leaned so much these last 5 days. I actually found myself not eating enough, but thanks to my incredible support I’m getting back on track. My coaches are amazing! 

When I was feeling down tonight because food didn’t sound good, I called one of them. She so kindly gave me her time and for another coach on the phone and we chatted away for a good 20 minutes to see what was going on with me. I wasn’t eating enough. I was starving myself of important calories and nutrients.  

With their help, they got me back on track, advised me what to do to get to feeling back to amazing and to seeing great results! They even want to talk again tomorrow to check up on how I’m doing. What other company would do that but this one! 

I love this company and I believe in it. I believe in this lifestyle. It’s all about real food and amazingly wonderful supplements. Who doesn’t want to be healthier? I can now help them thanks to this company. Anyone who wants information just has to ask. 

This program is so good I want to share it with the world. The energy, the overall wellbeing, the fantastic health benefits all in one box! Feeling great with only 3 days left of this initial phase.

Detoxing My Body

It’s day 5 and today is a sluggish day to be sure. Although I’ve had tons of energy up to now, today I feel my body really working through the process of detoxification.  I’m not surprised. 

This day shall pass. I’m sure tomorrow I will wake up with all my energy again and ready to take on the world. When you think of the years of dietary abuse my body has been through, it’s only natural that it will take these days to detox. Reading up on this process, I’ve learned to take it easy, eat plenty of fibre and drink plenty of water today. Taking a nice hot shower will also help the process. 

I’ve got to tell you that I no longer crave sugar. I no longer crave greasy, fast food. In fact, my biggest problem is eating enough food! Drinking my eater is the easy part. I love water! I am definitely well hydrated now.

I learn something new about myself everyday. I also learn something new about this business! What an extraordinary line of products we sell to help change people’s lives. It’s certainly changing mine. 

Time For a New Me

Ever feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight and you just are stuck losing the same 3 or 4 pounds over and over? I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for my whole adult life. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety, and aches and pains that I couldn’t explain. It simply isn’t fair that some people were born with skinny genes and I wasn’t. Well, at least that’s how I used to think.

I have started a fabulous program and I want to share it with everyone because I feel great and I’m only on day 3! I know what you’re thinking, ‘but how will you feel later?’. Let me tell you, this program is for real! It’s not some snake oil. It’s for life. It’s a wellness program. Yes! 

In my first 8 days I expect to lose anywhere from 6-16 pounds. You read that correctly. It’s not a typo. That’s the results promised by this program. If you don’t like the program, you get your money back! What do I have to lose! 

Let me tell you, so far I feel terrific. Last night, I slept better than I have in a very, very long time. Usually, I wake up frequently and can’t get back to sleep. Last night, on those few occasions I woke to use the bathroom, I went right back to sleep! No more up for hours of sleepless internet surfing between 2-5AM! How cool is that!

I haven’t been hungry at all unless it’s time to eat again. I will weigh tomorrow again to see how much I’ve lost after the 3 days then I’ll tell you, but I already feel better. My energy is increasing daily. I’m already off one med that I was on for weight loss. That med alone could have caused damage to my heart. I didn’t like how it made me feel. Now, I can tell you, I feel different and that difference is much better.

Life is too short to waste it feeling sluggish, downright tired most of the time and being overweight or simply obese. I, for one, am choosing to make a change in my life for the better and these products are doing just that, all nearly packaged in a little red box. I was skeptical at first, but after just these 2 days, my skepticism is gone! This little red box is saving my life. The support is amazing as well.

 I’ll let you know how my journey goes as it unfolds, but let me tell you, since January I have been under a physician’s care to lose weight and only lost 11 pounds. 11 pounds in 5 long and tedious months. Hooray for my little red box!

Middle Life Moments

This last year and a half has brought about many changes in my life that were unexpected and frightening. Lately, however, I’ve been much more focused on the future than I have been over that time of sadness and stress. It’s such a relief to feel more positive again. More like myself again. 

I’ve been trying desperately to get some extra weight off but my brain and body simply don’t jive at times. I have managed to get rid of 10 pounds successfully but, me being me, I want more gone and I want it gone now already. 

My husband is half heartedly losing and when he tries just a little bit, his success is incredible. My success is so slow and the task seems so arduous at times. I know in order to be a success at anything you must plod along and never give up, so plod along I must.  But ice cream…

It’s the worst downfall I have. That rich, sweet, delectable treat I crave after dinner. I’ve learned to give up a lot just to have my ice cream. But I think we are going to have to break up. I love sweets, but ice cream has become my go to treat. What’s a girl to do?

After having 2 surgeries within 8 months of each other, my stamina has been put to the test. To put it mildly, at first, I got winded walking through my house. I’m getting stronger every day and with that strength, I will be adding some new exercise to my weight loss journey. I walk at lunch when I’m working now, but I’ve slowly build up a little speed. And I mean slow. Next, I’ll be walking my dogs and hopefully adding weights to that soon.

Later this week, you will find me basking in the sun and swimming to my heart’s content. I’ll be leaving my dreary home for some sunny, hot weather. It’s time to pick up dad and drive the snowbird home for the summer. The perk is, swimming in the pool and ocean for me first for a week. The downside is 3 days of driving home but with a great copilot. 

Life is never dull or boring around here. Just a little chaotic sometimes, so I can’t wait to read, relax in the sun and hang out with the world’s greatest dad, mine. See ya’ll soon!

It’s Been A While…


I haven’t written in quite a long time.  In fact, it’s been months.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, but I was in a dark place for the last few months.  Depression is a terrible disease that haunts my life from time to time.  Luckily, there is medication that truly helps me but needs to be adjusted from time to time.  It was past time this particular time.

I have been in the darkness before, but this was the darkest of times.  Never have I contemplated my purpose on this earth or lack thereof.  This time was different. I looked at my family and thought they would be much better without me around.  Still, luckily, I was able to dig my way out and not take any action on these negative and dark thoughts.

The fact that I cried every day just goes along with the depression.  I couldn’t find any joy in life.  I just went through the motions of life without actually living for months.  I found myself trying to find a reason to get out of bed and not being able to most days.  Even leaving my bed to go to the kitchen to find something to eat was more than I could bear some days.  I wouldn’t wish this disease on anyone.

Somehow, by the grace of God, I knew what I had to do, although I had so much self doubt that I didn’t believe anything could draw me out of such a state of despair.  My physician is amazing and luckily, I responded well to the increase in medication.  Some people aren’t so lucky.  Some don’t look for help.  Some take their lives.  I understand now.

 I managed to go to work. My co-workers were not privy to the inner workings of my darkened mind. In fact, I felt better there. I felt more whole and needed but it was so hard to get there each day. 

Depression hurts not only the person suffering from it, but their loved ones too. I know my family were at a loss as to what to do about me. I didn’t know at times. If someone you know suffers from depression,  get them the help they need. Call a doctor. Call a counselor. Call a hot line. Get help before it’s too late. We often won’t tell you how bad it really is.

Day 2 of the Big Journey

This is exciting but difficult. Change is hard whatever it may be, and for me that change is my love for food and making it quick and easy. I know it’s only the second day and it will take time to make my changes a habit. I’m not depriving myself either. I believe in the weight watcher’s approach to a new me. 

If you deprive yourself, you just focus more on what you can not have and that stinks, but having a little bit in moderation at certain times always helps me. Tonight, I was craving Mongolian beef. I had a small portion of beef and smaller portion of rice, but it was enough to satisfy my longing. I had budgeted calories in my day for this dinner, too, so that I had enough in my bank, so to speak, to enjoy my dinner and not have to worry about ruining my diet on the second day.

It’s so difficult to want to trim down my calories each day while wanting to boost calories for my kids who are still growing and in need of them. While they enjoy earing healthy, they also enjoy comfort foods, too. I guess I’ll have to learn how to make those a bit healthier and more calorie friendly since hubs is joining me this time around. It won’t hurt the kids either to have those comfort foods in a healthier version. Granted, most of our homemade food is already fairly healthy, but could use some tweaking. Another experiment for hubs and I. 

Our greatest challenge is always what t of eat first dinner. I see that we will finally be planning out our menus like I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now, but the challenge will be adding the healthy aspect to our recipes. Any ideas? We love our crock pot and I see some ideas meandering around in my brain with ingredients and the like to attempt. I’ll be sure to share my creations if they are tasty. 

Thus endeth day 2 of our journey. So far, so good, but I can tell you, I could really go for some ice cream right about now. Too bad I won’t be having any. 😣

Peace and love guys!

Deirdre

New Me in 17

It’s the new year and I’m starting it with changes as many people do. My hubs turns the big 5-0 this year and we have both been wanting to get healthy and lose weight. It’s been a long time coming.  Now with his big birthday approaching, we are finally getting serious about making the necessary changes for our health.

I always hear about people who want or need to lose 10 or 20 pounds and I can tell you that I remember those days. In 2012-13, I lost 80 pounds. Unfortunately, after my mom died, I gained 40 of those precious lost pounds back over the next year. I really wasn’t finished losing weight. I was still fat, but not as big as I had been. Thank the good Lord above!  

I’ve been contemplating many things over the last few months. I’m tired of being tired. I’m tired of having pain in my knees. I’m tired of having no energy. Guess what! I made the decision over this time, part of my weight loss process, to really do something about it. It’s time to get serious.

Hubs must be on the same wavelength these days with the big birthday coming up on July. Granted, he is not anywhere as overweight as me, but he could lose some and his health would be exponentially improved. He is hypertensive and a non-insulin diabetic for the last few years. Losing just 20-30 pounds could conceivably eliminate his need for medications. Turning 50 seems to finally have him serious about his health. You can’t imagine how happy that makes me. I’ve been wanting him to make some of these lifestyle changes for the last 10 years. I love him and want him around for a long time.

Today is the new beginning, the new dawn for our new life. Surprisingly, it went very well. I’ve made my chart, another part of my process, and I plotted out my weeks and goals. This time, I added hubs to my chart. Woo-hoo! 

My overall goal is staggering, but in small increments I shall conquer each new goal. Hubs has it easy in comparison. I not only have to lose the 40 that I regained but also another 50 to make my final goal. I’ll be left with a tummy that will sag and have to be tucked in, thanks to having 4 kids, but the rest of my skin is still in good shape. If and when I succeed, that will bring my total weight loss to 125 pounds. 

I know most people can’t imagine having to lose this, but I love this and I’m coming clean. I’ve never published my weight loss journey before, but this time is different. This time I am a blogger and I figured that maybe some of you will appreciate the struggles and successes of this journey. 

This is my story. This is the beginning of my transformation.  If you’d like to join me please feel free to tell me your story. We can support each other. Below are my before pictures taken this evening. 

Love and peace!

Deirdre 

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1/7/17

And So We Begin Again…

2017 is here at last! We always start our new year with resolutions that seem to dwindle over time. This year I just want to make some small changes to myself that wikl make big changes over time. I know I can accomplish this, as I have achieved big things in the past and stuck with them. 

My biggest hope for the new year is to have a better year than the last 2 years. We need some good health and cheer around here. Each and every day is a blessing and if I can simply remember that each day, I’ll be doing alright.