1. Why did you get start the program?
I had followed Jen Reichert on Facebook for a long time and I think there was a point that I had ran across a picture she had of a gentlemen named Barry that had lost over 100 lbs and at that time was working on the next 100. One day in July, Jen was having a contest consisting of someone who wanted to lose a lot of weight. So I PM Jen saying I had tried many diets and was unhappy, tried all the time and was looking for some financial help. The prize was 200 dollars of free product to start the program. So I got the 9 day shake and cleanse program.
2. What was life like for you before starting the program?
I am a dairy farmer which requires lots of physical and mental demands. I was tired and didn’t want to do anything when I got done with work but with young children 3,6 and 8 they don’t give you much of an option. I didn’t sleep well because I had so much pain in my shoulders and elbows I had to take pain killers every night so I could sleep. I felt like it was getting harder and harder just to do my everyday job. I have always been pretty active but I loved food. I would eat anything and everything good or bad. Drank 36 oz of soda a day because I felt I needed caffeine and wasn’t a big fan of coffee.
When I started I didn’t want to take the pictures because I was too embarrassed to do that. I really didn’t know how great of products I was using until a week in and I was sleeping through the night with no pain. Not going to lie the first day I couldn’t finish my shake for supper because I had such a bad head ache from my body adjusting to good food. After a week I had to get on a scale to see how it was going and 15 lbs. Wow!!! This is working. When I look back the first cleanse was scary but I just kept going, stayed busy and before you know it it was day five and shake was so good.
I started the journey at 382 lbs and 467 inches total. By one month I was down 50 lbs and down 33.50 inches. The first month kept it simple shakes 2 eggs 500 cal meal for lunch Greek yogurt for afternoon snack and shake at night. Deep cleansing every other week. By 2 months I was ready to show my progress. I posted my start to that point was down 74 lbs and 49 total inches. I felt like I needed to be doing something all time. I started walking a couple times a week plus taking my son to football. So I knew that my energy levels sky rocketed and loving it. Lots of complements really motivated me to go hard. After 2 and half months a lot of people had suggested going to the doctor to make sure everything was ok because I was losing so much weight in a very short period time. They checked my Liver, kidneys, Ketones and thyroid. The Doctor told me everything was in line and healthy weight loss but suggested I go from 1300 cal to 1600 cal a day. This was hard for me to change my routine but I adjusted well and kept going strong on weight loss. By three months I was down to 288 lbs and 85 inches. My goal was to hit the 100 lbs before I when home for Thanksgiving and I weighed the day before we left 275. This was the big test to go home to mom’s great cooking but I was the one teaching my mom ways to cook healthier. I felt great to put my cooking skills to the test. I got to use some of my money I got from referring Isagenix for buying size 38 pants can’t remember when I wore that size it felt so great. It is almost Christmas and I am at 266 lbs. I feel great energetic and always ready to go. One example was this past weekend had to put in 15 hr days with 4 hrs of sleep and I wouldn’t be able to walk on Monday, for being on my feet for so long but that next day I walked on the treadmill for almost a half hr and did 150 sit-ups like nothing. I have never felt like this before.
4. What are your favorite products? Why?
I love WANT MORE Energy orange flavor. Every morning I add that to my vanilla shake. It just taste great and so filling with the electrolytes to give me more energy. I love peanut butter so the peanut bars are great for that craving plus if I get too busy to make a shake I can just have one instead. The IsaDelights keep my sane having a wife who loves to bake. Cleanse for life feeling after 2 days of that is awesome. I just started doing the bedtime belly buster and wow when I wake up I feel the difference. The shake are great I love PB2 with my chocolate shake.
5. What’s ahead for you goal-wise? Have you started sharing the opportunity with others?
My plans are to do another IsaBody challenge for muscle and performance starting beginning of the new year. MY goal right now is to be at 220 by June/ July. That is 160 lbs lost in less than a year. I would love to train for a half marathon sometime in the nearfuture maybe the fall of 2015.
I am now coaching a team to use the product and they are experiencing similar results.
6. Can you share your tips for success? What does a typical day look like for you?
Keep it simple! I have said that from the beginning eat high protein snacks, 1200 to 1300 calories per day, stay active. Natural accelerator, Want more energy, and bedtime belly buster with sleep spray. I eat a lot of chicken and salad. I use a salsa for a salad dressing much better for you. NO SODA OR COFFEE!!