22 Pounds Down in Less Than a Month

How I gained my weight is a long story. One I’m glad to say is finished!

To say I’m elated over my weight loss is an understatement — 22 pounds by anyone’s calculations is amazing. But considering I’ve lost that 22 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks by only doing a Plexus drink and an Accelerator in the morning makes it even more incredible!

The truth is, I often don’t drink a whole Plexus drink in the morning because my daughter, Ari, occasionally wants some, so we split it. She’s 13, and wanted to lose a few pounds. (We’re Irish, so we always have a few pounds to lose :) ). So skipping a day or two, only doing HALF a Plexus drink in the morning, and the rare extra Plexus drink at night before a huge carb-heavy meal, I’ve lots 22 pounds… and Ari has lost 7 pounds.

Thank you, Plexus!!

trish

UPDATE!  In the following few weeks, I lost another 11 pounds for a total of 33 pounds lost in less than 2 months! Read my new post on my 2-month pig-out experiment, how I survived the holidays, and what I’m doing now.

How I Gained My Weight

So here’s how I gained my weight.

My family is Irish, so we’re big-boned… big-tushed, big-hipped, big-busted… you get the idea. We’re a curvy bunch of girls. As a teenager and young woman, men ogled my Marilyn Monroe curves. Though buying clothes was always a nightmare, I was proud of my hour-glass figure.

Things changed drastically while I was pregnant with my daughter. I had severe toxemia in my lower extremities, and the doctor warned me about gestational diabetes and even pre-eclampsia. After I had my healthy bundle of joy, Ari, in 1998, postpartum depression set in due to my unhappy marriage, and the weight gain really started. I only wish Plexus Slim had been around then.

Fast forward a few years, and I’d managed to lose the weight a little at a time. I was happy and looking forward to my future with my music — I’m a writer and composer — as well as my greatly anticipated divorce. I was in the middle of a workshop that would get my music out into the world. I thought I’d found my road to happiness… Then everything changed.

The weight gain I’m dealing with now in 2011 occurred due to the stress of dealing with the rebuilding and recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Before Katrina, I ate very healthily and was very proud of my regained voluptuous figure. However, because of the devastation of Katrina, we lived off donated food, military MRE’s, and whatever we could find in line at the distribution centers for months afterward. I gained a taste for sugar, salt, and carbs (which I had overcome to lose my postpartum weight gain). We were grateful to have food, don’t get me wrong, but it was the beginning of the end for me, health-wise. I was then stuck in my unhappy marriage because Katrina wiped away any chance of moving out.

The stress of it all just compounded upon everything else, and my thyroid shut down, never to budge… except to help me gain more weight. I thought it would be hard to lose the weight because I had lost it before. Except now, I was older, and — I hate to admit it — the body and hormones change as you get older. They certainly did with me. Add to that living through the worst natural disaster the United States had ever seen, it was truly insult upon injury.

For the past several years, I tried various low-carb, primal, dairy-free, gluten-free, even beef-free “diets,” but nothing kickstarted my weight loss.

I joined Plexus in August 2011 to earn money on the side (now that I AM happily a single mom! :) ), and I didn’t really think Plexus Slim could help me. But the main ingredient affects the hypothalamus which controls insulin. At the Monday meetings, I heard testimony after testimony of diabetics losing weight and getting their insulin under control. I thought, “That’s great, but I’m not Diabetic… yet.”

Diabetes runs in my family on my mother’s side. I have lasting images in my head of family reunions in Louisiana, when we’d visit my mother’s side of the family. Every time, her grandmother had had yet another part of her body amputated, till she was only a head and a torso. I definitely do not want to accept that inheritance from my family… And then there’s the heart disease and high blood pressure on my father’s side, and cancer on both.

So I tried Plexus with the Accelerator, and the first week was slow. Then it started happening. I was losing weight! After 6 years of gaining, gaining, gaining, this was the first time the numbers on the scale were going DOWN instead of creeping up.

I will absolutely stay on Plexus till I meet my goal… and probably thereafter for maintenance and overall blood sugar control.

Thank you, Plexus!

trish

Houston, We Have a Solution!

Plexus on the Road (and in the Air!)Plexus Slim is so new, the rest of the country hasn’t heard about it. So we’re hittin’ the road (and takin’ a flight) to introduce the awesome people in Houston, Texas, to Plexus on October 14th.

We’re still working out the travel and event details, but if you know anyone in the vicinity of Houston, Dallas, Austin, et al, let me know! We want to reach as many people as possible to help them get their health on track.

Stay tuned for updates on the trip to Houston. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

trish

Plexus Slim Testimonials Continue to Inspire

Designed for Diabetics to lose weight, people have reported getting off insulin entirely, plus great improvement in mood swings, depression, & ADHD. The testimonials last night at the Special Guest Event were AMAZING! Here are just a few:

  • Dana M. – lost 56 pounds from January – June 2011, went off the Slim for a whole month when she went back home in July, ate “like a pig,” but did not gain any weight, & has lost another 24 pounds since being back on the Slim.
  • Mary M. – lost 40 pounds & is no longer on pain meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis that she’s had for years.
  • Christy – severe migraines are 97% gone; was diagnosed as a teenager with Crohn’s Disease but on Plexus Slim, she’s off pain meds & has no ulcers; her 13 month old son is on Plexus (5 oz/day) for severe acid reflux that burned his lungs — his doctor has taken him off all 10 reflux & breathing medications he was on.
  • Linda F. – has had Fibromyalgia for 14 years & used to take 240 Tramadol per month (2 every 4 hours, even in the middle of the night), plus Ambien & Lortab as needed; she’s now down to 1 Tramadol per month, 1 Lortab per day, & rarely takes Ambien.
  • (Gentleman – didn’t catch his name) - lost 46 pounds, had kidney cancer, & taking Plexus has kept his doctor from putting him on dialysis.

PLEASE spread the word about Plexus. Join now so we can work together to knock Mississippi (& our sister Southern states!) out of the top spots for Diabetes, Heart Disease, & Obesity!

Plexus Slim is Diabetic Friendly!

Plexus Slim is Diabetic friendly … How? Because it was designed FOR Diabetics! Plexus began as a breast health company, featuring Dr. Spencer’s Breast Cream and the Breast Self-Examination Kit (a.k.a. the Breast “Chek” Kit).

Knowing that Diabetes is becoming an epidemic in our country and that research shows people who are overweight are more prone to cancer, Plexus designed Plexus Slim to help Diabetics lose weight by controlling blood sugar.

However, during their studies, Plexus discovered that non-Diabetics lost weight, too! And as more people are using Plexus, more and more testimonials are showing Plexus helps a variety of health issues.

Plexus Slim helps manage blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Some Plexus Slim users report getting completely off their insulin shots (after being on insulin for 20 years), regaining feeling in their feet after only 3 days on Plexus Slim, and even helping their kids relieve acid reflux and radically diminish behavior problems from ADHD.

And it comes with a 60 day guarantee. Plexus makes truly amazing products!

trish