|Posted by thetexasrose on September 15, 2011 at 2:40 PM||comments (8)|
Well guys I just wanted to post an update:
I have lost 39 lbs and 28" over all. I feel amazing and I am making some money in Advocare now. I went to Success School andcaught the vision of the buisness side of the company. I look at the money and realize its not about how much money it is , bur it's about how many people I have helped. Let me help you!
|Posted by thetexasrose on March 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM||comments (0)|
Ok well Saturday was my last day on the challenge. My results so far are pretty great!
I had weighed friday and I was almost 14 lbs down. I measured Sunday morning and I had lost 14 inches. Which is just awesome!
Here is where they have you measure. This is where my results came from I am not sure why its just the right side but it is. With that said I really lost more inches but they are not recorded because these are the only ones on the paper.
Right Arm - 1/2 inch
Shoulders - 4 inches
Chest - 2 inches
Waist - 1 1/2 inches
Hips - 4 inches
Right Thigh - 1 inch
Right Calf - 1 inch
I am loving the 4 inches off my hips and shoulders. Im wearing t-shirts that have sit in my closet for a while. My jeans are very baggy I may have to pull out a smaller size from the back of the closet.
I feel so much better. Not just that I lost weight but the accual energy that I have. I was so tired of being sick -n-tired! No matter how much sleep I use to get I felt terrible all the time. I just wanted to sit around the house and be boring!
Now im out playing ball with the kids. If we are out and have nothing to do we have just went to the park and walked and enjoyed a nice day with each other. I feel like I have been bottled up in a jar on a shlef just waiting on someone to open the top so I can pop out and BREATHE!
Someone popped the top! LOL that sounds bad. But oh well.
I can finially see that there is an end to the suffering.
I have had less sleep and felt way better. We have had a round of sickness through my home. First my hubby got sick, the next week Colbey got it, then I got it, then Aidan brought home something else and was sick almost 2 weeks, now colbey has been home from school since thrusday of last week. He has missed nearly a week of school. This has caused me not to get a full nights rest in over 2 months, but I am still going. With out Advocare I think I would be so run down that I could not function properly with as little sleep as I have gotten.
The very first meeting I went to on these products ( I should say dragged to, LOL) I was so tired I could hardly stay awake. Beverly ( one of my many sponsers) said she could not keep my attention that night. She said the whole time she was talking I was looking around, not paying attention, and she was thinking to herself" this girl is not interested in anything I am saying, I cant even keep her attention long enough for her to get it" basiclly that what she said to herself. She tells it much better than I. It was because I was so tired that if I was still and focused for just a few mins then that was it I would be ready to fall out. I was listening to her ever word but I could not focus. I had some questions and so I stayed after for a few mins. and talked to Beverly and Kathy. I explained to them how tired I was and how broke I was and how I felt like I had no where to turn. I had been praying just the day before for God to help me. I needed to find some way I could lose weight, and feel better and make some extra money to pay bills with. I started crying a little and explained that I was an emotional wreck. I now know that when your body is not only lacking sleep, but lacking proper nutrition it literaly doesnt know what to do and evential it will go haywire! I studied over all the info for about a week. Then I made up my mind to try it. I kept hearing Kathy's voice saying what she said to herself 10 years earlier." What if it really works and I do not try it" What do I have to lose other than weight. Its not that much money. Ive lost more money in other ways than what this was going to cost me. Well Im so glad I took the chance because IT WORKED! Now this is no magic pill, you have to work at it. You have to watch what you eat and try to make better choices.
THIS IS NOT A DIET PLAN< THIS IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE!
Diets are fads, they dont work!
My diabetes is under control without any meds from the Dr. I am more mentally focused. I feel amazing. Most importantly I am not near as mad all the time. I fight less with the kids. I did not realize how much I fought with them and how mad I was all the time until I wasn't anymore. Now dont get me wrong, I still get on their tail when they need it but I am not picking fights with them. I was not a fun person to be around much less live with. I cried all the time for really no reason other than being so unhappy. Advocare has helped my health, my family, my friends, and my life in general.
I AM going somewhere with this company! I want you to go with me! We are on the wellness train, come go along for the ride!
Life is way too short to sit back and watch it go by, live life before its gone!
My new motto
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM||comments (0)|
I have to say this 24 day challange does have its challanges but nothing I cant handle. Although I can tell that my weight loss has slowed down I am happy. It was really cool losing a pound a week but its also kind of scary. People always say "you want to lose it slow so it doesnt come back" well after my scare of gaining a pound or so around my cycle its all good now. They dropped right off as soon as I was done. As of today I had lost a little more but not a whole pound so it doesnt count unless its a whole pound as far as Im concerned.
I have added a new product called leptilean. It is helping me with my hunger. I have this problem and have always had it. No mattter what I do I stay hungry. This seems to really help.
My challange is almost over. I will post again on my final day which is in 4 days!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 21, 2011 at 3:32 PM||comments (0)|
Well I have had some trouble getting this blog to work but I think it is working now. At least I hope so!
Everything has gone really well. I am not going to weigh in again until I am on day 24. I made the mistake of weighing in the middle to often and the slightest change in my progress almost through it completely out of wack. I weighed mid last week and had gained a pound. It devistated me and I realized the next moring that it was time for my monthly. I was so happy that I had not messed up. See I had been introducing some foods back in little by little so I thought I had done to much. I usually gain 5 lbs at this time of the month but only gained one. So hopefully it will drop off when I am finished.
I only have a few more days to go on my challange. It has been a great experience for me and I know these products work! If I fail it is because I failed myself not the products.
Keep checking in and seeing how it goes! I am not going to fail!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 16, 2011 at 9:54 PM||comments (0)|
Having some problems with the site!
Everything is going smooth with the plan!
I will update as often as I can!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM||comments (0)|
Well the vitamins are working well. Im not se hungry as I use to be. I get satisfied quicker and the cravings a gone. Im not eating to fill a void I am eating for nutrition.
I went ahead and weighed to make sure that adding foods back in was not going to cause a gain and my results were- im down 12 lbs now!
So I am not going to be weighing until my 24th day of the challange. We will all have to be suprised at that point.
I had my shake for breakfast, baked fish and veggies at lunch and snack bar for snack, pork loin, butternut squash, carrots, and a little rice for dinner and a cup of grapefruit drained for evening snack. I have drank about 10 to 12 cups of water through out the day.
I excersised for 60 mins ( 25 on eleptical and 35 on a different eliptical I did 2 different programs) I was doing the excercise for 8 months prior and was not losing weight so I know it is the products.
People keep saying "I dont have time" or "ill wait and see how it works for you" or " when your making money then ill do it" Come on y'all. Its working. 12 lbs is a lot for me. Not to mention I have made over $50 and I have not done anything except order a few products for a couple people. Heck that will pay a water bill!
I have a business and a job not to mention a hubby and 2 kids so I know busy. It does not take much time to answer questions when people talk to you about it. If you dont have time thats fine send them to me and I will do the work and you can reep the benefits!
All im asking is give it a chance. The products work! people will see that they work by looking at you with the results you would have.
I would take these products even if I didnt lose weight because I feel amazing!
Maybe you dont have any weight to lose or maybe you just want energy. We have products for that too!
Check it out! Ask me how you can save 20%, 25%, 30%, or even 40%!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Well its time to switch gears and start a whole new section of the 24 day challange. Lots of vitamins and spark!
Things went well today enjoying a few things I missed out on in the last 10 day but I do not I repeat do not want to gain it back so I am going to be carefull!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 13, 2011 at 6:37 PM||comments (0)|
Well I spent the day with family and friends. I stayed mostly on the plan with a couple added wine coolers at the very end of the night. My official weight loss was 10lbs in 10 days and They have you measure your :
Right- arm thigh and calf
Out of those areas I lost 7 and 1/2 inches. Not sure why you dont measure both sides but it is what it is!
Not for the next 14 days I understand my weight loss will decrease to a slower decent but I will continue to lose.
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM||comments (0)|
Today was a great day, I took my fiber drink with orange juice. For me that is the only way to go. I accidently forgot to take my catalyst and spark b4 my workout this afternoon and boy it made a difference. I was a bit sluggish. I got tired quicker than usuall. I can not do that again.
I know I was not suppose to but I did a no no but it is ok it did not mess me up but I cheated. I cut the pointy piece of a piece of pizza and ate it. It smelled s good I just had to have a bit. It only had black olives and mushrooms on that part. Well and cheese oh and it was pan pizza so it was thick. I felt bad that I did it but I just had to taste it. But then I ate my chicken chili and went on with my scheduled plan. That is what is cool about this. You can mess up a little and its ok. Well day 10 is tomorrow. I am going to weigh in on Saturday and mesure sunday I will post all the info Sunday. That will be my first day on the 2nd phase of the 24 day challange. I am very excited to start that part because the last 10 days has been all about cleaning out the body and preparing it for proper nutrition. Now its time for putting in the nutrition.
Well tune in on Sunday to see what my accomplishment is. Lets see if I made my goal of 10lbs in 10 days!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 10, 2011 at 8:04 AM||comments (1)|
Being day 8 I started my fiber drink again. Well Kathy I did as you suggested and mixed it with the Rehydrate and NOPE it did not work for me. I perfer the orange juice. It will be the only way to go. I love these fiber drinks (if mixed with OJ) they taste good and man do they fill me up. I usually do not get hungry until the afternoon when Im drinking the fiber drink.
I am nearing my end of the first 10 days which is the cleansing part of the 24 day challange. I will not weigh in until Saturday. As of day 6 I had lost 6 lbs. I am starting to see some changes especially in my face. Last night I really wanted chili so I made that chicken chili and I had said I thought I ate too much and in fact I did. My sugar was a little high this morning 126. It has been between 108 and 117. I added nothing to it but some steamed broccoli and that was only less than a 1/2 cup so I am convinced that I ate too much. There really was not anything in it that should have raised my sugar. A lesson learned.
Well the day wentvery well. I have noticed on the days I have the fiber drink I am not near as hungry.
I made baked chicken breast , carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. I was so proud of myself I only ate half the piece of chicken I had. I put the rest for lunch tomorrow. I had a really great workout today. I worked with a girl who is helping me make sure I am doing my workouts correctly and of course most of them I was using the wrong form. We worked out about an hour and a half. Half of which was weights the other cardio.
Oh and btw,
Im down 9 lbs ! You really need to be on this plan!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM||comments (0)|
Well I am starting out the day sick. I will not let it stop me tho!
I had the Citrus Spark and I love it. It is my number 2 fav. just under mandarine orange.
My 14 year old had a SPARK yesterday before he went to school and when he got home from school he came to me and said " Mom something happened to me today" I said "what" he said "I felt good, I did not get tired until the late afternoon and my teachers kept giving me compliments all day because I was participating in class and answering questions . I think that drink worked! I want one everymorning!"
GOT TO LOVE IT!
I am so excited, Y'all just dont get how much I have struggled with my weight. I do not know what has happened to change my body to where I am accually losing but its Advocare. Everyone is amazed because I am just on the herbal cleanse. BTW, dont be scared of the word "CLEANSE" this will not keep you running to the potty or anything like that. It is mild on your system. I poo once a day and while it is productive it is not bad!! I have not even started the vitamins yet. I am not hungry all the time. I have not been craving the sweets like i did before and I feel so good, and my blood surgars have dropped in one week from the upper 120's , 130's, to this morning m reading was 108!!! Some of the reason is the way I am eating. I am choosing healthier foods but it is not a sacrifice right now. It is a choice!
IF YOU KEEP DOING WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE, YOU WILL KEEP GETTING WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS GOTTEN!
If you dont change what you've been doing you will not progress. I have made up my mind, I am sticking with this and I will be successfull!
I will lose this weight and make money while Im doing. And I am here to take anyone of you with me. I am here to help you. YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE!
You would be in business for yourself but not BY YOUR SELF! You would be part of our family. If we help you succeed it helps us all succeed! I talk to my sponser daily!
So are going to sit on the sidelines and watch and hear me do it! Or are you going to be by my side doing it too! This is your chance to make the choice to join with me and my Advocare family and we will all go to the top as a team!
Dinner was very good tonight I cooked chicken chili. I was craving chili so I imprivised. I made chili just replaced the ground beef for chicken breast. I did miss having cheese tho. I almost cheeted and got some but I resisted. Man that was hard! Although, I think I ate a little bit to much, I am full! My stomach must have shrank some cause I couldn't eat as much as I usually do. See this meal plan is very flexable. Eating good and healthy is not bad at all!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 8, 2011 at 10:44 PM||comments (0)|
Today was a great day. I am still feeling good. I signed up 2 people under me and all is well. Today I worked my lower body and abs. It was a great work out. Oh and I have lost another 3 lbs. Yeah!!!!
6 lbs in 6 days ! Wwoo Hooo!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 8, 2011 at 8:47 AM||comments (0)|
Day number 5 was a great day. Everything is still going smooth. Had a meeting to learn more about the business side of it all. Oh and I have the best news!!!!!
I have lost 3lbs in 5 days. I know to some they may think 3 lbs is nothing, but for me it is huge. I have been working out a vigerous work out for over 8 mionths and had only lost 1 lb. That can be discouraging but I stuck with it. I have been on this plan and have already done 3 times as much. This is it, this is the plan that will work for me. Not to mention I am planning on paying off 2 vehicles and my trailer with in 3 years. That is my plan and I will do it. I want to take you with me!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 6, 2011 at 9:34 PM||comments (0)|
This has been a more difficult day. I was not to have the fiber drink today and i noticed I was more hungry today. I was not home much of the day and could not follow the eating plan properly. I will learn to take some kind of snack with me when I am away from home. B+I had my meal replacement drink this morning as usuall ( Yummy). I missed my morning snack. Ate lunch at Barnhills and I must say it was excellent today. I could easily follow my plan. I had salad, baked fish, and non starchy veggies. and 2 glasses of water. I missed my afternoon snack but ate dinner and got very full on one helping. I had spinich, sweet potatoes ( mashed), and a very lean small piece of pork loin. I picked a piece that was very white.
I will be back on schedule tomorrow. I still felt great! I noticed today that I have not been having a headache lately. Have not went this long with out one. I am looking forward to the end of my 10 day cleanse. Half way there!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM||comments (0)|
Day 3 was amazing! I have felt better today that I have felt in a very long time. It was much like the other days but I mastered the fiber drink today. Mix with juice or rehydrate and chug chug chug as soon as the blades stop on the mixer. Taste good and goes down easier. Everyone is saying already that I am looking good. They look at me weird like something is different. The make a comment about my hair or something. They are just not sure what it is yet.
The spark is really helping with energy I took it only this morning and had a v-16 this afternoon. I am noticing I am eating smaller portions. I feel satisfied. I start the probotic tomorrow.
We had a meetin this afternoon and I learned a lot about the products and the business side. I wish you could just hear what they tell us it is amazing but I can never remember it all to tell anybody. I can say yes this company has products that help people lose weight but this is not a weight loss company. This is a nutrition company. These products are safe and they work. These products go through vigerous test to ensure safety. We have numerous sports endorsments from people like Drew Brees he is a pro football player and he gets paid $0. We are backed by some Dr.s all over the country who help formulate them for optimal nutrition and safety. The majority of the people that take these products and stick with them do not have to see Dr.s on a regular basis because they are healthier.
You can earn money 5 different ways in this company. Or if you want the nutrition without the business just sign up as a wholesale customer and receive a 20% discount on all your products you purchase. Its like having a membership to Sam's you pay $79 to join the membership for a year and you automaticlly get 20% off all products. Then only pay $50 a year after that to keep your discount. It pays for itself in no time!
With our country in the termoil it is in and our health care crisis now is the optimal time to check this out.
My friends that got me in to this have now lost 9 & 7 pounds in 12 days with no excercised at all and feel better and have more energy than they have had in a very long time.
Well I am excited to see the results after my 10 days are up. Some of you have also expressed interest in my results so tune in everyday to see my progress!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 5, 2011 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
For day 2 I decided to add a little more food so I would not be so hungry through the night and it worked my sugar was still good and I felt great. I had the tuna wraps again for lunch and for dinner I baked/roasted chicken breast layered with onions garlic and seasonings. I made okra and tomatoes and steamed broccoli. It was very good. I stayed with in my limits and ate a fabulous meal that was good for me. Fell asleep in the chair waiting on a show to come on which I missed. Woke up at 2:30am to realize I fell asleep. I ate 2 strawberries took my herbal cleanse pills and went to bed.
Oh and the cleanse started happening today, just had a little tummy cramping! So its working!
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM||comments (1)|
Day 2 is going good. I did not take my Spark this morning because I want to take a nap since I was up most of the night. Oh by the way, a word of advice ALWAYS mix your fiber drink with juice. I do not know what I was thinking and I mixed it with water. EEUUHH I did not care for that much. With orange juice it was really good yesterday but not with water.
Im about to go drink my yummy shake. That is my treat for the morning.
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Well for lunch I had a Jimmy Johns Tuna Wrap which is tuna fish, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, all wrapped in iceburg lettuce. It was good! With it I had a half of a baked sweet potato. Missed my snack but had a slam drink and my catalyst and worked out my best work out yet. I did 62 mins on the machines (32 on a treadmill at 3.0 to 3.5 miles and hour at 5 to 7 % incline & 30 mins on the elliptical) I like to think the SLAM gave me the extra energy to go that long.
For dinner I made tuna fish and made my own baby wraps with cucumber and tomato and some artisian lettuce. For snack I had 1/2 cup strawberries.
I have to say all day long I was not hungry much. Now by 9pm I was hungry but I just kept drinking water and did not eat any food. Up concerned about the weather all night I was very hungry, but still never ate anything. I knew the kids were not going to school and I was not going to work but Bobby having to drive to lufkin was bothering me.
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well I have started the challange today. I got up this morning drank my Spark and took the catalyst. About 30 mins later I made the fiber drink and I mixed it with orange juice. It tasted good but let me tell you. The second it hits the liquid it starts to thicken so my advice to you is to is do not wait even 1 min go ahead and drink it down as quick as you can. The longer it sits the thicker it gets. I followed with a glass of water and went on with my morning routine. I mixed my Meal Replacement Shake and went to work. I drank my shake and I have to tell you it was a treat. MMMM!!! It tasted like a smooth glass of chocolate pudding. I loved it! I have tried many shakes and none have ever tasted this good.
I have not been hungry it is now 11:30 I had my mid morning snack I had a 1/2 cup of grapefruit and water. I am satisfied! Yeah! I will report more later....
|Posted by thetexasrose on February 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM||comments (0)|
Well I am wanting to tell you about my new adventure.
Let me start off by saying I was not exactly looking for this opportunity it kind of fell in my lap.
As most people know I have battled my weight all my life. What you dont know is how much I have fought. I have tried many different ways at losing this weight. Seems like I will do ok then I will hit a stand still and start gaining again and gain more than I was before. I have diabetes ( diet controlled). I have decided this incline has to stop!!!.
I have been praying for two things. One, that God would help me find a way to shed these pounds. I know there is a little me inside just fighting to come out and show the world the real me.
And secondly, that I can get some income flowing. The candle business is in its slow time of the year and business at work is slow as well so I have not been working as much as usual.
That very same day that I was praying and crying I received a phone call. My friend called and asked me to come with her to a mixer. I said what is a mixer and what is it for? She said its a meeting where you sample products and listen to some information. I immediately put up a block and said I do not have any money to be spending things are tough right now. She said its fine they are not selling anything and you do not have to buy anything just listen.
So the next night I went with her. I went in skeptical and came out amazed. I realized after I started listening that this is very interesting. I had never seen a compensation plan this good in anything I ever tried before. Not to mention the pictures after pictures of people who have lost weight. Im not talking 10 to 25 pounds Im talking people who have lost over 100 pounds. The stories go on and on there are so many people just like me had suffered all their life until they found AdvoCare. After a few people left I was asking questions and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I started crying and told them that just the day before I was praying for something that would help me financially and health wise. In that moment I realized God sent me there that night.
After days of studying the information and talking to people about it I decided to take the chance and try the products. Of course I went in as a distributor so I can earn a discount on my products. That brings me to why I am here today. I have decided to document on this blog my progress everyday through the 24 day challange. I want to share my experiences with everyone. With Gods help I will persevere and you can follow my every step.