Do you know how hard it is to lose weight when you are over 60!?! IT'S HARD!!! I tried EVERYTHING -- I mean everything. If I saw the ad -- I bought it. I joined and belong to 2 major gyms. I started walking in the park again, bought and was using the vibration machine -- even bought that belt thingy to give you six-pack abs. I think I have every dvd on dancing your way to skinny -- to yoga and every fad trend that came along. I bought all kinds of books, magazines and tried all kinds of diets. Once in a great while I would lose a few pounds only to gain them right back. The issue was sticking to something -- and denying yourself. So, really -- NOTHING was working for me.
And I was not happy with myself. I just kept gaining. I didn't realize it for such a long time -- not until I saw a picture of myself about 3 years ago. And then I knew...I was OBESE!. I couldn't believe I had allowed myself to get in that condition. I knew I was having an issue with shortness of breath when I tried to climb a flight of stairs, but figured it was my heart. In reality, it was my weight. My knees hurt, my back hurt, my hip hurt -- I was a mess! I knew I had to do something. I was miserable. There are big beautiful women who are comfortable with carrying their weight and are confident and happy, and that is fabulous. But HONESTLY -- that was not me. And my friend pointed that out to me when I gave him the copies of my before challenge pictures. He said, "You don't look very happy in your before picture." And my response was, "Well I wasn't -- how could I be when I felt like a hippopotamus! LOL!" And that is how I felt. In May, I began to try to lose -- big campaign. And I lost a few pounds. But I wasn't making much headway. Then I found out that an acquaintance made some rude remarks about my age and weight. I went to the gym and met with a trainer. He took me through a 20 minute introduction workout. Naturally -- I was going to buy the years worth of workouts with him. But I did not have my card on me -- thank goodness. The next day -- I COULD NOT MOVE -- I WAS IN SOOOOO MUCH PAIN. I could not believe it. Now, I am 66 years old, and I have MS, which I manage all naturally. The trainer knew this. I am telling you I was in the worst pain and could not move for 3 days. And that threw me in a little depression, and I started stuffing myself with comfort food. By the middle of June, I had gained back all I had lost and more. I was at my all time high of 212.8 pounds. Now -- when I married, I was right around 100 pounds. I am only 5'1". In fact, when I delivered my twins, I only weighed 124 pounds. You know how miserable you are with pregnancy weight -- no wonder I was so miserable at 212! I was putting so much stress on my heart, lungs -- my entire body. No wonder I was miserable. I had to do something. And then my friend Matthew Bobo called. Now I had always had so much respect for Matthew -- from working with him in another program...I knew he was a top leader in the industry -- in fact the Master Distributor. But more importantly -- I TRUSTED MATTHEW. The timing was so perfect -- we both call it a "God thing" because it truly was an answer to my prayers. He had this product -- and this wonderful company and opportunity. I wasn't looking, and had pretty much retired. But after meeting with Mike Babcock, the owner of Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, over the phone several times, and getting to know him and his integrity...I had to give in to where I felt I was being led. Mike sent me a sample -- and I LOVED the product! It tasted good -- so I knew I would take it. I did the research -- those who know me know that I am a detail oriented person and have to have all of the science behind things. I was so impressed with Dr. Allen and learned how the product worked and all about the patents and XHL's 25 year contract with Dr Allen. I was impressed to say the least -- BUT....would it work for me? That was the question. I could have just become a customer and been happy with using the product -- but if this worked -- I knew I was going to want to share it....so I joined the company, and decided to take the 90 day challenge. The pictures tell it all. I went camping for 3 weeks while I was doing a couple of county fairs, and I was taking 2 of the Skinny Genex Teas each day. It was SOOOO easy to do! I take the first tea in the morning when I get up, as you need to take it on an empty stomach. You are supposed to wait at least 30 minutes before eating after drinking the tea. But I wait at least an hour. I take a second tea in the afternoon. So here is how I make it easy on myself to remember when I can take the product and when I can eat. After my first morning glass, I set my cell phone alarm for one hour. When it goes off, I know I can eat if I want to. Whenever I eat, I set my cell phone alarm for 2 hours after I finish eating. Then I know I can take another tea. After I drink it, I set the alarm for another hour so I know I can eat again if I want to. I never get messed up and stay on track with taking the product to maximize the fat burning. When I came back from the county fairs, my oldest son took one look at me and said, "Mom...you are losing weight!!!" I responded, "Yes. Yes I am!" I am down from 212.8 pounds to 178.4. 34.4 pounds! And I have so much energy -- I feel like a teenager again! I honestly do! I do not get short of breath. I feel happier. And something really weird happened to me. I am not craving food anymore. I was a pepsi-a-holic. I would drink pepsi all day long -- I lived on it. And salty snacks were a trigger for me. And BUTTER -- I would use a half a stick at every meal. I have not used butter, sugar or salty snacks in a month. I might have had 2 or 3 pepsi's. I no longer crave them or even desire them anymore. And it was not a conscious effort -- it just happened. It was a subconscious thing! And I must say -- I have not denied myself anything either -- if I am out and everyone is having pizza -- I have a peice. I just notice though, that I only have one slice whereas before I used to eat 4 or 5 slices. Again, I just have no desire to eat more than that -- all happened subconsciously. I am thrilled with how easy and simple this all was -- I have 60 more days to go in the challenge -- and I feel better everyday. I am losing the weight and I am getting healthier. Who would have thought that at the age of 66 I could drop the weight this easily. I can't wait to share with you at 60 and 90 days into this! If you need to lose weight and regain your health -- you have got to try these products -- if it can work for me -- it can work for anyone!!!