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This Mom’s AdvoCare Journey

This Mom’s AdvoCare Journey

A little over a year ago I was up to 230 lbs and miserable. My husband would tell me that I was beautiful, but I didn’t feel it. I just stopped taking care of myself. I was tired all the time and by the time I got home from work, my kids got whatever was left, usually scraps. I knew I needed to do something to change, but I just diIMG_20150304_104426dn’t know where to start and I didn’t know if I could do it. I had tried diets before several from well known companies, but I can’t stand counting calories. I love food! I love flavor, I love to cook, and I love to eat 🙂 So diets were very hard for me. I was always hungry and they never worked because I would always cave in. In all I lost 20 lbs in 8 months.

One day I noticed a drastic change in a friend of mine. He had lost a significant amount of weight, his size  was noticeably different. He had tons of energy too. I saw life in him, something I vaguely remembered seeing in myself. Fun, bright, and happy….I wanted that! I asked him what was so different in him and he started to tell me about AdvoCare. At first I was like, well this is going to be a lot of money. It’s funny how fast excuses come. I used20151210_081652-2 to always say I didn’t want to start a diet on a weekend, that I would start on Monday. And then Monday would get there and I just had a bad day so ice cream was a necessity, of course. I thought a long time about what my friend told me. His story resonated with me and I liked the plans and the fact that I didn’t have to start with the full package. I could
customize it to my budget.

February 2015 I started a 10 day cleanse with Spark (the best drink on the planet) and Catalyst with a distributorship. It is basically like a wholesale membership club. I automatically got a discount on every order for a year. No obligation to sell, buy, or even continue my membership after that year. Following a plan that fit my budget, the help and advice of my new AdvoCare family, and an amazing meal plan that allowed me to EAT (and I mean eat alot, sometimes I just didn’t want anything) I lost 25 lbs in 3 months. And it wasn’t just the weight, it was the inches! I went from a size 22 to a 16. And the energy….I felt like a whole new person. I actually played with my kids when I came home from work, I went for walks and they rode their bikes, even housework was easier.

I have had to take a break from most of the products I love due to financial reasons, but I have been able to maintain my weight loss because of the great nutritional tips I learned with AdvoCare. Now, I know it’s not for everyone, but it worked for me and I am an AdvoCare Champion for life!