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    Posted December 31, 2012 by
    Foristell, Missouri
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    From Darkness to Life

    After 5 years of incredible stress, husband losing his job and taking a $45,000 pay cut, I had spinal surgery in 2007 after 27 years as a very successful Hair Stylist. I was no longer able to domy passion, doing hair.

    I lost my identity, and I developed many medical problems. I had high blood pressure, type II diabetic, insomnia, high cholesterol, severe anxiety, severe depression, agoraphobia, ADHD, metabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, and also had fybromyalgia.

    May 5th 2012 I wanted to end my life, but I woke up May 6th 2012 and made a decision to make a change, at any cost, I wanted to get healthy, and change my health, and life.

    I started eating better, I was never a breakfast eater, so I decided to drink a protein shake for breakfast, but gained weight. They were full of sugar, carbs and tasted NASTY!

    My friend was promoting the BodybyVi 90 Day challenge and I started drinking the shakes. I lost 10 pounds the first week. I felt amazing. I had amazing energy too.

    So I started to get off of 13 of my prescription drugs with in 30 days of drinking the Shakes and taking the ViSalus Vi-PAK..

    My first 90 day challenge I lost 55 pounds, and I am on day 50 of my 2nd challenge, I am down over 75 pounds and I have totally changed my life style and eating.

    I Eat Totally Clean and I just started working out some. I have severe spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease I had my right knee total replacement, I was scheduled for my left knee replacement on November 13th 2012 but I canceled it, losing all the weight, I don't need it now. So I have every reason to not work out, but I refuse to let my physical problems hinder me, because the more weight I lose, the better my back, neck, and knees feel. Total health happening here. Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually...

    My Aha moment was when I was thinking of ending my life, I knew that I was destine for something so much more and I realized that my life was really not over, that it was just beginning into the next chapter, and I was ready to take the step into my destiny and get Healthy.

    I am planning on entering the ViSalus Model competition in July. I will get my body and health into the BEST Shape possible.

    I thank God and I thank ViSalus The Challenge has Changed my life...

    If you are tired of Fad diets, then you need to join the NEW BodybyVi 90 day Challenge. It is a life style change every 90 days..

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