Mary Lost Weight and Lowered Her Cholesterol with Shakeology

There’s NOTHING that makes me more happy and proud to do what I do than hearing wonderful news from a dear customer and friend!

Mary recently shared with me that she’s finally been able to break her weight loss plateau AND lower her cholesterol from dangerous levels, while also doubling her good cholesterol and improving other aspects of her general health. Her doctor was floored!  The remedy: Shakeology and a change-up in her fitness routine.

She was excited … I was excited … and I couldn’t be happier to hear this news. I asked Mary if I could share this with others by writing a blog post and without hesitation she wanted to “pay it forward.”  I asked her if she could give me an outline so I didn’t mess-up any of the details and what she sent me wasn’t just a little blurb of her experience, but a very thoughtful and detailed story.

So, who better to tell you Mary’s story … than Mary.

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“I’ve been struggling with my weight for the last few years. I attribute it to menopause or just getting older along with my metabolism just being in a coma. It’s a struggle to lose 1 lb, but did manage when my daughter was getting married. It took me 1 year of working out 5 times a week and actually going to sleep hungry to lose a measly 12 lbs, but managed to do it.

About 8 months ago, I started putting 6 lbs back on, even though I was exercising the same amount. Also, around that time I went for my physical and, yup, I was right! Not only did I gain the 6 lbs, but my cholesterol was super high — almost 300 (298)! The doctor was very concerned and said we had to get this under control because my bad ldl (bad cholestrol) levels were dangerously high at 158 and the HLD good one was too low at 45. So, he insisted that I get on the medication, Crestor, because heart conditions are very prevalent in my family (my dad and uncles have died of heart conditions after open heart surgery).

This is when I KNEW I had to do something different! It wasn’t that I was overweight because I was still within my weight range … it’s not like I don’t exercise because I do. So I started taking the meds for 1 month, but I just didn’t want to do that. So I stopped and that’s  when I started on Shakeology, and I mean serious about drinking it every day and changing my exercise. I wasn’t exercising more, but I switched it up every 6 weeks to something else. If I was doing too much Zumba, I replaced it with the Barre routine. I also started doing Insanity instead of another class, and so on and so on. And I really stuck to this type of routine where I changed things up more consistently.

I just went back to the doctor last week and after reviewing my latest blood work he was totally surprised! He said, ‘I’m glad to see the meds worked well.’

That’s when I fessed up and told him I only took the meds for a month and then tried something else. He said, ‘I really need to know what you did because even with meds people drop 30-40 points and you dropped 100 points overall cholesterol.’

I went from 298 to 199 (normal level). My bad cholesterol (LDL)came down from 158 to 60 and my good cholesterol (HDL) went up from 45 to 83. Not only that, but I also lost 5 lbs and my sugar level, blood and kidney enzymes (which were high before) were all within normal range. He was in complete shock that these numbers were in such good range that he said I have to do the blood work again in 4 month to make sure this is not a fluke and this is all true. He wants me to continue what I’m doing, which I’m more than glad to do since I’ve noticed other changes with Shakeology that I drink. For example, I took gel nails off after having them on for 6 years. They were paper thin. I couldn’t even file them because they were so weak. Not anymore! My skin is clearer and (tmi) … I’m regular, which is a huge deal for me!

So instead of spending $100 a month on meds (my portion after insurance) that affect my kidney, I decided to invest a little more for my well being with Shakeology.

Thank you Ms. V for your help, support, encouragement, and guidance. I’m so glad you were there to lend a hand … oh by the way the doctor said, ‘you know you just added 15 years to your life by getting these number back to their range’ ……….go me~.”

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GO MARY GO!!!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Rebeca
    August 31, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Wow, that is so awesome…Congratulations on your weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

    • Vanessa Aviles
      August 31, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Rebeca!
      She’s truly done an amazing job! And she continues drinking her Shakeology to this day 🙂

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