Name: Ruth B.
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Was: 211 pounds
Lost: 50 pounds*
Additional Weight Lost: 5 pounds*
As Of: September 2009
Name: Ruth B.
20-Year-Old Discovers Increased Self-Confidence and New Life Thanks to Isagenix®
Twenty-year-old Ruth has always struggled to fit in with her peers. Hard of hearing and mentally impaired, even doctors told her family that she wouldn’t be able to walk by age 30 and would deal with weight problems for most of her life.
Determined to help her daughter succeed and gain increased independence instead, her mother Sole began looking for options to improve Ruth’s nutrition and overall health.
“A woman shared that it’s important for us to be clean on the inside and recommended that Ruth try Nutritional Cleansing to help her body work even better,” explains Sole of California. “At that point, the picture wasn’t looking good for Ruth, so we decided to try it.”
Under the supervision of Ruth’s doctor, Sole began giving Ruth IsaLean® Shakes and Ionix® Supreme every day and began to notice a difference. Her waistline was tightening up and she was even more willing to try new things. To help her stay motivated and give her a goal besides weight loss, Sole helped Ruth join the 2009 IsaBody Challenge® and let her adopt a dog so she would have another reason to go for daily walks.
“I walk her every day and I love it,” says Ruth about her dog Demetria. “I feel great and happy that I exercise every morning and afternoon now.”
As she continued taking Cleanse for Life® twice daily and enjoying IsaLean Shakes and Ionix Supreme, Sole noticed Ruth’s skin becoming more radiant and clear. Once fearful of walking because her legs weren’t very sturdy, Ruth’s confidence in her walking abilities even began to increase. Before long, she had lost 50 pounds* and transformed from a size 20 to a size 12*.
Even though the change was evident to her family, it wasn’t until Sole showed her daughter her “before” and “after” photos that reality truly hit home for the 20 year old.
“Ruth was really impressed when she saw her pictures,” recalls Sole. “And when she went to Celebration she saw herself as ‘normal’ and actually enjoyed being the center of attention.”
For Ruth, who was named second-place winner in the Women 18-35 Category of the Challenge, one of the biggest highlights for her was attending the Founders’ Gala at 2009 “Living Your Dream” Celebration where she felt like “a princess.”
“I lost a lot of weight and now I look pretty,” shares Ruth. “I loved going shopping for my new clothes.”
With her newfound confidence, Ruth is continuing to come out of her shell and has not only made many new “hearing friends,” but also enrolled in a job training program so she can learn how to do basic tasks at work during the day. Once fully reliant on sign language to communicate, Ruth now wants to read people’s lips more and attend church community events with hearing people rather than paying attention to an interpreter.
Sole says she’s grateful for the changes she’s seen in her daughter’s self-esteem and physical appearance and credits optimal nutrition with Isagenix for many of the positive strides Ruth has made.
“I’m very happy with Isagenix and I think she will be on it for the rest of her life,” shares Sole. “It’s just been a miracle.”