Name: Rhonda O.
Location: Sicklerville, New Jersey
Was: 238 pounds
Lost: 55 pounds*
Additional Weight Lost Since the
Challenge: 2 sizes and 25 pounds*
As Of: October 2011
Name: Rhonda O.
Jersey Grandma Turns Back the Hands of Time, Recapturing Her Youthful Look
After 21 years of marriage Rhonda found herself in a place she never expected: a single mother of two, working fulltime to maintain a stable foundation for her family.
Life was not easy living on one income. Long hours forced Rhonda to make poor eating choices, and before long, the excess weight began to pile on.
By 50, Rhonda was entering the change of life and says her stomach looked as if she was six months pregnant. She started to feel self conscious and became discouraged by the 238 pound* woman staring back at her from the mirror.
A teacher by trade, Rhonda decided to educate herself on proper nutrition and attended a few classes. She began implementing what she learned into her daily cooking and over time, lost 40 pounds and four dress sizes.
“I’ve always been between sizes 16-20 for the better part of nearly 20 years,” she says. “It was great to finally see that kind of change.”
Over the next few years, Rhonda started to gain weight again and her body began to feel the strain. Her knees began to hurt, her ankles started to swell and walking was leaving her breathless; weekend errands resulted in Rhonda returning home for an afternoon nap.
Tired of yo-yo dieting, Rhonda made a decision to forgo any future diet programs and instead join a gym.
Within days of joining a gym she ran into an old friend who told her about Isagenix®. Excited, she went home and combed the health-and-wellness Website and even decided to attend a meeting where she met Isagenix Top Income Earner Jimmy Smith. Touched by Smith’s words, Rhonda decided to attend 2010 Celebration where she witnessed IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner Holly D. winning the crown. Inspired, she decided to join Isagenix and also enter the 2011 IsaBody Challenge.
Starting with the 30-Day Cleaning and Fat Burning System, Rhonda decided to do a 9-Day Deep Cleansing and Fat Burning System within her first 30-Day System to jump-start her weight-loss efforts. She lost 11 pounds within the first few weeks and by the time she hit her next milestone she was 28 pounds lighter and 85 inches smaller.*
“I have renamed Ionix® Supreme my ‘Golden Fountain of Youth,’” she jokes. (It’s her favorite product.)
At the end of her Challenge period, Rhonda had lost a total of 55 pounds and 150 inches. She also stepped into a size 9/10 dress for the first time in 20 years.*
Rhonda credits her nutrition with Isagenix, daily workouts, twice weekly cycling classes and twice weekly personal training sessions for her incredible transformation.
“The best part is seeing people you haven’t seen in a long time and being unrecognizable to them,” she shares. “Those reactions validate my transformation over and over.”