Mark M.

Location: Qualicum Beach, BC
Was: 392 lbs
Lost: 114 lbs*
As Of: August 2007

Busy Living and Loving It

Get busy living or get busy dying. This quote from the movie "Shawshank Redemption" has become words to live by in my eyes, because before finding Isagenix, I was busy dying.

Then I was recognized on stage in front of 3,200 Independent Associates as the grand prize winner of the IsaBody Challenge during Isagenix’s annual convention, called Celebration 2007. This not only commemorated the end of one extraordinary journey, but also marked the beginning of a new, healthier, happier life for me and my family.

When I was 400 pounds, I lived my life in denial. I was so restless at night from the weight that my wife had to sleep in another room. I had a distorted image of my weight and health. I had given up. This was not the man I wanted to be. After all, I had a lot to live for—a loving wife and seven children. I enjoyed my job as a bus driver, but everything was a struggle for me when I was at my heaviest.

Then the hard truth hit me one day. That's when something incredible happened. My 21-year-old son Jordan, with tears in his eyes, came to me and told me I needed to do something so that I could be around for my kids. That was it. I had to make my family proud.

At Celebration 2007, my son, along with the rest of the crowd, honored me as I was announced as the IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner. I shed tears of joy as I took home a prize of $10,000 and had a $2,500 shopping spree with the Coovers in Las Vegas. Now weighing in at 278 pounds—114 pounds lighter* than before the Challenge—I can easily beam with confidence.

During my shopping spree with the Coovers at the Caesars Palace Forum Shops, I took my winnings sitting down—literally. Before Isagenix, I had not been able to sit down, cross my legs and take off my shoes at night. Instead, while standing, I had to bend uncomfortably to remove them. Not only did I buy a sleek pair of new walking shoes for the event, I sat down and easily slid them on and off. The accomplishment brought out a lot of emotion in all of us.

I am still working on what I call reaching optimum lightness, but I am well on my way! My passion is to help others regain their spirits so we can all get busy living!
The individuals pictured are actual Isagenix Associates and not paid models.

*Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 9 pounds with an average of 2 pounds of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.

** Earning levels for Isagenix Independent Associates that appear in this publication are examples and should not be construed as typical or average. Income level achievements are dependent upon the individual Associate’s business skills, personal ambition, time, commitment, activity, and demographic factors. For average earnings, see the Isagenix Independent Associate Earnings Statement found at

Isagenix Millionaires are defined as Isagenix Associates who have cumulatively earned $1 million or more with Isagenix.