Rhonda O.

Location: Sicklerville, New Jersey
Age: 55
Height: 5’6”
Was: 238 pounds
Lost: 55 pounds*
Additional Weight Lost Since the Challenge: 2 sizes and 25 pounds*
As Of: October 2011

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 full time 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 jumpstart 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.”
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.

Rhonda’s Tip’s for Success

  • Keep your metabolism burning fat by snacking every few hours. Carry your water bottle! Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. The goal is to keep your metabolism active, which will allow your body to burn fat continuously.
  • Move your body daily! Exercise is essential to feeling good and looking better helping to reshape your body. You can begin by walking around the neighborhood, riding a bike or going to a gym.
  • Stick to the plan! If you are doing a 9-Day Deep Cleansing and Fat Burning System or a 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System make sure you cleanse without cheating. During your Cleanse Day, drink plenty of water. Deep Cleanse Days are key to releasing weight and getting control of overeating. Additionally, cleansing every night by drinking 2 ounces of Cleanse for Life® before going to bed will help to yield results.
  • Meals should always include plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean cuts of meats. There are many great recipes online. Look for recipes that will allow delicious tasting food! Isagenix is not a diet—it’s a lifestyle change.

Favorite Products

  • IsaLean® Shake in Natural Creamy Vanilla with Orange Want More Energy?®
  • Ionix® Supreme
  • Orange Want More Energy?
  • Cleanse for Life® powder
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