Name: Kim O.
Location: Spanishfork, Utah
Lost: 152 pounds* and 12 sizes*
As Of: June 2008
Name: Kim O.
Kim Inspires Countless to Strive For Their Dreams
Six years ago, Kim of Utah was like many others. Overweight and frustrated by yo-yo dieting and health programs that just didn’t seem to work, she had nearly given up on ever losing weight — until she discovered Isagenix®. Now, not only is she 152 pounds* lighter even five years later, but she’s also one of the most recognizable Associates in the company. As one of the first members of the 100-Pound Club, Kim is a living testimony of the transformative power of Isagenix.
A manager of a women’s plus-size clothing store and part-time hairstylist, Kim tried the Cleansing and Fat Burning System six years ago and was amazed at how well it fit into her busy lifestyle.
“It was the easiest program I’d ever done because everything was laid out for me,” explains Kim. “The only decision I had to make was whether I wanted a Vanilla or Chocolate IsaLean® Shake on Shake Days.”
As her body began to transform, Kim could hardly believe the changes. The mirrors at the plus-size clothing store seemed to be lying, even though they showed her true shape. Not even the numbers on the scale seemed to be real to her. The one thing that helped her adjust to reality was trying on one of her older skirts and seeing how it hung off of her body. Immediately, she would feel motivated all over again.
While her perception of her body began to shift and she lost more than 100 pounds*, long-time friends and customers at her store had a harder time recognizing her and sometimes, accepting the changes.
“Women who shopped at the store would look at me and say ‘why are you working at this store? You’re too small to shop here,’” explains Kim. “All I could think was ‘honey, if you only knew.’”
It became a motivating situation for her, however. She began sharing her story and, in the meantime, building her Isagenix business. As her business began to grow, she realized that she could make a full-time living off of it. One day, on a whim and without even talking to her husband, she quit her manager position and threw herself into the business full time, shedding a few tears along the way.
“I could’ve lost my home because we really needed that income,” says Kim. “But I was tired of someone else determining how I’d use my time. It motivated me to really take my Isagenix business to the next level.”
Now dozens of dress sizes smaller and a 4-Star Golden Circle, she still cuts hair “just for fun” in her salon at home and spends much of her time traveling the country telling her story, showing off the skirt that once motivated her and sharing her “health and wealth” success.
Ultimately though, Kim says the best part of losing the weight and maintaining it for five years is the opportunity to share her story, which has inspired countless others. She’s still overwhelmed by the responses she receives daily.
“I didn’t realize that by sharing my story I would help so many people,” explains Kim, choking back tears. “It’s turned out to be one of the greatest blessings of my life and drives me to make a difference.”