Name: Gary S.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Was: 207 lbs
Lost: 40 lbs and 5 pants sizes*
As Of: October 2011
Name: Gary S.
Nevada Man Trades In His Blinders For A Better View
Gary never thought of himself as overweight; in fact, he considered himself relatively healthy compared to other people his age.
That was until he started to recognize his many setbacks: 50 extra pounds, shrinking clothes and everyday body aches.
Gary was out of shape.
He was suffering from discomfort in his lower back, knee and feet. Walking for long periods of time was unbearable and taking him away from the one thing he cherished most, hiking with his wife.
After hearing about the IsaBody Challenge® Gary came to the realization that change was necessary, but he was hesitant about how the Challenge could help him.
“I was surprised by what the products did for people, but didn’t think it would transform me to the same degree,” says the 53-year-old.
Determined to be as energetic and healthy as his friends Gary took the Challenge head on.
“I remember thinking as I was taking the ‘before’ pictures for the Challenge and saying to Michelle, ‘I just don’t think I am in that bad of shape to be doing this,’” he recalls.
Michelle saw what he couldn’t, so to support her husband, she decided to do the Challenge alongside him without officially signing up.
After a short period on the 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System Gary lost 20 pounds* and felt better than he had at age 25.
The boost increased his confidence and pushed him to move forward.
He admits knowing about the $120,000 grand prize, but it wasn’t his primary motivation.
“I wanted to be on stage alongside Jim and Kathy Coover,” he says. “It was the additional perks: the stage presence, the Founders’ Gala, the hotel and the camaraderie of the event that attracted me.”
Fortunately, the on stage presence is what he got. Gary took center stage in August and was recognized as the third-place winner in the Men’s 50+ Category. He dropped five pant sizes, three shirt sizes* and has little to no discomfort in his knees and feet.
The best part is the Challenge proved the power of the Isagenix® products to Gary.
His transformation left many awe-struck, including himself, but none more than his niece who joined Michelle’s Isagenix business soon after witnessing Gary’s results. She also entered the 2012 IsaBody Challenge. Thrilled by her determination Gary plans to coach her through the process.
“I now look back at those pictures and understand why I needed Isagenix. I can’t believe how blind I was to my own physical health,” he shares. “The setbacks and complacency I used to have are now replaced by energy, vitality and hope.”
*The weight-loss testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical. A 2008 university study showed a statistically significant weight loss of seven pounds during the first nine days of the Cleansing and Fat Burning System.