Name: Deborah R.
Location: Kinderhook, New York
Was: 261 pounds
Lost: 69 pounds*
Additional Weight Lost
Since the Challenge:
As Of: July 2010
Name: Deborah R.
Deborah Skips the Black Bathing Suit & Sports Renewed Confidence
Deborah had reluctantly come to accept her weight. She’d been on the dieting rollercoaster and failed too many times. But, when her 30-year high school reunion approached, acceptance turned to panic. The thought of old classmates seeing the formerly slim cheerleading captain double the size she was in high school was almost too much to bear. The mother of two was at a turning point when she discovered Isagenix® through her doctor.
After trying everything to push past her 261-pound plateau, even drastically cutting sugar out of her diet entirely, Isagenix became the healthy solution she had been searching for. Deborah noticed significant weight loss at the completion of her 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System and was convinced she would never let the scale go back up again.
Energized with newfound motivation and confidence, the 49-year-old started a blog to chronicle her weight-loss journey so friends, family and even old classmates could follow along and keep her accountable since she didn’t attend the reunion. The 2010 IsaBody Challenge® was just one more thing to keep it fun and stay on track.
“I lost that sense of embarrassment because I knew I wasn’t going to be that size again,” says Deborah. “Previous to Isagenix, my picture on Facebook was of a farm because I didn’t want people to see what I looked like. Now I have my before/after photos posted and I’ve reconnected with people who I’m now helping with Isagenix!”
For the 2nd-place winner in the Women 36-49 Category, the Challenge not only helped her lose 80 pounds, it also trained her to stay committed to the Isagenix products and to make exercise a priority. On a recent seven-day cruise to Bermuda, Deborah was still able to enjoy delicious food, but traded some of the ship’s fattening buffets for IsaLean® Shakes and IsaLean Bars and enjoyed beautiful ocean views while working out in the ship’s gym and walking the track on the top deck.
One reward for the former size 26 was showing off a red-hot, size-14 bathing suit on the beach.
“This is the first time in 20 years I didn’t buy a black bathing suit,” enthuses Deborah. “I really love fashion and it was sad because my options were limited for so many years.”
Deborah is grateful for her Isagenix experience and the opportunity to help others through her own Isagenix business, including her husband and 74-year-old mother.
With three Consultants under her, the New York-based Consultant is passionate about sharing Isagenix with as many people as she can.
“I have to look at my success as not just me,” explains Deborah. “My decision to do this has resulted in amazing things happening for me and best of all, for others.”