Name: Julie T.
Location: Waterdown, Ontario
Lost: 65 lbs*
As Of: May 2008
Name: Julie T.
Awkward Moment Sparks Change for Mother of Five
It took everything Julie of Canada had to muster up the courage to slip into a bathing suit and join her husband and his co-workers by the pool during a business trip to Mexico. She carefully chose just the right suit and walked down to meet everyone.
Then, the unthinkable happened.
As she joined the group poolside, one of the women reached out, touched her belly and said “oh, you’re expecting a wee one.”
But she wasn’t. That awkward moment sparked a new resolution for Julie. As the words of the woman echoed in her head, she knew she needed to change her 208-pound body and her lifestyle as well.
“I knew I couldn’t go on like this anymore and allow my weight to affect my life,’” recalls Julie, who is a mother of five.
Soon after her poolside experience, she was approached by her parents who had recently learned about Isagenix® from a close family friend. Normally a person who would analyze the program and take time to decide whether or not to try it, Julie jumped right in and began the Cleansing and Fat Burning System. She was skeptical because she had previously failed at popular diets like Jenny Craig, LA Weight Loss, and The South Beach Diet because they didn’t curb her hunger. Yet with Isagenix, she noticed a difference and knew it wasn’t a diet, but a lifestyle change.
“I couldn’t believe how good I felt. The weight started coming off, I felt more energy and it was motivating to see the results,” says Julie, who lost 65 pounds*.
Now down from a size 18 all the way to a size 8*, Julie’s outlook on life and her perspective have changed. She no longer doubts herself and her abilities and has adopted a “can do” attitude instead. She’s even taken up the business side of Isagenix and is currently a Consultant.
Since losing the weight, Julie’s returned to going on business trips with her husband, although the reactions she now receives are dramatically different. Her full circle moment happened just a few months ago when the same woman whose words served as Julie’s catalyst for change approached her while on a trip to Las Vegas.
“She told me how wonderful I looked and that she was so happy for me,” reflects Julie. “In a way, I’m very thankful for her for making that initial comment. Finding Isagenix and losing the weight has not just changed my life, it has given me life.”