Featured article by Organic Liaison Member Kevin M.
I weighed myself and I’m 268 pounds – which puts me right at 50 pounds off! I thought I had lost more because my pants were loosening up. I’m happy with that number and looking forward to reaching the goal weight of 220 pounds that I’ve set for myself.
When I started the Organic Liaison weight loss program, I was ready to make a change. I was 318 pounds and dreadfully unhappy. I wasn’t interested in starting yet another diet and failing (which I had done many times) or eating food that was already made for me, full of sodium and preservatives (which I had tried and failed to do as well).
I knew I was going to have to change the way I approached food and my relationship to it – something I hadn’t really tried before. How could I do that and not want to eat my face off or starve myself or take a pill or sweat from the caffeine? Then I saw Kirstie on Oprah talking about Organic Liaison.
Hmmm…an organic weight loss program that emphasized eating wonderful foods that were pesticide free and would give me the nutrients and vitamins I was looking for? AND let’s talk about that wonderful Rescue Me Elixir that has kept me from sticking endless amounts of calories and junk in my mouth. Rescue Me is great name for the product, because that’s what it did – it rescued me from the land of simple starches and sugars that helped me detach from who I was. It gave me wonderful NATURAL energy that helped me to make smarter choices when I did eat.
This isn’t about starving yourself! I can’t say that enough. When people ask me how I’ve shed my pounds, I tell them: with better choices, exercise and Organic Liaison. I am totally and incredibly grateful that I found OL … Before OL I was hypertensive (Blood pressure:150/98), had classic Type 2 diabetes symptoms (tingling feet and hands, with heart palpitations and a blood sugar of 125 mg/dL), and had osteoarthritis in my knees and back. Excruciating! Now, my blood pressure is lower (122/78), and my blood glucose (as of April – 88 mg/dL) and arthritis pain are much more under control. THANK YOU!!!
As the Rescue Me rescues me and the pounds fall off, I see more of who I really am underneath the layers. It’s fascinating that the Organic Liaison journey has been as much spiritual as it has been physical. I can’t thank OL and Kirstie enough. No more eating in cars away from people! Let them see me eat; I want them to see me eat the wonderfully nutritious foods I’m now putting into my body.
I used to drive by fast food drive thru’s and think to myself as I ate alone in my car in the parking lot, “How am I ever not going to eat here?” And now – 50 pounds less – I think to myself, “How could I have ever eaten there?!”
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