Summer Bodies Are Made In The Winter

summerbodiessqI have spent many summers wishing that I looked better in my swimming suit. Often April or May would roll around and I would think, “I better hurry and get my body ready for this summer!” Mid May would roll around and I would be trying to figure out how to lose 20 pounds or more in two weeks. Newsflash! Summer bodies are made in the winter! For most people it will take more than a few weeks to get their bodies in the shape they want to be in for the summer.

The only safe way to lose weight unless you are under the direction of a doctor is about 1-2 pounds a week. The nice thing about losing weight at this rate is that small changes in your eating habits and activity level can achieve this. I have often been caught in the trap of thinking that I really need to lose more than this amount to be where I want to be. I would go on strict eating plans and tell myself that all of my favorite foods where off limits. Sometimes, it would work for a little while; I would lose weight fairly quickly and feel deprived the whole time until I finally caved in to my favorite foods. Other times, I wouldn’t lose weight as quickly as I wanted to and I would just give up. After one of these occasions I looked back and realized if I had just made smaller changes and started in January or February I would have been much closer to or at my goal weight by early summer. Read more

Orange Julius

dreamstime_s_53967208One of the great things about the My Support Shake is that it is low calorie enough that I can add other ingredients to it and still make a nutritious low calorie meal replacement.   I have already written about my Get Your Greens Smoothie here.  I also sometimes add bananas or other ingredients to make other great tasting smoothies or shakes.   One of my favorite recipes is the Orange Julius.   I loved making myself an Orange Julius as a treat when I was a kid.  I also enjoy getting an Orange Julius in the mall.  This shake reminds me of being a kid and almost makes me feel guilty!  But, when I replace my meals this Orange Julius recipe it not only satisfies my sweet tooth, it also gives me 50% of my daily requirement of 22 Vitamins and minerals and it gives me over 200% of my daily requirement of Vitamin C.    It will also give you 16g of protein and 5g of Fiber.   Best of all it keeps me full for hours! You get all of these benefits at only 215 calories.


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I’m a Stress Eater

I’m a stress eater!  I’m the mother of nine children.  Three of them were adopted out of foster care and have had some real challenges.  Yes, at times my life is extremely stressful.  Not a great combination for a stress eater.   If you were to look at pictures of me over the last 15 years you would be able to see how much stress was in my life by how overweight I was.  The only problem is you will not find any pictures of me at my highest weights.   If you do they are of me in the background unaware that a picture was being taken.  I hid from the cameras.

When I have a really bad day, I think I deserve a treat.  I need a treat.  A treat will make me feel better.  The problem is once I eat that treat I do not feel better.  I only feel worse about myself.   I overeat then I begin to beat myself up inside.  What a vicious cycle.  I abuse my body and then I abuse myself.    This cycle only adds to my stress.

As a mother of a large family, I also do not do a very good job of taking time to take care of myself.  I make sure my family gets breakfast and lunch but, feeding myself these meals is often an afterthought.  I certainly don’t usually take the time to make sure I am eating healthy low calorie meals that will help me control my weight.  We eat dinner together so that is not usually a problem. Read more

What Works For Me

profile2-mAs I have said in previous blog posts, I have lost 40lbs using the My Support Products.*  If you haven’t read my previous blog posts then you can learn a little more about me in my Introductions and Transformations blog post.  Today I am going to share a little more about how I have done that.  I have used several different My Support Products in my weight loss journey.  I started out just using the My Support Shake.  I believe you can have success using just this product!  I have added other products to my weight loss tools and they have all helped me in different ways.   I am not a doctor or nutritionist.  The only qualification I have is that I have tried many different diet plans and have found this plan to work very well for me.   I can’t guarantee that it will work for you but, I think it should work for many of you that read this! Read more

Why I Love the My Support Shake

I have tried many different diet shakes over the years. The first time I tried the My Support Shake I was shocked by how great it tasted. I am used to shakes that I just drink to fill me up, give me some protein and help keep my calories low. But, I don’t usually think they taste great. The My Support Shake really does taste great.
Not only that but, it also gives me 14 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and keeps me full for hours. I do not get hungry again until it is time for my next meal. This makes my weight loss so much easier! I haven’t even mentioned that a serving of the My Support Shake also supplies 50% of the daily requirement of 23 important Vitamins and Minerals. There is nothing like losing weight and feeling great at the same time!

I know that it can be hard to invest in a full canister of a shake that you have never tried before. Because of that and because people often want to try all three flavors of this shake without having to invest in a full canister of each, we offer our sample packs. These sample packs come if a few different combinations of flavors and make it easy for you to try any flavor of our shake flavors that you would like to try before you buy the full canister. Don’t wait to try the best tasting meal replacement shake on the market. I know you will love it! Read more

Get Your Greens Smoothie!

I hate spinach!  There, I said it.  The first time I tasted spinach as a little girl I gagged!  That being said, I know it is good for me.  I know I should learn to like it.  I can eat it occasionally in some salads that are covered with a sweet poppy seed dressing and covered in candied nuts.  But, that kind of defeats the purpose of eating the healthy salad doesn’t it?

I have found a great way to make myself eat my greens!  I have to hide it with a bunch of strawberries in a My Support Shake Smoothie.   I actually add a power greens blend that I buy from Costco.  It also includes kale and chard (no I do not like kale or chard any more than I like spinach).  I was going to put up a picture of a green smoothie but frankly, mine is more pink than green. Read more

Sephra’s Story

I changed my life and you can too.

Just take a look at these pictures about one year apart!*


Hey, let me tell you my story.

Being Fat sucks.

People treat you different, they joke about you behind your back and they seem to think that you have no will power. We know that’s not the case, fat people are some of the most determined people I know. After all, whatever we do, we get it done while lugging around an extra 20, 50, 80, 100, 200 or more pounds.

Anyway, I have tried to lose weight my entire life, but until I had the right tools, it just didn’t work. What finally worked for me was using the HCG Shake along with Vital Fiber . Of course I had to be careful what went into my mouth and a moderate exercise program helped to speed things up. What I’m saying is that using the right tools in my case, the HCG Shake along with Vital Fiber jump started and helped me to maintain my consistent weight loss for more than a year.* Read more