Monthly Archives: October 2013

I’m Not Paul Harvey, But Here’s the Rest of the Story…


Let me start by saying that anyone who knows me knows that I am extremely transparent; an open book. You never have to guess where you stand with me. Husbands all over the world get frustrated trying to read the minds of their wives. Not my husband. I tell him exactly what I want and need at all times. My husband wishes I would shut up sometimes.

When I find a product, service, restaurant, food, alcoholic drink, that I like, I tell everyone I know. This is true.  I post about things I love all the time, McDonald’s diet Coke,  Costco cake, Rumchata, Per-fekt mascara, JR’s BBQ, Emily Kearney who does my hair, Anne at Princess Nails, Ruby Red vodka and diet Sunkist lemonade, Romeo’s tacos, neti pots (man do I wish someone would have paid me for recommending neti pots to people, I think I could retire! And I don’t even use one! I had just heard about how great they were so I started telling people I knew who suffered from allergies and then those people would tell me how great it worked so I would tell other people…anyway)….the list goes on and on. Lots of people do this. It is human nature.  That is what network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) is all about. I know a lot of people hate MLM’s, think it’s a scam or a pyramid. And I get it. There are lots and lots of people who have ruined network marketing. The people who vomit cheesy canned phrases all over you. The people who advertise big meetings in hotels to get as many bodies they can so they can vomit those phrases all over people they don’t know.  I hate those people, too.

Network marketing is supposed to be about one person telling their friends and family about something they love and then, if those people love it too, they tell their friends and family, and so on. And instead of paying big advertising agencies to market the product/service, the company pays you for relating your experience to people you know. Because after all, who do you trust more, your friend or some ad agency? That is what network marketing is supposed to be about. Many companies and thousands of individual “distributors” have given it a bad name with less than ethical promises and business practices.

I do not align myself with a company for the sole purpose of making money. I have only ever aligned myself with companies’ whose product I personally used and from which I experienced positive results. And when I tell people about the product, I do so because I truly believe in it and am thankful that someone told me about it. And if it can help someone like it helped me, well, there really is nothing like the feeling of knowing that you helped someone. Would I like to get paid to recommend a product that I love to other people? Yes, please.

Having said all of that, if it’s not for you, that’s cool. I don’t NEED you to buy Plexus Slim so I can pay my bills or feed my kids. I just want to help, if I can. (Honest to God, I don’t even know how I get paid. I know that as an Ambassador I get my own product the cheapest and I know that the company pays me something when people buy product from my website or sign up as an Ambassador, but I have no idea how much or how it works. All I cared about was that I got the best price and I didn’t have to meet any quotas. I’m not doing it for the money but if they want to pay me for telling you about it, and we all get skinny and become millionaires, I’m cool with that!)

Now, here’s part two of my disclaimer.

Plexus Slim and Accelerator are supplements. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA. Neither the company, Plexus Worldwide, or myself personally claim that the products will treat, prevent or cure any diseases.

While the ingredients in the products are natural, that doesn’t mean that someone in the world won’t have an allergy, intolerance or reaction to any them. In fact, I guarantee someone will. Just like my son is allergic to sesame seeds. That doesn’t mean that no one else should eat sesame seeds.

I have personally had extremely positive results from taking the Plexus Slim and Accelerator. I feel great, have tons of energy, but not jittery at all, and have lost weight. For me, these products are great. This system fits my life right now.  I’ve read story after story about how these products (and other Plexus products) have helped people with fibromyalgia, migraines, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, allergies, etc. I do not have any of those things, so I cannot speak to them personally, but I think it’s pretty cool that people are feeling good and getting off of medications. (We have a real prescription drug problem in this country, and THAT statement comes from my 9 years of working in the ER…but that’s a whole different topic for another day!)

These products will not work for everyone. Based on my research, they work for far more people than they don’t work for, but everybody’s body is different. Even myself, my husband and my sister have had slightly different experiences so far.

I encourage everyone to do their research, look up the ingredients, ask your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking Plexus, or any supplement. I have nothing to hide. If you don’t like what you find, don’t try it. That’s ok. But if you can’t find any reason not to try it, then why aren’t you trying it? With the money-back guarantee, there is no risk.

Plexus Slim was originally developed for people with type 2 diabetes to help stabilize their blood sugars, which it did. The happy side effect was weight loss. So you can lose weight just drinking the Slim (the pink drink). The Accelerator pills have natural stimulant ingredients in them which helps with energy and of course, accelerates weight loss. It does not contain DMAA. If you do not feel comfortable with stimulants, don’t use the Accelerator. I can tell you that between myself, my husband and my sister, none of us feel jittery or hopped up on something, heart racing, etc. For me, the benefits to my health from losing weight, outweigh any risk that I have found in my research of the stimulant ingredients. But that’s me, you might not feel the same way. I write this because I don’t want anyone to feel that I misinformed or led them to something that was harmful to them. My job as an Ambassador for Plexus is to relate what I know and what my experiences with the product are in the event that it could help you. You decide if it’s right for you.

Plexus has other products besides weight loss products. They have pain relief capsules and creams, a probiotic, a really cool breast health kit ( which is buy one, get one free in October) and a multi-vitamin that people have been raving about (I haven’t tried any of these other products yet, so I can’t give you any personal experiences, yet). But go check them out, maybe you’ll find something you’ll like!

Like I said, I ‘ve had amazing results. I have been posting on Facebook, too much, I know. I’m just so excited! I have not even let myself dream of being thinner for so long because it seemed absolutely unattainable. But, anyone who really knows me, knows that if I did not have amazing results, if I tried it and hated it, I would have posted that too. And I am only 2 weeks in. I could not lose another pound and determine that is doesn’t work. And if at any point I start having any bad side effects or learn of anything unethical about the company (that can actually be proven, not just haters of network marketing), I will tell you and disassociate myself from the company. Cuz that’s how I roll. Open book, remember? (But seriously, there is no risk to try it for 60 days, and if it didn’t work for anyone after 60 days, everyone would have returned and it would be lights out for Plexus, so I’m pretty confident that it is working for a lot of people! And I’m going to be one of them! I’m going to be skinny, y’all!!! Woohooooo!!!)

Lastly, I know that a healthy, balanced diet and exercise are best. When I post on Facebook that I am losing weight without eating healthy and with no exercise, I’m not lying, but I also don’t mean to make it sound like those things aren’t important. Your first option should be to eat better and exercise. For some of us, the thought of doing it the old fashioned way seems too daunting and we don’t know how or where to start. If I could eat better and exercise and lose weight, I would. But I have been trying to figure out how to do that, how to fit that into my life, for 10 years. And while I’m trying to figure out how to do it, I am getting bigger and more miserable, my health is at risk and life is passing me by. So, for me, Plexus has been an answer to my prayers, a way to jumpstart my weight loss and get me some positive momentum going. And while I haven’t had time to fit it in since I started Plexus, I absolutely intend to get out and do something physically active because that is extremely important to your cardiovascular heath. Seeing and feeling the results makes it a lot easier to choose grilled chicken instead of a cheeseburger and fries. I can already move better and I feel better about myself, which makes me want to park at the back of the parking lot and take the stairs instead of the elevator. So that’s something, right?

So here’s the bottom line.

I love the Plexus products that I have tried so far (remember, it’s only been 2 weeks). It is something that I can fit into my crazy, busy life and I feel fantastic and am losing weight. If you think you could benefit from something like this too, then you should do your research and then try it! It may work for you, it may not. You may love it, you may hate it. If you love it, and it works for you, you will probably tell others about it, and then you can get skinny and make a little money too! What’s not great about that?

If you hate me and all of my Facebook Plexus posts, you should unfriend me! Or at least hide me until I reach my goal weight!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know!

For more information or to give it a try and order, click here!

P.S. Lots of people have been asking me what to start with, how to order, etc. so here is my recommendation. But you do what’s right for you!

For weight loss: Order the Slim/Accelerator combo, and order it preferred, it’s less expensive. This just means your shipment will come monthly on the same day, until you cancel it. It is super easy to cancel, but you’re going to give it 60 days, remember?

For energy only: X Factor. *I haven’t taken this myself yet, but I have read that other people are obsessed with it! They love it! Again, order preferred.

For colin health: ProBio5 and Bio Cleanse. *Again, haven’t tried these myself yet, but people say they helped them with their weight loss and, ahem, bathroom issues….  Again, order preferred.

*The reason I haven’t tried the other products yet is because if I take them all at once I won’t be able to isolate what is really working for me, and what is not. I plan on trying them all, eventually.