Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday with Guest Post by Cyndi

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At the OAC conference last year in Dallas, I had the chance to meet some wonderful people and this lady is one of them. Cyndi has become a fast friend and she is always on the go. She inspires me to do more, be better, work my tool, and life life to the fullest. I'm also walking 3 5Ks with her in the next 6 months!!!! She is super fun, her excitement is contagious and an all around an amazing woman. Here is a bit of her story....

Hi my name is Cyndi Jochum and I am a weight loss surgery (WLS) patient. I was at my highest weight of 308lbs in 2003. Now mind you I am only 5’3” tall and that is a lot of weight to carry around, especially when you played softball and volleyball. I really couldn’t get around very well. I decided to have the gastric bypass surgery to get the weight down. I had tried so many different diets and they would work for a few months but the weight would just come back, not to mention almost double the amount that I had lost. So I had the surgery in August of 2003 and lost about 80lbs within a year!!! Woo Hoo. I was so excited to see almost a whole person go away. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. Was able to get around much better and was enjoying life. Still trying everything to keep the weight off but I plateaued at 230lbs. I stayed at 230lbs for 6 years. Yes you saw it 6 years!!! OMG that was good for me that I was maintaining my weight loss but then I gradually started creeping back up there again. I got up to 268lbs by June of 2011. I came to a realization that I didn’t have gastric bypass surgery to put back the weight on. The doctor that I went to originally was no longer in business since they closed up shop about a year and half after my surgery. So I had no support or guidance after that.  Fast forward to 2011, I went to another doctor to get checked out. This new doctor found that the opening to my pouch was overly large and agreed to do a revision. Luckily insurance covered it again, because my BMI was still too high. Well when the doctor got in there he found out that my pouch was overly large also, which meant that the original doctor didn’t do it correctly. Well the new doctor fixed my opening and my pouch and gave me more distal limbs so that I would be able to lose more weight.  I have since lost another 80lbs or so. I am still on my journey of losing weight. I have a little more to go to get to my goal weight. I am so excited to have been able to drop from a size 24 to a size 14 in just under 2 years.
Cyndi today
I am so blessed to be able to share this with you. I also want to share that I haven’t had any surgery for loose skin. I have been tightening, toning, and firming using It Works Ultimate Body Applicator. Have you heard about THAT CRAZY WRAP THING?  I am an Independent Distributor with It Works! Global and I love this company. This is a first to market product that is flying off the shelves. It is has helped me to tighten, tone and firm all my excess skin.  We also have supplements and skin care. All the products are all natural ingredients which I love. I don’t like taking medication if I don’t have to. The supplements alone are phenomenal, my levels have been awesome. I also take the “GREENS”, Which is 8 servings of fruits and vegetables, made with 38 organic different super foods. This helps my body to stay alkalized.

I can honestly tell you that I have suffered from sinuses 24/7/365. And that I am generally in the doctor’s office at least 3 times between August and Mar with a severe sinus infection. I can tell you that since I started taking the “GREENS” in August of 2012 I have not been to the doctor for a sinus infection yet.  I realized that my sinuses are not bothering me anymore. I don’t wake up sneezing 15-20 times at a time. I am not having breathing problems or having low energy. The “GREENS” are giving me energy and alkalizing my body to the proper PH that it needs to be. I am loving it!!!!! I wrap at every week. I work on one specific area at a time. A box of 4 wraps is a treatment. I am still working on myself.  IF you are interested in making extra money this is a great way to meet a few extra bills a month. What is the amount of the extra money you need a month?

Thank you for reading about my journey. If I have inspired you (I love to inspire people) or sparked an interest of any kind please let me know. You can friend me on Please like my Business page If you have more questions about IT WORKS and would like to Try THAT CRAZY WRAP THING let me know you can check out my website  or you can call me at 817-797-6374. I would love to help you  achieve your goals and assist you on your journey if I can.

May GOD Bless each and every one of you on your success.

Cyndi Jochum
Independent Distributor with It Works! Global