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A new business venture, a new health regime

January 21, 2012

The year is well underway. They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, and today is the 21st day of 2012. Have you formed any new habits?

In September of last year, I heard about a company called BodHD for the first time. I looked at it, and thought to myself…. another health and wellness MLM. Whoopie! There are SO MANY of them! Back in the 1980’s, I was an Herbalife rep. I have sold Shaklee, complete with its nutritional line. In the late 1990’s, I had a small bit of success with a supplement called Restores. A couple of years ago, I was involved with It Works! There have probably been more in there also. However, I never really made any money at any of them, and ended up with lots of product due to autoships.

And besides, a shake is a shake is a shake, right?

My holistic nutritionist has had me buying whey protein powder for the past year, and I get a whole can for $12. It has no harmful anything in it, and works like a charm for keeping me from being hungry and providing me with protein. What could this company offer me that I don’t already do on my own? I let it go.

Then my friend, Suzanne, got involved in the company, and she would give me reports about how she was moving up the ranks, and the money she was making, and how happy she is for the first time in a long time. I still didn’t bite. Well, I sort of bit. You can sign up for 2 weeks for free, so I signed up for the program. In fact, I had signed up TWICE for free, but after two weeks both times, I hadn’t converted, and so I was taken off the list.

You see, I was tempted because, learning more about the compensation plan, I found out that they have an option which they call the straight-line commission plan, where you can earn a percentage of EVERYONE that comes into the company, whether they are in your direct downline or not.

When Suzanne told me she was making over $400/month already, and it had only been a couple of months, I decided to take another look. And look I did. I signed up again for free, and did a bunch of research. I realized that the company is in pre-launch, and I could be in right at the beginning. I know from all of my other experiences with network marketing, that it is the best place to be.

Added to that was the fact that the product was CREATED to address the needs of the biggest segment of our US population at this time – the baby boomers. The baby boomers are approaching retirement and none of them want to get older. They all want to look great and feel great. Add to this the fact that almost 70% of the US population has been diagnosed with obesity, diabetes, or high blood pressure, and, well, you can pretty much see what it is that needs to get fixed. And guess what? BodHD addresses those exact concerns! They also have as a mission to educate others about good health and eating organically.

I realized that I could make a good deal of money FAST as well as help others to deal with some of their health issues. I realized that I could educate others on eating to live, not living to eat, and inform them of good nutritional habits. After all, I had adopted a holistic diet over a year ago, and I have seen much improvement from it. Could this be the vehicle that could take others there too?

I decided to get the weight loss product to see what effect it would have on me. I had been plateaued for about 7 months on my current program, and in fact, had gained a bit of weight back. Plus, how can I tell others about something without experiencing it myself?

I got the product a little over 2 weeks ago. I weighed myself, took pictures, took my measurements. And started on the product.

After the first day, which is a cleansing day, I released six pounds. SIX POUNDS!!! I thought the scale was broken! SIX POUNDS? How could that be? I dismissed it as water weight. The next day, the scale still showed that 6 pound weight release. The NEXT day, I still hadn’t released any more weight, but my blood sugar, which had been running around 170 was down to 119. Really? I took it again, just to be sure. Yes, it was a true reading.

On the 4th day, I weighed myself and I had released another pound and a half. Wow! AND my blood sugar was holding steady. Wow!

The diet plan said you could take weekends off, so I relaxed a bit on Saturday night. I had a couple of vodka and selter-waters with lime, and many smoked almonds. The next day, I was up four pounds. I knew it was too good to last! But I told myself, it was probably because the nuts were salty. Two days later, it had been flushed out and I was back to the 7+ pound release.

In the past week, I haven’t lost any more weight, but today, I redid my measurements. I lost a total of 3 inches from around my waist, 3 inches from around my gut, 2 inches from around my bra line, and 2 inches from above my chest for a total of 10 inches lost. AND my blood sugar this morning was 109 – excellent in any book! THAT is amazing.

It wasn’t quite the 10 pounds I hoped for, but given the 7 month plateau I have been on, I’ll take it! AND

I’m going to do it all over again, starting tomorrow.

I’ll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, I believe I have formed a new habit.

OH! And after telling a few people about my results, I actually signed someone up already, who is already spreading the word to others… Know what that means? I’ve already made some money! I should be receiving my check next week. Already!

Want to know more? Check out my BodHD website by clicking here. It’s not for everyone, but it just might be perfect for you.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2012 8:35 pm

    My goodness this weight fluctuation is insane but congrats! I think the best part is that your BLOOD SUGAR LOWERED SOOO MUCH! I cannot believe your blood sugar was so high, omg omg! Please monitor that.

    • lindacostello permalink*
      January 21, 2012 9:17 pm

      Thanks! I know! That’s how I felt about the weight too! Crazy! But the proof is in the loss of inches. As for my blood sugar – I have been working with a nutritionist to get off meds. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 18 years ago, and I have kept myself off of insulin, but I know the oral meds aren’t doing me any good either, so I am weaning off of them. I am SOOO happy that my blood sugar is becoming normalized!

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