Monday, May 28, 2018

"I Was That Person"....This Is My AdvoCare Story!

I'm Dwight, and this is my AdvoCare Story!

When speaking of weight loss, or unhealthy eating habits, often times being wrong about something, or knowing the bad habits, or unhealthy choices, that we are making each and everyday are bad for us, is a lot easier to live with, than admitting we are wrong, or admitting there is a problem.

BREAK THROUGH - If we are wrong about something, admit we are wrong. It's ok to be wrong, and not know everything there is about weight loss.

HOUSTON, THERE IS A PROBLEM - If there's a problem, admit it, and move forward, or seek help, or educate yourself on how to solve it.

These were two of the biggest obstacles, in which I personally needed to overcome in order to move forward with my weight loss journey.

Sadly though, I was that person, who said they were never hungry at the party, but would be sneaking food when no one was looking.

I was that person who told their families, that today was the day I'm going to lose weight, and never did. These promises became so annoying, that you find yourself talking to yourself while in a room alone, because everyone else had departed.

I was that person, who stood in the pantry eating chips, and cookies, or anything else I could chug down quickly in the middle of the night, while hoping no one else was awakened by the sounds of the wrappings of the packages being ripped.

I was that person, who said I would count out ten chips to eat, and that would be it, only to return minutes later saying just two more. Returning again, and again saying just a few more, until finally giving in to the temptation and eating the entire bag.

I was that person, who said, "I'm just big boned".

I was that person, who would hide behind bigger clothes.

I was that person, who ordered the double, or triple meat burger, with the large fries, only to down it with a diet coke. The diet coke, was my way of justifying that what I did was ok, and could not be bad, because after all...I had a diet coke also.

I was that person, who did not tuck their shirt into their pants, in order to hide my belly.

I was that person, who would lay in bed at night, and ask myself, how did I get to this point.

I was that person, who no longer wanted to socialize with family, or friends, so I started ignoring them, because of the embarrassment of how I felt about myself.

I was that person, who tried every new fad, or miracle weight loss gimmick which came along that promised a get fixed quick result to my pain.

My introduction to AdvoCare

I honestly think that someone knew I needed an answer, and delivered a prayer.  December of 2016, my wife and in-laws went to a holiday party without me. You see I acted as if I was tired, but the truth of the matter was, I had tipped the scales at about 320 pounds, and did not feel that I was worthy of escorting such a beautiful woman to a party.

In my mind, I could hear someone saying "Why is such a beautiful woman, with such a fat guy".

Later that evening when my wife returned home, she had a gift bag with her, and I asked what was it. She told me it was some weight loss products, or vitamins, and supplements that she won during a prize raffle. Being that guy, I started laughing because of my own insecurities, and trying once again to act as if I was the authority figure on weight loss, because I had failed so many times. I quickly dismissed the products as just like all the others.

The bag sat untouched in the pantry for over four months. Each time that I sneaked into the pantry, it was there in front of me to see.

By March of 2017, my weight was out of control, and during one of the many late night snack binges, I was looking for something to drink, because all of the soda pop was gone. Desperate for something other than water, to wash down the cookies I was eating at the time, I grabbed the canister of AdvoCare Spark, and sat at the table, and started reading the labels. It was the cherry flavored, and I thought well, it cant really be bad. So before you could blink and eye, I opened the canister and that fresh smell of sweetness that rushed from the opening of the can reminded me of kool-aid as a the next thing you know I was drinking it.

True story, but may seem funny....I said to myself there is no-way this Spark drink can actually taste this good, but it did. I was like a happy ant that had just found its next piece of tasty, that was left behind.

It was that drink of Spark, which got me even more curious, so for the next several months I read all I could read about AdvoCare and it's products, both the negative and positive.

In April of 2017, at the age of 52,  I decided to do what was known as the 24 day challenge (which is currently the AdvoCare 24-Day Jump start, that is now part of of the AdvoCare ONE/80™, a 3-part system designed to fuel your transformation and develop lifelong healthy habits).  I was still skeptical, but after my research, I decided that I really needed to lose the weight, and lose it for good, so I placed my first order.

I ended my 24 day challenge, with a loss of 17 pounds, and a year later Ive gone on to Lose over 30 pounds while utilizing AdvoCare products, and following its recommended usage. During the initial phase of my weight loss journey, I focused on eating cleaner while using  AdvoCare products, and incorporating cardio back into my life. Today, I now include weight training into my daily routine as well.

I believe wholeheartedly in the AdvoCare products, as well as the company and everything it represents. Since then Iv'e also joined AdvoCare as an Independent Distributor, to help share the products, and  be the missing link in someone else's search to answer their weight loss woes, just as AdvoCare was for me.

During my research on AdvoCare, I also stumbled across two quotes that helped me along the way, they were spot on during my quest, and still holds true today for me.

Either you will or you won’t.

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
— Bruce Lee
It’s up to you.

“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.”
- Unknown  

This battle is not over, however its one that Im now in control of, but will deal with everyday of my life . But thanks to AdvoCare, Im better armed than ever before to wage battle against my personal weight issues.

The results achieved by me may not be the same for you. There are a number of different circumstances that may differ between each individual when utilizing the products, which may cause a difference in each person results, such as diet, exercise, and ones ability to follow the recommended usage of the products.

This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or any doctors recommendation. Prior to beginning any weight loss program, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.