My Weight-loss Journey: The Bump in the Road

In December I posted about how I had started a “weight-loss journey” using Plexus products. For 6 months it was going GREAT. I ended up losing 34 pounds with the help of their Slim & Accelerator combo. To say I was thrilled would have been an understatement. I was FEELING so much better, not to mention starting to LOOK a lot better, too. I had energy, I had bounce! My mood was better… I just FELT WONDERFUL!

Unfortunately, though, sometime last Fall the company changed the formula of both the Slim & Accelerator. I don’t remember the exact reason that was given anymore. I heard several different explanations from several different sources, but I’m not sure what really happened and, honestly, I don’t really care, they had to do what they had to do for their company. What I do care about was that the new formula was not working FOR ME.

So many people were saying it still worked great and even better than the old formula, but so many others were having the same problem I was. They just stopped seeing any results, or even started gaining. I tried the new Slim & Accelerator formula for several months, then I tried adding in and switching out their different products, Bio Cleanse, ProBio 5, X-Factor. I even tried Slim all by itself. Nothing was working and I was slowly gaining my weight back even though I was still maintaining the healthier eating habits and exercise routine that I had formed.

In May (ish?) the company announced a brand new product called Boost, which was supposed to be “even better than the old Accelerator”. I was excited to try it but wasn’t able to get any until the end of June. I had already run out of my other Plexus products so by the time I got my next order of Slim and the new Boost product it had been a good month or so taking nothing at all. I started fresh on Slim & Boost in July and ended up GAINING 8 more pounds over the next 30 days. I WANTED to give it a 90 day shot, but at the point I had already gained back a total of 22.2 pounds of what I had lost on the original Slim & Accelerator formula so I decided to quit. I just didn’t want to risk gaining any more weight back on these products.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND that I am not in any way trying to bash the company or the products. Everyone’s body chemistry is different. What works for some, does not work for others. If the products are still working for you… frankly, I’m jealous. I LOVED my daily pink drink!! Heck! I even know some people that were not getting results with the OLD formula who are having GREAT results with the new products! It’s really a “Your Mileage May Vary” thing… unfortunately for ME…  I got better mileage on the old formula.

With all that being said.. I have not taken any Plexus products since the end of July and I have since lost 4.2 pounds as of this morning. It’s not great, but at least I am now going in the right direction again. I am not taking any weight loss supplements, but instead I have been having a meal replacement shake for breakfast and /or lunch daily since August 9th. It’s chocolate and it’s actually really yummy, so I can’t complain.