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Beauty Often Comes Disquised as Something Else!

We all have parts of our body that we don’t like, mine is my stomach.  I should clarify that.  I don’t like the way it looks, and have been working for a long time to get to the place where I like it more.   But the way it looks is because of life saving surgery, which took place 26 years ago, when I had a strangulated bowel.   It was the worse thing I ever had happen to me.  I was told that the pain you feel is worse than a gun shot wound to the stomach.  I can say it was 100 times worse than labor, but knowing labor breathing is what I think saved my life, but that is another story, for another time.

The scar that you see, in the photo below,  is the result of an 8 hour emergency surgery where 2 feet of my intestine had to be removed because it had died. My doctor told me that 95-99% of the people who have this condition die because it is hard to find.  I had gone to the hospital three days earlier and  was told to go home because it was just gas.  If they would have discovered the problem at that point they could have saved the intestine and me a lot of pain.  The two feet that were removed had specific functions.  One the absorption of B12 and the absorption of bile.  Because I could no longer absorb them I had to have B12 injections and take a medication that would absorb bile so I didn’t get sick.

If I didn’t take the medicine I would get diarrhea.  I haven’t had a normal bowel movement in 26 years and often got sick even if I took the medication.  I tried several times over the years to stop taking it, because it is a pain, it taste nasty and it is expensive, but I never could without getting sick.   I was afraid to be without it, actually because I knew what the consequences were.

Here is where the beautiful miracle part comes in…

I was part of an 8 week challenge with my company to test a new protein powder/superfood that they were going to introduce to the line called ProFIT.  Midway through the challenge I started feeling constipated.  Trust me it was a new experience for me.  Just over two weeks ago I stopped taking my medication to see what would happen.  What happened is that I am back to normal, how I was before the surgery, with normal bowel movements.  I have also lost almost 8 pounds and 22 inches, because of this amazing superfood,.

Now, you tell me how your body can recreate a function that was removed, because I can’t figure it out.  That is how beautiful our bodies are.  This is life changing for me!  I never thought I would ever get off of the medication and have a normal body again.  So what if my stomach has a large crater through it?  When you think about it on the level of renewal and what some call healing, it is beautiful even in the state it is in.

I asked the formulator of the ProFIT if she thought it was possible that this happened because I was taking it.  She said it was the combination of ProFIT and Greens which were part of the Ultimate Makeover.   I love miracles, especially when they happen to me.

This is how my stomach has looked for most of 26 years

I have written about my stomach before in this blog of June 24, 2010, Titled Uncovered, my WEIRD BUT BEAUTIFUL TUMMY   http://myitworksmakeover.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/uncovered-my-weird-but-beautiful-tummy/   It was written after I posted this photo, and was struggling with what people would think:

In light of what has just happened that is a very prophetic thought I had 18 months ago!  Love your body, with all of it’s so called flaws and blemishes, because it is truly a miracle!

On a Secret Mission to Get Fit over the Holidays!

It sounds like a crazy idea to get fit during the holidays, doesn’t it?

In the latest studies the weight gain is less than was previous thought but it lasted all year and added up over time.

“Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), lead by Jack A. Yanovski, M.D., Ph.D conducted a study about weight gain over the holidays.

The researchers found that study volunteers believed that they had gained much more weight than they actually had over the holidays, overestimating their weight gain by slightly more than 3 pounds. Fewer than 10 percent of subjects gained more than 5 pounds over the holiday season. However, Dr. Yanovski added, overweight and obese volunteers were more likely to gain five pounds than were those who were not overweight, which suggests that the holiday season may present special risks for those who are already overweight.

“Although an average holiday weight gain of less than a pound may seem unimportant, that weight was not lost over the remainder of the year,” Dr. Yanovski said. When 165 of the study volunteers were weighed a year after the study began, they had not lost the extra weight gained during the holidays, and ended the year a pound and a half heavier (1.4 lb) than they were the year before.

“This is a ‘good news/bad news’ story,” said Dr. Yanovski. “The good news is that people don’t gain as much weight as we thought during the holidays. The bad news is that weight gained over the winter holidays isn’t lost during the rest of the year.”

This year I am approaching Holiday eating differently.  I am doing a complete lifestyle change.  Thanks to products from the company I represent, It Works Global, I am losing weight and inches already and the season has just begun.  Over the past 6 months since I quit my job I have lost 15 pounds and now, since the 15th of Nov I have lost 4 more for a total of 19 pounds and about 8 inches.

It is exciting to see what happens when I incorporated products that help the body do what it is meant to do, use food and burn off what it doesn’t need.  My goal is to be down another 10 or 11 pounds by the first of the year.

So rather than making resolutions to lose weight on January 1, I will be revealing my before and after photos!  I can’t wait to show you and tell you how I did it!

Follow this link for a sneak peak at something that is helping other people manage holiday weight gain. Link

Why I love the Ultimate Body Applicator

When I first heard about the Ultimate Body Applicator and how it is a natural toxin release product I knew I had found something special.  The first time I tried it I felt more energy and lighter and  my body was 8 an 1/4 inches smaller after 45 minutes and I was sure it was something special.

The Ultimate Body Applicator is one of my favorite things for detoxifying my body, improving my energy and I love that has helped me lose 30 inches from my body.  When people hear that it can slim the body in 45 minutes, while it detoxifies, they roll their eyes.   I have seen a lot of eye rolling since I started selling it 3 and half years ago. Those are uninformed eyes rolling because there is nothing like it on the market so  if they haven’t tried this product they can’t compare it to something else.

The Ultimate Body Applicator sounds like a vanity product, because it slims down the body but in reality it heals the body, helps reduce stretch marks and cellulite and makes you feel better.  Liposuction and Botox, those are vanity products.  This is a product that improves your health and to me that is much more important than losing inches. Over the past three years I have seen how it has made a difference in people’s health and how they feel about themselves.  That’s not a vanity product, it’s a HOPE product!

Here is how it works.  The Applicator is actually a non-woven fabric patch that is 11×22 inches.  On one side is a botanical solution that was developed to take toxins out of the fat cells, so they can flush out naturally.   I love how easy it is to use.  You open the sealed plastic package, put it on your body where you would like, wrap some Saran wrap around it, and you can do what you want for 45 minutes.  When you are done, remove it and throw it away and it keeps working for 72 hours, even though you have removed it. Simple!

Removing toxins brings out your radiance, restores your energy and just helps you feel better.  And those extra inches, not that they weren’t beautiful the way they were, but they aren’t natural. A toxin free body is a healthy body and healthy is beautiful.  Strive for natural beauty, restore your health and improve your energy!



Excellent Question from one of my readers

Melanie Jade ask me an excellent question that I felt would make a great blog post. I thought it might be a question that other people might be thinking as they read my blog.  Here is the question:

Hi Katelyn,

I discovered more I wanted to ask you :) I really enjoyed reading your blogs about embracing natural beauty. However, I was surprised to learn that you sell anti-aging and body slimming products. To me, all the products trying to help women look younger go against the idea of embracing your natural beauty at all ages. It’s as if they’re saying it’s not okay to age, that aging isn’t beautiful, and that you should try to look younger than you are because that is what is socially acceptable as beauty. Also, the imagery on the It Works website shows only very fit, trim people. How does that say that people who do not look that slim are still beautiful? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts about this and how you come to terms with this apparent inconsistency in your message.

Thank you!

Melanie

Here is an expanded version of how I answered her question.

That is an excellent question, thank you for asking.  It does appear on the surface to be a contradiction that I am a proponent of natural beauty and I sell It Works! products. I don’t feel there is an inconsistency in my message. The beauty that comes from within is the beauty that I am striving for. I firmly believe this kind of beauty rises from an internal foundation based on:

  • physical health
  • emotional health
  • spiritual health
  • nutritional health
  • mental health

Natural beauty is a manifestation of these things.

I don’t agree with the use of the word ‘anti-aging’, but I also don’t believe in just letting the body deteriorate because that is what society thinks it does as it ages.  The company that I am a part of, It Works! uses the word ‘anti-aging’ because it is a popular buzz word but I know they have the same philosophy as I do about giving our body the proper nutrients it needs to be healthy. I believe in healthy aging. I am not against aging, which the word ‘anti-aging’ seems to suggest.  Aging is a natural process but it doesn’t have to look  the way it is portrayed in society.

Unfortunately we live in a time where our bodies don’t get all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy because the soil is depleted, and we also live in an environment filled with pollutants which not only  rob the skin of moisture and but also go into the skin and store as toxins.  The skin is the largest organ in our body and if it isn’t healthy we aren’t healthy.  The skin stores toxins in the fat cells and when that happens we are susceptible to disease and we get bigger.  Those are not natural states and we don’t look or feel our best when we are toxic and depleted.

I believe in giving my body all the nourishment it requires to stay healthy, which includes providing my skin with moisture, hydration and nutrients and by giving my skin those things my skin looks great and youthful as a result. The skin care that It Works sells does that.  I also believe in giving my body the nutrition though eating good food and supplementation for the nutrients no longer in the food.  With proper nutrition my body is does what it needs to do naturally and efficiently as well as releasing toxins it doesn’t need.  I chose the supplements from It Works because according to my research they are the best on the market for giving my body what it needs.

I originally joined It Works because of the Ultimate Body Applicator, because it detoxifies the body, not because it slims the body. If it was just a product that caused inch loss I wouldn’t be interested in it. Toxins and inflammation, which is caused by toxins are the number one cause of disease. Disease is not a natural part of the aging process, it is caused by eating the wrong foods, toxins in the environment and not giving the body what it needs to stay healthy. When I found a product that takes the toxins out of the body very easily, using botanical ingredients, I was sold. The side effect of removing the toxins is slimming and a lot of people like that idea.

As far as the imagery on the website, that is out of my control. If you looked deeper into the website you can see testimonials from people who are all sizes. You will also see testimonials from people whose lives have change dramatically from using the products that helped them recover from long-term illnesses. We will have a new website in the near future but I don’t know how it will look. A website has to appeal to a lot of people and many people are not of the same philosophy as I am. Many people are looking for ways to lose weight, be slimmer and the imagery appeals to them because it give a message that is possible.

I also believe that by giving our body what it needs to stay healthy and work efficiently we are enhancing our natural beauty because we have a healthy glow, more energy and that brings out our best. Toxic and unhealthy are not natural states. Since I started using the products three years ago my body has transformed because of all of the things I have mentioned above and I am in more of a natural state than I was when I wasn’t using the products.

Eating healthy, supplementation for nutrients that are missing in the diet and exercise are a  lifestyle that can help to prevent disease, improve energy, clear skin, and trim your waistline.  They result in our body being in its natural state.  I use most of the products the It Works has created to support my healthy lifestyle and I sell them because I feel I have an obligation to share what I have found which is helping me keep my body healthy and naturally beautiful!