50 & Holding

The trials, tribulations and unexpected joys of being 50+

Sometimes You Need More Than Exercise July 7, 2010

Filed under: aging,food,health,life,Uncategorized — assistingu1st @ 1:13 pm
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You’ve been dieting faithfully. You go to gym five to six times a week, but still those love handles won’t go away. Does this sound like you? Well, it was definitely me! I’ve lost 40 pounds since last December – Yay!!!! But, there were still certain areas that were slow to respond to my counting calories and Sweatin’ to the Oldies on the treadmill. Thoughts of tummy tucks and liposuction danced in my head. I had even started to research the procedures and prices in the metro Detroit area. Then by chance or should I say pre-destination, I found a product that is changing my body as well as my finances.

The Ultimate Body Applicator by It Works! is a little miracle contained in a small body wrap. Infused with botanical ingredients, the Ultimate Body Applicator has taken 11.3 inches off my stomach since May 24, 2010. I know…it sounds unbelievable…but believe it! The wrap, featured in the 2009 Emmy and Oscar celebrity gift bags has been a little known secret. But now, folks like you and me can truly lose inches overnight. As a matter of fact, results are seen in as little as 45 minutes!

The Ultimate Body Applicator detoxifies, tightens, tones, and firms where it is applied to the skin. This is NOT water loss, but actual inch loss with results lasting anywhere from 2 to 6 months. Men and women are using it on their thighs, arms, buttocks and even attacking the dreaded “back fat” by placing the wrap on areas on the back.

Ironically, prior to finding It Works! and the Ultimate Body Applicator, I had told a friend that I did not want to be involved in any kind of MLM business. She was trying to get me involved with a product that once you finally get in it, it will squeeze the body down 2-3 sizes. I had been there with other MLM’s, done that and didn’t want to do it again. Or so I thought, when just two weeks later, I wrapped by stomach for the first time and lost an incredible 2.5 inches in 45 minutes! I was sold and immediately I wanted to know more about marketing this phenomenal product. I found that the It Works! opportunity truly is a ground floor opportunity. There are so many areas around the country, including Detroit that have not even heard of the product. To me this spells money. I am totally thrilled at this prospect and even more thrilled when I see people finally get the results they were promised.

The company is called It Works! because their products actually work. If this sounds intriguing to you, find out more information about the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator, the health and wellness products, as well as the business opportunity at: http://itsallnthewrap.com

 

Friends Forever July 4, 2010

Filed under: aging,friendship,life,love,Uncategorized — assistingu1st @ 2:13 pm
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Have you noticed that the older you get, the harder it is to make friends.  Oh, you have lots of acquaintances that weave in and out of your life.  But chances are, the friends you’ve had since you were a kid or a teenager, are the ones you call your friends today.

My best friend is Lynette.  I have known her since we were young and hot and you couldn’t tell us a thing! I spent the day with her recently and we reminisced about some of the crazy things we used to do.  We are both a lot calmer (I guess that’s cause we’re older) these days, but we still get into some mischief every now and then.

Over the years Lynette has lived in different cities other than Detroit.  At times, we may have only seen each other once or twice a year.  Sometimes, not even that.  She is the type of friend that you don’t  have to hold her hand and babysit.  You know how some friends have a fit if you don’t call them everyday.  But Lynette is not like that and neither am I.  Actually I prefer that we don’t talk everyday and she understands this.   When we do talk, it’s like it was yesterday and we just pick up right where we left off.

Another reason Lynette and I have been friends for almost 30 years, is that we genuinely like each other.  You know how you hear “so-called girlfriends” talk about each other behind their backs and refer to their “friend” as that bitch under their breath.  Not me and Lynette.  We have never infringed upon each other in any way.  Our criticisms are few and we just accept each other as we are.  Friendship with Lynette is easy because she is easygoing and on the whole, so am I.  She is like the sister I never had.  And I have a sister, but we are not that close due to her crazy husband.  But that’s another story.

Bottom line is I love Lynette and our friendship! Have you told your best friend how much they mean to you.  If not, do it today.  Their friendship is precious and can last forever!

 

Nature’s Tummy Tuck July 2, 2010

I’m one who believes that nothing happens by accident.  This became even more apparent when I happened upon a product called the Ultimate Body Applicator by It Works!  This herbal based wrap has changed my body and is changing my life.

I started on a weight-loss journey in December 2009. As of today, I have lost 39.5 pounds. But even in my weight loss, I have these areas of my body that I love because it’s me, but I certainly don’t like them.  The main one being my stomach.  Pulled and stretched over the years from multiple pregnancies, my stomach needed some help…bad.  Visions of tummy tucks and lipo suction had begun to dance in my head.

In late May a friend sent me a link to a blog he had written.  Below his blog was a banner showcasing the Ultimate Body Applicator.  It said I could have amazing results in as little as 45 minutes.  Hmmm, intriguing I thought as I clicked it and then put my contact information it.  A few days later, a young lady named Melanie contacted me.  From our conversation, I decided to order the wrap.  I was hoping upon hope that I was going to have these “amazing results”.  For the next few days, I waited anxiously for my package to arrive.  I couldn’t wait to try it.

Well, on May 24th it finally came! I tore open the box, quickly read the directions and proceeded to wrap my stomach as directed.  As I went about my day, running errands and doing chores, I kept having to pull up my pants. They were falling down below my waist. I’m thinking, boy something’s happening here.  Well, went I got home, I took the wrap off and measured myself.  And I measured myself again, and then one more time.  I couldn’t believe my eyes…I had lost 2.5 inches in 3 hours!!!  From that point on I was totally sold.  I have since used the Ultimate Body Applicator three more times and have lost a total of 11.5 inches from my middle.

I’m looking good and I’m feeling good.  The weight loss has done wonders for me, but losing some of my stomach has done even better.  I see why the company is called It Works….because it does!

www.itsallnthewrap.com