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Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Kathleen and Ron Howard

Congratulations to Kathleen and Ron Howard from Reno, Nevada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“I turned down the opportunity from family and friends in 2008, 2009, and 2010 before my path crossed with a MonaVie distributor who was wearing a MonaVie-branded shirt—a complete stranger! I told him that my mom drinks MonaVie and has tried to get me to drink it. He told me his story, and I really connected with him. He gave me his business card and told me to check out his website. He told me to get MonaVie Active from my mom and start on it right away. He explained in detail what I needed to do: two ounces in the morning, two ounces in the evening, and don’t miss one day. I did exactly what he said, and within 3–4 weeks I was feeling better overall. I knew I was on the right path!

“I started looking at more of the products that MonaVie offered. MonaVie gave me my life back! I began walking with my husband 1–2 miles a day. In December 2010, I began drinking one MonaVie RVL shake for breakfast, one shake for dinner, and eating a well-balanced lunch. I ate the RVL snack bars and took the RVL dietary supplements between meals. I went from 245 pounds to 190 pounds. I have so much more energy. My life has truly been changed!

“In June 2011, my husband and I went to Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the time, Ron was not 100 percent on board with the MonaVie business. While driving back to Reno from Salt Lake City, he said that he would be more active in the business and would try the MonaVie RVL program. This is his story:

“My name is Ron Howard. I have always felt that I was overweight. I was always the fat kid at school. Feeling like you are the fat kid does not give you a very good feeling. You are always self-conscious. Now at 50 years old, I no longer feel that I am the fat kid. I feel that I will be able to enjoy my life with my wife and son for a very long time.

“MonaVie RVL has helped me realize that I do not need to keep on the path that I was on. I am sure that if I kept on the path that I was on, I would have been shortening my life. For those who know me, my wife and son are most important in my life. I want to be around (not fat round) for them. I have so much more energy now than I have had in a long time. I have even started playing wallyball twice a week with a group of new friends. Yes, new friends. The weight loss has allowed me to meet new friends that I would not have met without the weight loss because I would not have been playing the new sport. So, not only have I been gaining better health, I am gaining a new world of friends, activities, and personal growth.

“I started the program at 241 pounds, and I am now down to 210 pounds. For those who have not carried an extra 31 pounds with them for a long time, it wears and tears you down. Try picking up a 25-pound bag of flour at the store and carrying it around with you while you shop. That was what I was carrying with me all the time. Your body begins to get very tired of carrying that extra weight and lets you know it. Sometimes your body tells you in ways that you don’t recognize, and other times it’s like a cold, hard slap in the face. I am tired of both delivery methods and prefer to be healthy. I will not stop telling people about MonaVie and RVL. Thank you, MonaVie.

“If anyone you know is overweight, please share this story and MonaVie RVL with them immediately. You may save their life! It may be your daughter or a complete stranger. Think about it as a random act of kindness—something we should all be doing more of!

“We would like to thank MonaVie, Kathleen’s mother Linda, her friends Karen and Paul, upline Shelly and Mike, Ed and Stephanie, stranger Kevin (not a stranger anymore!), friend Dave and his wife Cindy, and all the wonderful MonaVie family. You are all a part of changing our life forever! We are Kathleen and Ron Howard, and we are MonaVie!”

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