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Oct 10, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Shawn Lyons Drops 80 Pounds and 10 Inches from His Waist with MonaVie RVL

With the help of MonaVie RVL, Blue Diamond Executive Shawn Lyons from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, has gone from a size 42 to a size 32 and says he feels better than ever. Here's what else he had to say about his journey…

"Wow, what can I say except thank you, MonaVie! Since I was a young child, I've struggled with my weight. From the time I was eight years old through to my twenties, my nickname was 'Lump.' Then, it was changed to 'Slim' simply because I wasn't slim. MonaVie RVL has allowed me to truly walk in that name.

"In August 2010 MonaVie announced a weight management program, and we got to sample it on Diamond Destination. I instantly got super excited because it tasted so good, and that is half the battle for me. I phoned my wife immediately and told her I was applying for the friends and family trial. I believe they chose me because I was obese (256 pounds), which doesn't make anyone feel good physically or mentally. But, I needed a drastic change. I was 80 pounds overweight, a size 42, and felt depressed. I dreaded going to semi-formal events because I didn't look good in any of my clothes and refused to buy bigger sizes.

"I have literally struggled with weight all my life and concluded that I may be fat for the rest of my life. I am pleased to announce that I'm down to 184 pounds, a size 32, and my energy is through the roof! But, the biggest gain for me has been my confidence. I have control for the first time in my life, not just in the area of weight but in other areas of my life. This gives me a tremendous amount of passion, focus, and vision to help others who have also struggled in the same areas.

"All I've done is follow the program to a tee. It isn't hard when the chocolate and vanilla shakes and the bars taste so delicious. But, I do have to confess: I have one cheat meal a week on family night (pizza and popcorn). I've always dreamed of running on a beach feeling free and light. Well, this year I did it in Maui thanks to MonaVie. This program works. I've tried everything without success and felt defeated. I am so thankful that MonaVie has truly changed my life, and I thank God everyday for this amazing opportunity both physically and financially. At age 42, I feel better than I ever have!"

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