MonaVie Silver Executive
My name is Caridad Pond, most people know me as Carrie. I am a 42 year old woman and, like most people, have struggled with weight all of my life. I was always the heaviest out of my friends, in my class, and among my co-workers. For a couple of years in my early 20s, by extreme dieting—starving myself, pills, and excessive exercise—I managed to get down to 135 pounds. I didn’t stay there for very long.
The next few years were a nightmare rollercoaster for me. I tried everything to lose weight. I tried eating only protein, appetite suppressants, a religious based diet, obsessing over food points, to mention a few. You name the diet, I did it. I was always left feeling cranky, irritable, fatigued, and depressed. Nothing seemed to work for me. For every pound I would lose, I would gain double back. I also worked for major weight loss companies. I know now all the dieting just added to my weight gain. It especially got out of control after the birth of my two daughters and then I had a hysterectomy at the age of 35.
In September, 2010 I heard a rumor that MonaVie was coming out with a weight loss management program. My antenna immediately went up because my weight was still out of control. I weighed 185 pounds (not pregnant). I called my upline; Steve and Gina Merritt and Lee and Donna Bryson and I even called MonaVie corporate office to speak with Jeff Graham, to find out more information about this program. Jeff directed me to the person in charge of the beta program and I got accepted to participate in the family and friends program.
When I received my product, I weighed in at 176 pounds. I jumped into this program head first. Because MonaVie Active juice helped me, I knew this program would be life changing for me. In January 2011, the weight management program was launched to the whole company. It was in beautiful orange and black packaging and its name was MonaVie RVL. I walked on stage at 135 pounds. I had a weight loss of 36 pounds and went from a size 14-15 to a size 5. AMAZING! I couldn’t have been more proud of myself. I still wanted to reach my goal of 125 pounds and another pant size (3) which I achieved within the next 30 days. Yeah!
The RVL program had so far exceeded my expectations. I have seen the most amazing changes in my body. It’s such a wonderful feeling, when I see people I have known for years and they don’t even recognize me and say, “Wow, you look skinny!” Me? Skinny? You need glasses, ha ha! It’s so hard for me to refer to myself as skinny, I guess because I have been fat for so long and I see myself every day and I don’t notice it as much as others. But I do have to say, I need an entire new wardrobe. It’s so great to go to the mall and try on whatever I want and have it fit. Even better, I like the person I see in the mirror.
Thank God, MonaVie, and the MonaVie RVL program for completely changing my life. If I can lose weight, feel and look amazing, in spite of all my challenges, anyone can! I look forward to sharing my testimony with others and, like me, help them live a much more meaningful life. MonaVie, a more meaningful life…for life!