Day 15

A mind troubled by doubt can not focus on the course to victory.

Ok.  So I’m really liking this pink drink.  We have been diligent about the procedure of the system and it’s so easy!  I look forward to the pink drink in the mornings, probably like some people do with coffee.  Quicksilver, at first, was missing his coffee but now he says he’s just fine without it.

We definitely feel the ‘energy’ although I hate calling it that because then people are expecting that jittery buzz feeling and it’s so not that.  If you’re wondering, “I’m not sure if it’s the Plexus or if it’s just in my head” – it’s the Plexus.  And the ‘mood enhancer’ (so 70’s chic!) is something I know I’m feeling.  I am much less Debbie Downer inside of myself.  I’m happier and more positive, which is most certainly something I can use, lolol.  And I ordered business cards – I think I’m gonna do this thing!

I apologize for the lengthy time between posts.  This is the end of my busy season at work and then with the holidays, I just didn’t have time.

Today is a solid 2 weeks that we’ve been doing Plexus Slim and I put on some jeans yesterday that I had put at the bottom of the drawer because they ‘cinched’ my waist and weren’t comfortable to wear.  Yay!!  They were back to normal on me and I didn’t have that desperation of getting home and throwing on a pair of yoga pants asap!  In fact, I wore them until bedtime!

Quicksilver has also been able to wear those Levi’s again and he actually has some gap.  He has more weight to lose so that’s why I imagine he’s seeing better results than I am.

I haven’t lost any inches though but I suspect I measured myself in the wrong area, lol.  If the jeans fit better, I obviously have.  I did drop 2lbs in 2 weeks though so I guess I need to get online and see where the proper measurement places are.

Quicksilver is out changing the oil in the car so I’ll have to update his progress here later.


Day 6

Remember when you’re having a bad day, someone else is having a worse one.  Smile.

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s been a busy week for me work-wise and I’ve used this Thanksgiving week as an excuse to eat very poorly.  Not only that, but I’ve used Block as an excuse to eat all the things I don’t normally eat.  No No No.  So, tomorrow it is back to normal.  I’m determined to give Plexus a fair chance, I see it working on my friend and I so badly want the same results.

So after a week of eating like complete CRAP, I’m exactly the same.  I guess at least no gaining.

Quicksilver gained a pound but lost 2 inches, which is what it says and what I’ve read other people have experienced.  You lost inches before pounds because it burns fat instead of muscle.  He said he thought he felt his pants start to be a little more comfortable.

Just a quick update!  Oh and their Black Friday deal is 10% off which is awesome if you’re thinking about it!

Day 3

The barn burnt down.  Now I can see the moon.

So glad the cookies are gone.  I’m not normally a sweet person, but when the ninjas come around, I do tend to crave chocolate more than just with my wine.

Today, Quicksilver was able to use his ankle more so he was up & about all day long.  Me, not so much.  I did the things I wanted to accomplish this morning before the pre-ninja blahs hit me.  It would be really cool if Plexus helped with that disastrous area of my body.  But enough about that subject.

Like I said, Quicksilver has been very active today.  He did a bunch of garage stuff, cleaned out the buggy from our sand storm trip last weekend and now is making dinner.  He even brought me a glass of wine while he went up & folded the laundry.  This is not unusual of him though so I can’t 100% give that point to Plexus.  Boy, if only – could you imagine how many wives would be ordering it?!  LOL

I’ve had some interest in Plexus – a few are waiting to see how my journey goes.  I hope it’s everything I’ve heard about so that they can have great results too.  I’m glad that it’s not just a weight loss thing but more of a health line.  If you are interested in that avenue of it, I will certainly go down that path so just let me know.

Tomorrow is another early day – at least we get Thursday off.  We always have to work the Friday after and sometimes Saturday too.  I’ve been there 22yrs and 2yrs ago was the first time *ever* I got the Friday off because I was rockin’ my department.  There’s a good chance this year might be the same but I won’t know until Wednesday when I leave.  I might have to go in to be a team player, even though my assistant said he didn’t mind.  I don’t know; that’s not how I manage.  I would feel guilty all day long :/   My department is awesome because we are a team.  I appreciate my assistant and my workers and I try to let them know how much all the time.  My actions are a huge part of that display.

If you are one of my FB friends, I have some 3-day samples and am actually going to make a few 7-day ones.  If you are interested in trying it, hit me up.

  • The 3-day ones should be good for the energy sample.  I know my energy will increase – this isn’t all – the 3-day samples are supposed to get you interested enough to purchase so remember that on your 3rd day; it will be more.  I know this from my good friend doing it – she’s all !!! on everything!!  Seriously!!!!!  LOL  She’s not cracked out but!!! is! seriously!!! motivated!!!!!!!
  • The 7-day ones should be decent for the weight loss sample.  The website charges $25 for these (!) so I’m only going to give those to the people who are *really* serious about buying something if you’re satisfied.
  • There is a 60 day money back guarantee (I would probably just buy it back from you the same way Plexus would and use it for samples)
  • Plexus Slim

Day 2

Say what you mean and mean what you say

It’s Saturday morning.  I’m up early even though we went to bed late and drunk.  It was a fun night of beers, fireball and movies with a neighbor.  I don’t feel bad at all, maybe there’s some truth in the Block rumor – rad!

Quicksilver twisted his ankle and while it just hurt last night, today he is immobile.  It doesn’t move, is swollen and he’s just been on the couch.  He ate the leftover bean & cheese & rice burrito for breakfast but took a Block first.  I had two eggs and did not take one.  Took our Accels with our breakfasts.  We took our Slim drink when we first got up instead of coffee.

While he’s been napping and watching TV, I’ve started laundry, cleaned the kitchen, done some other chores and pre-made dinner (we have some friends coming over later and this dish takes 2hrs to cook) – stuffed cabbage rolls.  It’s a very tedious dish to prep but I love to cook.  I’ve actually not sat down all morning until doing this post (it’s 1:52 right now).  I’m thinking the Accel is my friend??  I’m not jittery at all.  I don’t feel like I have to do something, but I *want* to.

Quicksilver had soup and cookies.  I was going to eat the soup too because I was hungry, really hungry but I had a few bites & that was it.  I did have 2 cookies though :/

I have motivation but I feel like I could have been just fine watching a marathon of Just Say Yes to the Dress.  Their sample packs are 3-day’s worth and I thought that wasn’t going to be enough time.  Obviously, for the weight effect you won’t see anything, but I guess I was wrong about the energy end of it.  I think it just might be enough to make people want to try it.

They call people who sell it Ambassadors.  The only reason I became one was because it worked out cheaper for me and Quicksilver to do it. If I was only going to do it for me, I probably would have just became a preferred customer.  I don’t have the intention of quitting my day job or anything and selling Plexus to pay the bills.  But I thought if I blogged our experience honestly, with no bullshit, then maybe some of my friends would like to try it too if it had a great outcome, I might as well also see if I could make some beer & wine money.  And if it proved to be bullshit, then they could save a ton of money.

Because this shit ain’t cheap.  A month’s supply of Slim, Accel and Block is $135 (w/o tax and shipping) as a preferred  customer.  *Choke* right?!  But I thought if it really worked, what *would* I pay to lose those pounds that easily?  What would I give up to afford it?  That breaks down to $4.50 a day to lose weight and have energy.  That’s your daily Starbucks or weekly lunch out.  Instead of buying cookies or chips or other junk food, take that money and put it towards Plexus.  This was the thought process that made me hit the ‘Check Out’ button.

I also thought, because who can really do this for the rest of their lives at that cost, that it would be a great pre-bikini season thing to do.  Or to do just before a special event (wedding, class reunion, dinner with an ex etc etc).  That just takes a couple of months.  Or to do just until you get to your goal weight and then stretch it out so that you’re making a month’s supply last two months.

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way to do it.  I have no idea where this is going to lead either and I’m curious too!  Please feel free to ask me questions about the product (if I don’t know, I will find out for you) and/or us.  If you want to jump right in and do it, my link is here.  I would love to include your thoughts and experience in my blog too!

Day 1

You’re a finger painting; be a masterpiece

Right now my hours are funky.  I get up at 3:30 and leave the house by 4:15 in the morning.  That sucks, but traffic is awesome.  I tear open my little packet of Slim (pink drink! an appetite suppressant) and put it my sports bottle filled with water to drink on the way to work.  (I’ve seen people do it differently and read the threads of the higher ups and it seems like the best way to do it is drink it at the one time.  Don’t drink it throughout the day.  You only do one Slim.)

It tastes like cherry bubblegum.  Not offensive at all but is sweet.  Maybe I’ll add more water (12-20oz) next time.  Or add with seltzer water for a bubbly fizz.

I get to work at 4:45-5:00 (I said traffic was great!).  I take my first 10min break at 9:00 and I eat my scrambled eggs (whole30) and then take an Accelerator.  It says to take with food.  The Accelerator is what is going to give you your energy & motivation.  This is the happy pill.    Don’t take past morning or you may have trouble sleeping.  I was worried it was going to me feel all jittery and freaky like those crack pills do.  It doesn’t.

I eat lunch at 11:00 – it was a healthy whole30 salad with the most excellent compliant apple cider vinaigrette  so I do not take a Block.  I was hungry too, waiting for lunch to come, but I’m surprised when I lose interest in it about halfway through.  Could be that’s because it was a salad, let’s be honest, but I was full.

Quicksilver had his slim, Cheerios and Accel all at the same time.  Then he took a Block 30min before his lunch.

He brings home Alberto’s for dinner so we both take a Block.  Plexus Block does just what its name suggests—it blocks starches and sugars from converting to glucose in the body, thereby promoting healthy blood sugar levels and contributing to an enhanced state of overall wellness  so says the website.  Several people have claimed that it also helps with the prevention of hangovers since it’s blocking sugars.  I am all for that.

This first day, I don’t feel *any* different – no heightened energy, I still feel hungry etc etc.  In fact, I came home and had a glass of milk and two chocolate cookies.  Doh!


Ok so.  I have just wasted an entire day of my life.  Really.  It was sad when I first realized it, but then it dawned on me that I have learned something that I could pass onto the younger generation.  I then felt better about myself.

I just watched, like, 6 hours of Say Yes to the Dress.  I love that show!  So much has changed since I was married over 22yrs ago that I’m enthralled with this show.  But in this one sitting, it has taught me more things than I could have imagined. Here is the Top Ten in No Particular Order (because I’ve had too much wine to care) (ok wait, 10 is too many right now, I can’t commit to that type of commitment while I’m already committed to my glass of wine.  I am not a cheater):

1 – WTF are you thinking bringing 80…ok, I’m exaggerating…60…ok, ok, I tend to stretch the truth…20…crap…alright!…10 broads with you to pick out ONE dress for YOURSELF??  Are you a fucking idiot?!  Because that’s all I can think when I see the peeps you chose to accompany you.  On national TV.  F***!  You’re an idiot!
2 – Seriously.  You seriously tore out a magazine page?  You look nothing like the model and you think you’ll look like her in that dress?  And then you cry when you try on that dress and you don’t look like the ad?  It’s a f***ing advertisement!!  OMG, see the last two sentences of #1 above.
3 – Did you really just bring a hot dog to a taco bar??!?!  Leave that f***tard at home!  There is NO reason in f*** to bring a dude.  And am I the only one that notices the ‘religous’ chicks are marrying the most bossy dudes around?  You have a voice too, God gave it to you.  Don’t let Man suppress it. F-word (cuz it’s just not proper to cuss after you’ve just said God), you’re an idiot.
4 – The sales person knows their shit. Stop being a f***ng idiot.

But I digress – this is not the purpose of this post.  This is supposed to be the beginning of:

Operation Pink Drink – My Not So Secret Secret

Quicksilver and I have decided to do Plexus.  I had never heard of it before and after doing some research, thought it might be right up our alley.  And then decided to blog our progress because while we have several of the same habits, we are very different people.  Would we have the same results?

So, let’s get the boring shit over, shall we?

**Me – naturally pessimistic, skeptical and untrusting.  There’s always an ulterior motive, right?  I eat pretty healthy most of the time – I’d say 80/20.  I’m really into whole30 right now and feel amazing while I’m 100/100 with it, but it’s just not realistic with my lifestyle and hobbies.  So, I try to do it as much as possible.  I have some heart issues & endometriosis.  Uhhh…those are the major health issues.  We’ll see if the smaller ones come into play.
**Quicksilver – optimistic person in the truest form.  He’s way more active than me too.  Pretty healthy dude.
**We are both in our early 40’s, drinkers, work a lot of hours.

What is Plexus?  These are some direct quotes from their website:

  • Plexus Slim is the most-natural way to lose weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle. Slim also helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels.
  • 95% of all diets and weight loss programs fail.
  • 8 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 are overweight.
  • 174 million Americans are overweight or obese.
  • The worldwide number is expected to double by 2030.
  • 25.8 million children and adults in the United States
    (8.3% of the population) have diabetes.

Source: Centers for Disease Control.

  • Finally there is a healthy solution to help you lose weight. The synergistic effect of Plexus Slim and Accelerator taken together can help you lose more weight faster than you ever thought possible. Experience quick re-sults and keep the weight off.

Blah blah blah, right?  You can click on my link here www.plexusslim.com/BrandieO to read more or just google the shit.

I’ve had some friends try this and they all say it works.  It’s more than just a weight loss system but I’ll get more into that later if it comes up.  Most of you are here to see pounds drop so that’s what I’m going to focus on.

So, there it is.

Once I start seeing some changes, I’ll post pictures, but right now I’m not about go down Embarrassing Lane.  But I will give you some numbers:

Me – 5’5″     148lbs     Waist measured just under my bellybutton 34in     Size 28/29 jeans (waist)

Quicksilver – 6’0″     44in waist     Size 38 jeans and he’s about to go up since this new job