Last Christmas, Thompson took time off in December to spend with her family. Much to her frustration, she spent most of the week in a recliner thanks to a painful knee.
“I was sitting in the recliner all week,” Thompson said. “I couldn’t do anything with them. We didn’t do any activities or quality time or anything. My knee was locking up on me.”
At age 41, Thompson was forced to use a walker to get to Christmas dinner.
“I couldn’t move without either crutches or a walker,” Thompson explained.
That’s when Thompson decided it was time for a life change. She joined Youngevity’s Healthy Body Challenge on Jan. 9, and in 90 days had lost over 30 pounds and 19 inches.
“I thought, you know, I’m going to go ahead and do this,” Thompson said. “Losing weight isn’t going to hurt my knees, it’s going to help it.”
Youngevity was founded by Dr. Joel Wallach and offers a number of all natural vitamin and mineral supplements.
Thompson and her husband chose to follow the Keto90 plan, which combines Youngevity products with the Keto diet. After both saw weight loss success during the 90 day challenge, Thompson decided to keep completing challenges. She has now lost around 50 pounds and feels like a renewed person.
“So another big accomplishment that I’ve had (while) doing this is, I’ve come off of all my prescription medications,” Thompson said. “I was taking 600 milligrams of blood pressure pills a day and my blood pressure was still running high… I haven’t taken any prescriptions since June of this year and my blood pressure has been staying normal.”
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