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Losing the Pregnancy Weight

Some time after my daughter’s second birthday, I have stopped saying “I just had a baby” as if it was some sort of free pass for my un-kept hair, unmanicured nails, bad fitting clothes and bulges in the wrong places.

It took about 106 “fat jokes”, 3 online order returns and 1 unforgettable incident of being mistaken as a pregnant woman until my self-confidence (or whatever was left of it) took a nose-dive.

We had a difficult time after our daughter’s nanny left. A new full time job, a little baby, without house help have pushed me beyond my mental and physical strength. I compensated my lack of sleep with coffee, food (unhealthy eating), and more coffee. That’s when I have stopped looking after myself. Until one day I met someone who recommended a 9-day detox program which would make me lose up to 9 kilos if done with exercise. I thought to myself, this can’t be true but I was willing to try. So I ordered the pack called C9 from Forever Living which costs 644.50 AED. I registered as a distributor so I enjoyed 15% off the retail price.

The pack came with the following:

1. Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Litre x 2 jugs
2. Forever Lite Ultra – Protein Powder
3. Forever Fibre – 1 box with 30 sachets
4. Garcinia Cambogia – 60 caps
5. Forever Therm – 60 caps
6. Tape Measure
7. User Guide

The Aloe Vera was too strong for my taste. It has a bitter sour taste that made my stomach turn. But I was committed to the detox program and did everything the user guide said I should do except the exercises. I did lazy floor exercises and counted house chores as a daily calorie burning activity (why not?).

I was 58 kgs when I started C9 and lost 4 kgs after the program. I continued with the remainder of the products and on day 14 I was only 53 kgs. I am totally sold to the products. I felt light, energetic and most of all – healthy. So I decided to continue with drinking Aloe Vera Gel (available in other flavors – peach & berry).  

You can find out more about the healthy benefits of drinking aloe vera online. It has been around for ages. Some youtube videos show a demo of what it actually does in the stomach. Do a quick research if you are interested. And should you consider trying C9, you can order it online at Forever Living Retail Store or drop me an email to sign up as a distributor in the UAE.

Cheers! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Losing the Pregnancy Weight

  1. I’ve been overweight all my life so I really had self esteem issues after having a baby as a crossed over into the “obese” category. It’s still a battle for me as I try to still to healthy eating along with the stress and demand of my life.

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    1. I can understand. I had a very unhealthy eating habit. The detox program was just an aid to kickstart weightloss by establishing a new eating habit plus some healthy benefits from the vitamins and aloe gel. I don’t think it would work without commitment and discipline.

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