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Does Optavia work?   Today we are diving into it…

A before and after picture of a woman.

When I was in high school, my two best friends and I were inseparable. Sarah, Angela and I could be found anytime… together. We lived just down the street from one another, and it was a rare day that we weren’t all at one house together.

Fast forward almost twenty years… We are moms & wives. We have nine children between us! Our children are all close in age, which is even more fun when we get together to catch up. The downside is that I no longer live near them, so to get our kids together, we have to drive six hours back to our hometown. Thank goodness phones and social media can keep us connected. 🙂

Yesterday, I was on Facebook looking at new pictures that Angela had shared of her family (so sweet!). I was just browsing through when I came to a picture of her husband.

He looked so different… he had lost so much weight. I clicked to the next photo and it was his before & after picture with the caption: “30lbs down feels good. Hit it hard this week and dropped 8lbs. Feeling good. Helping others find success and celebrating with them is an awesome feeling!!”

A before and after picture of a man holding a child who is dressed in a costume with text above them.

I was so happy for him! As I continued to go through her pictures, I came across another weight-loss picture. It was of our good friend, Tara (another high-school friend). She had tagged Angela in a picture of her before & after.

She had lost 60 pounds (and she looks fantastic… Side Note: She also has the most beautiful voice you’ll ever hear!) She has young kids, so she was so excited about the energy that comes with health. I couldn’t believe her transformation!

A before and after picture of a woman with text above her.

So, out of curiosity, I clicked on Tara’s page and saw another friend had posted to her page (yes, another friend from high school- we were a tight group of peers!). Our friend Aaron had lost 16 pounds in one week (and his dad lost that much, as well!)

A before and after picture of a man standing sideways with text above him.

At the end of his first month, he wrote this: “It’s been 30 days since I’ve been on this health journey. I never thought this was possible so quick and easy. As of today, I’ve lost 30 lbs in 30 days. I’m so ready to hit new goals. Set something absurd, get after it. You can do it.”

Then, I read one more from another friend:

“Woke up this morning thinking, “I can’t wait to get on the scale!” I can promise you last week I was not having the same thoughts about my dear friend Mr. Scale.

Some of you have asked me about this program I started on Monday. For months I watched my long-time friend Tara brag about it, I watched her and many of our friends getting healthy. If anyone knows me, I’m a tad bit stubborn. So there was no way I was going to be a part of it. I secretly started doing my research.

I decided to commit. I AM SO HAPPY THAT I DID!!!!! I know what you’re all thinking because I probably had the same thoughts. I am eating great food, and I am waking up feeling healthier. This morning Mr. Scale confirmed my decision. After only two days I have LOST 8.4 POUNDS FOREVER.”

WHAT WERE THEY DOING?!  I found out! 

So, I called Angela and left a message. I told her that I had to know what was going on and that I wanted to be in the loop! I love helping people reach goals and this was indeed a group of people achieving their goals!

Angela called me back, and I immediately blurted out: “Ok… tell me what’s going on because apparently, I’m out of the loop. Every one of our friends is doing the same thing with these crazy results, but they aren’t the type of people to “jump on a fad,” so now I want to know about it, too. I know that you’re behind it because they are tagging you in every picture.” :).

Turns out she was coaching them through the same program that this teacher used:

What most people don’t know about me is that I LOVE anything that has to do with nutrition, fitness, and health. I have studied nutrition, I became a certified fitness instructor, and I still love to learn about it (and talk about it). That’s why this was so fascinating to me.

She went on to give me all of the details of what this is and why it works and why everything else that they tried failed, no matter how hard they tried.

She told me HOW this new way of eating works and the reason that it is working for everyone that tries it. It made total sense. They had literally turned their body into a high-metabolism, fat-burning machine and once I understood it, I was like “WHY DIDN’T ANYONE THINK OF THIS SOONER?!” I mean they were eating ALL the time and LOSING weight. It is genius.

So… of course… I’m hooked and had to tell everyone that was interested in weight loss or health (including you) 🙂

Does Optavia work? I’m going to vote Yes!

We ended up chatting for the next hour about our kids, but I asked her if it was OK that I shared this info and got some of my readers in touch with her. She said yes. 🙂

Anyway – with summer being so close, I know that this is the time to work at it. When I saw that four of my friends each lost over 30 pounds in a month, I knew that I had to share it with my family & with my friends… you.

I’ll share more as I learn more. For now, you can find out everything that Angela told me by clicking here.

Talk soon,

ps- Here’s a mystery before & after :). (Click it to see the picture)!

A before and after picture of a man.


Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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