23 September, 2015

Eight weeks.

So, yesterday marked the eight week milestone with my Thrive supplements.  I thought I'd update, as I've been pretty quiet about it since the first week or so.

Let's just start with the fact that I haven't lost any weight.  That said, it's not marketed as a weight loss product, that's just one of the side effects for some people.  Also, I've made really terrible food choices in the last couple of months.  *lol*  I'm still dealing with some depression and eating disorder issues, and those will take time to sort out.  Plus, I don't get regular unbroken sleep, which is one of the big things that people say matters with healthy weight loss.

I've seen major changes, though, in the following:

  • The skin on my stomach and the backs of my arms doesn't feel thin and crepey anymore.  I've noticed firmer, more elastic skin, and for me those are major problem areas, so I'm pretty happy about it.
  • My hair is growing noticeably faster, as are my nails, and they're both healthier and stronger.
  • I quit smoking, cold turkey, over a month and a half ago and haven't had any cravings.  If I'm honest, the cravings went when I used Thrive from day one, it just took a little longer to kick the habit part.
  • I don't crave caffeine, and have only had a handful of coffees in the last eight weeks.  If you know me at all, you know that's a bit of a change.  *grin*  If I have one now it's not because I need it, it's because I just really want one because coffee is DELICIOUS.
  • I feel awake even when I'm tired, and I don't have the constant brain fog I'd become accustomed to.
  • Last, but definitely not least as this is the biggest deal for me, my kids have gotten sick three times since I started Thrive.  My husband caught dregs each time.  I got nothing.  NOTHING.  It's like my immune system is coated with teflon.  Bring it, winter germs.
I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes in the next few months.  I'm hoping that as the kids get older, the quality of sleep will improve and we'll all get more of it.  I can't imagine how I'll feel when I've fully paid back my sleep debt.

I'm not a hard sell kind of person.  I'm not going to fill my Facebook feed with daily pictures and slogans.  In fact, I find that really obnoxious.  A few of my friends having asked me about "the sticker on my arm" have tried Thrive.  It's been a day one effect for a few and some didn't feel it during the trial.  The people who felt it on day one have ordered their own, same as I did.  It's hard to put your faith (and money) in a product that doesn't make you feel something the minute you take it.  What I would say is that Thrive suggest you try the eight week "experience" because with some people it takes longer than just a couple of days for the effects to kick in.  The MLM aspect puts people off as well, mostly because of the pressure some people put on their social circle to buy what they're selling.

For me, I'm happy when Thrive works for people.  I feel so much better than I have in years, so I love when what works for me works for those around me.  I'm happy to talk about it if people have questions, I'm happy to give samples for people who want to try it.  I'm just not going to hold your nose and pour it down your throat.  *grin*