Saturday, May 2, 2015

We Have Been Shrinking -- And Getting Healthier !!!

I used to sell thirty-one.  I did several posts on here on how I organized my business and they, along with a few recipes, continue to be some of my top posts.

I have been out of Thirty-One for a couple of years now.  Wasn't really interested in trying another business since I work full time.  Then, some friends started posting back in December about these awesome products that they had started trying made by PLEXUS.   They are all natural, plant based products.

Then, they started posting testimonials from people all over the place of what these products have done for them.  Lower glucose levels, lower cholesterol levels, less joint pain, ENERGY (I'll admit that one grabbed my attention), better sleep, less anxiety and on and on...  a couple of samples...

This is her results over ONLY 10 months on the products!  Plexus CHANGES faces!!

Results happen!  These products WORK!!

It helps men and women alike!!!!

So, you get the picture... after you see probably a hundred or so of those... you start thinking... then you google...  "Plexus before and after".  The results are amazing.   Then, my next step was going to YouTube to find people that didn't like it!   Well I found this video right off:

Well, that wasn't what I expected.  So I searched some more and stumbled on some diamond documentaries. (my favorite posted not too long ago is 

Alicen Breaux's Diamond Documentary - at 27 years old she is our youngest so far and told her hubby to go ahead and retire from her Plexus income!!!)

 These are short little videos, under 10 minutes, about the top reps in the company.  Guess what?  They are real, every day people like you and me!!  They have learned the Plexus business and worked their way up and now are retired from their "day" jobs, being the full time parents they want to be.  Hmmm... Maybe I needed to look into this stuff a bit deeper.

My hubby has been on diabetic medications for 9 years!!  His sugar was NOT under control.  He had an appointment for his doctor to put him on insulin.  I knew this was going to be a huge expense for us.  Even with insurance many of the shots are not covered and the cost to us could be a couple of hundred bucks a month... then there are the side effects listed... so,  I ordered Plexus.  I signed up as an ambassador because I saw the potential in the business.  I figured if I never sold to anyone else at least I could get our products at whole sale cost.  I started us on what has come to be known as TriPlex.  It consists of three products.
Plexus Slim (the pink drink), ProBio5 and BioCleanse.

My hubby started on a Friday.  We tracked his sugars all weekend and Monday morning.  His appt. with the doctor was Monday afternoon.  His number have never been better!  Guess what shock we got at the doctor FOUR DAYS LATER.  No insulin.  No more PILLS!  He was told if his sugar levels got near 200 to talk 1/2 a dose of one of the meds he had on hand.  He has not had to do that.  Not once.  Since March!

He has lost close to 30 lbs and I have no idea how many inches.  I know he is down three pant sizes and two shirts sizes!  He is shrinking!  :)   His triglycerides the doc did a one month check.  We didn't want to start statin meds (have you looked the side effects on those puppies??)  We agreed to come in for a one month blood work to see if there was any improvement at all: (he started the products March 6 - his blood work was done in Feb for a check up but doing a blood draw in April would show is results after one month on the products)   His results --  AMAZING!

  • Triglycerides:   on 2/14 --  988 (I know awful huh?)    on  4/9 -- 293 !!!  DOWN 695 points!  
  • Total Cholesterol Count   on 2/14 -- 267                    on 4/9 -- 209  !!   DOWN  58 points!
  • HDL (the good stuff)        on 2/14 -- 18 (horrid)         on 4/9 -- 22  !!  Still horrid but UP 4 - (going                                                                                                               in the right direction there).

Not a great pic but his actual print out of the Triglyceride drop: ( I typed the date wrong of his starting products.  That was the date he visited doc and was off diabetic meds - he started the Friday before - the 6th, on products)

The doc told him to keep up the great work.  She said she had heard of Plexus but never had the great opportunity to see that it could work.  She took my business card.  

This is my hubby!  These pictures are ONE WEEK apart.  Many times the scale doesn't show a loss but the inches are GONE!

What results have I seen:   I am loosing weight!   Here are my pics:

I am seeing weight loss, much much better sleep, inches leaving so fast I need new clothes!, more energy (i do not yawn all afternoon anymore), my horrid soda habit is GONE!  my sugar cravings are GONE!  I used to take a depression medication (for 20 years), and within the last two years they added 3 anxiety pills a day.  I am down to one anxiety pill per day.  Off 20 years of depression meds!!!  I feel better than they ever made me feel!

So, there you have it.  Our PLEXUS STORY.  My business is taking off.  My monthly check has grown each month.  The first month (I joined mid month - so  in two weeks) it paid for our products.  The next month is paid for my products and a couple bills.   This month, paid for our products and even more bills!!  

Plexus is the easiest business I have ever worked.  I have sold Tupperware and Thirty-One in the past.  I don't have to go do parties.  I don't have to have samples and books and inventory taking up a ton of room in my house.   I don't have to deal with people's money.  No running to the bank with checks so I can pay for an order.   Plexus pays in 11 Different ways!!! 

Get in touch with me if you'd like more info.   I'm on Facebook (Julie Pierce Driver) or you could email me at   

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Blessing and Laughs a Great Teacher Brings

Aiden started kindergarten on Aug 4.   I really didn't want this to happen.  First and foremost he is my "baby".  He isn't supposed to grow up.  Second he is hyper, he is past the "all boy" stage and runs on high octane jet fuel always going.  I knew I would be hearing from his teacher on a regular basis.  I knew it wasn't going to be all sunshine and roses from her.  

What I didn't know, however,  that our emails back and forth would make me laugh out loud.  I have been reading some to my best friend and she keeps telling me "you have to post these on facebook!"   I decided I'd put a blog post together to share these little nuggets of wisdom.... laugh with me people.  This woman has taught kindergarten for 17 years.  She assures me she has seen much worse... poor woman.  

We shall call his teacher Mrs. K   ....  School started Aug 4.   Email 1- Aug 6

"Aidan is such a sweet kid.  He does like to play a good bit, but we talked about it today and hopefully tomorrow will be better.  I am also changing his seating in the room which I think will help.   ...  I hope Aidan still enjoys kindergarten, even though he missed some of his recess today!  He really is a good kid! -  Mrs. K "
This wasn't too bad.  There was a note in his folder that he wouldn't sit still and wanted to "play" too much.   To be expected of a 5 year old that didn't go to pre-k.   I emailed her back and assured her we also addressed his behavior with him and that I appreciated her keeping in contact with me.  I love that she does this.  I next hear from her at the end of day 3.

"Thank you for the support.  It makes my job easier when the parents are supportive.  Aiden really is a good student and is doing very well.  He does have a tendency to be slightly active, but so far it is manageable.  I have relocated him in the classroom to a different table.  He is now sitting between two of my “calmer” students.  Hopefully, they will have a positive influence on him.  We are all in the process  of adjusting! 
Have a great day!"
Not all that funny you say.... just hang on... On day five he comes home with his brand new glasses scratched all to heck.  So I email her and let her know that he isn't wearing them the next a.m. and why.  I didn't want her searching everywhere for them.  She emails me back that  "I made sure they were on his face when he got on the bus"  

We make it to the end of August... almost...  a few days "on yellow"   a couple "red days" but mostly green.   I then receive this.

"Good afternoon, 
Aiden had another rough day.  He came in this morning full of energy, so I spoke to him about trying really hard to stay on green today.  I sat him at my table to do his work, but he got up during the math activity and pinched a child.  Then he proceeded to put his hands around a girls neck while walking to lunch.  He sat at the silent table for lunch and missed his recess.  I’m not sure what provoked him for either incident.  He could not give me a reason for doing it.  I have isolated him as much as possible.  He is very sweet and has good intentions, but very impulsive.  He talked and played all during naptime.  I’m not sure how tired he will be when he gets home, but I know how tired I am!  However, I will get a good night’s rest and be ready for round 2 tomorrowJ 
Hope you have a good afternoon!"
This is when I know how this woman has taught for 17 years... she keeps a sense of humor!!   We AGAIN talk to Aiden.  Explain about keeping his hands to himself, about obedience, and not disturbing class.  I emailed her and let her know that we had spoke with him again.   I get this the next day:

"Aiden is really a good student and he tries really hard.  I appreciate you also taking the time to work with me to help Aiden do his best.  He is a bundle of energy, but I have dealt with a lot worse. It also doesn't help that he is so darn cute! Since the silent table is near the teacher table, he kept staring at me during lunch yesterday.  I couldn’t help but feel guilty and it was not good for my digestion!  Therefore, we are going to work extra hard today to be good.  I have already re-positioned him in the classroom, so we shall see! I will let you know this afternoon how his day went. " 
 So, after two days on red I get this awesome email at the end of the next day...before he had even gotten home on the bus.

"He got GREEN today!!  He worked really hard today and I am so proud of him!"
On Monday he bounded out of bed at 10 minutes after 5... yes A.M.  It was like he was possessed by tigger.   He was running all over the house, mouth going a mile a minute.  I wrote her an email (as she usually reads them first thing in the a.m.) 

 Subject Line:  FAIR WARNING:
 - my message to her read:  
Aiden bounded out of bed with the energy of 10 cheetah cubs this a.m.   I wish sleep had that affect on me!   Hope he has calmed by the time he gets to you.  Have a great day.
At the end of the day as I was walking to my car...I notice an email on my phone from her.... I pop it open and begin to read as I am walking....  and by the time I get to my car I am laughing so hard.... 

Thanks for warning, but I read this a little too late! He has been at full speed all day!! If only we had a ¼ of his energy.  He did get on yellow today for playing in the restroom.  He was putting his hand in the toilet while another student was flushing it.  Of course, no logical reason was given.  I sanitized his hands, told him how nasty that was and if he did it again his hand might fall off (not sure he believed me).  The things they do for entertainment! 
And so it begins folks....   

Thursday, August 7, 2014

And So It Begins.....

Our youngest and last child has started school.
How is that possible?
Getting on the school bus on Monday he was so very excited...

His first task... color the picture and and attempt to write his name on the paper.
 He went right to work...

He looked so cute in his new glasses that made in the mail on Friday just in time for the start of school.  Today is day four.  They are all scratched up!  

I know boys will be boys and all of that.... but seriously? 

When we asked how they got scratched....   "someone on the bus stepped on them" 
When we can afford another pair (yes I use which saves a ton but on one income another 30 bucks is just not feasible again so soon) the next pair I will glue to his face I guess... 

 I shouldn't have blinked....


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