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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cinch® Transformation Stories

Below are the winners of the Shaklee Cinch Transformation Contest held this spring. Their inspiring stories remind us that real people leading real lives can and do lose weight in a healthy way, which inspires us all. If they can, we can, too! Congratulations to them!

What They Earned

Each participant selected to share their story received two free registration passes to the 2012 Global Conference in Las Vegas. In addition, the top three in each city receives cash awards as follows:
3rd place in each city - $250
2nd place in each city - $500
1st place in each city - $1,000
And each first-place winner from each city will have a chance to win $10,000 at the 2012 Global Conference in Las Vegas!

Cinch® Transformation Stories - Pleasanton

1st Place - $1000
Melissa Mertogul (Associate, CA)
Lost over 35 lbs. with Cinch®*

Melissa Mertogul 180Melissa Mertogul Before

My 2012 New Year’s resolution was to become an example of the amazing benefits of Shaklee’s Cinch program. 

I started Cinch on January 1, 2012 and have lost over 35 pounds* so far. What amazes me the most about this program is I have never once felt hungry or like I was depriving myself of anything, and I never have cravings for my previous “addiction” to sugar.  
How do I do it?  I sell real estate and am always on the go so I keep a supply of Cinch snack bars and meal-in-a-bars at my office. I have even shared these bars with many of my real estate clients.
I have never had this type of success with any other weight management program.  I recently participated in a 5K run and a half marathon. And I have been able to wear clothes that have not fit me for almost 20 years. Because of Shaklee, I feel healthier than ever. 
I plan to use these products for the rest of my life.

Pleasanton Story Winners
2nd Place - Nary Vin (Senior Coordinator, CA) $500
3rd Place - Martha Montes (Key Coordinator in Qualification, CA) $250

Pleasanton Semi Finalists
Rebecca Harper (Member, CA)
Peter Paul Mendel (Senior Director, CA)

Cinch® Transformation Stories - New York
1st Place Winner - $1000
Duane Hawk (Distributor, PA)
60 lbs. Lost With Cinch®*

Duane Hawk BeforeDuane Hawk 180

My Cinch story begins with me having many health challenges to overcome including obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Because my wife, Lisa, and I are both blind, we experience many challenges including participating in the Cinch program and doing the Shaklee business. But through the steadfast help of our leader, Connie Heckman - who provides us with training and meal plans incorporating healthy food choices - we’re both experiencing amazing changes in our health that we never imagined possible.
People are seeing and hearing about my transformation and that’s resulting in sponsoring – the latest, a Cinch Transformation Pack member!

Also, we just returned from our first cruise and I lost another 3/4” from my waist – proving to me that wherever I am – it’s a Cinch!

New York Story Winners
2nd Place - Brandi Zambelli (Coordinator, PA) $500
3rd Place - Sophia McKenzie (Director, NY) $250
4th Place - Heather Hirsch (Senior Director, NJ) $100

New York Semi Finalists

Melissa Otto (Coordinator, PA)
Bill Prazenka (Director, NY)
Patricia Muddiman (Distributor, VA)
Angela Sedun (Director, PA)
Emilie Rhodes (Member, RI)
Julie Overholser (Director, PA)

Cinch® Transformation Stories - Chicago

1st Place - $1000
Jen Kelly (Member, IL)
Over 150lbs. Lost With Cinch®*

Jen Kelly 180Jen Kelly Before
As of today, I’ve lost over 150 lbs* using the Shaklee Cinch Inch Loss Plan combined with a healthy diet and exercise. 
My life has changed completely over the last four years and a lot of that is because of Shaklee products. I went from not being active and very overweight to a fit and athletic person that now is very active and looking to take on new fitness challenges.
I completed my first Chicago Marathon last year and I never dreamed in a million years that I would attempt to train for something like that.  This year I plan on running two marathons, two ½ marathons and the Tough Mudder in May. 
It is never too late to change your lifestyle and improve your health.  So much of it is about believing in yourself and knowing that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Chicago Story Winners
2nd Place - Elizabeth Stevenson (Associate, IL) $500
3rd Place - Steve Jankus (Associate, IL) $250

Chicago Semi Finalists
Aaron Gottschalk (Director, WI)
Lana Seyller (Director, IL)
Joshua Smith (Director, IN)
Jen Kelly (Member, IL)
Doug Crowe (Distributor, IL)
Sue Grusy (Associate, IL)
Greg Sperry (Distributor, WI)
Zach Dowdy (Director, IL)
Jen Dowdy (Director, IL)

Cinch® Transformation Stories – Dallas

1st Place Winner - $1000
Matt Miller (Distributor, TX) 
Over 40lbs. Lost With Cinch®* 

Mike Miller Before

I grew up in a house where I was expected to eat all my food or I would get in trouble. Because I had a huge appetite, I did what I was told and ate all my food. But because I was an active child, my love for food never became a problem.
Being less active in college, my love for food grew and my weight spiraled out of control. It got to a point where it was even difficult to find affordable health insurance.
Though there are many reasons I wanted to lose weight, the most important one is my family. I have three beautiful girls that depend on me as their mommy's husband and their daddy.
My grandfather died my dad's first day of 8th grade from a heart attack. Although my dad is still alive today, my dad didn't get a chance to know his Dad. I don't want this for my daughters.
I am thankful for Jude Peskuski who sat me down with tears in her eyes and said, “I want you to be around for your precious daughters. They deserve to have a relationship with their daddy.” It was then that I decided to give the Shaklee Cinch plan a 100% go.
Working in the roofing industry and staying very busy and active, this is the first food plan that I have been on that has not only given me the convenience I need but also success without making me hungry.
Because of Shaklee I have lost over 40 pounds the last three months and I now enjoy doing more things with my family that I couldn’t do before like riding roller coasters and running outside with my daughters. 

Dallas Story Winners
2nd Place - Janell Brown (Director, OK) $500
3rd Place - BJ Ellis (Senior Director, TX) $250

Dallas Semi Finalists
Marlene Ochs (Associate, TX)
Kim Soto (Associate, TX)
Judith Hill (Distributor, TX)
Linda Thurstlic (Distributor, TX)
Susie Fogerson (Senior Director, TX)
Betty Woodhouse (Director, TX)
Ella McBride (Director, TX)


Cinch® Transformation Stories – Nashville

1st Place - $1000
Julie Wiley (Distributor, TN)
115lbs. Lost With Cinch®* 

Julie Wiley BeforeJulie Wiley 180

1989 marks the beginning of my weight gain. I was a divorced, single mom with four young children working 60 hours per week in a factory, eating fast food, and stressed beyond measure.
I found myself with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, fluid retention, and absolutely no energy. Desperate, I tried a low-carb diet but gave up because I became very depressed. 
Then, I started a well-known  weight loss program but all the calculating drove me crazy. Finally, I just quit trying. In February 2011, with health challenges continuing, I made up my mind to lose 100 pounds. 
By counting calories and making healthier choices, I lost two-and-a half pounds per month for the next four months. Discouraged, I calculated that at this rate, it would take me three years to meet my 100-lb. goal. Then, along came Cinch in June 2011.
By adding Cinch, I went from losing two-and-a-half pounds per month to losing an average of 10 pounds per month*--quadrupling my rate of loss. As of April 2012, I have lost 115 pounds and 59 inches* and gone from size 22 to size 12! 
My cholesterol and blood pressure levels have improved, I can play with my grandchildren, and life is good! Thank you, Shaklee! Thank you, Roger! 
Nashville Story Winners
2nd Place - Joseph Markham (Director, TN) $500
3rd Place - Becky Camp (Distributor, TN) $250
4th Place - Samuel Lewis (Distributor, TN) Garmin® GPS

Nashville Semi Finalists
Marcia Norfleet (Senior Executive Coordinator, TN)
Tara Dulin (Senior Coordinator, TN)
Andrew Widdowson (Distributor, VA)
Justin Zaiontz (Associate, TN)
Terry Meeks (Distributor, TN)
Keith Steineman (Director, IN)

Congratulations to all who entered and won by losing weight and inches!

~Try Cinch for yourself!
For less than $3 per meal - Lose the weight or your money back!
Keep the muscle you have. Burn the fat you don’t need. Lose the inches you don’t want.
With Cinch! Try it now for 3 months and get the 4th month FREE!
For less money than most plans, there can be less you this year!
For more information click here – Learn About Cinch!
To try it now and get the 4th month free click here – Buy Cinch Now!

*Results not typical. In a preliminary study of the Cinch Inch Loss Plan, participants on average lost 15.4 pounds in 12 weeks.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Everyone

We wish you and your families a safe and happy Memorial Day.

As we enjoy this official start of summer, I am reminded of the real reason we celebrate this day.

Let us take a moment as we sit down to our picnics and grill outs and say a prayer of thanks for all those who gave their lives in service to us and our country. Let us also say a prayer for those who are still giving their all.

I also say a prayer for all the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers and other family members who are missing and worrying constantly about their loved ones. I can’t imagine how sad and hard holidays must be for those families who have lost their loved one. It must be hard on all of them to see families gathered together when their family is incomplete.

I was reminded of how these soldiers are currently facing today’s horrors of this ugly war the other day. I was at the racetrack when a young couple came in wanting to take some engagement pictures on the starting line. I am assuming they met there and wanted to take some cool photos.

This young man is going over to Afghanistan soon and it broke my heart to look at his innocent young face. As a mother I couldn’t help but look at him as a mama and worry. I thought of his own mother and how she probably wishes she could put her arms around him and protect him like when he was a baby.  I didn’t even know this young man and wanted to do the same. That protective mama instinct sure is strong.

Later, I fought back a tear as they drove away in happy bliss, but with a dark cloud of the unknowing following right behind them. I said a silent prayer for his safety and that he will return home to his future bride soon.

A friend commented to me that if he does come back, he will different. He will be forever changed from what he experiences.

This makes me angry at this stupid war and angry at the politicians who let it go on. I know nothing is simple, but I also know this war is not in our best interest and too many young men and women have died because of it. I pray it ends soon.

But most of all I pray for this one young man an all the others a safe and speedy return home to the ones who truly love them and miss them.

I remember all those who gave all and pray for those willing to give all for us and I say thank you.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Success Story: New Sr. Executive Coordinator Tonya Mann, MI

Tonya Mann

Congratulations to Tonya Mann, new FastTRACK Executive Coordinator and now Senior Executive Coordinator! Since coming to Shaklee in February 2011, she’s earned four trips, including the Fall 2011 New Directors Conference, the Dream 2011 Incentive Trip to Atlantis, the Dream 2012 Incentive Trip to the Mayan Rivera, and the Top Achievers International Trip to Kenya, as well as $34,000 in FastTRACK bonuses and a Dream Car bonus! Check out her story and some of her tips for FastTRACK success!

I was a therapist for 15 years working with children and elderly clients who had all types of challenges from mild learning disabilities to terminal illness. After my second child was born with structural breathing issues that involved back and forth trips to specialists and many surgeries, I decided I needed to become a stay at home mom.
But I missed working with people, so my friend introduced me to a networking marketing opportunity that I could do on my own time, from my own home and still focus on my family.
The first time I learned about Shaklee was at a local health fair and I fell in love with the cleaning products. When I arrived at Shaklee, Jennifer Glacken (Senior Master Coordinator, IL) was my first contact and she had me at ‘Hello’ with her product knowledge and what she had achieved.

After listening to Roger Barnett’s story and why he bought the company I was ready to sign up. The Dream Plan with its team-based focus became icing on the cake for me.

Shaklee felt like coming home after you have been away on a trip. I knew I was with the right company, the best products, and the hardest working corporate staff I have ever met. 

Shaklee cleaning products and supplements have truly impacted our family in so many healthy ways. We are Shaklee lifers! And the additional income has helped us pay off credit cards, make extra payments on our mortgage and make donations to some wonderful causes.
The biggest success for me, in Shaklee, is that we have had the ability to share Shaklee with those we care about. We’re helping our team get healthier and earn additional income to benefit their families.
To watch those you introduce Shaklee fall in love with the products for the first time and see how the products impact their family members in such a positive way is very rewarding.
There are so many that have been an integral part of our success with Shaklee. I’m thankful for Roger Barnett and his leadership.  I’m also very grateful to Bo Short (Master Coordinator, VA) my mentor, and Jennifer Glacken, our amazing upline support and product guru. And the members of the Home Office Team, including Marcie Johnson, Joe Torres, Kristen Cunningham and Juan Cuevas, have worked tirelessly for our team.

Most importantly, I am grateful for my children Kiley and Morgan, whose patience and encouragement always amaze me.

Tonya’s Tips for Success:
·         Make a list of those you want to contact and write down your goals. I think when you write down what you want to accomplish or who you want to contact it becomes real and makes you accountable for your goals.
·         Take advantage of Shaklee University and other training sources to learn more about what Shaklee has to offer. Training helps you feel more confident about who you are and what you have to offer. It’s so important to know where you can find the answers and know that you don’t have to know everything!
·         Step out of your comfort zone at least once a day. That is where the success is. By stepping out of your comfort zone and doing things you may not normally do, you are building your confidence and comfort level in all areas of communication and building business relationships.

We find that those who use these tools are the people who are seeing the most success in Shaklee in their first 30-90 days.
~Do you want to achieve what Tonya has or are you a mom looking for a way to work at home? Then check out this video Moms Making a Difference. Then contact us and let us show you how you can achieve that: Click Here: Contact Us

Friday, May 18, 2012

May’s Helpful Product Tips

Below are some helpful tips. 

Some tips help you save money, some help you fix a problem and others help you get healthier and lose weight!

If you come across a new way to use a product or found a great recipe using one of our products, then please share!

Click on the links to read about:

Be sure to check out our website: To Be Healthy

We are also accepting at this time a limited number of applications for business partners. If you are interested in owning your own business with very little start up costs, please contact us by filling out our no obligation Contact Form or email us at

We have 5 different entry levels available and will be happy to work with you at whatever level you choose.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and positions are limited. Visit our Member Center to learn more.

Try This New Drink Combo! You’ll Think You’re Drinking a Pop!

I love the Cinch Energy Tea, both the unsweetened and the pomegranate. And I never thought I would like anything tasting like pomegranate, but I love this!

I also love the both flavors of the Performance sports drink.

But leave it to my husband to try and make up his own drink! See, he doesn’t care much for the taste of tea, either hot or cold, but he loves the energy boost he gets from the Cinch teas and he loves the Performance drinks.

So he decided to mix them and here is what he did:

In approximately 10 oz of cold water he mixed one packet of the Pomegranate Cinch Tea with 2 heaping teaspoons of the Orange Performance and mixed it up. He put it in a bottle and shook it up real good.

The reaction from both of us was, “Wow!” To me it tastes like I’m drinking a sweet pop, but without all the sugar or calories. I’m estimating the calories to be around 30-35 is all! 
My husband thought it tasted like a carbonated fruit punch. 

Either way, it was a great way to get that sweet drink like a pop or fruit juice without all the added calories and sugar.

This would be a great replacement for those who love pop, but are trying to cut back and we all know if you just cut out pop you will start to lose weight immediately. 

It would also be great for those who need to watch how much sugar they consume such as diabetics.

Hmmm. I wonder what I could mix with the Lemon Lime Performance?

So try this drink and tell us what you think and don’t be afraid to try combinations on your own. Just be sure to share with us your favorites.

For more info or to order Cinch teas click here: Cinch Energy Teas

For more info or to order Orange Performance click here: Orange flavored Performance (also available in Lemon Lime)

Relieve Fatigue, Stress and Cravings!*

B-Complex is one of my very favorite Shaklee Vitamins. I couldn’t live without it! In fact, it was the remarkable results I received when I started taking Shaklee B-Complex that “sold” me on the value of Shaklee.

Did You Know?

B vitamins help your body utilize the energy we get from food and are essential for good health and in having high energy! It also helps the body cope with stress, pain and injury. Plus we all know how important having enough Folic Acid before conceiving is to prevent birth defects.

See if you are experiencing any of these signs of a B vitamin deficiency:

__Crave Sweets/Caffeine                            
__Mood swings
__Skin Problems/Hair Loss
__Pregnancy/Morning Sickness      
__Autoimmune Diseases – MS, Lupus, etc.

The next time you are craving chocolate, try taking one or two Shaklee B-Complex with a full glass of water and you will see the craving will pass!

You Need All Eight B's

There are eight essential B vitamins, and they work best when they work together. Did you know that if you get too much of one B vitamin, it can throw off the balance of the other B vitamins? 

That’s why it is so very important to get Shaklee B-Complex which is balanced and to take all B vitamins together, never by themselves.

Unfortunately, the typical Western diet doesn’t provide enough whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and fish needed to provide 100% of the Daily Value. Shaklee B-Complex provides all the B vitamins you may not be getting in your diet. 

The eight B vitamins, including biotin, work to:
• Promote healthy cardiovascular systems
• Help metabolize energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein
• Aid in the synthesis of DNA and new cells

The Shaklee Difference
Patented Bioactivated Absorption System™
Folic acid, a critical B vitamin, isn’t easily absorbed. Shaklee’s patented folic acid coating makes the nutrient more accessible and bioavailable.

A Better B

• Patented Bioactivated Absorption System
• All eight essential B vitamins, including biotin
• Enhanced nutrient delivery

Click for more information or to order Shaklee B-Complex

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Clean Burnt Pots & Pans & a Greasy Garage Floor!

Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate is our wonderful automatic dish washing powder.

One tip we have for Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate  is to make sure it dissolves completely, make sure the dispenser cups are dry before adding. If you have really hard water, you can a few drops of Basic-H to the mixture as well.

Another way to use Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate  many don’t know about is in the bottom of scorched pans. Pour a teaspoon of Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate  into a pan of boiling water. Scrub lightly with pad once cool. Burnt food should come right off.

Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate  has also been used to scrub greasy floors. It can be safely mixed with Basic-H and used to scrub garage floors, driveways and more! We use it with a stiff broom and rinse with a hose.

Did you know?

That dishwashing detergent is one of the most common reported poisonings among children? Inhalation can cause extreme respiratory problems and eye irritations. Ingestion of these toxic powders or liquids is often fatal.

Plus, many products can leave a chemical reside on your dishes and in your glasses. Would you want your children to drink a mixture of those chemicals?

Many automatic dishwashing detergents may also contain phosphates. Phosphates cause rivers and lakes to become clogged with masses of algae and weeds, robbing less aggressive plant and aquatic animal life of oxygen, ultimately resulting in lifeless streams and rivers.

Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate does not contain these or other hazardous ingredients and is a patented, phosphate-free formula.


• The deep, enzyme-activated cleaning power gently removes tough stains, leaving dishes and glasses sparkling clean.
• Super concentrated – cleans 48 loads – just 2 teaspoons in each dispenser cup. It takes more than 2 ½ boxes of Cascade to clean the same 48 loads.
• No pre-rinsing needed – Removes dried on food and tough stains, so they don’t get stuck on.
• Dissolves quickly and completely, getting to work straight away.
• Absolutely no chlorine and no fragrances, which can pollute the air that you breathe.
• Comes in handy re-sealable pouch with measuring scoop.

Click for more information or to order Get Clean™ Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate

A Soap-Free Formula as Sensitive as Your Skin

Drying soaps can strip away your natural beauty. Enfuselle® Gentle Action Cleansing Bar is designed for sensitive skin. This pH-balanced, hypoallergenic bar is specially formulated to nurture skin as it removes dirt, dead skin cells, and environmental pollutants without stripping away your natural emollients. Triple-patented Vital Repair+ neutralizes free radicals and helps keep skin looking young. And it’s paraben free.

Creamy, soap-free cleanser with mineral-rich, purified clay to absorb excess oil, and oat flour to gently exfoliate and soothe. It contains vitamins E and A for extra softness and moisture retention.
  • pH balanced and specially formulated for use on sensitive skin
  • Additional vitamins E and A boost skin’s softness and moisture retention
  • Rich lather leaves skin clean and refreshed
  • Perfect for shaving
  • Ideal for use in the shower
  • Hypoallergenic

Click for more information or to order Enfuselle® Gentle Action Cleansing Bar

Where We Shop Makes a Difference!

We shop from many different sources.......
….just to name a few.

These places take our money, sometimes offer sales, but provide us NO benefits after the purchase.

Week after week we shop there, giving them our hard earned money and receive little, if any, customer service.

How much do you think you spend on:

__skin care/beauty treatments
__shampoo/hair care
__household cleaners and laundry products
__weight loss products

$200 a month?

$500 a month?


Did you know that Shaklee can provide these same items that are of at least the same quality, but are more often a higher quality, are safe, organic and provide a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied?

The best part is you really are not spending any more money. You are just re-directing where you spend it!

Wouldn’t it be nice to get some cash back every time you shopped at the store?

Shaklee offers cash rebates based on the amount of money spent. The more you spend, the more your rebate is.

Wouldn’t it be nice if other stores gave you money off your next shopping trip just for referring some friends? Shaklee does.

For every person you refer who buys $25 or more, you will get a $25 credit off your next purchase. Refer a few people and you could receive enough cash credits to get your products for FREE!*

Plus, as your personal consultant I can help you decide just what’s right for you. This way you save money and just get the products that work best to fill your needs. I’m here to answer your questions and help you achieve better health. You get all this at no additional cost!
Wow! Now that’s service!

Want to learn how to shop at Shaklee, improve your health and earn cash back? Contact us today! You can fill out our contact form above or just email us at

*Contact us for details on how referral program works.
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