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1/13/13 10:28 AM
I'm reposting this here, hoping for more feedback.

I REALLY want to get started on Shakeology, and it was supposed to be a major part of my program, but it's so ridiculously expensive, and I'm so piss poor, that I doubt it will ever happen. emoticon

Instead, I've been double dosing my ADD medication so that I have no appetite. Is there ANY option for someone who can't afford the product to get a discount or SOMETHING? I can't start my routine until I have it, and I have to be down 50 pounds by the beginning of June.

In addition to being overweight, I'm not very good looking in general. I'm actually rather hideous if you want my honest opinion. I posted 2 pictures below which show how I look currently. I know I'll always be bad looking, but I can at least drop the weight and make that improvement. And believe it or not, I'm only 38 in those pics. Not 45, 50, etc!!!!

If I can't do it according to the plan that holds the most promise, I'll have to resort to other methods (abusing Adderall, extreme running on 500 calories a day, taking laxatives, Alli (aka Xenical), thyroid meds, etc). I WILL be 175 by June 1st, and I'll get there one way or another. I don't care how dangerous it is. I'd really prefer doing it according to the plan I chose through this site, and by incorporating Shakeology into my diet. If I can't do it that way, then I'll do it the other way.

Is there no hope of obtaining Shakeology unless you're rich? Are there no discounts? Does anyone have extra packets lying around and is willing to sell some of them to me? (I'd have to pay 50% or less since I bring in less than $700 a month, and most of it goes towards my rent)

This really sucks. I can't even incorporate food into my budget and am forced to rely on the local food pantry (since most of what I have left after rent goes towards all the medications I'm on). There's no way in Hell I can afford $150-ish a month for shake powder. Can ANYONE help?


Here are the two pics which show just how hideous I am:
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1/13/13 11:11 AM as a reply to jsf926.
Hi, i've sent you a buddy invite. There is a couple of ways you can get Shakeology at discounted price

Coach Alberto
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1/13/13 11:18 AM as a reply to jsf926.
Ok Thanks. I'll add you back.
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1/13/13 11:28 AM as a reply to jsf926.
Is this for real?

Im sorry, but why is it so important that you have the weight off my Jun? Im not sure whats going on in your life (which sounds like of lot), but I'm pretty sure Shakeology is not the answer. I'm a little concerned that you would come on to a Beachbody message board and post that you will do anything, to include abuse your RX, to lose weight. If you are really serious about doing it the right way, then do your workout and eat a balanced diet. As I have seen many of the coaches post on here, Shakeology is not the magic drink that slims you down. It will help, only with a balanced diet and exercise.

And Coach ^^ I would expect more from a BB Coach.


jsf926:
I'm reposting this here, hoping for more feedback.

I REALLY want to get started on Shakeology, and it was supposed to be a major part of my program, but it's so ridiculously expensive, and I'm so piss poor, that I doubt it will ever happen. emoticon

Instead, I've been double dosing my ADD medication so that I have no appetite. Is there ANY option for someone who can't afford the product to get a discount or SOMETHING? I can't start my routine until I have it, and I have to be down 50 pounds by the beginning of June.

In addition to being overweight, I'm not very good looking in general. I'm actually rather hideous if you want my honest opinion. I posted 2 pictures below which show how I look currently. I know I'll always be bad looking, but I can at least drop the weight and make that improvement. And believe it or not, I'm only 38 in those pics. Not 45, 50, etc!!!!

If I can't do it according to the plan that holds the most promise, I'll have to resort to other methods (abusing Adderall, extreme running on 500 calories a day, taking laxatives, Alli (aka Xenical), thyroid meds, etc). I WILL be 175 by June 1st, and I'll get there one way or another. I don't care how dangerous it is. I'd really prefer doing it according to the plan I chose through this site, and by incorporating Shakeology into my diet. If I can't do it that way, then I'll do it the other way.

Is there no hope of obtaining Shakeology unless you're rich? Are there no discounts? Does anyone have extra packets lying around and is willing to sell some of them to me? (I'd have to pay 50% or less since I bring in less than $700 a month, and most of it goes towards my rent)

This really sucks. I can't even incorporate food into my budget and am forced to rely on the local food pantry (since most of what I have left after rent goes towards all the medications I'm on). There's no way in Hell I can afford $150-ish a month for shake powder. Can ANYONE help?


Here are the two pics which show just how hideous I am:
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1/13/13 11:41 AM as a reply to jsf926.
totally agree this stuff is way overpriced.
so many posts on this, hopefully BB is listening .
don't get me wrong, shakeology is a good
product just not realistically priced.
coaches will let you "in on secrets" to get it cheaper
but all that entails is becoming a coach yourself
which costs about $17 a month to get a $25
discount on the product (oh, and the coach
makes a few $$$ for having you become a coach)
bottom line is, that is not the answer.
need to reduce the unit cost which would be
made up in volume.
surely development costs for the product have
been recouped at this point
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1/13/13 12:04 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Shakeology is not the cure all here. First, talk to some one about your depression and focus on your good qualities...you cannot keep beating yourself up and expect to move forward. There isn't any one of us who hasn't had it rough at one point or another. But here's the beauty of being a part of a community like this, people will give you the encouragement you need to start moving forward. The best thing you can do for yourself at this point is eat as healthy as you can until you can afford the Shakeology, DO NOT USE THE SHAKEOLOGY AS AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE! Next, get movin'! Change is hard for everyone, you just need to move. Once you start exercising regularly, you will feel so much better! From what I see in your pictures, you are being too hard on yourself, start moving and you'll feel better about yourself...guaranteed. I know I sound like a drill Sgt., but seriously focus on what you can do now, not on what you can't...you'll feel better!
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1/13/13 12:06 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Sir,

First, you need to chill a bit. Yes, Shakeology is the cornerstone. But it isn't everything. Start on your fitness program and make changes to your nutrition. Yes, there are options to get it at a discount but you'll still need to invest. You need to make changes in your own life to become successful in health and financially.

I live paycheck to paycheck and have a family (3 kids and a husband). Am I rich? I wish! Do I still buy Shakeology? Yes.
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1/13/13 12:13 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Hey man,

It sounds like you have a lot going on here. Why is it so important to lose weight by June? Also, June is approximately 4 1/2 months away. Doing a program like insanity, then asylum would more than take care of your weight.

There are cheap ways to eat clean. One of the cheapest, "whole food" diets is going vegan. No meat, no garbage, just rice, beans, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes. Also, the brand Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine frozen meals/dinners are way healthier than regular frozen meals, they worked just fine for me when i was on a tight budget and i needed to lose weight to impress people in highschool.

Im out of highschool now and ive learned alot through reading, listening and practicing the ethics of being a Beachbody Coach and i can tell you one thing right now; you are NOT hideous and you do NOT need to impress ANYONE! You really think appearance matters so much that your willing to go down a path most people do to commit suicide? THAT is what youll be heading for with 500cals a day, double dosing on medications and trying to burn yourself out to the point that you wont even be able to move.

Everyone has their self insecurities- mine is the permanent acne scarring across my entire body; particularly my face. Yeah it does suck that i use to stay home from school it was so bad and i couldnt stand the sight of myself. I use to weigh 270 pounds when i found P90X and halfassing that combined with a balanced diet i managed to get down to 220. 50 pounds lost and I never used Shakeology, Results and Recovery Formula, Activit Vitamin or anyhting else people may say you NEED t get results. I did that on a Healthy Choice, Great Value, peas and carrots diet. I've never felt better than the day i realized i lost 50 pounds even though my family is so poor and ive ben told my entire life eating clean was expensive. You dont NEED Shakeology but it helps a little bit, enough so in my case that im sacrificing my pay for it, it isnt NEEDED but i want it.

The hardest thing to believe is that your willing to do this medication in a way that can only harm you. It wont work for long term weightloss, hell brother it wont even make you lose weight. I tried stuff like that before i found Beachbody and i sought help; it made me gain weight and pass out on my feet all day. It will only harm you in the end so please for the love of yourself and god, Do NOT go down this road!! Eat clean, exercise 5 to 6 days a week and your weight will go down, double dosing meds wont solve a thing; it will cause you great long term affects like vision loss, permanent mental damage, cardiovascular failure and spontaneous seizures.

Coach Darrick
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1/13/13 5:47 PM as a reply to Kruda.
I'd like to respond to everyone, but I need to clear some things up with Darrick.

First off, I am a vegetarian (not quite a vegan, but very close).

Secondly, I've done 500 calories a day with amphetamines and/or fen-phen (before the asshole FDA removed it) and ran myself beyond the point of exhaustion. I lost a ton of weight and kept it off for a long time, and oh yeah, I DIDN'T DIE. The only reason I gained a lot of it back was because of stress after my mom was killed in an accident.

Regarding suicide, I have attempted it in the past, but not recently, and never through extreme weight loss methods.

Don't worry about how I take my meds. I know my limits. I've never experienced a thing you warned me about.

First off, my vision is just fine. I'm 20 years older than you and still have 20/10 vision. And I see you have to wear glasses??

No mental damage either. I've always been depressed and had issues. Over medicating hasn't affected that one bit (except for the periods of euphoria I experience).

I've NEVER had a seizure and I had my heart examined very recently (you know, where they tape all those electrodes on you and take readings) and I didn't have a single issue.

In other words, I know what I'm doing. Remember, I'm more than twice your age, so you really couldn't understand how I function, or the fact that I'm the exception when it comes to "dangerous decisions". Some people are harder to kill than others. I'm one of them.
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1/13/13 6:00 PM as a reply to DawnGrover.
DawnGrover:
Shakeology is not the cure all here. First, talk to some one about your depression and focus on your good qualities...you cannot keep beating yourself up and expect to move forward. There isn't any one of us who hasn't had it rough at one point or another. But here's the beauty of being a part of a community like this, people will give you the encouragement you need to start moving forward. The best thing you can do for yourself at this point is eat as healthy as you can until you can afford the Shakeology, DO NOT USE THE SHAKEOLOGY AS AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE! Next, get movin'! Change is hard for everyone, you just need to move. Once you start exercising regularly, you will feel so much better! From what I see in your pictures, you are being too hard on yourself, start moving and you'll feel better about yourself...guaranteed. I know I sound like a drill Sgt., but seriously focus on what you can do now, not on what you can't...you'll feel better!


Dawn, Thank you. That was great to read and made me feel a lot better. You don't sound like a drill sgt, just someone who tells it like it is and does so diplomatically. I appreciate that. And I'm happy to see you're a coach because people need compassion. Thanks again!! emoticon
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1/13/13 6:03 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Shakeology is expensive....I budjet it in my meals. Also, I have a buddy who goes in on it with me and we split the cost, better to have some then none at all. If you get in a bind Beach Body can suspend your orders for up to 4 months. There is nothing wrong with your looks. Nothing at all. The focus here is to be healthy, not skinny or like a model. You are your biggest investment. If you cant do shakeology then simply start with what you can afford. If you build up your metabalism you will build up the endorphanes which in turn will build your spirits. You can friend me if you want. Message me if you want,I am always here for people. We all have things that we need to oversome. Believe me, I am still overcoming. Just rolled my truck 3 weeks ago, recovering now....a friend made me write the following quote down once and I live by it now....write this down "inertia breeds dispair, action, even if imperfect, generates hope."
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1/13/13 6:28 PM as a reply to jsf926.
I apologize for making an impression i know everything about you, your in your right to do the things that work for you and it isnt my place to tell you to stop. I dont advocate using medicine to lose weight because it isn't the natural, truly healthy way to do it. Some people; like you can do these things without the harmful side affects. Im sorry for your loss and i obviously spoke out of turn here.
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1/18/13 2:05 PM as a reply to Kruda.
Kruda:
Some people; like you can do these things without the harmful side affects.


Well actually I failed to mention my black and rotting teeth...
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1/18/13 7:18 PM as a reply to jsf926.
If this man's take home income is $700/month there is no way he can budget in shakeology- it would be unwise to do so.

To the OP- I've read that you can get some good whey protein and "green" powder and mix them together. It's not quite the same as shakeology, but it can be a lot cheaper. But I agree with an earlier poster, eat as much natural food as you can. And I mean this in the most respectful way possible... Misusing pharmaceuticals can cause some really bad long term effects... You may not experience them now, but it could mean a much tougher life down the road. Please don't take your medication in ways that it's not prescribed. I found your post to be vey sad. Also... You're not ugly at all. :-)
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1/18/13 7:31 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Honey, there are so many things wrong with what you are saying. How can you put your life in danger this way just to lose a few pounds? I'm no coach but my coaches name is Alvin Lopez and he is amazing. Look him up if you'd like, he'll give you great pointers on how you can get started. There are ways to get a discounted price on shakeology, just ask him or any coach out there! I've sent you a buddy invite, I hope to hear from you! Maybe we can motivate each other!
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2/5/13 8:41 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Chill
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2/15/13 10:58 PM as a reply to jsf926.
Hello. With your income, is it just yourself? I am thinking you may (if you haven't already have them) qualify for food stamps. This would help with the burden of buying food. Also, there are other products sold that are way less than shakeology. So if you had to have something else, there are supplements (about 20 bucks) for the month that are dietary and would help. I also went down the list of items, because as a coach, I may some months purchase shakeology and possibly do a direct order with the supplements. But I also have to budget my money. For now it helps I don't own a vehicle so the cost of insurance, fuel, and so on is not in the equation. Also with your rent, it sounds expensive does it include utilities? I am in a shared home renting a room for under $500 with all utilities included. Sometimes one has to make sacrifices to make it financially. If you are alone and able to move into a shared home situation to pay less rent with utilities included that would help you alot! My internet is also included so you can see I save quite a bit of money to pay bills. It is good to look at your expenses to see if you can save in some areas. I hope this helps!
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3/9/13 9:52 AM as a reply to jsf926.
First, this has to be a joke. Second, you can't double down on ADD meds and still have your insurance pay for it because it's controlled and they will only refill it only 30 days. So, either your are buying it illegally which is more expensive then Shakeology or you are a bit of fibber.
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3/26/13 7:16 AM as a reply to jsf926.
Wow... a little shocked by reading this. I just started all of this and know that shakeology is not the answer just helping. Make a budget for what you have left and plan an attack that way. Many people have thrown out good options. No one is ever going to look wonderful if you do not have a good mental attitude. Dont worry about how you look, worry about what you can accomplish each day to make yourself feel better about YOU!
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4/13/13 12:31 PM as a reply to jsf926.
jsf926:
I'm reposting this here, hoping for more feedback.

I REALLY want to get started on Shakeology, and it was supposed to be a major part of my program, but it's so ridiculously expensive, and I'm so piss poor, that I doubt it will ever happen. emoticon

Instead, I've been double dosing my ADD medication so that I have no appetite. Is there ANY option for someone who can't afford the product to get a discount or SOMETHING? I can't start my routine until I have it, and I have to be down 50 pounds by the beginning of June.

In addition to being overweight, I'm not very good looking in general. I'm actually rather hideous if you want my honest opinion. I posted 2 pictures below which show how I look currently. I know I'll always be bad looking, but I can at least drop the weight and make that improvement. And believe it or not, I'm only 38 in those pics. Not 45, 50, etc!!!!

If I can't do it according to the plan that holds the most promise, I'll have to resort to other methods (abusing Adderall, extreme running on 500 calories a day, taking laxatives, Alli (aka Xenical), thyroid meds, etc). I WILL be 175 by June 1st, and I'll get there one way or another. I don't care how dangerous it is. I'd really prefer doing it according to the plan I chose through this site, and by incorporating Shakeology into my diet. If I can't do it that way, then I'll do it the other way.

Is there no hope of obtaining Shakeology unless you're rich? Are there no discounts? Does anyone have extra packets lying around and is willing to sell some of them to me? (I'd have to pay 50% or less since I bring in less than $700 a month, and most of it goes towards my rent)

This really sucks. I can't even incorporate food into my budget and am forced to rely on the local food pantry (since most of what I have left after rent goes towards all the medications I'm on). There's no way in Hell I can afford $150-ish a month for shake powder. Can ANYONE help?


Here are the two pics which show just how hideous I am:



Shakeology is a very helpful source and here is why: Montel creates his own daily vegetable drink and buys his own products to blend! He is battling MS and today he looks wonderful with his diet of his liquified vegetables and fruits, one cooked meal a day, and his exercise regime. He will be the first to tell everyone that his schedule and lifestyle change has made a difference in how he feels and his strength.

I believe he is giving his body the right nutrients to be strong and helping him cope with his disease! Shakeology is not expensive when you figure people will not daily eat 5 plates of salad or spend $41 value of vegetables, yogurt, and fruits every day. As a matter of fact these items are almost null in many households because of the high cost of vegetables and fruits!

I love shakeology and would rather spend the monthly cost get all my nutrients in one serving rather than spend almost $5.00 a pound on tomatoes and this cost on many other vegetables at the grocery store. Even if I went to the farmers market, they only run on certain days and you cannot get all your vegetables because they are seasonal.

The best way to start on shakeology and get a discount is to purchase a challenge pack! For example the April challenge pack of Insanity is $180 including the shakeology for 30 days. It is like trying shakeology for $40.

another way to save a little on cost is to upgrade your membership and get 10% off product!

and finally another way to get great discounts is to become a coach and get %25 off your shakeology.

in any case the cost compared to fruits and vegetables is minimal and you get all your important amino acids as well! I have been on shakeology for going on 2 months and never have to take vitamins which I still have a full bottle sitting around!

it also curbs your cravings on unwanted and unnecessary foods changing your eating habits and also helps maintain current weight loss as well as help you lose weight!

so the idea is to look at your finances and see where the money is being spent and what can be given up that is not necessary and a financial burden and change it over to an investment that is worth while.

I hope this helps, but save your money and invest in a challenge pack if you want to quickly get on your way to getting in shape and seeing results in little time.
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