There Lived A Young Woman in Fair Oaks Named “Holly”. Who has slowly been losing the war with DIABETES – Until this past week!

 Holly’s Story…

Holly is and has been a DIABETIC for the past 19 years of her young life.  I did the math last night and taking 4 insulin shots a day, on average for nearly two decades… she has given  herself some where in the neighborhood of:


27,700 Injections of Insulin – OUCH!

That is just so hard to process in my head.

GET A FRESH BOX OF KLEENEX because you are going to cry and laugh and cry some more as you follow Holly’s heroic story.

I met Holly and her sister Rose at my Saturday morning Weight Watchers meeting a while back.  These two are a crack up. Their love for each other is transparent and contagious. Here we are at 6:45am every Saturday morning; coffee in hand, stepping up to get weighed… and sharing our ups and down’s with each other. Getting ideas and motivation form everyone there. Well Holly like me – got stuck!  She was not losing weight. Last week, and after a couple of previous emails to me on what I was doing to get such great results… here comes in another email from Holly.  I knew she meant business this time! I sent her a note back and that was late last Sunday night. I asked her to call me Monday and I’d answer all of her questions. What I love about Holly is she is direct and to the point. I answered my phone that next day, and Holly was on the other end. She told me who she was, and didn’t need to, because I recognized her voice instantly and the next words out of her mouth were profound,


If you can imagine a voice on the other end of a phone; spoken quickly and to the point saying OKWhat do I have to do to get started“?  I knew she meant business and was ready to take the next step. I was ready for her. I asked her to come to my house after work that night.  I’d give her enough meal replacements out of my own supply so that she could start the next morning and not delay, not even one day.  Holly is such a crack up… here is the jest what she said next.

“OK – Let me think about that “  1/2 second later “OK – I thought about it. How can I refuse such a great offer? I’m IN”! 🙂

That night Holly and she sister Rose came by my house for some one-on-one do’s and how’s. That’s when I got the full impact of Holly’s story. 

Holly has been on insulin for nineteen years….


In addition to shots Holly also takes oral medications for her diabetes.

Holly’s diabetes was getting to the point her medical doctors had recently advised her to go on a

  • Liquid FAST.
  • Drop 50 pounds right away…
  • So her doctor could go in and CUT OUT part of her stomach!

They were dead serious.

Holly’s blood sugars were out of control. 

Her doctors were warning her that she was at a critical juncture in her disease.

 Her story begins now…

DAY 1 on Take Shap for Life – It’s Tuesday Morning and Game On!

Please come back and follow Holly’s journey.  You’ll be thrilled when you see and read her progress in turning back her disease and losing weight.

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Want to lose weight and get healthy? I am here to help. Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Optavia Coach Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks. Take Shape For Life (TSFL) company name was changed to Optavia

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