Saturday, March 26, 2011

Never would've Imagined!!

Everyone knows that I grew up in Chicago. My closest friends were from elementary school on the south side of Chicago. It's something about childhood friends from elementary. They prove to be the "true" friends of our childhood. There's a realness and an innocence about us as children. High school becomes filled with mean girls, popular against the unpopular, jocks against the geeks and so on.
Facebook has connected me with some of my closest best friends EVER!! I have found friends for kindergarten and up! It is a blessing and a reason for it.
Many of you know that I am a challenge promoter for the fastest growing weight loss company in the world! With 4million pounds lost in a year and 20,000 new members since last month, we are a force to be reckoned with!
This business has reunited me with one of my elementary school friends. With the help of facebook, I have been able to find her, reconnect with her, help her with her health and weight and VERY soon we will be working together in the business! God works in mysterious ways!
Shanika, I am glad I found you, I'm glad that you are here in atl with me, and I can't wait til we grow together Financially, Mentally, Spiritually and humbly!!

PS...Shanika has turned her eating habits around and has lost 2lbs in 3 days on the 90 Day Body By Vi Challenge! Ask us how!!!

Soooooooooooo proud of you! GO SHANIKA!!! Looking forward to adding you to my before and after photos!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011



What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word addiction? Most think of substance abuse (drugs, alcohol) But there are more addicts in society than we know. You and I could very well be an addict!!
Some of us have addictive personalities/behaviors and don't even know it.
Do you find yourself needing to talk with that special someone everyday, and if not you don't sleep well? Do you need that cup of coffee to get your day on the right track? Do you have to wear make-up just to go to the store?
One similarity that these behaviors have that is like substance abuse is withdrawal!! Your day not going well because you didn't have your coffee is an addictive behavior. Not sleeping because you haven't heard from the special someone today sounds like Doesn't it? Think about it. When a substance abuser doesn't get his fix sometimes he is left feeling sick and sometime volatile..that's called withdrawal. Do they differ? Are you addicted to anything or would like to share your thoughts.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6, 2006

We all have those days we would never forget. For me, the birth of all 3 of my babies hold a spot in my memory that I can never erase.

One other day is March 6, 2006, my brother's birthday and the day that my life forever changed.

For 6 months prior to this date, I had been going through a series of heath issues that were unexplainable. Vision loss (which happened once in 2001) numbness in my fingers and toes, even the loss of feeling in my fingers and toes all together.

What was wrong with me? Why was I having so many problems with doing things that came so natural to me.

The touch of a hair brush felt like a porcupine, certain fabrics across my skin felt like sand paper.

6months of testing, vision evoked tests, MRI, CT scans and lumbar puncture or spinal tap. That was the worse, they go into your back a few centimeters from your spine and extract fluid. That actually wasn't too bad, it was the blood patch I had to get. That's where they pull blood from one part of your body to seal up the hole the made in your back because of terrible side effects I was having.

Laying in bed crying, wondering why? What did I do sooooooooo wrong? I was finally happy and now this! 6 months of not knowing anything.

But, on March 6, 2006 my doctor told me that all my test came back inconclusive. He had no clue what was wrong. Until he pulled my spinal tap levels. The levels were abnormal and he told me I had MS.

My heart is racing!! He starts to tell me of the meds I should try. All included shots administered by me!

I left out of the office terrified. I didn't take the elevator for fear of someone seeing the tears. I walked down 3 flights of stairs and cried in the stairwell for a good 5 mins til I was able to meet my mom who was waiting in the car. I had to be strong for her. I down played how scared I was to everyone I knew. I can NOT have them worrying about me.

I lost ability to drive. My babies faces were fading before my eyes. I found myself not being able to get out of bed, couldn't hold a pen, couldn't run, could barely walk. I gave myself shots every day for 3 months. Then I realized that God had a plan for me, and it was going to come through this diagnosis.

To this day I am delivered and healed by my savior JESUS!! No more shots, I am driving again and seeing everything I should see. I am not in a wheelchair like the doc said I would be. I am not dealing with my legs giving out! I am healed. The doctor's didn't tell me, my faith did!

My faith told me that every lesion they saw on my MRI would be gone, and glory be to GOD it was!!! I am here sent by HIM to tell of HIS works in my life. He is not a respecter of person. HE will do it for you!! He is the God of the encore!! He will do it over and over again!!!

Thank you for listening!!!!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Growing up, we are taught to get a great education so that we can get a great job working for others to make their dreams come true. We've learned that %60 is failing, where in my business %60 is AWESOME! School didn't teach me how to work from home with MY OWN BUSINESS! They didn't show me a plan B just in case life threw me a curve ball that I couldn't catch! When I was diagnosed with MS, none of my notes, books or tests prepared me for what I should do next. I've been in the medical field my entire life and in 6 months I could no longer do what I've always done! What I had thousands of dollars in student loans in. Every time I went to work, my MS would have me immobilized, debilitated. Couldn't see, couldn't drive, couldn't feel, and couldn't take care of my family. At one point I couldn't see my 2yr old's face, or my darling baby girl as a newborn. Thank God I had a family who was there and supportive. And a husband with a heart of gold and compassion like no other!! I had to stop health depended on it! My cousin introduced me to a young lady that changed my life!!!

Yvonne came into my life and told me that there was another way! I could get healthier and work from home! Making my own money, no stress, do as I want when I want!! Her story of retiring at the age of 29 and working from home for at least 5 years was inspiring to me!! She then lead me to Robert Dean.
Multi-Millionaire Robert Dean has changed hundreds of lives through his company T.O.P.G.U.N Exp team. By teaching everyday people how to create a extra income full-time or part-time by contributing his tips and training. Mr. Dean and TOPGUN team have put many in a position to have success. His program is unified, his training is phenomenal, and his success is historical. Even though life has taken us on a different path at the moment, I know that the lessons I've learned will last a life time. And no matter where we end, I will ALWAYS consider Ms. Yvonne Berry as my mentor and not only a friend..but family.

God works in mysterious ways!! Through this venture, God brought me a great business partner!! Finally someone who shares the same faith and love for CHRIST!! The first person that I've shared private things with! Who can do that with someone they work with?? She is more than my business partner...she is one of my closest friends. Shonda Finklea!! Whether at work.........
Or at are bound to find us together!!
By the way..check out her amazing transformation!!! ;)

This freedom has lead me to sooo many wonderful people!!
Extraordinary trainer, mentor, woman of GOD and documented Millionaire who has helped countless people reach their goals and dreams through phenomenal faith based trainings and leadership!! Donna Allen!

The list goes on and on and on!!! At the end of the day, life will take you on a journey. Not for the weak at heart but for those willing to step out on faith and let GOD direct your path! Do NOT let you fear grow bigger than your FAITH!!
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”