Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Update on my mom / Get Healthy!

Hello!  It has been a while since my last post but I have been really busy!  I wanted to give you an update on my mom.  She is in a LOT of pain.  She went in last Monday for her final surgery to have her expanders removed and they replaced them with implants.  Yesterday, she went in to have the drains taken out and it hurt so much she couldn't even talk to me on the phone.  I spoke with her today and she is excited because she can take a shower for the first time since last Monday.  Please pray the pain will go away sooner then later.

I have been super busy with my charity Auntie Em's Angels.  I had my first benefit and raised over $7,000 to help a cancer patient and her family.  My 2nd and 3rd event is in March.  For more information please go to http://www.auntieemsangels.com/.  If you know of a cancer patient who needs help financially please send them my way.

I also am starting a new project.  Letters from Angels is a project idea given to me by my next door neighbor Mia.  Mia had her 5th grade class make "Get Well" cards for me while I was going through treatment and this is where Letters from Angels came from.  Schools are now participating and I have enough cards to take to an oncology department for cancer patients receiving treatment.  They can read the cards while receiving treatment which I know will lift their spirits and put a smile on their face.  Mia's cards brought tears to my eyes because children are so honest and they are like little angels sent to us from above to put a smile on our face when we are struggling.  If you would like your child's class or your class to participate in this project please go to http://auntieemsangels.com/letters-from-angels/ for more information.

I am also starting a Get Healthy portion to my non-profit.  I hope to team up with Visalus to promote their shakes and products to people who want to get healthy.  The shakes are good for almost everyone and  I hope to give them away to cancer patients so they will have something healthy to drink that won't upset their stomach while going through chemotherapy.  100% of all the profits from Visalus will go to Auntie Em's
Angels which will help cancer patients pay off medical bills.  Another goal is to give out the shakes for free to cancer patients so they will have a healthy suppliment during their chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  You may participate by getting healthy and taking Visalus products.  By doing so 100% of the profits will go towards purchasing shakes to give to cancer patients and helping them to pay off medical bills.  It is a win win!  You get healthy and cancer patients have a financial peace of mind while getting a meal replacement that is healthy for them.

If you would like to try the shakes or learn more about Visalus products I am having an open house tomorrow, Thursday (Feb 9) 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday (Feb 11) from 1-3.  Email me at emily.pottebaum@yahoo.com if you would like to come and give your opinion and try their products.  If you like the products you can choose to enter a 90 day challenge where you can win trips and prizes to get healthy.  I figure if cancer patients have to suffer through treatment why can't we suffer through work outs and delicious shakes to get ourselves healthy to prevent cancer.  If you can't make the event but would like more information and would like to try Visalus products them email me at emily.pottebaum@yaho.com.

I started my challenge to put on 10 llbs of muscle in 90 days.  I lost 10 llbs during chemo and I need to get my body healthy.  So I am doing this with the Body by Vi Shakes and the Vi-Pak which are vitamins and minerals.  Here is my before photo at 94 llbs.




I will post my progress and how the products are working for me. If you need to lose weight, maintain your weight or want to eat healthy these products are great to get the right nutrients in your body. For more information please go to http://emilypottebaum.bodybyvi.com/.

1 comment:

  1. Go Emily!!! I know that you will succeed!!! I wish that I could work out with you!!!

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