Brenda Berndt

Brenda Berndt
esthetician and owner of glo facial spa & skin center

Friday, December 13, 2013

Week 5-6 Update!


Time has gotten away from me...Thinking back over the last couple of weeks...
To recap...My husband is happy that I no longer snore (at all!!!)  I don't think that I did regularly (we debate about that :)  I think that the weight loss and the fact that I have been avoiding dairy have both contributed.  About the dairy....I also no longer have headaches.  I have had chronic headaches for as long as I can remember.  A Dr. once told me that I needed to have sinus surgery.  I never did because I heard that it was no fun at all!!!!  Thankful that the headaches are GONE.  I honestly only have had one in the last 40 days... That is a big difference for me!  It has really got me thinking how much I want to incorporate many elements of the candida diet in my meals from now forward.   Another happy fact, just today I took down a pair of the jeans from my closet, dusted off the cobwebs and slid easily into a size 8!  That is 2 sizes down now!!!  I really am amazed just how effective the whole Mlis program has been.  The food choices, nutritional supplements, detox elements, body wraps and lymphatic drainage massage have all worked together in an awesome way...

Coming clean:  Ok, I have to admit that I briefly fell off the wagon last week and had a piece of apple pie that I had in the freezer saved for my daughter's boyfriend who couldn't be with us at Thanksgiving.  It was yummy!  I got right back on the horse the next morning :)

I also was a bit lax about the excercise early on.  The weight loss has really motivated me though, and I am now doing a pilates video and 30 minutes on the
treadmill each day.  The video is excellent!  It combines stretching, pilates, breathing and scripture verses.  It is just perfect!  Sophie is having fun trying to do the pilates with me.  She loves it!  She also loves throwing her small stuffed animals on the treadmill and watching them fly off :)   Working out at home is the best for me right now.  Sara Olsen has an awesome studio  and is really excellent, if you like the accountability of a trainer and/or group workouts! 

So these last final days I am doing the final detox cleanse, body wrap and massage (YES!)    Thanks for hanging with me through this journey.  I have learned so much, am feeling stronger,  healthier and can't wait to shop for my Mother-of-the-groom dress!  We will do one last post with our "after" pictures next week :)

If this is something that interests you, I would encourage you to schedule a free consultation.  The Mlis program offers weight loss, candida, and also many specialized programs that have helped many with other issues such as celiacs, autoimmune disorders, child candida, ADD, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and more.  You have nothing to loose and EVERYTHING to gain!

Blessings and Good Health!
Brenda and Aubrey @glo facial spa 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Update week 4!

Welcome Back!

Well we survived the Thanksgiving holidays....yes, two weekends of tempting foods in a row for us!   We visited my husbands parents in Kentucky and it took a little prep....What is it about going on a trip???  Like emotional eating,  we seem to have our favorite food and Starbucks drinks on speed-dial when we enter the vehicle and head down the road!  I packed some nuts, brown rice cakes and almond butter and that got me there six hours later pretty happy.  

I had not planned to weigh in until the end of the 45 days, but my Mother-in-Law had a scale in the bathroom and I couldn't resist....  12 lbs down!!!  Aubrey texted me later and said that was exactly what she had lost too.  I had packed all my herbal supplements for each day but forgot to pack the slender-aid.  Slender-aid I found out has been a BIG help in the program.  It is a blend of 11 herbs that substantially decrease the appetite.  In addition this particular blend works together to assist the breakdown of fat around the heart and other vital organs.  I really could tell a difference.  I did crave sugar and carbs more.  

My closet is a mix of "now" clothes and "then" clothes.  I had the happy occasion of retiring my only pair of "now" jeans :)  Off to the store I went to purchase a couple of pairs of pants in my new size!!  That was a great feeling!  I'm sure my "then clothes" are pretty outdated by now and will be making a trip to the Salvation Army at some point. (I'm kind of a horder with clothes)  

December 20th is the finish line..It is getting closer.  We have one more 3 day detox period at the end of next week.  Energy levels are still good, waning a bit from all the holiday activities, but all-in-all feeling super good.  This week I plan to get out the pilates video and get to work on that.  Toning and core strength and flexibility are all needed!  My brother's in law put together my far-infa red sauna that had been sitting in the corner of the basement!   I'm excited to incorporate that.  It is a great way to further the detox and is relaxing as well.  I am super excited as I have purchased an infa-red sauna blanket for the spa as well.  It will be a great addition to a body wrap and especially for those going through the Mlis weight-loss program.  

I just scheduled a massage for this Friday too.  Yeah!  It is going to be 90 minutes too.  I have never had a massage that length...HEAVEN!

I've been researching how to bake with healthier grains...oat flour, brown rice, etc. More about that later.  I forgot to mention that my hair and nails are growing like crazy.  I'm sure that is the work of the supplements too.  I will need to be seeing my stylist Sally who has a shop in my office suit!  She is awesome...expecting her first baby too.  How fun to experience that.

Have a wonderful week!


(photo's of our trip
to Kentucky)