One day I was looking at my Facebook feed to waste some time. I came across a post from a friend about “Body by Vi.” So I clicked on it to learn more. It seemed it was a weight loss/diet plan. I was interested but one has to take the different types of diets with a grain of salt.


I e-mailed her and asked if she had done the 90 Day Challenge and she stated that she just started it. We both said we heard good things about the plan.  My sister told me she had a couple of friends that just loved it.


She told me a little more about the plan; cost, how many shakes a day, etc. and thought about it for a couple days. I had wanted to get rid of this weight I gained from the amitriptyline medication but I thought it was pricey since I am on a very limited income. One month of the shakes would be a little over one hundred dollars a month. After the 90 days, you keep going with one shake a day and that box costs around $45.00.


Some of my medication suppresses my appetite so I liked the idea of shakes as meals because I didn’t eat much anyway. I also liked the idea of getting my nutrients in a non-pill form since the body can sometimes digest only 10-20% of a pill. After talking it over with my mom, I decided to try it out.


I received my package on a Monday and had never been so excited about trying a diet/eating healthy that I started with my first shake that night. I mixed the product with fat free milk and one of the little flavor packets that came with it.


I took my first drink and thought, ‘Wow! This tastes like shit!’ I wondered how I would be able to choke down the next one.


The next morning I got my drink all ready and decided to use the banana flavor. It took forever to dissolve! I couldn’t figure out why this one took twice as long so just decided to chug it to be done with it. With a full belly of milk, I brought my mixer cup downstairs to rinse it out and started laughing. I forgot to add the product. So I basically chugged banana milk. So once again I got my drink ready and made sure to add the product! The thing with downing two of those is you get a gut ache from all the milk. I learned my lesson rather quickly.


I kept trying to finish my shakes as fast as I could. I asked a couple of friends what they do to make it more non-gag worthy. I found that Almond Milk is not only healthy but tastes better. One of my friends suggested using cocoa. It’s not too bad! In fact, it mostly takes care of any chocolate craving I have any day. There are a few recipes online that sounded good but I haven’t tried them yet.  Jello pudding packets also work pretty well!


I found it interesting that my first week I suddenly had an appetite after all these years. I forgot what it was like to be constantly hungry. I am currently finishing my 2nd week and can thankfully say my body is now used to two liquid meals a day. At times I find to be hungry so I try to snack on healthy items.


At 14 days on the challenge, I weighed myself to see if I lost any pounds and I did! So far, I have lost five pounds. Recently I have been noticing my muscles looking leaner, which is what the shakes are supposed to do.

When I look in the mirror, I see my old self again! It is such a terrific, amazing, and exciting feeling! My old self had been hiding quite well since I gained the medication weight. With seeing my old self again, I also feel sexy! I am shocked I feel this way because I’m not even down to my original weight yet!


I love the shakes and recommend them. My website is  If you are interested go to my website and fill out the ‘Contact Me’ part on the right hand side. Or you can always click ‘Body by Vi’ black box at the top of the page.  On the website you will also be able to see my progress.