"I started using Oxycise! when my daughter was 3 months old. I
was 311 pounds when I gave birth to her, and I knew I needed to do
something drastic if I wanted to enjoy being her mother in every way, and
after giving up smoking the day I found out I was pregnant, I knew I could
do this for her (and me, of course) as well.
"My mom had given me the Oxycise tape a year or so prior to this epiphany I
underwent - but I didn't try it until mid-November 2003. I woke up one
morning and said 'That's it. Enough.'
"So I started doing the basic Oxycise starter video every morning, as well as following the basic principals of
the Weight Watchers Points Program I had kept some paperwork from when I
attended a meeting a couple years back. I decided I would do it on my own
for as long as I could, and then join a group if I found it wasn't
working. I continued this way until March 3rd when I weighed myself at the
Weight Watchers National Weigh In day and I'd lost 41 pounds in just over 3
months!!!!! I was HOOKED!
"I continued with the Oxycise program, advancing to the Abs & Upper Body
workout and also the Buns & Thighs workout, while also watching what I
ate. By November 2004 I went from 311 pounds to 190, and I felt AMAZING!!
"Since that time I've incorporated using the eliptical machine at our local
gym 5 times a week as well as still doing the Oxycise 6 days a week, and
I've been able to maintain my weight with only a slight variance. I'm now
pregnant with my second child, and I look forward to continuing with
Oxycise to help me stay fit and to get the weight off after birth.
Thank you for considering me for your article. I've attached a couple
pictures as well."
"I can't believe that I let these gems sit on my shelf for about 15 or 20 years while I did such things as The Firm. I never did get thin doing the Firm and following various diets. I just yo-yoed, having good years and bad years, until my joints started aching so much I had to quit.
"I first bought a complete set of VHS tapes of Oxycise in the 80's I think and then replaced with the DVD version -- but I still let them sit. I was as brainwashed as anyone else that weight loss came through extreme workouts and extreme diets. Then one day, very fat and miserable, I just decided to see if the success stories on the site were true. Because I knew that if I did anything else, the "anything else" would get the credit, I decided to do Oxycise and Oxycise alone.
"I have never been fitter or thinner. I lost 60 pounds in the 9 months and have maintained all the weight loss for about 3 months. I somehow bypassed all the "skinny clothes" for summer that sat in my closet for years because they were now "fat clothes" and were so baggy I couldn't wear them. I was able to wear some jeans in my closet that I had before my first son was born, wow, 18 years ago. Thank goodness jeans are timeless fashion!
"I evangelize Oxycise all over the internet and to everyone I meet. I recently started an Oxython with a group of folks I work with. Oxy every day is the rule for a minimum of 40 days - that is when the real competition begins. We are giving out prizes. If there has been a surge in your business the past 3 months, I get the credit, lol, because I tell everyone I know that Oxycise is an absolute miracle. I know I can claim responsibility for at least 20 of your new customers ... too bad I didn't notice the refer-a-friend option on your website sooner!
"It is important to Oxycise at least 6 days a week. I did not get these results with only 3 a week. I am now trying to add a few 2-a-days each week to lose my last 10-15 pounds.
"While I give Oxycise the credit for about 80% of my weight loss, I would like to mention that my plan has two other important components. The first is to quit dieting. I have used an NLP program called "Think Yourself Thin" by Paul McKenna which I love because McKenna emphasizes teaching how to eat like normal people. Unlike other NLP weight loss programs that try to train you to diet, McKenna trains you to eat normally. I try to follow his 4 golden rules. Dieting does nothing but make you focus on the foods you can't eat and we get in life exactly what we focus on.
"The second component is nutrients. I believe that my thyroid was completely underperforming and my hunger levels have drastically decreased since adding iodine, D3, magnesium and a greens product to my diet. I also take lots of essential oils such as cod liver oil, coconut oil and evening primrose. I learned about these nutrients through a book about fighting migraines and the added benefit was that they also helped my weight loss. People should research the type of iodine the body needs because it is not grocery store iodine. I have met so many people with serious thyroid issues lately.
"I am 55 years old and have never felt better. Thank you Jill and thank you Aubrey."
"I am a dancer and Oxycise has been great for me, I love it. Oxycise really makes me look and feel great. The breathing techniques are something we need to incorporate in our daily lifestyle, as we continue to stay fit and healthy. It's not just enough to lift weights, do aerobics, etc., there has to be an inner cleansing going on as well, to release the toxins that we take in on a daily basis.
"Oxycise enhances all the other workouts, and makes a person feel good on the inside and outside. It tones, shapes the body, while preparing the body to lose weight at the same time. Wow! What a wonderful feeling.
"I'm sharing pictures with you as well, to let see the results. I will be 46 on Jan. 30th and I feel great."
Janie began getting healthy and losing weight a couple of years ago, using a combination of aerobics, strength training and healthy eating. She had already lost 85-95 pounds when she discovered Oxycise! and has since made Oxycise! an integral part of her fitness routine, losing an additional 80-90 pounds.
"I have lost 175 pounds now and Oxycise! has been an important part of my routine for over a year. I tell people about it all the time! It literally changed my workouts. It increased my endurance for aerobic capacity. It also puts me in a better mood and motivates me to work out longer.
"I really do view Oxycise! as an essential component of my fitness routine. There are also times that I just do the breathing but not the stretches. I've done that for periods of more than an hour before and have come away with a genuine sense of euphoria. It clears my head like nothing else.
Beginning Statistics: Weight - 400, Size - 52/54
Before Starting Oxycise!: Weight - 305-315, Size 30/32
"In total, I have lost 24" off my hips, 16" off my waist, 15" off my bust, 15" off my chest (ribcage), 14" off each thigh and 6" off of my upper arms. I am now a size 20 (about a 16 on top) and I weigh just about 220. My goal is to be about a size 14 then we'll see from there. Don't know what my weight will be, since I'm pretty muscular now."
"A few years ago, I tried a different breathing/exercise video program, with little success. About two months ago, I pulled my videos out again in hopes that perhaps "this time" things would be different. Maybe I needed to do something differently to get different results. I decided to surf the Internet to learn more about how oxygen affects weight loss. That's when I came across your website!
"After spending about 2-1/2 hours at your website, learning about how Oxycise! works, reading some of the testimonials, reading Jill's story and seeing Jill's before and after photos (I want to look like that!), the seed was planted to try Oxycise!
"The next day, I wrote an e-mail message to Oxycise! to ask more about the program and was pleasantly surprised to see a response within less than 24 hours from Nancy and Julie--"real people" who sounded very down-to-earth! I think that's what finally sold me on ordering the Oxycise! program--the great service and the caring responses I received.
"I ordered the Oxycise! Level One and Level Two videos, the audio tape and the Oxycise! book near the end of May. They were in my mailbox by May 31st and I started the program on June 1st. (Ironically, it was June 1st, 1983, when I met my husband for the first time! I was a size 5-7 then and very happy with my weight and appearance.)
"I usually do either Oxycise! video at least once a day, sometimes both, and at least six days a week, alternating each video for variety. (I haven't used the other program since starting Oxycise!) When I'm driving in the car 15 minutes or more, I do the Oxycise! audio tape. When I started the Oxycise! program, I marked my measurements in red marker on one of the measuring tapes provided so I could clearly see my progress.
"As of July 1st, (one month later), I had lost over 5 inches in total (I have been measuring myself in six areas), with the majority in my waist and my arms. It's wonderful to see the new marker line moving away from the old measurement--in the right direction! My hips and thighs have been more stubborn with very minimal inch loss. However, my cellulite in these two areas has noticeably improved. My legs look more toned and they are starting to show better definition--I'm on my way, anyway.
"I have not lost any weight yet, in fact I have gained two pounds, but I recognize that I have been eating more calories than usual and, as confirmed by Julie at Oxycise!, muscle weighs more than fat. My abdomen, especially my waist, is much more toned and looks flatter than it has in some time--my husband has also commented that he's noticed a difference.
"The best part is that I went to the store to buy a pair of shorts and I have lost one size! I even tried on a different pair of shorts in size 10 to make sure it wasn't just a different fit. I can't tell you how thrilled I was! I have been wearing a size 12 for the last two years and this is the first time I was able to wear a size 10 in probably ten years! (The clothes that I am wearing now are probably going to soon need to be taken in or replaced. Darn, I hate to shop--just kidding!!)
"When I came back to work from the store, beaming after buying my new shorts, I told some of my co-workers and they wanted to know what I was doing! I explained the Oxycise! program and demonstrated the Basic Breath. I told them how easy it is and how little time it takes to do each day. They were asking how to visit your website. One of my co-workers explained the concept to her aerobics instructor who believes it makes sense as she uses deep breathing for healing.
"Another benefit has been the increased energy level. When I feel really tired at the end of the day, I do one of the Oxycise! videos and feel energized and ready to go again!
"Over the years I have tried many other programs with very little long-term success, some with no success--if I lost weight, it came back with a few extra pounds. In fact, when I told one of my sisters that I was starting Oxycise! she said, "It's just another flavour of the month. You've tried the Jane Fonda workout, aerobics, the stepper, Body Flex, etc., and now this. Well, let me know if it works." Well, IT DOES! I am amazed at how simple it really is and how little effort and time it takes. It's hard to believe something this easy works! This is something I KNOW I can stick with!
"I only did the other breathing program when no one was around because of the strange breathing technique and facial expressions needed to do it as it is taught--I found it was just too embarrassing to do in front of or within earshot of others. With Oxycise! I don't feel embarrassed or self-conscious, I "just do it!" Jill is down to earth and explains everything so well and the other participants on the videos are easy to relate to.
"One of the things I have found that keeps me so motivated is to read the testimonials on your website. Everyone's success level is different but encouraging. I have spent more time at your website visiting each section, enjoying all I have read. Your website is wonderful and very well organized! I also enjoy receiving your OxyChat! newsletter. It's nice to keep in touch with you! It's also neat to read the e-mails sent in to the OxyCenter with questions/answers, and words of encouragement.
"It's exciting to be doing something that offers so much hope to shed these unwanted pounds I have carried around for years. I want to feel really good again about how I look and enjoy shopping again for new clothes and not feel embarrassed to try on or wear a bathing suit. I know in another month that I will have lost more inches and hopefully some weight, and if not, then I know it WILL happen in time! By June 1st, 2000, I want to look the way I did when I first met my husband, and I believe I will. Regardless, I feel more energized and encouraged than I have in years!
"Thank you, Jill, for making your program available to the public. I will continue to tell others about Oxycise! and look forward to more successes. Meantime, I will continue to "keep on breathin'!"
Susan's Update from the Message Room (Including Congratulations and Comments from Jill)
This is THE BEST program!!!!
"Well, Oxycise! has done it again for me!!! Today, I went to the store to buy myself some new jeans since all my other jeans are too big now, and lo and behold, I've dropped another size. I actually got to buy a Size 8 pair of jeans--I haven't worn a size 8 since before I was married! That's two sizes I've lost in just 2-1/2 months! I swear I was almost touching the ceiling when I left the store!
Isn't it fun??? I remember the first time I fit in a size 12. I tried on several 14's and they were too big, so I started looking at the size 12 rack.
I kept thinking the the sales clerks were staring at me thinking, "What is that fat girl think she's doing trying to fit in a size 12."
I took 2 or 3 pairs of jeans into the dressing room, and they fit! I didn't trust the size yet, so I literally tried on 25 pairs of jeans in size 12 before I admitted to myself that I was actually that size. It was amazing to me.
"Yes, it was amazing to me, too (and fun!) I had to tell the clerk why I was so excited about trying on jeans!!! I told her all about Oxycise! and what a FANTASTIC program it is! I tried on a couple of size 10s before I realized it wasn't the make, it was ME! I had SHRUNK!!! I couldn't believe I was actually going back to the racks for the smallest size they sold! I still have more inches to lose and toning to do, but I'm still on a cloud thinking about it!
"I know my goal to be the same size I was on my June 1st, 2000, anniversary (one year Oxycise! and 17 years since the first day I met my husband) is totally within my reach, probably sooner!
"If I can do this program, ANYONE CAN!!!
"Thank you again, Jill!!! (Can't thank you enough!!!)"
"I was depressed and desperate about my weight and had given up on any social life at college. I sought out your program and did everything you said. Within three months I lost a total of 40 pounds and 6 inches from my waist! I've maintained that for nearly a year without a lot of effort and can fit in pants I wore in 10th grade. In fact, a pair of shorts that I couldn't even pull up over my hips are now baggy!
"It is so fun to be able to hike and run and do other activities now. But the most exciting of all is I'm getting married next week! If I hadn't made these body changes, I would have never had the confidence to meet my new husband!"
"I have been doing Oxycise for about 2 ½ weeks now. Being a Personal Trainer, Assistant Manager, and the club Aerobics Coordinator, I stay in pretty good shape. But I quit doing all forms of cardio and weight training... I wanted to see just how good it worked, so I became my own experiment...
"After doing it for just 2 ½ weeks, I went from 111 lbs to 109, from 25" to 24" waist, from 35" hips to 34 ½", and from a 21" thigh to 20 ½". But even better than all this was having members and one of my fellow trainers notice the difference. She walked by and squeezed my arm and did a double take because of the way it felt. She said, 'What have you been doing? Your arms feel great.' When I told her I hadn't as much as lifted a weight in a month, she almost fell over. It's been little comments like this that have encouraged me and proven that others notice too!
"It has also helped me with my hypoglycemia and my energy level. I was diagnosed about 2 months ago and I get terrible shakes and fatigue if I don't eat every 2 hours. I no longer get the shakes every 2 hours. I find that I can go longer before my symptoms begin to surface. This has made a world of difference at my job because I stay so busy.
"I'm so excited about this program and just can't wait to share it now that I know FIRST HAND how great it works!"
Lori gained 50 pounds during a difficult pregnancy and went from 140 to 190 lbs. Three months after her baby's birth she still weighed 190 lbs. She began using Oxycise! and has taken off 41pounds.
I asked Lori to send an email listing any other benefits she has noticed...
"Increased energy, less mood swings and moodiness, much more patient with kids and husband," increased self esteem and image, much better flexibility, better performance in other forms of exercise (I do jazzercize now too), easy to do at home with/without kids, doesn't cost anything, and eases PMS symptoms. Whew!! I didn't realize how long the list would be!"
Since starting Oxycise! Elaine has lost 26" (34" overall) and 34 pounds (45.8 lbs. total)
"I started Weight Watchers weighing 172.2 lbs. age 39...About a month later I saw Jill on TSC and ordered Oxycise!. I started Oxycise! along with my Weight Watchers program...
"I now wear a size 5 or 7. Wow, I feel like a new person. Oxycise! has done wonders for me. I have so much more energy, more stamina, I sleep better and deeper. I have just a general sense of well being that wasn't there before.
"Recently I have been competing in x-country ski events. I felt a little wiped out after but on the drive home I decided to do my commuter tape. What a great idea that was. By the time I got home I felt absolutely wonderful.
"I would like to thank Jill once again, for her wonderful program. It has changed my life for the better. Recently I introduced a friend to Oxycise! and she is down 4" in two weeks. Now she is becoming an Oxycise! faithful. I really attribute Oxycise and Weight Watchers for the wonderful changes in my life. Even my husband says my attitude is better."