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Right from the beginning, her life was littered with comments like:
“Your legs look like Jello,”
“Jill, let’s you and I go on a diet,”
“You look like a walking garbage can,”
“The only thing thin on you is your ankles,” and
“Looks like you’ve had too many mashed potatoes.”
When other teenagers were demonstrating the madcap physical prowess that comes with adolescence, Jill had already settled into a matronly routine with size 16 pants.
There was loneliness, isolation, embarrassment, and humiliation. There was also constant searching for a way out through diets, starvation, deprivation, spas, you name it. Coming from a family of physicians, there was also constant medical advice and prodding. Without knowing it, Jill Johnson had started on the personal quest that would save not only herself but thousands of people trapped by fat.
Over the course of many years, Jill, like most overweight people, experimented with lots of ways to lose the weight. In the short-term she often lost weight… just like many people do. However, the weight always came back, and usually more of it. Childbearing made the weight situation worse, just like it does for most women. But nothing kept the weight off. By this time, it was no longer a question of just looking better. Short-winded, her 5′ 7″ frame loaded with over 190 pounds, suffering from acute back pain, facing the prospect of surgery, there were major health issues. But where was the solution?
The first insight came in a Weight Watchers class (like millions, Jill was now in, now out of this multi-million member group). One day, looking at all the overweight people, people just like herself, all trying so hard and not succeeding, there was the crucial realization that unless her thinking changed about chronic weight and how to lose it, a lifetime’s lack of results would continue. In other words, success was predicated upon a new way of approaching the problem of weight loss, not simply trying to improve methods which, for years, hadn’t work…not just for herself but for the fat, unhappy people she saw around her.
Her friends were trying every conceivable method of losing weight, but weren’t succeeding. They were buying into every kind of successfully marketed weight loss product, gadget or procedure, but they weren’t losing weight. They were under the personal care of physicians… but that wasn’t working either. In other words, one man-made solution after another was failing, and not just failing but exacerbating the problem.
The solution was to go back to basics… to go back to nature. To realize that quick fixes, instant results, and fat-loss procedures propelled by guilt just weren’t going to work. The result was a bonfire of the vanities when the pills, diet foods and treats, plastic and metal machines and all the rest of a lifetime of weight reduction gimmicks were literally thrown away. It was an incredibly liberating experience… a true break from a lifetime of things that not only didn’t work… but could never work!
Destroying the fat-loss gimmicks didn’t lead to the solution to the problem… but by getting off the beaten path that merely led to more of the same, it opened up the prospect of finding the truth about weight loss.
Fat Oxidizes Into Carbon Dioxide
The result was a multi-year search through both the popular and medical literature, both Western and Eastern, to see what people really “knew” about fat loss. Then one day, like Archimedes of old, it happened. In a physiology textbook there it was: fat oxidizes into carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the main product of fat cell oxidation. No weight loss book or lecture had ever said this… and the implications were dramatic. If the word “eureka” didn’t pop out just then, it certainly hovered in the air!
In short order the important implications of this discovery started to pour forth. If fat oxidizes into carbon dioxide… then developing superior breathing, with the infusion of oxygen into all the body’s cells would offer dramatic fat reduction results. Naturally. Just as nature always intended.
Jill experimented with different ways of fueling her body with the three essentials of human life – oxygen, food and water. She tried different ways of breathing… at different times. Result? She lost over 50 POUNDS in 6 MONTHS. A first. She’d never lost so much or felt so good. The methods worked. And they worked, too, through the challenge of her fourth pregnancy.
To millions of women, pregnancy often brings despair because of the weight gain and loss of body tone. She knew this well. It had happened to her before! But this time was different. Her new methods were effective and easy to maintain. Instead of being mimicked as she waddled along, her acquaintances were surprised that her healthy baby arrived at full term because she looked so small. Another important milestone.
For years and literally thousands of hours of research, Jill perfected her techniques and, at the urging of friends and family, began to share them through classes. The results she had already seen in her own life were now duplicated over and over again in the lives of others, all weary veterans of the endless war against chronic weight problems. And with results, grateful testimonials poured in. Here were methods that weren’t based on special foods, deprivation, starvation, invasive pills and powders, or carefully measuring every bite, gadgets, machines, expensive regimes in special places wearing special clothes.
Here were methods that got rid of the fat naturally, kept if off, and produced dramatic health benefits. Here was the Oxycise! System… based on effectively using oxygen, which is available for free all around us, and which, as nature intended, is the crucial element for oxidizing fat and supporting each of us at our natural, productive body weight.
One Woman’s Quest, A Lifetime of Benefits For Thousands
Jill Johnson loves the mountains of Colorado, and all the outdoor activities they offer. Now she snow skis expert terrain, mountain bikes, scuba dives, water-skis, windsurfs, and joins in major hikes – without any preconditioning besides Oxycise! Her health is as perfect as possible.
The chubby child, the overweight teenager, the prematurely matronly young woman in the size 16 pants are still there, of course, in memory. However, they have a different purpose now. First they remind Jill of how far she has come in her own life; more importantly, they enable her to empathize with the millions of people who are still trapped in their overweight prisons. She not only brings a message of hope, but also sound information to help people from all walks of life take off excess weight, keep it off, stay healthy and live the active, enjoyable lives we are all supposed to have.
One especially beautiful morning, she grabbed her teenage kids and picked a place on the map to go hiking. It turned out to be a fairly difficult 14-mile hike, but they had a wonderful time – the kind of day everyone remembers fondly because it is everything a day with the family is supposed to be. Returning to their car, they found two women walking fast, pumping their arms, puffing and not talking, never looking up, grumpy looks on their faces, obviously out to “exercise.” Her son, Ryan, remarked, “It’s too bad those ladies don’t Oxycise! Then they could just come up to the mountains and enjoy themselves.”
Exactly. Which is why our quest continues.
Immediately after I started Oxycise! I got my joy for living back
Not only did I lose the 20 lbs which I had gained over the past 10 years (in a hurry 2 – 3 months) but for me the biggest benefit is the increased energy and joy for living that I feel when I do the program faithfully (4 – 5 times a week). The last year has shown me how to take control not only of my weight and energy level but also my feelings of well-being.
If I feel this good at 75 then anyone can do it and succeed
Much to my surprise I started and I felt a lot better after the first week. My breathing was good and my energy level was on the rise. In fact I fired the lawn man and am now doing all of the yard work and singing again in Church, and the breath is good. I have so many rewards for doing your program I can’t believe them all. …I have lost 50+ pounds, 6 sizes, and have the energy of being about 20 years younger.
I figured I was just going to have to accept the fact that my body was aging
I have been doing Oxycise! 6 days a week and I LOVE it! It’s just so easy and convenient. My legs and calves and arms feel much tighter and more toned. The ‘jiggle’ in my buttocks has tightened. My waist is smaller. My skin is clearer now. I have even noticed that the whites of my eyes look whiter. I feel more healthy now than I have ever felt with ANY exercise I have done in the past.
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!
In two years of Oxycising, I have dropped 40 pounds
My strength, stamina, endurance, and lung capacity have increased enormously, not to mention my confidence and self-esteem. Climbing stairs and walking up hills are no longer exercises in futility; I can take both quite easily and do so more than ever before. My clothes fit like they are supposed to; my outlook on life is considerably more upbeat and positive; plus, I’m in the best shape (mentally and physically) I’ve ever been–even my doctor is impressed.
I can honestly say my body is better than it has ever been
I think the most exciting thing is that I feel like I’m 16. I would not have ever believed that I could breath and stretch and totally change the shape of my body. My skin seems tighter all over and my complexion is rosy. The breathing and the exercises are so powerful it hard to explain to people. Even my husband can’t believe the change. He has had friends ask him if I had been lipoed.
If my enthusiasm encourages anyone to try or stick with Oxycise!, I will be happy
If there were an award for the greatest contribution in physical fitness programs, Jill would win the prize. You have designed a program that EVERYONE can do regardless of their fitness level. You teach us the importance of breathing, and how to breathe. You teach us the positions that will strengthen our muscles and keep our joints flexible.
I wanted something I could do in the comfort of my home without having to join a gym…I have found it!
Since starting Oxycise! I have lost 10 pounds and 11 inches…Plus, I have had a ton of other benefits. My skin is brighter, my eyes are brighter, I have a lot more energy, and I feel so much thinner! I actually see muscles for the first time since high school. (I was on the swim team in high school and swam or worked with weights every day.) It’s hard to believe that I have only lost 10 pounds…it feels like so much more! 🙂
After 20 years of hell, I can actually see a light at the end of the longest, darkest tunnel anyone can imagine
Jill, if they could canonize a person for making people healthy, happy, and hopeful, then you get my vote. I have spent many long hours crying myself to sleep, begging for a miracle by the morning. Nothing ever happened until you came into my life. Both my husband and son can’t believe the difference. Please accept my sincerest and deepest thanks for making a miracle happen.
I am free of the diet shackles and the guilt ridden meals
I have lost 11 inches and 4 pounds, I lost 5 inches the first week! I feel better about myself because I don’t feel like such a failure anymore. I used to run every day and I would get on the scale and it went nowhere and I felt helpless… I am free to look to the future with happiness rather than dread.
Amazingly my weight has gone from 410 pounds to 200
At first I was skeptical, but I wanted to do something-anything-to lose the weight. I’m so grateful that I decided to order Oxycise! Level 1. I was able to burn off the excess fat right away and didn’t even break a sweat! The deep-breathing technique you have developed is so effective, so amazing. Not only has it helped me to lose weight…
I love life again, and I can’t remember being so in love with life as I am now
I have been using Oxycise! for seven weeks and to date, have lost 11 pounds and 10 ¼ inches! I have tried conventional aerobic exercise and dieting, and got absolutely nowhere…but the benefits haven’t stopped at weight loss…I simply don’t recall a time in my life where I felt this good, for this long…and I was one of those people that would literally wake up in the morning, wishing the day would end.
I was very skeptical
“I decided not to do any other exercises so I could see how your plan worked. Because I felt if this worked I could do this anywhere any time. SURPRISINGLY after just one week I lost 1 inch off my chest, 2 inches off my waist 1 inch off my hips, and 2 inches off my thighs. And I lost 2 lbs. That’s 6 inches in one week. I was blown away. How could something so easy work like this.”
What Oxycise! has done to my life, you can’t put a price tag on
“This Oxycise! system has so many advantages. I didn’t need any fancy (expensive) equipment, I didn’t have to pay big bucks to belong to an organization, I didn’t have to buy any re-order portions, I didn’t have to deprive myself of delicious foods, and I didn’t have to leave home in bad weather to have a complete health-conscious workout. See, there is no excuse today not to look good. Anyone can be healthier and feel great about themselves if they only CHOOSE to make a commitment and invest the time in themselves.”
I felt like I would never be comfortable with my body again
I now am wearing a size 8, and have a goal of a healthy size 6. I feel great, and every time I Oxycise I feel so much energy afterwards, and it immediately boosts my mood. My skin feels firmer, my cellulite has faded, and my tummy muscles are stronger than they were before my c-section. I am so grateful for this system.
I lost 26″ and 34 pounds
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. It has changed my life for the better.