"We live in a beautiful 4,000-square-foot
home with an indoor swimming pool-along with a lifestyle we always
"I'll never forget that
long, dark night in 1992. Not sleeping, I went outside
to sit alone in my car at 2 a.m. so no one would see
me crying," says Ellie F..
"I hated myself for being unable to stop a lifelong
struggle between extreme weight gain and abusing my
body with diet pills," she admits. "We owed $15,000
in credit-card debt, and we were broke because I couldn't
"I sat there that night and prayed for help," Ellie
remembers. Two days later she found an Herbalife flyer
on her car windshield. "I knew in my heart it was from
an angel. When I learned about the quality of Herbalife
products, I borrowed from my mother and my last credit
"My story of losing weight in a healthy way became
my calling card as an Herbalife Distributor."
Ellie began her climb to the President's Team by wearing
bright colored T-shirts printed with the words "I lost
122 pounds!" in shiny black letters on front and back,
"so people can see me coming and going!"
"About $20,000 of my $30,000 monthly income is from
retail sales alone."
"To this day, I wear one of the printed shirts everywhere
I go," says Ellie. "Anyone I meet in the market, the
car wash or the movies gets a smile and a ‘how are you?'
I always bring Herbalife into the conversation, give
them my card, get their number and offer free samples."
Ellie, who made it to President's Team in 1998, says
she's made nearly $1.5 million from Herbalife since
she started. "My first Herbalife check was only $52,"
she says, "but it was a blessing at the time. We've
come a long way from our old, broken-down house!"
"We live in a beautiful 4,000-square-foot home with
an indoor swimming pool-along with a lifestyle we always