340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions

340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Now
Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions #340lbs Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance...

Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions


#340lbs

Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance company does not have any surgical or non-surgical weight loss plans.  I can't even take advantage of the nutritional programs or proceed to my referral at the bariatric facility nearby.  Can you feel my tears running down my cheeks?
#slimpressions
God brought me to this inspiring woman named Amy Pedersen, CEO of Slimpressions. I fell in love with her story and loved seeing the website.  There is such a great group of people here … much like a family.  Looking at the products, I thought, “Yeah right, how am I going to fit into these?”  I wanted to order one online, but didn’t. What was I afraid of? What is the worst thing that could happen? It doesn’t fit and you send it back with their no hassle guarantee return policy. Then the emotions kick in, depression because you are too big yet … “you have such a beautiful face”, “you have a great heart”, “you are an amazing person” … YES BUT I AM FAT … I weigh 340lbs!
#suprisecomfybralette
Amy surprised me one day with a little brown bag.  Inside it was a Comfy Bralette. I took it home and tried it on and was so excited. It fit perfect.  It was soft, comfortable, supported me in all the right places and gave me so much confidence.  I was shocked … and yet I weigh 340lbs. Real shapewear for Real women! I get it. #Ibelieve I have very dear friend who has lost 180+ lbs. She has been such an inspiration to me personally and professionally.  My family, friends, Amy and Slimpressions are behind me.  What am I waiting for? So I started my diet 4/9/2016 because I am 340lbs. Not just because I failed my first physical ever and my doctor said I had to, but because I need this.  I drove to my prayer group at church last night and as I sat in silence, tears just fell. One by one, like a child slowly turning on a faucet. Soon, I simply lost control of all my emotions and felt naked in my skin bearing my soul in silence to God as he said, “Be Bold. Be Brave.” I opened up to my group and shared my struggle.  They prayed over me and I found continued strength through their healing words.
#strength
I don’t weigh 340lbs. Today I weigh 330lbs.  I have a weight loss of  10lbs in 10 days. This is the first post (of many) you will see of my weight loss journey. My first weight loss goal is 50x50. 50lbs by age 50 which will be coming up at the end of September. Slimpressions is not just a company with products on their website.  They care about OUR journey and are here to cheer us on.  The journey can be weight loss, career driven, family extension, inner healing, or retirement. As a community we all support on another and what better place than to let Slimpressions into your life, like I did mine.  #bebold  #bebrave Please "LIKE THIS" or SHARE so I know you are out there supporting my weight loss journey. I will keep writing, posting and sending prayers and blessings your way.   Dawn  04/19/2016 IMG_4483-e1462242488300     

FAQ’s

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How does Slimpressions compare to other shapewear garments? Each of our products was created with a specific problem area in mind. Our initial patented designs, The HavesTM and The Have NotsTM, revolutionized the shape wear industry by offering a unique combination of solutions for jelly belly, muffin top, back fat and arm flab in a single product. Unlike other
brands, Slimpressions maximizes compression while avoiding bulk and heat in our everyday, 
premium body shapers. We designed these to not only help you look good, but to feel good too. Made from a patented seamless process, Slimpressions mold and conform to every
body type. Other companies offer shapewear that is cut and sewn together, which ultimately 
sacrifices fit (unless, of c...

How does Slimpressions compare to other shapewear garments?

Each of our products was created with a specific problem area in mind. Our initial patented designs, The HavesTM and The Have NotsTM, revolutionized the shape wear industry by offering a unique combination of solutions for jelly belly, muffin top, back fat and arm flab in a single product. Unlike other
brands, Slimpressions maximizes compression while avoiding bulk and heat in our everyday, 
premium body shapers. We designed these to not only help you look good, but to feel good too. Made from a patented seamless process, Slimpressions mold and conform to every
body type. Other companies offer shapewear that is cut and sewn together, which ultimately 
sacrifices fit (unless, of course, you are shaped like a mannequin).

Does the Slimpressions Top SleekretTM collection only compress the arms?

No. While The Haves and The Have Nots feature a unique, patented design to control and smooth arm flab, the garments also have a ribbed, seamless midriff to compress back fat, muffin top, and lower waist bulge. The Skinny MiniTM, our slimming cami, provides the same back, midriff, and waist compression along with comfortable and adjustable spaghetti straps.Tanks A LotTM and Tanks A LittleTM offer the same great midriff and back fat solutions with higher back and wider straps while allowing for arm exposure.  For more info on all of our shape wear solutions, check out our Product Selector.

Will Slimpressions roll up at the waist?

Slimpressions has a long torso with extra support banding to fit snugly on your hips, reducing the chances of an untimely roll-up.  For best results, tuck Slimpressions in. On the off chance the shaper you chose doesn’t work for you, please contact us so we can exchange it for another size.

Where do you manufacture Slimpressions?

Slimpressions body slimmers are manufactured in the United States and in Canada.

What size is right for me?

To determine what size is right for you, visit our Product Selector.

What if my local store doesn’t sell Slimpressions?

By all means, encourage them to do so!  Although we’re particular about who we partner with, retailers can speak to someone from our team about the opportunity by applying here.  Until your favorite store carries Slimpressions, feel free to order directly here on our site.

How do you recommend washing Slimpressions?

Slimpressions shapewear was created for busy women by busy women. So, easy care was a prime consideration. Who has time to hand wash their underwear? For easy care and long-term durability, simply machine-wash your Slimpressions in cold water with like colors on the gentle cycle. To dry, place in the low heat dryer cycle or air dry on a hanger.

How do I return or exchange Slimpressions ordered online?

Our return policy is simple. We stand behind our shapewear and want you to be completely happy with it, so if for any reason you are not satisfied, just send us an email to returns@slimpressions.com and we’ll do whatever we can to make you happy. Your options are:
  • If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund or exchange – no questions asked.
  • Not happy with the size or style you chose? No problem. We can exchange it (or refund it if you prefer).
We’ll cover any shipping charge for the return or exchange so there’s no risk to you. Simply email us atreturns@slimpressions.com and we’ll send you a prepaid return label and instructions on how to return or exchange your order.

What if I have questions about my Slimpressions purchase?

We provide expert advice on the garments that we sell. If after reviewing the Product Selector, you have any questions, feel free to call us at 866-671-0906 so that we may help you choose just right item for you. Or send us an email to:info@slimpressions.com

What if I’m not happy with the size of the Slimpressions I purchased?

Although our sizing works for most, some prefer their shapers just a bit snugger or a bit looser. (Think pantyhose.) If you feel the size you chose is not perfect for you though, no problem. We are happy to exchange your garment for another size or you may return it for a full refund.

How do I put on / take off Slimpressions?

The best way to put your Slimpressions on is to simply step in, slide up and slim down (yes, even the Top
Sleekret products). You should always look for shapewear that you’re supposed to step in to. If you can easily slide it over
your head, ask yourself what it is really shaping after you get it on. When taking your Slimpressions off, just follow the
same process in reverse… start at the shoulders, pull down through the waist and the
hips, and then step out through the top.

Do I need to wear a bra with Slimpressions?

We definitely recommend wearing a bra with at least two of our products – The Have Nots and Tanks a Little both were designed for you to bring your own bra. The deep scoop front works with your bra to promote “the girls” by giving them a little boost.  The Haves, The Skinny Mini and Tanks A Lot allinclude a comfy bralette to lift and support without compressing your chest. You can you wear these shapers with or without your bra.

Does Slimpressions only compress the arms?

No. While our torso shapers, The Haves and The Have Nots, feature a patented design to control and smooth arm flab, the products also have a ribbed, seamless midriff to compress back fat, muffin top, and lower waist bulge. Based on our customers’ love of these products, we expanded the Slimpressions line to address a variety of problem areas. For all of our shape wear solutions, check out our Product Selector.

Can Slimpressions be worn year-round?

Our Slimpressions shapewear garments are very lightweight compared to other brands, yet provide significant body sculpting solutions. Made from Lycra® Spandex and Microfiber Nylon, Slimpressions maximize comfort and minimize heat while smoothing and shaping your body.

Hassle Free Returns and Exchanges

Our Easy-Peasy, No Hassle Return Policy Our Return and Exchange Policy is really simple. It’s based on our goal of wanting to make all of our customers happy. So, there’s no risk to you. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with the size or style that you chose, just ship it back to us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange. We’ll cover the cost of your return shipping. Just email us at returns@slimpressions.com and we’ll send you a pre-paid return label with return instructions. Need Help Ordering? Have A Question? Not sure which Slimpressions style is best for you? Unsure of what to get knowing you may prefer your body shapers a little snugger or a bit looser? If you have any questions about a produc...

Our Easy-Peasy, No Hassle Return Policy

Our Return and Exchange Policy is really simple. It’s based on our goal of wanting to make all of our customers happy. So, there’s no risk to you. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with the size or style that you chose, just ship it back to us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange. We’ll cover the cost of your return shipping. Just email us at returns@slimpressions.com and we’ll send you a pre-paid return label with return instructions.

Need Help Ordering? Have A Question?

Not sure which Slimpressions style is best for you? Unsure of what to get knowing you may prefer your body shapers a little snugger or a bit looser? If you have any questions about a product or sizing you can email us at info@slimpressions.com or call us at 866-671-0906.

Why Shapewear?

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Jen and I are often asked how we got into the shape clothing business. Candidly, our leap into the body shaper industry was inspired by my own personal need.  One cold winter morning, I was dropping my little ones off at preschool. I waved across the parking lot a friend who was about ten feet or so from me. When I stopped waving, however, something strange happened. Although my hand stopped waving, my arm flab did not! The embarrassing part was not the fact that I had arm flab. The embarrassing part was that I could see in my friend’s face that SHE SAW that I had arm flab. Now, I‘m a big fan of body slimmer. No pun intended! I thought I had just about every kind of body shaper for women in my personal shape clothing arsenal but I d...
Jen and I are often asked how we got into the shape clothing business. Candidly, our leap into the body shaper industry was inspired by my own personal need.  One cold winter morning, I was dropping my little ones off at preschool. I waved across the parking lot a friend who was about ten feet or so from me. When I stopped waving, however, something strange happened. Although my hand stopped waving, my arm flab did not! The embarrassing part was not the fact that I had arm flab. The embarrassing part was that I could see in my friend’s face that SHE SAW that I had arm flab.
Now, I‘m a big fan of body slimmer. No pun intended! I thought I had just about every kind of body shaper for women in my personal shape clothing arsenal but I did not have anything for arm flab. What I needed was an arm slimmer! On my way home, I called Jen and asked her to Google arm slim shaper and we could not find anything. Our business idea for Slimpressions® was born!
The initial idea was just an arm shaping slimmer for women’s shapewear. Basically two sleeves held together by a strip of fabric across the back. That sounded good on paper but what we found when we tested it was the fat had to go somewhere. J That “solve” was actually creating a lump somewhere else.
Based on our consumer research, we learned that women really longed for a body shaper that slimmed and sculpted jelly belly, muffin top, back fat AND arm flab. Finding a body slimmer for the midsection that actually stayed in place had been a challenge for most women and they begged us to make one. It was not easy but after three years of development, we proudly launched our patent-pending designs The Haves and The Have Nots to meet this need.  For more information on these flagship products, please visit slimpressions.com/catalog/the-top-sleekret-collection

Slimpressions Corporate Charity – Food for the Poor

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Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women. Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committe...
Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women. Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committed to helping the poorest of the poor in the world.  They run an extremely lean operation.  Only a few cents from every dollar go towards overhead expenses.  The rest is used to help those in need. 288250167.custom Jen and I are very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to house two families, provide livestock, school supplies, food, medicine and materials to help people to earn a livelihood in the Caribbean.  We’re well on our way toward our next goal as well.  We’re working hard to build a village in Haiti. Our project consists of 15 houses, 15 sanitation areas and a community center in a very desolate area of Haiti.  You can feel good knowing that a portion of your purchase of Slimpressions®body shapers go towards helping those less fortunate.  For more information about Food for the Poor and the village we’ve adopted, please visit their website.

www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte

Thank you so much for your support of Slimpressions shapewear and Food for the Poor. – Amy Pedersen