Shortly after I published my blog entry The “Lean and Fab” Lie and Fib, Reg was empowered to speak out and issue a statement:
To Everyone: I have NEVER used LEAN and FAB.And I don’t plan on endorsing it in any way. Please do not believe any false claims. I do not believe in magic and products that promise instant effects and unrealistic results.
My weight loss came from almost 2 years of blood and sweat, hardwork, diet and exercise. I have used Herbalife and USANA, but I still recommend exercise, effort, determination, and living a healthy lifestyle.
THERE IS NO OTHER WAY but DISCIPLINE AN IRON CLAD WILL AND COMMITMENT to achieve results.
It pains me to see my photos and story being used to fool and mislead people for the financial gain of some.
I made a decision to lose weight because I owe it to myself and I believe I am capable of change. I believe that I deserve all the rewards that come along being healthy. Most especially to inspire other people that they can do it too.
I am no FAN of ranting in the internet. BUT this has forced me to do so.
I have never written about my journey because frankly, I am in no way near my fitness goals, because it is a process, and it takes a lifetime of commitment to be healthy.
I am not LEAN nor FAB because losing weight is not just about that.
It is sooo much more than that. It is about a person telling herself, that I can do anything, achieving it, and exceeding expectations. It is about a person letting go of the past. It is about a person feeling happiness and freedom that is self-imposed. It is about choice. It is about change. It is about LIVING.
Reg spent the night (and the morning) here again. We of course asked for an update regarding the Lean and Fab fiasco. I expected her to say that the people behind Mean and Fab, este, Lean and Fab apologized and promised to take down her photos.
According to Reg, she posted her statement denying her use of Lean and Fab on the wall of the Lean and Fab Facebook Fanpage. But the moderator would just erase it. Then Reg would post again. Moderator would erase her post. This went on and on until finally, the posting of comments was disallowed the Lean and Fab moderator.
Ang foul ng ginawa ng moderator of Lean and Fab! Whatever your excuse is, kahit pa wala kang kinalaman sa pag-collage n’yan, Reg deserves an apology at least! You cannot just erase her sentiments like that without even assuring her that you would do what you can to rectify that mistake and saying how sorry you are.
In addition, remember that Reg already messaged a certain Nancy Go (who used her photo), but up to now this Nancy Go still has not taken down Reg’s photo. I have just gotten this screenshot seconds ago:
Well, it’s still there!
To those narrow-minded people who may be thinking that Reg and her friends should not really feel offended because of this “instant fame”—na pasalamat pa nga siya for her five seconds of fame—well consider this: What’s really offensive to us is the fact that we all saw how Reg worked hard—as in hard ha—to lose weight! And then these people would take advantage of her hard work to earn money! To quote one of Reg’s friends, Jezzie Agsaluna:
What i hate about what they did to you Mamay is more of raising false hopes in the hearts of young or adult women wanting to slim down. there is never an easy way in achieving a goal. Success is ten times sweeter if partnered with hard work and yes, a strong will. Having a strong heart is a must too.
‘Di ba? Imagine people buying this because they saw Regina’s transformation! Plus these claims!
EVEN IF, for the sake of argument, these claims were true (although I doubt this…like I said e ‘di sana wala nang mga gym, wala nang Belo, at lahat na payat), it’s still FOUL to have associated Reg’s weight loss with a product she has never even used.
I hope that the people behind Lean and Fab do what needs to be done, and not turn deaf ears to Reg’s pleas.
Tell me what you think!
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