Six months ago, I had a hope, a dream, and a way to carry it out. Using Shaklee’s Cinch Inch Loss Program along with 49 other female bloggers on Team Cinchspiration, I would transform my eating habits and as a result, my weight would go down, my clothes would feel looser, and I would be a happier person.
I was at my father-in-law’s wedding when I got the news, this chance to change the course I was on, a direction that was taking me toward misery and poor health. I had never felt so uncomfortable in my own skin and I was desperate for a way to look and feel better.
In Month One, I lost 9.6 lbs. and 5 inches.
Month Two took another 4.8 lbs. and 4.25 inches from my body.
I lost another 9 lbs. and 1.6 inches in Month Three.
In Month Four, another 5.6 lbs. — Gone!
And last month, Month Five, I reported an additional 4.8 lbs. and 1.5 inches had bit the dust.
Today, I’m going to share my results for the sixth and final month of my Cinchspiration progress. But first, I want to tell you how I’m feeling. My goal was to lose 50 lbs. in six months and you’re about to see if I did that. It’s important to know if I did or didn’t, but I want to stress that I do feel good. I’ve accomplished quite a bit in regards to changing the way that I eat and why I eat. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you everything that I ate in a day. I snacked, I binged, I stuffed my face with anything and everything available. Today, by limiting the availability of bad-for-me treats and filling my body with the food I need to feel satisfied, I can show you exactly what I ate and I won’t be ashamed.
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Do I still eat sugar and snack foods? Yes, I think everyone needs delicious treats from time to time, but I don’t crave them like I used to and I’ve been able to cut off that cycle of mindless eating. Cinch’s shakes and meal bars provide the perfect amount of protein to get me through the day so that I don’t feel ravenously hungry for dinner.
Do I eat a perfect combination of fruits/veggies/proteins/whole grains every single day? No, but I eat in a way that feels right and satisfies my hunger without going overboard. Passing up a Sunday morning doughnut at church each week is tough, but my Cinch meal bar that I dutifully tuck into my purse keeps me from throwing away all of my progress.
I can’t tell you that I am working out 2 or more hours a day, but I am more active and my energy levels are the best they’ve been in years. I feel stronger and healthier than I have in a very long time, and I owe it all to the Shaklee Cinch program.
So really, what are the totals?? 🙂
|Weight Lost||Chest Inches Lost||Waist Inches Lost||Hip Inches Lost||Thigh Inches Lost||Arm Inches Lost||Overall Inches Lost|
|Actual -- Before/After||224.4 lbs. / 194 lbs.||41.3 inches / 38"||37.8" / 33.8"||49.3" / 46"||29.3" / 27"||15.8" / 13.5"||BMI - 32.2 / 27.8|
34.4 lbs. and 15 inches* lost in six months!
I didn’t quite meet my goal, but that’s okay, I don’t want to be done with this journey yet. I’m well on my way to being my best self. What’s with the weight gain this month? I’m chalking it up to two things: A very good day when I weighed in last month and Thanksgiving (darn you, stuffing and potatoes!). I did have some downward changes in my measurements this month, so I think it all makes sense. Also, my BMI went from 32.2 to 27.8!
I’m thrilled with what I’ve accomplished and I’m so thankful to those of you who have stuck around for the whole experience with me. Don’t go away yet, though! A video wrap-up is here and I want you to keep close while I continue shedding these pounds and whittling away at my waistline (by the way, my waist is back, y’all!). I need your support and encouragement!
Thank you Shaklee and friends! I couldn’t have done it without you!
Disclaimer: Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.
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