Well here we are...6 months later. I can hardly believe that 6 short months ago I was nervously starting on this journey. If you are just joining in on this journey, or if you missed some of my posts, feel free to check them out here.
As a recap, here is my before photo:
When I first started Shaklee 180, my goal was to lose at least 20 lbs. I honestly was so focused on the extra weight that I didn't really care about focusing on any other goals. Weight loss was my only goal. I honestly thought it was going to be a "magic solution" and fall right off. Well, guess what?!? It didn't. In fact, for the first 2 months straight, I had my Shaklee shake or bar for at least 2 meals, and made sure my third meal was a healthy one, and yet the number on the scale never changed. With month 3, I started to cheat a bit here and there. Once summer hit, it was even more hit and miss with me always being on the go. However, that is where the bars, or even a shake on the run, came in handy.
So how much did I lose? Here is my after pic.
Yep, you read that right! 0 pounds and 2 inches overall.
So do I feel like the program failed me? Absolutely not! If anything, I failed the program by choice. It's hard to say that had I been more consistent I would have for sure lost weight and more inches. I will never know that. However, even though I didn't lose the weight I wanted to, I learned something I desperately needed to learn. I learned to value my body in the now. No matter how it looks with 20+ extra pounds, saggy skin, etc. This is my body. It has held two babies within it, and cradled three in my arms. It cooks, cleans, runs, walks, gets on the floor and plays with children, and falls into bed exhausted at night. Shaklee taught me to stop living my life in the "If only my body was 10 lbs. lighter" stage and instead, live it now. I call that a success and for that I will be forever grateful!
So what do I want you, as the reader to know about the Shaklee 180 system? If you think it's going to be easy, think again. You still have to work hard at eating right, exercising, being consistent, etc. However, also realize that if you do choose to try Shaklee 180 and find yourself not losing much in weight, realize that your thinking process about food and yourself could be changed for the better. If you are like me, you may find that alone is worth it in the end!
Thank you for joining me and cheering me on in this journey. To me, it has only just begun. If you want to know more about Shaklee, especially the Shaklee 180 system, please look here.
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.
People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week