So….today is the day! The final day that I am in the Shaklee 180™ blogger program. It has been 6 months! I remember thinking that 6 months would go by so slowly, but really, it zoomed by and I can’t believe that we’re done with the journey. Of course, I’ll never be done. Losing weight and keeping it off will be a life long journey for me!
The past month and a half have been the most challenging part of the program for me. Do you want to know why?
Of course you do!
I found out in the middle of July that we’re expecting our 7th baby! While babies are definitely a blessing and we’re super excited to have another child to love on, when I first found out, I thought…. oh no?! I’m in the middle of this weight loss thing with Shaklee. I don’t want to quit!! But then, I started researching it. I read that you can still use the shakes and meal replacement bars while you’re pregnant, but you’re not actively supposed to be trying to lose weight. You’re using the shakes and smoothies to help keep you in a good calorie range. Not gaining a bunch of weight is definitely the goal. So… I decided I’d still fulfill my commitment with Shaklee. After all, they’ve done amazing things for me and I love everything about the Shaklee 180™ program.
At first, I decided that I would carry on as normal and just not say anything about my pregnancy. That worked OK at first, but I forgot how early I begin showing. My tummy, which is already a problem area for me, just decides that it remembers being pregnant and begins to go back to that place as fast as it can. So then, I decided I’m going to have to explain myself just a little. 🙂
I did continue eating the meal bars and the shakes, but I found that I got sick to my stomach very easily, so I was a little hit and miss with them, depending on how I felt. Yes, welcome to pregnancy, Sarah! 🙂 I know I’ve done this before many times, but it’s always a shock in the beginning!
[*Other things to note about using Shaklee 180 while pregnant: You cannot use the Metabollic boost. You can use the Energizing Tea, as long as your doctor is OK with you having caffeine. Refer to the FAQ for more information. ]
So, I said all of that to say, that I did not progress any more in the month of August. 🙂 But… I’m still going to share my overall results with you while on Shaklee 180. The results were amazing! I love everything about Shaklee so far!
Are you ready to hear the results?
Total weight lost on Shaklee 180™ was 27 pounds!
Total inches lost on Shaklee 180™ was 42.25″!
The measurements were taken from the following places (keep in mind that my tummy is very problematic for me, so I measured above and below the belly button as well as at the belly button):
- Tummy (2″ above belly button): -5.25″
- Tummy (2″ below belly button): -9.5″ (amazing result here!)
- Tummy @ Belly button: -5.25″
- Bust: -4.25 (bras started fitting better!)
- RU Thigh: -2.75″
- RL Thigh: -.75″
- LU Thigh: – 3.25″
- LL Thigh: -1.75″
- ribcage: -2″
- neck: -1″
- l. calf: -.25″
- r. calf: -.75″
- l. arm: -1.25″
- r. arm: -1.25″
- Hips: -3″
The Shaklee approved inches to report are a much smaller sampling than I was keeping track of. They want us to report the following:
Arms, Waist, Hips, Bust
That total is equal to 15″.
When I began, I was super scared of giving up my eating habits. I wanted to lose weight, but didn’t want to put in the work to do so. I bit the bullet and began changing my habits one at a time. I lowered my consumption of processed foods and sugars and increased my consumption of vegetables and fruits. I started logging my food which was a huge eye opener for me!
I began seeing what huge results small changes could make. I began exercising and really started enjoying it! It began to become a lifestyle!
As time went on, I found that I was losing motivation. The newness wore off, but thankfully, I had the right tools at my fingertips. Knowing what I was eating for breakfast and lunch were a huge help to me! As was the support of the other bloggers in the blogger program. We found that we all struggled with motivation around the same time. As I learned to stay motivated, saying no to a candy bar in the grocery aisle was a no brainer. Why would I want to mess with my results?
Finding out I was pregnant was definitely a blow to the progress I was seeing, but I am so thankful I made the changes that I did! This means I start the pregnancy 27 pounds lighter! This means that I start with a whole lot less inches, too! This also means that I have months of brain training in place so that I can make wiser choices while pregnant! Shaklee 180™ has helped me to retrain my brain! Because I have not yet reached my final goal, I will continue to carry on, making healthier choices, not overeating and regularly exercising. This program has taught me that I really can lose the weight if I just put forth the effort. It has taught me to believe in myself and for that, I am forever grateful!
What You Should Know About Shaklee 180™
This is an awesome, doable plan! If you’re struggling with losing weight and keeping it off, consider giving Shaklee 180™ a try. I have outlined the 10 Things I Love About Shaklee 180™ in a vlog that I posted yesterday. I know it sounds cheesy, but for a weight loss program, I love absolutely everything about it! Do I wish I could eat what I want and not gain weight? Sure, that would be fun, but since I’ve proved to myself that I can’t, I appreciate the fact that Shaklee 180™ is easy to follow, takes the thinking out of it for me, is encouraging, and is delicious! Go watch the video though…it’ll tell you even more!
Read More About Shaklee & My Journey
If you’re interested in reading more about my journey on Shaklee 180™ , you can read through all of my posts here.
If you’re interested in learning more about the products go to my Shaklee 180™ site.
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2
pounds per week.