Last week I excitedly announced that I was chosen to be one of the new Shaklee 180 bloggers! I can’t tell you how many times I checked back on the Shaklee site to see if this was real. Was my blog really listed? Am I really going to be a Shaklee 180 blogger? It wasn’t long before the email popped up in my inbox confirming so. I then quickly posted to let my readers know the news and my excitement. With 460 applicants, I feel honored and humbled to be chosen as one of the 90.
Last night it started to hit me how real this is, and how bad I really do want to get in shape. I’ve done various programs in the past that have worked short term, but this time it seems different. I’m preparing for a life style change, and I couldn’t be more happy.
As I mentioned before, at the end of summer, I’ll be a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. I was beyond excited, but nervous at the same time. To be blunt, I see myself as the “fat girl” among the “skinnies” when it comes to the bridal party. Now with the support of Shaklee 180 and the other fabulous bloggers on the program, I’m ready to get this journey started. Not only do I want to look fabulous come September, but I want to be back in shape like I was prior to pregnancy.
Now I’m 5’6″, and have always had curves. I’ve always been top-heavy, and had a big butt, but with small hips. I like having those curves. I don’t want to be stick thin. I just want to feel confident in a bikini again. I went through most of my life in shape and secure. After having a baby, I found myself in a body I didn’t like. The more I tried to do something about it, and it didn’t work, the more stressed and upset I became.
Looking above, the first 2 pictures on the left I’m at 150 lbs, which is what I’m setting my goal weight at. While of course I would love to loose more, it is a weight I’m comfortable at. The middle picture I’m in the 170s-180s just days after giving birth. The second pictures from the picture was taken when I was in the 190s-200s. The last picture on the right was taken last week. I have yet to step on the scale, but I have a feeling I’m in the 190s-200 range. I guess that will be confirmed when I start Shaklee 180! As I admit that is probably my weight, I feel embarrassed, mortified, and like a failure.
I hope you join this journey with me and follow not only my progress, but those of my fellow bloggers! Simply check out the #Shaklee180 hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media to see how we are doing!
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.