Disclosure: 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. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. All opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee distributor.
I’m trying not to shed a tear as this is my last Shaklee 180™ post! While my 6 month journey with the Shaklee 180™ Program is coming to an end, it doesn’t necessarily mean that my journey to loose weight and get back in shape is over.
Thank You Shaklee 180™ for the last 6 months!
So this is it! The day I report my final Shaklee 180™ results. Like I said above, my weight loss journey is far from over. I knew that my overall weight loss goal could not be accomplished in a healthy fashion in the 6 month time frame. So I choose a goal of at least 40 lbs, which is half of my goal of 80 lbs. Not overwhelming myself with an unachievable goal in 6 months I think was the right move. I knew a 40 lb loss would be doable if I stuck with the program and got active. That is exactly what I did to my best ability…
First off before I reveal how much I lost during my 6 months participating in the Shaklee 180™ program, check out this side by side close up comparison of how I looked when I started, and an image of me from last night before I headed out for the night. Do you see a difference?
I admit, stepping on the scale and measuring my inches this morning made me quite nervous. These are my final Shaklee numbers! While I knew the program was working and I was loosing weight, I was nervous to see if I reached my goal or not…
August Shaklee 180™ Results
So let’s talk numbers now! So how did I do for August on Shaklee 180™? Here are my stats for 8/30/2013:
Weight: 178 lbs.
Weight loss of 41 lbs.
Inch loss of 26.5″
Here’s the breakdown of how much I lost around each body part:
So for the month of August, I lost 6 pounds, and 2.5″. It was more than the 4 pound loss I had been experiencing the last 2 months. While yes, I wish the number was bigger, I have to look at the whole picture. I’m down 41 lbs!! Earlier this year I weight 41 lbs heavier! Considering that my toddler is almost 40 lbs, I pretty much lost my child’s weight and more. I have to be proud of myself for that.
Here is a visual to see how much weight and inches I loss. I’m wearing the exact same outfit in both pictures. The pants are a Large from Old Navy, and the shirt is an XL from Gap. Needless to say, I actually now wear a Medium in Gap t-shirts! You can see in the picture all the way to the right that the shirt is now baggy and hangs in the front. Okay, I know I’m not smiling in the photo, I really meant to! I just had no idea they had already taken the picture.
After I hit publish on this post, I’m headed off to finish packing. Tomorrow I leave to go back up to Rhode Island to see my family. I can’t wait for them to see my weight loss, especially since many of them haven’t seen me since April!
A big part of the trip is that my brother is getting married. I’m a bridesmaid in the wedding. I’m thrilled that I’m in better shape and sporting a thinner figure for the wedding photos. I was fitted for my bridesmaid dress in April, and it arrived this month. When I put it on it was WAY too big! Luckily my tailor did a quick turn around on alterations. However when I went to try it on again, it had to be taken in even more! I guess not a bad problem to have though. I’m looking forward to a weekend of celebration with my family. While we are all celebrating my brother and his new wife, I can’t help but celebrate internally the strides I’m making to return to my former thinner self.
Thank you Shaklee 180™! Thank you thank you thank you! I feel like this was the accountability and jump start I needed to get moving. Shaklee 180™ wasn’t just a meal replacement program for me. I found support among the other wonderful bloggers I met in the program. I started to see a change in my body, and I got back into activities I had abandoned after having a baby. I started jogging, returned to kickball, and yoga thanks to Shaklee.
I’m super excited that I’ll be running my first 5K in a long long long time next week. It’s the Washington Redskins 5K as part of the Return to NFL Race Series! I can’t wait. Awhile back a friend told me we were doing the race and I really didn’t have a choice. At first I was hesitate, but I’m glad in the end he pushed me to register. I actually did a practice run this morning. While my time isn’t nearly as what it used to be when I was a runner, it still wasn’t as horrific as I thought it would be. Honestly, if I didn’t have the confidence I gained from being on the Shaklee 180™ program, I’d probably be dreading the race. While I’m still nervous, I’m super excited as well!
What You Need to Know
I struggled with weight loss in the past after having a baby. That was the first time in my life I found myself overweight and I had no clue what to do, or how to fix “the problem”. I struggled and struggled. When I was accepted into the Shaklee program, I was thrilled. Shaklee provided me the tools and support I need to move my life in a positive direction. They helped me regain my confidence back, and I now have faith I can keep going till I reach my final weight loss goal.
This program is not difficult. The shakes and easy to make. The meal bars and snack bars require no extra cooking. I have a shake for breakfast, and a bar for lunch. It’s so simple! There is a meal plan and suggestions to help you create your third meal. The Shaklee app is super useful as well in counting your calories and tracking your exercise. I honestly never knew weight loss would be this easy. If you are struggling with weight loss, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Shaklee 180™. You can see the proof for yourself that this program worked for me.
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AWESOME transformation. Is this shake gluten free??
Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says
Congratulations! You had great results for sure!
Little Miss Kate says
Way to GO!!!! Over 40 pounds is a HUGE success. Keep up the healthy lifestyle
Wow! You look awesome! Congrats on the weight loss!
You look amazing!! Your now slimmer face really shows off your great bone structure! Seems like a great program — keep up the healthy lifestyle!
Wow! Those are some great results. Keep up the great work!
Sarah Robinson says
Wow, great job! 41 pounds is amazing!! I can really see the difference!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
Wow, that is awesome!!! Congrats, what a successful journey you’ve had!! I really wish I’d start seeing this in Canadian stores!!!!
Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
I am so impressed! Congratulations on making your goal – you look amazing!
Amber (Metro Detroit Mommy) says
You look fantastic! You can see a huge transformation! I hope you get tons of compliments and positive praise in RI. You deserve it! Keep up the great work! You look like a completely different person:)
Meghan @JaMonkey says
Wow 41 pounds!!! That’s amazing
What a great transformation! You look so skinny now!
Amanda @ Marocmama says
That’s awesome! What a great job you did. It’s always nice to put the weight loss into perspective with a tangible thing (like a child!) I went mountain climbing last weekend and while it was hard, I imagined doing it with my 6 year old strapped on (as I’ve lost about as much as he weighs) and then it felt impossible. I think your positive attitude is going to make all the difference going forward!
Brittney Minor says
41 lbs! That is amazing! Great job!