If you’re easily grossed out by morbidly obese people with their shirts off, now is the time to press the X!
Shaklee is sending me 6 month’s worth of their shakes, teas, and meal replacement bars in exchange for me trying out their program and telling you all about it. All opinions are 100% my own. You can find out more about healthy weight loss and Cinch, or even try the program for yourself.
The Cinch program has awesome tasting products that I think anyone wanting to lose weight will benefit from trying. Over the last 4 weeks I’ve found the one thing I’ve never had before: Inspiration (better known as Cinchspiration). I’ve also found music especially motivating and inspiring for me while I go on my nightly walk.
I start my Shaklee Cinch journey about 4 weeks ago (See my before photos), and to date I’ve lost 2 pounds. It’s been a struggle to see some of the other bloggers lose weight while I didn’t. And then I’d have friends say they’ve lost weight without working out, when I work out almost every day without fail, and it’s just even more frustrating.
I know I have a lot of things working against me, like my thyroid (that I don’t have health insurance to get medication for), and like my knee issues (that I’ve had since I was 12). I get migraines a lot, to the point of not being able to get out of bed and eat breakfast at a decent time, which really hinders my weight loss.
While I have these things working against me, I also have the drive to get up every day to eat healthy meals and workout until I’m drenched in sweat. While my weight loss is very slow right now, it’s still going in the right direction (down), so I’m trying hard not to get too discouraged.
I’m not going to lie, when I got weighed and measured today, I was really ticked off. I’ve worked my butt off all month and lost 2 pounds? 2 freaking pounds are you kidding me? I started thinking, my gosh, is it even worth it? I did all that work, put in all those hours, sweat my butt off, for TWO pounds?
But it’s more than two pounds. It’s my life, it’s my health, and even though the numbers are going down at a snail’s pace, I’m still improving my life and my body. Even when the number on the scale doesn’t change, something inside me does. Something inside me that gives me the willpower to say “no” to the candy bars in the checkout line. Something inside me that gives me the motivation to get out of bed even when I don’t want to. Something inside me that gives me the courage to post pictures like this for the world to see. That something is my Cinchspiration, and it’s taken years to find it… but it’s here and I will never let it go.
Week 1 Measurements VS Week 2 Measurements
Weight: 246 / 244
Shoulders: 44.5 / 45.0
Chest: 47.0 / 46.5
Waist: 49.0 / 48.0
Hips: 49.0 / 48.0
Thighs: 27.25 / 22.5
Arms: 13.5 / 13.5
Body Fat: 37.3% / 37.1
BMI: 31.6 / 31.3
So, I gained .5″ in my shoulders somehow, and .25″ in my thighs, but lost .5″ in my chest, 1″ in my waist and hips, and my body fat percentage and BMI both dropped a little.
Total Inches Lost: 2.5
I honestly think I’ve lost more in my chest, but the numbers aren’t matching up with that theory. I went from wearing an H, to an F, to a DD, over the course of the last 2 months or so. I’m barely filling out a DD now, so I’m thinking I just wore different clothing or something, I’m not sure.
Either way, like I said, I’m frustrated – just being honest, folks – but I’m also happy that the numbers are going down, even though it’s at a verrrrrry slow pace.