About two weeks ago, I stopped using the Shaklee and Cinch products. I had tried the program faithfully for about a month, and didn’t lose a single pound – or inch. I was beyond frustrated. I wasn’t eating enough calories, so I quit the Cinch for a few days, upped my calories, and lost two pounds! I was excited! I went back on the program, and kept my calories a little higher than before, but gained those 2 pounds back – and then some. I was working out, eating healthy foods, taking the Shaklee supplements, drinking TONS of water, and at a stand still with my weight loss. To be quite honest, I was pissed. Before I started the weight loss program, I had lost a few pounds, so Cinch put a halt on my weight loss and I was mad – at myself for signing up for a program when I knew I could do it on my own.
I know Cinch works for some people – out of the 50 bloggers that are participating, a few ARE losing a lot of weight! I know our bodies are all different, and that has a lot to do with it, but I really just needed to show you guys that you can lose weight on your own without spending $300 a month on weight loss products, so I quit Cinch.
Since Quitting Cinch…
The program helped me a lot with motivation. The group got me walking and I’m thankful for that because I have never walked outside before for exercise, and I needed that push! So I am still walking almost every night, I’m still drinking a ton of water, and I’m eating healthy foods. The other day, I had a mocha frappe. Yesterday, I had four Rolos. I’m not depriving myself by any means, just making healthier food choices and using moderation. I would usually eat like 15 Rolos, and get a large mocha. But I got a small and it satisfied my sweet tooth and my coffee craving, without all of the calories.
I have been walking at least 2 miles each night. I aim for 3 or 4 but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I generally burn 600-800 calories if I walk for an hour. I have been going to the gym at least 3 times a week, for 30 minutes, at 6AM. I am NOT a morning person. I HATE the gym. But I know I have to do it, so I do it.
My current weight
I weighed in this morning. I started Cinch at 246.6. I lost the 2 pounds and then gained them back, and was up to 248.0 pounds. Please ignore my Shrek feet – I keep them in the photos so you guys know it’s me each time! :)
239.6 pounds – 7.4 pounds lost!
In a little under 2 weeks, I’ve lost SEVEN pounds! I’m so excited. And actually, the first week I was off Cinch, I lost nearly 6 pounds. So this last week was only a 2 pound loss, but that’s MUCH better than I was doing ON the program, so I have to say that even though I’m thankful I was given the opportunity to win $10,000 by sticking with Cinch, I had to let it go. $10,000 is not worth my health. It’s not worth me being dishonest. I had to get on track with my weight loss and I think I finally found my groove! My goal weight is 200 pounds. After I get there, I will reevaluate, so that means I only have 40 pounds left to lose. I started with needing to lose 60!! I am so happy!
You guys motivate me! The comments, the emails, the responses on Facebook, YOU are what pushes me to get off my ass, so please keep it up! I appreciate it more than you know!!
I will be posting new photos in a week or two! Did you see my BEFORE photos yet?