Weight Loss—It’s Time to Come Clean…

I feel I owe it to my readers to come clean about my The Food Lovers Fat Loss System. I embarked on a personal journey to lose weight and gain back my self esteem. My journey began last year in June (June 18, 2012 to be exact). I would love to say that it was easy, I did everything right just like I was supposed to and the weight just fell off, but then I would not only be lying to you, but I would also be lying to myself. So, today I'm going to explain exactly how my journey went and where I am on that journey today. My journey was to be a 6 month weight loss regimen. That was what I had signed up and committed to, and I was determined to still be standing tall (and lean) at the end of the journey. It was a tough six months, but with determination and the mindset to make this work (and there was a $10,000 prize on the line---now, THAT's motivation) I stuck it out, I lost a LOT of weight, 31 pounds to be exact, and I started to feel really good about myself. Now, if you know me well, … [Read more...]

Shaklee 180 and YOU!

As most of you already know, I was taking part in the Shaklee Cinch weight loss program over the last 6 months (from June-December) and I have lost quite a bit of weight, 30 pounds and 31 inches to be exact, please take a minute to read about my before and after weight loss. I have some big announcements to make about Shaklee and their weight loss program. Not only have they changed the name of the program, it is no longer Shaklee Cinch, but is now called Shaklee 180. Doesn't it have a nice ring to it? I think so! More info about Shaklee 180... Shaklee 180 is a weight loss program with clinically-tested products* that take you beyond Before & After to your happily ever After-After. This could quite possibly be the last weight-loss program you'll ever need (I mean that!) The first 90 days is devoted to losing the weight and the next 90 days are to learn how to keep it off. The shakes are delicious and now have a new yummy name, Shaklee Smoothees (I'm hungry just thinking about … [Read more...]

I Lost It—Waiting for Winners!

As I sit here I am on pins and needles waiting to find out who the 3 bloggers are that were chosen as the winners of the Shaklee Blogger weight loss competition. There were 50 bloggers chosen to take part in this journey to lose weight and find our confidence again. We laughed together, cried together and became great friends. I'm a little sad to see the program at an end, but I am happy to announce that there is going to be another blogger program, and they are going to choose 90 bloggers this time around! If you are interested in the new program you need to sign up for the Shaklee newsletter so that you may be among the first to know about the program, and you can apply! While we wait to find out who is going to be chosen for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, I would like to share with you my submission for the Shaklee Blog Spokesperson. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMaxoTFUWP4] Even if I am not chosen as one of the winners, I have already won. I have lost 30 pounds … [Read more...]

Weight Loss in Photos—6 Months Worth! #Cinchspiration

I know I have been talking about my weight quite a bit for the past 6 months, but it's honestly been something I have been struggling with for quite some time now. Ever since I have had children I have felt uncomfortable in my own skin. I have never felt beautiful or complete, and that is why I signed up to take part in the Shaklee Cinch challenge. I won't lie when I say that I was shocked to have been chosen as one of the 50 bloggers to take part in this challenge. It's really been a lot more than a challenge though (although it hasn't been easy and I have definitely had my challenges), but this opportunity has been a real blessing for myself and my family. I find myself feeling less stressed and having a lot more energy. I am doing more with my boys and am feeling happier and healthier. My life has truly changed...for the good. Please take a moment to watch the very short video of photos from day one up through month 6. I'm not finished! Be sure to stop back so you can follow me … [Read more...]

How I Lost the Weight in Just 6 Months #Shakleehq #Cinchspiration

I'm just going to start from the beginning. I would like for you take a minute to really get the full picture of who I was and who I am now, and why the Cinch Inch Loss plan means so much to me. When I graduated high school rather than going off to college like many of my friends were, I chose to go to modeling/acting school. Many people thought that I was wasting my money by doing something that wouldn't last throughout my lifetime, however I was determined to prove them wrong. I used my money that I had saved for this and I was going to put forth every effort in order to make it work. I had a lot of fun for a couple of years and it was great for my self esteem. You see, I was always very thin, however I viewed myself differently than others saw me. I never saw myself as being thin or pretty. I felt like I had weight that could be lost and I was average. I married at the young age of 18 and had my first child when I was just 19. We waited 3 years to have our second child and I did a … [Read more...]

6 Month Shaklee Cinch Update Vlog

It's a little sad for me to say that this is my final Cinch update. I have really enjoyed sharing my ups and downs with you, and that is why I'm not going to stop. I will continue to bring you all my weight loss ups, downs,tips and support, so please continue to stop by. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl6wJ7YiZaw] Visit the Shaklee Cinch Website for more information. < … [Read more...]

5 Month Weight Loss Update #Cinchspiration

Back in June I set out to lose 30 pounds by the end of this challenge. Now the challenge is 6 months, so many people thought I was crazy and that I was really pushing myself. Maybe, but I was willing to set my goal because that is where I really wanted to be. Now I have tried many diet plans in the past. I have lost a little weight here and a little there, but I have never stuck with them past a couple of months. Why do we so easily give up on ourselves? I am proud to say that I have found a diet plan that works for me. It's like it was meant for my body and was that little extra push that I needed. After having 5 children I honestly didn't think there was hope of ever getting my pre-pregnancy body back. And without further ado... My 5 Month Stats! Waist: 29.5 Inches Hips: 33 Inches Thighs: 20 Inches Chest: 34 1/2 Inches Weight: 138 Pounds Arms: 10 3/4 Inches Now I know if you are looking back on last month's stats those numbers haven't changed a whole lot, and … [Read more...]

Where am I After 5 Months–Weight Loss Update

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPxTRAHj1Zc] Lately everywhere I turn I see people posting about all they are thankful for. It's not that I'm not thankful, but I have failed to follow through with my thankful posts. I find myself getting busy with everyday life and it tends to slip down on my list of things to do. Today I want to say that not only am I thankful for my family, our health, our house and all of the other luxuries we have, but I'm thankful to have been given the opportunity of a lifetime. I am thankful to have been chosen by Shaklee as one of the 50 bloggers to take part in the Cinch Inch Loss plan. Now I could go on and on about all that it has done for me, but I am pretty sure you can tell from the photos. If you look at my before photo I don't look too happy. I wasn't, I wasn't even comfortable in my own skin, and no way was I going to be proud of showing that off! Now, just 5 months later, I am smiling and ready to take on the world---well, almost. I hope … [Read more...]