Continuing my journey as a Shaklee 180 blogger on a journey to get fit and healthy…
I SO did not want to write this post. I even considered copping out and not posting pictures or measurements or anything. Because this was not my best month.
I had strep throat for the first time in my life. So that nixed a lot of the exercise.
We celebrated Memorial Day and my husband’s birthday. So that nixed a lot of the diet.
And it was just generally a busy and stressful month. Cue the cork popping off of the wine bottle.
Oh, and we went to Disney. Again. Now, I know you’re feeling really sorry for me at this point. But it was for work. I swear. I got invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and it was pretty awesome and amazing.
But something happens to me when I go to Disney. I eat well. I mean, it’s the happiest place on Earth so the calories don’t count, right? And all the walking SURELY negates any of the poor food choices I make, right?
Well, this happened:
I had my very first Pineapple Dole Whip at the Magic Kingdom. But I shared it with my son so only half of it counts.
And then this happened:
It was a TRYit! event where Disney chefs prepared healthy foods to encourage kids and families alike to try new foods. Doesn’t look so bad, right? But I probably shouldn’t have had two plates, dessert, and unlimited wine with it.
Oh, yeah, and then this happened:
I gain 5 pounds every time I look at this picture. This was from my Mother’s Day lunch at Chefs de France in Epcot. I won’t even tell you how the meal started with the most amazing cheesy French Onion Soup. And I won’t tell you how this creamy, buttery, cheesy goodness as finished by me in its entirety. But I will tell you that I skipped dessert. Mainly because I was too full for it.
And now you understand why I need to lose weight. It’s been years of choices like these that have added up on my waistline and hips and pretty much everywhere else (except my wrists – I have very skinny wrists).
And now you also know why I was dreading posting the results from this month.
Well, here’s what happened. After Disney, I came back and started going to the gym at least twice a week. I put my Striiv back on so I could start tracking my steps again. And I made sure I had those shakes and bars religiously.
And now for the results…
People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
Wait – where are weeks 9, 10, and 11? Well, I didn’t track them weekly. Mainly, because I felt discouraged and I didn’t want to see the wrong numbers staring me in the face. But despite all of that, I feel pretty good about this past month. Why?
Even though I had a rough month, I only gained 1/2 l in weight and 1/2 inch on my waist. And I actually lost an inch on my bust, 1/2 inch on my hips, and 1/2 inch on my upper arm!
I didn’t want to do the pictures either because I was afraid you wouldn’t be able to see a different. But you know what? I do! Especially in my arms.
The left side:
The right side:
What’s next? What’s going to make the month of June different for me? I’ve got a few reviews on the horizon, not only for Ellie sportswear (which just makes me feel cute and fit) but for a new program called DDP Yoga. I’m a little scared but I think it might get me some results.
Now that THAT’S over with, we can go back to our regularly scheduled program for a while. And in case I haven’t told you lately, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! I love every comment I get and every word of encouragement. You all help me not to feel like an idiot for doing this!
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. My opinions are my own.
Want to see how much progress I’ve made overall? You’ll have to go back and read all my Shaklee 180 posts because I’m not doing the final comparison until the end of 6 months!