Back at the beginning of March, I vlogged about why I was joining the Shaklee 180 program to lose weight. I said that it didn’t matter what the scale told me…that if I didn’t lose one pound but look and feel better that it would be fine with me. I’m eating my words now (no pun intended). The scale numbers can suck it.
Shaklee 180 Month 1 Results
After following the Shaklee 180 program – drinking a smoothie for breakfast, eating a meal bar for lunch, and then a healthy dinner, I only lost 2.8 pounds over the course of a month.
This is frustrating for me because on this program, the average weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. I should have at least lost 4 pounds! BUT…I’ve also been exercising like crazy. While a may not have lose any scale pounds, I have lost 10.4 inches overall and I’ve lost 7.81 pounds of fat mass! So while the scale might not be showing it, the pounds are definitely falling off and converting into lean body mass. And I am good with that!
During this first month on the Shaklee 180 program, I have also learned a lot.
I am more aware of what I’m eating calories and nutritionally-wise.
The smoothies are easy, convenient, yummy, and I don’t want to skip them…I look forward to them. This is progress for me since before if I could’t find anything to eat for a meal I wouldn’t eat. Then I would shovel in whatever junk food I could find later.
I’m eating much less crap and more healthy foods throughout the day. And while I do “cheat” once or twice a week, I don’t binge the entire day – I select a meal or portion of the day to cheat during, and eat healthy the remainder of the day.
I’m not a fan of the meal bars, I prefer the Shaklee smoothies. They do taste good, but the smoothies are fresher, sweeter, and tastier. But the meal bars are so much more convenient when I’m out and about. They are easy to pack up and take with me when I’m not sure what the day will bring.
I said those scale numbers aren’t important, but I lied. I am bummed I didn’t lose more. Right now I’m skinny fat…I have a thin build and look like I’m skinnier than I am. But I’m 8% away from my fat mass goal of 22% which is healthy for women my height and weight.
I don’t want to just be skinny, I want to be fit and healthy.
I have to keep telling myself that it took me a lot longer than a month to get this out of shape and that it’s going to take a lot longer to see major changes. But I’m in it for the long haul.
I want to look good in clothes AND out of them. So I’m just going to keep trucking along using the Shaklee 180 program and enjoying my new healthy lifestyle. Once I got past being hungry during the first couple of weeks, I actually started looking forward to eating and exercising better (and more!) than I have ever before!
All that being said, I am loving the Shaklee 180 program and I’m still just as excited to be a Shaklee blogger! If you want to learn more about my exercise program and those results, you can check them out here.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I will be receiving free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.