My Shaklee Journey So Far #ShakleeBlogger

Last year I went to my OBGYN and complained about how tired I was.  She did some blood tests and called me a few days later.  Apparently I had the cholesterol of a trucker and the Vitamin D levels of a hoarder.   She suggested that I take a vitamin D supplement, stop living like a shut in and lose some weight.  I have known I was overweight, so it is not like it was a surprise, but I have always been healthy so I figured I was fine.

It was a strange feeling to have my body betray me in this way.  I know that might sound crazy but that is how I felt.  Betrayed.  Suddenly I am confronted with being almost 40 and being mortal.

I was reminded of growing up and seeing my mother and how unhappy she was with her body.  I remember her pulling on the fat on her stomach and complaining about the stretch marks.  She always said how she hated her body, how having kids had ruined it.  It hit me, one day when I got out of the shower and looked in the mirror, that I looked just like my mother.  Talk about a wake up call.  I remember thinking I never wanted my body to look like hers.  Used and wasted.

So, I then went to my primary.  He concurred that I needed to lose 20 lbs or so.  Well, at the time of my appointment I was 162 pounds.  I am 5’2″ so that is a lot for me.  I know I would be much more comfortable in the 140 range, but it has seemed so daunting.

The thing is that every spring I get so excited when I pull out my flip-flops!  Then I put on my shorts from last year and they are snug, so I buy new ones.  Then the next year it repeats itself.   Flip Flop! Tight shorts :( … New shorts.

Obviously this is a problem.  So here I am.  38 years old, over weight, under exercised, over cholesterolled, under vitamin d’ed, oversized, underwhelmed.

What to do?

I started Shaklee.

shaklee before pictures

My before pictures- obviously apple shaped.

In the last month I have made some great changes.  Ashtanga yoga twice a week (that crap burns almost 400 calories!).  Walking 5 times a week, about 45 minutes to an hour.  Tennis, or my attempt at it 2 times a week.  2 shakes a day with Shaklee, low-calorie snacks, dinner with the fam.  I am averaging between 1200-1400 calories a day.

Guess what?  I have not lost a pound.  I have lost 3 inches.  What can I say? My fat loves me.  I am lovable.  And extremely attractive to fat.  Call me a fat magnet.

Honestly, I am feeling pretty crappy.  But I will persevere.  I will not give up in my quest to wear the same shorts I wore the year before!  I will lower my trucker cholesterol and I will lose weight!  I have another appointmet with my doctor and new tests to take, so hopefully I can find out why I have not lost weight, even though I know I have cut down on my calories and upped my exercise.  Wish me luck!

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This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

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  1. Can’t wait to read more of your journey. I know you can do it.
    Katherine G recently posted..How Much Does Your Past Affect How You Raise Your ChildrenMy Profile

  2. I bet you HAVE lost fat, you’ve just replaced it with lean mean muscle! Really, though, it’s all about how you FEEL.
    Where are you taking yoga?
    Also, I’ve never thought of you as living like a shut-in – you and your family are always out walking!

  3. 3 inches is still a loss!! Keep up the work, I’m sure in no time you’ll see the scale drop :)
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  4. Your post made me laugh, but only because can relate and you put a funny spin on things. I’ve only lost 4 pounds, BUT I’v lost inches and feel like some of the fat rolls, have moved out. So stick with it, we can do it!
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  5. It sounds like you are losing weight because you lost inches I bet you’ve gained some muscle so the scale is fooling you! Keep up the good work
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