I’m a people pleaser but usually end up leaving one person of of the equation of people pleasing. That person? Me. I’m a wife, mom, friend, blogger and many other titles. One title that I wish I had but can not for the life of me achieve is happy. Its not a job description, it’s a way to live my life and feel about myself and everything in my life and sadly I am far from it right now.
When I have people I am close to and care deeply about tell me that they don’t know if they want to be a part of my life anymore it hurt deeply. When life piled on the hurt, feeling of zero self worth and hatred I felt towards myself I piled the food on my plate. I am an emotional eater. When I was not getting the feeling of comfort I needed I made my own. Bad day? Have some junk.
I was considered underweight all through high school and up until my 20′s. I was 125 lbs and that’s not all that good for a 5′ 7″ body. I then gained 70 lbs during my pregnancy with Little B. I joined a gym and went from 195 to 160 which was a good weight to be in the healthy range for my body. As soon as I was down to a reasonable weight? I started gaining weight again when I got pregnant with Baby B. This pregnancy I gained 75 lbs. Both of my boys were 9+ lb babies. When I gave birth to Baby B I stood on the scale at 235 lbs. I worked on my lifestyle and managed to get my weight down to the 170′s. Then things started going downhill for me and that is when I gave up on myself and the weight started increasing but this time I didn’t care.
It has been a few months and in that time I have gained more weight than I realized. My current weight is 195 lbs. After some soul searching, decision making and tough realizations I know that I am unhealthy and that I need to better myself not only for me but for my boys and those important to me in my life. I need to be around for them for as long as possible and I need to be not only physically healthy but mentally as well. I have made up my mind that I need change.
I came across a opportunity in one of my networking groups to apply to be a part of 50 female bloggers who would be chosen to use Cinch inch loss plan from Shaklee. Not thinking the least bit that I would make the cut out of the 250+ ladies that applied but I did as I am doing now and poured my story out to be read. I was so surprised when the announcement for the 50 Team #Cinchspiration bloggers were announced and Mama Bee was on the list! I cried (a lot) then had to head off to Reviewer’s Retreat for 3 days and during that time it sank it that this is really happening. I have been given a chance for change and I am taking it head on. With Cinch the average weight loss is 15 lbs in 12 weeks. If I can meet the average loss for 6 months I can be back down to my healthy weight range of the 160′s by the holidays.
For the next 6 months I will be sharing my Shaklee Cinch journey with y’all which will include monthly posts, videos and weigh ins. Now with the results I want to show not only the numbers but there will photos as well. I can’t bare it all and do underwear shots but I can do either swimsuit or workout pants and a sports bra. For those that may find that offensive or distasteful, I can’t apologize because it’s part of my learning/growth process. I have to learn to love myself and being comfortable in my own skin is a big part of that. I feel that by laying it all out there for others to see may help encourage and inspire other women who are feeling like I do at the writing of this post to know that they are worth it, they are beautiful and they can achieve their goals if they put the work and effort in.
So please join me throughout the next 6 months as I share my journey of my Shaklee Cinch diet plan review as I have a feeling I am going to need all the support I can get. You can meet the other 49 of Team #Cinchspiration and follow along with them as well. There will be prizes for the bloggers along the way like a $10,000 spokesperson gig, $2500 Macy’s gift card and personal shopper, an all expense paid trip to a social media conference, monthly incentives and more.
disclosure: I will receive 6 months of Shaklee product and services, free of charge, for being a part of Team Cinchspiration. I will be 100% honest in all of my reviews for this opportunity. All opinions of Shaklee and Cinch in all related posts are those of Shanaka @ Mama Bee Does.