#Cinchspiration Update: Getting Back Up

Remember a few weeks ago, when I talked about how easy it was to stick the Shaklee 180 program because the shakes and meal bars were so quick and simple? Well, apparently, I got a little too comfortable with this routine. So comfortable, in fact, that I screwed it up. In the two weeks since my last weight loss update, I hadn’t been doing my best.

  • I got busy and let my eating schedule go completely out of whack, skipping meals a couple of times
  • In subsequent days, I was so ravenously hungry that I ate a lot of crap I shouldn’t have (ie. french fries, tortilla chips, etc.)
  • I wasn’t drinking nearly enough water, and I became dehydrated
  • Of course, all of this left me not wanting to exercise, so I didn’t

The combination of these things left me feeling completely out of sorts, cranky and just generally crappy. Some days, even getting out of bed was a challenge. It’s amazing how quickly your body adapts to drinking water and healthier eating. As soon as I fell back into old habits, my body revolted.

The good news? I figured out what I was doing wrong and I’m back on the horse. I’m now eating regularly and drinking as much water as I can stand. I have started exercising again, and I feel so good afterward that its hard to remember why I stopped. And these photos gave me a new dose of inspiration:

This is the first set of before and afters that really made me say “Whoa!” The difference is really, really starting to show. Even my afro is smaller! Lol! These images reminded me of how far I’ve come and how far I still have left to go, and I can’t wait to reach my goal!

Though I messed up the last couple of weeks, they weren’t a complete disaster. I still managed to lose a little. Here are my current measurements:

The pounds and inches are slowly melting away, and now that I’m back on track, I feel amazing again. If nothing else, this little episode was a stark reminder of what not to do. Simply put, I have to do the work to get the results I want. And what I want is to be my best, healthiest self, without losing my curves 🙂

I know I can do it, and I will be forever grateful to Shaklee for the opportunity to prove it to myself.

Disclosure: I was chosen by Shaklee to be a #Cinchspiration blogger. As a result, I will receive a 6-month supply of Shaklee 180 products along with online support and incentives as I document my journey. As usual, all opinions are authentic and mine. Results and experiences are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of Shaklee 180 can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. Hi Jennae!

    I’m on the journey to release the weight through healthy eating and fitness also. I can relate to the challenges. It’s great to see you found your mojo again. I just keep telling myself that’s it’s a journey not a destination. Good luck!

  2. Girl, you look GREAT! I am so very proud of you. And trust, we all fall off that band wagon! The important thing is you picked yourself up, dusted yourself off and kept it moving!

  3. Its nice to see someone else on the journey to great health. Im actually on the Take Shape For Life Journey (Medifast Meals). Its always hard work but the results are really worth it, as you are finding out. Keep it up you look amazing!

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