Monday, June 3, 2013

Shaklee 180: Halfway There

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.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

I am now officially half way through my six-month commitment as a Shaklee 180 blogger.  I wish I could say it's been a smashing success and that I've reached my weight-loss goals and graduated to the next level, which would be the Lean and Healthy "upkeep" kits. But that is not the case, and I'll still be using Turnaround kits for the next three months. My weight-loss has sputtered and stalled, and I'm not surprised. I've lost my steam.

But I'm not giving up! I am still having shakes and meal bars for two meals a day, almost every day. I ran my second 5K last week, and I'm contemplating doing my third this coming weekend. It's just that I'm tired, so tired. This time of year is busy and I have many commitments to fulfill. My workouts and calorie counting are firmly rooted in back burner positions for the moment.

I'd have to say that my biggest downfall is snacking. I snack when I'm stressed, I snack when I'm trying to concentrate, and I snack when I'm trying to stay awake. The good news is that I'm recognizing my triggers. The bad news is that I'm lacking the energy and motivation to do something about it.

On a positive note, here are a few things I love about being part of the Shaklee 180 blogger program.

  1. It's easy to figure out what to eat. Two thirds of my food comes in a big yellow box and I don't have to agonize over recipes and choices.
  2. It tastes good! I really like the meal bars, snack bars, and smoothee mixes.
  3. Lots of versatility. There are so many different smoothee recipes that can be created using one of three flavors of Shaklee mix (strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla). I like to switch it up frequently. Right now I'm into coffee smoothees - a cup of brewed coffee, cooled in the freezer, 2 scoops of chocolate smoothee mix, a tablespoon of creamer, and 8-10 ice cubes. Bananas are my favorite fruit to add to my smoothees, and they go well with all three flavors. Sometimes I mix them with other fruit, and sometimes with two tablespoons of PB2 (powdered peanut butter).
  4. Online support. The Shaklee 180 Facebook group for bloggers is a nice little community of women going through the same struggles. Everyone is really supportive and helpful.
A video update is coming later...hopefully next month will be better!

1 comment:

Sommer said...

Snacking is easy to do and I understand! I'm here to support you and cheer you on! What can I do to help you? I am so proud that you've run a 5K! Great work!