Weight Loss with Shaklee 180™ More than Just Numbers

A month has passed since I first told you that I was starting on my 6 month journey with the Shaklee 180™ weight management program. I Started March 1 with the program, replacing 2 meals per day with smoothies or bars and eating one healthy meal usually at dinner. My snacking has returned to more healthful eating of fruits and vegetables instead of hectic snacking on junk food, calorie rich foods with really no nutritional benefit do not even enter into this house anymore.

Cutting out the sugary daily treats means that I dropped 6 pounds quickly in the first 2 weeks. The weight continued to drop over the last 2 weeks of the month as I upped my running and strength training for next week’s More FITNESS Half Marathon. I’m thrilled with the results in terms of the numbers, but I’ve also learnt that weight loss is definitely about more than just numbers and I talk about this in the video below.

Look Ma! No (or at least very little) back fat!

Thanks to everyone who has thumbed up my Facebook and Instagram posts about some of my food choices over the past month and commented on blog posts. Your encouragement has been part of my success at the beginning of this journey. This is just the beginning, so stick around!

I think my greatest supporter has been Mr BAM. It helps that both of us are fairly similar in our pursuits for healthy living – we both run, we both wish we could pick up Bikram Yoga again and we both*try* to eat food that fuels and nourishes our bodies. He has fully embraced some of the changes I have made to the way we eat and some of the foods we buy, and for that I couldn’t be more thankful.

disclosure: 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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18 Responses to Weight Loss with Shaklee 180™ More than Just Numbers
  1. Jeana
    April 5, 2013 | 3:35 am

    Congrats and keep up the good work. Your results are amazing!
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  2. Maria
    April 5, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Fantastic!! I’m trying to lose lbs too. I’m hoping to continue. Congrats and god luck on your half marathon. I can barely run to answer the telephone! lol
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    • Ghada V
      April 6, 2013 | 8:56 pm

      I am going to need a bit of luck…Training has been good, but not as good as I’d hoped. It’s always difficult training through winter with so many colds and flus

  3. Emily
    April 5, 2013 | 7:59 am

    Wow the physical difference seems like its more than just 9lbs. Great work.
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  4. Dede
    Twitter: savinginseconds
    April 5, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Wow, I can really tell a difference! Congrats on your success! I tested my blood sugar this morning (First time in a loooong time) and need to make some changes.
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  5. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon
    April 5, 2013 | 8:06 am

    CONGRATSSSSSSS!!! good for you 10lbs is a BIG Deal–love the pix before and after–keep it up and thanks for sharing!
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    • Ghada V
      April 5, 2013 | 1:20 pm

      Thank you, hard to share the pics, but so much easier as I can see and feel the difference :)

  6. Jackie
    April 5, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Congrats! You look great!

    • Ghada V
      April 6, 2013 | 8:55 pm

      Thank you :)

  7. Leila
    April 5, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    Congrats! You look fabulous! If you do that well in a month I can only imagine how you’ll do in 6 months! Keep up the great work!
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    • Ghada V
      April 6, 2013 | 8:54 pm

      Thanks, Leila. I know the weight loss will slow down, but I’m pretty confident I will meet my goal!

  8. Emily
    Twitter: naptimeismytime
    April 11, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Hip-hip-hooray! You’re doing an amazing job! I was so excited to hear that you’ve shaved 30 seconds off of your time, that is awesome! Looking forward to cheering you on as we complete this amazing transformation together!

    XXOXO
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    • Ghada V
      April 12, 2013 | 4:56 pm

      Thanks, Emily! I’m astounded to! It’s those little achievements that remind me this is totally worth it :)

  9. Lala
    Twitter: TDFtravels
    April 19, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    So excited for you girl! And can I just say I’ve never hear you before…absolutely beautiful accent! Just beautiful period! You are doing an amazing job and are such an inspiration!
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    • Ghada V
      April 22, 2013 | 1:02 pm

      Heehee! Thanks for the complement. I still find it strange when people say I have an accent – it’s all mixed up, but I don’t really hear it :)

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  11. marissa lee
    May 5, 2013 | 1:01 am

    wow you look great..keep up the good work…thank you for sharing.

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