Cinch – The end?

Well, this is it my last official Cinch update! It surely doesn’t seem like it’s been 6 months already, but I started the program this summer… July to be exact.

Big news!! Are you ready for it?

I have reached my goal weight!! It’s official I now weigh 150lbs and this is the lowest that I have been in a really long time. So long that I don’t remember when it was that I weighed this.

gray skirt

But is it the end? Heck no!!

Why you ask?

Well, I reached my original goal but I think that I can lose another 5 – 7 lbs and be right in the middle of the range suggested for my height and age. On top of that I want to tone up some of the flabby areas like my stomach, arms, and thighs. I have been working on this at the gym regularly and I’m starting to see some results but it’s going to take a while to get to where I want to be… especially after 4 kids and years of doing nothing.

So let’s take a little journey back in time…

From my teens through my mid-20′s I weighed about 130 – 135lbs.

At 9 months pregnant with my first baby I weighed 183lbs and by time she was about 18 months I was near 160lbs I think. After that my weight went up and down faster than a roller coaster and I never stepped on a scale because I knew that my weight wasn’t where I wanted it to be.

After getting married we decided to have a baby and I got pregnant and then lost the baby almost 12 weeks later. We tried again and I lost that baby around 5 – 6 weeks and after having almost given up hope I got pregnant again. We were very happy, but I gained an excessive amount of weight and by the time I was 9 months pregnant I weighed well over 200lbs.

9 mo pregnant

Not so pretty here… yes, I was almost 9 months pregnant.

The weight gain was slow and steady and even after having Andrew I lost some weight but I never got back down to a healthy weight. I always thought that I looked alright…. I didn’t see that I was heavy. Most of the time I didn’t see because I avoided pictures and was the one who took them instead. There are some though and they really do show how over weight I was and after seeing those pictures again and again combined with stepping on the scale at the doctors office a year ago I knew that I had to do something.

summer 2011

This was me summer 2011

So my weight loss journey began and it wasn’t until that I was accepted into the Cinch Blogger program that I really got serious about it.

I’m sure that I would have lost some weight but I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it weren’t for Cinch. These past 6 months have been eye opening, life changing, and so much more than I can explain. I am so thankful for Shaklee and Sommer for selecting me to be a part of the program and for always being there to support me.

One of the best parts about being in the program has been the other 49 (less now because some dropped out & others got pregnant) women who were part of it with me. We have been there for each other since the beginning to cheer each other one, support each other during hard times, and just have fun. A support group is key!!

december 2012

The new & improved me!

I bought those black pants in October and now in December they’re too big! I spent half the afternoon pulling them up and they’re the type that I would have never bought before! Slim fitting & close cut… the opposite of what I would have worn a year ago.

Thanks to Cinch I look great, I feel better about myself, I have more energy, and more motivation to keep up with the exercise program I started and my toddler.

Now, let’s take a look at some of my stats from then to now.

June Measurements

Waist: 36
Chest: 34
Hips: 44
Thighs: 25 1/2
Arms: 13
Weight: 180
BMI: 27.4

December Measurements

Waist: 29
Chest: 31
Hips: 40
Thighs: 24
Arms: 12
Weight: 150
BMI: 22.8

All measurements are in inches.

That is loss of 16.5 inches and 30lbs! To me that is absolutely amazing! Life changing!

I know I said this but I really could not have done this without Sommer, Shaklee, or all of the great friends that I have made though the program. So to all of you I give you my deepest thanks.

Not sure what Cinch is? Cinch is a weight loss program created by Shaklee to help you lose weight, muscle you have, burn fat you don’t need, and lose inches you don’t want. Most importantly… it helps keep the weight off and there is no more up and down with your weight.

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation’s Team #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.

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

28 Responses to Cinch – The end?
  1. Stacey
    December 21, 2012 | 11:49 am

    I’m so happy for your success! Congratulations on your weight loss.

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:49 am

      Thanks, Stacey!

  2. Lady Jennie
    December 21, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    I am SO excited for you! This looks similar to my weight history so I can really really relate. I know Shaklee products are great – a friend of the family used to sell them (very successfully) until she retired.

    You go girl! :-)

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:48 am

      Thank you! My goal now is no more up and down! I want to stay slim, trim, and active!

  3. erin margolin
    December 21, 2012 | 2:25 pm


    you look fabulous!! so happy for you, girlie! it’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it (i can relate b/c i was around 200 pounds when my twins were born)? Now you need to go get some more new pants!


    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:47 am

      Thank you! Yes, it is a wonderful feeling. Knowing that I probably lost the equivalent of my toddler is awesome and shopping is now fun again!

  4. tracy@sellabitmum
    December 21, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    You look so fabulous!!!

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:46 am

      Thank you so much, Tracy.

  5. gigi
    December 21, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    What a great Christmas gift to give yourself. You look fantastic!!! Great job.

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:45 am

      The real gift is being able to go out and buy some cute new clothes!

  6. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    December 21, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    You look fabulous, congrats to you!!!

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:44 am

      Thank you! I’m so happy that the weight is finally gone too.

  7. Carolyn Y
    December 21, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Congratulations! You look great!

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:44 am

      Thank you! I feel great too.

  8. Amanda Austin
    December 21, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    WOW! I’m seriously impressed. You go hot mama!!! Keep on keeping on. I have lost about 16 lbs this year and it was a struggle. It’s only going to be better for you from here!

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:43 am

      Thanks! And congrats on your weight loss too! It feel good to finally get rid of it doesn’t it?

  9. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    December 21, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    That’s fantastic Jackie! Good for you. And just in time to look fabulous for Christmas. :)

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:42 am

      Thank you! Now I just have to be careful about all the treats that everyone has.

  10. Aleta
    December 21, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    You look fantastic! It sounds like a program I’d love to try after the baby is born… my weight has been a yo-yo for years now..

    • Jackie
      December 22, 2012 | 7:42 am

      It is a really great program and the first time that I have seen results like this! I think you’d like it too.

  11. Andie
    December 24, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    You my dear a re a rock star!

  12. Andrea
    December 27, 2012 | 9:03 am

    How incredibly amazing! COngrats to you, girl! You look fabulous! (Love your hair, too!)

  13. Poppy
    December 27, 2012 | 11:38 am

    I weighed 183 when I gave birth to my oldest too – I remember that number so vividly when standing on the evil scale!

    Cinch sounds like an amazing program – but you have to have dedication to make any weight loss plan work and you totally did! Way to go!

    P.S. you are motivating my behind to get off my lazy holiday behind and get to spin class which starts in 20?minutes :)

    • Jackie
      January 1, 2013 | 7:54 pm

      I hated that number. Of course it was a hell of a lot better than what I saw when I had my youngest.

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  15. Jessica
    January 3, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Congratulations! I know you feel simply amazing (and you look AWESOME)!!!

    • Jackie
      January 3, 2013 | 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much!!

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