Cinch Update ~ Fall Edition

Well, it’s been 4 months since I’ve started the Cinch and it really has been life changing for me. I’ve learned so much about myself, losing weight, and how a support group is key that I just can’t say enough about it. It is awesome!

I’m at the point right now where I’m kind of stuck though… I want to get down to 150lbs but seem to be hovering between 157 – 160 (depending on the day). And for those of you following along that is a loss of over 20lbs and almost 40lbs since I started back in May with Wendy and her #iwillrock this challenge. Not bad, right?

Aside from losing the weight there are some major successes as far as I’m concerned and some of these might just be the best part about the program.

  • I look pretty damn good for the first time in a while. Yes, I know it sounds vain but after seeing what I looked like last winter and seeing myself now I think it’s okay.
  • I weigh the lowest in a long time. So long I don’t even remember.
  • I drink a lot more water and a lot less pop (soda for those of you not from Michigan).
  • I feel better about myself & don’t hide behind clothes that are to big.
  • I exercise more then I ever have in my entire life.
  • I really think about what I’m going to eat, the calories involved in it, and if I really need it or not.
  • I’m healthy!
  • I like shopping again!
  • I am encouraged to keep the weight off and work towards my goal no matter how long it takes!

I may have said it before but I’m going to say it again. Cinch works. It truly is an great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to start their own weight loss journey.

So let’s take a look at some pictures!

June 2012

june 2012 june 2012
Hmm… Not so happy looking and kinda lumpy.

October 2012

October 2012 October 2012
Ahh.. that’s better! Thinner and smiling.

There is one thing that I wish I would have thought of a long time ago… one of my friends and #Cinchspiration team mates, Maribel, has a series called Wear it again Wednesday where she pulls something out of her closet that she hasn’t been able to wear in a long time and well… she wears it! I got rid of all my smaller clothes because I never thought that I’d fit into them again. Aside from that she’s a great cheerleader and is always doing something to inspire me to keep on going! You need to check our her post today! Go… do it!

I have to mention Sommer! She is our brave leader and is there for all of us on the Cinch program to support us, to challenge us, and to lift us up when we think we just can’t do this anymore. I was so incredibly lucky to have met her earlier this month along with two other Cinch ladies who I am so happy to call friends as well, Jennifer and Maggie.

Cinch Group

Me, Sommer, Jennifer, and Maggie

I have to thank Sommer & her sister for taking this pretty awesome picture of us! We had a really fun weekend together and I hope that we can all get together again.

If you’re interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey and are interested in Cinch let me know. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you get started.


I did some measurements this morning and I finally have seen some dramatic changes in the numbers!

So here are the June measurements…

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

And here are Octobers…

Chest: 32
Waist: 30.5
Hips: 40
Thighs: 24
Arms: 12
Weight: 157
BMI: 24.0

So that is a total loss of 23lbs and 14 inches!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporations’ Team  #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received free products, online support and incentives for my participation. However the opinions and pics are my own! 

21 Responses to Cinch Update ~ Fall Edition
  1. Mrs. Weber
    October 25, 2012 | 8:20 am

    You are NOT vain…You look amazing!!! This is so inspiring…I also got rid of my skinny clothes thinking I would never go back. Glad you were wrong and hope I am too. Healthy just feels good, huh? Keep up the great work!

    • Jackie
      October 25, 2012 | 12:50 pm

      Thank you and it does feel great! The upside to having gotten rid of all the smaller clothes is that we can go out and get new ones!

  2. Kmama
    October 25, 2012 | 8:27 am

    You look awesome!! Look at your arms! They are super toned. I’m really proud of you!

    • Jackie
      October 25, 2012 | 12:49 pm

      Really? I don’t see the tone on my arms yet… but that is one area that I have been very aware of and trying to look less flabby.

  3. Maggie
    October 25, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    <3 you! You rock! So happy to have met you!

    • Jackie
      October 25, 2012 | 12:48 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad that we got to meet too! Now… we need to get together again though.

  4. Maribel Reyes
    October 25, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    I love how you are totally smiling on the last couple of pictures and how motivated you are! I also love your list of accomplishments, it’s always hard to realize how far we’ve come when losing weight. We can be so harsh on ourselves and not look at all the positive that has been done! :D

    • Jackie
      October 25, 2012 | 12:48 pm

      I think that you’re right. To often I focus on the number on the scale or my actual measurements and not what I’ve really accomplished.

  5. Mad Woman behind the Blog
    October 25, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Hoooooleeee Hotttieee! WOW, you look fantastic!
    Isn’t it amazing how different you feel? I’m seeing the same changes and I am happier than I’ve been in months… healthy lifestyle is where its at!

    And lists are awesome. Screw the naysayers!

  6. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    October 25, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    You look beyond amazing, girlie! I’m so happy for you and it’s good that you’re eating so mindfully now. :)

  7. Mandee
    October 25, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    You look awesome!!! I also have to say (here in Ohio) we say POP too! :)
    Way to ROCK the Cinch program! The next time you Cinch gals all meet up I so hope I can be there! :)

  8. Sommer
    October 25, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    Jackie, I am so proud of you. Seriously you look GREAT! Keep up the good work!

  9. Shawn Ann
    October 25, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    You look wonderful! I wish I was having the same luck as you with the weight loss! Good for you and keep on trying, you’ll get to that goal weight!

  10. Jill
    October 25, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    Way to go! You look great!

  11. Sue Glashower
    October 25, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    You look great! I LOVE cinch and use it to maintain my weight and feel great! Congrats on your success!

  12. angie
    October 25, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    You look fabulous!!!!

  13. Jaleesa
    October 26, 2012 | 8:05 am

    wow!! That is awesome, you look great! I am hoping to start Cinch here shortly, I want to lose the weight I gained during my pregnancy. I look forward to more pictures and posts of your weight loss! Congratulations <3

  14. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    October 26, 2012 | 9:02 am

    You look fabulous! You should be so proud of yourself. Way to go!

  15. Jessica
    October 29, 2012 | 10:01 am

    Jackie, WOW! You have worked so hard, be proud! You look fabulous girl!

  16. Lindsay
    October 29, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    You look freaking fantastic!!!

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