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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Start of Week 5 on Cinch

To start I must share, I lost two pounds this week! Woohoo! Since most doctors agree that losing 2-3 pounds a week is the healthiest pace to lose weight, I am very happy with that number. Over the course of the last few weeks, I have also lost an inch off  my waist. Hm, that explains why my jeans keep falling off!
One of my observations of myself over the last four weeks is that I am beginning to feel a lot more confident. I am walking taller and speaking with more self-assurance. The psychological effect of feeling healthier and losing weight is something that I had not anticipated, but am pleasantly surprised to be experiencing. When you have been unhealthy and struggling for so many years, you can't help but smile and share once you begin to heal. I really am beginning to feel transformed.

I created a really delicious recipe with my Cinch shakes this week. I thought that it was so delicious, I needed to share it with you all. Here it is:

8 oz Organic Coconut Milk
1/4 - 1/3 cup frozen peaches (it depends on how thick you want your shake)
1/2 of a banana
1 T. Organic 100% Peanut Butter (the health stuff that has no sugar or sweetener, just peanuts)
2 scoops Cinch Chocolate Shake Mix
 Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a cup and enjoy a delicious and balanced meal.
*Note: If you would like to, you could also put 1 scoop of the chocolate and 1 scoop of the vanilla shake mix for a more creamy, less chocolaty flavor. OR, you could use 1 scoop chocolate and 1 scoop cafe latte for a great mocha flavor.  Have fun with it!

Wishing you success on your journey to health!
Until next week,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Life Changes

So, in the last month I have:
~Gone to a conference
~Decided what school I am transferring to next fall
~Started the spring semester at my current school
~Started a home-based business to help pay for school

School is school. There is not to much to report on that subject, but I am super excited that I finally have been able to make a decision about which one I am going to go to next year. It's a really great Christian school in SoCal and I cannot wait for next school year!

I am also SUPER excited about this new business that I have. I am now an independent distributer for a 55 year old health and wellness company called Shaklee. One of the products that they offer is a weight loss program called Cinch. I have been doing it for about 3 weeks now, and already my pants are starting to get a little looser. On top of that, after about 4 weeks of taking their vitamins, I am seeing a drastic improvement in my skin. It's kind of a long story, but if you would like to know why I got involved with this company in the first place, you can read about it here. Long story short, I have had a skin condition since I was 11 years old and the doctors were not able to help me. I had given up hope of getting better and was desperate when Shaklee was brought to my attention. I decided to try it, and 4 weeks later my skin is the clearest I have seen it in longer than I can remember.
Anyway, I am going to be tracking my weight loss journey on here as I go, so check back next week to find out how I am doing.