A special ‘thanks’ to Take Shape for Life for setting me up on my weight loss journey. Take Shape for Life has provided me with a health coach and all of the products/materials I need to evaluate their program and take this journey toward a healthier, much smaller me. While the products/materials are free to me, that will in no way influence my opinion of the program or any of the information I share with you through this journey. All thoughts and opinions will be mine and they will be honest, good, bad or indifferent.
Holy wow, y’all! I started Take Shape For Life back in May (May 8th, to be exact). Here I am at day 202, about 6-1/2 months in, and I have officially lost 50 pounds. 50 pounds has taken me from a BMI of 32.3 (Obese) to 23.7 (well within Normal range). 50 pounds means I have lost 26.5% of my body weight. 50 lbs means I went from wearing a tight size 12/loose 14 to a size 6!
Has it been a barrel of monkeys? No. Have I stayed 100% on plan the whole time? No. Have I enjoyed all of the food? No. (But I do legitimately enjoy a lot of it, and I can see myself continuing to order some of the bars for quick, on the go options that are tasty!) Has it been hard? Some days.
Has it been worth it? Would I recommend it to someone else? Do I think it can work for anyone who really wants it to work? Do I think it’s a liveable plan?
That picture up there, while it’s not all hanging out for you to see like the picture I shared when I started this journey, shows just how far I’ve come. I’m allowing full body shots now… not those “nothing below the ribcage” pictures that I demanded before. I’m much more comfortable in my own skin than I was 6 months ago. My face, my legs, my everything is slimmer.
As I near my goal weight, I’m getting ready to start the transition phase of Take Shape For Life. I’m committed to staying healthy and never seeing those high numbers on my scale again. How many of you have gone on a weight loss journey of your own? Where did you start and where are you now?