Why I am a #ShakleeBlogger

My parents are obsessed with weight. Always have been. I grew up watching and listening to them focus on it. My dad thinks every woman should be skinny. My mom went on and off diets my entire life to try and be that skinny woman.

Me? I was stickly little girl, but that didn’t last long. As I got older I learned I had my mother’s genes. We weren’t naturally thin and had to work at it. At one point my parents decided I wasn’t working well enough at it and sent me to Fat School. That probably wasn’t the official name, but it was a program for children to lose weight. I was the thinnest one there. Actually, I don’t remember myself being fat at all as a kid. I knew I wasn’t a slim jim, but there were lots of peers who I would have called fat and I wasn’t in that category. Was I?

In high school I was an active tennis player. In college I walked miles each day to classes. I stayed in shape for many years.

I got married and had kids. I wasn’t active anymore. I was busy. I just didn’t care and the weight came on. Even though I could see my parents eyes on me and occasionally hear their voices, ‘we are worried about you,’ I shrugged it off. I was fine with who I was. I sure wasn’t going to lose weight for them or anyone else in society.

Then I started to care. Why? Because I want to BE Healthy! I want to Teach My Kids how to BE Healthy! It isn’t about how I LOOK. It’s about how I FEEL! It’s for MY family!


Thank you Shaklee for helping me on my 6 month journey. I need accountability and motivation and their program is here to help me do that. If you missed My 1st Vlog on What is Shaklee and what I will be doing, then watch it here! 🙂

I am one month down and lost 4 pounds. Woot!

Do you have weight loss struggles? What to learn more about Shaklee? Click HERE! 🙂

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  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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  • You are doing great! I must admit though, your post made me feel weepy. I can't imagine what a hit to your self-esteem your parents well intended comments were. I'm glad to read that it didn't seem to stick with you in an overly negative sense. I too have put on the pounds as I've had my children and been more sedentary. Like you, I want to reach a healthy weight so I can be fit and live a longer life. A thinner me would be the icing on the cake.
  • I am sorry to hear your family was not supportive of your wellbeing> I applaud your effort to live a healthier life. I just hope that you don't use those negative voices as a catalyst. You can do this :)
  • Wow that must have been hard to hear all those comments! I know you're always striving to live a healthy lifestyle. I applaud your efforts and know you will be great!!
  • Thanks for sharing your story with us. I know you can do this and that you'll be healthy and happy for your children. I believe in you. Don't be a "skinny" girl but be a healthy and amazing YOU!

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