4 Week Update #Cinchspiration

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It has been a crazy busy four weeks here. Lots has happened, and a lot hasnot happened.

What has happened? Well, I lost 5lbs (woo-hoo!) but it was not without some disappointment, struggles and setbacks.

The first week on the Cinch program, I followed it exactly and I didn’t lose anything. (Did you miss my kick off post? Check out my before photos) No inches, and no weight. I was super bummed. There are 49 other bloggers that are going through the program right now, and some of them lost TONS of weight their first week. While I am very excited for them, I was also very discouraged for myself.

My biggest problem that first week was counting calories. I have never been good at counting calories, and that is a big part of this plan. I am still struggling with this aspect of the plan.

The second week I did better. I lost 2lbs and was feeling good.

Week three… not so bad. I lost 3 more pounds, but I was feeling very tired and overwhelmed. Not so much by the program, but because of the kittens we took in. With an extra “baby” to take care of, I found that I was having a much harder time fitting in exercise and eating right. Plus, I was stressed. And one thing I have not yet mastered is my stress eating.

Week four … total failure. I was super, SUPER busy this last week bringing my daughter back and forth to summer camp and spending chunks of time at my moms house. I did realize that I am not good at sticking to a diet plan when I am out and about, so I have resolved to sticking to home for most of this next month … especially around meal times.

I ended up gaining about 2.5 lbs back this last week. :(

This is normally the point in my diet where I just give up. I have tried, and I feel like I failed. I know, I know. That is a crummy attitude, and I will never succeed if that is my mindset.

So this time will be different.

I will keep at it and keep working. In fact, Jay just went to the store for me tonight and picked up an exercise bike — something I have said I wanted for a while. One of my biggest struggles is finding time to exercise. I love to walk, but we don’t have room for a treadmill and my kids don’t always act great when we walk around town. I am planning on only allowing myself to watch my favorite shows while riding the bike to help motivate myself (an idea I got from Slap Dash Mom and her “Maury walks” :) )

 

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{This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation’s Team #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received complimentary products to review. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.}

 

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  1. 1
    Mandee says:

    I don’t know if you have an iphone or android phone, but if you have one of those you can get the app, Lose It! I love this app and it’s great for keeping track of my calories. I can scan a snack or something and it will calculate and store it for me! I too have a hard time counting calories, but this has helped a ton. Try not to beat yourself up too much though. We all have our ups and downs. The important thing is that you are not giving up. Push yourself a little harder this week and you will see great results. :)

  2. 2

    Great post! Keep it up!

  3. 3
    Jenn says:

    Jessie, keep at it! I also have struggled in the past with “bad” weeks, but now I try to remember that life happens, and one bad day, or even a bad week, isn’t enough to through me off course.

    You are 2.5 pounds less than you were a month ago! It’s better than being 2.5 pounds UP, right?

    You can do it!!!
    Jenn recently posted..Weight Watchers Update: 8 Weeks InMy Profile

    • 3.1
      Jessie says:

      Very true — it is much better being down then being up!!

      I have to remind myself that “tomorrow is a new day” all the time when I mess up (my diet, a bad mood, rough day with kids, etc).

      Thanks for the encouragement :)

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    Lindsay says:

    It’s always hard to eat right on the go. For me, I think key is to always keep a meal bar or snack bar in my purse at all times. That way, if I need something while I’m out, I have it. You’re doing great!
    Lindsay recently posted..Team #Cinchspiration Update: Week 4My Profile

    • 4.1
      Jessie says:

      Thanks Lindsay!!

      I find that it is so hard being out with other people. They want to stop out to eat, or they made a “special” lunch, or my kids start begging to stop for ice cream…. it is just a lot harder for me to stay on track when I have so much outside influence.

  5. 5
    Mami2jcn says:

    I can totally relate to wanting to quit. But you deserve a big pat on the back for the pounds lost. Don’t give up! You can do it!

    • 5.1
      Jessie says:

      Thanks :) It is hard not to let my pessimistic thoughts get the best of me! But I am still working hard this week, and hopefully I will be down when I weigh in tomorrow (fingers crossed!)

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    Jessee B
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    Don’t be down on yourself Jessie! It’s really hard to make yourself a priority (briefly, LOL) when you’re a mom, but also really worth it… 2.5 pounds might not seem good enough, but think about all of the things that weigh 2.5 pounds – 10 sticks of butter, a few cans of soup, a half of a bag of sugar – think about how huge a 2 1/2 pound thing of hamburger meat is! That’s 10 sticks of butter GONE from your bod! Yahoo! You should definitely be proud of that. :)
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    • 6.1
      Jessie says:

      Thanks Jessee :) I really appreciate the support and encouragement! I guess I am just bummed because I had really hoped for more, and I just lost focus! BUT when you put it in terms of sticks of butter, it does make me feel better (and slightly grossed out LOL). :)

      I do have a very hard time making myself a priority. I have to keep reminding myself that losing weight will benefit all of us (I’ll be happier, more active and better able to keep up with my never-holding-still kids!).

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    Sommer says:

    Good job! At least you are honest and more determined now! You can do this!