Back in April I went to a party that a coworker was throwing for Arbonne.  I’d never heard of the company but I went to be supportive. 

The company has several lines of products including skin care and nutrition.  At the time I was working out 5 days a week and steadily gaining weight.  I was actually getting pretty scared.  I knew I was heading into perimenopause and it was just going to get harder to lose weight.  I couldn’t stop the gaining!  This wasn’t gaining muscle either.  It was fat.

They have a program called 30 Days to Healthy Living.  You get a huge box of products to use for 30 days to jump start weight loss.  I’ve always been hugely dismissive of meal replacement shakes.  I wasn’t going to do that.  I get hungry.  But, I was desperate and there was a money back guarantee if I wasn’t happy. (Also, the presenter said that she made her shakes at night for the next day.  I don’t know why that appealed to me so much.  Maybe because I’m lazy in the morning.)  So I signed up.

I lost 15 lbs in the first month!  Easily lost 15 lbs.  I gave myself permission to have healthy snacks with breakfast and lunch so I was never hungry.  You combine the shakes with a clean diet – no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy.  I’ve done diets like that before and always do well on them.  I know it is best for me.  Why do I ever wander off the path?  Also, I didn’t work out that month.  I wanted to see what the program alone would do.

After my 30 days was up, I went on a modified program.  I still do shakes for breakfast and lunch.  I stay mostly on the clean diet but have been known to stray.  I got used to being lazy and didn’t pick my workout routine back up. 

What happened?  I maintained the weight loss but I didn’t lose any more. 

I put my husband on the program.  He didn’t lose a bunch a weight but his blood sugar stabilized.  My boss started the program and he is losing weight. 

Now I want to kick myself in the butt again and lose more of the weight I need to lose.  I’m doing to be stricter about my diet and I’ve started walking again.  I even got up this morning at my normal work out time and did some yoga.  I’m so stiff from not exercising!  I need to do yoga for at least a week to get everything moving again before I try anything harder.

I’d also love to start getting more people on this program.  It is the only thing that worked for me.  If you are interested in more information, let me know.

I’ve made a Facebook group for people who are interested in learning more and following the journey.  Join here!