Month 5: #Cinchspiration Weight Loss Update



Way back in the summer, June I believe, I set my Cinch weight loss goal. #Cinchspiration!  I wanted to lose 30+ pounds by the end of this 6 month challenge.  That seemed like a ridiculously high, possibly unreachable, goal.  I started off overzealous, too zealous to the point where it was unhealthy.  Month two was fabulous for me.  I had hit my stride!  I went for walks, I was drinking more water, and I was sticking to Cinch.  I did spend a small time in the hospital having my appendix removed but I didn’t eat much during that time.  Month three was very busy and a difficult month for many reasons.  My grandmother went to be with the Lord, my best friend got married, and at the end of month three I had lost 10 pounds and 20 inches.  I was proud of my weight loss despite my circumstances and diet cheating.  Month four was a wash.  Yep, it hurts to say it but I didn’t gain or lose anything in the fourth month.  I was very sick for almost the entire month and I only followed the Cinch plan for one meal a day.  Through the month I gained a few pounds and lost a few pounds but at the end of the month my scales looked like they did at the end of the third month.  Now here I am ready to report at the end of the fifth month.


Can you believe it’s been five months already?  I can’t!  Time has flown by.  Even though my life hasn’t been the ideal circumstances for demonstrating a diet program I’m glad to be able to tell you honestly how it works.  Life happens!  It does and we can’t always be prepared for it.  I’ll be honest, I’m not one of the die-hard people who are working out daily to show that they’ve lost the most weight.  There is a 10,000 spokesperson job with Cinch up for grabs at the end of this 6 month challenge and I believe one of them should probably get it.  They’ve altered more than their eating habits.  They’ve altered their life, their spare time, and what they consume.  That is huge!  Me on the other hand, I’ve never been much of a suck up.  Not that those ladies are!!  They may just be motivated women who want to lose weight.  I feel that if I went above and beyond like that it wouldn’t be right.  It wouldn’t be who I am and it wouldn’t be an honest evaluation of the program.  I don’t want to stop my life for a time being just to “prove” that this program works.  Do you know what I mean?  If I did that, you, my very important readers, would be deceived.  I want to give you an honest opinion from my experience with the program.  I hope that’s okay!


Honest feedback about Cinch:

  • It’s yummy!
  • It fills you up.
  • It gives you a little extra energy.
  • It’s convenient.
  • The milkshakes do get old but there are a ton of different ways to mix up the shakes to make them tasty again.  For example, try the chocolate one hot or add pumpkin to the vanilla one.


Five months down and I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 20 pounds and 22 inches.  I haven’t reached my goal yet but I have another full month to do so.  Who knows?  Maybe with this Black Friday shopping exercise that’s coming up I’ll be able to knock off another pound or two.  I don’t have my pre-marriage body back but I’m getting very close to having my pre-baby body back and it feels good.  I might not look like I did when I was eighteen but I’m starting to feel good about the way I look again.  I feel better in my own skin and I can’t adequately put that feeling into words.


I honestly think that Cinch is a wonderful program.  It’s a convenient way to get protein packed meals to fill you up and keep you feeling you full.   They offer snacks for you in addition to a list of other healthy snacks that you can enjoy if you get the munchies.  If you’re looking for a weight loss plan, or more specifically an inch-loss plan, then you should definitely take a look at the Cinch program.


Disclosure: I was provided Cinch products in exchange for my honest opinion.  No monetary compensation was received.

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. I think it’s amazing! Congratulations and keep going!!

  2. Jackie Park-Cross says

    Awesome! 20lbs and 22 inches is great and we still have one more month to go!

    • Yes, one whole month! I’m actually pretty excited about finishing well. I can’t wait to see my before and after photos.

  3. Mandee Suchland says

    Love that you are being honest with yourself and with your readers. I haven’t been exercising at the gym or pushing myself near as hard as some of the others, however I have been doing Cinch the way it was meant to be and I have added “some” exercise in. Don’t give up on the $10,000 just b/c you don’t feel worthy. I think we all went in this for the same reason…to lose weight, and the fact that so many of us have lost so much weight is what really matters—doesn’t matter how you got there, as long as you were following the program. And YOU GO GIRL! You have done great thus far! 🙂

  4. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I know of one other blogger who has been using it and I’ve watched her transformation over the months. I can absolutely see that it works! Congrats!

  5. Wow 20 pounds, that is AWESOME!!! You go girl!!

  6. Shell Fruscione says

    You’re doing great! I definitely appreciate how it works when you have a normal life & can’t devote 10 hours a day to working out like celebrities do.

  7. That is awesome! Good for you on your 20 pound loss! 🙂

  8. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says

    Congrats on your 20 pound loss! That’s impressive and inspiring!

  9. 20 lbs is amazing! I can’t do programs like this because I miss all the normal food I eat, but you should be proud with all the obstacles that you have faced!

    • Thank you! It only replaces 2 meals a day and I eat a lot of normal, healthy (well, usually healthy) snacks in between meals. 🙂

  10. Brett Martin says

    the 20 lbs is a serious accomplishment (pick up a turkey- you’ve LOST that!) but 22 inches? wow, girl!! that’s phenomenal!

    • Thank you for the encouragement. It seems like such a small amount but when you think of it as the weight of a turkey, it seems more significant. 🙂

  11. That is a huge goal you have achieved. I am always watching my weight, so I know it isn’t easy to lose 20 pounds. Great job!

  12. Sommer @shakleehq says

    Thanks for being honest and you should give yourself a huge pat on the back because 20 pounds and 22 inches is a success! You’ve done a great job and I’m very proud of you!

  13. Maribel Reyes says

    20 pounds is a great accomplishment, I like that you are being honest BUT I believe we all have it in us to lose weight. We can all do it, we just have to want it bad enough 😀 As for the $10k opportunity you should apply. I have changed not only my eating habits but also my lifestyle not for that opportunity, I have done it for my health. I have a family history of heart problems and diabetes and if giving my all exercising and eating right can help me beat the odds then I will try very hard to avoid it…

  14. Jennifer Rees says

    20 pounds is fantastic!! You’re so right; life happens and I love that you are honest about it 🙂

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