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My Shaklee Before and After Pictures

Hi y’all !
Assalamu’alaikum. :)

Hope everyone is doing a-ok. :)
I have deliberated for quite some time to share these pictures with all of you because the before pictures are a bit embarrassing.
But I thought that since there has been improvement and it’s obviously a positive thing, I definitely should share them !

First and foremost, I would like to state that I have never had flawless skin and even now, it is not completely flawless.
A little history – I started breaking out in high school all the way through university. I have used benzoyl peroxide gel, adapalene gel and topical antibiotics for my acne.
In 2008, the doctor I saw in HKL when I went for my pre-employment medical check-up prescribed a 4-months course of oral antibiotics for me.
I did not even complain about my complexion, so that’s how bad my acne was ! Sob sob.

I know how it feels to not want to go out and the let whole world see how ugly my skin was. I had very low self-esteem and I was always self conscious and sort of depressed because how my complexion looked like. :(

Alhamdulillah, the oral antibiotics did help to clear up my skin but I still had acne scars, both dark and pitted ones which are more prominent on the right side of my face.
That’s why I have gotten used to showing the left side of my face when I pose for photos. Haha.

Presenting, the transformation of the right side of my face !

shaklee before and after

As you can see, that was how my right cheek looked like back in 2006 – red, pimply and scarring was obvious.
In 2012, I had less pimples but my scars were still very much obvious. I just started consuming Shaklee products that year.
And the most recent photo in 2015 was taken a couple of days ago. Can you see the difference ?
Alhamdulillah ! :)

The 2006 photo was taken using my Canon digital camera, the 2012 one using my Samsung Galaxy S2 (and you can still see the scars so clearly !) and the 2015 photo was taken with my Note 3.

Here’s another photo:
shaklee before and after

How I looked in 2008 compared to how I look now. Can you see spots, scars and red inflamed skin in the 2008 photo – even on my left cheek ?

Alhamdulillah, Shaklee products (only with Allah’s grace of course !) has helped improve my skin tremendously. I do occasionally get zits these days but they are definitely not as bad as before.

I have also managed to lose some weight and maintain it with the help of Shaklee products and some exercise.
I have been battling with weight issues for as long as I can remember. I think I was at my heaviest during my diploma days – my weight once reached 60 kgs. My weight dropped to about 46 -48 kgs after a bad breakup but I gained all of it back after that. Haha.

I was 52 kgs when I got married and 54 kgs before I got pregnant.

Of course, I ballooned during and after pregnancy ! I gained a whopping 16kgs which means I was 70 kgs before I delivered Khayla.
After giving birth, my weight plateaued at 57 -58kgs and I struggled to lose that excess 4-5 kgs.

shaklee before and after

I have managed to bring my weight down to about 52- 53 kgs now. Look how chubby I was 2 years ago !

Alhamdulillah, I am so grateful Allah has led me to Shaklee and I love how it has helped improve my life. :)
If you want to know what Shaklee supplements I am taking on a daily basis, you can click here. :)

Of course, you can contact me if you need free personal advice and consultation (unless you’ve already bought you Shaklee supplements from someone else, then you should seek advice from that person, hehe).

Fun fact: Mr Sunshine got to know me back in late 2007 when I was all pimply and chubby, haha. I love you Sunshine ! :*

Ok bye !


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pre wedding photos.

Today two people commented that I look like I’ve lost weight.
I would like to believe them but I can’t !

Anywayyyy, check out my pre wedding photos here

Melissa R.

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tick tock tick tock.

The sister tells me I’m curvacious.

Mr Sunshine wants me to gain a little more weight because he does not like thin girls.
Gila ke hape.

Two weeks to go and I am still fat.
Say hello to the fat bride-to-be.
I guess I’d have to learn to live with my body being like this since there’s not enough to do anything about it anymore eh ? :(

Things left to do:
1. Get myself some nice lingerie. Haha.
2. Print signage.
3. Find a way to get the big pillows for our akad nikah two days before the day from Kajang.
4. Buy 100 eggs for the bunga telur/pahar. And boil them !
5. Stick thank you stickers on door gifts when they arrive the night before the date.
6. Buy henna.
7. Collect bersanding outfit.

Melissa R.

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i need to lose weight.

I do realize that I pretty much suck at blogging about my wedding preparations.
It’s not that I do not have the time at all, it’s just that most of the time I’m just not in the mood. And documenting the thousands of things that are undone will just get me all worked up. :(

Oh well, as mentioned in previous post, my wedding cards have been picked up. Thanks to Kanda Dinda.
It took me
quite awhile to get over the fact that there is a (stupid) flaw in every one of them. *nangis*
Thank you to the sister who kind heartedly helped me edit her phone number. :(

She also helped with the folding and is responsible for the writing the names in the card. What would I do without her ? :)
I have gathered quite a number of addresses and will be posting them all out within this week. I will be needing my guests to RSVP, so that I can do a head count or an estimation on how many people will be attending.
Then I can know whether I will need to add more food.
A few have not replied, and I have quite a number of cards that I have planned to pass by hand. Now I’m having second thoughts as I do not know when I will have the chance to do so !

Hantaran items for him have all been bought.
I have not gotten my perfume, cloth and hijab though.
I need to find time to go get them and pass them to Mr Sunshine !

Mr Sunshine will be going back this week for Aidiladha, and is planning to get his Baju Melayu for nikah tailored. Hope that goes well.

I am looking for shoes to go with my nikah Baju Kurung. A simple one would do, because I’d be wearing it on the way to the mosque and back only.
It should be something that I can still use after the wedding.

Something like this maybe ? From here.

I am depending the sister to get the house and rooms to look a bit decent.
Mr Sunshine and I have yet to go scouting for a bed set.
I have been contemplating, since we’re both in Terengganu, and will be staying here for quite some time after we get married, it would be a waste of money to get two bed sets.
It’s sort of confirmed that we’re a getting a complete bed set for the quarters here.
And I might get only a bed for Gombak as Mummy’s room already has a cupboard, dressing table and a bedside table.
The only problem is that it would be difficult to find a bed that would match the current furniture in Mummy’s room.

ONE AND A HALF MONTH to go. InshaAllah.
I have been gaining weight like nobody’s business. Some of my baju kurung are ill-fitting for me already.
It’s a bit depressing to see how I have let myself go. :(
But I have started exercising like I used to, and hopefully I’ll manage tone up in time before my dress fitting session. And my best friend, Diana’s wedding.
Which is about two weeks away. Fat hopes eh ?
At least tone up a bit lah, please. :(
I HAVE ABOUT 10 LBS TO LOSE ! But I’m thinking that’s impossible (and unhealthy) to achieve in such a short span of time.
Oh this is so depressing.

Melissa R.

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