11 months on Trim Healthy Mama for this girl! The journey has been sweet. Sweet has a few meanings in that sentence.
- I have many “sweet” weight loss goals to celebrate.
- I have many “sweet” non-scale victories that thrill my heart.
- I eat yummy sugar-free desserts all the time that are delish!
I will be the first to admit how far I have yet to go. I don’t know an exact goal weight that I’d like to reach but, being healthy is the goal! I would estimate that I have another 84 pounds are so to lose on my journey, give or take a few pounds.
The added bonus to my journey the past few months has been helping others. I’ve been working personally with a few dozen ladies on THM for quite a while now. Added to that has been working with the THM team and getting to help in the group with thousands of ladies working the plan. What a joy to help others and see them doing so well. I know God has placed this in my life as a ministry and to keep me accountable.
I post these updates not to boast in myself but, to boast in God and all He’s done for me! I also post to encourage someone who comes to my page that is hurting, struggling and looking for a boost! To God be the glory for all He’s done in me and through THM.
Here I was….so miserable.
I use this before shot of me since much of me is in it. I was the one taking pictures, not the one in the pictures. This was Sept of 2012.
The past few months I’ve been steadfast to the plan and stuck with it even when I was at Thanksgiving, potlucks and get-togethers! It’s really not that difficult to stay on track if you set your mind to it. Being prepared really does help! I take food along to share with everyone that I can eat too.
During a time when I was “stuck”…I realized I needed to add more E’s to my week. I was doing about 2 a week and that just wasn’t enough to keep my metabolism guessing so I started to eat one or two a day! I did well for a while but, then realized now that I’m eating too many E’s for my body so I’m backing off of them a bit. I’m going to stick with 5 E’s a week and see how that goes. The plan is really about learning how your body responds to food and making changes to fit YOU. Don’t get discouraged when you become stalled for a few weeks..or even a month! I’ve been there a few times and if you stick with it, you will see the scale move. Your body goes through times of adjustment and healing. Just work the plan and it will come off! Slow and steady will win the race…eventually!!! The plan is NOT fast and furious. I appreciate that so much as my body is adjusting well as I go. I also feel much healthier losing at a slow pace.
During this past 10 pounds I hit my wedding weight! I know many of you saw the crazy pictures I posted in my dress! My family may think I’m crazy but, it was a fun day for me!
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to get recipes. These are well known to most THM gals but, I wanted to share them anyways in case you are new or have stumbled upon my post.
- Gwen’s Nest is one of my all time favorites! If you want more info on the plan you can easily find it on her blog!
- Trim Healthy Mama’s Pinterest boards are FULL of awesome THM friendly recipes! They are categorized so well and easy to navigate!
- Sheri Graham’s blog has some GREAT recipes!
- Amanda at Counting All Joy has a beautiful testimony and good eats too!
So, there are a few places you can visit to get new recipes, articles and encouragement on the THM plan.
I didn’t take a 70 pound goal picture like I’ve done in the past but, my friend Angel at Captured by an Angel Photography took our family pictures this past Saturday. If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area you should have her do your family pictures, wedding photos, etc. I thought I’d just post one of all four of us!
Thanks for visiting and reading small parts of my journey.