75 Pound Goal- Trim Healthy Mama

Weight loss has slowed down for the past 6 months.  Praise GOD, I truly did not become discouraged.  I had moments of wishing it would go faster but, in all honesty I was not downhearted!  I trust the plan and know that if I follow what I’ve learned that I will get there!  I don’t look at weight loss as a quick journey!  I think that is what many think from watching The Biggest Loser or Extreme Weight Loss shows.  When I see someone lose 100 pounds in 3 months due to INSANE amounts of exercise I get concerned.  I know it can easily be gained back and that their overall health is being jeopardized.

Me, before….at about 304 pounds.

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Though it’s taken time to reach this goal, I am thankful.  I am savoring each little non-scale victory that I meet.  Recently I went to the doctor because I had some hormone testing done and wanted him to read the results.  I met a goal sitting on the doctor’s table.  He went to take my blood pressure and put the cuff on.  I am used to the embarrassment of a doctor asking the nurse for the larger cuff because it won’t fit.  Today, it fit perfectly!  I smiled.  Then my blood pressure was 125/85!!  I wanted to jump up and down!  One year ago I was on blood pressure medicine and it was still at 165/90 or higher!  My bottom numbers were often at 99.  My doctor was proud of me which was an added bonus!  I will take these type victories any day over pounds.  Stalls or slow loses can all be a beautiful part of the journey if YOU let it.  It was a signal for me that my body was healing and that my thyroid was low.  Now, I am getting help for my hormone health!

So, for fun…I wanted to see how many pounds I’ve lost visually!  I know it encourages me to keep on pushing!  What weighs 75 pounds?  How much have I really lost?

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My dog wouldn’t cooperate for pictures because our cat way nearby! Oh well!!

Thanks for the support many of you have given me on my journey!  I’ve got a ways to go but, I am thankful for how far I’ve come!  I am thankful for all God has done in my life through Trim Healthy Mama!

 

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23 thoughts on “75 Pound Goal- Trim Healthy Mama

  1. Thank you so much Jennifer. For all of your encouragement to me through your posts, your recipes, your encouragement. It means so much to me. I tend to emotionally eat, and right now my emotions are all over the place, and for the first time in my life, I am able to not only stick with healthy choices, but I overeat way less. Thank you!

  2. You go girl! Thanks for letting us tag along on your journey because you have not only given great recipes but encouraged me as a THM plodder! The goal is health and enjoying food… love it!

  3. Jennifer, thanks for the encouraging update. I get discouraged because weight is coming off so slowly. In fact, I joined the turtle group. I needed to hear what you shared about not quitting, knowing the plan will work. You look amazing:) thanks for all you do as a thm encourager.

  4. Beautiful photo Jennifer. Thank you for sharing your journey it has been so very inspiring to me. May God bless you richly.

  5. You are brave and beautiful and an inspiration! I think you look gorgeous, and you encourage me to stick with the plan!

  6. Jennifer you look absolutely smashing. So proud of you. Thank ypu for sharing your journey with us and your delicious foods. I know God has used in so many ways to bless others. Congratulations on meeting one of your goals. Praising God with you.

  7. You are amazing and look wonderful. I am so proud of you. BTW, I made your egg casserole for Easter potluck breakfast and it was a hit. My kids said it was the best one there! Thank you.

  8. Jennifer, I recently learned that I have an under active thyroid, as well. Can you share what you’re doing to boost your thyroid function? Thanks!

    • Jessica, I did my own blood work. I used Healthonelabs.com but, there are many others. I did a female panel and an extra thyroid panel that had Free T3 and Free T4 tests in it. Those are the early indicators and often overlooked in testing. I paid about $120 for all those tests…a fraction of what I’d have paid if the doctor ordered them. I then got my results via email and took them to my doctor.

      He is a D.O…or a natural doc who does great with thyroid stuff. 🙂 He said 3 of my 4 sex hormones were low. So, he put me on Nature-Throid to get my thyroid where it needs to be…hopefully the others will follow suit. He explained that the thyroid is like a thermostat for the others. I am also now taking Selenium and Iodine. 🙂 Those are often deficient.

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