So…Trim Healthy Mama has been around for a little while now…and I have mentioned it before (back in March 2013 – which it was funny to re-read this post again…a year later…SO MANY things have changed since I wrote this!). In that post I stated how I loved the nutritional information in the THM book but that the recipes seemed rather difficult and the ingredients were not ones commonly found in our kitchen. [Well…low and behold…come to find out…we now use several of the things needed to follow the THM plan! *grin*] I have also mentioned over the last several months how I was starting Weight Watchers…well lack of finances have stopped that, as well as doing Tae Kwon Do classes the same place the boys are taking classes. So now it is completely up to me…here at home…using healthier eating and exercise. (Yes, I did say the dreaded “e” word. LOL) Imagine that. *grin* [Actually the way it really should be anyway, right!?!?]
So, as of this past Friday, I ordered another Trim Healthy Mama book (as I sold my previous copy). I know SO MANY people who have found success on this plan. It is also very “healthy eating” focused…which I understand a lot more now (but I still have A LOT to learn!). Additionally, it seems to deal with “sugar addiction” – which I also suffer from. [You can check out my Food Addiction post from 2011 is also interesting to re-visit. It is neat to look back…and see what has changed…and what has not.]
One week ago today I started a 21-Day challenge with a friend of mine and a couple of other ladies. I have been exercising and somewhat watching what I eat. So far I have lost 1-1/2 pounds. My friend posted something similar to this…
…in our group and I thought that was a WONDERFUL idea! So…the ones in the picture are mine…nothing fancy…but still helps when I look at it each time…it is a very visual way to see that progress (even if small) *IS* being made.
I am continuing to research and learning healthier ways of cooking and eating (you can check out my cooking with cast iron posts too). I am trying to learn and change as much as I can while still staying within our budget (not always the easiest thing to do!).
So…in preparation for my THM book arrival, I have grabbed/ordered a few things so we can be prepared to start…Laughing Cow cheese (just the name cracks me up!), almond milk, stevia and glucomannan. I guess we’ll see how they work. Some of the things we already use now are coconut oil, much less processed foods (therefore many natural cooking essentials), turkey bacon, lots of veggies and fruits.
Right now, two of the big questions I have are…greek yogurt and stevia. I have tried both and like neither of them…so curious how often they are used, in what, and if I will like them or not…
So…have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? Have you tried it? Have you had success? Do you have friends who have tried it and had success? Heard of it but been hesitant to try (like me)? I’d love to hear…leave a comment telling me!
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
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