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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weight journey contined

 If someone had told me seven months ago that I would weigh 100lbs less than I did, I would have laughed. Fast forward seven months to the present and I am not laughing I am jumping for joy, which by the way is eaiser to do now. I am not at my goal weight but I am so much closer.
 
 
This has been an incredible journey that is still going on. See where I started. I love food and I don't feel deprived from it with THM which stands for Trim Healthy Mama, a new way to eat that yields wonderful results. When I look at the pictures above, I wonder how I let myself go that long. I was miserable, lacking energy, and even depressed. I needed a change and I found it with THM. If I can do this, then you can do this. It takes one good decision at a time. One nutritious meal, one satisfying snack, even one refreshing drink at a time and did I mention those can all be healthy too. We succumb to poor eating habits one choice at a time. We learn to overcome those habits one lesson at a time.

This is me 100lbs lighter!!!! I am happier, more energetic, and I am healthier. Many have asked me about food journals, I don't keep journals. The way I did this was by setting a timer, to eat every three hours. I start my day with an S breakfast, lunch normally is E, and dinner is whatever goes with the meat I am using. See THM Explained if you didn't understand that. Most of my snacks are Greek yogurt with Polanar jelly, celery with Laughing Cow Cheese (which my husband hates paying for), cheese sticks and pepperoni, and Fat Stripping Frappes (a THM recipe). I just started adding fuel pulls in my regiment, since I have S and E meals down. I don't stress over it, I follow the recipes, adapt my own and go with it. I don't have a secret way to lose weight. I just follow the plan. When I can't, like at some restaurants or church dinners I don't feel bad, I just get back on plan at the next meal.
The thing that helps me most is the wonderful THM community. The THM Facebook page has helped tremendously. The support, encouragement, recipes, and openness of all the ladies makes this journey easier. The days I get discouraged, I encourage myself with others' success. We are like a family supporting each other. 

31 comments:

  1. Awesome job! You are doing great!! You look fabulous!

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  2. Congratulations! You look amazing and the smile you're wearing is inspiring to me! You look so happy!

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  3. Praise the Lord! So happy for you! You are an inspiration to me. Praying for you, for us all, that we don't grow weary, and keep our Lord every before us as we run this race!

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  4. You look great!!!! This is very encouraging! I'm so glad your sharing your story! I'm so very happy for you and I know you will continue to do great, you are awesome!!!

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  5. Way to go!!! Just comparing the expression on your face between the two photos speaks volumes -- I've been THMing for about six months now, and it has been such a blessing to not feel depressed and overwhelmed about my weight anymore, but to have FINALLY taken control in a long-term way and know I'm in a healthier place. Praise God!!

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  6. What an amazing story! I had gotten so discouraged being a turtle and only losing 25 lbs in a year of THM. I need to lose 75 more. But your story has given me much needed re-motivation. I wasn't following the plan exactly like I should and cheating way too much! I KNOW I can do this! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    1. and at least you lost 25 pounds which is still good!

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  7. Wow! So happy for you! Putting up a timer for the three hour wait is exactly what I thought about doing just yesterday. Will have to try that.

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  8. you look amazing girl! keep it up! So proud of you! I love my THM foods. Doug does not complain (well much anyway) since I'm making so many yummy foods!

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  9. SO encouraging and inspirational!!! Great post!!

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  10. Go Mama!!! You are such an inspiration!! Stay strong, we are all so proud of you. Praying for complete healing and deliverance and that the Lord would return that which the locust have eaten. Blessings to you!! Michelle

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  11. You just really encouraged me! I was going to give up on the idea of THM because it sounded overwhelming. Two things you said helped...1. You've marred S and E, so you're adding FP = I don't have to master it all at once! 2. When you talked about not stressing out about eating out, church events, etc. I was kind of freaking out about that. THANKS!

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  12. You look amazing!!! It brings me so much joy to have the THM community; all these women who see that healthy lifestyles are essential to live our best lives for the Lord! Way to go...can't wait to see your next milestone...you are such an inspiration. :-)

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  13. You are an inspiration! Keep up the great choices! Blessings to you ~

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  14. Did you do the whole thing ONLY with THM? I know I see some testimoies where the ladies lost like 30lbs on some other diet then started THM and lost 20 more. But, you lost ONE HUNDRED pounds in 7mo with THM? That is so amazing. I have been trying very hard since Oct 2013 and can not seem to loose more than the initial 11lbs. You are an inspiration for sure.

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  15. Thank you ladies. Yes I lost it all on THM.

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  16. That's awesome! Way to go! Looking forward to following the rest of your journey!

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  17. Amanda FrankenberryMarch 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    You look incredible!! What a transformation. You can see how much happier you are and how much better you feel just from looking at your before and arte pictures! Way to go!! THM has been an amazing blessing in my life as well and I am forever changed because of it. Keep it up girl...I have really enjoyed following your story.

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  18. I'm so proud of you!! I love the THM community on Facebook, too. They are always so helpful, encouraging and excepting.

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  19. You are amazing! I feel motivated to try THM too! Blessings!

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  20. Such a amazing story, always be proud of who you are, no matter what. You look to be much happier and I know you feel great. Keep up the good work, maybe someone will read this and be inspired to change their weight also Naturally.

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  21. Wow! You look amazing!! Congratulations :).

    ~Julia

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  22. Wowsa!!! U look gorgeous! !!!! I started my journey in Jan and lost 20 pounds so far

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  23. Thanks for being such an inspiration! I had been on the fence on whether to go the THM way or not. I have ALOT of weight to lose plus several medical issues I am trying to juggle. This post helped me to make the decision to finally get onboard with THM. God bless!

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  24. Just found your blog! You are an encouragement. I have a couple of hundreds of pounds to lose and getting ready to start THM. Thank you!

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  25. What an encouragement you are to us all! Thank you so much for sharing!

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