Trim Healthy Mama

THM

I ordered a print copy of Trim Healthy Mama from Christianbook.com! It should arrive early next week. I got so excited about the possibility of change (while writing this post) that I went and purchased a PDF copy too, so I can get started reading right away.

Okay, are you ready?

So, let’s be honest. I am overweight. Very overweight. I know that. The last time I started to work on my weight and was actually making some progress, I got pregnant with twins (they will turn 6 this year).

Instead of continuing to work on my weight during their pregnancy and onwards, I stopped. I don’t know why I stopped, but I did. The next few years were spent recovering from c-section, navigating breastfeeding twins, homeschooling, tending our home business, and managing life.

And then my body decided it was going to start falling apart. I had Strep for 3 months and it just would not leave. Then I had a knee injury (which has taken over 2.5 years to recover from). Then I got Shingles, had a bought of Mononucleosis, and then Shingles turned into postherpetic neuralgia and become an ongoing nightmare. On top of all of those things from the past few years, we spent most of the past year (2013) investigating  painful lumps in my neck (in and around my right ear) and have yet to find any answers. I kicked this year off with a cold/cough/flu that started right after Christmas and is still going strong (some days are better than others). My immune system is definitely working at a diminished capacity right now.

I know what has always worked for me in the past (low carb), but doing anything more than getting through each day feels like too much. We also have a house full of food related issues and navigating them is stressful at best. Hosanna (5) is allergic to dairy, eggs, and peanuts. Moses (12) is allergic to mushrooms, cheese, and shellfish. Jonah (hubby) is allergic to salmon and raw eggs. Elisha (13) strongly dislikes onions, tomatoes, most chicken, most beef, most pork, and other random things on any given day. I do best on low carb, I don’t have any major food likes or dislikes, except beans. Beans don’t like me; they give me an upset tummy.

I have felt this nudging, tugging in me to try something, anything, to see if I can shake some of these health issues that have been plaguing me for the past few years.

First, I was intrigued by the Daniel Plan and purchased it. It is sitting waiting to be read (and I will read it).

Then I found Trim Healthy Mama. Several friends were talking about it. It kept popping up in my facebook stream. It kept showing up on my Pinterest. Finally a friend had an extensive conversation about it in a Facebook Group I am on. I went straightaway to Christianbook.com and purchased a copy for myself. I could stand it no longer, I had to see what all the fuss was about.

I have joined every Facebook Group (Trim Healthy Mamas, Allergen Free Trim Healthy Mama, Trim Healthy Mamas Beginners, and Very Fluffy Trim Healthy Mamas), I have a Trim Healthy Mama Pinterest Board, I have identified local and online friends who are doing Trim Healthy Mama and having success (and even read many stories of Mamas who quit because it didn’t work for them) and I am eagerly awaiting my print copy of the book.

But for now, I am off to open my Trim Healthy Mama PDF (the one I purchased when I was halfway through writing this post).  I’ll let you know how it goes.

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8 replies
  1. Christy S. Lube
    Christy S. Lube says:

    Yay! I am really loving THM. I have only lost a little over 20 pounds so far (and that’s since June), but it’s such a freeing plan. I think the Daniel Plan would complement it nicely for a time, also. I’ve been intrigued by it by haven’t tried it out yet.

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    • HoneyBrown
      HoneyBrown says:

      Hi Christy,
      Familiar faces always welcome! I can’t wait to write my next post. I do plan on reading the Daniel Plan book also. I believe it will have complimentary information.
      Blessings
      Honey

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  2. Kimberly Eddy
    Kimberly Eddy says:

    Honey, I’m doing it! I’ve been doing Trim Healthy Mama for a whole week now with my 20 year old daughter. I have about 60 pounds to lose. My dd needs to lose about 15-20 maybe. I already see a big difference, and there’s been some progress on the scale. Yippee. Let’s encourage each other since we have a long road to travel. :-)

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  3. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Cheering for you, Honey! If you can find a few “fuel” things that you can pull out when things get crazy, it helps immensely (says the girl who isn’t even trying to lose the 10+ lbs i put on this year!) – when we did Zone, it was cottage cheese (protein/carb) with some frozen berries on top and a few almonds. It could be my “meal” if i hadn’t planned for something Zone for everyone – i made them the regular meal and had that little bowl of fuel:)… I had my husband helping me last time – and i think i need him again. But you can do this – you are such a determined, hard working girl! I know you will ace it, Honey!

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    • HoneyBrown
      HoneyBrown says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Stephanie. Jonah is fully supportive of me and will be working right along with me. We will be doing THM for the whole family. I know I can do this. I just need to finish the book, plan my menu and write my grocery lists. You can do this too :)

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