Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Jumping into Trim Healthy Mama
While I waited on my book to arrive I change my mind about twice a day. One minute I was just going to read it and see what it had to say. The next minute I was all in... And, then I would be saying there was no way. This went on for two weeks as I waited on my shipment. A couple of days before the book arrived I finally decided I HAD to stop the excuses and just do it. I jumped in full force and clueless really. I just started doing my best and making plenty of mistakes along the way. I joined a local support group through FaceBook and I was totally on board. I read that 600 page book in two weeks! I was all in. I did not do too many weird foods but I found a few tricks that worked for me and stayed focused on that. My new motto became: Focus on what you CAN have and not what you CAN'T. I scheduled my rare cheats and allowed that. On days I felt deprived I let myself have something I thought I wanted and quickly realized it really was not that wonderful. I got my sweet fix while detoxing by having an occasional squirt of whipped cream in my mouth or on a THM pancake. Unless it was scheduled I mostly went off sweets for the first four months. I had a hard time adjusting to stevia and other sweeteners so just avoiding sweets of all sorts worked best for me. I dropped 4 pants sizes and 30 pounds in those first four months. I went from a size 14 down to and 8... I am only 5'3" tall so honestly I am not done, yet. After that point I began to struggle more. I still stayed on plan most of the time and during the Summer I lost another 5-8 pounds or something like that, but I kept yo-yoing and just cold not get lower than that. I was claiming a 35 pound loss. This past Christmas I went on vacation and for the first time ate freely of any and everything. I gained 10 pounds which was a bummer as I approached my one year Trimaversary. That is no good but I have learned to fix the mistakes I make. As soon as I was back from that vacation I jumped right back in and as I type this right now I have officially lost that vacation weight that I gained. I am claiming a 32 pound weight loss at this time. So, this summarizes my story. Over time I will try to share some things that worked for me and some pictures.