I'd been hearing a lot about Trim Healthy Mama. A friend gave me the book, and I decided to try it. I lost about nine pounds, then stayed at the same weight for weeks. It was so disheartening to read all of the success stories, and come to the conclusion that it worked for THEM, but it wasn't going to work for ME.
I tried regular dieting, cutting back, choosing good food. The scale didn't budge. A year went by.
Finally, in June 2014, I took a look at myself and decided to just do it.
My THM journey started out exactly the same way as it h ad the previous year. I lost nine pounds rather quickly, then stuck. The scale didn't budge. I was following the plan, but the plan wasn't working for me.
Instead of giving up, I pleaded for help from the THM Facebook community. They were so helpful! After reviewing my menu, they told me that I wasn't eating enough - that I was "dieting" rather than eating to feed my body and meet my nutritional needs.
I added in a snack, and made sure to eat every 3 hours or so, and the weight kept coming off. From the beginning of June until the end of August, I went from 210 to 194. That was 16 lbs in three months. From September to December, I took off a further 12 lbs, ending up at 182 on my birthday. That was 12 lbs in three months. A bit slower, but still coming off.
By the end of March, I weighed 167. That's 15 lbs in almost four months.
Since then, I've been stuck at 167, but the amazing thing is that my clothes are looser. I've lost inches. I've firmed up a bit. I still have loose skin, but I am now comfortable in size 11 clothing, which is so much better than the XL size 18 I was wearing a year ago.
Next post, I'll tell you how I did it. Definitely, you should buy the book. Trim Healthy Mama.