I took off some much needed time from blogging so I haven’t been doing my Wednesday Weekly Weigh In posts. But I’m back and more determined than ever that this is the year that I will reach my goal weight.
I don’t post my actual weight but rather the amount that was lost for the week, or gained :(. I think it’s more important to track how you are feeling and inches than weight and it’s probably going to sabotage your efforts if you weigh daily. So much can affect your number on the scales!
With all of that being said….
From last week until now, I’ve lost 3.8 pounds!!!!
I am now at my lowest since I started back in October. I will admit that December was mostly gaining and losing the same three pounds but I am hoping that those are off now for good. With all of the holidays behind me finally, I am almost at 100% back on THM plan.
I am thinking of posting my weekly menu to help others. I usually sit down on Sundays and plan it all out so it would be very easy to post. Occasionally things do change but it’s so nice to have a plan and it really, really helps to stay on plan with a menu. It helps those impulsive eating pitfalls.
If you are not familiar with THM (“Trim Healthy Mama”) it is a eating plan developed by two sisters. Their newest book breaks down the science behind it in a very easy to understand, conversational way. They also have a cookbook that is out of this world amazing!!! They also have a website community that you can join but it’s not essential to success. You can also find tons of recipes on Pinterest (check out my boards for S Meals, E Meals, FP Meals, THM Everything Else. My mom actually has a board that she and I both add to as we find favorites, Tested and Tried THM recipes.) If you are just getting started I would recommend the first book that I linked to above. I have the original book which includes the plan and quite a few recipes (no food pics though). I know some people said that it was a little harder to follow and not quite as professionally edited but I had no problem. Their newest book though has more information in it. The main science behind it is that you eat from only one source. The “S” stands for “Satisfying” and fuels you with good healthy fats. The “E” stands for “Energizing” and fuels with healthy carbs. The “FP” is fuel pull and has an equal balance. My “Everything Else board” is basically recipes that I haven’t had time to determine if they really belong on the S or E boards, or has information for both. You cut out unhealthy white flour, sugars (can use natural sweeteners that they suggest), white rice, and white potatoes.
You know what I love most about this program? Okay, honestly, there are several things I love:
- the plan is very doable, and it works!!
- the recipes are delicious and will not make you feel deprived at all!!
- there is an amazing community both on Facebook and on their website community forum.
If you follow this plan, be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss any of the tips, recipes and meal plans. Due to copyright infringement laws, I cannot share actual recipes from their cookbook that will appear on my menu plan but I will provide the page number. And not all of my menu is from the cookbook, some are recipes I’ve already shared on the blog and many from Pinterest sources.
Good luck in your weight loss and let’s make this a healthier year!
What are you health-related goals for 2016?
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