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I lost weight 3 years ago the old fashioned way, counting calories on Sparkpeople. I craved the entire time, then gained it back and then some. May 2, 2015 I started Trim Healthy Mama. As of today, May 15, I've lost a few pounds. More importantly, I've lost my cravings - even when I taste carb & fat ridden foods.
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Update on May 8, 2016 - I lost 18 pounds while following THM principles over several months, fell off the bandwagon, but only gained 3 pounds back. Not bad. I'm back on the THM plan and plan to keep going.
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Other goals I want to do at a lower weight:
Hike the Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain.
Spend a night at the Hike-Inn.
Swim with the manatees in FL.
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May 2019 - The weight I lost in 2016, I've gained back. I'm working on weight loss again, and I've lost 10 pounds over 3 months, 5 in March, none in April, 5 in May. I really think 3 to 5 pounds a month is realistic for me.

Oct. 2019 - I've lost 23 pounds since March, average loss is 3 pounds in a month. I try to walk 20 minutes a day, mostly I do. And I do not stay perfectly on my plan.

My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a dark chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.


Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 11,872

My Goals:
Right now, I'm striving to leave the obese category and get to the overweight category. At that time, I will re-evaluate my goal.


My Program:
My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.

I'm tracking my food on Sparkpeople.
30 min. of cardio 5X/week



Personal Information:
I live on top of a mountain, am married, and have a 19 year old son.


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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge




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  • v SHARON10002
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    A - Adopt the pace of nature - her secret is patience.

    P - Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting, but to keep going when the going is hard and slow.

    R - Remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and loved more than you know.

    I - Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure.
    Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, and eventually success.

    L - Let nothing disturb you; let nothing dismay you; all things soon pass.

    April showers bring May flowers . . . Keep your face toward the sunshine, even though things are gloomy.

    Thanks so much for dropping by my page with your rays of sunshine!
    Have a happy and healthy April!
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    180 days ago
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    Happy Friday! Look what the cat dragged in – me! We are ending the week here on a sunny note, and I'm feline fine. Thank goodness because it’s been raining cats and dogs here for the last week! I hope you all are feline fine today.
    Have you guessed what today’s jokes are about? Well, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag, and cat this show on the road! In case, you're still wondering . . .
    I'll let the cat outta the bag . . .
    I hope you think these are just purr-fect:

    What is a cat’s favorite car to ride in?
    A fur-rari

    Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a whole ball of yearn?
    She gave birth to an entire litter of mittens.

    What’s a cat’s most important trait?
    Its purr-sonality, of course.

    What does a cat think when it looks in the mirror?
    I’m paws-i-tivly a diva!

    How do cats like to shop?
    In Catalogs

    Why does the cat sit next to the computer?
    It’s keeping an eye on the mouse.

    What do you get if you cross a cat with a lemon?
    A Sourpuss

    I hope you thought these jokes were the cat’s meow! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Bye bye for meow . . .
    180 days ago
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    Happy Friday!
    After being housebound for the week I think it's definitely time for some fun with a few jokes and riddles that I'm hoping will bake your day just a little brighter and batter.
    Nuttin's better than starting the weekend off than a few good giggles, and here's a variety of cookie jokes you can pick and chews from.
    Some of these jokes are a little nutty, just like me.
    Feel free to indulge and enjoy because they're calorie free!

    Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
    Because he felt crummy.

    Why couldn't Cookie Monster make his bed?
    He couldn't find a cookie sheet.

    What cookie can make you rich?
    Fortune Cookies

    Why did the thief rob the Keebler Elves?
    Because they had a large stash of dough.

    Why did the little cookie cry?
    Because his mommy was a wafer too long.

    How can you tell that a blonde has been making chocolate chip cookies?
    There's M&M shells scattered all over the kitchen floor.

    The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

    Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend, in spite of how the cookie crumbles!
    187 days ago
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    Optimism is an expectation of the future, but hope is a way of experiencing the present. Optimism argues with the predictions of cynicism and bitterness, and is often proved wrong. Hope rejects cynicism and bitterness as unhelpful, and is perennially proved right. - Doug Muder

    I hope you are doing well.
    Keep your face toward the sunlight, and enjoy the weekend.
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    193 days ago
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    Top o’ the mornin’ to ye! It’s the Friday before St Patrick’s Day so let’s have a wee bit o’ Irish humor to start off the weekend right!

    An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding.
    The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.
    He says, “Father, have you been drinking?”
    “Just water,” says the priest.
    The trooper looks him in the eye and says, “Then why do I smell wine?”
    The priest looks down at the bottle and says, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!”


    Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend Finney.
    “Did you see the paper?!” asked Gallagher. “They say I died!!”
    “Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney. “So where are ye callin’ from?”


    Why does it take five Irishmen to change a lightbulb?
    One to change the bulb. Four to remark about how grand the old bulb was.


    How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
    He's Dublin over with laughter!


    Why are so many leprechauns florists?
    They have green thumbs!

    How is a good friend like a four-leaf clover?
    They’re hard to find!

    I am so glad I found you here on Spark People!!! Enjoy your weekend!
    201 days ago
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