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I have been on Trim Healthy Mama for over a year. This has been the longest I have ever been on a plan that I don't feel like I'm dieting or losing weigh, but I am losing weight..I went from 206 to 157, my goal is 144!

Found this plan because my friends were losing substantial amounts of weight and they are all over 60 years old. This is great news for all of us that are post menopausal. We need the help with our slower metabolisms and other health issues. Good thing THM is for women of all ages!

1 Year Anniversary May 1....
So one year ago on May 1, when I had given up on ever losing weight, when I had tried every diet out there, well almost every diet...from counting points, calories, South Beach, Richard Simmons, Dr Oz, and not to mention the countless emotional eating books and all the other things I've tried like the cabbage soup diet...I found Trim Healthy Mama, or should I say it found me.

Put it this way I was soooooooooooooo not ever going to diet, ever again....I was at my heaviest 206.4 lbs, and in a size 18/20...the thought of being on any diet was far from my mind...done, had it, can't do it and don't want to attitude when it came to diets.

My husband saw our friend Phyllis "Mavrickbaby" on facebook talking about how much weight she lost and how our other friends were losing "who by the way are all over the age of 60" I reached out to her..

I was skeptical and was afraid of how much fat everyone my cholesterol is or should I say was high...

AND because I was done with diets for good I wasn't sure I even wanted to look into it but then I said they must be on to something as Phyllis struggled as far back as I could remember with her weight as well as my other friends. SO I was sold.

It was difficult at first to understand the concept, but I was able to text her and another friend with questions that helped a lot...

What I did was found a few meals from each category and stuck with them while I was learning the concept and mind you I still do try to keep it simple as I'm not a big kitchen type person.

Did I fail at times, yes I sure did and sometimes still do...I was on a Dairy Queen binge last summer and when I was on vacation was totally off plan, and have I had potato chips, yup at least twice since I started...but in the END I get back on plan...if you can take one thing away from my blog, the KEY to my success is:


By keeping it SIMPLE, I've lost 40 lbs (down to 164)...can I lose the last 20, sure I can, slowly just like I've lost the 40 very slowly..this is not a race with the weight, live life, enjoy the food and know if YOU really follow this lifestyle you will lose the weight..

Update 4/21/16: Whoops it has been awhile since I updated my status, as of today I'm 164, so down 3 pounds since March 12, and I love how it just seems to come off so slowly I don't notice and I love that THM is becoming second nature, I just switch up fuel sources without even realizing it. I've been wearing clothes that I haven't worn in years and I've started my donation of clothes to big bag...I say wow how did this happen, but it has and I'm so thankful and grateful for the process.

Update 3/12/16: Finishing up my second week of the Fuel Pull Cycle, down to 167 - lost 1.8 more pounds. I,m happy to be back on freestyling. The last two weeks has been interesting, some days felt like good ole dieting (yuk)! But 4.8 pounds lost in 2 weeks I'll take it. Need to get back to making sure I get some exercise in for the good ole heart.

Update 3/5/16: Whoaaa this morning I weigh 168.8, lost 3 lbs this week trying what they call on the THM plan as a fuel pull cycle. I'm starting my next cycle today...The sisters Serene and Pearl only recommend completing a FP cycle no more than 2 weeks in a row. I'll be back to free-styling very soon. But I can tell you the E and FP days brought back the memories of dieting, yuk...I love mixing up my S, E, and FP meals. I sure missed my eggs fried in coconut oil and turkey my fats!

Update 2/20/16: Weight this morning 171.8 lost 1.2 lbs over the last two weeks and I tribute it to my sticking to plan and not eating past the point of being comfortable. Last night I went to dinner with a friend and had a side of veggies, a chicken breast that was pan seared with bourbon (not sure what the oil was), mushroom, and onions, it was really good, when I got home I checked myself and nope was not hungry and quite full so didn't make any of my THM desserts. 1.2 lbs. might not seem a lot for two weeks, but to me the step in the right direction. The plan works if you live the lifestyle....and I'm sure I would be at goal weight if I had not eaten so many darn dairy queens over the summer.

Update 2/8/16: Weight this morning 173, been going up and down. My THM plan is not to blame for the slow progress but eating for no reason when I have nothing going on..but I still feel so satisfied with my food and my body is still loving me for it. Down 33 pounds so far since starting and that isn't anything to take lightly. Started THM on 5/1, so I hope by 5/1 this year I'll be in the 160's, yup not rushing it, just a small goal...

Update 1/13/16: Weight this morning 175, haven't lost any over the holidays. Still have my eye on the prize of being in the 160's by Spring....since May I have been enjoying my food and the decreased times of binging. I do need to find some things to do in the evening so I don't eat out of boredom..Winter is here and easy to do..

Update 11/24/15: Weight this morning 173 down 4-lbs in two weeks, can't believe before I know it I'll be in the 160's. This THM is such an effortless way of eating and never feeling deprived and not counting calories, weighing or measuring..such freedom. I hope other women consider THM, those that apply the concept lose weight.

Update 11/9/15: This morning 177, two lbs since October but I'm okay with that because I don't feel like I'm on any plan now and THM has become second nature to me...enjoying new and easy recipes as well as desserts. I did get into some things during the past month that mostly likely resulted in only two pounds, like Halloween candy, potato chips..but following THM surely is easy to just move on, no thinking about....last kids Halloween got all the leftover candy and no more chips as my Hubby stopped by and I asked for them....the only reason I'm sharing this is so everyone realizes not the plan but what I do off plan. :)

Update 10/6/15: Wow, this morning I'm 179, I've lost 4 lbs in two weeks...mmm wonder if it is because I stopped the Dairy Queen more hot fudge sundaes. I guess it is time for a new down 27.4, of which 23.6 is from following THM.

Update 9/25/15: My weight is now 183, so not much progress this month, not because of following THM but because I had binge a few times on things like dairy queen hot fudge sundaes.....soooo...Anyway, I have been doing THM since May 1, and I surely, truly do not feel like it has been that long..time really flies which tells me I'm not on a diet at all. THM's new cookbook came out and I can't wait to try some of the recipes....they create recipes that are not hard to do and are they say who is dieting?

Update 9/4/15: My weight is now 183.6 since 8/15, so about 4 pounds loss since....this is really a slow process, but I'm so happy with my food. Just ordered by breast cancer charm in memory of my gram, mom, and sisters Donna and Patty all lost to breast cancer. Hoping by next summer I'll be where I'll feel comfortable with my weight. I'm waiting on a $300 gift card from my cable company..I will be saving it to buy myself all new clothes!

Update 8/15/15: My weight is down to 187, slowly it is coming off. I have been faltering a little on my plan, too many dairy queens and fast food. Just need to plan some really great tasting meals and desserts. And make up my mind to replace dairy queen with perhaps the Fat Stripping Frappa - haven't make that one yet. So since May 1 lost 15.6 pounds (average 3 lbs a month). My cholesterol blood results came back with lower total cholesterol which is great news.

Update 7/19/15: Was totally off plan when I was on vacation and gained 3 lbs, but got right back on plan when I got home after a few struggles (hot fudge sundaes called my name), but THM is so easy and satisfying it really isn't that hard to get back on plan. I hate to be in the kitchen so at times hard, but anytime you eat healthy it requires one to be in the kitchen, the food has to get prepared by someone. I lost the 3 lbs in about a week, so I'm sure part of the gain was water weight. Whoaaa love THM! My insides feel great, no heartburn, no bloat....

Update 6/26/15: So finally reach 189, and feeling great...I have been hungry the last couple of days, but then so have my cats, maybe a full moon of something..made the shrinker today and sipped on it all afternoon..yummy....having pizza, my crust is all cheese!

Update 6/21/15: My current weight is 190, so looking forward to being in the 180's, it has been awhile. The stress over the past year caused me to eat a lot, and I went from 170 to 206, which is quit shocking. I also attributed my eating to stress which in part it was, but I also believe because I was eating the wrong things like chips, candy bars, pizza, subs, all the things that have a lot of carbs only added to my cravings for more junk food. On THM I can have such great desserts and I never ever feel deprived! Who wouldn't want cheese cake or chocolate peanut butter cake? I make skinny peanut butter cups, etc. and the meals are out of this satisfying. Feeling great!

Update 6/11/15: My current weight is 192, albeit slow going I'm feeling great! One of my biggest health improvements is no more acid reflux during the night and I can feel the bloat leave my body. I do have to step up the water, seems I slack in that area, I can imagine how things will be if I could just get the water going. Water bottle here I come!

Update 5/22/15: Today my weigh in was 195, so not too shabby of a week..Food wise I have been having fun with experimenting, have not had any white stuff at all nor any wheat stuff since 5/1..well besides lavish bread. I have been making bread in a mug that doesn't have any wheat flour. But most important I have not binged at all since 5/1....that is a biggie for me...

Update 5/10/15: Wow I can't believe how emotionally and physically satisfied I have been since starting on 5/1. And not only that I have not binged! And I'm down to 198, 4 lbs might not seem like a lot but it takes me forever to lose weight when counting calories and watching fat, etc. Mostly because I end up binging because my body is just not nourished correctly. Overall things are progressing nicely.

Update 5/7/15: I'm on to a new adventure following "Trim Healthy Mama" concept of eating. Started 5/1 (weight 202.6). A few friends of mine over 60 have started this plan and have lost over 50 -lbs each, one lost 30 since Feb. With them giving me inspiration I'm giving it a try. The key for me is not to become obsessed with it as I think I might be a bit OCD.

Member Since: 9/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 39,993

My Goals:
Started THM on 5/1/15 which is a whole new way of eating, lots of healthy fats make for one satisfied person. HFLC

One pound at a time leads to 52 lbs in a year!

My Program:
Exercise 5 days a week
Drink my water
Eat the Trim Healthy Mama way

Personal Information:
From Buffalo, New York. Love to fish and have 5 cats (Matty, Mitty, Molly, Mulley and Tony)

Other Information:
Plan as a treat to myself buying a pandora bracelet and perhaps knock off charms for each 5lbs lost, the bracelet will resemble my first 10lbs, the charms at 5lb losses.

206.6 - starting weight

195 - Whoaaa bracelet

190 - cat sleeping on chair charm "so cute"

185 - breast cancer symbol charm (in honor of my 4 family members that passed away from breast cancer)

180 - crystal flower butterfly

175 - glass bead the color of the sea

170 - Green glass bead with flowers
165 - Blue glass bead with flowers
160 - add charm
155 - add charm
150 - add goal weight charm

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