No, like, seriously. It has.
This is me in November with my wonderful family:
And for perspective, this is even a rear view:
You might think, hey, she's not horrible, or you just had a baby. Those were things that what I was thinking. I was exercising, but, man was I hungry. And I like to eat. And I wasn't that thin before I got pregnant anyhow, you know? Plus I'm older now.
I kept making more and more excuses as to why I couldn't lose the weight. I kept getting heavier and heavier until my 5'8" frame peaked at 186 pounds.
Then I heard on facebook about this diet book called Trim, Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. It didn't seem like the normal, here's a menu, exercise like crazy and starve deal. And it isn't. It is a unique way of looking at diet that has worked quite well for me.
I have tried a lot of things. I have failed or given up on many things, but the THM plan is a life plan.
The book is long (over 600 pages), and there is a learning curve to figuring it out, but once you do, it is a life plan. There are very few topics that this book doesn't address in some way. The banter between the authoring sisters is a little wacky, but overall, some great, practical wisdom is here.
I have seen changes in my body and health that I didn't think would ever be possible at this point in my life, and I think most of this is related to what I have learned from this book.
The lesson I guess I've learned is that there is always a solution. No one plan might work for everyone, but you can't just give up. It's been 8 years that I've been working at healing and eventual weightloss. It took time, but I've learned a lot about what didn't work for me and why.
Now I can focus on what is working and just go on and enjoy life.
Like I said, this book is massive. It is available both as a hard copy (that rivals the phone books of old) and a digitial copy (kindle, nook, or pdf). I will admit that I have a hard copy and the pdf both as I don't want to be without and have loaned my book out since getting it.
So, how have I dropped over 30 pounds without even trying? How do I plan on losing those last 10 stubborn pounds? I'll be telling in the coming days...
|My 44th birthday in February. 20 lbs lost.|
|30 lbs lost in April (sorry, not the best shot)|