Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Trim Healthy Mama: Weight Loss Update

Drum roll, please………

Today, I hit 40 pounds lost!  Woo Hoo!

This is a milestone for me.  I'm so thankful.

My last update was two months ago.  8 pounds in two months.  In my mind, that's slow weight loss.  For the last two weeks, the scale hasn't really moved, I've been hovering at 37 pounds lost.

I kept reading about the plan, and checking to make sure I was not doing crossovers.  I then read an article by a Trim Healthy Mama gal who had met her goal weight.  She mentioned a few things that could slow your weight loss.  I made a few changes. 

The first is that I started to eat more.  Yes, you heard that right!  I realized that I needed to eat more and add some snacks to get my metabolism burning!  So, I've been doing that.  The other thing I did was buy some Milk Thistle (Silymarin) for liver support.  Your liver processes all the fat that is in your body, not just the fat you eat.  It sometimes needs help so it doesn't get stressed.

I just said to my Mom yesterday, sometimes I can't even tell if I've lost any weight.  She said, "Oh, yes, you have!"  I think this was because I haven't dropped many clothing sizes.  Some gals lose 10 pounds but drop 4 sizes in clothes.  I am continually learning to not compare!

Okay so here in my progression in photos, I'm wearing the same sweater in all of them.

 Maybe 7 months before starting THM

 At 15 weeks on THM I'd lost 27 pounds.

This morning 30 weeks on plan.  40 pounds lost.

I don't know if I'll keep using this sweater.  I have it pulled back at the waist so you can see that I actually have one - the sweater is pretty baggy on me.  You can see it bunched up in the front, too.

A huge blessing to me is that a lot of friends and family have seen what's happening to me and are now doing the plan.  It is helping so many people.  My mom was having to see a risk specialist at her heart doctor's office and after her blood work and visit last week, the specialist said, "You don't need to see me anymore!"  Her numbers were all great!  Mom said that she talked about this eating plan with the specialist and it is really so close to how they want her (with some blockage in an artery) to eat!  

I am giving thanks to God for this whole plan!  It works, I am thankful to Him for the changes that it has made in my life!



18 comments:

  1. You're getting smaller and your smile is getting bigger! Fantastic, Deanna! You look great!

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  2. Oh, forgot to say "Yay!" for all your mom's good work, too. It is so good to be released from a doctor's care!

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  4. Congratulations! You look great! Slow loss is the best.

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  5. Congratulations...you've done awesome!

    Blessings,
    Sharon

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  6. Fantastic, Deanna! Congratulations! Whoo Hoo for healthy eating.

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  7. 40 pounds in 7 months?! That's awesome! Don't you love the before and after photos? You look great! Keep up the good work!

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    1. 6 months, actually! It is awesome. I am amazed! Thank you for your kind words!

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  8. Congratulations Deanna, you are looking fabulous. I noticed your face in the last photo with your inner beauty showing through with happiness.
    BTW, this is my kind of selfie!

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  9. Great job!!! You loo great!!!

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  10. The bad news? You won't be able to wear that darling sweater!

    The good news? That darling sweater is too big for you!

    Rejoicing with you, friend!! You are reaping the rewards of your discipline and tenacity! You look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. This plan works and that encourages me to keep with it during the times when it feels like nothing is happening!

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  11. Good for you! Keep it up. I KNOW first-hand the benefits (physical, emotional and yes--even spiritual) that come from taking good care of the "temple". And to be honest, I need to apply some attention and effort to getting some winter pounds off myself!

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    1. I have been amazed that all my weight loss has really been without much exercise at all, I have back issues, and through the fall and winter!

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  12. Oh yes I can tell, your face is even thinner. I remember when you started and knew you could do it. Congratulations girl! Way to go!
    I think it is a great program and as you said the medical benefits are wonderful.

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