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!