Friday, March 3, 2017

Weight Loss Update


This week I saw a photo of myself from Lindsay's wedding three years ago.    I started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way that fall.



This is me two and a half years later.


I eat on plan 90% of the time, and I have not weighed in ages because it goes up and down all the time.  However, I continue to lose inches everywhere, and while I'd love to be like some gals who lose 100 pounds in a year, I am 53, have thyroid issues, and hit menopause a few years ago.  So the fact that I am able to lose weight at all is amazing to me.  I continue to be encouraged by the changes in my body.

I've not consistently exercised for two reasons - 1. my back and 2. I'm lazy.  I know the exercise will also help my back, so that is an area I need to work on developing it into a habit.

I've lost between 45-50 pounds, and am down about 4 sizes in clothing.  I am going to re-read the book because I think that while I am eating healthy and on plan, I am eating too many crossovers for my body to continue losing.  I'm reminding myself that it didn't take me a few years to pack on all that weight and that I am on a journey.

9 comments:

  1. How encouraged you must be! The change (just from the neck up) is apparent! I like your honesty in including "lazy" in your evaluation. I confess the same thing. I have 5 pounds that won't budge and am pretty sure that is the missing ingredient...I can identify.

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  2. you are an inspiration of beauty, inside and out, dear friend. ♥
    lovely then and lovely now.. i'm so proud of you, deanna.
    i agree with re-reading the THM book - getting back to basics
    and refreshing the reason and process.

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  3. I've got a friend that has lost 55 pounds on that eating plan. You look great. Congrats

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  4. That's a great weight loss and its best over time, so you've done well and look great!

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  5. Wow...that is wonderful, Deanna! That is something to be proud of. Congratulations on your weight loss! Can I ask what the actual plan is?

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    1. Debby I follow a way of eating from the book Trim Healthy Mama.

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  6. This is wonderful!!!!! I have to be honest I giggled when you shared your reason for exercise...Lazy. I totally get it. I have challenged myself to walk daily and on the most part since October I have. Even in rain. I do it for mental health more so than anything but it has also helped me in the weight area.

    Proud of you and keep it up!!!

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  7. It is so obvious in person that you have really lost inches. I'm getting a feel for how very tiny you must have been when you got married. :-) Kudos to you for doing the hard things that bring this success.

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  8. Deanna, CONGRATS to you! I'm going to have to get my hands on this book. My daughter has it. I have thyroid issues as well with having no thyroid due to thyroid cancer.
    Blessings,
    d

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