It’s been a while since I gave y’all a weight loss health journey update.  Here are a couple of my previous posts about my journey, just in case you missed them: How I’m Losing Weight and Improving Health Naturally and My Weight Loss Journey.  I also have a guest post on my journey which will be posted on a friend’s blog that I’ll be sharing with you soon as well.

As you know, I’ve been on the Trim Healthy Mama plan now since 2013.  I’ve been doing very well on the plan.  My weight has been up and down a little because of a hormonal imbalance.  However, this clean eating and Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle is beginning to balance that back out.  I’ve also been able to go completely off of my beta blockers for supraventricular tachycardia and inappropriate sinus tachycardia.

Since the decision to become a Trim Healthy Mama, I have removed processed foods, gluten, and soy from my diet.  I still struggle with my addiction to sugar, but I would say I am about 95% sugar free.   These days when I see foods laden with chemicals, I get sick to my stomach.  When the donuts are passed my way during Sunday school, I am not tempted to grab one.  I actually can’t stand the sight or smell of them, so I hold my breath, close my eyes, and politely pass them down to the other end of the table.

I’ve learned to rely on The Lord more and my stress eating habit less.  I now have the tools I need to give God and myself control of what I eat.  Food no longer controls me.

Here is my latest before and after picture.  I can’t believe the transformation God has created!

weight loss before and after

Trim Healthy Mama has been such a blessing in my life.  I know it is a plan inspired by God’s Word and the way He created our bodies.  I am so excited to hear about the many lives that have been changed by this healthy and faith-based lifestyle.  And now I am even more excited to announce that the writers, Pearl and Serene, have a new updated version which is divided into two separate books to make it more readable.  This is the first book:

Here’s a description from the ladies:

trim healthy mama plan: the easy-does-it approach to vibrant health and a slim wastline – Counting calories is out.  All the food groups are in.  Becoming trim and healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or painstaking anymore.  After trying almost every fad diet out there, Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, creators of the Trim Healthy Mama movement, took matters into their own hands. Through trial and error and much research, they created the TRIM HEALTHY MAMA PLAN, the breakthrough lifestyle program to help readers of all ages and stages get healthy, slim down and keep off the weight once and for all.

Based on the authors’ successful self-published book, this simplified, improved, practical plan shows readers a unique way to lose weight and get healthy by eliminating sugar, and still eating hearty, delicious food. The biblically-sound and highly effective eating approach centers on Satisfying meals (which include more fats and protein) and Energizing meals (which include more carbs and protein), as they are the key to success.  Scrumptious whole, unprocessed foods, including fats, blood sugar friendly grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables, are eaten in a way that boosts metabolism, yet still fits into anyone’s hectic lifestyle.  It’s family friendly and effective for pregnant and nursing mothers, pre or post- menopausal women, and also those without weight or health issues—even men and growing children.

The book includes menu plans, a list of key super foods to eat on plan, time-saving tips, and pantry stocking and lifestyle advice to help readers successfully reach their goals.

Join the Trim Healthy Mama movement and along with thousands of others, discover the groundbreaking, easy-does-it, and delicious way to eat for health and weight loss.

Here’s the cookbook overflowing with delicious recipes:

Here’s a description from the ladies:

trim healthy mama cookbook: eat up and slip down with more than 350 healthy recipesIn their debut cookbook, the Trim Healthy Mama’s share hundreds of delicious, healthy recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This companion cookbook to the bestselling Trim Healthy Mama Plan is just what readers have been waiting for. It features simple, mouthwatering, recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner—including slow cooker and one-pot meals, hearty soups and salads, omelets and waffles, pizzas, breads and more. No Trim Healthy Mama should be deprived, so there are also favorite snacks, delectable desserts, and the smoothies, sippers and teas fans love. With pantry-stocking advice, time-saving tips, and information on how to cook for the entire family, the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook offers a delicious and nutritious way to make trim and healthy meals with less stress—so you have more time with your loved ones.

Trim Healthy Mama has been a life saver in so very many ways.  It is a very adaptable, convenient, and forgiving plan.  There are times when life happens and circumstances cause the necessity to make some unhealthy choices like packaged foods or dining out. The plan is so versatile that it offers plenty of choices for you during these seasons of life. Then it also has a stricter plan that you can follow when life affords you more time to devote to fitness and health.  It is a plan written for every type of person with every situation in mind.

Here are a few recipes that have become family favorites (I can’t possibly list them all):

Cheeseburger Pie

Pizza Casserole

Just Like Campbell’s Tomato Soup

Chili Relleno Casserole

Fat Stripping Frappa

Big Boy Smoothie


Trim Healthy Pancakes

Fantastic Meatloaf

Mexican Chicken

Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Special Occasion Chocolate Cake

There are some recommended special ingredients to help you convert your old favorite recipes into healthier versions, but these ingredients are not necessary to do the plan. Some of these special ingredients may not fit into the budget and may seem pricey at first. Our family is on a very tight budget so I pick and choose the ingredients in which to invest. Many of them are only used in small amounts, so they last a very long time.  In fact, some of the ingredients are just as inexpensive as their unhealthy counterparts.  If you’d like to check them out, visit my Trim Healthy Mama Store.  You can also browse THM products at the Ruckus and Rubies Amazon Store or my store in the sidebar to the right.

I have to say that I will never return to my old lifestyle.  This plan is for life!

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