I was chubby, chunky, over weight obese according to my Dr. I had gained 53 pounds over the last 12 years, putting me at 163 instead of the 110 I was 6 weeks after I had child number 5 and for the next 8 years after he was born. WHAT changed? I’m not sure! I had a partial hysterectomy that sent my hormones in a tail spin. I was in a horrible relationship, I sucked down way to much Pepsi and killed my metabolism by not eating meals. Who knows what the real issues are, the reality is I was over weight.
So I dieted, I exercised, I stressed, I changed my food intake. But nothing really helped, it would go off and come back. I tried diet pills prescribed by my Dr. Oh good Lord those were horrible, I lost 20 pounds but was a wreck and couldn’t sleep! Went off them and gained it all back. Then I found Trim Healthy Mama and bought the book (Yikes it’s 35.00) BUT I bought it, I read it I started implementing it! I lost 20 pounds, then stalled. No matter what I did I stayed right there, for months. I exercised I followed the idea of tricking my body keeping it guessing. I started gaining the weight back! I gave up!
I finally had my hormones tested and learned my environmental estrogen was way to high, my testosterone was elevated and my progesterone was way low. No wonder I was over weight and a basket case! When the progesterone bio-identical hormone was prescribed to me the pharmacist also recommended I try the HCG diet. I immediately said OK , really what did I have to loose?
Well apparently pounds and inches I lost 20 pounds but more impressive I lost 7.5 inches around my waist and 6 inches on my hips and my gut area! Once your done with a round of HCG you can’t eat any sugar or starch for 3 weeks. And if you think that’s bad the round of HCG was even more restrictive. It was hard, but I did it! At the end I knew I had to maintain the loss so I turned back to THM (Trim Healthy Mama). I discovered that I was still as confused and overwhelmed as I was a year and a half ago.
So I decided to re-read and really STUDY the book this time! I looked for a group on Facebook but there wasn’t one, so I started one myself! You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/661523563955431/
I’ve learned a lot more about the program then I did the first time I read the book (I’m not all the way through yet) Last time I read it in 2 days this time much, much slower!
I know I don’t have a traditional THM story. I LOVE THM, I think it’s sound, and I believe it works. But for me I needed to lay it down and get some of the weight off so I could come back to it a healthier me! I have been successful in maintaining my last HCG day weight! I’ve even lost almost 3 pounds since and my hormones are much more stable now!
Over the last few months I’ve learned that I tend to eat in the afternoon if I’m bored. I feel better if I eat a heavier meal earlier in the day and have a lighter meal in the evening. I MUST eat breakfast! I had no idea what a serving size of anything looked like. Sometimes hunger is really thirst! And I’ve learned to eat a serving and stop, think about if I’m really still hungry or not (Often times I’m not) I’ve also learned that nothing, and I do mean NOTHING taste as good as Skinny feels! I like food! I Love potato chips, but so does my gut and my thighs so I can’t eat them. PERIOD what’s more is it’s not the end of the world not to eat them! I’ve also learned that I do much better on feeding myself and my husband healthy food IF I have a plan! So I sat down and I came up with a plan for the Next week October 26 – November 1! Here is my plan
Now I’m off to Plan the next week :