Trim Healthy Mamas
“I borrowed the book, read a little, bawled my eyes out in hopelessness, and put the book on the shelf to give it back to my sister in law. I was overwhelmed with my weight, afraid of failing AGAIN, frustrated with my lack of any will power, and thinking I can’t do this -its too hard.
I tried to give the book back and I felt such an intense pressure from God to try reading it more. I fought Him. I had been looking for something to balance my hypoglycemia. I finally gave in and flipped the book open and it landed on the chapter about hypoglycemia. I started to read only to feel more overwhelmed, have a total melt down again, and feel more hopeless than ever. My sister in law is very encouraging and would not let me get away without even giving it a try. BLESS HER!
I have said before that my eating made drive thru Sue look like a health nut. It was bad! I craved sugar so bad because of the hypoglycemia and ate tons of it without ever having the cravings subside. It was like a drug addiction. The more sugar I ate- the more I wanted.
I started to realize being willing to change was the first step towards health. I also realized all the negative thoughts were the devil trying to get me to fail by not trying. I finally gave in and tried the THM. I told Satan to shut up and that I am a princess in the process of reclaiming my temple.
My sister in law, Rhonda, coached me so far as in taking me to the store and introducing me to the produce aisle and organic section. (I had never really been in either.) I did it with a lot of tweaks...nothing against how others eat on plan but I did it with a lot of deep S meals and no “purist” anything.
I started Feb 22nd, 2013 and I have lost 60 lbs. I am BLOWN AWAY at how easy it is, and how much I like it. I never thought I would like a diet. I originally thought maybe I could suffer through it to lose weight and then try to maintain with exercise? Instead I would claw someones eyes out if they tried to take this away from me. I will be a THM for life.
I am also loving trying new foods. I was a picky eater, but my taste buds have changed I guess. It is like a whole new world of yumminess has been opened to me. This is true especially with vegetables and fruit. Fruit taste like candy because I am not addicted to white sugar anymore, and veggies have so much flavor ( especially when you can add buttah!)
I hope this encourages you. I am so happy now. Not because I am at goal weight ( I still have a few more lbs to lose) but because for once I am headed in the right direction. I have gone from a loose size 20 to a size 6. My plantar fisciitus is gone. I feel great. I think my hypoglycemia is under control. I have not been to the doctor to have it checked but I love truvia and I am loving the desserts.
I also have never been so loved on by strangers. The support of the other thms on the facebook group and Pearl herself have made the journey so enjoyable. I am a new creation and want to shout it from the rooftops.” – Brooke W
“I am so grateful to have finally found something that works, is healthy and tasty. For most of my life, I struggled with self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and depression regarding my body size. Following the births of my first three children, I semi-easily lost the pregnancy weight. After my fifth baby, I still couldn't lose the extra weight. In addition, my body seemed determined to hold on to another 7 pounds.
I tried the traditional methods of calorie intake vs exercise. The only result was my milk supply dropped. I wasn't going to jeopardize my baby's food just to try to lose weight. And with all my work, I still didn't lose any weight. Frustrated, I basically accepted that maybe the fifth pregnancy in six years did me in weight wise.
I stumbled on a blog later in June talking about THM and was intrigued but skeptical. How could it be that simple? I started researching, reading lots of testimonies, then finally deciding that the best way to see was to just try. So I bought the ebook.
That was June 27, 22 pounds ago, and over 20 inches ago. I dropped from a tight size ten to a loose size six. My goal was my wedding weight. That was five pounds ago and I am still losing.
I honestly never thought it would work. Not for me. And the best part, beyond the weight loss, my milk supply is great! My 13 month old is still solidly nursing. I feel better, have more energy, sleep deeper, and no longer crave sweets. I am so thankful that God provided when I had given up. I look forward to continuing my new habits into subsequent pregnancies and beyond. Thank you so much Pearl and Serene for an amazing book.” - Heather
“I have always struggled with my weight. I was a serious calorie counter and would lose weight, only to gain it back when I got tired of being hungry all of the time from such a low daily calorie allo...wance. I would stall (before getting to goal weight) and then gain it all (plus some) back! This has gone on for years, and through 3 pregnancies.
I started my THM journey at the end of March 2013, only 13 lbs down from my heaviest weight ever. I struggled at first with not counting calories but then finally relinquished that control and began to enjoy the freedom that THM gives, a freedom that I have never known before. The weight started steadily coming off and I begin to regain the energy I once had, that I really thought was gone forever. My clothes started fitting better and I just felt better in general.
I don't have to walk around hungry all of the time, starving myself... AND I get to eat delicious, nutritious food! I never feel deprived and look forward to each meal.
Today, 5 months after beginning my journey, I am 30 lbs down from when I started (43 down from my heaviest) and have dropped 3 dress sizes. But the difference this time is that it is gone for good! I can honestly say that I now know how to properly fuel my body for optimum health. It has been an amazing journey. I'm not through yet, though very close to goal weight.
I am so thankful for THM and for what God is doing through these amazing women. I haven't been this size or felt this good since before I got married over 11 years ago. I am happy with myself again and know this is something I can continue forever. It is a way of life, and I couldn't be more excited! I seriously just want to tell the world about this amazing plan and what it can do to change their lives. I have told SO many people about THM! What I once thought was impossible is now my reality. You can do this too!”- Tammy