What's one supposed to do when you can't lose weight? When you see all the other happy Trim Healthy Mamas losing, celebrating and rejoicing enjoying their new bodies with their families, etc.? (and then on top of that they'll say "and I don't even do it 100%)
1. Rejoice with them
2. Cry a little for yourself
3. Shake it off, get up and make some changes!
4. Quit? NEVER!!!
So... I've been doing the Trim Healthy Mama plan for possibly 1 1/2 years... and it's been great! I've learned a lot about food and about myself... my numbers (triglycerides, cholesterol, etc.) improved dramatically! and it led me to realize that part of my health issues is my thyroid... I went to a doctor and I finally was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease/Hypothyroidism... I am so thankful to this plan!
But...I am taking 30 days kick things up a notch.. I am challenging myself for 30 days... I am re-connecting with my more purist "side" and removing all things that could be the cause for my weight stall and also my not so great health. I am also watching portion sizes.
A friend of mine has a wonderful sister, her name is Sherry, she has a blog and even when she is doing a different temporary plan, I loved what I saw! She is sharing her wonderful motivational journey here
That gave me the idea to follow on her footsteps... and even when I will be doing pretty much exactly what she is doing I realized I don't need to "quit thm" to do so... On Trim Healthy Mama you have the freedom to be as "purist" or "non-purist" as you want... and I am choosing the "harder road" for these 30 days... I am allowing myself some crossovers to help with my adrenal gland exhaustion that I know I suffer and to support my thyroid as well. I feel like I just need to hit a "reset" button.
During these 30 days I will NOT USE
- Grains of any kind
- Beans/Legumes (pinto/navy/black/white/fava beans, chickpeas, etc.) -exceptions: green beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas.
- Sweeteners of any kind (including stevia)
- Treats, desserts that "resemble" junk food but prepared with "compliant ingredients" - I am hoping to remove some addictions from the brain too -
- other vegetable oils (I am only using coconut and olive oil)
- The scale or measuring tape
And I think that kind of sums it up!
So... While at first I thought I would need to take a break from THM I've come to realize that I can still stay on plan while removing the things that I suspect are causing some inflammation, etc. due to my personal health problems.
During these 30 days I will not be able to re-create desserts (because of my personal choice to avoid sweeteners) -let's see how long I can last-
A big thing about this 30 day challenge is the not weighing/measuring! Join me on FB where I am encouraging you to do whatever you're doing but NO SCALE/Measuring tape involved: The Coffee Shop on Facebook
This is just a 30 Day "Learning Experience" You can try it too if you want! (You don't have to do the exact same thing I am doing... THM can be personalized to your very own needs)
Now... if you are not a Trim Healthy Mama yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me... it's worth it... Join US on Facebook and learn more about the plan you can do FOR LIFE... If you are already on on some temporary challenge (exercise or diet) and you don't know what to do "when it's over" you are on the perfect moment to start something for life:
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