Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve written!
And not much has happened. I lost 4#. I kept it off (well, rather, it came back and I got it off again… the story of my life for at least the past 15 years). I didn’t know what to write, and kind of lost track of my gluten-free thing. Though it works well when I stick to it! It’s very difficult to cook one way and have everyone else eat another. It’s not that I would be jealous and want to eat what they’re eating… more that I don’t want to be faced with 2 loads of pots and pans every night! And that several nights a week, I am not available to do dishes. Our lifestyle is hurried and over worked right now… every one of us has a lot on our plate. And no dishwasher right now.
So I’ve kind of been slacking off… which is so typical of someone who starts anything with the New Year. By February it’s over. I’m determined that it doesn’t happen to me, however, and like many times before, I have gotten up and wiped off my knees, ready to begin again. This time I have a plan. It’s on the way in the mail, actually.
Here’s how it happened: I was noticing how my friend has a waist again (and that’s saying a lot because she is 40 and has had twins!). And looks happy and healthy. And does not seem hungry all the time. She raves about her program, “Trim Healthy Mama.” Another woman I know is using the same program and finding success with it. I thought “Hmm…” and looked for the book online. They don’t sell it through amazon, etc. You can only get it used that way, and it’s as expensive (or more) than brand-new. I researched our library, which only has one copy for the entire regional library system, and there are 7 existing holds on it. So, being a cheapskate, I did nothing.
Today I ran into another friend, one of those women who breathes sunshine and God’s goodness into my life. We got to talking about my blog, and I confessed I’d neglected it. She mentioned THM and how she loves it because unlike Weight Watchers, she’s not starving all the time. (Kudos to WW for helping so many people lose weight, including a few pounds myself years ago… but it’s true about the starving all the time. And I am not fun when I’m starving.) But here was the clincher: this friend mentioned that she’s lost 20# in three months AND SHE EATS PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE!!! True, it’s a diet version… but it has real peanut butter and real cocoa and is sweet. That did it. I told her I’d order the book tonight, and I did. I’m excited and yes, I may have to wash a few extra dishes, but losing weight fast makes me so happy, I don’t think I’ll mind. I just hope I don’t lose so fast my face gets saggy. I don’t think losing too fast will ever be my problem though.
I’ll let you know how it goes. Check out the book at trimhealthymama.com. It’s 35.00 but there are tons of recipes in it.
Oh, and my friend says do not get the ebook. I agree.