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Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Weekly Update and Meal Planning

Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Meal Plan

Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Meal Plan

 

Hi Friends!

This is my weekly Trim Healthy Mama (THM) weekly update and Meal planning post and video.  I have been enjoying learning more and more about Trim Healthy Mama (THM) http://www.trimhealthymama.com and the healthy benefits of following the plan.  This is an ongoing journey that I hope to make a lifelong journey into better health for me and for my family.  I am going to try and post about Trim Healthy Mama (THM) on Mondays.  Unfortunately, Sarah got her lower braces on yesterday and was feeling a little puny so I made yesterday all about her.  After all, I am a momma first!

I find that I have to do meal planning in order to stay on plan and to help stay within our food budget.  I am trying something new this week!  Usually we get carry out on Friday, but this Friday I am passing up on carry out and will be cooking at home.  I know that for some people this is not new to them, but for me it is.  We have been doing carry out Friday for as long as we have been married (almost 17.5 years) so this is a HUGE change for me!!! I’m hoping that Ritch especially will enjoy that I am cooking on Friday instead of carry out Friday.

I am struggling to make sure that I am drinking enough water.  I was doing really well with drinking water until we came back from Utah. Ever since then, it has been a struggle.  I know that I definitely need to increase my water intake so that is a goal for this week!!!

Today, I made the Giant blueberry baked pancake out of the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/Trim-Healthy-Mama-Cookbook-Recipes/dp/1101902663) and it was really delicious.  It made a 9 x 13 pan so it will be nice to have for leftovers tomorrow morning when we are getting ready for co-op.  My words of advice here, for this recipe it said to put the ingredients except the blueberries in a blender.  Well, I already had my Ninja out so I decided to use it instead of my blender or food processor. I am wishing I had followed the directions because it was just a little too full for the Ninja.  The pancake turned out wonderful and all the ingredients were blended, but there would have been more room in the blender or food processor.  I am looking forward to making a couple new recipes out of the book this week.  I am making the Chicken Parmy and Lazy Lasagna later in the week.  I have heard absolutely wonderful reviews of both recipes so I am looking forward to trying these.

I am in the process of organizing my pantry and my kitchen to make it more Trim Healthy Mama (THM) friendly.  I have struggled some with the thought of getting rid of some of off plan items in my pantry because I keep thinking this is wasting money, however, for my health and the health of my family, it will be worth it.  I have slowly been making these changes so it will not be anything too drastic.

I have thought about posting pictures along the way, but being totally honest, I am afraid of the negative comments that may be left.  I am really praying about this and whether to step out in faith and post pictures of my journey along the way.

Here is the link to my video!  Please remember to like, comment, share the video and subscribe to our channel!!

Until next Monday,

Blessings,

Keren

Trim Healthy Mama (THM) – Monday Check-in!

I am just checking in today to let you know how things are going on Trim Healthy Mama (THM).  Last week was not a good week.  We had several things come up and I didn’t stay on plan.  I am still learning and trying to follow the plan.  I am nervous about sharing this journey with you because I am worried about what negative comments might be left for me.  I am praying that by sharing my journey, it might be a blessing to someone else and might encourage you to take this journey with me.

I tried a recipe out of the new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook a couple of weekends ago and it was a total fail.  It was totally on my end.  I was going to make the dessert before we went over to our friend’s house, but they are interested in Trim Healthy Mama too and wanted to see how easy the recipes really are.   So, I took everything with me and made the dessert at their house.  Anyway, I thought it tasted horrrible, but everyone was being really nice and said it wasn’t bad.  So, I tried Pearl’s chili recipe on Sunday and it was AMAZING!!!  Ritch and I really liked the chili, but Sarah thought it was a little too spicy.

On Saturday, we spent a couple of hours a corn maze and pumpkin patch (video and blog post coming on this adventure).  We had a ton of fun and afterwards, we went out to dinner to the Flipping Cow in Elkhart.  I was thinking as we were driving, that I was going to make sure that I ordered something that would be on plan.  However, when I ordered, I didn’t stay on plan.  I was really bummed at myself, but then decided I needed to give myself some grace and realize that I could get back on plan in three hours.

One of the many things that I am learning on this journey, is that I have to give myself some grace.  This is NOT a diet, but a lifestyle change.  I have been wanting to get healthy and lose some weight for a really long time.  I had been praying and praying seeking guidance and direction from the Lord and he placed Trim Healthy Mama (THM) in my life and I really felt like this is the journey that I am to be on.  This is going to be a journey filled with ups and downs I am sure.  I am excited to see how my life is going to change and how my whole family gets healthier!!

I know that the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) plan can seem really overwhelming and complicated, but it isn’t and does get easier everyday.  There is a lot of good support out there from the www.trimhealthymama.com website to Facebook and Pinterest.  Please don’t get too discouraged or allow your self to get too overwhelmed either.  Know, that I am on this same journey with you and will answer any questions you have as well as cheer you on!!!

I am enclosing the video that I shared on our Day In the Life with Keren and Sarah youtube channel.  Please feel free to check out the video and if interested, please leave a comment, subscribe to our channel and like the video!!

Please help me stay accountable and come on this journey with me!!

Blessings,

Keren

Jumping in to Trim Healthy Mama

 

Pizza Casserole and Green Beans

Pizza Casserole and Green Beans

So today was the first day I jumped into the Trim Healthy Mama plan www.trimhealthymama.com.  I had been reading the book and really trying to decide whether this was the right step for me.  I have really been praying about whether the Lord was directing me or not.  After much prayer, I really felt the Lord nudging me and saying now was the time to start.  So I took a deep breath and began today.

It was a good day.  I  made the Savory Protein Muffins for breakfast and they were absolutely delicious.  Sarah even tried them and really enjoyed them as well.  I was so excited because I was going to make the trimmaccino, but my Keurig quit working.  I was so disappointed, but oh well, a new Keurig will be arriving soon and then I will be able to enjoy a trimmaccino!!!

I started on my day and got busy with things around the house, when I looked up and saw that it was 1:15.  I couldn’t believe how quickly time had gone and that I wasn’t hungry.  I decided I better stop and eat some lunch.  So I had tuna salad with diced apple, celery, salt and pepper and used 0% fat Greek Yogurt for the dressing instead of mayonaise.  It was really good.  Sarah tried it and didn’t really care for, but then again, she really doesn’t like tuna.

Now it was time to clean up the kitchen and put away some laundry and continue working on our upcoming school year.  Ritch came home from work and we were talking and catching up and he asked what was for dinner.  I said that we were having Pizza Casserole and Green beans for dinner.

I started dinner and really couldn’t believe how quickly it all went together and into the oven.  We were able to sit down and enjoy our dinner and everyone really liked it.

I know it all sounds too good to be true, but today was a good day.  I do have to be honest, I am struggling with not drinking any pop.  I was a diet Pop drinker and so I have decided that I needed to step away from pop and make sure that I was drinking plenty of water.  We all know that drinking water can be a challenge.  Well, it is so much easier to drink water when you have doTERRRA Essential Oils to add to your water.  I have been enjoying adding Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime or Wild Orange to my water.

I am looking forward to this new adventure.  I know that I cannot do this alone.  I will continue to pray that the Lord will lead me on this journey and that I will have success.

Please feel free to follow me along on this journey, keep me accountable and even ask how things are going.

Have a wonderful evening,

Keren