Friday, March 20, 2015

Twenty-one point eight

Today is the day that I share what my awakening is all about. 
This picture is from January 13, 2015. Please excuse the bathroom selfie, there were no toilets exposed in the taking of this photograph.

I didn't tell anyone outside of those living with me and my support group of my changes but I did tell myself that if I made it to the twenty pound mark I would write a blog post. I am almost one-third of the way to my goal and this has happened in just ten weeks.
And, here I am today. Twenty-one point eight pounds gone. 
I will say that these jeans are too big but today is a day of school, cleaning, cooking and home so I threw on the old baggies to spend my day at home and then I realized I had made the goal weight for sharing my journey on the old blog here.
I have gone down one pant size and I no longer have to shop in a special section of the clothing departments.

What am I doing? Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? I heard of THM as soon as the book was published but not being a bandwagon jumper I looked at it and decided it was not for me (boy was I wrong). Fast forward to the end of December when I was looking on Pinterest and THM pins kept popping up. I decided to give online research one more go and I ordered my book that night. Little did I know that two other local friends were also discussing THM the same evening and a built in support system was immediately in place. Now I have three local THM buddies and a fourth beginning slowly and learning how to make this work for her. 

My journey began on January 5, 2015.

I am not going to go over how THM works and researching online gives a glimpse of how this lifestyle works. If you need a change, buy the book. The book is definitely worth it. This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle and a way of life that is easy and enjoyable. I still eat pretty much whatever I want it is just what I eat when and with what that makes the difference.  Oh, and I have dessert all.the.time. 

I will make sure and get a better current picture soon and I will have a Resurrection Day picture to share I am sure, because I am going to need new clothes because nothing spring fits any more.


  1. Wow, you look great! I can seriously see the lack of those 21 pounds. I have some friends who do Trim Healthy Mama, seems to work well. Keep up the great work, BRAVO!!

  2. Congratulations! Way to make it work!

  3. Congratulations!!! Brings back memories of my weight loss journey a few years back. It was amazing and changed my eating forever.

  4. Congrats Melissa!!! You are lookin' great!!!

  5. Ya know, I noticed the other night, but didn't want say anything in front of the kids. You look great.

  6. Congrats you look great! I have not heard about THM I am going to check it out and see if I think this will work for me. Thanks for the insight in your life change.