Starting Trim Healthy Mama!

Starting Trim Healthy Mama

Hey guys!  I’m super lame.  I mean seriously, no blog post for like what, 5 months??  I really do want to be good at this blogging thing because I think it’s fun, but I’ve got a lot of learning to do!  Anyway, I’m starting Trim Healthy Mama!  Actually, I started it this past Tuesday.   I had heard this “diet” mentioned several times over the past couple of years probably, and I guess I just didn’t really look into it because I’ve tried SO many diet plans and fell of the wagon of every single one of them.  I was basically just feeling like a failure when it came to that, and feeling like I couldn’t succeed.  Well, after hearing about Trim Healthy Mama again via a blog I follow, I decided to look it up on Amazon (not an affiliate link by the way), and I decided to pull the trigger and get it.  I know I need to make changes – I want nothing more than to be living a healthier life so that I can be around for my kids and, God-willing, my future grandchildren.

My Trim Healthy Mama Plan book arrived I think on Monday last week maybe?  I dove right in and read, read, read.  I read everything in 2 days except for a few chapters about pregnancy, men, etc.  I think it’s pretty similar in it’s approach to the old Somersize plan that I had tried years ago in that you don’t combine your fats with your carbs, you keep them separate.  Of course there are many, many differences, but I remember when I had tried that diet before I had been successful (until I fell of the wagon of course).  I basically got super excited after reading just a few chapters and went right on plan.  I haven’t got the cookbook yet, so for now I’m sticking to basic foods.

Now, I’ll give you a little background into my diet because I’m a bit of a weirdo.  No.  A lot of a weirdo actually, and I don’t deny it!  I’m a vegetarian and have been since I was a little girl.  Meat grosses me out.  It just ewwws me out.  I know in my head that God created some animals for food.  I know that protein is good for me.  I know all this, but just the act of putting a fork full of an animal to my mouth just makes me gag.  Ew.  Also, after reading the book, I’d be referred to as what they call a Drive Thru Sue, well at least for my normal eating habits.  Sure, I’ve done the health food thing, the pure thing, all that, but I always go back to eating processed garbage, because it just tastes so yummy.  It’s so embarrassing to say that, but it is true!  I love my pizza and burritos, and Cheetos and … Okay, I’ll stop now.  You get the idea.  So that’s basically my food background.

Going on plan, as you can imagine, has been a huge change for me.  I went from eating ramen noodles for breakfast, nachos and salsa for lunch, and pizza for dinner with some candy and cookies mixed in to now omitting ALL of those things.  I know they are all bad for me, but wow were they yummy.  I’d have to say if I was on a deserted island and could only have 3 things forever, I’d choose pizza, cheese enchiladas, and chocolate.  Part of the thing that’s been hard for me on plan is that I don’t have any sweetener yet, and so I’m going without sweetness with the exception of my apples and berries.  I’m not going to say I’m not cravin some Sour Patch Kids right now.  I just can’t.  Anyway, to my credit, I’ve been on plan since Tuesday without messing up so far.

I haven’t had as much variety as I should, but I just have to go with what is in the budget for right now.  My issue is the S meals.  I know I hear everyone saying how they love S meals and I can imagine if you like meat and eggs, they’d be amazing.  For me though, I don’t like eggs, but that is what I’ve been eating for all my S meals because I need the protein and I really don’t have any other protein choices.  I’ve been having a 2 egg cheesy omelet with some greens on the side.  I’ve also done just a bunch of grilled veggies in a foil packet with butter and seasonings.  Yumm-ay.  I have also tried fish.  I choked down a small piece of cod the other day, and the flavor was good, but it goes back to the fact that I know that little guy was swimming in the ocean and now he’s not.  Now he’s being chewed up in my mouth.  Gagggggggg.  So I’m working on that because I really do want to get my protein, and not JUST from eggs, ya know?

Anyway, I just wanted to kind of give an overview of how it’s going for me so far with starting the Trim Healthy Mama plan.   I’m planning on trying out a bazillion TMH recipes soon, but for now I’m just trying to succeed, 1 meal at a time.  I love that you eat every 3 hours on this plan.  It’s my favorite part.  I just wish there was some way to make cheese pizza out of veggies or to make a big ol’ bean burrito healthy.  Sigh…. Maybe I’ll figure that out eventually, right?

Are any of you guys doing or starting Trim Healthy Mama?  In the short time since I’ve started, I’ve already found several bloggers who do it, and I’m really excited to start reading their recipes and experiences.  The more I discover, I’m sure the better I’ll do.  Well, for now I’m going to leave it there … I just finished up my E snack of an apple with a little cottage cheese for protein, and now I’m just itching to scrapbook!