My name is Carrie Willard. I’ve been writing online for about 13 years, currently my main blog is at CarrieWillard.com and I’ve written several ebooks available on Amazon. I am a wife, a mom of seven children (including a 27-weeker preemie who is now two), a homeschooler, writer, reader, walker, minimalist, beginner Francophone and whole foods nut.
In December 2015, I started changing my eating habits after reading The Trim Healthy Mama plan book.
The biggest change was giving up sugar entirely. While I had always eaten healthfully, sugar remained my nemesis, and I was thrilled to have broken hold of its shackles forever.
In the first two weeks on The Plan, I lost 7 pounds.
My goal was to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. I met that goal quickly, in two weeks.
The weight continued to come off, slowly but surely, about a pound a week. I weigh 123 pounds at the moment, and I’m 5′ 4 1/2″. I wear a size 4. I’ve kept the weight off easily for a year now.
I am officially in “maintenance mode” since I don’t want to lose more weight. I eat crossovers a couple of times a week and I even indulge in French fries about once a week, yet my weight doesn’t go up. I’m happiest about being able to successfully quit sugar. I don’t plan on ever eating sugar again for the rest of my life, with ONE exception: when I fulfill my lifelong dream of going to Paris, I will eat pain du chocolat and baguettes.
I decided to start this blog so I could talk about Trim Healthy Mama without the topic taking over my main blog. I like keeping THM simple and my goal is to encourage others to do the same so it can work for them and be a sustainable, lifelong change. Thanks for reading and please enter your email address in the box on the right so we can keep in touch! To contact me directly, email clauth at gmail dot com