Gaining (then losing) 5 pounds on TrimHealthyMama

I consider myself a Trim Healthy Mama “for life”. I will never NOT be on it. I have cured my sugar addition and enjoyed many non-scale victories and benefits as a result of THM. However, life sometimes happen and good habits slip. I found myself recently a few pounds heavier than my ideal weight.

Here’s the thing: as a Trim Healthy Mama, I know EXACTLY what to do to remedy this situation! First, why I gained a few pounds.

Gaining - (And Losing!) 5 pounds on Trim Healthy Mama

My life has become busier as a result of starting a new side hustle: my LipSense business has taken off faster than I ever could have imagined. That’s great! The bad news, however, is that I had allowed myself to eat a few too many fast food meals and justified it with my busy lifestyle.

No bueno.

There’s nothing bad about eating a cheeseburger without the bun, but as soon as you add those salty fries? You’ll see the scale creep up. I stopped tracking my meals and even meal planning started to slip.

The good news is, I signed up for the Trim Healthy Mama Membership. I love it! I resisted this for a long time, reasoning that I knew how to meal plan and didn’t need any hand-holding in that area. But as my business has grown, I have more income to invest in outsourcing (we also hired a house cleaning service!) and it just makes sense to do so.

Gaining (then losing) 5 pounds on TrimHealthyMama

So the first thing I did to lose those 5 pounds?

  • I started drinking The Shrinker again every day.
  • I forbade French Fries. Ok, realistically, I can eat french fries once a week if I’m staying on plan the other time, without it affecting my weight. But, for now I did a temporary ban!
  • I started paying better attention to separating fuels.
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After just 3 days of this, my pants are looser in the waist again. YES! This is the first place extra weight goes on me, and it’s so uncomfortable! So as soon as my pants feel loose in the waist again, I’m happy.

Interestingly, I’ve noted since being on THM for over a year that sugar makes me very ill. Once in a while, I will take a bite of something sweet that my husband is eating, or eat a few bites of something off-plan (because of the sugar content). You know what? Within MOMENTS, I feel sick. It truly is amazing to me. It’s a negative reinforcement that keeps me on plan. I love it!

What do you do when the scale inches up because you’ve been lax on THM?

 

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