Since I’m a Francophile (and struggling beginner Francophone), I decided to name this blog La Slim Femme, a Franglish name that roughly translates The Slim Woman, and which happened to be available for a Blogger blog. 😉

This blog will document my Trim Healthy Mama™ journey, which began in December 2015. I plan on posting what I’m eating each day, meal plans, questions and answers about The Plan, and other tips and bits of advice as I learn them. (I found that I absorbed the basics of The Plan very quickly, and found it very easy to be 100% “on plan” after the first week, and would like to help others who struggle with implementing it.)

A bit about me before we go on.

My name is Carrie Willard. I’ve been writing online for about 13 years, currently my main blog is at

In December of 2015, I started changing my eating habits after reading The Slim Healthy Mama 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 9 days on The Plan, I lost 7 pounds. My goal was to get to my pre-pregnancy weight (I have 7 children, and still wasn’t back into my old jeans after my last baby, now one, was born).

I met that goal quickly! The weight continues to come off, slowly but surely, about a pound a week. I weigh 131 pounds at the moment, and I’m 5′ 4 1/2″. I wear a size 4 or 6, depending on the brand.

I don’t much care if I lose more weight, although I think I would love to be 125 again! 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 go to Paris, I will eat pain du chocolat. And baguettes. 

But other than that… it’s a forever lifestyle for me. 

I decided to start this blog so I could talk about Trim Healthy Mama™ without the topic taking over my main blog.

And since I have a fascination with all things francais, especially French women and their eating habits, I will add my own spin on the topic.

There are many blogs that are written by people on the THM plan, but I am the only one who has that certain je ne sais quoi and will write about how to eat like a French woman while staying “legal”.

Thanks for reading!

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