I know, I’ve been MIA for quite some time. I’ve had this post drafted for some time now but just haven’t had the time to finish it up! After reviewing my 2014 stats I figured I owed you all something new. I also know there are probably lots of you out there who have been on and off the wagon with THM so I wanted to share my story so people know you can start over after time off plan and still be successful.
My story in a nutshell – I started THM in May of 2013. Although I didn’t think I needed it because was already exercising 3-4 times a week and a healthy weight, my friends were raving about it so I thought I’d give it a try. I am so glad I did – it was the best thing that I have done for myself health-wise! By September I had lost an additional 10 lbs and was thinner than I had been since high school. I also felt energized and was eating all healthy and delicious meals.
In October, I was expecting baby #4 and it all went downhill. It was my intention to stick to the plan and gain only 20 lbs, but I felt so tired and awful the whole pregnancy and fell into old junky eating habits. I gained 40 lbs.
Three months postpartum I got back into THM. Although its been a slow ride, I’ve got just 10 more pounds to be back where I started! It’s my hope to be at goal weight by summer.
Moving on…..While I love trying new recipes, there is nothing worse then spending a lot of time, energy and money and having a flop. With New Year’s Day here, I’d like to share some recipes I have tried this year that have been huge hits in my house. I hope this saves you some time and you enjoy them!
This is a deep S for sure, but my husband had a taste for a Wendy’s Baconator – we made burgers with grass fed ground beef (now available at Aldi!!!) topped with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo on Oopsie rolls
They were amazing!
I love using the crock pot, it makes dinner time so much less stressful! This is a great recipe for Whole chicken in a crock pot from 100daysofrealfood.com (S)
Another great crockpot recipe is this Shredded Chicken recipe from RhondaSue.com. It’s a great base and can be used as an FP, S or E.
Another favorite was http://www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com’s Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash (S) I added diced chicken to it and made it a complete meal. If you haven’t visited that site yet, I highly recommend it. Every single recipe I tried was amazing and she’s recently added THM sweet blend substitutions.
This last dinner recipe is a bit involved, but worth the effort. If you like pork, try Smothered Pork Chops form wellnessmama.com. Even though my kids know it is a “healthy recipe”, they request it all the time!
Drinks & Desserts:
Below I’ve included the links for some uber delicious and healthy drinks and desserts….. If you are going to try just one, make it the peanut butter fudge brownies!!! Again a bit involved, but worth your time!
Frozen coffee – (S)
Peanut Butter Cup Shake – (S)
Blueberry frozen yogurt – (FP)
Pumpkin cheesecake – (S)
Ice cream – (FP)
Pumpkin ice cream – (S)