We’re starting a whole new year of Trim Healthy Tuesday love, ladies! I so look forward to all of the creative recipes, the exchange of ideas, meeting new bloggers, hearing inspirational stories and reading all of the comments from you guys. And guess what? Your clicks and comments mean a lot to the bloggers who link up here.
The featured post is the post that received the most clicks from last week, so ‘vote’ away on your favorite posts today, and be sure to leave some comment love for the awesome THM blogging community. ♥
My top 3 picks from last weeks post are:
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Somebody needs to mail me some snow, OK? Because I need some of this here snow ice cream.
Seriously. I’m going to eat this for breakfast.
The post from last week with the most visits is:
And now for this weeks Trim Healthy Tuesday Posts!
Bloggers: please see updated posting guidelines here.
Thanks so much for joining me on Trim Healthy Tuesdays!
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Angela Parker says
Gwen, You look so incredible! What a transformation. I love that you put on your old clothes just to show how much you shrank in 2013. Way to go!
Not only do you look incredible but you look so happy! Have a great breakfast.
Now on to making ice cream. Haven’t made snow ice cream in years….I’ll mail you some, we are getting more today (we need new snow it was getting ugly).
Oh goodie!!! 🙂
You look amazing, and so happy. Thanks for doing Trim Healthy Tuesday!
I love that your pants are falling off! 😉 You look GREAT!
Gotta love those baggy pants! Now …. just skooch them down a little and show your boxer shorts like the cool people do! LOL. Great job. Your stomach looks completely flat! Wow! I have noticed that the most since starting about 6 weeks ago – my stomach feels so much flatter. No more bloat!
Amy Nordyke says
Gwen! I keep trying to read this post, but there are vulgar advertisement videos playing on the right side of the screen just above the RSS Feeds… I don’t know if you have control over that?…
Hi Amy, Thank you for letting me know! The ads are put there by Google, so I don’t choose them, BUT I was able to go in and block all future game site ads. I’m SO SORRY!
sara dee says
Thank you Gwen. I’m sitting here bawling my eyes out. I’ve been so miserable and yucky feeling all of December and right into January. It’s all because I got lazy. I got frustrated because the darn scale has not been moving. So I let my old self back in and started eating….everything. My 1 year is in May. I’ve lost 40 lbs this far. Today, I’m gonna keep on going. Thank you! Ps: you look fabulous!!
(((hugs))) You can do this, and you know what? Sometimes falling off the horse really works in your favor, because you’ll be able to FEEL how much of a difference that THM makes! And that will help you resist the temptations later because BOY do they make you feel like crud, and they never quite taste as good as you think they will. 🙂
Your review was the reason I decided to give THM a try. I’m so glad I did 20 pounds gone in 6 months and only 5 more pounds until goal weight. Your blog is a huge ministry helping woman with THM. Blessings!
♥ Thank you so much for letting me know! It’s really my pleasure to share here with you all.
You look great Gwen! Wonderful job on sticking with it and showing us that yes, it CAN be done! I need help right now. I am fine during the day but at night I keep giving in to snacking – namely, sharing my husband’s nightly bowl of popcorn. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Popcorn does fit in an E setting, but I would look for other delicious snacks that you love. If you are having serious carb cravings, then maybe up your E meals. 🙂
Marilyn H says
Gwen you inspired me back in the fall, and I’ve had an on/off relationship with THM over the past months. Due to a lot of my stress eating. Well, I started yesterday and stayed on plan all day. And so far all day today. I even had my daughter take my picture last night (which I HATE) because I want to be a before/after picture in a year! Thanks so much for sharing your story and your encouragement on your blog and the FB page! 🙂
Good for you!!! I hated taking my before photos too, but I’m SO glad I did! You can do this!
Anna Jones says
I never comment, but I just HAD to! You just look SO BEAUTIFUL, GWEN!!!!!! Seriously. You look so radiant! You inspire me to keep going in my THM journey. I’m up a few pounds from goal weight and NOT AT ALL toned up like I want to be…. so here’s my motivation, my inspiration…. to keep going; to not be satisfied with 75% or even 90%. All the way, 100%! Thank you Gwen!
Well, now you’ve motivated ME to get toned up too! I still need that component too. 🙂 We can DO it!
I just received an email to this page and I sure am glad that I opened it. You look very healthy and happy. Congratulations!!! I just started this plan on Jan. 1st. My daughter in law has been on it for 2 months and she did so well that I wanted to try it. She got the book downloaded on my ipad for me for Christmas and so the journey begins. I have lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks so I am super excited to continue. I really need some good receipes…I am eating the same 4 meals everyday so I hope to find some things on here I can start enjoying. Thanks for sharing your story.
Fantastic! Hope you find some recipes that you enjoy. I have them organized by meal or type on the recipe menu bar. 🙂
Gwen, you look so great!! Congratulations on losing and maintaining. The recipes on your blog are helping me to maintain goal weight and keeping my family very happy (and healthy). Thank you for so generously sharing your learnings!
Good job!!! 🙂 I am thrilled for you! 🙂 I will be there some day soon.
Donna Jaremenko Porter says
Thank you Gwen for sharing your journey and your yummy recipes. You are an inspiration. You go girl!
Fabulous!! Now we just need a pic of you in clothes that truly FIT so we can really see the transformation! Love your blog – you help keep me inspired!
Done! I updated in my jeans that fit. 🙂
I LOVE your transformation and the ones I see on FB also. I still haven’t been able to afford the book and am very confused about what to eat with what and what to not eat together. But when I see these pics I think OMG I want to do it…..
Try your library and see if they have a copy?
Shanna Enfinger says
Gwen, these pics do tell the tale! You look so much healthier and HAPPY! Do you remember me? We started this journey at the same time last year, and I have maintained great results too! I lost 40 pounds by last August,and have kept it off! This IS a plan for life!
Hi Shanna! I do remember you, and LOVE that there are ladies who are enjoying the maintenance part of THM. *high five!*
Gwen, your blog has helped me so much. I started in May, 2013, and have lost 40 pounds. Thank you for all your encouragement. You look so happy in your new photo.
Jennifer Parker Owen says
Gwen, you look great! My one year following THM will be coming up in 2 weeks. Thank you for featuring the snow ice cream!
Gwen, Scripture says in everthing to give thanks. As I was clicking on recipes all over your site, copying down ideas, writing ‘notes to self’ and reading articles from fellow bloggers, It occurred to me that I NEED to thank you for your work on this blog and your inspiration! You are amazing and are looking fabulous too! Thank you, dearest Lord, for Gwen and Trim Healthy Tuesday!!!!!
♥ Thank you! So glad you’re finding great inspiration here. 🙂
Cheryl S. says
you look great and I appreciate your encouragement
Oh my! You are so inspiring. I have just started THM and you are giving me such hope! Along with wonderful support to help me succeed. Thanks so much.
Thank you, Mandy! Best wishes as you start your own THM story!!!
you look absolutely AWESOME! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and support!
Lisa Walters says
Congrats, Gwen! You look absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the link-up, so many great things to browse.
Gwen I have searched and no but am going to ask them to order it, if they get enough requests for it they usually will. Ironically the cdn chapters ( like barnes and nobles) also don’t carry it. I think perhaps on line but not sure, even still I can’t get it right now. super low on funds since my long term disability has been terminated. oh well will try to get it somehow. Thanks for thinking of an alternative idea, and yes going to library tomorrow am!
Wow. Congratz on your transformation. I am a newbie to THM and your website has helped make this so much easier. I come here a lot for recipes. It takes too long to get through the ebook to get recipes and it is a bit of a mess. Your website is organized and tidy and makes THM much simpler. Thanks for your inspiration.
Thanks SandySue! 🙂
Cathryn Perrotti Larkin says
How did i miss this? Happy Trimmaversary!!! you look ah-maaaa-zing!!! really 🙂 i noticed, you want snow? how much you want? a coolerful? a yardful? ALL the snow??(bless you- take it 😉
Hahahaha! We did end up with a little bit of snow this year after all. 🙂
Your before & after shots are the most motivation I’ve had in a long time to get on the THM plan. Using your blog for advice will help support me throughout this experience. Thank you for all you do on here. I’ve learned so much & am a BIG fan. 🙂
Gwen Brown says
Awww…thanks so much Amy! I’m so glad that you’re encouraged!
Great job! Wow….you look so much younger!
I have tears! Thank you so much for sharing! I am so thankful for and very proud of you!!
I am postpartum and a size 16 and ready to start THM (as I just learned about it!) I just ordered the book and it will be here Friday! I printed the guide and am ready to get started!!!! Wish me luck! 🙂
Gwen Brown says
(((hugs))) and my very best wishes for a fresh new start! 🙂
Is it possible to do THM with dairy and whey allergies? Also, I don’t eat much meat, only chicken every once in awhile. I’m also gluten free. Thanks.
Gwen Brown says
THM doesn’t require specific foods, as it’s a way of combining foods…so there is lots of choice. However, you will find a lot of THM friendly recipes that your food requirements don’t allow you to enjoy. But there is a fantastic group on Facebook called Trim Healthy Mama Allergen Free where you can find lots of support and recipes! 🙂
Jessica M. says
You are awesome and totally inspiring! I truly love seeing someone succeed at this crazy diet game I never seem to win- this looks like a good choice for me I think!
Gwen Brown says
Thank you SO much, Jessica! I love THM because it takes the food guilt out of the picture. For me, it exposed some underlying health issues that I also needed to deal with. 🙂 And since I was eating so well, I knew that something else was going on, and that it wasn’t a failure on my part or on the part of what I was eating. <3
Monica Gallagher says
Congratulations on your weight loss. I came across your page reading articles about Stevia and I really appreciate the info. I found here.
I’ve been battling weight since 2000. Went from 278 to 130 pounds…up, down, up down yo yo. I admire people like you who have figured out something that worked for you. And also admire you for putting the work in a blog that can help other women.
Thank you for the recipes and for sharing you. 🙂
Best wishes on being truly healthy. XOXO ~mo~
Thank you SO much for this amazing review! Your before and after photos are so inspiring–just what I needed! I’ve just purchased the book and cookbook and am very excited to read them and get started. Seeing your post today has been a perfect validation that I’m finally on the right track. My weight loss goal is 50 lbs. That you lost that amount in 6 months just blows my mind!
Again, thank you for the huge burst of motivation! You were beautiful in your “before” picture, but you look radiant in your “afters.” I am so happy for you! Congratulations!
So have to count carbs / protein/ etc? I don’t understand.
Gwen Brown says
Hi Mary! You can find LOTS of info on the Trim Healthy Mama plan here, including the Quick Start Guide. But probably the easiest way of understanding it at first is this post about how I took one meal and served it five different THM meal types. It’s less about counting and more about awareness of food/fuel combinations.
Gwen! You look so very young! Much younger after your weight loss! That’s one of the healthy benefits, and that glow to your skin! So happy for you. Thank you for posting your results! Congratulations! As a 50+ gal, new to THM, so inspired by your story (and others like yours). Thank you for sharing! I have some questions, and would like to know where I could dialogue with others who are living this lifestyle. Thank you for being on “here” and for sharing your info and your story!
Wonderful! I am a size 16 and want to be an 8 again. I started THM when it was brand new and list about 18 pounds in a few weeks but then got pregnant and could not handle eating all the chocolate I was eating on it. Fast forward 3 years and I’m still a size 16. My question is, the title of your post on Pinterest suggests that you are going to describe why someone might not be losing weight on THM and what they can do about it, but I didn’t see where you addressed that at all. Did I miss something?
Gwen Brown says
I think people are pinning my link with odd titles…so sorry about that! I do talk about How to Lose Weight Fast & How to Stall
Robin Taney says
You look amazing! Question though: the pin on Pinterest says this is called 5 reasons THM may not be working for you and what to do about it. Did I miss the 5 things because I don’t see them in the post.
Gwen Brown says
I have no idea why someone would have pinned it with that title? I have a post called How to Lose Weight Fast & How to Stall