IT’S MY 2 YEAR TRIMMIVERSARY!!
Well, I’m a little late. I realized that I passed my two year trimmiversary on 8/22/2016. 🙂
I came to Trim Healthy Mama at my wits end. I had a myriad of health issues (Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Gluten Intolerance, Hypoglycemia, Leaky Gut, Multiple Food Allergies, etc.) and I had previously had gastric bypass surgery in 5/2009.
My doctor tried to convince me for 6 long years to have gastric bypass surgery due to my Lupus being out of control. He was convinced that the surgery would save my life and get the Lupus to go into remission. Well it came to the point that I could barely leave the house due to the debilitating pain; I knew I had to do something. Living day in and day out in excruciating pain with no hopes of ever improving felt hopeless. It tore me up to watch my children endure it.
So in May 2009, I relented and had an RNY and started to lose weight. Then only 4 and a half months later, I discovered that I was pregnant with son number 5. This was quite a shock since I was told by my doctor that I had already gone through menopause. My youngest was 13. God had other plans. 🙂
For obvious reasons, all weight loss stopped and I started gaining with my pregnancy. Thanks be to God, I was able to sustain a healthy pregnancy and deliver our sweet son in June 2010. Following his birth, I worked through blood, sweat, and tears to lose the weight and to keep it off.
Unfortunately, keeping the weight off was a huge challenge after a diagnosis of gluten intolerance. In a panick I started buying every gluten-free product that I could find. Not really understanding gluten intolerance or that a lot of gluten-free products are filled with unhealthy starches and fillers, I started packing back on the pounds. <sigh>
Enter Trim Healthy Mama <Angel Choir Singing>! lol
In a nutshell, Trim Healthy Mama gave me back my life. I was able to take the pounds back off and keep them off. My Lupus is in remission. My autoimmunes with the constant swelling, bloating, and puffiness are in check. I’m now a full-time college student, active wife, mother of 5, and grandmother of 2. I’m turning 49 in January and I feel amazing!! I feel healthier, lighter, and younger than ever before. Trim Healthy Mama is powerful stuff!Ê <3
Height: 5′ 3″
HW: 330 (330-350, I stopped weighing), Size 28
CW: 157, Size 8
Loss to Date: 173+ lbs & THM’ing for over 2 years:D
Pre-Surgery 41 / Pre-THM 45 / Current 48