Trim Healthy Mama Results: our first six months - and a chance to win a book!

Trim Healthy Mama Results: our first six months – and a chance to win a book!

Trim Healthy Mama results after six months

My husband, Scott, and I started the Trim Healthy Mama plan on Monday, February 17, 2014. I weighed 205 and was five weeks postpartum after baby number seven. Scott weighed 227 pounds. We were both unhappy with our weight and ready to make some changes. Our bodies hurt, we were tired all the time, we certainly didn’t love our squishy bellies. I had four babies in four short years and my body was…

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Trim Healthy Mama Pot Roast with Gravy

Trim Healthy Mama Pot Roast with Gravy

Trim Healthy Mama Pot Roast with Gravy

Diet food… it’s tough. Yes, I have to survive on Lemon Butter Cake, Pork Rind Pork Chops, Mozzarella-filled Mini Meatloaves, Strawberry Cupcakes, and French Toast. Y’all should just feel sorry for me. I’m wasting away! I’ve lost 40 pounds in five months. And I get to eat amazing food. I talk about it all the time these days, but I really LOVE Trim Healthy Mama. It’s so easy to tweak all my…

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Trim Healthy Mama French Toast

Trim Healthy Mama French Toast

Trim Healthy Mama French Toast

In five months I’ve lost almost 40 pounds on the Trim Healthy Mama diet. This healthy eating plan has absolutely changed my life. My sweet husband has lost 35 pounds! We’re so excited about the positive changes in our health, we can’t wait to share the details of this fantastic eating plan with everyone we know. Often our friends and family will mistakenly assume we’re on a low-carb diet. But…

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I’m turning 35 and I love it

I’m turning 35 and I love it

Happy birthday to me! I'm turning 35

On August 4th, I’ll be turning the big three-five, y’all.  I’m in the middle of my thirties. As I’m turning 35, I’m starting to realize I absolutely LOVE being middle-aged, or approaching middle-age, or wherever I fit. If there was a theme, or a hashtag, to sum up my approach to this stage of life it would be: #whynot.

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Supreme Pizza Kabobs - made with Rhodes Bread Rolls

Supreme Pizza Kabobs – made with Rhodes Bread Rolls

Supreme Pizza Kabobs made with Rhodes Bake-N-Serve Frozen Bread Rolls

Supreme Pizza has never been this fun! Delicious Rhodes Bake-N-Serv frozen bread rolls make it easy to throw together a fun twist on a classic party food. These Supreme Pizza Kabobs are completely customizable, simply add your favorite pizza toppings and bake. Make a batch for a get-together with friends, or bake a few for dinner tonight. 

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Help the Speelman Family adopt Seth!

Help the Speelman Family adopt Seth!

Donate to Seth's Reece's Rainbow fund here: http://reecesrainbow.org/71844/sponsorspeelman  Then email a copy of your donation receipt to ggill@kent.edu for your CD!

Our friends J.T. and Ginny Speelman are gearing up to get their son from China! They’re selling a children’s CD to help with some of the adoption and travel fees. The CD includes 7 really fun songs. Orders can be placed by donating $10 to their son’s Reece’s Rainbow account: http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=speelman

Email your receipt to ggill@kent.edu and they will email you the download.

If you…

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Loaded Baked Fauxtato Casserole

Loaded Baked Fauxtato Casserole

Loaded Baked Fauxtato Casserole from thecoersfamily.com

I’m in love with this side dish. It’s scrumptious. I don’t say that word a lot… but this is totally the side dish worthy of that title. You can even drag it out and say scru-ump-shoo-usss. Butter, cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, chives – it’s everything you love about a fully loaded baked potato, but without the starchy carbs to weigh you down. Even the most die-hard cauliflower hater will gobble…

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It Works Review: Do the It Works wraps really work?

It Works Review: Do the It Works wraps really work?

Do the It Works wraps really work? A product review from a mom of seven with picture results

A few of my friends have started selling those magical body wraps that are supposed to shrink you up. I’ve always wondered if those things actually work or if it’s all just a lot of hippy-dippy boloney.  After having seven kids, my belly is sort of a train wreck. I’m proud of my body, and the amazing things God has allowed me to do. I’ve carried little lives, grown and stretched to accommodate…

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10 ways being a mom is like doing hard time

10 ways being a mom is like doing hard time

10 ways being a mom is like doing hard time

Normally, I just share recipes. But lately we’ve just been eating the same old things and I’ve got nothing new to share. It’s kind of nice to be on cruise control in the kitchen. It frees me up to relax and think about other things. Just the other day I was in the bathroom and one of my twins was playing paddy-whack on my knees and it occurred to me that prison inmates might have more privacy…

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