Praise Her At The City Gates

Praise Her At The City Gates

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Our friend Brian Potter has written a poignant and beautiful post. He’s seen his wife, doing the little things wives, mothers, and all women do. He’s seen her work go unnoticed and unappreciated, as the daily deeds of women so often do. And he’s been spurred to action. Brian has decided to praise his wife every day for the month of October, and he’s valiantly called upon all men to do the same…

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Trim Healthy Mama Pumpkin Fudge

Trim Healthy Mama Pumpkin Fudge

Trim Healthy Mama Pumpkin Fudge (S)

It’s Fall, y’all! Time to put pumpkin in ev-er-eee-thing! Fall is my favorite season. I’d love to do some cute layers with my clothes, wear adorable boots and carefully arranged scarves, and all things plaid and flannel. But, here in central Texas we’re still rocking tank tops and flip flops. We get about a week of Fall, usually sometime in December, then three weeks of Winter, a dash of Spring…

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A letter to my husband on our anniversary

A letter to my husband on our anniversary

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Dear Scott,

Today we celebrate nine years of marriage. I’ve been looking through wedding pictures, remembering that beautiful day and all the different emotions. And I’m amazed by how much we’ve changed and grown – and stayed the same – throughout the years. Nine years ago we officially became a family and you took on a wife and three kids all at once. It still amazes me. 

The kids are teenagers…

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Trim Healthy Mama Black Bean Quesadillas

Trim Healthy Mama Black Bean Quesadillas

Trim Healthy Mama Black Bean Quesadillas

One of the first assumptions when people hear about Trim Healthy Mamais that it’s a low carb lifestyle. Not true! We Trim Healthy Mamas love our carbs! This simple dish features healthy carbs like black beans and brown rice to help keep us energized and losing weight. The Trim Healthy Mama plan wisely includes healthy carbs that are full of fiber. These kinds of carbs are absorbed slowly into…

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Barbecue Stuffed Buns with Honey Butter Sesame Glaze

Barbecue Stuffed Buns with Honey Butter Sesame Glaze

Barbecue Stuffed Buns made with Rhodes Frozen Bread Rolls

These delicious, tender buns are filled with smokey barbecued pork and topped with a buttery honey glaze. I love to use up leftover barbecue for this simple, but oh-so-good meal that can easily work as an after school snack for hungry teens. We normally slow-cook a large pork roast with our favorite barbecue sauce and a dash of liquid smoke. After eight hours, simply shred the roast with a fork…

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake

For the past six months I’ve been posting mainly recipes on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. My husband and I have been enjoying some great food and losing a lot of weight. But, my oldest son turned 15 over this week and he requested a beautiful, very non-diet, Sopapilla Cheesecake. What could I do? I had to grant his birthday wish. And a dessert this easy and this delicious just needs to be shared. 

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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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