Goodbye & Hello Again

P1100615For the past 16 months, I’ve been involved heavily in the creation and maintenance of the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook community. My work there as a volunteer was very fulfilling and fun, but as the community grew, and as I took on other projects, I found myself over extended and having to lay down things that I really enjoyed, like blogging, writing, eating, and washing my hair.  I began neglecting my home and family.


I’ve carefully and prayerfully considered my options for over a month, but I came to the final realization this past Friday that I needed to seriously reprioritize my time and my life.  Starting now.

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Trim Healthy Mama Stevia Review


The Trim Healthy Mama Stevia & sweeteners were released today, and there have been SO many questions about them that I thought I’d put together a review. I was given a one ounce bag of their organic Pure Stevia Extract, and a one pound bag of their Sweet Blend for my birthday this year, and have really enjoyed playing with them in my kitchen. (Dear FTC: this is not a paid endorsement…just something that I asked to do for others who have questions about the new sweeteners.)

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Sugar Free Brownie Pops {Farewell Trim Healthy Tuesday}


Sugar free brownie pops are super easy and a fun way to share or savor a bite of chocolatey decadence.  This is basically the sugar free brownie bite recipe

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Kitchen Tip: Saving Celery [Trim Healthy Tuesday]

saving-celery Today’s kitchen tip: saving celery. Celery is a super handy Fuel Pull snack paired with some laughing cow light cheese, or a yummy S snack paired with peanut butter. Even wondered how to keep it nice and crisp in the fridge after cutting it into sticks? It’s SUPER easy…

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Sugar Free Coconut Caramel Crunch {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

Coconut-Caramel-CrunchThis sugar free Coconut Caramel Crunch is the featured topping from last week’s Samoas Milkshake recipe. In case you enjoy that one as much as I do, this bulk mix recipe will get you set to enjoy LOTS of Samoas milkshakes and save you lots of time.

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Low Carb Caramel “Samoas” Milkshake {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

Samoas-ShakeOn the menu: this low carb Samoas Milkshake recipe. My brilliant friend Jennifer sent me a message yesterday saying, “I’m dying! I have passed up more tables with Girl Scout Cookies screaming my name! Samoas area favorite. I used your Thin Mint Shake recipe (my other favorite Girl Scout cookie) and tweaked it to create a Somoa Shake!”

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Weight Loss Before & After: One Year {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

One Year Update

This weight loss before & after is probably the last one I’ll need to post, but I’m SO excited to post it. Last year this time, I was *just* getting my feet wet with the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, and I remember on the brand new Facebook group, a lady asked, “Is there anyone here who has actually been on this diet for a year or more and sustained weight loss?”

(Do you detect a tone? I thought I detected a tone.)

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New Year, New Me {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

P1140303Several of my readers have asked me for a health update after the series I did on my health journey, and since tomorrow marks my one year Trim-aversiary (when I started Trim Healthy Mama), I though this would be the PERFECT time to talk about how much my life has changed this year!

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Sugar Free Brown Sugar Recipe

sugar-free-brown-sugarA sugar-free brown sugar recipe is not something you really ever think about until you are working on going sugar free.  And the holidays hit.  And then it ranks right up there as a ‘need’ next to toilet paper and oxygen.

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Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Recipe

peppermint-chocolate-chip-mThis THM peppermint chocolate chip milkshake recipe is what I’m thankful for today. Between this AND the frozen eggnog recipe from last week. These two will keep me out of trouble in the drive through lane this holiday season when all of my favorite seasonal milkshake flavors are out.

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