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Free at last

on January 3, 2018

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I am free 

like a bird 

flying high I soar 

because I’m not

weighed down 

anymore 

the chains

broke 

the shackles

fell 

and I am feeling- 

pretty swell 

because you see- 

I am finally 

free

New Year’s Eve marked the one year anniversary that I began following the Trim Healthy Mama plan. It has been a year of food freedom for me- but so much more than that!  For years I have been a slave to counting calories- how many calories I consume at each meal and how many calories I burn at each workout.  Even on the days when I would “take a break”… I would still keep a running tab in my head.

And the worst part of it all?  None of that effort made any difference!  No matter how much I worked out, no matter how carefully I watched my calorie intake- I couldn’t lose a pound to save my life!!  For years I felt defeated and discouraged.  My body hurt all the time and I had no energy.

I have my friend, Natalee to thank for introducing me to the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  Just give it a try, she told me.  So I began reading about it and checking out recipes on Pinterest.  I started looking for ways to make the things I already eat fit in with the program. And the great things is that I have found ways to eat everything I love!

For all of 2017, I have not counted a single calorie! That is a miracle for me!  And I have worked out less this past year than I have in the last 15 years!  And praise the Lord- at 40,  I feel better than ever!  I have lost 35 pounds over this past year and I have gained so much more-

-balance 

-food freedom 

-freedom from the scale 

-self confidence

Thank God Almighty-  I am free at last!!

 

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.  John 8:36 

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8 responses to “Free at last

  1. deharris2 says:

    You are AWESOME!

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  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    You look fabulous. I wonder if this diet would work for an old mama like me.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you! It’s definitely worth a try! Just look up “THM” on the internet or Trim Healthy Mama…basically you eat protein at every meal and you always separate your healthy carbs from your fats (only eat one or the other with your protein). Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy- and it has changed my life! Happy New Year 🙂

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I will try it. Over the past eleven years I’ve gained 50 pounds. My doctor doesn’t seem concerned because all my vitals and blood work is perfect, but I know I’d feel better if I could get rid of the extra baggage. You should include more of this in your blog – like obstacles and problems you encountered and how you overcame them. I’m sure there are many who could use your inspiration. Good for you!

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Happy new year to you as well.

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  3. Dolores Rayfield says:

    You’re beautiful but most important, you feel better. As always, so proud of you ! Love You, Mom

    Liked by 1 person

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