I've realized over the last year that while I have been eating healthy, losing weight and feeling great, my family has not.
My family does not enjoy the Trim Healthy Mama food near as much as I do and to be perfectly honest, I don't even enjoy most of the baked goods. I have no problem fixing dinner and lunch meals THM style and my whole family enjoying them but breakfast and baked goods are a whole different story.
I say this to my shame, but I'm going to admit it anyway. I got so caught up in how well the plan was working for me and trying to get them on board, that I totally lost sight of their desires and needs. I stopped baking bread because even though it was fresh ground whole wheat flour and honey was the sweetener, it wasn't on plan. I started buying low carb store bread. I stopped making pancakes and waffles using fresh ground flour and farm fresh eggs and they ate cereal while I had an on plan breakfast. I stopped making sweet tea using raw sugar because I was too weak to resist it, so they went for kool aid and pop. I stopped making snacks using wholesome ingredients because I lacked self control, so they bought chips and dip.
How did I let that happen?
Honestly, the only thing I can come up with is selfishness. I traded my desires for my family's. I didn't do it intentionally, but I did it just the same. I've repented and I've determined to make it right and not do it again.
Yes, the Trim Healthy Mama plan works great - for me. But not for my family. If your family enjoys those foods, awesome! For me, I need to get back to making sure my family is eating nutritious, whole foods and not focus so much on myself.
I still follow some of the guidelines of the plan, but I'm learning how to adapt it to my family. I still recommend the plan to others, I learned a lot from it and it does work. However, now I caution them in a few areas.
I really am thankful I followed Trim Healthy Mama, it detoxed my body and I learned what healthy feels like. I beat my sugar addiction and I learned how negatively certain foods effect my body. Yes, I lost weight and I've kept it off over a year. I'm very thankful for THM. But now, I'm going to learn how to incorporate what I've learned with a whole foods diet and get my family back on track.
I've learned that I need to work on self discipline and self control to truly become healthy. Just substituting sugar free, alternative flour foods does not teach me self control. It just makes me think I can eat more because it's "good" for me. I NEED to take control and learn those biblical qualities to truly be healthy.
I hope that by being completely honest with you about my failures in this area that someone will be encouraged and helped by it.
Blessings my friends,