Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Weight loss update

Photo taken on 26 July 2021.

Alright, so I had to track back through several months of photos on my phone to figure this out, but on 4 May this year (2021) I officially started eating the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) way again. My aim in doing so was to lose weight and get healthier, which I talked more about in this post

To really help me commit to the plan and to motivate me, I bought the Trim Healthy Mama Journey app on 10 May. It's been invaluable for keeping me accountable at each and every meal. I try to track all my meals, snacks and drinks in the app.  

I didn't have a scale when I first started THM, so I don't know exactly what I weighed at the time, but I have a rough idea. 

I did buy a scale after a couple of weeks, and in the three and a half months I've been doing Trim Healthy Mama, I've lost around 7.5 kilograms. 

I stalled in my weight-loss for a couple of weeks recently, and actually gained back a kilogram, even though I was trying to follow the plan as perfectly as possible. I think I had let slide a few too many white rice sushi lunches, which must spike my blood sugar too much.

In any case, I was happy to see the number on the scales drop again this week. I'm still a few kilograms away from my first goal, which is the weight I was before I had any kids. I was really hoping to reach that goal by my birthday next month, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I'm not too worried though. I'm enjoying eating this way and the weight is slowly coming off, so I'm sure I'll reach my first goal at some point in the coming months. 

Here are some side by side comparison shots for you. The photo on the left was taken on May 27, while the photo on the right was taken on August 16. 

I feel like the weight loss is more noticeable in these next side-on comparison shots, especially around my butt.  

A couple of my non-scale victories are that I've lost 3 inches/7.62cm from around my waist, and I've lost 2 inches/5.08cm from around my hips. I've also gone down a dress size, although I haven't actually bought the smaller clothes yet so my jeans are getting pretty baggy on me.

So that's where I'm at on my journey. Hopefully by next year's birthday, I'll be looking very different. My goal is to get down to the size I was at uni by then. 

If you have any questions about THM, or what I've been doing to (slowly) lose this weight, feel free to ask. I'm happy to answer as best I can. And if you've got any THM tips for me, I'd love to hear them. 


  1. Looking great Emma. I wonder if your uni weight will be sustainable for you. You are a few years older now. But go you to get there.

    1. It's worth a try. I guess there's only one way to find out. I might find out that my "queen" weight is different, but I wasn't that skinny at uni so maybe not. Thanks for your encouragement.


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