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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trim Healthy Mama Support Group Meeting 2

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We had our second Trim Healthy Mama (THM) support group meeting. Several of us get together every other month as a way of supporting each other through this healthy journey we're on.

How many of you love pizza? It is one of my favorite foods. I have to admit, if I couldn't have a tasty slice (or 2) of pizza every now and then (or weekly in my case), I don't know how successful I'd be on the THM eating plan.


Since the ladies attending the meeting had not yet tried Gwen's Nest's pizza recipe (which is on plan due to a fermentation process), I decided we would make this pizza together. Yes, we were going to have a pizza party!


I had already mixed the dough several days beforehand and fermented it in my refrigerator according to Gwen's instructions, so the dough was ready to be used.

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After the dough was spread in a circle, the seasonings were added (we used a garlic/salt combination and basil leaves), and shredded Parmesan cheese was spread around the edges.

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We baked it for 10 minutes and then added the sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.

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This is what the pizza looked like before we put it in the oven.

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And here it is baked. Just looking at this picture makes me want to have a slice!

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As we sat around and ate we talked about various topics some of which included:
  • Suggestions for breakfast meals
  • Samples of drinks we could have on plan
  • Goals we have reached and setting new goals
  • How to start the program (for our new member)
  • Some detoxification symptoms
  • Exercise

We also talked about sweets! Each lady brought an S dessert to share. (Looking back at it, we probably should have had an E type dessert since we ate the pizza. Oh well. The great part about eating the THM way for me is that I don't consider it a diet as in a weight loss program (although you do lose weight). I consider it a "healthy way of eating" diet. As such, I don't stress over mixing up an occasional E meal with an S dessert.)

We enjoyed cheesecake...

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Skinny Chocolates...

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And what turned out to be my favorite, Almond Joy Bites.

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What surprised me was what the ladies thought was the highlight of the meeting, a simple, yet delicious drink recipe I made. They couldn't get over how easy it was to put together and how good it tasted, my Raspberry Zinger iced tea!

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All you need to make this drink are 4 bags of Raspberry Zinger Tea by Celestial Seasonings,a 1/2 gallon of distilled water, and 4 Tbsp. of Truvia Nature's Calorie Free Sweetener. Mix it all together (No, you do not have to steep the bags in hot water first.) and refrigerate.

We had a fun time together and as always, I look forward to our next meeting. Read about our first Trim Healthy Mama Support Group Meeting in which I also include tips on how to start your own group.

For those of you who do not have a THM support group, here's a suggestion for you. Visit THM's Facebook Group, and connect with one or two people. Then set up a Skype support group meeting. Although you won't be able to taste each other's foods, you can still share recipes, ask/answer questions, and support each other through your journey to good health.

Here is where you can read how I lost 27 pounds in 6 months - A Trim Healthy Mama Book Review, and see my before/after photos.

Guess what I'm eating for lunch? You guessed it, leftover pizza, which when warmed up on a cookie sheet makes the crust nice and crispy (just the way I like it!), and a glass of raspberry tea. :-)

Which of these foods would you like to try? Leave your comment below.


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8 comments:

  1. How fun!
    Your meal looks yummy! :)

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  2. Just an FYI--Last I checked ~ Skype won't allow more than one on one. However, Google HangOut will allow up to 9 or 10.

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  3. Congrats on losing the weight. I've heard MANY good things about THM and bought the book, but there's SO much information that it's hard to know where to start.

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    1. This is the general consensus at first. One of the things I suggested at the meeting is to stick to one type of meal for one day, try some of the recipes in the book or FB group and find what you like, this helps you experiment without getting too overwhelmed with switch meal types. Then try another type of meal the next day. You can also switch it, say for breakfast you'll only have S meals, then for lunch on Monday you'll try an E meal, but on Tuesday you'll try a S one. Dinner for me is almost always an S meal. So for your dinner decide which type of meal you want to try for a couple of days.

      Does this make sense?

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  4. What a fun idea to share your healthy eating journey together. Stick to whole foods ladies, making as much on your own as your schedule allows and you will do great! The pizza looks wonderful by the way, to make it more healthy add more veggies to it, chopped kale is one of my favourites for pizza.

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    1. Veggies are great on pizza and normally what I add, but for the meeting I was shooting for quick. :-) (No chopping.) You are absolutely right that making your own food is always the best way to go if you want to stay healthy.

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  5. The pizza recipe looks delicious! Great job focusing on eating healthier. It is definitely a lifestyle change....but I love eating a clean diet! Processed foods make me feel horrible

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  6. I just ordered the THM book. I have been watching it from afar. lol I love that you can have pizza on a diet. I am really going to try that recipe. I also want to try your tea. I drink a lot of water but by the end of the day I'm ready for something else. I usually allow my self one special drink a day. I love Raspberry tea so I am on this one. :) Thanks for sharing.

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