Once upon a time, a thirtysomething mom decided that after having seven babies, and being 8 weeks postpartum it was time to stop wearing maternity jeans and get back into “regular” clothes. Guess what she discovered?! None of her pre-pregnancy jeans fit! She had to go shopping for a bigger size. Not fun!
Then the wintertime came and she discovered she couldn’t button up her dressy coat that she loved to wear every week to church on Sunday. So she decided it was time to lose weight. As a “Whole Grain Jane” she had already eliminated junk food, years ago, including white sugar, so what else could she do to drop the weight? She tried a diet shake, essential oils, the Master Cleanse, and exercising more. As a nursing mom who had been pregnant often, even while nursing, she was used to feeling hungry “all the time” and eating three of four helpings just to feel full at every meal. Now that she wasn’t nursing, she reluctantly decided to cut back, and eat one or two helpings at each meal. Despite this caloric restriction, she had no luck with that. Then she eliminated grains for 7 months. The weight did not budge. After a year of experimenting with diets to trim down, someone asked if she was pregnant. She felt so mad and discouraged that she almost punched the curious inquisitor in the nose as she politely answered “No!”
That person was me. I totally understand how frustrating it is to be drowned with the demands of pregnancy, breastfeeding, motherhood, housekeeping, homeschooling, mood swings, cravings, a husband who can eat whatever he wants and not gain weight, a skinny sister who can eat whatever she wants and not gain weight, financial problems, and wild emotions that make it easy to overeat to self-medicate stressful feelings! Whew! Yes, I know firsthand how easy it is to become so disconnected with your body that the weight creeps slowly upwards and you don’t really notice it at first. For over a decade the only time I weighed myself was at my prenatal and postnatal checkups! I no longer even had a scale in the home, as the kids broke the one I got to set up house when my husband and I got married. Then one day I weighed myself when I was four years postpartum with #7. I weighed more that I had when I was at the end of pregnancy with that baby, a 10 lb baby boy!
I know how painful it can be to lug around extra pounds. Extra weight causes numerous health problems. It makes it harder to sleep. It can increase your snoring and your risk for sleep apnea. It makes it harder just to get through the day, getting the normal, ordinary tasks of life accomplished, like walking and standing. Even the idea of playing a quick game of soccer with your kids or simply standing there, pushing your child on a swing, sounds exhausting. Shopping for clothes is no fun at all. If you are like me, you dread seeing yourself in a full-length mirror. Extra weight also causes joint pain. Extra weight gives you increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, and the complications therein, which can increase your risk for death. With extra weight, you are limited as to the physical fun you can have with your family.
I am here to tell you that your story doesn’t have to end with feeling stuck in an overweight body. I am here to tell you that my story has a happy ending and yours can too. The pictures above show me two years ago, when I weighed over 210 lbs! The pictures below show me 70 lbs lighter, which I achieved 9 months later!
I went from 210+ lbs, in March 2015, to the 140 range at the end of February 2016. I feel so much lighter and freer! I have maintained this weight for over a year. I have a new lease on life! Shopping for clothes is soooo much fun! I can wear the same size clothes as my trim 21 year old, ballet-dancing daughter!
I went from a size 18- 22 to a size 6-10 (depending on the clothing manufacturer) in less than a year. I can go hiking with my kids, ride amusement park rides without fear of being asked to leave because I can’t fit the seat, and play soccer. I no longer fear that I will die of complications of adult onset diabetes like my grandparents did. I can go playing and climbing with my kids and their cousins at parks and indoor rope gyms like the one below without huffing and puffing. How wonderful!
I found my waistline and actually love to tuck in my shirts. For the first time in my life, I actually want to wear a belt! I can even wear a cute dress that my skinny sister used to wear. She decided that she was too tall for it and passed it on to my daughter. Then when I slimmed down my daughter passed it on to me!
I have discovered a combination of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual, strategies that when followed, will allow anyone to shed pounds. I can now eat to hunger and feel satisfied after a normal serving at each meal. I no longer feel compelled to eat three or four servings at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am in tune with my emotions and have coping strategies that don’t involve food. Yet, I don’t deprive myself of delicious morsels. I enjoy yummy, fatty, and tasty food like pie, pizza, ice cream, cake, brownies, and cookies every day!
I eat nourishing, scrumptious food when hungry and stop when I am full. I know how to “have my cake and eat it too” without gaining the weight back. I don’t feel deprived and can satisfy my cravings. For a time, while maintaining my new-found weight, I struggled with insomnia and imbalanced hormones. I solved those problems and will share all about that in class.
My July 2017 PIES For Moms All Year Long Healthy Eating Class will teach you how to enjoy the same journey as I have. You will learn how to lose weight (the fast track or the slow, baby steps way) and maintain your lost weight for the rest of your life, being vibrantly trim! Did you know that most of the Biggest Losers gain their weight back? It’s probably because they haven’t learned how to stop emotional eating. In this class you will learn how to do that. You will learn how to permanently keep the weight off.
In the July 2017 PIES for Moms All Year Long Healthy Eating Class, you will also learn how to balance your life as a mom in all aspects represented by the acronym PIES:
Jesus grew in all four areas of this life, according to Luke 2:52:
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Do you see the four aspects from the PIES acronym?
Physical (P): grew in stature. We can grow physically stronger through exercise without our waistlines growing! You will learn how to do this! You will also learn how to balance your hormones and have more vibrant health.
Intellectual (I): grew in wisdom. We can keep the spark of wonder and learning alive in our lives as busy, maxed out moms who face a grind of chores every day. I have been a stay at home mom for almost 24 years, and still enjoy it, so I know how to stay curious and avoid boredom! I have had more fun and freedom in learning that I ever did when I attained my four year college degree.
Emotional/Social (E): “in favor with man” We can learn how to be more in tune with our emotions and our social relations. They are exquisitely intertwined! I will share with you how to maintain connection with your husband and kids.
Spiritual (S): “in favor with God.” We will learn how to create nurturing rituals that increase our connectivity with God.
Are you ready to lose weight and learn healthy, nourishing habits to get trim?
Come join us for the
PIES for Moms All Year Long Healthy Eating Class!
Wednesdays for 9 weeks in July and August 2017
starting Wed. July 5 to Wed. Aug. 30, 2017
2 to 4:15 PM Utah time
online in a video classroom or you can join by phone
classes are recorded
The complete session is 9 weeks
Cost is $147 total
non refundable after the first day of class
(you have until midnight MDT of the first day of class to ask for a refund if you feel like the class will not be a good fit for you)
Save $30! Early bird special is $117 if you register by Monday June 26, 2017 midnight MDT.
You can pay it all up front or pay $49 in three installments to be paid before the 1st, 5th, and 8th weeks of class. Call or text me at 801-628-8753 to arrange that.
Register now! Click on the button above! In addition to 9 weeks of mentoring, you will get the following:
- a document telling you all the details of how I lost 70 lbs without exercise
- a dessert recipe every week for 9 weeks that is delicious and sugar free
- a pdf of my novel, Dates With God, that tells the story of four women who overcame their self-defeating behaviors.
Here is what some moms have said about the class:
Here is more of what you will learn, as we achieve growth in each area towards true liberty and health!
Physical (Jesus increased in “stature”)
None of us probably want to increase in stature or width, LOL, but we all want to increase physical wellness. Here is what we will cover for this part.
-The Baby Steps to slimming down while eating to satisfaction
-The Fast Track way to slimming down that worked for me to lose 70 lbs without exercise
-How to master the hormones that control hunger, fullness, and fat storage
-Easy ways to get you and your family eating real food
-How to feel at the peak of wellness with balanced hormones
-How to find a wardrobe to look your best, especially as you slim down (I had so much fun shopping for new clothes when I shrunk from size 22 to 6-8!)
Intellectual (Jesus “increased in wisdom”)
-How to keep intellectually stimulated no matter your life circumstance, whether you are a young single adult, a stay-at-home mom, a student, an empty nester, or a work outside the home mom. After all, sometimes we eat out of boredom!
-How to incorporate the power of writing in you life so you feel happier and more empowered
-How to use the power of ancient language to get to the root of your challenges
Emotional/Social (Jesus increased in favor with man)
-How to keep negative emotions from spinning you out of control
-How to eat when hungry and stop eating when physically satisfied
-How to find joy in the storms and trials of life
-How to find the playful moments with your kids, if you have kids
-How to find peace when your husband habitually chooses self-defeating behaviors. Let’s face it, it’s easier to gorge when that happens!
-How to create a daily self-care routine to keep you anchored in peace and joy
-When to say no instead of yes.
Spiritual (Jesus increased in favor with God)
-How to create the spiritual strength to endure
-How to vanquish the enemy who fights to put you in bondage
-How to feel that your prayers aren’t bouncing off the ceiling
-How to feel more joy
Every week at the beginning of class I will share a recipe for a pie or other sugar free dessert that is yummy! Bring your sugar free recipes too and we will swap! We will celebrate our victories and learn concepts for conquering our bugaboos.
Personalized mentoring sessions also available for $25 for a $30 min or $45 for 60 min. session. Call or text the 801-628-8753 to talk more about that.
I am giving away one free registration to this class! Please comment below if you want to enter! The random drawing will be held Saturday June 24, 2017 after 6 PM MT.
Or you can buy now! Click on the button below to register today!