Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor trying to portray myself as an expert on any health matters, even the specific afflictions that come along with PCOS. I am only a mother with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome who has enjoyed the benefits of the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan and seen success in reducing my symptoms.
Before we get started with the information that I’ve gathered that goes along with the title of this post, I’d like to show you some amazing testimonials that I was given permission to share. These wonderful ladies also wanted more information out on the web about Trim Healthy Mama and those who suffer from PCOS. More specifically, to share the hope they have received from it! Their lives have changed dramatically — by babies they didn’t know they would be able to conceive.
The main reason for this post is so that I could share with you all of these stories:
A lot of you had been following my pregnancy all the way through. I made a lot of posts about it because it was a pretty big event in my life! Ha! Of course it was. This pregnancy, my first, was completely new to me. I thought it might be beneficial to make one full post to sum up the whole thing. (For other new mamas researching and clicking all the pregnancy posts you can find on the Internet!) Continue reading
Before you read further: to make this recipe, you need this amazing, yummy Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook in your possession. Obviously I won’t share the recipes that Pearl & Serene came up with but using a couple of my favorite recipes from the book, this candy was born! If you don’t already have the cookbook, I highly recommend picking up a copy somewhere or ordering it online. I understand a lot of us are on a tight budget but I literally use this book for at least one recipe every day. Really worth it!
Okay, now on to this delightful creation …
Skinny Pay Off Day Candy
1 batch of skinny chocolate (pg 377)
1 batch of pay off day candies (pg 381)
1/2 cup peanuts
Make the skinny chocolate and pour it into whatever container you think would be a good size. While it’s still liquid, sprinkle a 1/2 cup lightly processed peanuts evenly across it. Put in freezer while you make the caramel. Do all of the directions for the pay off day candies except adding the peanuts (still add the peanut butter). Cover the skinny chocolate mixture with the pay off day caramel and put back in the freezer to harden again.
This is a free, printable packet for a Trim Healthy Mama challenge for your personal use. I made the first page and shared with other mamas. Then someone suggested I make a whole calendar, etc! I thought that was a great idea.
How far along: 37 weeks + 5 days
Total weight gain: 22-24 lbs. Haven’t hit that 25 lb number… yet 😉
Stretch marks: No sir.
Sleep: Not the greatest. Some nights are great and some are absolutely terrible.
Miss anything: Fitting into clothes! Even the majority of my maternity clothes don’t fit over my belly anymore. Hence the really big shirt in the picture above. It’s either clothes are way too small or too big. And for once in my life, I’m preferring the big clothes.
Cravings: Mountain Dew. All the time!
How far along: 35 weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain: 20 lbs
Stretch marks: Not from my view.
How far along: 31 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: 15-16 pounds.