Hello Trim Healthy Mamas! Welcome to the Aussie Mamas blog and recipes website. I have finally taken the plunge and jumped into the world of blogging. Dan, my husband, will be smiling from ear to ear as he has been encouraging me to enter the blogging world for a number of years. I had many excuses; too busy, too many responsibilities, too tired, too much to do already.
The catalyst came after reading the book, Trim Healthy Mama, by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. This book has changed my life. I have finally lost the excess mummy tummy that I had been carrying around after my last few babies were born. My addiction to sugar and more specifically lots and lots of chocolate has been broken. But don’t worry, I still eat chocolate, only this stuff helps me lose weight. I love food. I love comfort food, and I also love feeding the many visitors to my home great tasting food. The problem is dessert always follows dinner when guests are over, and I have an abundance of yummy dessert recipes all containing copious amounts of sugar and carbs. This is where Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett’s, Trim Healthy Mama plan has changed how I do food.
Trim Healthy Mama has brought together a lot of the research and diet health ideas I have been reading about for over a decade. It made perfect sense and it worked! As I shared about the success this book had for me others wanted to join in and asked for help with where to begin. A common theme was the desire for a menu plan in the first week that would clearly lay out what to eat and when. I wrote up a weekly menu plan and passed it on to a few friends.
As more people requested this help, the idea of aussie mamas was conceived. Friends and others on the Australian Trim Healthy Mama facebook group asked for help. They requested a menu planning tool, the ability to share recipes, shopping list generator, conversion charts, and ready-made menu plans for those first few weeks of living the Trim Healthy Mama way. And the shop. A place to source most of the specialty products in one location.
In true Donna style, I jumped right in and told people that I would create a website and an app that would do all this and more. I got the website thing happening but the app will have to wait. Getting a blog and website up and running in two weeks while homeschooling my 8 children was a crazy idea! Who was I kidding? For those of you who know me personally, you know how kinda crazy I can be at times. You are probably just shaking your head right now and laughing out loud. Enjoy! It is my pleasure to bring some joy and laughter to your day.