BFC Servings Reminder

BFC Servings Reminder
15/6 = 15 grams sugar/6 carb servings
Carb serving (no more than 2 per meal)
5 grams - 20 grams = 1 serving
20 grams - 40 grams = 2 servings
Eat no more than 40 grams carbs and 5 grams sugar per meal!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday - June 29, 2011

So it is Wednesday which means weigh-in day for me.  I'm kind of glad I started this BFC on a middle of the week day instead of the usual Monday that I've used in the past.  Wednesday just seems like a more ordinary day to weigh in, and for me, doesn't have the stress of the big Monday weigh in I always used to do.  Anyway, this morning I weighed in at 179lbs.  I'm very happy with that because I feel like I've been stuck arournd 181lbs for a few weeks.   Now I'm thinking about what finally caused the loss, so I can keep it up!  Could have been all the walking I did last week while we were in Busch Gardens.  I really should make walking part of my daily routine!.  Also I decided to try cutting the high fat food that I'd been eating too much of like salami, bacon, and my "go to" snack, Slim Jims.   Another thing I discovered is that if I eat eggs for breakfast I stay full much longer.  Yesterday I made an omelet out of two eggs, diced canadian bacon, a half slice diced onion and cheese.   I wasn't hungry for lunch until 1:30pm and then I had some fresh mozzerella on eight crackers (8 crackers = 18carbs), with some chopped up basil and a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, & garlic powder.  That held me until dinner.   I really think eggs in the morning was the key though.  When I go with the Uncle Sam's cereal in the morning, I'm hungry soon after.  I also think you have to have a "go to" snack if you ever get too hungry between meals.   This week my "go to" snack became a decaff coffee with stevia and cream.  That seems to hold me until the next meal.  Before this week I was randomly popping almonds and walnuts when I got hungry (or those Slim Jims) and I think those can add up to too many carbs  without you really realizing it.   My recent college graduate son is doing this diet also and he finally found a snack that he can go to when he is craving something sweet. (everyone needs their own I think)  He dumps a kool aide package into about a cup of water and then adds stevia for sweetness.  It makes a syrup.  Then he shaves ice and pours a bit of his concoction on top.  Instant no sugar sno-cone!  These seem to satisfy him between meals.

Supposed to be hot in Maryland today so I may take my two teenagers to see the movie "Super Eight"  Heard it was good.  That's it until next Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday - May 22

Well, today was weigh in and I'm back down to 181 lbs.  At one point in the week I was at 179 and I was so excited to break into the seventies, but today was official weigh day and it's 181, so that is what I'm going with.

I'm leaving today to take my family to Williamsburg/ Busch Gardens for three days.  The weather people are saying that the next three days here are supposed to be in the high 90's and very humid.  I'm hoping that all the walking around in the humid weather will sweat another couple pounds off of me before I come back!!  One of my son's girlfriends is coming with us and my other son's girlfriend is coming to our house to watch our two dogs while we are gone.  My one older dog is starting to get arthritis so I'm hoping that he'll be ok while we are gone.  Well that's it for this week and my goal is to definitely get into the seventies in my weight loss by my weigh in day next Wednesday. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday June 15

Well, Wednesdays are weigh in days for me and this morning I weighed in.  I was so excited last week because I was down three pounds to 181 but this week I am up two pounds to 183.  I really don't know how I did this.  As far as I can tell I ate the same way as last week.  So...trying to figure out what I did wrong.  I did have a couple of beers this week at a BBQ, but they were Michelob Ultra and they are very low carb.  I sometimes think maybe I'm am either not eating enough carbs or maybe it's too many calories or maybe lack of exercise.  I'm not sure.  Are Slim Jim's allowed on this diet?  I think they are 0/0 but maybe they have some hidden sugar that I'm not aware of.  I eat at least three of those a day as snacks when I feel hungry.  I put real cream in my coffee.  Two cups in the morning and one cup after dinner.  Could the heavy cream be too much?  I drink iced tea with Stevia all day.  Maybe I should switch to water.  I guess I should start tracking my food every day to see where I am going wrong.  I hope this was just a fluke and next week on Wednesday I am down again.