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, August 3, 2011

Wednesday - August 3

So we are back from the Outer Banks.  I just love it down there and always wish our vacation was two weeks instead of one!  The water was so warm this time, probably because of all the super hot weather the East coast has had this summer.  I actually didn't find it too hard to stick to the diet while on vacation.  Probably the hardest test was packing stuff to take down to the beach with us each day.  We are usually on the beach 4-5 hours a day and it used to be a lot of snacking in the past.  This time I packed myself a low sugar peanut butter sandwich each day, a jug of stevia sweetened iced tea and nuts, sunflower seeds, and slim jims to snack on while there.  Dinners we had back at the house and those were all normal.  My brother and sister-in-law and their kids stayed a couple houses down from us.  My sister-in-law is seriously overweight.  She cut down our diet quite a few times, saying how disgusting Truvia was and stuff like that.  She is seriously addicted to soda, and has at least four regular cokes a day!  I think she liked to talk bad about our diet just to justify what she was eating.  We just ignored her and watched her drink her sodas and eat her chips in silence.  The one night I had them over for dinner I had put a Pork Roast in the crock pot all day to make pulled pork sandwiches for dinner. It cooked while we enjoyed the beach.  Before we left for vacation I had made two BBQ sauces, one regular and one sugar free and on pulled pork night I just put some of the pork in one sauce and some in the sugar free sauce and let everyone choose which they wanted.  My husband and I just had ours on a plate without bread. My sister-in-law wouldn't even consider the sugar free one (was sweetened with stevia).  I really feel bad for her that she won't try to help herself, but it's all about when you feel you're ready to get healthy I guess. 

On the way home from the beach we spent a night in Williamsburg, VA.  I just love it there!  We had dinner out at a Carrabbas Italian Restaurant.  They cook their meats on a wood fired grill and then add the Italian sauces and stuff!  I've never eaten at one before and thought their food was delicious.  They did bring bread and dipping oil in the beginning, and I broke off a 1/4 piece of bread to try it.  Wow, it was so good, I almost wish I hadn't tried it because I then wanted more.  Luckily my salad came before I lost control and went back for the whole bread basket.
So the weigh in today.....down one pound to 175lbs.  That is really one lb. in two weeks because I didn't weigh myself at the beach.  One pound in two weeks is really not that good but at least its down.  I think at the beach I was much more active, swimming and walking a lot.  I've really got to keep that up at home.   Well,  my oldest son decided not to do this diet with us anymore.  His will power is next to nothing!  Now he has decided to watch his calories instead, but said he would still try to stay away from sugar.  I hope it works for him. I always make a whole grain choice with dinner every night for my other boys, and I've been buying high fiber wraps and breads, so at least my oldest son will have healthy choices.  Next time I blog I'll try to list some of the stuff I use to see what you think and maybe I'll try to figure out putting pictures up.
I've just been catching up on the blogs and it looks like everyone has been doing really well!!


  1. Hi Beth! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I think you did good with losing a pound. I am a slow loser, but I think alot has to do with my portions. I eat the BFC way, but I know I overdo the nuts and cheeses and such. Vacations are very hard, and you found a way to manage it! The only way to shut your sister in law up is to show her how it's done. When you're thin, she won't be able to say it doesn't work!

  2. Well - I have to say that you did real good over there. I know how hard it is at those times not to give in to peer pressure.
    NO matter how much you love the BFC and want everyone to do it with you, They will only think you are crazy if they are not mentally prepared.
    Keep on doin what you are doin and have a great day :-)

  3. GREAT job!!! Just be happy that you are not so closed minded as your sis in law. I would love to hear how the BBQ sauce was made. I do miss it when I make quick crock pot chicken tenders with BBQ. It makes a good sandwich that everyone loves.
    I guess I really am lucky that I am not much of a snacker between meals. It sure helps!
    I'm glad your back. I would love to see pictures!

  4. Wow - you are a ROCKSTAR, losing a pound over vacation! I am pretty impressed! It sounds like you were really prepared and it payed off! I'd also love to hear about your BBQ sauce. I need to make some too, just haven't yet.