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!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday -September 26th

I have been really bad this past week in tracking my foods.  I've still been eating pretty much the same as I have been so I sort of know what the daily totals would be like, but still, I think tracking is a good idea and I'm back to it.  I had a really nice time on our short, overnight Lancaster trip.  We left right after my son got on the school bus Thursday morning.  Since we only live about an hour and 1/2 from that part of Lancaster we got up there fairly early.  We spent all of Thursday shopping around at the little craft shops.  I love all that kind of stuff and it was so nice having no boys with us acting bored out of their minds.  My husband actually likes shopping too so that is nice.  I have to say we never ate any really good food while we were there.  We stopped at a family restaurant for lunch and it turned out to be mainly a buffet type place which I don't like.  The small menu part was all sandwiches so I got a sausage and saurkraut sandwich and told them to leave off the roll and just put it on the plate.  It was OK.  That night at the dinner theater my parents wanted to see they also had a buffet!  It was pretty bad!!  Some kind of meatloaf gel-like thing, creamed corn, carrots and peas mixed, and a tasteless chicken and broccoli casserole thing.   Blah!!  Skipped the veggies, except the pre-served salad, and ate the two meats.  At least there was no chance of overeating!!  The play was called "John loves Mary" and was a farce about a WWI veteran bringing home a wife for a friend that saved his life in the war, but the friend turned out to be already married.   I think my husband and I were the only ones in the theater under the age of 65!  It was nice to to this with my parents though.  The next day was breakfast at the hotel. My dad can't pass up a deal and the hotel included a "hot" breakfast.  This turned out to be round sausages that were cooked about two hours before anyone got up, and some kind of egg beater eggs.  Another round of shopping followed, and we got some nice lanterns with those wax electric candles that are on timers.  They come on by themselves for five hours and then turn off by themselves for 19 hours and then keep repeating that pattern.  So cool!  On the way home it poured down rain and we got stuck in a ton of traffic.  We had to pick up my son at Towson and we were about an hour late!  Oh well.

  I stayed away from the scale all the rest of the weekend and finally just got back on today - 172lbs again!  What in the world!  It's so weird how long I seem to last on one number.  I think I'm going to try that Fast Track challenge that is happening in a week or so.  I might start on it a little early too, just to see if that shakes things up. I know I couldn't do no carbs forever, but I think I can do it for one or two weeks.  I might switch my probiotics to a different brand also.  The ones I'm using right now are not capsule form, which Jorge says is the better kind.  I might try this one which I found on sale at Walgreens.
What kind does everyone else use?  Any recommendations?  That's about it for today.  I have to run and take my dog to the Vet.  He started his heart medicine last week and they want to re-check him today to see if it is the right dosage and all that.  Hope everyone has a great day! 



  1. Beth, Have you checked your scale? I couldn't figure out why mine kept weighing the same so I picked up something heavy, got back on, it weighed more, then got back on and it was a totally different weight. I don't know if it had to reset? Just a thought?
    I don't use a probiotic so I have no opinion. I probably should!
    The fast track sounds like it could shake things up, but I am not convinced living without carbs is realistic. I need to read the book though.
    Did you see lots of quilts? That's what I think of when I think of Amish things.
    Keep on keeping on! It will happen!

  2. I use the digestive probiotic TruNature - it's one of the ones at Costco. I think it's working pretty well, although I don't know for sure. I am pretty regular, even when not eating much grains. You know I eat a lot of chia and flax and stuff like that though, so you never know.

  3. Hi Beth, first I hope the dog is ok. I think you did quite well considering the choices you had while gone.
    You know I take pro-biotics. the kind I take is on my products page. I have taken them for quite a while.
    I agree with Kay about the FT. I think that in order to not feel deprived or feel like you are going to chew your own arm off, you need to eat 1 or 2 grain carbs a day. That's how I did it.
    Have a great day :-)

  4. Hi Beth, so glad you had a nice time with your husband and parents. It is always nice to be able to get away without the children. I have taken the pro-biotics that you found at walgreens except I found them at the vitamin shop and paid 45 for them so I have tried a brand that is a little less expensive. I also want to do the FT and think I could use a little kick in the pants. I think you can do anything for a week or 2 and who know what great results can happen. I am starting next Sunday so let me know if you decide to do it to.

  5. Glad you had a nice trip to Amish country Beth. The food sounded awful...I guess maybe that might have been a blessing in disguise??? The meatloaf gel thing....yuck! Cant imagine that one!
    Do whatever you feel you need to do to get that scale going downward again. I totally understand your frustration as I have been stuck in the same 10 pound decade for way too long!!!!
    Good luck!
    Oh, I do take a probiotic but I have no loyalty to any particular brand. I buy the one with the most strains for the least amt of money. I think I got one with 12 different strains for $14 at Wegmans. Some Dr. brand. I think they all work but I think you need to get one with a decent amt of strains of probiotic.

  6. Hi Beth. Well at least there was no temptation to overeat. I think as people get older, they think those buffet things are so great. I have never like a buffet, because even if it is a good one, there are too many choices, and most of them bad. Glad you spent some quality time with the folks though. The lanterns sound great. Have a good rest of the week!

  7. Glad you had a nice trip, even though the food was yucky. I agree with Pattie, buffets are full of bad food which feels hard to pass up because you paid for it. I am thinking of trying the probiotic you are using right now I am just taking an acidiphilus supplement I bought when I took a round of antibiotics in the spring. Hubby and I will be doing the FT challenge and I am trying to get my folks to join us, (I have my fingers crossed)Hang in there I know you will get below 172 soon.

  8. Our hotel on our wkend trip had awful food! Yuck. I use Natural Factors Ultimate Probiotic 12/12 Formula and order it from Amazon for a better price or get it at Vitamin Cottage. I stopped taking it at some point, thinking I had repaired my gut bacteria. But in my fast track class at the beginning of the year Jorge's staff said we should all take them, no matter what. So I just ordered mine and will be back at it. I did have a cheaper brand around that I gave my son whenever he got cold sores and it really helped. But it was just a Trader Joes brand and I think I should get the good stuff... but who knows?

    And 169 is just around the corner for you!!

  9. Hey let me know when you start the FT...I plan to start this Sunday. My email address is if you want to email me too.

  10. Those candles sound awesome. I need to find some. Can you order them online? Sounds like you made great food choices given your options. I know you'll be out of the 170s soon. With young kids a song comes to mind..from Yo, Gabba, Gabba. "keep trying, keep tryin. Don't give up! Never give up! Have a great day. :)