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!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sept. 8, 2011 - The scale moved!

Even though it is a gray, rainy day here again, I'm in a pretty good mood.  I told you I'm weighing myself everyday now and the scale has been alternating between 176lbs and 174lbs, well yesterday it said 175lbs.  It's never fallen there before.  My scale is like one of those game show things where the numbers jump back and forth before settling on a number.  Today the scale settled on 172lbs!  What!!  It did settle there but I still got off real quick before it could change it's mind, lol!  We'll see over the next few days whether that is going to be a new number or not.  It's not really the number that makes me happy but the fact that the scale moved downward at all.  Maybe, just maybe, I'm unstuck!  This week I've been trying to go back to basics, by following the handwritten journal I made way back in April.  My days have been going something like this:

Breakfast-2 cups of Coffee with heavy cream and two tsp. Benefiber.  Just yesterday and today I added a tsp. of coconut oil  to one of the cups.
About two hours later I have 3/4C (measured) Uncle Sams with 1/2C(measured) almond milk & a little stevia.

The Stevia I use
Snack:  about 1/2 cup of Pecans and water, water, water (I stopped drinking my ice tea w/ stevia and switched to only water and the coffee all day)

Lunch: 3 wasa fiber crackers w/ one slice divided up smoked turkey, garden tomatos (they are almost gone), slices of fresh mozzerella, spinach, fresh garden Basil, and little olive oil & salt & pepper.

Wasa Lunch

Snack:  Cup of decaff with stevia and cream

Dinner: One small piece homemade eggplant lasagna (remember my eggplant!), diced cucumbers with oil & vinegar.

After Dinner:  One decaff coffee with cream & stevia one piece of Lindt 85% or one chocolate coconut cookie.

Cookies, recipe here:
 The only thing I've been changing up is the dinner. I usually have a protein and a green veggie every night, but had to use the eggplant from my garden last night.  I've also been drinking a ton of water.  My cup is about a 12oz serving and I must have about six of them a day.  I've decided to lay off the coconut bread for awhile even though I know it's Belly Good (and great tasting)  I think it may have been too much for me.  When I get down further I'll put stuff like that back in.

After Amber's post I did some research on the coconut oil, and it's supposed to have umpteen health benefits for us,so I decided to try to incorporate it into my families and my diet and much as possible. 

Was trying to show that coconut oil is solid unless heated up, like shortening

So I took a picture finally so you can see where I'm at right now.  Excuse the pre-shower look here, but I had to set up the camera to take a self-timed picture and do it before everyone got up!   I don't like pictures of myself that much especially with no make up or shower but...,here you go.   Still have at least 22lbs to go!

Me at 22 weeks

Hopefully the "rainathon" will stop soon.  Four straight days is enough!  I want to get back outside before the cold weather comes!   Hope everyone is having a great day!


  1. Congrats on that moving scale! That's great news and you look fantastic! Woo hoo! :)

  2. HI Beth, I have had that problem with the scale many times. I think its lower and then I get on again and its like 2 lbs higher. I hope yours is really on the lower side. And if it is - WOO HOO for YOU!!
    Have a great day :-)

  3. I am very proud of you! At Christmas last year I was about 170, and 6 months later, I am at 140. You are taller than I am so you could lose less! You are getting closer every day! I really need to get some coconut oil. I read a book several years ago that raved about the benefits of coconut. It was actually a diet book a wanted me to "critique".
    If you take the coconut bread out, make sure you replace it with a good fiber! I quit eating my PB cookies that I made and realized after 2 days how great they were for the fiber!
    I am so excited for you!!!
    Thank you for the nice comment about my hubby. He truly is so relieved! Phew...another hurdle down.
    How's your son doing at college?

  4. I also eat the coconut bread for fiber. I'm out right now, and having trouble replacing it. LOL. Great job with the weight loss!! I want to try those cookies, yum!

  5. Yay for you Beth. Isn't it great when that scale makes us happy. You are so cute in your photo. I'm glad you took it. Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods. How's the college going for your son?

  6. YAY for Beth!!! Congrats on the scale moving!! I cant wait to see 172 on my scale. It seems to be hangin around in the low 180s. I am hoping to see a different number this week...hopefully 179.(sigh) Its been a sloooooowwww process for me too but i have started to encorporate exercise in & I am hoping that it will mix things up a bit & get the scale moving downward. If anything, it will help tone things up. :)
    You look great in that new pic! Where is your before pic for comparison?? Just wonderin....would love to see it!

  7. Congrats on the weight loss Beth. I know it seems forever for that scale to move but all of a sudden you see a drop. Keep up the great work.

  8. Congrats on the scale moving! I think your pic is super cute and if you hadn't said it was pre-shower and no make-up I wouldn't have known. Have a wonderful day :)

  9. @Kay & Dawn - I'm actually doing better in the Fiber department right now because the Uncle Sams cereal in the morning and the Benefiber in my coffee has me starting the day with 17 fibers! I've been ending each day with over 30 fibers!
    @Sherri - I don't have any "standard" before pictures, but I'll try to find a regular picture of me before I started.

    All of you are so awesome and I thank you for all your supportive comments!!