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!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sept. 4- Labor Day Weekend

So it's Labor Day weekend and we have nothing going on!  Boo!  I thought about throwing a little backyard BBQ but honestly, I didn't have the desire or energy.  I have so far spent the weekend running errands.  I picked up my son from college for the long weekend (to give him a bit of a break from his party roommates), I went shopping with my other son for appropriate clothes for his upcoming student teaching practicum,  and then my husband and I spent most of today at Home Depot (his home away from home) looking for a new front door for our house.  Have you ever heard the story of the shoemakers kids that have no shoes?  Well, we are the Contractor's house that has no improvements.  We didn't order the door yet because I don't want it sitting in our livingroom for months until he has time to put it in. There is a new window for our living room that had been propped up next to the closet in our living room for three months -seriously!   I finally stuffed it in the pantry last February and that's where it's been ever since!  When my husband makes the time, we'll go get the door we picked out, and he can put that and the stupid window in at the same time!
On the brighter side, with school having started this week it's beginning to feel a little bit like Fall, and I love Fall!  I love the smell of woodsmoke in the air, I love the cooler air at night, I love when all the leaves turn their beautiful colors, I love the leaves crunching under my feet when I walk, and I love homemade soups and breads on a chilly evening.   Oh whoops, cross out that homemade bread part!    Anyway, I've been weighing myself everyday and haven't seen any loss. In fact it's kind of weird, some days I'm 174 and then another day I'm 176, and then back to 174 again...,back and forth like that.  Never 175 though - weird huh!  So, I decided to go back to my original little handwritten journal I was keeping when I first started the BFC.  I lost the first twenty pounds fairly quickly and I wanted to see what I was doing differently back then.    The only changes I could find were these:  In the beginning I was eating the Uncle Sams cereal with unsweetened almond milk for breakfast.  Plus back then I was taking a Flax seed oil supplement with my morning vitamins.  Other than that I haven't changed things up too much.  I switched from the Uncle Sam's because it didn't keep me full until lunch, plus I thought there might be too many carbs in the cereal and the milk together.  So I might just try going back to that cereal for a while to see if that makes a difference, plus I bought another stash of Flax seed oil pills.  If after a week that doesn't make a difference then I might try that Fast Track menu for a week and see if that gets me moving again.   I guess I will keep trying tweaking things until I find the right food choices that work best for me.  I hope everyone is enjoying the last of their Labor Day weekend!


  1. That's funny about your husband and doing things around your own house. I have heard that happens a lot! This is kind of mean of me to say, but what the father in law was a dentist and he and my MIL both have horrible yellow teeth! I have always wondered what people thought when they meet them and ask what he retired from. Now that was random!!! I don't know how you ever pick doors and windows out, there are so many more choices now! Would it make you feel better to know that I had to have one of those signs that say "always kiss me goodnight", so my husband bought it for me 2 years ago, it is still sitting in back of the speaker in our bedroom! And speakers.....who even has giant speakers anymore??? My husband!!! We use them as nightstands! I don't think the stereo has ever been on in our room??? Random again!!!
    Anyway, just keep making good choices and staying on track. It just comes off so slowly! Lifestyle, cure, choices forever! You can do this. Just don't drop off, even if you have a few bad days....we are here to help and encourage. I really enjoy your blog!
    Have a great Monday...nothing much happening around here either!

  2. Hi Beth, I don't have anything to do either. Hubby is working nights and that means I am alone from about 4pm on. Oh well at least I get to watch what ever I want on the TV.
    Try eggs, bacon and toast or a tortilla for breakfast. It will keep you full longer.
    Have a good rest of the weekend. :-)

  3. I also eat eggs most of the mornings for breakfast, along with a fiber carb. Although some days I skip the carb. Never pick cereal anymore, unless it's oatmeal with nuts and butter and cream, etc. I'd add in the flax, too, though, you never know! Are you drinking enough water? You aren't tracking any on your food..

  4. Hi Beth, I think it is good to mix it up a little. I think our bodies get usse to eating the same kind of foods and that is why we dont see a weight loss. For me if I exercise and mix it up a little that helps. But hang in there. Your home projects sounds like ours. My husband just says we are getting older and need to enjoy what life has to offer and dont worry to much about the projects around the

  5. I love fall too!!! It will be a challenge to find belly good options of my favorite fall foods, but well worth it I'm sure. Sometimes I think about trying the fast track too, but I am waiting for the book. I don't do well just following a menu, I want to read what he has to say about fast track before I try it. Have a great weekend :)

  6. Hi Beth, my fellow slow loser. Some of us just aren't going to lose as fast, but we'll get there eventually. Ihope you get your door and window in sooner than later! PA yet!

  7. Haha-- your story made me laugh. It's like my house. Hubs is a computer teacher and we have extra computers everywhere! You'd think he'd have them organized like he does at work, but nope! I'm OK with it since he usually clears them out every once in a while. At least they're not permanent fixtures in my front room!

    Keep it up! Sometimes I think our bodies just get used to eating the same thing and they figure out how to hold on to as much as they can. I think you're right to change it up! I should do that, too.