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 11, 2011

Sunday week 22 1/2 -Fiber!

Things seem to be going pretty well so far this week.  I've been weighing myself everyday and the scale is now going between 172lbs and 174lbs every day.  For some reason I always have a 2lb flip flop thing that goes on.  I don't have one of those scales that measures point increments.  Mine just goes to the closest whole number I guess.  I've been sticking to my daily regiment of Uncle Sams in the morning, a wasa cracker with protein on top for lunch, a cup of decaff  and 1/2 cup pecans in the afternoon and then a protein with a veggie dinner.  I know some of you were concerned that I might not get a good fiber count this way, but the weird thing is I'm actually getting MORE fiber this way.   According to "my fitness tracker" for the last five days my fiber for the day has been,  42g., 29g, 38g, 29g, & 42g.! How have I been getting such high numbers?  Here is a sample day of where my fiber comes from:

Two cups of morning coffee with tsp. of Benefiber each = 6 fibers
3/4 cup of Uncle Sams w/ 1/2 unsweetened Almond milk = 11 fibers!
3 Wasa Crispbreads loaded with cheese, a tomato & basil & spinach leaves = 7 fibers
1/2 cup of raw pecans for snack - 6 fibers
Lemon chicken over Romaine lettuce salad w/1 TBS whole flaxseeds on top = 5 fibers
1 square of Lindt 85% = 2 fibers

Grand Total for the day = 37 Fibers

I'm finding it much easier to reach my total fiber count with the Uncle Sam's cereal.  Also, even though we are NOT supposed to watch our calories at all on the BFC, I'm finding that having the cereal in the morning instead of eggs & sausage and stuff is keeping me at a lower calorie count, which for me, may be helping me lose. It at least got me past month long plateau!   We shall see as I continue onwards!  Hopefully this fiber information might help someone.

On the non-diet side of things, I had a really nice night out on Friday with my husband.  The boys were doing there usual thing of having friends and girlfriends over and I just said to my husband, "You know, lets just go out and have dinner and see a movie by ourselves tonight".  And we did!  While getting out at the restaurant my second  oldest son called and said, "Hey do you mind if I bring Sammie home for dinner with me?" (Sammie is his girlfriend and this is his usual thing to do 1/2 hour before I'm serving dinner).  I said, "It's fine with me, but just so you know I'm not home.  Dad and I are going out to dinner and a movie so you'll have to cook Sammie dinner yourself, or see if Jason (oldest son) made enough for you guys too"  I hear this hesitant, "Uhh...Ok".   I have to admit it was kind of fun doing that to him.  All of the men in this family are too reliant on me to take care of their every need!!   I feel like hired help sometimes (without the pay).  Anyway we had a nice night out and  ironically saw the movie "The Help".  lol!    I liked it, but the surprising thing was my husband REALLY liked the movie!

Hope everyone has a good day on this sad day in our history!  I remember 10 years ago running and getting all my boys out of school because I wanted everyone home with me because we didn't know what else was going to happen.  What a horrible day.  My heart still goes out to all the families that lost so much.


  1. HI Beth, We all seem to struggle with the fiber thing on the BFC. As you see in my latest post.
    And your son needs to learn how to cook for her. LOL. I liked the Help also.
    Have a great day :-)

  2. Your food looks great, it feels good when we are getting enough fiber in and don't have to deal with not getting enough. I had a good laugh over your son's reaction to you not being home and having dinner availale. My MIL taught my hubby how to make a bunch of things and I am very very greatful to her. Have a good day in whatever you do :)

  3. I am changing my meals up this upcoming week to get lower in cals - I am tired of being stuck where I am right now. Not quite sure yet what I'm gonna do, it may be oatmeal for breakfast, it may be salad at lunch, don't know yet. wish we had uncle sam's around here - I can't find it. :(

  4. Your post made me laugh! I totally get the guys depending on the woman of the house thing! My brother used to do that to me when we lived together. It usually was fine, but sometimes... geesh! Cook your own stupid food! Lol.

  5. Hi Beth. Your meals sound great. I may copy that lunch on the crackers. You are really getting lots of fiber and that's great. i can't wait to see "The Help". I read the book and really enjoyed it. It's funny how we love being moms and doing things for our kids, but then get upset when they can't do for themselves. i am so guilty of that. Trying to be better though! Have a great week.

  6. I must have missed your post when it first came out! Good job on your food and fiber. I know in the beginning the lack of fiber issue was a killer for me. I am glad that I got it all worked out and I rarely take the metamucil caps anymore.
    What a compliment that you son would bring someone to your home for dinner expecting something yummy! Not my kids:) They would say,"I'm sure she will order pizza or something". They just never appreciated my cooking:) Or lack of it.
    You are doing great!

  7. Beth, that is some serious fiber! It is hard to find good fiber that doesnt over do the carbs, but it like the secret to this diet!