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, September 21, 2011

Wednesday 9/21 - week 24

There really is nothing much to report this week.  I'm stuck at 172lbs.  It seems to be that once I lose a pound or two I must than stay at the new weight for a few weeks before I'm allowed to go further.  Why this is, I have no clue!  I don't do anything differently, stay true to the 15/6, and don't cheat.  It's just the way it is with me. Lose a couple, wait, wait, wait, wait, lose a couple, repeat.    Like I said before I have noticed quite a difference in my clothes getting too big which makes me feel great, even if the scale isn't moving that quickly.  It's weird.  So,  I haven't been on the blogs too much the last day or two and it looks like I've missed a barrage of postings!!   This week has been so busy, with our business, vet visits, and assisted living visits. I have an elderly Aunt and I am responsible for her.  It's a long story but because of her diabetes she ended up having her foot amputated and than had to go live in an assisted living.  I take care of her bills, and personal needs and I try to see her once every one to two weeks to see if she needs anything. Things were rocky between us for awhile, but it's gotten a lot better this past year.  Today was her birthday, so I went to visit and bring her flowers. It was nice.  Tomorrow my husband are going to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to meet my parents at a dinner theater up there.  It will be the first time my husband and I have ever gone away overnight together without any of our boys coming with us, during a school week. In fact the times we've gone away together by ourselves in the last twenty years can easily be counted on one hand. It still feels very strange to me even though I actually only have one kid  left in public school - and he's in 11th grade!   We will be back on Friday, so its really not that big of a deal, just very unusual for me.  Lancaster, Pa is also Amish country and while we are up there I hope to check out some craft stores, and fresh vegetable stands to see what I can find.  I looked up the dinner theater menu for tomorrow night and there is really only two things on it that we can eat, a chicken broccoli casserole, and some kind of meatloaf.  The rest of the stuff is basically, potatoes, rolls, corn, ravioli, baby carrots and a desert buffet.  My dad thinks the food at these places is to die for and I'm thinking my husband and I will have a big, late lunch somewhere good and then go to the dinner theater not that hungry.  Plus we will have to bring dark chocolate with us to avoid the desert buffet!  Good grief!  I hope the play is good!
Hope everyone else has a good rest of the week.  I think I'll go catch myself up!


  1. Beth, I know how hard it is to keep up with the blog life always seems to pull us in all kinds of directions. I hope you have a wonderful time away without the boys. It really is nice once the children are old enough that you can just take the time to get away with your spouse. Glad to see you help your aunt even if you had your differences I am sure she is grateful.

  2. I am excited for you to get away like grown ups:)I would love, love, love to see Amish country. I had a member of my gym that was raised in an Amish community and her stories of food were amazing. The simple life you know:)
    If your clothes are fitting better, you are a loser girl! Just hang in there.
    Have a wonderful time with your hubby and family.
    I feel for you on taking care of your aunt. My little sister is in an assisted living facility. We were just there tonight. She is only 47. I hate going there:( Bless you for helping your aunt.
    Have an incredible time!

  3. Beth you are such a wonderful person to take care of your aunt like that. She is lucky to have you. Don't worry about the food, just eat some of the stuff that you know you can have. And save 1 thing and have like 2-3 bites. Have a good time :-)

  4. Have a great time! Good plan to bring dark chocolate - I always do that on works every time!

    And don't worry about the weight loss. Staying the same is better than what's happening to me this week. Every time I go out to eat I have backlash for a few days before my body gets back on track.

  5. Have a great time with your hubby. Dinner theater sounds like fun! I secong Rosalie's recommendations. Maybe concentrate more on the company than the food. Sometimes when I'm finished eating and others are still gobbling down their carbs, I try to enjoy their company while sipping my low sugar beverage & just try to relax. I used to really think I had to fill my mouth with something if everyone else was eating too. Then I started relaxing, enjoying just hanging out & found out I really like that too. And nothing tastes as good as loose pants feel! ;)

  6. Well and I are in the same boat however I am the captain....would you like to be the skipper?? lol. I have been sailing this "stuck in one weight decade" for over 3 months!! Can you say FRUSTRATING!!!?? Anyways, we must just continue to stay true to our plans & the weight will come off. I am going to rejoin my gym this weekend & am hoping that working out again will get things moving.
    Glad to hear you and your hubby are getting away. Oh and I hear Lancaster is beautiful and those Amish ladies can cook! Get something yummy while you are there....but belly good of course!
    Keep on keepin on my friend...we are getting there!

  7. Hi Beth! You will not be that far from me. I live about an hour or so away from the Amish country, although I haven't been up there in a few years. Enjoy yourself, bring your dark chocolate and I'm sure everything will be fine.

  8. I'm sorry you keep hitting plateaus, but it sounds like what happened to my husband is what's happening to you. He was at the same weight for three weeks, but his clothes just kept getting looser and looser. I told him I thought his weight was redistributing. Who knows? :)