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, October 20, 2011

BFC week - 28

I had a fun day today. Instead of worrying about the family and the business (too much) I had a "me" day.  I drove about an hour to a town a couple of towns over from me and went shopping at the Whole Foods.  I've been there before but it was before I started the BFC and back then I was just admiring the store because of my love of  "Top Chef".  Whole Foods is where all the chefs always go for their food shopping (me and my second oldest LOVE that show).  Anyway  today I went there looking for BFC motivation and goodies and I found both.  I found some things that are not at my local grocery store like that I've been wanting to try like:
They don't sell this near me.  They only sell the Dairy free version not sugar free.
Or these either!  I haven't tasted either yet but I plan to
I went looking for the Apple Cider Tea but they unfortunately did not have any.    So I looked around at the other flavors.  I LOVE the Double Dark Chocolate Mate but still have a bunch at home so I decided to give this a try!  Had a cup as soon as I got home and it is SO good!!  If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream you'll probably like this.

I also saw this one there.  I like bananas but I don't miss them that much, but I know some of you said that you miss bananas so this might be the perfect tea for you!
Then I saw these!  They have 4 sugars per TABLESPOON!  They would be perfect on top of some steel cut oatmeal or on some of those pumpkin muffins or cookies!  You wouldn't even need anywhere near a TBS. 

Besides these goodies, I also found some St. Josephs sugar free crunchy peanut butter, and the St. Josephs sugar free cookies.  They also had Zevia on sale for half price so I got a six pack to save for pizza night (that's the only time I really crave a soda).  They also sold Zevia individually so I picked up a different flavor to try besides my favorite ginger root beer.   I wish we could always just try just one of something instead of having to buy the whole pack before we know if we like it or not.  The only thing I couldn't find at Whole Foods was the Nature's Hollow sugar free Jam which was a bummer, but the rest of my haul made up for it!  So, after going to Whole Foods  I stopped at the J.C.Penny's nearby and bought a pair of jeans and a pair of cords in a size 12!  It's so weird because the scale does not seem to be moving but yet I'm in a size 12 jeans.  I'm 5'6" and a medium/large build and I've never been much below a size 12 - maybe a size 10 way back when.   It's also weird because I was getting discouraged with the BFC just yesterday to the point of looking up other diets and seeing if there was anything else out there for me. I get discouraged because I'm strict about this diet and feel like the weight should be falling off instead of staying the same or coming off so slowly. The problem is that no other diet looks good to me.  I don't really want to start anything new.  I don't want to change my mind about what I can and can't eat.  I'm used to eating this way and nothing else looks good to me or feels right to me. So today when I strolled through Whole Foods I was trying to get myself motivated again and I think I did that.  Once I got my new jeans I felt good about myself. (Although I still think they must be making clothes bigger these days if I'm getting into a size 12 at this point.) I've also decided that this week I'm going to go through all my old recipes and find the ones that will work on the BFC.  I'm sure I have a lot of soups, stews, and pot roasts and things like that that would work just fine,.  I'm going to dig them all up and put together my own little BFC cookbook of things I like and things I know my family likes.  Then I'm going to just keep going. I hope I'm not being too negative on here.  I just try to be honest about my journey on this food plan.  I really do appreciate everyone's thoughts, ideas,  support and also just reading about everyone else's journey too!  You're all awesome!


  1. Hi Beth, First of all - Wow about the size 12's. That is awesome! I have been looking for the so delicious in sugar free for ever and have never got to try it. So I guess I will have to make that 1 hr trip to my whole foods too.
    The BFC was perfect for me, but is not for everybody. Whatever you do I will be here to support and help you. Have a great day :-)

  2. You are not being negative at all!!! You can do any diet you want, you just can't quit blogging!!!
    I'm glad that you found some treats. I have still never found the coconut milk ice cream bars. It is funny because once I finally found the ice cream, I didn't buy it more than twice. I guess I eat out way too much to have it very often:(
    I am very proud of you and sticking with the Fast Track and BFC.
    This is where we can be negative Nellies and still have friends:)

  3. Size 12 is awesome!!! Your body is changing even if the scale isn't moving. I totally love whole foods and thought about top chef the first time I went there. It would be nice to be able to afford regular grocery shopping at whole foods, but I would have to move for that to happen we don't have any on the eastern side of WA. Please give us some reviews of the goodies you got today :)

  4. Looks like a great haul! I know what you are talking about with the scale not moving. I think that ultimately calories in/calories out plays somewhat of a factor. If we eat more calories than we need to keep our bodies at this weight, we wont lose extra weight. I know that calorie counting is a 'no no' on this diet, but it's my experience, and I'm pretty that's why I'm not losing more weight. I just like eating this way too much to change it again at this point (like you! :O)

    But you have to be excited about the jeans!!! That does show you that you are making progress! And it must be worth it!

  5. Beth wow size 12 that is awesome. But I can truly understand the disappointment in not seeing the scales move. I think that we all get stuck in a rut and hey you can vent to us that is what we are here for. But inches are great too, you can look smaller then you are just by losing inches. Before my surgery I was working out 5 days a week and still no weight loss, but after surgery weight has stayed pretty much the same and I look heavier. So I now want to kick myself for ever complaining about not losing pounds when I was losing several inches.

  6. A size 12?! Woot woot!! Congratulations. I'm sure that feels pretty darn good. :)
    I'm going to get me some of that chocolate mint tea!! Sounds uh-may-zing! :)

    Keep up the good work, CAN do it!

  7. HI Beth. Trying to catch up on posts from the week. I'm always falling behind. I'm feeling alittle like you these days. Questioning if this is the right diet for me. I know I cheat too much and that's why the lbs aren't coming off. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't even be blogging because I'm basically treading water, not moving forward much, not making any real changes. I like that food doesn't control me as much as it used too, and I know that's due to watching my sugar. I just can't seem to keep the carbs, even the good ones, under control. I know I drink too much wine, and eat out too much as well. Stress from work isn't helping as I never have any time for me either. I'm vowing to recommit, because if nothing else, I feel better eating this way, and I don't have the urges to eat a whole bag of cookies or candy anymore. I agree with Dawn, that the calories do matter. I know I overdo the mayo, cheeses, nuts,sour cream. I just have to try harder and keep in touch with everyone for support. Hugs to you from me!