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 6, 2011

Thursday 10/6 -Fast Track Day 5/BFC Week 26

Today is the start of day 5 on the Fast Track.  I actually got into the bathroom before anybody else today and was able to weigh myself before even my first cup of coffee.  The scale read 170lbs!  That is a two pound loss for me -FINALLY!!  I think this FT may have nudged me past my plateau.  I still think that in this stage of the game I'm just losing slower than I was in the beginning, but that's really ok.  The other day I noticed that I was constantly hiking up my size 14 jeans, so when I was in Walmart the other day I grabbed a cheap pair of 12's thinking they would be too tight but at least I'd have them for when the 14's were really too big(I'm just doing cheap jeans now until I get to goal)  When I got home I tried them on and they actually fit.  I am still surprised because I didn't have to suck it in and really pull to get them buttoned or anything - they just fit.  Now this doesn't mean I don't still have some extra fat on top of the jeans,because I most definitely do.  The "old" size 14's do not create any "muffin top" because they are a bit big,, but the size 12's do create a bit of a "muffin top" so that I wouldn't want to wear a tight shirt with them.  Still work to be done and weight to be lost for sure.   I do believe that wherever we have our BIGGEST trouble spot is going to be the LAST place to lose all the weight.  I mean if you are a big thighs person then that might be your last hurdle, for me it's always been the stomach area that is my trouble spot so that will probably be my last hurdle.

I'm following the FT for 14 days but not exactly the menus in the book.  I'm making sure all my meals are fats/proteins and no grains or carbs except for veggies.  I'm still putting my meals into the food tracker to see how I'm doing, even though technically we are not supposed to count anything on the fast track.  My fiber seems to be suffering a little I think its down to about 16 or 17 grams a day.  But hey, that's the best I can do on the FT and it still seems to be working.  Yesterday I ate:

Breakfast - two coffees with cream, left over chicken breast, and celery with a cream cheese artichoke spread
Lunch - I was running around doing errands so I managed about 4 pieces of genoa salami, a few more celery sticks, a handful of macadamia nuts that I keep in the car and one Hint water.  (normally my lunch is a salad with grilled chicken, some raw broccoi and ranch dressing)
Snack - After that  small lunch I needed a handful of pecans, a cup of hot tea and one square of Lindt 85% to keep me going until dinner.
Dinner - I made homemade regular pizza for the boys and the Cauliflower pizza for me and my husband.  I just have to say that it was my first time making the cauliflower pizza and it was delicious!!  Couldn't even taste the cauliflower!
After dinner - one square of Lindt 85% and one decaff with stevia and cream
Also had another cup of hot tea later while watching Mythbusters with my son.

I love how everyone is keeping us posted on the FT news and regular BFC/other diet news!  I think it also helps to see the foods people are eating.  I know I like to see the menus. I'm hoping this FT will get me down into the160's!  (hopefully did not just jinx myself there)

Our sun finally came out yesterday after what seemed like two weeks of gloom & rain!  Hope the sun comes out for everyone today!


  1. Hi Beth I am so proud of you for losing the 2lbs and especially for fitting into the 12's. Great job - now just keep going.
    All your meals sounded great. Have a great day :-)

  2. Way to go, Beth!! Oh, size 12's, I WILL see you again. :)

    I've got a cauliflower pizza crust recipe...gonna have to give it a try.

  3. I think the FT is a great way to break a plateau. So nice to see those scales MOVE! Congrats!!

  4. Beth--that is so great!! Way to go!!
    Sunny here in KY.
    I really need to try the cauliflower pizza.

  5. Beth Congrats on the 2lb loss. I have been losing about a pound a day. I think I am losing so much because I was not on the BFC fully 100% so that gives me a little advantage. I think I might have to mix it up a little. I have been weak and hungry all the time, but I am following his meals exactly. I dont feel like I am getting enough. Keep up the great work!

  6. Hooray Beth!!! So glad to hear your plateau is broken! I am still tracking too, I just can't NOT do it. I am terrified of getting constipated (although this hasn't been a problem yet) so I refuse to stop tracking fiber. I am surprised at how easy it is for me to get the 25 grams per day without any grains. I am eating coconut bread, chia seeds, and lots of avocado, so that helps.

  7. How awesome Beth!! Soo happy for you!!!!

  8. Yay!!!! I am so happy for you! Every success feels great doesn't it? Woot!!!

  9. Hi hip Hooray for you Beth!! Finally the scale is moving down for you!! And good for you for fitting in those size 12s!!!!! YAY!!! (jumping up & down & doin the happy dance for you!!!)
    Keep on going! You are doing great!!

  10. Your hair actually gets used to not being shampooed, and doesn't feel oily for a lot longer between washings. It's crazy! I actually brush my hair a little more often now, to distribute the natural oils. Aside from a little static cling the last few days, my hair feels great!