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, October 12, 2011

Wednesday - Fast Track day 11 / BFC week 27

Weigh in day today and it was disappointing.  Got on the right scale this morning and weighed in before coffee and breakfast and I'm back up two pounds - 172lbs again.   I have to say it's disappointing.   I thought this FT was going to help me move past this stupid 172 plateau, but here I am still at the same weight.  I can't even point at a particular mishap like eating something off plan, or eating too much of something.  I just don't really get it.  My food yesterday was:

Breakfast - two scrambled eggs with Canadian bacon, spinach, & parm. cheese mixed in.
Lunch - 4 slices Genoa salami, 2 slices Swiss cheese 1/2 cup pecans
Snack - 1 cup of decaff with stevia and heavy cream
Dinner - chicken fajita salad with sour cream, spinach, onions and colored peppers
After dinner - 1 cup decaff with stevia and heavy cream 2 squares of Lindt 85%

In trying to figure out the reason for the gain I looked over my food tracker for the past week.  The only thing I could come up with was the day before yesterday I had smoked sausage (no sugar in ingredients) and Amish sauerkraut and roasted Kale chips for dinner.   When I recorded that on My Fitness Pal food tracker I saw the sodium content was HUGE on that meal.  Maybe I need to start watching the sodium content more because I'm retaining water or something.  I still drink 5 or 6 glasses of water a day at least but it might not have been enough for that huge sodium hit I took.
I've also been staying away from coconut flour for the past 11 days even though it is technically not a grain.  It doesn't seem to be making any difference in my weight loss so I'm going to add that back in .., probably starting with today.
I'm not giving up but it is so hard to follow something so exactly and just maintain.  I know I have at least twenty more pounds to go.  Hope everyone else has better luck this week!


  1. I know just how you feel. Like I said in my email, maybe a "shake up" is in order (?).

    Whatever happens, do NOT give up on YOURSELF. If it's not working, it's not working...don't ever confuse a method's failure with a personal failure.


  2. HI Beth, Maybe it's the #2 thing??
    That was such a big problem for me when I started the BFC. And being w/o grains - who knows??
    All your food looks so minimal, and I don't thing the sodium for 1 meal was it.
    If you ate like that for 1 whole week - you definitely should have lost something.
    IDK - call me if you want and I'll see if I can help :-)

  3. Beth, dont get discouraged by the numbers on the scale. It's not always about the numbers but you cuold be losing inches. I remember when Helen was blogging about the FT when she did his class that she did not lose anything for over a month but she kept on plugging along and now she is a tiny size 8. I know we let the scale rule us but we have to step back and look at how our clothes fit and how we feel.

  4. Oh Beth, that is disappointing. Your food looks spot on. Maybe try more high fiber veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts). A little coconut flour should be just fine on the FT. I have one muffin each day. Just hold out and keep doing great. Hopefully your consistency will pay off in your next weigh in. And Diana makes a great point!

  5. Thanks you guys for all your support! I do agree with Diana that the scale is not everything. I have lost sizes. I just don't understand how?!

  6. Hi Beth, my thinking was along with Rosalie's wondering if your getting at least 25g of fiber daily? Sounds like your doing great. I've heard the biggest loser trainers talk a lot about sodium. That maybe something you want to watch? It's really hard to keep eating healthy expecting results, then get disappointed. Keep it up though. You'll get there.