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, November 17, 2011

Thursday - Week 31

Thank you all so much for all your supportive comments on my huge rant the other day!  I always feel so guilty after I complain, but you guys made me feel like you could really relate.  It's so nice when someone gets what you're going through.  I feel better.

So still no loss on the dreaded scale this week.  It's the way it goes with me.  I'm hoping soon it will be time for the next pound or two to drop.  

I was thinking tonight that my cooking has really gone down hill lately.   I used to watch a lot of those cooking shows, the Barefoot Contessa being my favorite.  I would try a lot of the recipes which my family was usually pretty excited to eat.  Our meals were exciting and delicious!   Tonight I served a huge platter of stir fried bok choy, broccoli, onions, and garlic with sliced grilled London broil on the side, plus a small bowl of brown rice for those not on the BFC.   It really was not very good!  I had thought, "Oh this will be so good for us, it's mostly vegetables and I'll put the braggs in it and some minced ginger and I had marinated the beef in similar ingredients."  Blah!  Not very satisfying!   To be honest I have had quite a lot of mishap meals like this lateley.  I'm sure my family is wondering when I am going to come to my senses and start cooking some good food again.   I'm not sure why I keep trying weird things.  It's not making me happy.  A lot of my normal recipes can be easily tweaked to be BFC friendly and I think I'd better start going back to them.

One other cooking thing.  I made those little pumpkin tarts I was talking about the other day, but they were not good enough to write down the recipe.  The filling tasted just like pumpkin pie, but my almond crust got stuck in the pan while trying to pop them out, so they didn't look that good.   The crust was just almond flour (homemade), Truvia, and melted butter.  I didn't grease the pans because I thought the butter in the dough was enough, so maybe that's why they stuck?   I'll have to play with it again and see why they got stuck.   Do you guys have a good pie crust you're using for Thanksgiving? 

Well, the window has trim now, but the walls are still not drywalled or painted.  I'm sure they will get done in time for Thanksgiving.   I started looking forward to driving down to Baltimore on Saturday to drop my son off for his Praxis - the coffee and bookstore and time to myself started sounding really, really appealing!!  Then today while I was out getting supplies for my Aunt in assisted living, my son called to tell me that when he called the testing center to confirm his appointment they didn't have him listed.  Apparently the testing website had a bunch of problems on it with wrong testing centers and times, and had totally screwed up a bunch of people.    After much work Ben and I got it straightened out, but he had to move his testing time to Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving.  I'm obviously not going anywhere the day before company comes so now I've got my husband dropping him off in the morning and my oldest son picking him up in the afternoon.  I'll have to pick another time to do the coffee and bookstores, and maybe that massage Katie was talking about!  Ha!


  1. Hang in there Beth. I pulled out alot of my books and printouts and such recentlyl to refresh myself on everything. I need to recommit to the basics again. I really believe I am eating too many calories, even though I am usually well within my s/c limits. If you use one of the online trackers, it really helps keep things in perspective. The nuts were killing me! I know what you mean about the cooking shows. I watch them all the time, but most of the time I can't eat what they 're making. I have so many cook books and I know if I could just spend alittle time browsing them, my meals might get a bit more exciting! I love to cook, but time is a problem these days. Sorry you missed your day at the bookstore. Just when you got yourself psyched to go! Hugs to you from me!

  2. HI Beth, I am so glad that you feel better today. About the tarts, try lining the pan first with parchment paper, nothing sticks to that or non-stick foil.
    I too used to watch the cooking shows you mentioned, But - alas no more. I don't want to watch food I can't eat.
    Have a great day :-)

  3. Hello Beth-I do the same-no loss for a week or so and then the weight comes off-in little increments. Just watch, it's going to happen.

    ...and yes, get a massage. I just posted on Cat's blog about that. I'm a massage therapist, and I wish I could give that gift of compassionate, therapeutic touch to each of you. It's a great way to relax, and connect with yourself. So there is my massage message for today!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I am so glad that you are feeling better! I know for me it sure helps to know that others feel like I do. I don't feel so alone. I hope at some point you do take the time to do something for you after this Thanksgiving Holiday.
    My personal opinion is that sometimes we get so fixed on no sugar/no carb that we lose site of the fact that most things we can adjust to fit our lifestyle. What I mean is, go back to your tried and true recipes and see if there is a way to make them fit in the 5/2. 5/2 really does allow us to have "some sugar and some carbs".
    You have come a long way on this journey! Give yourself a hug from me today:)

  5. Hey Beth I am one big mishap when it comes to cooking. I love to watch those cooking shows to but I hate to cook lol. I am sorry to hear things are not going as planned but hang in there. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I'm not sure that letting off a little steam is anything to apologize about. Keeping it bottled up is bad for your health, and ultimately, your relationships. What better place to vent than here with your friends!?

    Now that you got it off your chest, have a GREAT week, focus on what you are thankful for, and enjoy your family time. :)