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!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Hi Everyone, I'm still here and I'm still on the BFC.  Hoping to get back to blogging now that the holidays have almost ended.  I'm sure with the slow months of January and February I'll find lots more time.  I've just started reading over the past blogs and I will get caught up!  I'm sorry I haven't been on to comment and support you the last week or so.  It was such a hectic couple of weeks.  Christmas was very nice.  My friend and her kids came and stayed with us a couple days right before Christmas and then my parents came for a day and then we had to go to some relatives houses and then all of a sudden Christmas came!  That's it in a nutshell!   My husband took off the week between Christmas and New Years (sort of) and we decided to take advantage of the time and take a little trip down to Charlottesville, VA., which is a little over three hours south west of us.  My three youngest sons went with us.  I am also looking around for places we might like to retire to one day and have been scoping out areas whenever we take a little trip.  We had a nice time while we were there and visited Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello.  It is gorgeous!  If I could retire at Monticello I would be a happy camper, lol!  For me, the rest of Charlottesville is not what I am looking for.  Nice for a visit, but I don't want to live there I don't think.   We got back this morning.

I actually think I have been doing pretty well on the BFC over the holidays.  I baked about 12 dozen Christmas cookies and didn't eat a single one!  And no cookie dough either!  The holiday dinners were not too bad with salads, ham, deviled eggs, and brussell sprouts. My brother-in-laws house was a bit harder because he made BBQ ribs, spinach salad (loaded with a sugar dressing) and cookies!  That's it!!  No veggies except that sugar loaded salad.  Luckily he dry rubbed the ribs so my husband and I ate those and water.  I was pretty hungry when we got home that night and had to much on some almonds and tea to get me through until the next morning.  On our trip to Charlottesville  I did succumb to a piece of regular pizza because we were shopping in an open aired market place that had either really expensive cafes or pizza joints.  I wasn't taking all five of us to a really expensive cafe for lunch so we went into the pizza place and got a extra large pizza to split.  I had ONE piece!  It's the first piece of "real" pizza I've had since last April and I'll tell you I ate it really slow and savored each bite.  Honestly though I don't think I went too far over my carbs with one piece but the sauce probably had sugar.  I weighed myself before our trip and I was still at 167lbs. I haven't weighed myself on the trip or since I've been back.  I might sneak in a weigh in before my official next Wednesday or I might wait.    

My usual New Year's resolution is to lose weight.  I've been saying that every New Years since I started having kids!  This year my resolution is to keep going!  I want to keep losing weight, and keep getting healthier!  I hope to be at my goal weight of 150lbs at least close to my year anniversary in April!  Anyway I just wanted to check in with everyone and now I'm going to try to catch up on some blogs.  I wish to all of you a wonderful 2012 full of health and happiness!!


  1. Hi Beth, It sounds like your trip was nice. I think - no I know you can reach your goal of 150. That's only 17lbs you know.
    I appreciate the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am here for you.
    Happy New Year :-)

  2. You did amazing over the holidays, and on your trip! It's good to see you around again. Welcome back. Happy New Year!!!

  3. Welcome back Beth! I missed you & it just wasnt the same not seeing your posts, but the holidays are crazy and we all understand. I gotta tell ya girl, you did FANTASTIC with your food choices over christmas! Asnd 12 doz of cookies & not even one or any dough??? AMAZING!!! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO to you!!!
    Yes, this is OUR year to shine and we will both be seeing 150 (or less) on the scale this year for sure! We are all here for each other and that is the best part!
    Congrats on a great year and blessings, health & happiness (And skinniness)in 2012!!!!

  4. I missed you:) It is wonderful to read that you continued the BFC through your Holiday season. You did awesome! It sounds like your home was filled with a lot of love and happy times.
    Your goal is attainable! Happy New Year:)

  5. Wow all those cookies and you didn't eat any, kudos Beth!!!! I know that in 2012 you will get to where you want to be. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!!! :)

  6. Welcome back! And great job on leaving all the cookies alone - wahoo my friend! I have no doubt that you will be able to get to your goal this year. Totally!!

  7. It was nice to read your post today, Beth. My husband and I do exactly the same thing. We went to Asheville, NC the week before Christmas for my birthday and talked about retiring there. Of course, Greg wants to move every place we travel to--Toronto, Land Between the Lakes, etc.
    Let's reach our goal weights this year!!