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!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday December 13

Good morning everyone!  Once again I have to catch up on the blogs since I have been away a couple days.  We went up to Lancaster, PA this weekend so I could find my Christmas spirit!  It sometimes seems we have so many tasks to do that we don't take time to just have some fun and that is what I wanted to do.  My husband and three of our boys went with me and we just walked around the little Amish towns, went into craft shops and stopped at a couple Christmas train layouts!  While we were there we went and saw the movie Hugo.  It was just so nice to slow down and have a little fun.   On the way home we stopped at the Christmas tree farm and met my oldest son and his girlfriend there to finally pick out our tree.  We ended up getting this HUGE 9' Fraser Fir.  When we came home we found that my oldest son and his girlfriend had made us dinner and a ton of Christmas cookies.  Christmas spirit found!  I'll post some Christmas tree pictures next post.

Ok, so probably because we did so much walking up in Lancaster I was down a pound when we got back.  I am sure by my actual weigh in day this Wednesday I'll be back up to my usual 168lbs.   For the first time since being on the BFC way of eating, I am having a bit of a hard time resisting... -  it's the darn Christmas cookies!  Ok so I admit to my first major cheat ever - I had one Christmas cookie when we got back and then the next day I broke off a small piece of  Peppermint bark.  So you may be thinking that it isn't that bad of a cheat, but it worries me because I started having thoughts like, "It's Christmas, am I never supposed to enjoy myself again?" "I can't go never having a Christmas cookie again" and things like that.  Luckily I brewed up some peppermint chocolate tea and added some Reddi Whip to it and it seemed to quell my cookie cravings and wild thoughts - thank goodness.   I'm probably going to drink two hundred cups of tea from now until Christmas, lol!  I can try whipping up a batch of coconut or almond flour something  to have also, but honestly, as good as that usually is, it really is not in the running with the regular Christmas cookies.   So hopefully I can keep resisting the good stuff and keep my long term weight goals in my head at all times.  We'll see.   Hope all of you are doing well!


  1. Where did you find peppermint chocolate tea? I bet I will drink 200 cups of tea between now and Christmas too LOL!!! The celestial seasonings sugar cookie tea is helping me with my Christmas cookie cravings, but it also helps that we don't have any cookies here. Have a wonderful day :)

  2. Wow it sure sounds like you had a great time. I loved the movie Hugo.
    As far as the cookies, I have no problem turning away now. Just make more of the coconut and almond flour sweet stuff to eat instead.
    Have a great day :-)

  3. I'm drinking the lipton vanilla carmel truffle tea with cream and stevia right now....and it's only 8 AM! :)

  4. I'm so happy to you some fun. Don't feel guilty-just keep going. It's one cookie-it doesn't cancel out all the good you've done. For me the sugar makes it harder to stay on course though. I'm drinking more flavored teas these days-and more Stevia than usual, but at least I'm not pounding the treats that are everywhere. Have a great day.

  5. I may just have to try some of these teas you all speak of. Peppermint chocolate sounds really good!
    I would have eaten a cookie too! They made them for you and that is a huge gift! I would sure be excited if my kids did that. That girl sounds like a family keeper:)
    I bet your house smells amazing with your tree. I do miss the smell of a real tree, but not the mess.
    Christmas is coming and I have so much to do!!! Ugh!!!
    I can't wait for pictures:)

  6. Beth, sounds like a wonderful family time. Don't worry about the cookie.I consider it a success if you just had one,and not a dozen. Can't wait to see some of your Christmas photos. I'll post some too. It will be like going on a Christmas house tour! Hugs from me to you!

  7. Dont worry about the odd cookie here and there, if you can swing it. That being said, I can't eat them, they bring back the cravings and I have a hard time getting back to no sugar. It's not a good thing. I just keep making my healthy cookies and being happy that I haven't gained the 10 pounds back again.

  8. Ok, heres my thought process on the cookies. I think having a cookie here & there is 100% ok. Its not like you have them every day & 1 or 2 isnt going to do catastropic damamge to your weight loss. ITs all about balance & not feeling deprived. So enjoy a cookie my friend & savor every morsel of it! You are doing great!!!