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, January 18, 2012

Week 40!

Wow, forty weeks on the BFC as of today.  I think this may be the longest I have lasted on any particular eating plan.  Four or so years ago I did a low carb / food combining type diet for almost this long and I lost a lot of weight on that too (which I then gained back).  I couldn't tell you exactly what I lost back then or even what I weighed because I really didn't keep track of weighing myself or being that accountable.  That's a big difference between then and now.  Eventually trying to eat only carb meals and then only protein meals turned out to be too hard to stick with.   What I like about the BFC is that its easy.  You can still have good carbs, proteins and fats mixed together which is much more normal, at least for me.  There are some days I have no grain carbs, but that isn't really a conscious decision, its more like how I felt like eating that day.  Another good thing that has happened after this long on the BFC is that I find that I'm not really craving anything anymore.  For example the boys and I went shopping the other day with one of their cousins and we stopped at Bob Evans for lunch.  Now I used to LOVE Bob Evan's rolls (they come with just about every meal) and also LOVED their seasonal Cherry Bread.   This time we all ordered and I got a small Cobb salad.  When the rolls and cherry bread came this time not only did I not  eat any, but I didn't even care that I couldn't eat any.  In the beginning it was like, "No, do not let me look or smell that roll"  Now, no big deal.  So that is good.  Cravings for bad stuff are going away.

So I think the next stage of this journey is to add some kind of exercise to the mix.   It's just like starting the diet - you have to be mentally ready to start.  I think I'm about there.  I saw on a show that Jennifer Hudson (who lost a ton of weight on WW and looks fabulous!) likes to jump rope because she remembers it as a fun activity from her childhood and wanted to find something that seemed fun to do so that she would keep with it.  She also chooses three exercises a day and then does 25 reps of each.  Her examples, 25 squats and then 25 situps and then 25 bent knee push ups.   Now see, that doesn't sound so bad to me - it's doable.  So I think I'm going to start with doing the three exercise thing and then work my way up to finding an exercise I think is "fun". (if thats possible, lol!)
By the way, my son is down eight pounds.  His "secret" that works for him right now is a HUGE BFC breakfast and then a very small BFC lunch and a basically normal sized BFC dinner.  Hot tea in between seems to be helping too.
So that's it for now.  Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. Having those cravings gone is such freedom isn't it! Congrats to you and your son. We just love our family and want them healthy.
    ...let us know what you decide for exercise.
    Enjoy your day

  2. I know what you mean about that the BFC is so easy and doable. I used to be scared to go out in the beginning too, but that soon went away.
    I DO need to do some kind of exercise too besides the walking.
    And that's so great about your son. Give him a high five from me.
    Have a great day :-)

  3. That's fantastic! Everything you wrote about, I mean...your new way of eating slowly but surely becoming a lifetime reality, cravings gone, incorporating easily doable amounts of exercise, your son's weight loss...all great news.

  4. I'm excited for you! And your son is doing awesome too.
    Exercise is good! I say that now that my body is screaming from Zumba and snow removal. We are finally getting our winter and my hubby is out of town. There are several Zumba songs on youtube that you could do too. If you have a room that no one can see you do it:)
    I am glad that you tried the parmesan chicken. We actually had it 2 days in a row. It was a lot better the first day, I think I had seasoned it more. I also made too many potatoes in the pan so they didn't crisp up as much as the first day. Lessons learned. I have chicken thawed so I can make it for myself tomorrow. I am weird like that, I can eat the same thing for days on end.
    These next few pounds are really going to make a difference in how you look and feel. I am excited for you!

  5. Oh, what we have learned along the way Beth. I am so porud of you with the Bob Evans rolls & cherry bread. now THAT my dear is HUGE progress!!! HUGE! Pat yourself on the back or shall I do it for you?? lol.
    Youve come a long way and I think that the 3 exercise thing is a great idea & a great way to start. I need to get back to the gym. Since being sick I havent had the desire to work out. Bad me...time to get off the duff!
    Keep your chin up & keep moving forward! YOu are doing great!! 40 weeks...wooo hoooo!!!!

  6. It is such a great feeling when you dont have those cravings anymore, it puts you in control. I think you will see great results when you start adding exercise into the mix. Congrats to you for being on the plan for 40wks and to your son's weight loss that is awesome!

  7. HI Beth. Good blog post today. I love Jennifer Hudson's exercise plan. that does sound very doable. I am so happy that your son is doing well. As I told Dawn, it's great to learn good eating early. Maybe then he won't have to battle his weight his whole life. He'll have all the tools he needs. HOpe all is going well with you. Sending big hugs from me to you!

  8. Wow, how awesome that you didn't miss the rolls or cherry bread. I like what Jennifer Hudson said about exercise, I think that's true we need to make it fun. After my work party I remembered I really like to dance so I've been doing my more dance exercise tapes...Tracy Anderson dance cardio and zumba cardio party.

    I am so happy for your son as well!!! Have a wonderful day :)

  9. Beth that is great! That bread sounds great, but being able to resist it has to feel so good too. Congrats to your son as well!! That is fantastic!

  10. Hi Beth! I really like that three exercise plan - thanks for sharing that tidbit. You're right - totally sounds do-able. Congrats on your son's weight loss! Good for him! I can't wait til I get to the point where I don't care that I can't devour a basket of bread at a restaurant. It'll come - baby steps! Glad you found something that works so well for you. I love reading your blog - it is great motivation. Thanks so much!

  11. Great job! I know I responded to your post a few days ago, but for some reason it's not here. Maybe I had posting problems, who knows... Anyhow, great job to both of you! yahoo! And I love that you weren't tempted by the bread. That's a huge thing too! Have a great Friday!