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, May 17, 2012

Checking in

Hello Everyone!   Just a quick post to keep in touch.  Bad news last week, I got on the scale and it finally moved..., but in the wrong direction!  I was up three pounds to 166!  Yikes!  Well that is certainly frustrating!  I decided to crack down and see what I could do.  First I got the book that Sherri recommended to me called "The 17 day diet".  This diet is VERY similar to the BFC.  In a nutshell, you cycle your eating patterns every 17 days to "throw off" your metabolism.  The first 17 days you pretty much stay away from sugars and grain carbs (sound familiar?) but you are allowed greek yogurt (1/4 cup) and a bit of fruit.  You also should shy away from high calorie fare like red meat, butter & cheese except for Parmesan for the first 17 days, and really vamp up your veggie eating.  The next 17 days more foods are allowed, and so on.   Anyway I decided to do my own thing with it and incorporate it into my BFC diet so here is what I did:

Breakfast:  Either two eggs scrambled with some onion, spinach and a little parmesan OR a smoothy made with 1/4 cup greek yogurt, a couple frozen raspberries and blueberries, coconut milk, and 1 scoop Jay Robb protein powder.

Lunch:  Salad with mixed veggies and turkey and 2 TBS Marie's Caesar Dressing.

Dinner:  Variety of things like Chicken stir fried with a ton of veggies, ground chicken burgers mixed with southwestern spices and a side of veggies, or a big salad with grilled chicken tenderloins, etc.

I stayed away from the dark chocolate this week and started doing my kettle bells again. weigh-in yesterday was back down to the 163lbs I've been stuck on forever!  Believe it or not I was actually relieved to see that number back on the scale, lol!!   This coming week I'm hoping to move it down even further!   We'll see if I can ever get past that number. 

On the home front, Prom was last weekend (the night before Mother's Day) and my youngest son got all spruced up and went with his girlfriend and my second youngest son (who is in his first year of college) also went, because his girlfriend is a senior in high school this year.   It was a lot of fun running around to the two houses and getting pictures and seeing them enjoy themselves so much.  Prom is a MUCH bigger deal than when I went many years ago! 
Mother's day I spent with with my two extremely tired boys, and my two oldest boys and my husband.  I got everyone's help clearing out my gardens, planting some annuals, laying mulch and putting in my huge vegetable garden!  That was a good present.  Afterwards they made me grilled shrimp & steak and sauteed broccoli.  It was pretty good!  It's funny that anytime the guys cook for me it's always steak on the grill!
This week I took my youngest son to take his driving test.  I get more nervous than them when I have to take them for their tests!  In Maryland they start the test with a safety check of our car and then move on to the skills test which is the dreaded parallel parking and then they must back into a small parking spot.  If they pass that they go out on the real road for a ten minute road test.  After the test person gets in the car with them I have to go walk around so I won't watch them take their skills test.  I peek every once in awhile to see if they are still struggling with the parallel parking.  This time when I peeked, my son was already done and was backing into the parking spot!  What!   He nailed it the first time - phew!  All that practice paid off.   So I knew he had it after that, and sure enough he came back from the road test as a new driver!!  He was VERY happy, and I am also VERY happy you know why?  Because, he was my last one and I NEVER have to teach driving skills, or parallel parking every again in my life!!! Yahoo!!
Next week two of the boys are getting their wisdom teeth out and I my youngest will have his done in June.  After that I think most of my stressful events will be over for awhile.  I just have to get through my oldest son moving out this weekend, sigh.

Oh, I have one question for you guys that maybe you've already talked about.  What happened to Benefiber??!!   My husband and I were using that every morning in our coffee but we can not find it anymore.  It's off the store shelves and not online anywhere.  Did they go out of business?!   I think the Metamucil is too expensive.  We've just been skipping our fiber supplement and so far it doesn't seem to be a problem.  

Hope the rest of you are doing well, and enjoying the nicer warm weather!


  1. Whew! Glad to see that the scale went back down for you. I know how scary that must have been for you since you've been stuck at 163 for so long, and up is not the direction you were expecting to see.

    Well, it sounds like life has been busy for you! Hugs for this weekend. I know your son moving out will be difficult for you, but how exciting that he is starting his own life.

  2. Great job getting your weight back down and don't worry you will be down below that in no time. I love all the stuff you have been eating.
    I never got to go to any dances when I was in school - we were too poor, but it sounds like they had fun.
    I noticed the Benefiber was gone about a month ago. NO WHERE to be found. I have been using a generic brand from WalMart.
    Have a great day :-)

  3. What a fun time you have been having with your boys! The last one to drive, how cool is that? When you talk about the Prom, I remember the fun times with my kids, but I also remember how expensive it was, and I paid for most of it!!!
    Your oldest son is sure going to miss all of his home cooked meals! Maybe he learned something about meals from his Momma! On mother's day my youngest son said that he wasn't very hungry at lunch because he had a big pancake breakfast. I said who cooked you pancakes and he said Mom, I am 24, I know how to make pancakes! I never knew that:)
    You sound like you are willing to tweak things to continue to lose. Maybe that small gain was enough to kick start you back in the right direction. I just know you can do it.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. There's nothing like a weight gain to put your weight loss progress in perspective, huh? I have been dealing with the same thing now, but a little larger scale unfortunately. Oh well, we gotta just keep moving forward! Sounds like you have a great plan.

  5. Hi Beth. I'm glad you got that scale moving in the right direction. I do think when we do the same thing over and over, our body gets used to it. I think switching things up is really the key. I hope you are finding your life settling down a bit. It's such a hard thing to get to the blogs these days, but I'm doing my best. Take care. Sending hugs and love!

  6. Beth you're doing so well-and that scale is moving. It seems just about everyone does the few lbs this way and that.
    I'm sure your plan is a winner...just like you :)

  7. I get my most "re-charged" and "re-committed" to losing weight whenever I have a weight gain of more than a lb. Semms like you have a great plan in place and the food looks great. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day and were taken well care of by the boys in your life. :) We always plant flowers on Mother's Day - seems like the weather is always beautiful on that day. Stay strong - I'm looking forward to continuing on this journey, hard as it may be at times, with all of you awesome BFC bloggers!! Thanks for your post.