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 31, 2012

Hello Everyone,

Thought I'd check in and give you an update.  When I went to my brother's cookout last weekend I brought my plate to the picnic table with a hamburger (no bun) homegrown lettuce and onion on top and a side of radishes & celery with some ranch dressing for dipping.  He said, "Oh, so you're still on that diet thing" and I answered, "Yep, for the rest of my life".   It's really true too.  I'm so used to it now I didn't even think about taking the potato salad or the buns or the chips.   To be honest though, every now and then I do go off  the beaten trail a little bit.  For some reason I cave to the chips and salsa at Chili's Restaurant every time we go there, but it's not that often and doesn't seem to throw me off too much.  Also I have some dry red wine or a Michelob Ultra on the weekends every once in awhile.  Since I'm doing this forever I have to allow myself a few things that keep me sane.  It's never sugar though, and it's always just once every couple weeks.
-The past couple of weeks I have been pretty strict however,  trying to get these last 10 pounds off.  Since Benefiber is no longer on the market I have been having coffee in the morning and then making myself a shake made of 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 TBS of  Psyllium Husk powder, a few mixed frozen berries, and some non-sweetened coconut milk, and a little water if it's too thick.  I think this mix of probiotics, and fiber is good for me.  Lunch is usually a salad with smoked turkey lunch meat and dinner is veggies and some kind of meat.   I haven't been limiting myself to really low sugar veggies either.  I've decided that veggies are good for me no matter what, so I've been having snow peas, green beans, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, multi-colored peppers, onions, garlic, romaine lettuce and broccoli in abundance.   I still don't eat after 7:00 pm and most of my carbs have been coming from my veggies and the fruit in my shake.   This week I have broken my 163lb barrier... finally!  I weighed in at 161 lbs the last couple mornings. I'm happy, but like always wish it was more. Isn't that scale such a tease?  I'm almost in the 150's but not yet!  I'm going to keep pushing for the next week or two and see if I can keep going down
The rest of it:   My two boys had their wisdom teeth removed with no problems.  They were quite funny coming out of the anesthesia though.   We traded in our old Town & Country mini-van which was on the verge of collapse for a new used Toyota Sienna mini-van with less miles on it and everything working. It's nice to have A/C in my van again!   My puppy, Mabel, is getting big but is still peeing in the house!!  Driving all of us crazy.  Luckily she usually goes in the kitchen and not the carpet.  She can be outside with me for three hours and then come inside and pee on the kitchen floor within minutes.  Arrgh!    Cleaning with a pet enzyme cleaner doesn't seem to help - she doesn't sniff and pee she just lets loose with no warning.  I'm now trying to give her a really good dog treat every time she goes outside and pees on demand for me.  Hopefully that will get her motivated to go outside!  Any guesses as to what breed she is?  We only know black lab mother, but thinking she may have some kind of bull dog in her.  Might do that Wisdom Panel test to find out.
Mabel getting big
It's been really humid here the last week and we had to turn the A/C on in the house.  This morning the humidity has seemed to burn off  and the air is cool.  I'm opening all the windows to get some nice fresh air back in!  I'd much prefer fresh cool air to air conditioning when I can get it.   Will catch up on the blogs today, but hope everyone is doing well! 


  1. I had no idea Benefiber was off the market! We've been buying the target or wal-mart store brand powders, and I didn't even notice the empty spots nearby!

    Your puppy looks like our girls, which are American Bull Dog by their mother and some kind of other Bully by their father, but it's hard to tell with the obvious lab in the mix.

    My brother had a Black lab with 25% German Shepherd; I swear that was the smartest, best dog ever. He also used to have piddle issues due to being separated from mom too early, but he grew up to be amazing. It just takes patience and a sense of humor!

  2. Beth you are doing great on your food and congrats on your weight. Enjoy your new van. I love it when we get to have a new car.
    I can't find Benefiber either and have been using a generic kind at WalMart.
    I don't know what to say about the dog. Very cute, you might be right about the breed. Potty training is hard.
    I was told to take the dog out to the same spot in the yard to potty on a leash until they get it and say what ever command you call it - I say "Go Potty". You stay out there on the leash with her until she goes - then instead of a treat - give her pets and love and say good girl and then go inside.
    Watch her in the house and if she starts to look ar smell around take her out on the leash again.
    I know a lot of work but it might help :-)

  3. Yay! A breakthrough on the scale finally!!! Congrats. Mabel is such a cutie. Sorry, but I have no ideas for potty training. I HATE that stage with puppies.

  4. Congrats with the weight loss! Yay! I am glad we found this way of eating - it really is pretty easy, once you get past the hard part. And it's paying off for you! woo hoo!

  5. You are a veggie rebel!!! I am a potato rebel:) I have actually been adding a little more fruit in too. I have had 2 balls of watermelon the last 2 days for dinner and it is so sweet to me that it makes my mouth pucker! It is weird. One little piece is plenty and I do think it is a healthy choice. I can't wait for you to break the 150's barrier! I know you will be excited to journal then!
    I don't know about puppies, but I know my daughter's great dane puppy likes to pee on the floor too. Gotta love em:)

  6. Cookouts/Potlucks are hard for me because of the abundance of side dishes and desserts. Great job - you rocked it!!!

    You are soooo close to the 150's - You'll be there before you know it. I know how you feel about breaking the barrier. I'm doing the same - trying to get to the next level. It's nice to have someone else to cheer on!

    Awwww....Cute puppy! We adopted ours from a shelter and even though she was about a year old, she peed all over our carpets in two of the rooms (and only in those two rooms). We were constantly cleaning our carpets. She has stopped doing that - now if we could only get her to quit chewing things up. I wonder if Mabel has some border collie in her?? Let us know if/when you find out if you do the test.

    Have a great weekend!!