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!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My excuses

Why I haven't been blogging - excuses by Beth:

Excuse #1.) New puppy!!  She is starting to settle down now, but good grief was she a handful!  It was like having a new born that needs attention every second, except this one chews and pees on the floor!  Plus it took here awhile for her to sleep through the night even in her crate.  A good chunk of my day is still used up running around after her...but it's getting much better.

Excuse #2.) Working on my late aunt's estate. As if I didn't have enough to do with our rental properties, and the home improvement business, my kids, and of course the puppy, I am also the executor of my aunt's will. It's really no big honor. All this really means is I have to do ALL the work involved with settling her estate according to her wishes.  That's ordering the grave markers (she never got one for my uncle), hiring an estate attorney after I finally found one, finalizing all her financial accounts (tons of paperwork here), giving the register of wills everything they need by specific due dates, and packing up and selling off her stuff.  It's not fun folks!

Excuse #3)  My mind has not been on the BFC lately.  My oldest son, that finally landed a full-time job last March, is moving out at the end of May. Yes he found a nice little apartment to rent with his best friend that also works in downtown Baltimore.  I'm really happy for him, but sad for me.  This is the beginning of my little family breaking  up.  First it will be him and pretty soon the other three boys will follow.  My little world that totally revolved around my boys is starting to change and that's making feel a bit depressed.  I already miss the younger days with them as it is and soon they'll be all gone.

Excuse #4.) However, this is probably the biggest reason, besides the puppy, that I haven't blogged lately.  I have not lost any more weight!!  I am stuck at 163 pounds and I am doing all the same stuff I've always done but I'm not budging!!  I would really like to get down to 150lbs before I go to the beach at the end of July and at first I thought that would be easy to do, but now......I don't think it's going to happen this way.    If I were in maintenance I would be very, very happy, because I like what I eat, it's easy, I'm used to it, and all that.  But....I'm not in maintenance, my body just thinks I am.  So I'm beginning to wonder if this is as far as I can go with the BFC?  Must I do something else to lose the last thirteen pounds?  I really hate to shift to some other diet because I really like this one.  I know I don't ever want to add sugar into my diet again, because that is bad on so many levels,  but maybe I'll have to switch things up to start losing again.  But how??   Maybe not so much cheese in my salads, not so much butter in my meat sauces, not so much yummy Parmesan dressing.  I might have to actually restrict myself like I'm on a real diet.  One where I eat boring, plain foods for awhile.   I'm still thinking it through.  I've followed the BFC to the letter up until now, but just can't get past this last plateau.  I saw Jorge had an extreme three day menu where you don't eat any breakfast other than coffee, you have chicken over spinach with only vinegar an oil on top for lunch and than dinner is just a grilled pork chop with 1/2 cup of broccoli.  Bland? Yes!  Boring? Yes! But will it get off the last pounds? I don't know.  Don't even know if I could stand it for even three days.
Anyway, it seemed boring to blog every week and write about how I'm at the same weight and doing all the same things, so I just stopped for awhile.  

Well those are my sorry excuses for not blogging or commenting a couple weeks . I started reading everyone's blogs this past week and realized how much I missed hearing about everyone and what they were up to.  So..,  I'm going to try to get back on-board and figure things out from here.


  1. Glad to see you again. It's great you haven't gained-I'm totally impressed.
    I'm sorry about 'Excuse #3'...give yourself time to adjust.
    Take Care

  2. Hi stranger! :) You have been missed. It's good to see a post from you again, but if you don't feel like blogging don't. You can still stop by all of our blogs and keep up with all of us and when you feel like doing a post, for a weight loss or whatever, then do a post.

    As far as weight loss, you might want to stop eating grains just to see what happens. A lot of people unknowingly have a problem with grains, especially wheat, and don't know it. Start with just eliminating wheat and see what happens and then decide where to go from there. There's no need to increase sugar for any reason, so I agree with you on that point.

    I sympathize with you on the puppy issue. I HATE the puppy stage, except the cute factor.

    I'm sorry the estate issues are difficult to deal with. I hate paperwork!

    I'm at the same stage of life as you with our children. Our oldest is at junior college right now, but is planning to leave for university next fall, and then one by one they will all be gone off to college/life. It's crazy, but it's also exciting to see what they will make of their life and the new life and expansion of family that will hopefully happen as they marry and start families of their own. I look forward to that. I know it's difficult though. We can't help but miss our "babies".

  3. All of your excuses are valid and totally understandable...selfishly, I just miss you! I think calories do matter and keeping track of your daily totals will help you. Think about it, if just lowering sugar and carbs worked, we would continue to lose weight until there was nothing of us left:)
    I haven't really added sugar back, I eat a lot more carbs, but I certainly haven't kept losing:( Just a thought. Myfitnesspal has been an amazing eye opener for me, especially when I put everything in!
    You are headed down the right path, you just may have to tweak things a bit. You can do it!!!
    I am older than you, so a lot of my friends have gone through their kids all leaving. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but you will be OK. Knowing that they are going on to be successful adults will help a lot in letting them go.
    Blessings my friend!

  4. HI Beth - I understand why you don't feel like blogging with whats going on with you, but check in with us at least once a week and let us know how you are doing.
    I know all this BFC stuff gets confusing and hard sometimes - but just change things up a bit and see what happens. You CAN do it! :-)

  5. It's good to hear from you, I'm sorry that the scale isn't moving. Have you tried getting more exrcise in? I really believe that exercise along with the bfc is the key to my success. Hang in there :)

  6. I hear ya girl! Life is crazy busy these days isnt it? I feel like life isnt my own some days but we gotta keep on pluggin away & get through it. I understand your plateau. I was ona very long one but I truly think mine is mostly in my head. I think I am seep down secretly happy to be where I am even though I really am not.(if that makes any sense??!)I am 23# away from goal & it is literally within my reach but I am too lazy to do the work to get to the finish line. I am NOT going to quit, its just taking me longer than I think it should. YOu asked me in my blog what I did to get the scale moving again and I will tell you, my sister told me about a plan that her friend went on & lost 12# in 17 days. Its called the 17 day diet by Dr. Mike Moreno. Its very medically sound, follows WW guidelines, just restricts carbs & sugars. I abread starchy ones for 17 days. It has (4)cycles each lasting 17 days each. I am going to try to get back on the bandwagon again because it did help the scale move for me this past week. I was down 3.6# which is unheard of for me! I just need to follow every day & more consistently. thats my problem. I bought the book @ Target & it was 30% off. Check it out. Maybe it will get you going again too. I know we will get to that 150. I need to start exercising & toning up. That makes the clothing sizes shrink!
    Hang in there girl!
    Love ya!

  7. Hi Beth! I am glad to hear from you whenever you have time. I feel the same way. Too many things to do, and not enough hours. I have just resolved to try and check in at least once a week. It's not easy though. I agree with Kay, that you might want to try myfitness pal. I do think calories count to some extent. I was well within my limits the other day for the BFC, but wow, my calories were way too high. I have a hard time controlling the fats and the cheeses. At least you're not gaining!! Sending hugs from me to you!

  8. Ugh! I totally feel your pain about plateaus! I just got off my 4-month long one and I have WAY more to lose than you. What did it for me was realizing that I was overeating slightly on the carbs each meal and not drinking enough water. Now I try to limit it to one carb each for breakfast and lunch because I just know I'll go over that a little bit. It's worked so far!

    Good luck! And enjoy that puppy! (I want a pet so bad right now!) :)