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!

Monday, July 2, 2012


We had such a wonderful time on our little two day excursion to
Lancaster/Hershey!  It was hot as blazes (about 100 degrees each day) but it didn't stop us from shopping at the little craft stores and farmers markets in the area.  On Wednesday night we went to Carrabbas for dinner and I had the chicken stuffed with smoked cheese and substituted the sauteed zucchini for the pasta.  So good!  We decided to go see a movie that night in downtown Lancaster and opted for "Snow White and the Huntsman".  It wasn't too bad, and was fun for a night out.   The next day we traveled up to Hershey and met my parents that had driven up from West Virginia.  We had dinner at a local Italian restaurant and I got the chicken marsala with veggies.  Afterwards we went to the the theater and saw Mamma Mia.  If you guys get a chance to see it while it is touring  DO IT!   I thought it was fantastic!!  I've been singing all the ABBA songs ever since!

My mother and I before the show.  You can see Hershey amusement park in the background

So now we are back and getting ready for the 4th of July.  Turns out only my parents and one brother and his family are coming.   My other brother (that has five kids) had one of his kids call and leave a message that they won't be able to make it - no reason given.  Don't know why my brother or his wife couldn't call me themselves, but this is the way they are and I'm kind of used to it.   Brushing off the irritation and concentrating on having fun of the 4th.  I think we'll be having:

Deviled Eggs
Marinaded chicken kebobs
baked beans (for the non BFC'ers - which is everyone but me and husband)
Greek chopped salad
fresh veggies and dip

Desert:  I'll make the chocolate protein bars and regular brownies with red/white/blue sprinkles for sugar people

We bought some fireworks in Pennsylvania.  If you're from out of state you have to register with a State Trooper, photo copy your ID and sign a paper swearing you will not set off the fireworks in Pennsylvania.  Funny.  We just got some sparklers and a couple boxes of fireworks that go up about thirty feet and explode.  My husband wanted to buy everything in the store, but luckily I got him out before that happened.

What are you guys doing for the 4th?  What about your menus?  Always looking for great food ideas.  What ever it is I hope you all have a good one!


  1. You look beautiful!!! What a wonderful time you had. I did see Mama Mia a couple of years ago and I loved the music too. I would love to go to Amish Country and go shopping. You guys are definitely having a heat wave.
    Have a wonderful 4th and remember, we can't pick our family!!!

  2. Wow you look amazing in that picture. It sure sounds like you are having fun and eating well.
    My hubby is working days on the 4th but I will be picking up Maria and going over to his Mom's for a BBQ.
    Enjoy your 4th. :-)

  3. Sounds like so much fun! We are grilling ribs for the 4th.

  4. You do look so lovely in that photo :) Your menu sounds good. We just celebrated Canada Day (no 4th of July here). We were up North for a wedding and it ended yesterday with fireworks over the lake. I'll try and post some photos. The day was lovely. I tried to make good food choices (although I did allow a little wine which I haven't had since I started and I invoked Rosalie's 3 bite rule for my favourite farm fresh pie). Have a nice celebration. I'm still lovin' my protein bites too :)

  5. You are looking great! I have no special meal plans for the 4th - is that horrible? We'll probably do sparklers and pop its and watch the neighborhood let off theirs. LOL Have a great 4th!

  6. You guys made me feel so great with your nice comments. Thank you!!

  7. Hi Beth. You look awesome. We're at my brother's in Colorado. I think we're grilling out steaks. Then going to Estes Park for kids fun and fireworks. It's great to read your posts again!

  8. You look great Beth. Love the photo. Sending hugs and love.