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!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Good Morning!

I am happy to report this morning that I am back down to 159lbs.  I had been up about two pounds off and on over the last week and was worried that the weight might start creeping back up again, so it feels good to see the 159 back on the scale.  Eventually I would like to see 150!   With all that's going on that is so uncontrollable right now with my mom, I think I like keeping up with the BFC and having some control over my weight - does that make sense?
I went down to see my mother on Tuesday.  She is finishing her brain radiation this week.  It seems to have helped with her mobility and balance but has caused her to have some forgetfulness (like beginning dementia).  Apparently she isn't sleeping well and my poor sister-in-law doesn't get her to bed until midnight, has to get up with her in the middle of the night for a bathroom trip, and then my mom is waking up around 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning.  Since mom doesn't have any treatments this week and doesn't need to be back in to see her doctor until Thursday,  I'm going to bring her here this Saturday and keep her at my house until next Thursday when we all have to meet in Virginia for the big oncologist meeting.  I'm glad I could give my sister-in-law this break and I'm looking forward to having my mom here, but also a little anxious about what the week will bring. Have a feeling this will be the week her hair starts to go. She seems oblivious to it all right now, she told someone this week that she doesn't have cancer, only a brain tumor that is getting better. Maybe it's better for her right now to think that.  I don't know.  One thing I'm finding out is that having only brothers to deal with is a little hard in a case like this.  Guys do not talk like girls talk, I guess they do not get into emotional talking that much like us girls do.  Normally I would call my mom when I really needed an emotional talk, which makes this all a little harder.  But the guys are trying their hardest that's for sure.
So today I have to get my house a little more handicapped ready, plus I want to get a load of groceries to keep me on the staight and narrow plus get the kind of fruit and stuff that my mom likes to eat.  I won't be able to leave her at all for the next five days, because I'm the only one that can help her in the bathroom.
Since I'll be home so much next week, I will probably be making a bunch of BFC goodies for everyone to grab and eat.  I loaded up on some more Jay Robb protein powder from the Vitamin shop yesterday.  I've been using it in my pancakes, protein bites, and cookies I make my son.  It is expensive though, and I wish I could find a similar brand, that is made with stevia and has no growth hormones and all that stuff, that was a little less pricey.  Why is it that all the food that is good for us is so darn expensive and all the crap we shouldn't eat is so cheap!  This is what is making our country have an obesity and health problems in my opinion.  But this is probably a rant best left for a different blog post.
So that's about it for now, thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


  1. If you keep doing the BFC, you will reach 150 it just might take a while to get the last couple lbs off. I am sorry about your mom and wish you all the best.

  2. As an only child I don't look forward to the road ahead - I watched my mom and my aunt care for my grandmother when she had pancreatic cancer and I wondered then how I would handle that alone with no siblings to help out. Hopefully I'll never find out ... both my mom and my aunt did not take good care of themselves through the ordeal and I can tell you my mother aged tremendously and never bounced back completely - please don't do that to yourself - TAKE CARE of YOU too :)

    Crap is cheap because the US government spends more than 26 billion dollars/year subsidizing wheat/corn/soy crops so it is cheap. Raising healthier foods like grass fed beef is more expensive but what price can we put on our health. Generations prior to us spent more (percentage wise) on their food then we do (they also bought more “real” food). We just think things are expensive because there is lots of cheap crap to compare to.

    I hope your week goes well :)

  3. My prayers are with you Beth.

  4. Thinking of you and as always sending my love and hugs...and prayers too...for your mom and for you! Hang in there! XO