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!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Little update

Hi everyone!  First I wanted to thank everyone for all their warm comments, thoughts, prayers and encouragement on my previous post.  Even though I've never met any of you in person we are such friends in this blogging community and it feels good to know I can "talk" to you all here.

Well a little over a week has gone by since my mom's diagnosis and I feel much calmer now.  That first weekend after coming home was hard because my thoughts were wild, and I really couldn't concentrate on anything else.  Even found myself getting irritated when my husband or kids were asking me about day to day things.  Now I'm more my old self.  My youngest son and I went back down to West Virginia on Monday to be with my mother for her first radiation treatment.  I haven't heard a word from my brother after are little incident but my sister-in-law was all "here's your mom,do what ever you want while your here" so maybe it was good I let them know my feelings in the beginning.  For mom's second radiation I went over the mountain and got her for the day which gave me time with her and gave my sister-in-law a day off.  After the treatment my dad, son and I took her back to her own house for the day.  During that time I also took her to her hairdresser to get her hair cut super short since she will lose it.  After I cooked dinner for them all (some of her favorites fresh from her garden) we loaded her back up and took her back up the mountain to my brother's house.  All in all I put 150 miles on the car just in that one day - that's how far in the middle of no where my brother lives.   So this week school will start on Monday for my high school senior and my college guys that are commuting.  Tuesday I'm going back to see mom and will only stay one night this time.  I've talked to my dad on the phone everyday and he says she is looking good and starting to get her balance back (I noticed that on Tues. as well).  The radiation or tumor is starting to give her a bit of forgetfulness though.  The big oncologist meeting is still set for Sept. 6 and we will see how well she is responding to treatment, and what the future holds for her.

-So I've been trying not to let my eating habits slip during all this.  I think the worst that I've done is started snacking too much (protein bites, almonds, pieces of cheese) between meals.  I also had a meatball sandwich on flat bread at a Subway at the hospital after mom's treatment.  My dad, and son were starved and I was just kind of grateful mom could sit at the hopital's Subway with us.  I should have just gotten the meatballs in a cup, but I was hungry and got the flatbread.
At home I'm doing pretty well except for the darn snacking.  Got a little tired of eggs so found a good recipe for grain free pancakes over at Maria Emmerich's blog.  Her recipe calls for cottage cheese but I didn't have any so I used cream cheese instead.  They came out really good and I have left over batter for today.  Her recipe is located here:
Here are my pancakes with some blueberries thrown in

So that's all I've got this post.  I haven't weighed myself this week, but a lot of my size 12's are getting a little loose and my size 10 pants and shorts are fitting good.  I do think different brands of clothes make a difference in the sizes so sometimes a 12 is good on me and sometimes a 10 is good depending on the brand.  I'm seriously just happy I'm out of the size 16's that I started at.  Before when I tried on clothes I just took whatever fit the best and covered me up the best.  Now everything fits that I bring in  the dressing room and I can actually decide on things that just look the best!  Way more choices, which is nice.

This weekend before school starts always feels like the last weekend of summer! Boo!  Hope it's a good one for all of you!


  1. Good morning Beth! I sent you a comment on my blog so if you get a chance to go back there read it. Im glad to hear that moms doing better and so are you. Hang in there girl! We are all here for you & vent whenever you need to. BTW those pancakes look yummy! Im wondering if they would be compatible on the 17day diet?? We can have cottage cheese on it. I will have to check it out. ((Hugs)) to you!!! ;)

  2. Wow those pancakes look good! Good luck with everything going forward, I can't even imagine what you are going through. Snacking always seems to derail my efforts, be careful. If you think you are going to want to snack, you might want to cut back a few things on your meals. Have a good weekend!

  3. I am glad that you are feeling a little more yourself, I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be to be going through all this with your Mom. Congrats on your clothes fitting better. Big hugs :)

  4. Glad to hear you are doing okay. Hope your mom responds well to her treatment. This will be hard on you I know. My dad had cancer several years ago. He is fine now, but there was lots of chemo, and it was the type where he had to stay in the hospital for three days to have it administered. Very stressful time and as the oldest daughter, I took on most of the driving and stuff. I'm glad you are hanging in there. Love,hugs and prayers coming your way!! XO

  5. So hard taking care of a parent with an illness. My mother had a stroke in May. I have put on 40 lbs. I didn't do so well with the stress. Every time we think she is improving something bad happens. I go every morning and every evening to get her meds, meals and bathing. Feel like time to care for myself is gone. No time to plan and cook meals on plan! Now I have to start over to get rid of that weight. Have to take her to doc today for increased shortness of breath. Not sure if this will get better or not. I just don't know how to get started again with no time! Sorry to load my problems on you! For all caregivers that can maintain their good eating habits I admire them! Good luck with your mom!

    1. So sorry to hear about your mom. It is extremely hard to try to take care of someone with so many needs and take care of yourself as well. I've been taking almonds, protein bites, even some pirates booty with me when I go to see my mother in the next state over(actually leaving in an hour). It helps to have those quick things to eat on the road or in a hurry. Dinner I just eat the meat and veggies when I'm anywhere. I hope your mom's shortness of breath can be fixed. Good luck with everything and don't forget to take care of yourself too!

  6. Hi Beth, just checking in after my visit with my parents. I'm glad you are hanging in OK. Those pancakes do look good - I'll check them out. My mom made me Jorge's ricotta pancakes while I was at her place and they were yum too. Continue to be good to yourself during this time :)

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