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!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quick Check in

Hi everyone,   just a quick check in since I was reading the blogs this morning.  I have been back and forth to my Dad's house  in West Virginia at what seems like a million times in the last weeks.  My mother had a complication last week because of the cancer in her liver - she got jaundice and has been in the hospital ther for the past week.  Back and forth I go.  Today they are letting her out but she is going to go into a rehab facility for a week or two to get a little therapy help in getting herself up out of bed and moving again.  I'm leaving this morning to help her check out from the hospital and move over to rehab.  I have to stay a few extra days to take my Dad for his cataract operation tomorrow and then my brothers and I are supposed to meet on Saturday with my Dad to figure out our plans for Mom.  It's hard being away from husband and boys so much - but they've been so great and supportive for me.  My dad is SO stressed out and all of us are getting stressed too.  The doctors say my mom has six months IF things go well.   
-I can't believe how hard it is to eat at my Dad's house during all this.  He eats the old unhealthy way, especially if you have to grab something and go!  I brought protein bites with me and almonds for a quick bite.  My weight seems to fluctuate from 159 to 161 but I'm happy with that during all this craziness. Trying to stay as healthy as I can during all this so I don't get myself sick.   I think the healthy foods I eat are helping.  I have been popping some Tylenol PM's at night off and on because I'm having trouble stopping my thoughts enough at night to be able to sleep well.  Hope that doesn't do me too much harm.
-I'm glad everyone seems to be getting back on track on the blogs.  It's been a weird couple of months for everyone it seems.  My thoughts and prayers are still going out to Rosalie for all she's had to endure lately.
I hope everyone has a good week!


  1. My heart goes out to you. I feel guilty that some times I wish I didn't have to drive back and forth to my brothers several times a week. I want my own life back. Sounds like you are in the same boat. But we know we have to do what we have to do. At least you are holding your own with your weight. I have gained several pounds and made some bad choices and it really is a struggle to get back once you stray. That's why it's so good to stay true to the plan. Sending love and hugs!! Xo

  2. Beth, Just know that you are being a very good daughter and God loves you for that! The food will still be there when this stress and uneasiness is over. Just do what you can and certainly don't beat yourself up to much. I am praying for all of you.
    Maybe it is a good thing that your husband and boys have to make it on their own for awhile. They will appreciate you more!

  3. You are doing amazing...incredibly difficult time for you and your family. No that we are here to listen and support :-)

    There is a natural remedy call Rescue Remedy (by bach flower remedies) take a couple of drops before bed and it will help you easy into sleep and quiet your thoughts.

  4. oops I meant to say "Know that we are here to listen and support" :-)

  5. I think it sounds like you are doing a great job Beth, and making the most of your situation. Good luck with the move and hope your Dad's cataract surgery goes well.
    My husband takes magnesium to help his brain let go more easily at the end of the day. It's just another supplement in his day. You might add it to your vitamins if you don't already take it.


  6. Hi Beth, Im so sorry about your Mom and can imagine how challenging this time is for you and your family. It sounds like you are doing great considering the stress you must be under. You are in my thoughts and prayers.