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, November 2, 2012

Little slips add up

Hello everyone,

Things are slowing down again over here after the horrible past two months I've had.  Last Thursday my dad called to say his new couch was in, and wanted to know if I could bring my van down the next day and help him pick it up from the warehouse.  I drove back to West Virginia last Friday morning and he and I took all the back seats out of my van (they are heavy!) and drove over to the town of Winchester.   Dad wanted to stop for a Chinese lunch buffet before we picked up the van and I said OK even though I know Chinese food is NOT good on the BFC.  I didn't eat any rice but I could tell the sauce in the foods probably had sugar.  We picked up the couch and hauled it back to his house.  Oh and on the way back we stopped at the shellter to check out a dog we had seen on   They didn't write this on the description on the website, but it turns out this particular dog was back at the shelter after biting his new adopter's  face due to food aggression.  I felt bad for the dog (and the previous owner), but don't think the dog was right for my Dad.  He needs calm, and companionship right now, and can't take on a dog with problems, especially like biting.   I really think this shelter is going to have a hard time placing dogs, because they didn't have anything good to say about any of the ones we looked at.    Anyway, when we got back to his house we managed to haul the couch in and get in placed in his livingroom.  It looks good!  Dad said, that wasn't bad for an old guy and a midlle aged woman.  Hey!!   I don't like being referred to as middle aged!
After we were done, we went and put some flowers on my mom's grave and had a nice visit.
New Couch
 So over the past two months I haven't been weighing myself at all.  Although I thought I'd been eating right during this whole crisis, I know I've been having some slips, from not being home so much.  A piece of regular bread with my eggs at dad's, the chinese buffet, some  non bfc crackers, too many protein bites and not enough actual lunches,  eating after 7:00, restaurant food many nights while going to hospital, etc., etc.    Although these bunches of "little things" don't sound too bad, the bunches of little things have apparently added up to bad news!!   I got on the scale today and I am up in weight for the first time on the BFC.  I mean I've been up and down two or so pounds before because my weight fluctuates like that, but this time I was really up - SIX pounds!!   Now that is a concern, especially with the holidays coming up.  That's a hard enough time to maintain weight as it is, let alone trying to lose.  Ugh!   So I've got to come up with a little game plan to get my weight back down. I'm still feeling so lazy right now that don't feel like cracking down on myself but I really must!!  If I've learned nothing else this past two months it's that our health is important and we can't put it off until tomorrow.    It turns out that Rosalie's post came at a perfect time this morning because she had some good tips for staying on track.  In case you didn't see them they are:

1.Eat within 1 hour of waking up
2.Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast - get a good start to you day every 3-4 hours
4.Never skip a meal
5.Make sure your snacks are healthy ones (healthy fats, nuts, etc.)
6.just protein and veggies for dinner (no Carbs)
7.No food past 7pm
8.get some form of exercise everyday if you can - for me its walking

I need to work on number 1, number 3, number 4, number7, and number 8!   That's a lot of numbers!  I guess I am slipping more than I thought!   I also wish I could be more like Kay and not snack AT ALL and just eat meals!!  My snacks are healthy but I think I get into them too much and sometimes eat the snacks instead of a meal!  Not good!

So starting today I am going to stop being so lax and THINK more about what I am doing and eating.  I will also try to track my food again (even though to me that is such a pain), and hopefully start walking again.

I'll let you know how it goes.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Oh Beth - you are such a good daughter and the new sofa looks great.
    I know it was so hard for you to admit the 6lb gain - but there!! Now you said it our loud and you can move on. I want you to hit me up on Facebook today so we can video. :-)

  2. I think that getting rid of snacks would be like a "habit" to break. 21 days:) With all of the stress that you have had, the irregular eating, the emotional turmoil, 6 lbs isn't too bad. Just get back to the basics. I love myfitnesspal because it helps me stay somewhat accountable. You would really see how adding snacks in makes your calorie count jump. Even healthy snacks!
    Rosalie always has good advice for us, we are lucky.
    I swear my Mom has that same rug that your Dad has. All I know is she spent 350.00 to have them pick it up and clean it. 350.00??? CRAZY!!! The couch looks great! I am a "middle aged" lady and I revel in it right now. You are still too young so you can't join the club yet!
    Blessings my friend:)

  3. Stress does terrible things to us too (cortisol??). You may find if you crack down those 6 pounds will come off easily. It may even be some water weight. You can do it :)

  4. I know you can do it! That six pounds could have been from the chinese food alone - with all the sugar and salt and MSG in that food. Don't stress, just make what you eat this week count. I need to do the same thing. Hang in there.

  5. I'm with you Beth. I am up alot since the wedding. I have to get back on track too. I know this is going to be a life long battle and we'll always have to keep going back to the basics when we slip. The sofa looks great. Don't give up on the dog. Maybe look at another shelter. There are so many sweet dogs out there that would be perfect for your dad. I think that is just what he needs. I know you agree because you are a dog lover too!! XO