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, December 7, 2012

Christmas is Coming

Hello Everyone

Where have I been!?  I know, it's been quite awhile since I posted.  Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it almost time for Christmas!   I'm not sure what my problem is with blogging lately, I just haven't been motivated to put anything down these days.  My Thanksgiving was a little hard at my Dad's house with my Mom being gone and everything.  It was a little sad for me to use her pots and pans knowing the last time she used them she had no idea what was about to happen to her.  On the plus side, it was nice spending time with my older brother and his family since they stayed at Dad's house too.  Also, I think having us all there made everything a little easier for my Dad .  We were sad, but we did a lot of laughing too.

-So now it is time to get ready for Christmas.  I have the house decorated, but have just only begun my shopping, sigh.  We put up one little tree for the front living room and we are going out this weekend to cut down the big one for the family room.  This is going to sound awful, but this stuff used to be so much fun and lately it's all seemed a little bit like a chore.  The boys are much more into it then I am I think.  Even my oldest, that has his own apartment,  is coming home for the day on Sunday to help pick out and decorate the tree.  I'm sure I'll be more into things as they start happening.  I hope anyway.

Remember how my weight was up six pounds and then I lost three of those six pounds?   Well, I'm back up those six pounds again!  Ugh!!   What did I do wrong this time?   I'm pretty sure that it's because I had a lot of beer with my dad and my brother over Thanksgiving.  I bought Michelob Ultra, which is supposed to be the best beer as far as carbs go, but over the four days I was at my Dad's house I had nine beers.  Oh well.  I really felt like having them so that is that. Food wise I did pretty well, and think I stuck to the BFC.   One thing that was different for me this past month was I stopped taking my probiotics because I ran out of them.  I recently bought two more bottles and starting using them again.  I think they really do make a difference.  I also decided the "no snacking at all" rule did not do me too much good except for the first week.  I've decided to make some more BFC friendly treats to get me through the holidays.  As long as I don't overdo them I think they'll be OK at least for this month.  Today I bought a little donut pan that I've been wanting to try out.  In fact, as I'm typing this, I've just put my last batch of almond flour donuts sweetened with stevia into the oven.   The pan looks like this
 I used Maria Emmerich's recipe for Peanut Flour Donuts.  Since I didn't have any peanut flour I used almond meal flour and used Z-Sweet for my sweetener.  Here is how they look all done.
They came out pretty good. My husband and I are going to try and get an early start Christmas shopping tomorrow morning so I thought it would be nice to have something to grab and go. 

I'm going to go catch up on the blogs now and see how everyone else is doing. 

 Why do my dogs not want to wear their Santa hats?!!!

Hogwarts Express coming around the village under the tree.


  1. I am so happy to see you here! I am with you on the Christmas excitement. I think it is because my kids are older and my favorite thing was to watch them open their presents. Even the small things made them get so excited! Now that they are older, everything is so much more expensive and they won't have many gifts to open:( I have 4 kids, 2 spouses and 4 grandchildren to buy for! Yikes!!! At least I can finally buy them things that they want and I don't have to buy them things that they need. That's a plus!
    I am glad that Thanksgiving had some laughter. I hope you take this in the right way, but I am sure it was a Blessing that your Mom didn't realize it was the last time she would use the pans. Bless you all:)
    The donuts look good!

  2. Hi Beth! I just made these donuts this morning for my boys. I made a cream cheese icing for them. Love my donut pan :)

  3. I would love to get some peanut flour. It is on my Amazon wish list, but i'm sure my hubby won't buy it for me. LOL! Hope you get some Christmas excitement soon!!

  4. I know we are on the same page with the missing people stuff. I don't think we will put up a tree or any decorations at all. It just doesn't seem to matter right now. I am so glad you had a good time with your family. I love the donuts and the pan. And your dogs couldn't be any cuter. :-)

  5. Hi Beth. Glad you got through Thanksgiving ok. I did too,but we had our sad moments. It just wasn't right without Beth there and I think my brother and the kids did as well as we could expect. Christmas will be much harder. I can't imagine what the kids will feel like when they come downstairs Christmas morning. My brother has been in a spending ofrenzy. I think he is trying to compensate with presents, and that may be just fine this year. At least it will keep their minds on something. I offered to wrap, so he is shipping everything here. The UPS guy needed a hand truck the other day! I am always in the Christmas mood and this year I started the day after Halloween. I think it makes me feel happier in light of our families situation. We put up three artificial and one real tree, and all the decorations. I am not so much into blogging these days, although I keep up with reading them. Just don't have much to say, but I'm going to make a real effort to blog more frequently. I'm still up 8 lbs. It's seems so hard right now to make good choices. Take care! XO