Monday, February 28, 2011

8th Week BFC Day 1

Monday, Monday...I've got a job. I was very  nervous this morning and I had a nervous tummy..blah. No reason to be nervous, I like my job and everyone is very nice, unlike my previous job. Things are good. Hubby's bday is tomorrow, I don't know what to get him.
 Lindsay I'm so glad you lost weight this week...yipeee. Rosalie, I'm sorry you had a rough weekend, I'm sure it would have been better if we had a bfc get together this weekend.

Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal, 1/4c blueberries, sliced almonds, lemon barleans, black coffee

Lunch: spinach, arugula salad, 1 chicken sausage, feta, 2 hard boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, walnuts, feta, 2 mini sweet peppers. 1 baby bell cheese

Snack: macadamia nuts, coffee

Dinner: 2 fried eggs with cheddar and sour cream. 1 glass Cabernet.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 7

Hello my BFC friends, I guess we could have gone to Lindsay's this weekend, 80 degrees sounds pretty awesome, hubby and I have never been south and we would love to check it out someday. Today went by way to fast. Hubby did our taxes today and we are pleased with what our tax return will be. We were hoping  that we were going to qualify to deduct my medical bills from my knee, but to do that we would have had to spend $11,000 crazy huh? I guess we can just be grateful we didn't have to spend that much.
 I'm feeling much better about the car situation today, it's kinda a glass half empty kinda thing... Another crazy thing, I was at a meeting today and they had fun sized snickers, twix, and reeses. I looked at the nutrition info on the bag those little fun sized things had 8-11g sugar. The good news is I was a little tempted, but I resisted. :)

Today I ate:

Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal, 1/4c blueberries lemon barleans, sliced almonds, black coffee

Snack: macadamia nuts, baby bell cheese

Lunch: spinach salad with turkey lunch meat, feta, mushrooms, 2 mini sweet peppers, celery.

Snack: 2 fried eggs with cheese

Dinner: salad, spinach, arugula, 1.5 chicken sausage, feta, kalamata olives, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, green onion, newman's Tuscan Italian dressing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 6

Hello BFC friends. It would be fun if we could all get together and hang out this weekend, it would be fun to hang at Rosalie's house, we could take a field trip to Henry's and stock up on bfc foods that many of us have a hard time finding. I would love to keep Rosalie company while her hubby is working this weekend, maybe we would see a movie too, since we know how much she loves the movies. :)
 Truly I would love to be in SoCal this weekend, it is cold cold cold up here. I went to breakfast with a friend this morning and the taho said it was 9 degrees outside...blah. I don't want to give the taho back, it has heated seats and it drives like a dream especially in the snow.
 Man, life is really something. When it rains it pours. Today hubby had to take our truck to get emissions failed and he had to replace the muffler and exhaust pipe, that cost $190, and after tabs, emissions and parts we spent $260 today.  It's a good thing I have a job and I'm bringing home some bacon now. It's funny I told my mother-in-law that now I have a job I was gonna bring home the bacon, and she said that my hubby and I will bring home the bacon together...which is true, it's just funny she put it that way, emphasising that we were both bringing in money. Lol. I love my mother-in-law very much, she is awesome I hope to some day get her to give up splenda in her coffee and use a more natural sweetener such as stevia... but I am cautious about talking to her about it because she doesn't like trying new things.  I don't want to piss her off, she is sensitive to things, especially changing her diet.
 Well, I guess that's all for now, hubby just got home and we are gonna go to costco and use our costco rebate. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 5

Hello my BFC friends, thank you for your supportive comments about my job and Victoria secret experience. Isn't life such a kick in the pants sometimes...My first day went great! Of course I was nervous, but everyone is very nice and I'm sure I will feel confident in a week or so. Now that everything is official, I can share what kind of job it is. I am working at an orthopaedic surgery center, I work in the recovery room as an aide... It's basically a lot of misc things, getting patients ice packs, toast and juice, stocking, cleaning and generally being helpful. And another awesome thing is I have benefits and they start rollin right away...which allows my husband to drop me from his insurance, which is great cuz it costs us $300 a month for me to be on his plan. Whoo hoo.
 The police found our car today. The driver window is smashed, the stero is gone, the ignition has damage, and there is water damage cuz we just had a snow storm. blah... insurance was gonna send us a check tomorrow...anyway something will work out.

Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal, 1/4c blueberries, barleans lemon, sliced almonds. black coffee.
Lunch: greek yogurt, pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, 1 dove sugar free creme. I kinda ran out of time to make a better lunch this morning....

I hope everyone has a good weekend, with some bfc treats!!!!

I don't know what we are havin for dinner yet.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 4

Well, things are official I have a job and I start tomorrow. Boy howdy am I nervous, and excited, but mostly nervous. It snowed last night... a lot but it was beautiful...and the taho we are borrowing drives like a dream, much better than my car.
 Today I went to the mall, and for the first time I looked at the bathing suits and I didn't hate myself :) I saw a black tankini with white poka dots...I think I could actually see myself in it if I keep up the bfc. Then I went to victoria's secret and had a great time there buyin undies, I can't even remember the last time I didn't hate myself. I had a gift card from Christmas to spend, I really wanted this cute pair of p.j's with cherries on them, I love love love all things cherries...but I needed needed new undies.
Well, on to food.

Breakfast: greek yogurt lemon barleans black coffee

Lunch: stir-fry napa cabbage, baby bok choy, asparagus, 2mini sweet peppers, 2/3c edamame, portobello mushroom, with sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic vin 1 packet stevia, cashews, sesame seeds.

Dinner: 2 glasses Cabernet. mini lasagna. shared dessert with hubby lindt 85% dark topped with 2 sugar free york peppermint patties microwaved until warm topped with redi whip, yummm

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 3 pt. 2

What I ate today:
Breakfast: roasted chicken, and black coffee. I usually eat more, but I had to get out of the house.

Lunch: spinach salad with roasted chicken, kalamata olives, 2mini sweet peppers, celery, green onion, feta, sprinkle of sliced almonds and sunflower seeds and cashews, hard boiled egg. more coffee, tension tamer tea, 1 dove sugar free chocolate creme

Dinner: the mini lasagnas that we were going to have last night, but then we ended up going out to dinner, spinach salad with purple cabbage, portobello mushroom, green onion, feta, sprinkle of sliced almonds, sunflower seeds and cashews. Newman's Tuscan Italian dressing.

After Dinner: We had big sweet tooth's so I made some lemon pudding using xylitol instead of sugar...1/2c was the perfect amount. I really want an ice cream maker!!!! I miss haagen daz  dulce de leche...but it has 23g of sugar per 1/2c..booo :( It's crazy almost 2 days worth of sugar in one tiny wonder we're all fat lol. Anyway I really do want an ice cream maker, I was thinkin I could make vanilla ice cream and make caramel sauce with xylitol, I saw a recipe on Lauren's blog Healthy Indulgences.

7th Week BFC Day 3

 Thanks for the encouragement about my job! Things are looking good on that front, I went this morning and filled out the form for them to do a background check, and he told me it was only a formality and he wanted to hire me yay! My godmother  Lori is the one who told me about the job and she gave me a good recommendation....and when I talked to my Mom today she said that Lori told her that they had liked me and were happy with my interview. I might start work tomorrow or Friday, so I guess I'm hitting the ground running. I am excited to work, and of course make some money.

Yesterday hubby and I went out to dinner to celebrate at this cool pub in our was so fun, since I have been unemployed we haven't gone out very much. I had a hamburger with cheese and no bun or ketchup or bbq sauce like I would have pre-bfc...2 slices tomato, a couple bites of this corn pasta salad, hubby took the rest to work for lunch today. And an Irish coffee, which if you are not familiar with it's whiskey in coffee, and whipped cream...they usually add sugar but I requested mine without sugar. I think that drink was a good belly choice, I really like beer but it is so high in carbs, especially the ones I like and mixed drinks just equal trouble. When we got home we snacked on some pumpkin seeds cuz I was hungry after basically eating a hamburger w/no bun and only a few bites of the side pasta. Oh and I also had a glass of Cabernet and took a hot bath with lavender which was very soothing.
As far as wine goes I prefer red now, I used to find it too strong but my tastes have changed since I've been married. Lindsay you can drink white on the bfc it is 0/0 but Jorge says 2 or less is best. (I sometimes have 3, and I'm still loosing, so I guess moderation is key) From what I have read about alcohol and the bfc I have learned most of the beer I like is high in carb, wine is fine except stay away from desert wines cuz they are high in sugar. And be cautious of most mixed drinks, because most of the mixes are super high in sugar such as pop, juice, margarita/daiquiri mix...but if you like vodka an bfc friendly drink is vodka on the rocks with lemon (I had it once and it took about 1.5 juices lemons to for me to drink it)

 I think you have to be aware of your own body and what works for you. While one person may be able to enjoy 1-2 glasses of wine and still lose that may not work for everyone. I find the days I do drink I don't eat very many whole grain carbs throughout the day, and maybe that's why I have been able to drink and still lose. I'm not advocating drinking, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter because I enjoy drinking in moderation, I'm 28 I don't have any kids and I'm not trying to get pregnant.
 I'm so glad I decided to do the bfc, and I am glad that I have met my bfc friends, we can do this one day at a time!!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

7th WeeK BFC Day 2

Hello my BFC friends, I am really enjoying getting to know many of you through your blogs and the comments you post on mine. I am so glad I joined this circle of support, I don't think I was benefiting as much from just reading your blogs. The accountability helps keep me centered and focused. Sometimes I have thought about fudging how much I ate or drank especially when I've had 3 glasses of wine instead of 2, but I have decided to be honest with you, in my blog and in the comments I post on yours.
 Today has been a great/crazy day for me. First of all I woke up to snow blah. I'm tired of snow....but it didn't stay long and now it is sunny out at 4...go figure. We were able to borrow a taho so I had a set of wheels today...yay! So I had to take hubby to work, then I went to walmart I was looking for some clarifying shampoo, I don't know if I couldn't find it cuz it was early and I didn't have enough coffee in me or if they didn't carry it. Can anyone recommend a clarifying shampoo that's not crazy expensive, if you can I would really appreciate it. My hair feels like it has buildup in it...blah.
 Then I had a job interview, which went well and they want me to go back in and do a background check tomorrow...and if they are happy with my results (which they should be, I don't  have a criminal background) they will offer me a job. yay!!!  I don't really want to say too much more about it right now, since it's not official yet.. I would hate to be like that football coach recently that announced to the world that he had accepted a job before everything was official, and then he didn't get the job...poor guy....but things look good.  I really need a job I haven't worked since I injured my knee. I have been very stressed about the whole thing.
Breakfast: not very much cuz I was coffee, tension tamer tea, roasted chicken

Lunch: black coffee, tension tamer tea, fried egg sandwich with 2 slices Ezekiel 4:9, cheddar, mayo and roasted chicken. 1 dove sugar free chocolate creme.
 I need to get some more lindt 85% dark when I go to the commissary next...they recently raised taxes on snacks here and I think it is too expensive in the grocery stores.

For dinner we are having mini lasagnas that I made yesterday...each one has one noodle, 1/2c sauce, Italian turkey sausage, cottage cheese for the filling (cuz I don't have ricotta on hand), and moz cheese. We will probably have a spinach salad to go along with it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

7th Week BFC Day 1

Hello all my BFC was not such a beautiful day as it has been, but it was productive. My Mom was feelin much better today, so I was able to go over and do laundry,  weigh myself, and of course see my folks and their 2 year old golden retriever Sadie.
I am down a 1 lb since I last weighed myself...I can hardly believe it, mostly cuz I've been drinking red wine (some days more than I should) and still loosin weight. It is blowin my mind, even though I know I've lost weight, I feel better, my clothes fit better, and the scale is down I still in my head feel that I am 150, Instead of 139. I really don't know what to do with myself. Maybe I associate weight loss with deprivation and no wine...anyway, I told my hubby tonight that I think this is a realistic plan for me and not just a diet.

Breakfast: greek yogurt with lemon barleans and black coffee

Lunch: salad, with spinach, purple cabbage, celery, 1 hard boiled egg, 1 mini sweet pepper, cashews, 10 kalamata olives, roasted chicken, ranch dressing.

Dinner: 1/2c wild rice. chicken, veggie mix of mushrooms, artichokes, mini peppers, brussel sprouts
yukon jack in hot water, and 1 corona.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

6th Week BFC Day 7

Another beautiful day...pretty uneventful, we were gonna go to my folks but my Mom has a bad cold. I'm a little disappointed cuz I haven't seen them in awhile and I wanted to check my weight and do some laundry. Where we are living we don't have a washer/dryer hookup, so it's awesome that my folks let us store our washer/dryer in their garage and let us do laundry there. Thank you my bfc friends, I appreciate your comments and support :)

Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal, 1/4c blueberries, lemon barleans, sliced almonds, black coffee.

Lunch: salad, spinach, romaine, cucs, celery, 1.5 mini sweet pepper, pumpkin seeds, green onion, 2 corn tortillas baked into chips, newman's olive oil and vin dressing.

afternoon snack: cheese stick and pumpkin seeds

Dinner: roasted chicken, small red potato, broccoli. after dinner snack, tea, some popcorn and 1 dove sugar free chocolate creme.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

6th Week BFC Day 6

It was a beautiful day up here in my little corner of the world. My hubby and I took a long walk in the sunshine. We live in a very eclectic historic neighborhood with many beautiful old mansions that have been restored and many turned into apts mixed in with weird 70's and 80's apartment buildings. Anyway we live in a really cool place for a young couple with no kids to be.

Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal 1/4c blueberries, sliced almonds, barleans lemon, black coffee, flax and water.

Lunch: 2oz whole wheat pasta with mini meatballs and parm. Romaine salad with hard boiled egg, celery, cucumber and kalamata olives, sunflower seeds, newman's olive oil and vin dressing.

Dinner: Stir-fry with onion, celery, broccoli, baby bok choy, asparagus, edamame, carrot. soy sauce, balsamic vin and sesame oil. Hubby had some brown rice with his, but I wasn't starving and I felt that I had enough carbs at lunch and breakfast. Also 1 glass of Cabernet (actually what was left over from last night he hee) For an evening snack 2 pieces of dove sugar free chocolate creme and tea.

6th Week BFC Day 5

Friday...whoo hoo
Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal 1/4c blueberries sliced almonds, barleans lemon. black coffee. 2 Tbs flax seeds in water. I feel like I'm not gettin enough fiber, and I don't think the target brand of fiber is as good as benefiber, and since I don't have a car I've become a little more creative.

Lunch: Salad:, spinach, 2 hard boiled eggs, blue cheese, celery, cucumber, kalamata olives, newman's olive and oil and vin dressing. pumpkin seeds. black coffee

Dinner: I tried something new and it worked great. I made individual mini lasagnas. I used to small corning wear dishes, 1/2 c sauce, 1/2c ground beef, cottage cheese for the cheese filling (I didn't have ricotta and I didn't feel like walking to the store) about half an egg and one lasagna noodle for each dish. Cutting one lasagna noodle in half worked perfectly (I only had the no boil kind, so I put it in hot water to soften it enough to cut)...I topped them with moz cheese and voila mini lasagnas. Since Thursday's dinner wasn't filling enough we also had spinach salad with sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, kalamata olives, celery and cucumber and newman's olive oil and vin was a great combo.

I also had probably 3 glasses of Cabernet wine, although I should have just had one or two. I'm pmsing and I think the wine brought out my crankiness a little too poor hubby.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

6th Week BFC Day 4

I am still having sleeping problems, so I woke up late again. This whole week I haven't been able to fall asleep until 2 or 3, it's been very discouraging. I've been on facebooks bfc discussion boards, and I find it really encouraging I like sharing what I have learned I really believe that a diet low in sugar is for the best...I hope to be my goal weight/size before summer so I can enjoy more fruits while they are in season.

Brunch: spinach salad with a can of tuna, olives, blue cheese celery Newman's olive oil and vin dressing. 1/2c brown rice.

Afternoon snack: one dove sugar free raspberry creme cut into pieces with redi whip on top. 1 fried egg. 1 oz pumpkin seeds.

Dinner: stir-fry with celery mushrooms edamame 2mini sweet peppers asparagus water chestnuts. cashews on top. I should have made some protein cuz I was still hungry so hubby and i made some air popped pop corn while that was poppin I had some cheese its...I'm pretty sure I went over my carbs for dinner...I guess I did some poor planning. Oh well better luck tomorrow.

6th Week BFC Day 3

I woke up late today, I've been having sleeping problems.
Breakfast: 1/4c oatmeal with 1/4c blueberries, sliced almonds barleans lemon, black coffee. My Mom came over for tea and I had a dove sugar free raspberry creme with her.

Afternoon snack: I got home late after a day with my Mom. 10 mini olives and string cheese...then I walked to the store to get some shrimp for dinner, I really wanted some avos but they were $1.19 and not very good quality :( While making dinner I had 3 glasses of wine...I know 3 is too many but the first 2 just slid down so easily.

Dinner: Spinach salad with blue cheese. shrimp. hard boiled egg. cashews. cucumbers. celery. neuman's olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

6th Week BFC Day 2

Rainy/snowy day her in WA state...I am ready for spring!!!! At least I am doin the bfc now so that I will fit into my spring/summer clothes. I have a super cute strapless white dress my Mom bought me last year that I haven't even worn yet... I know my hubby would like me to wear it this hubby is so great. He calls me his BKG beautiful Katie girl...I married such an amazing man. Well, down to business :)

Breakfast: 1/2 c oatmeal with 1/4c bluberries and lemon barleans and sliced almonds. Yummy...although in the future when I have that breakfast I will only make 1/4c oatmeal cuz the blueberries have 1 carb so I went over my 5/2. black coffee. apple cider vinegar.

Lunch: spinach salad with tuna. sprouts. olives. cucumber. gouda. sunflower seeds & cashews (just a tiny bit of those) very yummy. black coffee I  only make about one big cup at a time...I love fresh coffee. apple cider vinegar, My salad kept me full until dinner time, which is good cuz I have been getting snackiety/hungry just before dinner.

Mid afternoon snack: one dove sugar free raspberry creme cut into little pieces, microwaved until a little soft and covered with whipped cream. It's crazy but it totally hit the spot.

Dinner: stir-fry with chard, baby bok choy. asparagus. portobello mushroom. ginger. green beans. soy sauce. balsamic vin and sesame oil. with 1/2 c brown rice. and grilled tilapia. more black coffee after dinner...have i mentioned that my hubby and I LOVE our coffee ...he he although maybe I shouldn't have had a cup after dinner cuz i have been having problems goin to sleep.

6th Week BFC Day 1 Valentines Day

I am new to this whole blog thing, and sometimes I find it frustrating...for example this is not the first time I have sat down to write this posting...but I have deleted it several times. Hopefully as I learn I won't continue to make these mistakes.

Breakfast: breakfast tacos. 4 mission corn tortillas. egg, potato, turkey link mixture. sour cream. black coffee. 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar (I remember reading that it can help with weight loss so I drink 2Tbs in water 3x a day)

Lunch: Stir-fry. with cauliflower. celery. portobello mushroom. edamame baby bok choy. asparagus. 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar, water with lemon and benefiber.

Valentines Dinner: spinach salad with shrimp. blue cheese. sliced almonds. green beans. newmans olive oil and vinegar dressing. Red wine 2 glasses. homemade fudge...I wish I hadn't eaten that it made my tummy gassy :( not good on valentines day.

All in all it was a nice day. My hubby got me red roses even after I told him not to. My hormones have been making me feel cranky...I need to switch my birth control pill...and I was letting things bother me that I have no control over. I  need to work on that...stress does not help when you are trying to lose weight.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

5th Week BFC day 7

Today is Sunday. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day. I have a lot to be thankful for today. Last year my husband were moving home back to WA state after he got out of the military. While at a friend's apt in San Francisco I slipped while doing lunges and broke my left knee cap. It hurt but the most disturbing part was seeing part of my knee cap in my thigh...well, long story short I had to have surgery lots of therapy and two more surgeries to remove hardware. My dreams of being a model were crushed by the 5inch scar on my knee...just kidding I never ever wanted to be a model.

today I ate...Brunch: breakfast tacos. 4 mission corn tortillas. with eggs. potatoes. turkey breakfast links. cilantro. cheese. sour cream. coffee.
Dinner: I had dinner at my sister-in-laws, it was very nice of her to have us over, but I think it was belly unfriendly. She made apple cider from fresh apples.. I only drank a little, but I think that was too much. We had swiss steak over mashed potatoes which were made with sugar rich milk. (I hate milk, I think it's gross, full of sugar and not the best source of calcium) Sauteed mini sweet peppers and asparagus. We had homemade banana bread for dessert. It didn't take long for my sore gassy tummy to let me know I had been belly bad. I didn't want to be a rude guest, I guess I could have declined the apple cider, and banana bread and skipped the mashed potatoes...but I was hungry, I guess I could have had a snack at home first....I guess that's why they say hindsight is always 20/20

Saturday, February 12, 2011

5th Week BFC day 6.

Today was a decent day, I am missing my car I don't like not having my own wheels. I wish I could somehow punish the individuals responsible...I think a shot to the knee would do the trick. It would be incredibly painful, take a long time to heal and be a general pain in the ass. I'm not a violent person...I am just really pissed off that someone stole my car.
  Anyway foodwise today I ate:
Brunch:  2 slices ezekiel 4:9 bread. with two fried eggs. pepper cheddar. 5 turkey links. black coffee.
Dinner: several slices papa murphys delite bacon artichoke and chicken...several slices delite meat pizza. I love the thin crust pizza, their regular pizza just seems to sit in my tummy and make me feel bad.
water with benefiber. I love the benefiber brand, I bought the target brand last time because it was cheaper and I wanted to get all my shopping done in one place...but I like the benefiber brand best. Hopefully I will use up the target brand soon so I can get back to benefiber.
 Oh and on a positive note I weighed myself today 139.6 lbs. My starting weight was around 144-145 lbs. I don't have a scale, so I have to wait until I go to my parents to use theirs.
  I guess that is all for today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

First post...

  This is my first blog and I am a little nervous. I am 28, married and I live in WA state. I am looking to lose those pesky 10-15 lbs. I have been doing the bfc for just a little over a month. At first it was hard to wrap my mind around the concept of how important sugars from fruits and veggies is, it seems to go against everything that I had learned before, which was unlimited amounts of fruits and veggies.
 Before starting the bfc my diet was pretty decent. I recently gave up flavored coffee creamer...which was a really big thing for me. I always would say there was no point in drinking coffee without creamer. My husband would always make fun of me, and after MUCH prodding on his part I finally tried black coffee...much to my surprise I found I liked it. Which is good because I was consuming a lot of sugar in my creamer. I liked the Nestle brand the best, a serving size of their creamer is 2Tbs which has 5g of sugar per serving...2Tbs of creamer was never enough for me so who knows how much sugar I drank in my coffee every day. We are big coffee drinkers...most of WA state is.
  Another big thing I learned is just how important it is to stay away from all fake sugars. I had pretty much given them up after I learned they are linked to depression but I was still willing to eat them in my light yogurt and other hidden sources I'm sure. I didn't realize just how bad fat free and low fat products were...I now know they are full of fake and real sugar.
  Anyway I guess that's enough for my first post. Today has been a good and a bad day...good because all my special valentines day clothes fit...bad because I discovered this afternoon that my car was stolen....which makes me glad we are allowed 2 glasses of wine on the bfc!!!!