Sunday, July 3, 2011

Family Holiday BBQ

Hello friends I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend...I wish I was chillin at Pattie's beach house :) Thank you Pattie for sharing your pics with us.  Today was a great day we had a bbq at my in-laws. I thought I was doing good food wise, but my tummy tells me I had too much sugar :( For appetizers I had some chips and dip, celery and cucumbers...dinner: three ribs which had a little bbq sauce which was probably too much sugar, salmon, a little bit of fresh corn and potato salad....and two corona. Sometimes when I try to eat good and my tummy hurts and lets me know that I ate bfc bad I get frustrated...I used to eat stuff like that all the time and never felt bad. I also used to be regular all the time, and now I have to purpose to get extra fiber in, and if I eat too much sugar I have tummy pain and # 2 trouble. Sometimes the bfc is very frustrating, and it feels like it would be easier to eat all the "healthy" high sugar food I used to. Jorge makes the bfc out to be this super easy thing, but it can be hard especially when you think you are doing really good and tummy trouble lets you know that you are not.

On the other hand I feel good today I wore a cute halter top that I bought last year but never wore because I didn't feel good in it. My clothes fit, and I have lost around 10 lbs, I don't know for sure what I weigh now because I haven't weighed myself recently. The weight I have lost is the 10-15 lbs I have struggled with for the past several years.

I've been thinking a lot about some things Pattie said, people don't really want to hear about low sugar better carb. They don't want to hear that everything they know isn't quite right...especially that high sugar fruits contribute to belly fat. I think it's sad that we live in a time that there is so much sugar in everything, and  it's harder to eat healthier than to eat quick processed food. I was trying to tell my mother-in-law today how sugar is bad for cholesterol, I wasn't explaining it very well so I will have to bring the book over to share with her.

Well, I guess that's all for now. Despite my venting I really believe low sugar, better carb is a good lifestyle. What is best is usually the hardest, and anything worth having is worth working for. I guess that's why I am apart of the bfc blog community so that I can get better at this low sugar lifestyle. To anyone who is having a hard time trying to stick to the bfc and figure this whole thing out you are not alone. Making big changes like the bfc is hard and takes time, friends please share so we can help support each other.


  1. You are so right in all that you say. This is TMI, but the hardest thing about the BFC is getting in enough fiber. I found some Clemmy O's Ice cream bars at our Rosauers/Huckleberries yesterday. I LOVED it, but it had malitol (sp) and it made my tummy feel belly bad. They have tiny sized one's that would have been plenty, but the site I found them on cost 29.99 for shipping.
    We just need to keep each other accountable for our BFC lifestyle!
    I am so excited for you to lose the weight and to wear cute things. I hope that my 25 year old daughter will try this now that they have moved in. She has a bigger belly since my grandson. He 20 months old now so it is time:)
    Blessings today! Happy 4th!

  2. Loved your post today Katie. Sounds like you did okay at your party. I had more than two coronas yesterday, I can tell you that! I agree with what you said about the sugar. I really think it is the source of all diet problems. I do think that some fruit and veggies here and there can't be all bad once you lose most of the weight that you want to. That will be the first thing I add back, a few more pieces of fruit. Right now I am kinda overdoing it on the blueberries. They are just so good! Take care and have a great week.

  3. Hi Katie,

    Yes I know it is hard sometimes on the BFC. No matter what Jorge says. All those things you ate would not have bothered me before the BFC either. But now I would get a tummy ache too.
    And you're right, some people just don't want to hear it.
    Have a great day :-)

  4. I find that as long as I focus my carbohydrates on high fiber items that I have enough. I eat lots of avocados, chia seeds, and coconut flour. I also eat a salad with every dinner, which helps.

    Way to go with trying to eat healthy at the BBQ! Even though the tummy trouble after wards is a pain, isn't it nice to know how in tune you are with your body and what you are putting into it?