Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Part 2

Happy 2012 everyone, I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve. Hubby and I stayed the night at the in-laws and we enjoyed a nice bfc approved breakfast with the family this morning. We had egg sandwiches with Rudi's english muffins,  low sodium bacon and of course lots of coffee. We had fun, hubby's Grandma is visiting from CA, and we lounged around in our p.j.'s watching football. I married into a big football family, so I had to get on the football wagon.

As I think about the New Year I hope to continue to get better at the bfc I don't want to fall into the mindset that I can relax on the bfc because I am in a good place with my weight. It's important to learn to take care of ourselves with out emotional eating. I want to become a better blogger because it is helpful to me and I want to be able to be a source of support and encouragement to any who read my blog. I want to be better about taking pictures of delicous bfc breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks to help inspire others and to remind me of all the yummy things that we eat on the bfc when I feel discouraged and want to dive into a bowl of pasta. I also want to make some videos, because I love it when the other bloggers post videos and I have found them tremendously helpful. Hubby and I plan to sit down and discuss our goals for 2012 and come up with a game plan on how to get there. We have never done this before so it will be new territory for us, but I know it will be good having a plan and goals is always good. I think we will even take a play from Sherri's play book and make a goal poster.

The past several days I have been eating more salty foods than usual and I want to share a recipe for water that helps with bloating. Sassy water named after Cynthia Sass one of the authors of the Flat Belly Diet (which has a lot of good info about healthy fat helping us to lose belly fat).
    sassy water!
  • In about 8c of water add, fresh sliced ginger, 1 medium cucumber peeled and sliced, 1 medium lemon, and around 12 mint leaves (I often leave the mint out because I think it tastes better without it) Chill all the ingredients in the fridge overnight and in the morning you will have a refreshing drink to help you get rid of bloat.

I hope everyone is having a nice New Years day, keep it low sugar and better carb and you will feel better tomorrow. Lots of love and big hugs to everyone :)


  1. Great post Katie. I want to be more creative and post more recipes and tips as well this year.Maybe even a video blog. Love the water recipe. I'm going to try that one.

  2. The more, the better! Happy New Year!

  3. HI Katie,
    What a great post today, I agree that we cannot get relaxed and think - Oh Yeah - I'm good now and can eat anything I want. Nope.
    I can't wait to see you in a video.
    Have a great day -)

  4. great ideas and goals Katie!! I have heard of the sassy water recipe, but I haven't made it yet. I'm sure it's yummy! look forward to hearing from you more too!

  5. I'm interested in that "help your bloat" water. Have you tried it yet? Does it help with bloating? There are definitely days when I've over done the salt and think that water might be a great thing.

  6. Happy 2012 Katie~! Good for you for getting your goal poster together and bringing the hubs along too. Sounds like you found a real gem!
    You look fantastic and you are so aware of what you are eating that I feel certain that you will have a great year!!!
    Hugs to you sweet Katie!!!

  7. Hi Katie, all of your plans sound great. I think goal setting with your husband is fantastic, to assure your both headed in the same direction, because it's so easy to grow apart, especially with our busy schedule nowadays. Would love to see you in a video. Fun.

  8. I forgot about the water. It's nice change-
    I think a goal poster is a smart idea-I'm going to do a simple one after I get home.
    Yes, post a video-I have thought about doing one, but I don't know how to...haven't researched that one yet.
    Request...anyone who's done one, please post some tips.
    Best wishes Katie-you're doing great.