Monday, February 20, 2012

Hello everyone, sorry I have been a little MIA lately, I've been a mixture of busy and also just plain lazy. Last Tuesday hubby and I had a lovely Valentines Day, hubby cooked us steak, shrimp and asparagus and we enjoyed some delicious red wine. We decided that we need to be a litttle more disciplined about our red wine intake because we both put on several lbs the past several weeks to to wine and carb indulgence. I have decided to stop weighing myself for awhile because I found I was getting obsessed with the number on  the scale. Right now I am focused on healthy bfc/ft eating and exercise, and lots of water.
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I just wanted to make this a quick post to let you know that I have not fallen off the wagon. I took time to re-focus on my eating and exercise. I saw this picture on pintrest and it is so motivational to me I had to share it with all of you. I will write a more detailed post in the next several days and I will share some pics of the flax bread/muffins I have been making for breakfast. (I don't want to bother hubby with putting the pictures on the computer tonight because he is busy with homework)

Big hugs to everyone, and special thoughts to my friends who are going through tough times, I am sending you lots of love from Washington State :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reckoning day after Super Bowl

Good evening everyone!!! I had a really nice weekend, Friday night hubby and I had a nice pork chop salad and some wine and watched Top Chef, Saturday while he did homework I went over to my folks and did laundry and hung out with my Mom and Sadie dog (my Dad was out of town visiting his brother) My Mom and I had some nice conversations, I told her more about our dreams for getting a house and once we have a house getting a puppy and eventually having babies. My Mom is such a neat person, you guys would really like her. She and my Dad are doing the FT, she has lost 2 lbs and my Dad has lost 15 lbs :) My Mom doesn't really need to lose much her goals are similar to mine she wants to slim down and tone up. We have very similar bodies.

Today was my weigh in day that's counts and thankfully it was better than I expected, 135.5 lbs this week compared to 133 last Sunday, but during the week I was between 135-137 lbs. So all in all I gained back 2 lbs of the 3 lbs I lost after the holidays...but I am looking at it as  a glass half full kinda thing rather than glass half empty. What I could have done better was eaten less carbs Superbowl Sunday because I drank red wine and ate chips and dip (I know I ate more than a serving of chips and a serving of wine) and during the week I polished off a bag of chips without thinking. I think the morale of my story is it is important to pay attention to portion size of high carb things like chips especially since they slide down so easily, I think that is a big reason I try not to keep them around. it's way to easy to eat too many before you realize what you have done. And chose between drinking red wine or eating chips or other carbs, not both at the same time.

As I said in my last post I am back on track and I am getting enough fiber in, my #2 problem is also back on track. Hubby and I have been eating a lot of flax seed muffin/bread things things that I first saw in Minichick's blog. We have been taking 1/4 c ground flax meal, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp baking powder, a small amount of melted coconut oil or butter, mixing everything in a dish and then using a spatula to spread it onto a salad plate and baking it for 2 mins. the result is a delicious flat piece of flax bread that I have been using for breakfast or snack. Sometime this week I will try to share pictures.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I have lots of love and appreciation for all of you :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Makes you think

makes you think..Good morning everyone, I saw this on pintrest this morning and I wanted to share it with everyone. I  love this visual with the sugar cubes next to the food items it really helps me to envision the sugar in food.
Life here is pretty exciting, we put an offer in on the house we love and the owners accepted it, now we are waiting for the banks approval because it is a short sale. One of my co-workers had a beautiful baby boy this week and another co-worker is adopting a baby boy who is due any day now. I just turned 29 and now I feel ready to start preparing to get pregnant. I am excited I am going to start making some goals to prepare and I am going to make a goal chart. We are thinking of trying next year because hopefully we will be in a house and hubby will be more in the middle of school than at the beginning.

In my last post I said I thought I did pretty  good at the Superbowl party, well I think I ate a ton of salt because the scale was up 4 lbs on Monday :( It's been going down every day but man it has been annoying. I also realized that I have been slacking on fiber because my #2's haven't been that good lately, so I've started tracking everything again. I think if things don't fit the way you want it's time to go back to the basics, keep it simple and keep track of what you are doing and make adjustments accordingly. My rule of thumb jeans still don't fit the way I want them to but I know that with keeping track of what I am eating and my exercise I will get there soon. Have a wonderful Friday everyone :) TGIF

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superbowl Sunday

Hello everyone I hope you had a nice superbowl Sunday if that is your cup of tea. Hubby and I went to a party and I feel good about what I ate I mostly had some chips and guacamole and some red wine. It helped that we had a hearty chicken salad before we left the house and when we got there I visited and then sat down away from the food to watch the game with my water. Shortly before halftime we sat down with our realtor and signed papers for an offer on the house we saw the last week. Please pray or think good thoughts, this would be an awesome house for us.

On Friday we went out to dinner at Applebee's and I was disappointed that I couldn't find any of their foods from the BFC Quick Meals book on their menu. I ended up getting one of their under 550 c dinners with steak and shrimp and broccoli and potatoes. Everything was tasty except the broccoli boarder lined on raw but I didn't care after eating my steak and shrimp.

Life is good up here, except for having some chips today I have mostly been doing the ft, the scale today was 133 :) But I'm not super focused on a number, I know how I want to look and my clothes to fit. Have a wonderful new week tomorrow :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I love my new BFC Quick Meals Book

Hello everyone, I have the most wonderful news to share, today hubby and I looked at a house that would be so perfect for us. The neighborhood is great it's only several houses down from a nurse I work with and she says she loves living there. It has three bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement and a two car garage, and we like the schools available. To my friends who are familiar with my area it's near Manito Park which we love. We really hope that this house works out for us, we didn't see any big problems with it today but obviously we would need to have it inspected and learn more about it. The biggest problems that we saw were cosmetic, the inside and outside could use a good paint job. One of the bedrooms is lime green, I don't think that I could sleep in a lime green room, but no big that's an easy fix.

Last week I bought the Belly Fat Cure Quick Meals at costco for $11.59, which is a much better price than walmart's $17 I saw the other day while picking up a prescription. I have to admit I was skeptical of the quick meals book, I thought Jorge was just trying to make more money.  I love that Rosalie is featured in this book on pg. 11 I have lots of love for Rosalie, she has helped me stay on the bfc wagon :) Big hugs Rosalie, you rock!!! I think this will be really helpful to me when I eat out. For Christmas we received a gift card to Appplebee's, the asiago peppercorn steak on pg. 27 looks delish. I think this will also help me to make better choices as arby's and subway. I really wish PF Changs was included in this book, we also received a gift card there and it seems a lot of their stuff is carby or in sauces that seem to be filled with sugar. I haven't eaten there since starting the bfc. Has anyone eaten there since doing  the bfc/ft? If so what did you get?

So far the weight I lost before and during the  Fast Track Detox Diet by Ann Louise Gittleman  is staying off, each morning I weigh between 133-134, I don't know about hubby I know he doesn't weigh every day but he is looking good. In response to Dawn's question I didn't buy a lot of supplements, I've done this before so I already had the hydrochloric acid for the sequel, and besides making sure I had enough of the veggies she recommends I just bought dandelion tea to supplement the pre-quel. Dandelion tea may be good for the liver but it tastes nasty, and do does dandelion greens. Hubby told me tonight that he has had more energy since doing the fast and I agree, my mornings have been much easier and I don't feel so tired all the time. P.S. during the detox I didn't add orange juice to the cranberry juice because I didn't have one and I didn't want to make a special trip for it, I just added an extra lemon (plus I think not having the extra sugar from the orange was good since I try to eat low sugar  even fruit sugar on the bfc)