Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hello girls, sorry I haven't written in awhile I have tried several times to post but I kept hitting a wall. First of all is everyone excited for super bowl tomorrow? My hubby is and he is pulling for the Ravens I hope they win so he wins some money from his office football pool. One of my co-workers is having a party which is perfect because she lives three houses down from us. I am going to try a  recipe I saw on Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman during the holiday season. You take a club cracker top it with a spoon full of parmesan, and then wrap it with half a slice of bacon and bake it on a low temp for about two hours. I know it's not very bfc friendly but it looks like a great dish to take to a party.

During last years super bowl hubby and I put in an offer on our house. The house was in short sale so it felt like it took forever but now that we are here it was worth the wait. Our first house is in a better neighborhood than we thought for our price range, we are super blessed. Hubby is still in school and working part time. I am so thankful that I have a husband who is such a hard worker, I have to remind myself of that when I am feeling sorry for myself for having to do pretty much all the house chores by myself.

This February marks the second year of doing the bfc and having this blog. In the past two years hubby and I have gone through phases of being really good and not very good with the bfc. I can honestly tell you that we both feel and look much better when we are being really good. The bfc has changed how I look and think about carbs and sugar and fake sugar. Starting Monday hubby and I are going to be a little more strict with our diet we are going to do the fast track awhile. We have found that after the holidays we like to shake things up and for us after the super bowl is just the best time to cut back. I personally have found it helpful to be realistic about when is a good time to shake things up.

About a week and a half ago I celebrated my 30th birthday, it was a great day my Mom and I got pedicures together, I had a massage and the family came over to my folks house for some Mexican food. Hubby made a huge bowl of guacamole and I pretty ate as much of it as I could shove in my mouth. We also had margaritas made with refine margarita mix that I got at world market for $8.99. I remember Amber had a post awhile back about the refine mojito mix. The refine mixes are made with stevia instead of sugar, everyone thought it was good and I think it would be worth buying again. Last week my weight was up due to the combination of too many chips and margaritas, but I'm not worried. We got back on the wagon of being good and hubby took the rest of the chips to work.

Refine Margarita MixI guess that is pretty much all for now I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :)


  1. It is great to hear from you and I am glad you are both doing well. Have fun tomorrow. :-)

  2. Hi Katie! It's so good to see your post! I'm almost to the second year of doing the BFC also. It's amazing how much I've learned from when I first started. I think that getting stricter after the Superbowl is a good idea. The long winter months we can focus on good health without being tempted by the holidays and celebrations of the previous months. We are actually Eagles fans in this house, but I live in Maryland so you can imagine the Ravens mania around here!

  3. Katie, so good to here from you. I saw that recipe of Ree's on foodnetwork. I bet it will be a good appetizer. I am cheering for the Ravens, although living in Philly, we are Eagle fans for sure. I am determined to gt back to strick BFC this week too. I've gained since the holidays and I've been slipping up too much. Glad to hear all is going well with you and happy belated birthday!! XO

  4. Happy 30th birthday!
    I'm glad to see a post whenever you feel like it. I saw that appetizer on Ree's site too, I would love to know how yummy they were?
    My 2 year anniversary of BFC will be in March. I have learned a lot since then, especially how hard it is to maintain;)
    You can do this!

  5. Happy birthday, and good luck with Fast Track!