Monday, September 27, 2010

Its been a great two years!!!

First I just wanna say I have enjoyed blogging!!  Its helped me make some goals and new blogger friends. : )  Today is a new day on my diet and I have set forth to try to lose at least 10 lbs. per month as a new goal and see how close I can come to achieving this goal.  

Today is mine and my hubbys anniversary, today we have been married two years!!  Its been hard at times but every hard time has been worth the amazing times with my wonderful husband.  My soulmate, my best friend!!  I love him so dearly.  

So here I set forth on a new year in my marriage and new goals in my life.  Here I am come new way of life, back to the BFC.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 5 and I am not giving up!

Here I am onto week five.  I had a whole weekend of cheating meals and realized even when I was losing weight slowly on the BFC probably due to my thyroid issue I felt better then I do when I ate the carb filled/sugar filled foods.  Yea it was nice to have that junk food in the process of eating it, but after wards I was sorry I ate it.  I had stomach pains and just felt totally guilty I was giving in to my diet plan.  I am going to try to stick to the BFC and maybe mix it in with the South Beach and try to jump start the diet with extremely low carbs the first two weeks to eliminate my cravings again.  Good luck to everyone still staying strong on their diet.  I am proud of those who have stuck to it.  I know I can too, I just got discouraged for a while but with all of your kinds words in response to my last blog post, I feel like I should give it another attempt. 



Friday, September 17, 2010

Week 4 Not going so good....

Well so far week 4 isn't going so well :(

Not sure what is wrong, but I have been eating healthy.  I don't even eat the total amount of carbs and most times I believe I am eating the right good high fiber carbs and nothing is happening to my weight so far this week.  :(  I am very sad and discouraged.  I don't know if I should try South Beach or Atkins just for something different for a while and then come back to BFC or what.  I have had a total stall and I should not be having one.  Right now I am at 208 and still have lots of weight to lose before I reach my goal of 140.  It should come off cause I have hardly cheated at all.  Just last Sunday but Monday started a new week and I have been eating healthy since then.  Maybe its because things don't pass through me correctly.  I don't really know.  Sorry for the venting, but I just needed to whine to someone.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I read an article one time in Women's Day magazine about the benefits of chlorophyll and thought I would share.  



Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

True enough, chlorophyll has been seen to provide health benefits to those who take them. It has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Here are some of the known chlorophyll benefits:

• It has been seen to help in the growth and repair of tissues.

• Chlorophyll helps in neutralizing the pollution that we breathe in and intake everyday - a good supplement for smokers

• It efficiently delivers magnesium and helps the blood in carrying the much needed oxygen to all cells and tissues.

• It is also found to be useful in assimilating and chelating calcium and other heavy minerals.

• It had been seen to have a good potential in stimulating red blood cells to improve oxygen supply.

• Along with other vitamins such as A, C and E, chlorophyll has been seen to help neutralize free radicals that do damage to healthy cells.

• Chlorophyll is also an effective deodorizer to reduce bad breath, urine, fecal waste, and body odor.

• It may reduce the ability of carcinogens to bind with the DNA in different major organs in the body.

• Chlorophyll may be useful in treating calcium oxalate stone ailments

• It possesses some anti-atherogenic activity as well.

• It can be used to treat infected wounds naturally.

• These are only a few of the multitude benefits that chlorophyll can do to the body.

• It has antimutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties so that it may be helpful in protecting your body against

toxins and in reducing drug side effects.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hear I come Week 4

Even though I had no lose during week 3, I won't let that discourage me from keep on going. : )  I started to have a lose of 2 lbs. on Friday but over the weekend, I made a series of bad carb and sugar choices because my schedule was off.  I know I probably could have found something healthy to eat, but I chose not too.  And that is my goal this week to find the healthy choice even though all those bad choices are in front of me.  When I was at apple bees I didn't need the french fries, but I ate them.  When I was at the movie theater, I didn't need the peanut m&m's but I ate them.  So I evened out back with the 2lbs. I had lost because of these extra choices of bad carbs and sugars.  And to tell you the truth, I felt better when I ate the healthier choice then when I ate this junk food this weekend.  So next weekend, I need to plan my food schedule better.
What kinda things do you all eat on the weekends to help you get through the two days?  I find it easier to follow the plan when I am at work and I don't have the whole house to just snack on finding whatever is in the pantry.  I did rid most of my bad choices out of the pantry, but there are still some things I should not eat in there.

Good luck everyone with the upcoming week! : )

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Added New Tabs

Okay so I FINALLY figured out how to add tabs on this thing.  I have been trying to figure it out for a while now.  Anyways I thought when I tried something different then my usually same old thing, I would post a recipe and picture to share my ideas.  I saw a couple other bloggers have tabs with recipes so I said hey I could do that too.  : )

Some good quotes I wanted to share!

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."

"When you expect success, your mind focuses on success. "

Fiber !!

So let me ask, does anyone have a problem when they eat too much fiber?  Maybe this is one of those TMI post but let me say yesterday I had approx. 25 g of fiber and late at night I was in alot of stomach pain.  Like the amount of pain where you have to sit very still.  It almost felt like a cramp or you know when you get a charlie horse and your foot gets stuck in that stiff position.  Well this is how I felt, but it was my stomach.  It was awful so today I am not having that much fiber. 

Yesterday I ate 2 Healthy life wheat bread with peanut butter for breakfast, then lunch I had a salami and cheese wrap on a wheat tortilla, and dinner I had rueben wraps on two tortillas.  Maybe it was all those breads and tortillas and no veggies?  Mmmm I am not sure.  Just wondered if anyone ever experienced this?  Maybe as my body gets use to the amount of fiber, I will adjust.  I did drink approx. 64 oz of water so I know that shouldn't have been the problem.  Anyways sorry if its too much info.  But I had to ask....

Happy Wednesday everyone!! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yay this week was a success!

Okay so yay this week was a success.  Last week I ended at 213.2 and now yesterday I weighed in at 208.2 :) woooooohooo!!!  That's five whole pounds.  I am super excited.  Let's see what I can do this week.

DOWN 5 lbs.!!!!!! (I am sooooo doing my happy dance)

You know what I found helpful is to buy those little individual Tupperware that have divided slots for like a meat or salad, and a veggie.  I usually pack my leftovers for lunch the next day at the office and it works perfect! :)

Some examples of what I ate are as follows:

Most mornings I just had 2 pieces of Healthy Life Toast with 16g for two slices and no sugars with 2 tbsp of Jif Peanut butter  (So this meal is 23g carbs/2g sugars)
Weekends I make a more plentiful breakfast consisting of eggs, ready to serve sausage (make sure its not the maple syrup one because to much sugar, I just use Jimmy Dean Heat N Serve original)  Bacon, and again Healthy life toast.

If I don't have leftover from dinner, then I usually mix up some tuna or chicken salad with mayo, onion, and celery and put on top of either my own salad or a Wendy's side or Cesar salad.  Or I have a low carb wrap (which I found one called OLE Xtreme Wellness only 9g carb, 5g fiber, 0 sugar per tortilla and put salami & cheese or another type of lunch meat.

Usually I have one fresh veggie, like sauteed zucchini with a tiny bit of soy sauce to make it taste super yummy, a salad (spring mix lettuce is the best), and chicken or fish.  I try to vary this up as much as I can, but the simpler the better, because then I think the more extravagant of the meal we will tend to become lazy and not stick to it.  At least I know that is how I am.

Let me reccommend some helpful sites.
Fat Secret is good to make a profile page on and track your food, because it tracks your nutrients where most only track calories.  Also it has tons of recipes people have submitted for the Belly Fat Cure.  Check it out.  I have used quite a bit of yummy recipes from there. : ) 
This is another helpful blog, don't know if you all are familiar with or not.  Its mainly only low carb but in place of sugars where they say add, we can always use truvia or one of our known sweeteners we are allowed.  Has anyone ever heard of Oopsie bread :)  Try the recipe: 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Try this!!! Found something new

So I found this flavored water at Kroger's yesterday here in Georgia in the 10 for $10 box!!! Great find :)  See the nutrition info:
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size 8 fl oz
Servings Per Container Approx 2.5
Amount per serving:
Total Fat
Total Carb
Dietary Fiber
Ingredients: Ultra Premium Water, Organic Agave Nectar, Natural Organic Mango Acai Flavor and Citric Acid. 

I was very excited when I saw this because I am always looking for something a little more flavorful then just plain water.  I like to have some juice at times but they are always filled with artificial sweetners.  I know there is Sobe or Vitamin water, but I believe they have more carbs or sugars in them then this.  Anyways I just wanted to share my find.  Hopefully all the Krogers have this special going on right now.  : )  If not here is the website.  They have a TWIST locate on there site so maybe if not Kroger's you can find another store in your area.
Hope every has a wonderful Labor Day weekend!! 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Have you heard off...

I would just like to introduce a site I found, I am not sure if others know about it or not.  Its called FatSecret.  Its a pretty cool site where we can track what we eat and find other recipes.  You can even choose the diet BFC.  When setting up just choose Jorge Cruise Belly Fat Cure and it will group you will other dieters on the same diet.  You can even search recipes that pertain to a certain diet.  Pretty cool!!  I have been on this site for a while but when I went off my diet, I stopped using it.  But now that I have started again, I like to post what I eat so I can see the amount of carbs, sugars, calories I am eating.  I invite everyone to check it out.  If you search for a buddy (my name is linmi21)  : )  Hope I see some of you there. : )