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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weigh In: Week 17 and Valentines

I lost 1.5lbs this week on Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure Carb Swapping Program. (Boy, that's a mouth full) That is 34.5lbs total lost, and 5.5lbs to my goal weight of 156. The light at the end of the tunnel is shining so bright, it almost hurts my eyes!
I want to mention, I have not exercised in the last 3 weeks, except twice I've done Wii Fit Boxing and Hula Hoop. With my move and being just a little sick, I didn't have the energy or the time for my big hikes/runs. My kids are off school this week, so I won't have 3 seconds to myself this week either. But when I start again next week I will be curious to see how it affects my weight loss.
I hope you all had some great 85% Dark Chocolate for Valentines Day! My Husband, in all his awesome geekiness, had no idea it was Valentines (isn't there an App for That?). But my boys, 5 and 8, woke me up bright and early at 7am on Sunday morning with handmade cards and lots of hugs and kisses. They were so sweet and excited! I had bought Chocolate muffins for the kids already and the Husband redeemed himself by making pancakes for breakfast. Of course, I partook in none of this and made my Pumpkin Oatmeal for the 120th time (or so it seemed). I really didn't mind. The smell of pancakes and syrup used to cause cravings, but not now. Strangely my morning coffee with cream and Benefiber is so good, it feels like a treat! Weird, right? I have certainly learned to eat differently then the rest of my family. As I've said, I'm the only one in the house on a diet. The of rest of them are skinny little things! I guess I was eating up all the bad food, and leaving none for them! ;-) (Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean...) But I am being much more careful with my kids and their sweets. Limiting them to just one, instead of a few, and having them much less often. But they are growing kids, and I'm not turning into the crazy Mom quite yet, who says they can't have any sugar at all. Moderation is the key I think! Other sweet gift I got for Valentines was Sister M totally buying into this plan. It seemed easy, right? But what you didn't know is that I have been working nonstop to get her on the BFC since October! I am persistent if nothing else!! What about you? Have you converted the rest of you household to the Belly Fat Cure?


  1. Hi, Amber. I just finished reading your entire blog. I'm about to start the BFC program and your posts have been very helpful and informative. I wish you luck with those last few pounds!
    Frankly, I'm trying to decide if I should attempt to sign up for Jorge's new Coaching program, and I figured your thoughts on actually going through it might help. Still on the fence...
    One thing I WILL do, I think, is blog about it. I can see how posting regularly about my successes will help me see where I've been.
    Thank you for all helpful tips and encouragement. And good luck to SisterM, too. I'm sort of in the same boat as she is.


  2. Hi Amber,

    My husband has not been doing the BFC with me as far as counting carbs and sugar. He has been reducing his sugar intake (less of it in the house because of me), has been exercising and eating smaller meals. As a result, he has lost 20lbs since late December. He just tried Almond Breeze yesterday and he really likes it!


  3. Hi Amber,
    I found your blog too, the other week on Jorge's facebook page, and have really enjoyed reading through it. I bought the BFC book about a month ago and was so happy to find your blog and all the great information and reviews you have posted. Mostly though, you have inspired me to take this program more seriously and really commit to making it a lifestyle change. Like Linda above, I am also considering the new coaching program (depending on cost) but regardless, have also decided to start my own blog as I can see the benefit to myself and others (accountability, support, information sharing). Just want to say thanks for the motivation and congratulations to you and your sister on your well deserved success! Wish me luck!

    ~Lexi ;)

  4. Holy cow Kim! Why do men have it so easy with weight loss it seems? Sister M got her BFC care packet I sent and Im hoping she will try a Jay Robb shake with the Unsweetened Almond Milk too.

    Lexi & Linda - I wish you best of luck in class and on your blogs! This blog kept me true during hard weeks. I couldnt imagine coming back and writing "Well I went off the plan because I had to eat cherry pie and Christmas cookies, I just had too do it". At the bottom right of my blog you will see "My Favorite BFC Blogs". Those are the blogs of my classmates. Most do not regularly write now, but Candice has a great one with recipes. These people were great support and help during the class (I miss you guys if youre still reading!). I will say that my buddy and I (we made ourselves buddies, nobody assigned us) had losses that were high for the class. So remember, I am just one (extremely determined) example.

  5. Thanks, Amber. I'll check out the other blogs, too.

    Lexi - If you're looking for an accountability buddy.......

  6. It's me again! I decided to forego the personal coaching, and just signed up for the menus and bonus material. I might have been able to justify the cost if it was a 12-week program, but $397 for 6 weeks is a bit too much for me to handle. So, I will muddle through on my own - with the help of blogs such as yours. Wish me luck!

  7. I also found your blog on Jorge's FB page and find it very inspirational. I am in a similar situation that you were in - 39 w/two kids, never lost the 'baby' weight (my youngest is almost 8!). I have about 45 lbs to lose and I'm more determined than ever to lose a good chunk of it before my 40th bday in May. I'm trying to be realistic about it and do not expect the 4-9 lbs a week. Like Lexi said above, I really want this to be a lifestyle change for me, not a diet. I have bookmarked your blog, so I will be visiting often!!

  8. Hey everybody!
    Just wanted to let you know I decided, again like Linda above (I swear I'm not copying you! ;) LOL) that I am going to just go for menu and bonus material too. But I really think that blogging my progress and relying on support of others working through the program will help me through. SO, that being said, I guess I need to get my blog up and running and, Linda, yes, I would love for you to be my accountability buddy. I need all the accountability I can get! Thanks again Amber for your wonderful blog! I'm excited to get serious about this! YAY!

    Lexi ;)

  9. Lexi - my email is: harpjockey@gmail.com