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Monday, April 26, 2010

Weigh in: Week 27 and I'm Shocked!

I realized this week that I have been on the Belly Fat Cure for 6 months now! That is by far the longest I have ever "been on a diet". I think it has really moved beyond a diet now, and truly is a lifestyle. I am very true to the plan, sticking with an S/C Value of 5/2 per meal and 15/6 per day max, but I was still a little shocked when I weighed in today... I lost 3 lbs this week. That is a total of 43.5 lbs lost and that puts me a 152.5. I am just a few pounds from my new goal weight. I noticed this week that when buying something that I weigh less than the fudged weight on my drivers license!

I weighed and was happy with what I saw, but it took me doing some math to figure out it was 3 lbs. A few weeks ago I had gained 3 lbs and that got me all confused. I actually had to read old blog posts and use a calculator to figure it out! I think that is good, and shows I'm not totally obsessed on the number on the scale all week... just one day of the week! Once I get to my new goal weight of 149, I'm looking forward to not standing on a scale so much.

The same week I gained weight, I fell while running and cut my hand. There was also a pain in my lower leg that was starting to intensify after running. It had been there for about a month and I'm pretty sure it was a stress fracture. So I've been taking it easy the last three weeks on my hiking/running and just started back into it regularly. Today I went, and it was hard and I couldn't run as much of as I could before. BUT my leg didn't hurt at all, so I think I'm all healed up. Keeping up a good exercise schedule is very difficult, about as difficult as staying 100% true to a diet I realized today. I do the same trail twice a week which is between 7.5 - 8.25 miles, I just try and to run more of it each time.

Lots of Jorge news too. This weekend I'm going to meet Jorge! (How pissed will I be if I don't actually "meet" Jorge? Very... but I'm going anyways) Please email me if you are going to be there too and want to meet up! He also has a new book available for pre-order on Amazon.com. I was able to get a preview of the book, I know some of you did too. It is basically Sugar, Carbohydrate, Fiber grams and the calculated S/C Value for thousands of items. There is a brief forward that also talks a bit about the Belly Fat Cure. A while back Sister M recommended the Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter Book for this same purpose. Looks like Jorge saw the same big gap in the book market too! He is also working on something called the Belly Fat Cure Fast Track, which a small group is doing with him right now and Amazon.com has listed as a future book too. It appears to be a more extreme version of the BFC, but I don't want to give any details until I know more on the program.


  1. Wow Amber you continue to be an inspiration! Congrats on your loss! AMAZING!!!!!!!

  2. Whoohoo on the loss and, yeah, you can be plenty pissed if you don't "meet" him. Yell your weight loss number if you have to!


  3. I look forward to your posts weekly - Congratulations!! Really if you do not meet Jorge there are going to be a lot of pissed off followers of yours. I'm looking forward to the info you will be able to share with us. By the way - what if anything did you do different this week?

  4. This is my first time posting a comment. I really like your blog and feel encouraged to stay on this "diet" even though the weight loss has been really slow. Even though I feel like I have stuck to the 5/2 for each meal (usually lower on the sugar)and have started the probiotics 910 days now0 and increased my fiber, I have not lost in two weeks. Before that I was losing about a lb a week (not exactly the huge weight losses Jorge "promises"). I have lost 9 lbs (and 3 lbs of that was on another diet) and have 40 more to lose. Any advice?

  5. Way to go! Thrilled Sister "M" is back. I am with Lisa, slow, but making progress. Down 10, but up 2 when I slid off the wagon.
    Hope you come back with some new ideas, Sure do miss you when your gone........Sally

  6. Amber - where is the video of your food choices for BFC, like where you show the Fiber One has sucralose in it? I have been looking on your site.
    I need to let someone from Facebook discussion board know.
    Thanks for ALL your information

  7. YAY AMBER! You look (and must feel) amazing! Hope you have a great time in San Diego. Wish I could be there to tweet up. You inspire daily me to think twice about sugar...that always sticks with me. Thank you for that!