I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
Now I continue to write this blog for you to offer Support, Weight loss tips, and Healthy Recipes.

I'm Not Dieting - I've Changed My Lifestyle

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Give yourself a NEW YOU!!

Hello my BFC friends,

I was on Facebook yesterday and was tagged in a few pictures of a friend of mine. It was my old neighbors, the husbands birthday party from the summer of 2009. That was 6 months before I started the Belly Fat Cure.

I am not sure why she posted these pictures so long after they were taken, but I saw them and my mouth flew open and my hand went over my mouth. I was in total and utter shock!! I actually started crying and to tell you the truth I still may not have recuperated.

I never knew that I looked like that. Neither did my Hubby. When I showed them to him he said the same thing. He came downstairs from a nap and he said I looked like someone had died. He said he got scared and I showed them to him and cried. He said he loved me anyways and it didn't matter what I looked like.

I want you to understand that I never really looked at myself I guess before. I only looked from the waist up in the mirror and when I saw a picture of me I usually deleted them. I just looked at myself downwards and never in a full mirror.

So when I saw the OLD me, I was completely shocked and NEVER realized that I looked SO BIG to others. I posted the picture on the side for my new before picture.

I did it even though it is so painful for me to look at, so that you can all have hope and know that this really does work. If you do it right YOU TOO can do the same thing I did and give yourself a NEW YOU!!

What I ate:
breakfast; 2 french toast made with Oasis bread, unsweetened almond breeze milk, 2 turkey bacon, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, coffee, blah, blah, blah.  S-5/C-1
lunch; cauliflower crust pizza w/ pesto sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni, veggie straws & sour cream.  S-3/C-1
snack; chia seed pudding (on recipe page)  S-0/C-1
dinner; meatballs, brocolli, alfredo sauce. rediwhip.  S-3/C-0
breakfast; 2 eggs, 2 turkey bacon, smart & delicious wheat tortilla w/cheese and avocado inside, mixed berries, coffee, blah, blah, blah.  S-4/C-1
lunch; turkey wrapped w/string cheese inside, popcorn (we were at the movies) S-0/C-2
dinner; spinach salad w/asiago cheese, bacon bits, cesar dressing, buffalo wings.  S-1/C-0

Thats all for now, Thanks for listening to me today. Lots of love to all. Don't forget my list of my friends blogs below.

This is PurpleRosy Signing off.....

My thought for the day:

Brand New Ending

Brand New Ending Positive QuoteThough no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. I so relate Rosalie,. I have often went out thinking I look good, and then I see a photo and just cringe. I guess we have a distorted view of ourselves and we don't see the real way we look. You look great now and that's al that matters. Don't look back only forward. Sending you hugs!

  2. I too can relate! I have been going through old photos to post on my blog, and realizing that I really *was* big, and that I really *have* come a long way. It just doesn't feel like it sometimes because it's taken so long.

    I want to apologize, as well. Being a 'newbie' blogger, I have responded to some of your comments on my blog in the comments on my blog. I realize now that you don't have a way (that I know of) to see those comments unless you re check the comments of that particular post. Silly me! Two comments in particular I wanted to mention- you asked if I would make a video of the oopsie cakes, but I didn't make them up, so that falls out of your video guidelines, and the other comment you had was about my weight goal. You wondered how tall I am, and thought my goal of 129 seemed small. I actually have a small body frame(if you measure my wrist), and I am 5'4". My weight range is 110-145 according to the BMI. 129 is halfway, which I thought was good considering I have muscles. I am more concerned with body fat percentages at this point, though, so I recognize that I don't have many more pounds to take off. Especially since muscle weighs more than fat. Sorry about the log post. :)

  3. when your pics came up on facebook i thought that you were pretty even back then. i'm glad you've lost weight because of your health and you look great. i don't think you'll gain it back because you haven't starved yourself and this plan is doable for life.

  4. We are all so hard on ourselves,even at your bigger weight I can see you always took care of yourself and you looked beautiful.I for one have seen pics of myself and I am so ashamed that I ever let myself get so big. I guess when I was raising my 3 kids I always thought that later I would take care of myself and here I am 61 yrs old and still fighting to get this weight off.

  5. I showed my husband the pic's and he said "WoW!!" You haven't changed in the prettiness of your face, but your body sure has changed!
    Thank you Rosie...for being who you are!

  6. Thank u....for always sharing from ur heart.....refreshing

  7. Rosalie, I have been reading your blog for awhile now, and want to tell you what an inspiration you are. I think we have all at times adapted a defense mechanism in self-perception. Don't be so hard on yourself...you are (and were) lovely inside and out, a sentiment obviously shared by your husband. Thank you for sharing, and be proud of what you have accomplished!

  8. I still think of myself as that nearly 30 pound heavier woman- I find it shocking to be doing laundry and have to check the size of jeans to see if they are my own or my daughter's because we are only one size apart- and I always describe her as "tiny" (size 2 & athlete.) Just last week I was describing her and said that she's really tiny and got "smaller than you?"-- I still don't think of myself that way. I need to change that and be proud of who I am today!! Love your blog!!


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.