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

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Don't Miss That Stuff Anymore.........

Hello My Friends,

I am overwhelmed with all the comments that you all left on my last post. OK so I got to 150, lets see how many days I can keep it there. LOL. You know us women...our weight goes up and down like 2lbs every day.
All the support and love is so great. I didn't do any special and you all can do the same thing. It just takes a lot of willpower and determination that I know you all have.

For now, I am not going to do anything different than I do now. Maybe just eat a carb with dinner every now and then. I really love this way of eating and don't miss that other stuff anymore like I thought I would.

Yesterday, Hubby said " So what do you want to do now that you reached your goal? Eat 1 chili cheese fry?" I told him no.

In the beginning:
We always said when I reach 200lbs I'm gonna go out and eat some chili cheese fries, like about 3 bites.
That never happened.

We said when I reach 175lbs we're gonna go out and have sushi. (No more of that cause of the white rice.)
That never happened.

By me having that kind of way of thinking, and if I actually gave into it I would have really messed myself up. I'm glad I never did those things.

Did you know.....

That 1 cup of most lettuce has at least 1 gram of sugar
I never thought lettuce had sugar and didn't even look it up!
1 oz. of blueberries has 3 grams of sugar
strawberries is about 1 gram of sugar each
1 med. stalk of celery 1 gram of sugar
And Celery - who even knew that it had sugar in it??

But on the other hand....

Both raspberries and blackberries 1 oz. has 1 gram of sugar

That's why I only ate blackberries and raspberries as far as fruit. Until only lately I started eating blueberries too. I am not gonna do that any more. Too much sugar!!

Maybe I knew this stuff in the beginning when I first started the BFC and forgot over time. For the first 2-3 months I had that book at my hip and looked in it at least 5 times a day.

I am posting this stuff so we can be aware of the sugars that we don't think are there.

I like how all the stuff is in the back of Jorge's book, The Belly Fat Cure, but he does not really break it down exactly. I think he should have put the exact S/C in all foods. And remember, just because it is in the back of the book, does not mean that we should eat it. He puts stuff there so you can see the difference.

There is a website that I refer to a lot called: NutritionData.com . It will tell you the nutritional values in most items.
There is a app I have on my android phone called: Calorie counter by Fat Secret I think. It looks like a yellow scale. That has saved me more than you even know. You can look up foods at restaurants before you order and eat. Very Handy.

Hubby used to get embarrassed at me for asking 20 questions in restaurants before I would order anything and I would ALWAYS tell everybody that I was on a low sugar diet. He would roll his eyes as soon an I would start talking. He's over it now and is proud of me. I know we hate that word - DIET. But honestly that is the easiest way to explain what I am doing to others.

Thanks for listening to me today. I love you all, TRULY! Don't forget to join my blog and all the others on the list below so we can SUPPORT each other in good days and BAD ones.

This is PurpleRosy signing off....

My thought for the day:


Persistence Positive QuoteIn the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence. 

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. My first thought when reading this was, that I have sushi almost once a week. We have sushi Wednesday with our neighbors. We have some sashinmi and some rolls. I figued the rice, which is white is minimal,but figured at least 2 carbs when I eat it. I know it's white, but it's one of the things I can't live without. I try to eat the sashimi dishes as much as I can. Our place won't make it with brown rice because it's not traditional.

    I realize your point though. It all adds up and you have to account for it. Point taken Roasalie!! Hugs from me to you!

  2. I think that celery's sugar was one of the first things that blew me away at the beginning. I went around telling people 'look, even CELERY has sugar in it!'

    I went to sushi yesterday- first time since BFC, and I am proud to say that I ordered sashimi. It was sooo good, and I was so proud of myself! The deciding factor for me was that I was pretty sure that I'd get a carb rush afterwards, and it wasn't worth it! I am happy with myself.

    I think keeping on your current path is the wisest choice for now. an extra carb every day might backfire. keep doing what you like.

  3. There is a blessing in not eating some foods:)
    Rosie, the reason that I hate to write down what I really eat, is that it is probably not good for people to think they can eat it and still lose. What you eat is what we all should eat. I know that, but I follow my own drum beat. I will either lose all the way down, or be begging you for advice again!!!
    Either way, I know you will be there for me with a firm hand of experience!
    You are the good example, I am the bad example! We are actually headed out to KFC and I do not get the grilled chicken:( But...I don't get cole slaw and I don't eat the biscuit. Again, huge savings for me from what I have done in the past.

  4. WOW! Thats amazing that after all those mini goals you never gave in & rewarded yourself with those foods. I think that I probably would have. I gave up pop for lent & actually, found that it was easy to let go of, and then Easter rolled around & I told hubby to stop & buy me a diet moutain dew at the store & I remember that first sip was nasty! I stayed off of it for a few more weeks, then hubby bought me a few 6 paks of it & I got "back on the sauce" again. (sigh) I sent him to the store tonite wo buy me some Sobe lifewater & gave him the specific flavors that I like to buy. Hopefully he will get the right stuff. Anyways, he asked me if I wanted him to buy me some more dew & I said no, just the Sobe. Gonna try getting off of it again.
    Thanks for all your inspiration & wisdom. We all love & appreciate you! Im so glad I came back to blogging. I have missed you & all the other gals.
    Have a great day!

  5. I think I'm a bit like you in that I don't want to give in,even a little bit, and risk getting out of "sync" with the diet. For me, I feel like I'm starting to get the rhythm of the diet down and it's kind of getting easier. I don't want to mess it up. I am tracking my foods now with "my fitness pal" that Dawn uses and have noticed how much my veggies at dinner add into my sugar count. But I'd rather get my sugar in something that has some nutritional value at least! I'm sure glad you're going to stay blogging even though you've reached your goal!

  6. I bet after all you have done the chilli cheese fries wouldn't feel very good in your stomach. It's so crazy that celery has sugar, go figure. Have a great weekend :)

  7. Rosalie, I have to say congrats on making it to your goal.... I knew you would make it with all that determination you have. I was just thinking the same thing about the veggies we eat. I never thought they had sugars like that either boy was I ever wrong. I pays to go back and look at the book every now and then so we dont lose sight of those things.

  8. AWESOME on reaching your goal!! congrats!! Yea I wish fruits weren't so high in sugars, but now that you have reached your goal, can't you add them back in per Jorge?


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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.