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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Staying Focused....

Hello to all my BFC friends,

I have to tell you it was H-O-T over here in southern California today. The control panel for our pool said it was 105 outside and 84 in the pool, that's like bath water. Anyways I just stayed inside with the dogs and the air conditioning on. I did manage to paint my nails again.

Its a shimmery beige color with the black shatter on top. I have to tell you it is getting harder to do my nails myself because of the Essential tremors that I have. Hubby was so sweet, he saw my hand shaking so bad and came over and tried to help finish filing my nails for me.

He keeps telling me to go and have them done, but after me getting that nail infection recently - I refuse. I told him it gives me a great satisfaction to do it myself, especially because of the tremors. I kind of feel proud that I actually did it. And look how much money I save?

I know it is hard to stay focused on the Belly Fat Cure at times. Like on the weekends when we attend parties or events with a lot of people around us. You always seem surprised that I hardly ever stray. I only take a couple bites of something and that's usually all.

I'll tell you the reason. I just weigh stuff out in my head. I have lost a total of 86lbs since starting the BFC. I just simply say to myself, 
"Do I want to eat this (whatever) kind of food that I used to eat all the time and LOVED , by the way? 
- OR - 
Do I want to look like this?" The way I do now...

Well I want to keep looking this way so I can never eat the way I did before. NEVER!!! I realize that now. If I do I will just get fat again - and I can't have that. I feel great!!  

Next time you get the urge to eat something bad and you know you cannot stop after 1-2 bites - then just remember what I said above.  Ask yourself: What Do I Really Want???

Monday I ate: breakfast; 2 oasis toast w/butter and Joseph's sugar free peanut butter, 2 eggs w/cheese, 2 turkey bacon, some berries, coffee, blah, blah, blah.  S-2/C-1
lunch; pita pizza w/ sara lee wheat pita, seeds of change pasta sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni, spinach salad w/ Amies sugar free dressing and bacon bits.  S-1/C-1
snack; celery w/Joseph's sugar free peanut butter
dinner; stir fry veggies w/a bit of Braggs, alfredo sauce and curry, and a handful of turkey sausage crumbles. and some chia pudding w/ rediwhip for desert.  S-5/C-2

Thanks for listening to me today. If there is anything I can do to help you achieve you goal, please let me know. Don't forget to visit my friends blogs on the list below.

Oh - Yeah and big hugs to you :-)

This is PurpleRosy signing off...

My thought for the day:

Embrace the New

Embrace the New Positive QuoteIt takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. Love the nails they are super cute. I agree we need to chose if we want to get big again and eat the food we used to love or embrace the bfc as a lifestyle. I've come to realize that eating less sugar changes your taste buds and all the garbage we used to eat doesn't even taste that good anymore. Have a great day!!! :)

  2. You are so right. I just have to remember to stop, take a breath and ask myself that question. I rush through life and I really believe if I could just slow down a bit, breathe slowly and focus my stress would be decreased. I am trying to get back into regular yoga classes. That always helped me stay calm and centered before. Your nails do look great! Hugs back to you! Oh, and thanks for answering my blog questions. Didn't get too many responses...just the usual girls, you, Kay, Dawn. I'll wait a bit more and post the responses. They were good answers!

  3. om Facebook:
    I keep checking your blog...for some reason I can't add a comment. But thank you for writing-it's an uplift to me. I think you added a comment to another blog about not giving up - even if you've had an off day. I had an off Sunday, but got back on yesterday. I feel good about that! I'm sorry to hear about your tremmors--but your nails look good. It's fun to add extra color to our life. Take Care-Jeri

  4. Rosalie-Thank you for the inspiring thoughts for the day!!
    Pattie-I am really missing my yoga classes. We had an instructor who came here to our office to give classes but she just moved to North Carolina. So, we are on hiatus until they can find someone new.

  5. Great advice again from a BIG LOSER:) I am sorry about your tremors:( I know it is probably scary to you. We are here if you need to vent!
    Have a great day today!

  6. I know how you feel... I have been going up and down with the scale and only been with BFC a few months. I hope to lose as much as you! It is sad to think of the things we can't have, but I think that the end result is worth it...but it's HARD sometimes. I read your blog but do not "follow" it in the literal sense (by being a member), so there's probably a lot of us reading that you don't know about! Also- could anyone give me the Italian recipes from Jorge's email? I don't have a Facebook account and don't really want to create one just for that... thanks!

  7. I think you did an excellent job on your nails! I agree that staying focused is the only way to stay successful. I've failed with weight loss so many times, and it always starts with letting your guard down and eating something you know you shouldn't 'just this once.'

    I know that I will never be able to eat 'like everyone else.' Because you know what 'everyone else' looks like? Not like THIS! :)

  8. I would also like the Italian recipes as I do not have a Facebook either. Thanks! Great blog!

  9. I think about you a lot when I get frustrated about my slow weight loss. I then think about how you kept at it and even though it took a long time, it did eventually come off. Hopefully I will have similar results. When I was younger the weight seemed to come off a lot faster!

  10. Hi Rosalie! Still having trouble finding your daily post on your blog but I did what Pattie recomended & went through my dashboard so hopefully I will be able to post this.
    I used to get my nails done too & decided in May to stop having them done. $30 every 2 weeks got to be pricey. My nails grow well on their own and I just am taking really good care of them now & supplementing with a hair & nails vitamin that seems to be working great.
    It is frustrating to work really hard at this and not see any results but keeping at it in the long run it does finally catch up with you and the payoff is amazing in a smaller you!
    Thanks for your inspiration girl!


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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.