I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
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I'm Not Dieting - I've Changed My Lifestyle

Friday, March 14, 2014

If It Ain't Broke...

Hello My Peeps,

What's UP? How is everybody? Well as of this morning I got 4 out of that 6 lbs back off. I was 150 this morning. I am 5' 7" and my lifelong goal is to be no higher than 152 and no lower than 145. So last Saturday when I was 154 I kind of freaked a little.

Yeah - Yeah I am a bit SPAZZY with the weighing EVERY day. But if you had worked as hard as I did to get off 90 whole lbs - you would probably be doing the same thing to make DAMN SURE it stays off. If I don't check constantly, how will I know? I might get too relaxed and then be up 3lbs, then 5, then 10 then before you know it - 20 or more!!

Stay on top of it - is all I have to say...

If you are trying to lose, just know that I got here by being very strict. I never took cheat days or even a cheat meal... NEVER!! I never do now. I DO just eat a couple extra bites of something when we go out now.  But I know that I MUST keep eating NOW the same way I did to lose all the weight. WHY CHANGE??

If It Ain't BROKE??
SOOOO as some of you might know, I am 55 years old now and have still gotten my monthly - well - until now. Maybe - fingers crossed. My last one was the middle of January. Here's to hopin anyways.

SO I know that a lot of the things I am going thru is from that. My moodiness, middle-heimers, (memory problems, weight fluctuating, and of course - little to no sleep. And YES I have had stuff checked and I refuse to take an addictive pill every night to sleep. I will find a way.

I DON'T feel perfect in any way. I see so many flaws when I look in the mirror, That happens when you were a size 20 to a now 6. You always feel fat - no matter what. BUT I do realize how luck I am to find this way of eating. I think I look really good for a 55 year old NOW.

The weather has been GREAT over here. I hope you all have a great weekend no matter what the weather and no matter where you are.

Thanks for listening - This is PurpleRosy signing off...

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. One of the things I have done is take magnesium and calcium at night. Sometimes I drink Sleepy time Extra tea before bed. Something I've read about is a detox bath before bed with Epsoms salt and some drops of lavender oil. Hope you find something that helps you.

    1. I always take magnesium and calcium at night and I have tea that's supposed to help make you drowsy - have done and tried everything.

  2. Maybe you need to fix the problem, but first you need to find out what the problem is and not blindly try supplements. I'm sure it's a hormonal problem (whether it's menopause, adrenal fatigue or both)........ Functional medicine/Naturopath or anti aging doctors do saliva testing which is far more accurate than blood testing. Your choices are to get the testing and fix the problem (probably with bioidenticals, supplements and nutrition) or to suffer and never sleep again! Just sayin! You know I've had trouble sleeping and I tried every supplement on the market AND every prescription possible. Turns out it was Adrenal fatigue which caused hypoglycemia at night (Im also hypothyroid and have PCOS....Ie whacked hormones)....Others with Adrenal fatigue have low cortisol in the morning (when it's supposed to be high) and high levels at night when it's supposed to be low. You will never know and can't take the right supplement until you find out. I've suffered with this for years and years and years and regular MD's just offered antidepressants, antianxiety meds and sleeping pills (trying to fix the symptom and not the problem) You have a list of blogs that you follow and several of these blog owners do this testing.
    PS--My sleeping still isn't perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than it was.

  3. In my humble opinion, I believe your ups & downs with sleep, weight, etc. are due to your hormonal up & downs right now. What is it they say "Been There, Down That?" I am 66 and went through "the change" earlier than usual b/c of a complete hysterectomy in my 40's. Had uterus & both ovaries removed. Set me into a tail spin and had the same symptoms you are experiencing due to menopause. I was on hormones for many years and finally got off of those a few years ago. I feel for you going through this, but if there is any satisfaction....it will eventually get better. Wish I could be more positive, but it is a bear to go through and feel for you. I take a low dosage of antidepressant called Celexa and has been a God send for me, but meds are not for everyone. If I were you, I would consult with my physician (you may already have done that though) or talk to top notch nutritional expert. From what you have mentioned before, you are not real happy with your job and that can sure cause the stress that interrupts your sleep, etc. Here's hoping you find some relief. Know it's not easy! You have done some amazing things in your life losing all the weight and keeping it off and being an inspiration to others, and that in itself, IS AMAZING!!!!

  4. Hi Rosalie, your posts are always so encouraging! When I was peri-menopausal I couldn't sleep and it was AWFUL and made me crabby, yuk! Now I'm post menopausal and I sleep pretty good - so hang in there, hopefully it's just this phase of menopause. So happy for you that you have a job and are learning so many new things, how cool! As always, thanks for your inspiring 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.