My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fixed it

We were grumpy tonight on the way home. I could hear the words "let's just get fast food" forming themselves out of the air between us.

Instead, what was said was "how about a burger patty melt on that light rye bread..?"

And now we are about to dig into two juicy toasty pepper-spicy grilled cheese, bacon and beef sandwiches!

I'm feeling really proud of us right now.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hooray for Flax!

Yesterday was the beginning of week three on the One Menu. My weigh in shows me as up three or four pounds for week 2. Grr! That puts me nearly back where I started. My husband was up 1.8 pounds, too.

But things are already changing! We both are opting, with week three, to swap the dinner carbs to the morning and start the day with Jorge's own flax muffin recipe. I'm doing that every day and Matt is alternating days.

Within 24 hours, I'm back to normal digestion, thank GOODNESS. Looking forward to the weigh in on January 21!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


I'm thinking of modifying the menu a bit to shift my carbs from evening to breakfast. I want to start my day off with the flax muffins again and see if that improves my results.

There are one or two good recipes (out of three) each week, but the daily menu itself is so heavily reliant on cheese and eggs I am not sure when it is I'm expected to have that "false fat purge" that we come to expect from the BFC.

I am slimming for sure, but I still have that bulge beneath my navel - and that's usually the first thing to go when I follow Jorge's plan!

I will continue to follow the 10/3 modified values of the One Menu plan, but I've gotta get away from the cheese. It's too much!

So when I go over the week 3 menu on Sunday morning I'm going to plan a rather different week, emphasis on Fiber, and try to work the cheese quantity down to half.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Little update

Husband's weigh in yesterday had him down 9.5 pounds! That was encouraging to him. /understatement

I have decided I do not like Brie in my eggs. Nor do I like breakfast sausage enough to eat it every day. Back to the scramble and bacon from last week, I think.

So many eggs.

Monday, January 07, 2013


After one week on the One Menu plan, I'm down 4 pounds.

We've planned to replace all Jorge's suggested carbs with fiber-loaded sources. Hopefully that will kick it into gear.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Eating out

One of the things listed in week two as an optional "eat out" meal was Kung Po chicken, so when friends asked us out to dinner last night at a local place, we took a chance and ordered one order of the Kung Po calamari to split. Delicious!

My husband also had Tom Yom soup which looked like a spicy broth with a piece of butterflied shrimp and some scallions. I took a sip and took a guess that it was probably a 0/0, but I'll look it up today.

I'm going to venture a guess that most spicy sauces (not sweet and spicy, just hot!) are the safer bets on a restaurant menu.

When in doubt, get shrimp, no sauce, a side of broccoli and brown rice. That was my back up plan as we drove toward the restaurant.

Tonight we are having steak and cauliflower, and I suspect my husband will have some flax toast with it. He's been sick after every meal almost, since we started the one menu plan, so we are adding the fiber back in. This week he's going to alternate breakfast between eggs one day and a flax muffin the next, have a turkey sandwich on flax bread each lunch, and then he's got 3/1 Stouffer's meal options in the freezer for when the one menu dinner doesn't excite him.

I'm going to try to continue sticking to the one menu, thankfully I like Brie, but I don't think I have time in the morning to make frittatas.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Yum, but hmm

Last night's dinner was a basil-stuffed chicken. It was delicious, but difficult to cook because of the thickness of the chicken breasts. Next time we make it we are thinking we just will serve the stuffing as a sauce over top of chicken breast strips instead of full pieces.

My husband is getting nauseous in the morning from all the eggs for breakfast, so I think Monday he will be returning to the normal BFC plan.

We are both concerned about the absence of fiber in this plan, but I'm going to stick with it and do the one menu plan for myself (I don't care if I eat the same thing for days on end, where my husband tires of things very quickly).

I do wish Jorge would lay off the pungent cheeses. :P

Weigh in for week one is Monday, so we will see how it did. I weighed myself on Wednesday and had gone up a half pound.