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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Scratch Saturday off the Calendar

I am really really naughty on Saturdays. It must have something to do with having the whole day to do with as we please (even though I always end up working), it leads to Chinese Food, Pizza, Cookies, and so on.

We managed to resist the Chinese Food, but we did have pizza and I had two pieces. No clue on the carb measurement, the family-owned restaurant couldn't tell me. It was a white pizza, though, with chicken and spinach, mozzerella and ricotta. So a couple sugars from the ricotta, and whatever was in the dough.

Then fresh baked Tollhouse cookies. Yup, no comment.

Then Blackberry schnapps and vanilla vodka. The schnapps had 8g sugar per 1oz, I don't know how much I had, I'm bad at eyeballing liquids. I had a 1:1 ratio in the bottom of a stemless wine glass, I'd say two fingers of that.

So there's my confession. We always get back to it on Sunday morning. My husband even threw out the leftover pizza so we wouldn't be tempted to 'not waste it'. Hopefully this weekend will be better, as I'm going to class that day (bo staff lesson PLUS regular martial arts training) and might feel motivated to keep up the good work. Hoping it doesn't impact the scale too much. My body had a serious "purge" yesterday after a return to the diet, so I'm hoping that was everything on its way out!

Sunday we made delicious "Cheater's Chowder" from a low carb recipe book I got. It uses Cauliflower and Turnips instead of potatoes. We ended up having to use parsnips because turnips aren't in season (I thought they were ALWAYS in season?), which added a touch more sugar, but all the ingredients rate a 1 on the glycemic index, so I'm not too worried and I'm calling it a 5/1 value per serving. It's delicious! My husband wasn't crazy about the resulting texture but I love it and I claimed all the leftovers!

Tonight we are making a chipotle marinade steak with a bearnaise sauce (and more chipotle sauce!) with asparagus on the side. I'm tempted to try the sweet chili green beans that Lauren just posted, but those seem like more of an Asian spicy flare. Maybe I can think of a way to adapt it and spice up the asparagus. I dunno, I really just like basic salt/pepper/garlicked asparagus. I suspect my husband will want something else on the side so I'm trying to think of ideas that won't bulk up the count.

Weigh in and reckoning tomorrow night. My stomach looked super flat this morning (I was admiring my abs after my shower) so I'm hoping my penance was waived this week.


  1. Sounds like you sure enjoyed your Saturday! LOL! I used to have weekends like that, before BFC. I am not sure what's different this time, I don't feel the urge to eat the high sugar foods anymore. Carbs are still a problem, which is why I'm avoiding wheat right now, but I still think of that as a temporary thing. I don't know. Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow!

  2. I wish MY stomach looked super flat! Wanted to tell you that I made the "bean" cake for my sons birthday today and all four boys and my husband and I liked it!! I couldn't resist telling them the secret ingredient after they'd finished it off. You can't taste them at all! You also could never tell that the cake had no sugar or flour! I only had a small sliver because I wasn't sure how many carbs would be in a real slice because of the black beans and cocoa.

  3. Jorge said in one of his videos when eating pizza just eat the stuff off the top and maybe just a bite or 2 of the crust. I used to love sweet drinks before, haven't had 1 in a LONG time.
    It's OK just shake it off and move on.
    Have a great day :-)

  4. What an amazing feeling to have a flat stomach!!! I have always had a little poochie under my belly button and I hope that with the bfc and exercise one day it will be gone. Have a great day :)