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.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I have had the hardest time getting back to good BFC behavior. I got very thrown off by the hurricane last month and I spent the entire month being good for breakfast and lunch and then eating whatever sounded good for dinner.

My husband has decided that, while he's going to try and make better choices, he's not strictly following the BFC anymore. I'm trying to just be thankful he'll still mostly eat it when we eat together. And since making that decision he's been mostly good. A package of Halloween Oreos and a carton of milk, but mostly good.

Or as mostly good as I've been, anyway. I would really like to see that scale turn around again, though, and so I'm keeping my eye out for a Fast Track book. I want to see the recipes before I start it. The way the free PDF menu was presented, there's no way I can get my husband to sign on. But he doesn't like repeated meals. I can live on leftovers forever but I knew just skimming it that we'd need more variety for my husband's palate!

So I want to see the recipes offered before dropping the cash on the book.

I'm actually interested in getting all my carbs and fiber from vegetable sources, but I need to research it because it seems like the ones with fiber are also the ones with sugar. And I am NOT a fan of bell peppers which tends to limit the recipes I can select from.

On Friday we had bulgolgi and those spicy asian green beans from Healthy Indulgences. Threw in some Shiritake noodles and it was EXCELLENT. So I think Friday was actually a <15/6 day! But every other day has gone over in one spot or another.

Yesterday was the only day I could say I didn't strictly adhere but also didn't end up eating something crazy, even with the cupcakes that we were sent home with from a friend's house on Saturday.

Today it was back to F-Factor for breakfast, Joseph's Pita Turkey sandwich for lunch and dinner.. well I don't know what I'm having for dinner yet. Possibly Oatmeal, as I find I definitely don't have time to cook for real on days I go to class (or I'd have bacon and eggs), and I need to stop at the post office on the way home.

I also have had a really hard time getting back to my usual class schedule for Martial Arts, so I think it's a general malaise thanks to really being thrown off by the hurricane.

Did I mention I found a Belly-friendly Latte option for Starbucks? It's still definitely a 'sometimes food' (as Cookie Monster would say), but it's delicious and I actually found I prefer it to the Pumpkin Spice Latte (and yes, I slipped up and had two - and both times wished I'd gone for something permissible!)

So I call it the "Special" -  a tall (12 oz) double-shot (because normally tall comes with one shot) half caff/ decaf (because caffeine is bad for our brain function and other nerves) latte made with Heavy Cream (not half & half! don't let them say "Oh, Breve, got it"), topped with whipped cream and powdered cinnamon. If only they had a sugar free syrup this sucker would get every box checked off on the side of the coffee cup! (I figure I get extra credit because they need to write a lot of it out!)

The double-shot is to cut back on the heavy cream necessary to fill the cup. I estimate there are about 8 tbsp of from-the-carton heavy cream in this drink, and myFitnessPal calculates this to be 4.8g of carbs and 1g sugar. Much improved over the 25g of carbs in a venti breve latte! And less calories because even though I'm drinking it with HC, I'm having 1/3 of the total size. So it's just over 400cal instead of over 700cal (I know we don't count calories, or fat or protein, but there's still that "use common sense" in the back of my head). But it is 24g of sat fat, might as well dunk some pork chops in it! So like I said, Jorge gave us free rein on the fat and protein but I won't be having this every day. And certainly not within a week of any insulin-triggering slip-ups.

Also, it costs the same as the venti breve latte, so there's another good reason not to have it too often!

And for no good reason but fun, I'll leave you with a photo of the new earrings I got on Friday:


  1. I'm sorry the hurricane disrupted your life. I can't imagine! I am lucky that I am not a coffee drinker outside of the one cup I have in the morning. I use heavy cream, a little vanilla extract and a packet of stevia in the raw. Yummy! But 1 is more than enough for me.
    Good luck on getting back on track. It seems like it takes a nano second to get off track and forever to get back on.

  2. YOU know the up and down thing happens. My hubby always eats different from me and never with me unless we go out, so you are lucky he still eats with you. Just keep doin your thing and don't worry about what others eat.
    I used to love the big flavored coffees from starbucks. I have not been back since starting the BFC. I miss it.
    Just keep going and have a great day :-)

  3. I get a drip coffee, over ice, with whipping cream too. Next time maybe I'll try the espresso..mmmm

  4. I know what you mean about getting back to good bfc behavior, I feel like I am still struggling to get rid of the 2-3 lbs I gained in August from having too much belly unfriendly fun.

    Your coffee sounds good, I am big coffee fan...and your earings are super cute.

  5. I think half the battle is just getting your mind in the right place. Once you are mentally ready then it's easier to get back on track. I think that's why it took me so long to start a diet again, I just wasn't mentally ready to start eating differently. Finding a good treat like that coffee helps a lot, because you have something good to look forward to.