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, January 09, 2012

Still here!

I haven't posted since September... wow! The end of 2011 really got away from us.

A month after my last post, we had yet ANOTHER major storm and ANOTHER week without power. Which meant dumping our special order BFC friendly food. It was a major killer of our motivation, and while I did largely try to stick to the plan, there were definitely times when we just didn't care enough!

Add to that the stress of the holidays, and a decision to relaunch my webcomic, I was not able to prioritize the diet. I resolved to kick it back into gear on Jan 1, and we didn't stress about what we ate during the holidays that were already stressful enough. No regrets there!

Thankfully the year ended not too far from my best weight. I only went up about 5 pounds after eating with abandon - I think because I really did try to stick to the diet wherever I was able. So the starbucks sugary lattes and mashed potatoes didn't send me back to the beginning.

So now we're a week into the diet. Since Fridays always trip us up, we decided just to indulge on that day of the week. It gives us something to look forward to, making it easier to stay resolute on the other days. And we still end up doing fairly well when we know the rules are suspended.

I haven't had a chance to weigh in since New Years Eve, but I do keep myFitnessPal updated, so the ticker there is accurate, even if my comic is keeping me too busy to post every single day.

As for what I eat, breakfast is 2 eggs, 2 bacon and 1 Ezekiel bread toasted when I have time (hopefully today!), or F-Factor or Cheerios with Almond Milk and some sausage when I don't. Lunch has been a lot of soup, but I'm getting pretty tired of soup so I will start to make tuna or egg salad to have on my pitas again. Three nights a week my dinners are light since I'm headed to class. I found an organic Miso/Ramen Soup that is so easy and I love. The other nights my husband and I usually try to pick something from Jorge's book. Tonight is the Club Sandwich with Pirate's booty and a salad.

I want to focus on more vegetables, but I still need to really sit down and figure out how to maximize fiber from veggies without picking up too many sugars.

Anyway, there! Updated and moving along! My goal for the year, weight-wise, is to reach and maintain 130lbs.

I don't know if I'll check in again this week. I have an essay to write for my belt promotion exam in Soo Bahk Do, and I'm getting a little behind on my comic.

This year, despite what the comic would have you believe, I plan to simplify my obligations. I do a lot of painting and sewing and design for other people and it leaves me with very little spare time where I can just say "What do I feel like doing today?" Usually I already have a to-do list of things that are weighing on my mind, and I need to cut that out so I can enjoy my 30s before they're gone. ;)


  1. Welcome back! I was wondering what happened to you and am glad to see you are still doing the BFC. You did really well over the holidays only gaining such a small amount. I think we get this plan so ingrained into our minds that we are doing it even when we are not really doing it - know what I mean? Congrats on your webcomic by the way! My son just graduated with a degree in digital design so I'm always interested. I took a little peek at your site and it looks great!

  2. Happy've got a lot going on. Best wishes to you

  3. Welcome back, and happy 2012! Good luck with your comic - I'm going to read it once I get a chance here. Looks fabulous! I think the veggies goal is a great one! I don't sweat as much about the sugar in my veggies, because I figure that eating more veggies is better in the long run. Hopefully that won't backfire on my too much.

  4. Welcome back and Happy New Year!

  5. Well - great to hear from you again. I think the 5lbs is not that bad and you can get that back in no time.
    Just trying to help - OK?? But I would not ever have a cheat day. I don't think it works on the BFC.
    I think you should just do the best you can every day.
    Welcome back we missed you. Have a great day :-)