Trim Tuesday: Week Two Strength in Numbers

Trim Tuesday: Blogging My Way Through The Belly Fat Cure

This week’s Trim Tuesday (blogging through The Belly Fat Cure) post is titled Strength in Numbers; I nearly lost my motivation this weekend and it’s thanks to my friends from my Belly Fat Cure group on Facebook that I was able to persevere (thanks Mari!).

Last week I lost 4.6 lbs and I started my second week completely motivated. As the week went on, I noticed that I wasn’t losing weight despite my best efforts, and when I measured my waist there was no loss there either.  I started to get discouraged and subsequently started to question my reasons for doing this.

Before calling it quits, I decided to message my “buddies” and their response reminded me of why I was doing this plan and what my goals were. As Jorge Cruise says, “…a simple thing you can do now to ensure your success on the plan is to establish a support network of people to help you on your health journey. “

My advice; follow Jorge’s advice as you’re going to need this support at some point through the plan.

Now, what you’ve probably been waiting for; Week Two results and more about The Belly Fat Cure.

WEEK TWO RESULTS

First let’s recap from last week:

Start waist: 35”

Healthy waist: 32”

End of week one waist: 34”

Week One weight loss:  4.6 lbs

Short Term Goal: To feel comfortable in a bathing suit on our trip to Florida in April.

Long Term Goal: To lose 37 lbs.

The Belly Fat Cure Before and After Photo - Week 1 & Week 2

End of week two waist: 34”

Week Two weight loss: 1.6 lbs

Total weight loss: 6.2 lbs

Remaining weight loss to goal: 30.8 lbs

When I look at the big picture and the overall numbers, I see the progress that I’ve made in just two short weeks. I realize that I need more patience and that a slow and steady weight loss is the key to long-term success. I also learned that I shouldn’t weigh myself every day. There are so many factors that make up our weight on a day-to-day basis and therefore I should monitor on weekly basis to stay on track. Daily weigh-ins can mess with your psyche.

MORE ABOUT THE BELLY FAT CURE

The key to The Belly Fat Cure (BFC) is monitoring your sugar and carbohydrate intake. On any given day, a BFC participant should consume no more than 15 servings of sugar (15 grams) and 6 carbohydrate servings. And the real trick is taking notice of all the hidden sugars in many of our foods; that means reading labels.

The Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise explains all the information you need to get started on the plan. It also includes a few different meal plans for one week. My favourite so far is The Carb Lover plan. In fact that’s all I’ve done so far in this plan and I haven’t gone hungry. For me, this is the key to my success; a hungry me is an eventually cheating me.

My husband is over the moon with the fact that we get pasta every night for dinner and even though he’s not officially doing the BFC he’s still lost 4 lbs.

This week I’m doing the Meat Madness meal plan and I’m going to share the shopping list that I’ve created. I had a few requests this week (Hi Stacey!) to see a shopping list. Please note that I’ve adjusted the list to my own needs, so if you plan to follow the BFC, I suggest consulting the book or app yourself.

Note that some items like the Sugar-Free Maple Syrup and Sugar-Free BBQ sauce are hard to find in store so I have been ordering some items from www.lowcarbcanada.com and www.well.ca as suggested by a friend (thanks again Sara!).

BELLY FAT CURE MEAT MADNESS SHOPPING LIST

 Grains

  • Haddad Bakery High Fibre Pita Bread
  • Ezekiel Burger Buns
  • Whole Grain English Muffins
  • Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread
  • Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns
  • Rice Loaf
  • Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Organic Soy Flour

 Oils/Sauces

  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Salsa
  • Wholly Guacamole
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
  • Red Wine Vinegar

Dairy

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • String Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Half & Half
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Whipping Cream

Meats

  • Bacon
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • 900 grams Flank Steak
  • 4 Ham Slices
  • 453 grams Rib Eye Steak
  • 40 grams Pepperoni
  • Pork Spareribs
  • Sausage Patties
  • Sliced Roast Beef
  • Ground Beef
  • 1 New York Strip Steak
  • 2 Sirloin Steaks
  • 2 Slices Capicola

Produce

  • Green Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery
  • Soybean Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
  • Cilantro
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red Potatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Raspberries
  • Yellow Onions
  • Garlic
  • Portobello Mushroom
  • Blackberries
  • White Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • 4 cobs of corn

 Other

  • Black Olives
  • Heinz Mushroom Gravy
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Lawry’s Lemon Pepper
  • Black Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes package
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Canned Water Chestnuts
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • Mesquite Seasoning
  • Frozen Hash browns

 WEEK THREE

As I begin week three today, I am focusing on a weekly weigh-in, my support network and keeping my eye on the prize – my end goal!

What would you like to see in next week’s post?  What tips do you have for staying on track?

Note: I am not receiving compensation nor am I affiliated with The Belly Fat Cure. These opinions are my own. Before starting any health or meal plan you should consult with you doctor. Or so I have been told.

City Mom

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