I have had a pretty good week thus far. I thank you for all of your comments lately. I just wanted to clarify that I have not given up on the BFC or joined weight watchers. I am just watching calories in addition to keeping track of my sugars and carbs. With weight watchers, the point system is just an easier way of keeping track of those calories. They don't advertise it that way, but for the most part a point is about 50 calories. I use it as a tool to help me remember to stay around 1500 calories a day. I can really tell, that I was probably eating about 400- 500 calories more a day before I was counting. Also note that using fatsecret.com automatically keeps track of your calories and whatever things you ask it too. I try to tap my food choices in and have it calculate the sugars, carbs, and fiber. I am trying to track on paper too, as I feel it is good to be in that habit. I found that I can easily have too much cheese, mayo, cream cheese, nuts and things like that and still stay within the 15/6 daily limits. For now this is helping realize that I only need a portion of those free foods, and not as much as I want. That is where I was going over in the calories, and maybe why I was losing so slow.. We'll see how it works in the next few weeks for me. I was stalled in the weight loss, so recommitting and tweaking things I hope will help.
I have found that my sweet tooth is really not an issue anymore. If it rears its head, a piece of dark chocolate or some tea really help. I came up with a little dessert that I really enjoyed this weekend too. I took some of the lemon coconut bread from a loaf that I had cut into 12 slices. I used two slices, then cut each slice into rectangles, and then cut each rectangle in half lengthwise. I spread some Natures Hollow jam ( I used the mountain berry) on one side, then a little squirt of reddi whip that I spread on top, and then placed a lid on it. I stuck these in the freezer until frozen. They were a nice little treat with a cup of hot tea. Depending on the size of your loaf and how you cut it, you could even make them more bite size. If you've ever had a petit four, which are little cakes with jam and frosting inside, these kind of reminded me of them. Try it and let me know what you think.
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