So, like Amber (Me and Jorge), I've been on the BFC lifestyle for 6 months and I've lost 16 pounds. I am pleased with where I am with my weightloss and have maintained this for about 2 months. Would I like to lose more? Yes. Have I been following the plan 100% like Amber? No.
I think my biggest issue when I began BFC was the size of my pants. I was wearing size 14 and I'd never worn that size before. I also hated the fact that my boobs were regularly sitting on my belly. Once I got back into the 150's my pant size went down and once I hit the 140's I was able to buy some new pants....size 8 jeans and size 10 dress pants. I haven't been regimented in following all of the BFC criteria...I've been mostly following the sugar rule. I admit that some evenings, my husband and I have date night at the local mexican restaurant on .99 margarita night and I'll have 2 of those. I also admit to having 2 of McDonald's flavored coffees. I tried the caramel frappe and last summer I lived off the iced caramel coffee. I've had 2 iced caramel coffees in the last month.
For those reading this who are currently on the BFC plan, if you haven't gotten the message from others yet, automation of your meals is key. I've started a new temporary job waiting for my "real" job to start in July (fingers crossed). For the last year I've only worked part time and now I'm working full time and I am finding it difficult to get going in the mornings. I've had 2 or 3 days where I actually packed all my food for the day and ate it. I went so far as to buy a new cooler and I've not used it as well as I'd envisioned. Bathing suit weather is here and I'm close to getting into one but not just yet.....flab.
Yes, how long have I been mentioning core exercises so I can wear that bathing suit?! Have I done it? Nope. Honestly, I'm exhausted from the job and the thought of exercise makes me tired! However, I know I have at least 15 minutes every morning that I could start doing something to deal with the flab. Maybe I need to hang my bathing suit in the bathroom where my last good beach picture is and use that as motivation and reminder of the goal. I would really love to get back to the 130's.
I guess it is one meal at a time, 15 minutes of core work a day-away.