Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What I've been eating lately & websites

So, as I've written, I purchased a CASE of GG crispbreads.  Well, to date, I have had tuna salad on them, as well as, turkey sloppy joes, Costco's spinach/artichoke/parm dip, good 'ole PB&J and sliced tomato and cheese.  I have avocados and Laughing Cow cheese that I want to try this week too.  I regularly eat chocolate VitaTop muffins-from Costco.  I've had my period this week so the muffin and BAGS of popcorn have been a nightly regular and therefore my system has been "regular"! (hee, hee)  I have enjoyed the farmer's market and my CSA box.  I've had miniture plums, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes and a variety of squashes.  My family's favorite summer salad is a strawberry/spinach/feta with balsamic.  I ordered more stuff from and peach Nature's Hollow preserves and Orange Creme Barlean's Omega Swirl which I add to my plain greek yogurt-YUMMY!  I still take Dr. Murray's 12/12 probiotics and drink Smartwater, SoBe 0 and iced coffee.  I prefer flavored coffee to using flavored stevia but since I don't always make the coffee in the morning (husband always makes plain) I have both on hand.  Every Thursday is date night with my husband at the local mexican restaurant and I enjoy their $1 margaritas and chili verde.  At least one night a week we get pizza-where it comes from varies and we have a salad with it.  I am really proud of myself for packing lunch twice already this week and plan to finish the week out taking lunch with me.  I had gotten into a bad habit of eating lunch out on the road (I travel across 5 counties to do my job) either at McDonald's (actually, I eat breakfast there-egg mcmuffin & unsweet tea), Subway & Wendy's.  I'm going to boil a few eggs tonight to make egg salad for tomorrow's crispbread topping.
What are your staples? Challenges? Favorite crispbread toppings?
I've discovered that I am doing the bulk of "my" grocery shopping (vs. the family) online....are you too?  I shop between 3 different websites for different things.....would LOVE the convinience of one-stop-shopping but what's a girl to do :-D  Where are you shopping?  What are the deals/shipping?  Here are mine-  they have $5.95 shipping and I buy my probiotics from them-cheapest I've found they have $4.95 shipping and I buy Nature's Hollow, Barlean's, Zevia, Pasta, GG crispbreads and stevia from them has free shipping on orders over $85 and under 5 pounds.  I had ordered my probiotics from them but their price went up, they have Barlean's and stevia products as well as a full line of NOW products that I occassionally partake of.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


A few weeks ago my supervisor mentioned that she was doing Weight Watchers to lose weight for upcoming graduations she would be attending.  I asked her how it was going and she said she had a lot to lose before the events.  So what did I do?  I told her that if she dropped the sugar and increased her fiber she'd lose more weight and quickly.  I explained the basics of 15 grams of sugar and 24 or more grams of fiber per day and to READ labels.  I wrote down my favorite and easy to find BFC products and over the last 2 weeks have shared some products with her.  She is doing a combined WW and BFC-ish program and is doing very well.  She is consistent with a 2-3 pound loss per week which is good.  Her husband has started doing this as well and he has already lost 19 pounds!  I enjoy helping her out a little and sharing the evils of sugar with her.  She is SO happy and excited with the acceleration of her weight loss....she even told me that the WW folks were concerned she was losing too much too quickly!
Last week I took her a package of the GG Scandinavian Crispbreads and she shared them with her husband and they both really liked them.  She has since placed an order for a few packages to get her through the next couple of weeks.  She even shared that her BMs have been like nothing she has ever experienced before.  I told her that I completely understood.  She asked if she needed the probiotic and since she hasn't abused sucralose/Splenda like I did for years unwittingly, I told her no.  If the crispbread is doing wonders for you, save the $ for new clothes and IF the crispbreads don't work as effectively then incorporate the probiotics. 
I'm glad I shared this information with her and she feels that these changes are something she can stick with.  I feel like I'm getting a little BFC refresher course when she asks me questions and it has motivated me to be more mindful of what I am eating.  I really do like the crispbreads and their versatility.  I haven't had PB&J for quite some time and that has been my favorite way to eat the crispbread since receiving my order and the Nature's Hollow berry preserves.  I look forward to discovering other tasty ways to get fantastic filling fiber into my diet :-)