Hello Everyone & Welcome to the middle of the week!! Is January over yet? I swear I'm ready for April aleady--I need more sun, more green & more warmth, it's driving me crazy!! The South is just calling my name, can you hear it shout "Suzanne, move here it's warm!", LOL! Well ok, if you can hear that than you're just as crazy as me and we're in good company together, hee hee! But unfortunately there are a few more months of cold weather ahead so I just gotta bear down & deal with it.
Below I have a few answers to a BUNCH of questions about the "Belly Fat Cure" (see book HERE)--I am officially down 9 lbs today & I am soooo psyched! Last nite we had cheeseburgers, skillet fried potatoes & some blackberries & a pickle--low sugar ketchup included (and that stuff is pretty darn good)! I love being able to eat real food, just watching my carbs & sugars--I'm not good with the willpower stuff, I lack that gene, lmbo! You can access Jorge Cruise's site & blog right HERE!
-You do get to eat sugar, but only 15 grams or 5 grams per meal! You will be AMAZED to see how much sugar is in stuff--I was eating a week's worth of sugar in 1 day people! CRAZY--no wonder the weight around my hips & stomach wasn't budging!
-Carbs are limited to 120 grams a day which is easy peasy! You can still eat butter & bread--yay for me! When you eat too many carbs & sugars it creates insulin excess in your body which tells your body to HOLD onto all the fat not get rid of it! I'm proof and I'm a born natural skeptic, but I've lost almost 10 lbs just by following this!
-I use Stevia now and it's really good--it's a natural sugar! Any fake sugars like Splenda or Aspartame is really bad (I did know this for a long time)--they cause cancer in lab animals, so think what it does to your body!
-I was able to give up my soda by taking caffeine pills once a day so I didn't have withdrawal, but coffee & tea are allowed on the plan. But not milk (wahh), only almond milk which is ok but not great--guess I'll get used to it--who knew milk had so much sugar in it!
-Don't laugh but I'm making this delicious chocolate cake with chocolate icing with Stevia, soy flour, cocoa & black beans--yes, black beans, but I'm told it's YUMM-i-LICIOUS! I'll let ya know :o)
"Edwin on Sled" was feeling neglected so I had to pull him out & use him before Spring comes--you can find him HERE at Magnolia-licious! I knew as soon as I pulled him out that he'd be perfect for a stair-step card (you can find directions for this kind of card HERE). The tree is a Spellbinder's die--I cut 2 of them, bent the 2nd one & attached it with scor-tape so it was 3-D! I added some DecoArt SnowWriter and MS Snow Glitter for the frosty accents.
"Rustic Snowflakes"--love this set! The snowflakes were done with Marvy & MS punches & then I added some MS snow glitter. I cut the snowy hills free-hand :o)
I'll see ya back here tomorrow!!