I wanted to start off my post by wishing my bestie, roommate and "wife" of nearly 8 years a happy early birthday! If May is “birthday month” then so is August. I have several friends that celebrate their birthdays this month so I hope you all have a wonderful one! Cassandra and I have had a LOT of fun over the years but also been there for each other through a lot of not so fun moments. I can’t wait to celebrate this weekend! Make the last year of your twenties count! LOVE!
When I weighed this weekend, I was only down .8 pounds and I only achieved that after I got in my birthday suit and forced my bladder to release itself one final time. I wasn’t going to take the same weight for an answer so when you think about it, the achievement wasn’t that great. I had a perfect week prior to that weigh-in so I was a bit frustrated. I wasn’t too angry about it though. I cranked it up a notch and cut out some calories on my Lose-It app. I was thinking that while I’m doing really well, I still feel like I might be eating too much to make a difference. We will see if the calorie shaving I did makes a difference when I weigh this weekend. I still like having a cheat day on Saturday and while I may have stretched the boundaries a bit for dinner last night, I had another perfect week. I have got to do better when I eat at my parent’s house. I had around 700 calories going in then realized she made country fried steak and okra. That was the only indulgence I had this week that wasn’t on cheat day plus I exercised like crazy yesterday. It’s a struggle but I’m doing much better and I think I’m on the right track. I’d love to lose around 17 pounds by the end of the year so I’ve got my work cut out for me but I think I’m moving steady in a good direction.
I am sure that most of you have seen this type of recipe before but in terms of simple, it’s hard to beat this cake. Many of you have more than likely had Coca Cola cake and this is a revised version. All you do, is take one 12 ounce diet soda and one box of cake mix, mix them together and then bake them in a 9x13 pan that is sprayed with non-stick spray for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I snagged this up from Hungry Girl. She says you can do this with many combinations of soda like diet lime soda or diet cream soda and yellow cake mix or chocolate cake mix and diet cherry soda. I may try another version this week. I paired it with sugar free butter pecan ice cream. I have to admit, the cake is just OK and the ice cream is just OK but when you pair them together, it’s not too bad. Plus you get a pretty big piece of cake for only 150 calories. Cake and ice cream is probably my favorite dessert so when I eat a diet version, I am never really satisfied with it serving as a substitute but it worked just fine. I hope you all have a fantastic week! Until next time!