HELP!-Month 2-Red Velvet Cake & other stuff

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ok, where do I start?.... October started off with me baking a red velvet cake for a friends birthday. Well, I also made one for the house. I won't go into how many sticks of butter are in one of my cakes but it's a lot, a whole lot. Anyway, I ate at least half of the cake by myself (over a few days). Ok, one mess up is not so bad but it just kept going from there. I also had a minor surgery at the beginning of the month that took me away from exercise for almost two weeks. During my down time I just ate, ate, ate. By the middle of the month I finally came to my senses. I got on the scale to assess the damage and surprisingly I had not gained or loss anything. After that I got serious, I stuck to my meal plan. I asked my husband for help in the exercise department and we started on a weight training and cardio program, 30 min - 1 hour exercise monday through friday. My goal for October was to make it into Onderland. I didn't quite make it there but I came very close by losing 5 pounds in the last two weeks of the month. November is going to be different, I am starting to LOVE exercise and I am eager to make a lot of progress before Thanksgiving comes around. Do I have a plan for Thanksgiving?.... I've been thinking about it but any suggestions from my SP friends would be greatly appreciated. My family has already put in a request for my macaroni and cheese (more butter & heavy whipping cream & loads of cheese), another red velvet cake and a few other goodies. I'm thinking one day of indulgences won't do too much damage providing I keep up with my plan all other days. The problem is I will have some left over food around the house for a day or two. What to do? What to do?
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    I was good for Thanksgiving but fell off the wagon for Xmas. Gained 3 lbs, which I'm pretty depressed about. Anyway, the others said it already, don't keep leftovers in your fridge!
    I can't keep anything thats sweet around here! I can do this, cause I live alone.
    ...also, consider making your baked goodies, and your other recipes in a more low-fat version. ..so the other people eating it, will be more healthy too! You can get some ideas on this website, or other sources. Ways to substitute. ..and don't underestimate the damage that Sugar can do! Too much sugar sets off cravings, and also tells your body to Hold onto the fat. Something I've learned this past year.
    Good luck. Know you're gonna do this!

    3392 days ago
    congrats on loosing some lbs! thats awesome! i take it your better after surg? i hope so its good that you got your self back on track and that you know where you fell off! thats a great step in being able to lose weight! as far as thanksgiving and christmas go. eat. in . small amouts! eat the right portions of stuff or less so that you can have a taste! there is no harm in that. plus if you eat just 1 normal spoon not serving spoons it all ends up ok usually! i mean i go to buffetts and eat but i eat small amounts and leave some on the plate! it all ends up ok calorie wise. when you teach your self to have things in moderation and behave! next time you want to make a cake or cookies make some then give some away! like to a neighbor or family or friends. dont deprive your self or you might fall off again. i've even been told that by my drs. anyways congrats on getting back on track!
    3462 days ago
    Enjoy the food that day. As Ebony posted make sure everyone takes home plates so that no food is left in your house.
    3463 days ago
    Make everyone a plate or two to take home with them so you won't have too many left overs in your home.
    3464 days ago
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