Saturday, March 6, 2010

One more step closer...

Well, I'm getting closer and closer...

Weigh in today!

I lost 1.6 lbs!!!


I'm only 6/10ths away from my interim 100 lbs Weight Watcher's goal.


The cool part is, what's gonna happen next week. See, at Weight Watchers, they've been having challenge going on for the past 9 weeks. Its "The Momentum 2010 Challenge" and it's a 10-week long event. Each week they talk about specific things to focus on like tracking, filling foods, activities, tips & tricks, eating out and stuff like that. Well, next week is week 10, the last week of the challenge, and my leader said it's going to be about celebrating our successes and there's going to be a "party" of sorts. Now, I"m sure it's not going to be a real party, but the idea is for all of us to share our successes and celebrate them together. Well, here's the cool part, if I can lose 6/10ths of a pound next week, then the party will be MY PARTY!!! We'll all be celebrating my 100 lb loss (again, kinda). Okay, now I realize the party won't be all about me. He he! I realize it'a all about ALL of our accomplishments and successes. But secretly I can say the party was all for me, right? =D I mean, can't I??

But seriously... I really feel like I'm headed in the right direction this time. And I really feel like this time its for real. I've had my ups and downs for sure over the past (almost) 3 years. And I've thought I've had my head going in the right direction many times before only to sabotage myself or derail my progress unintentionally on purpose.

But this time feels different. I really feel like I'm so much more equipped this time. I feel focused and aware. I feel like I'm seeing everything I need to do to lose weight clearly in front of me. It's like a weight loss master to do list. But an easy one. A short one. I just wish I could bottle it and sell it. Wouldn't that be a hoot! If you want to lose weight, just spray a little on every morning.

And I'm really feeling good in my own skin.

Now, all that being said, I have to confess that I had a bit of a splurge today. I mean, my day was going great and I stayed under my 21 points. Well, that is, until tonight... I decided to make my mom's Texas Sheet Cake. I've never made it before but she's always been telling me it's like the best chocolate cake I'll ever try. Well, so, I just had to try it, right? Well, maybe not, but I sure wanted to. And the best part was, I had all the ingredients in my cupboard. Now, how can you go wrong with that, right??

Here's the scary part. I entered the ingredients into Weight Watchers Recipe Builder and you'll never guess how many points one slice was. You might want to sit down for this one. It's a whopper. If I divided the cake (which was baked in a 9"x13" baking pan), it was 21 points per slice. Yup, you read that right... 21 POINTS!!! Yes, for ONE SLICE!!! Now, granted that's if you cut the cake into 8 pieces, which makes a piece about 4" x 5", which is really too much cake, but it's about the size of a slice of cake you'd get at a restaurant, right? If I divide the cake into 12 pieces, it would be 14 points per slice. So here's the really bad part. I had one 21 point piece and one 14 point piece. So over the course of about an hour, I ate all my flex points for the week. Aaahhh!!

But I tell you want... she was right... my mom said it was the best chocolate cake I'd ever taste. Oh man!! It was moist, chocolaty, and heavenly!!! It should be, it had 3 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar, buttermilk, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, etc., etc. All the good (bad) stuff.

Now, here's the good part. My daughter is coming over tomorrow and taking the rest of the cake home with her. There's no way I could resist that cake if I left it in my house.

(P.S., if you want the recipe, I can email it to you. Is that wrong of me to peddle such horrible food on my weight loss blog??? Maybe I shouldn't have put that last sentence in here. :)


Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Wow Cara! You must be SO PROUD!!! Absolutely amazing - 100 lbs!

21 pts for one piece of cake, huh?
No wonder it's a Texas cake...they say everything's bigger in Texas - even point values! (Just kidding...I have family in there.)

Does hitting the 100 mark feel surreal?

screwdestiny said...

Good job on the loss!

And holy crap! 21 points for a slice of cake!! That's ridiculous! I would want the recipe, but I just got a new bikini that I've got to look good in, so I'm gonna pass.

MaryFran said...

Yes I WANT the recipe...but I think I'm going to pass!!! haa haa haa

I can't wait to celebrate with you for your 100 pound goal! I have 10 more pounds before I hit that goal (again!) So I'm right behind you!

Anonymous said...

From Texas and love. Love.. Love Texas sheet cake!