Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Just poppin' by with some cool cake pics. I made my graduation cake for Wilton Course 2 tonight, and I'm also sharing pics from my Gumpaste Flowers class on Monday (Sweetpeas and Orchids). The cake is a low fat yogurt, vanilla cake. I worked out today, so I can have a piece. I'm really trying to keep my activity level up with some good workouts. I can't run right now because I've done something to my calf muscle...how weird is that?!? Watching PHOENIXRISING *LINK* working so hard this week is really helping me to stay motivated though. That newbie enthusiasm is so catchy :O)

Monday, July 28, 2008


I lowered my points from the 30 that I usually eat on maintenace, down to 23 for losing. I earned 28 ap's this week. Ate all of my flex and AP's, and what do I get? A FREAKING GAIN! Up 2.6 lbs. Do I even bother to try again this week? It seems so hopeless.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Omggggg, I stood on the scale this morning and despite lowering my points and exercising lots this week, my weight is going UP! I can't believe this! I've switched my WI's back to Monday, so hopefully things change by then. Something tells me it won't though. Talk about frusterating, I could just SCREAM!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ok, so I've found something that I suck at. Royal Icing! Last week I made a batch for my Wilton class, and it was totally runny by the time I got it there. I couldn't make it form a flower if my life depended on it! So this week I made sure to make the icing good and stiff, and it still didn't do me any good! I CAN'T make Royal Icing flowers at all! Here's a pic to prove it! They just look like blobs! LOL! Feel free to laugh at me!

However, I can still make cupcakes. Here's some that I made for my cake instructor/friend that I mentioned below. It was her 30th birthday today. See what a good little "weight loss" friend I am? *mwahahahhahah* She's a "Wall-E" fan, and these cupcakes are chocolate cake with my homemade Hostess Twinkie Filling, topped with Chocolate Buttercream :O)

As far as weight loss goes...I'm on my 2nd week of trying to lose. I need to get my weight down about 10 lbs or so. No, I'm not overweight, but I'm not where I like to be. The extra weight always shows right in my gut, and I HATE THAT! So, week 2 of lowering my points for losing, and am I getting anywhere? NOPE! Since being on maintenance, whenever I try to shed a couple of lbs, my body won't give it up! I will win this battle though. Mark my words.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Here's what I learned in our Gumpaste Flowers class tonight...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

These are fondant flowers that I made in my second "Gumpaste Flowers" Class on Monday night. The second pic is of the Superman cake that I made for MsBlingBling's hubby.

Oh, and the scale is down 3 lbs so far. Hopefully it's a good weigh in on Friday :O)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I haven't posted any pictures of myself in a couple of months, so I thought I'd share these (of me stuffing my face) that a friend took at the company picnic.

Friday, July 11, 2008

OMG, my weigh in was SO terrible today! I'm not sure why...but I was up 6.7 lbs! THAT'S INSANE! I've lowered my points for now. I think it's because I haven't been earning as many AP's as I usually do :O(

Here's a cake I did last night. It's a frozen strawberry cake I had kickin' around in the freezer and wanted to use up. Plus I had leftover icing, and I wanted to try making the apple blossoms out of marshmallow fondant to see how it would turn out.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I just got back from a little holiday. I took the kiddo's to visit my family. I love going to their place. All the meals and snacks are point friendly, and they entertain my kids so that I can go for runs in the hills behind their house. I hit the trails with their boxer dog. I actually outran the poor thing! The dog turned around and ditched me in the hills to head back home after about 5-6k. I had to chase her down to get her leash back on! She was at the bottom of the hill laying in a puddle on the street and drinking out of it. When we got back to the house, she laid in the kiddie pool panting LOL! She's just lucky that she's cute ;o)

Anyways...I'm home now, and back to my cakin'. Tonight, I started the Wilton Gumpaste Flowers course, which was SO much fun! We learned apple blossoms, daisy's, and cala lillies. These were made out of fondant, and were a little bit rushed. I know that I could have done them better, but there was just so much to do this class! I'll make a cake later this week to decorate with my newly learned flower makin' skillz. Then I'll be able to take my time. Just thought that I'd share a pic anyways :OP