Who Are We and Why Are We Headed for Shamrock?

We met online in 2005 trying to--what else--lose weight. We've had our ups and downs along the way, but we're not where we want to be. This is our journey to get fit and healthy. We invite you to follow us as we "exercise" our way across the country--track our progress on the map to Shamrock below-- in an effort to each lose 50 pounds by the end of 2009 and adopt a healthier lifestyle along the road.

Where will we go once we reach our goals? The sky's the limit... but we're thinking Greece would be nice.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Peggy Sue's Cake-athon!! It's not what you think

I've been noticeably absent the last couple of days, haven't I? No daily reports from me, but I AM still here. I haven't been reporting for a couple of reasons. One, I've been crazy busy cranking out cakes for Valentine's Day. Two, I haven't kept track of my food because when I get in funbusy mode, I just eat to satiate hunger and don't pay much attention to what it is. Usually, it's not the best choice, but my portions are pretty small. I honestly can't remember much of what I've eaten the last couple of days. But my cakes are all done (thank goodness, I'm exhausted and my feet hurt) and I'm going back to recording food/calories/fat tomorrow. Want to know what I've been up to? Here you go:
That's a lotta cake, huh? I've made cakes before but this was my first venture into fondant--both using it and making it. I had a TON of fun and I gave almost all the cakes away to friends and family. Almost, because I felt it was important to taste the fondant with the cake, so my first cake (the blue one with the single pink rose) is the one I tasted. I cut it up with the kids and we all sampled it. Pretty good. I need to experiment more (later) to find the best tasting recipes because I feel that the taste on these took back seat to the fondant. But it was still pretty good. I especially love the zebra stripes! Did those today.

Okay, so anyway.....my apologies, Betty Lou, for flaking out the last couple of days. I have been behaving for the most part, but I'm still afraid for tomorrow's weigh in. I hope it's not too bad. I really am ready to give this more attention; but I had to get this cake stuff done by Valentine's and now all the fondant is used up, my kitchen is all caked out, and I'm tired of standing up frosting, baking, kneading, decorating....at least until Easter.

I'm back. Miss me?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so impressed with your cakes! They're so pretty and professional looking. I'm too impatient to make anything look that perfect!