The almond meal cake turned out terrific ! It was dense like a pound cake, but not heavy in consistency. It is really nice to know that there are alternatives to make for special occasions ! It did not ries spectacularly so I could not split it to make two layers- my cake decorating skills do not go that far. So I simply loaded the pastry bag with the frosting , a tip and in the style of Wilton cake decorating I put a ton of those little frosting blips on it. It was satisfying squeezing that bag !
It's Saturday morning,and weigh in. In spite of my best efforts, my hormones are definitely in charge and holding my weight hostage. They decided to gift me with a 1.4 lb weight gain over night, on top of the .2 weigh gain they have gifted me with all week. Should I be honored ?It also means they will be gifting me in another way within the next 5 days. Thanks. You shouldn't have. REALLY ! So the results for the week are
Me- UP 1.6 ( sponsored by estrogen- the substance that turns little girls into screaming shrews)
Hubby- DOWN 3.4
Son DOWN 1.0
You know, I can understand the entire need for this biologically based cycle when we are young and intending to have children. It is a wonderful, miraculous thing. But after a certain age and stage in life it's kind of like a really bad guest that will not leave. If you are attempting weight loss in the face of this it can make you feel like the village idiot. Guess the best thing to do is just pick myself off, dust myself off and try once again. Heck, we have only been at this for two flipping years now. What's one more week ??