Over the last year, about 15 pounds have snuck onto my bones without me looking. Menopause, laziness and lack of control have been my master. And now, it is time to get serious. Along with reading a great book this summer called Made to Crave, I have just completed one week using My Fitness Pal. Being able to have the app accessible on my phone has been just what I needed to get focused. It's like having my own diet conscience right in my purse. My own accountability partner. So I planned accordingly, and yesterday, I had cake.
Then, tonight I had cake. Maybe because my phone was no where near the kitchen when I opened the refrigerator and entered into the mindless lure of cake temptation. Maybe because I made the foolish decision not to send the whole cake home with Meghan. Maybe because cake and I can't be in the same county together when I'm at this place of vulnerability.
But, tomorrow is another day. As long as that cake is out of the house.
This weekend, among a zillion other things, I made another delicious confection. A homemade body scrub! There are oodles of recipes online, but I sort of concocted my own.
Equal parts Neutrogena scentless body oil and coarse Kosher salt.
Fresh lemon zest and a little lemon essence oil.
remembered that my neighbor had some in her garden.
I went begging, and threw in some chopped blossoms
and leaves to the mix. It gave a lovely scent and made it
Wrapped it all up in a pretty container to give as a gift. And, you know what? It really works! I'm thinking of trying a sugar/oatmeal/ cinnamon scrub for Fall.
And just so I can get goodies out of my system for the night, I will share my best pound cake recipe, which I served when Lori visited. With berries or on it's own. this cake is my go to recipe for dessert that is always perfect.
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Beat together 3 cups of sugar with 1 cup of butter. Add 6 eggs,
one at a time. Blend in 1 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon of
good vanilla. Add dry ingredients ( 3 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon
baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt) Beat until well blended.
Bake in a greased and floured tube pan at 300 degrees for about
an hour and 15 minutes or until done when tested.
Isn't it pretty all served up on my vintage Heller plates? One of my Michigan thrift finds!
So, now that I've got all that out of my system, I have a fresh outlook. Tomorrow IS another day, and I am going to get up early for a fast walk and a healthy breakfast. And my Fitness Pal will not leave my side all day!
Will you try either of these recipes? What is your weakness?