Well, it’s happened. Stagnation! There is always a week here and there, no matter how much exercise I, or anyone else trying to lose weight has, where I, or they, lose no weight what so ever! It’s easy at this stage to think hell to it, then, if you are like me, take a good look at the calendar. Over one month, I can gain almost 5lbs and then lose it again over night! I’ll take it as a positive, if, over the next seven days, if I put on no weight at all! There is a scientific way out of this, just go back to five to seven days of pure protein, which I don’t mind except for the expense.
The wonderful thing for me though, is that I still don’t feel hungry. I went to the supermarket today at 12.30 and came home to eat around 2pm and hadn’t eaten since breakfast. Normally, I have a real energy low and would eat the next available food source to me, whether that was a good option or not. I can now easily go meal to meal without eating anything in between. I can also buy and cook food for Dearly Beloved that won’t touch my lips without feeling as if I’m missing something. He’s been really supportive and tucked into veggies and salad and not complained in any way. Tonight he had homemade chips, homemade battered onion rings, steak and peas…………….funnily enough, I just had steak! I also made him a lemon drizzle cake and didn’t even lick the spoon when I poured the lemon fondant all over it. In a way, I feel as if I’ve been set free from food. I genuinely used to be hungry all of the time, if I wasn’t hungry, I was tired. Now, I’m not hungry and I’m not tired either. Whereas I used to be ready to drop at this time of night and be thinking of bed, now I’m thinking of exercise, getting on my stepper or going out for a brisk walk.
Any way, enough of my euphoria and feeling of general well being, here’s some cake for you. Turn your oven onto 180 degrees and line two victoria sponge tins
1. Weigh three eggs……….mine came to 7 ounces.
2. Use a very fine grater to remove the zest of one lemon into mixing bowl.
3. Weigh out, 7 oz of: sugar, SR Flour, margerine.
4. Pour all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
5. Stir together with a wooden spoon, or in my case, get the Kenwood to do it for you!
6. Pour equal amounts into either cake tin.
7. Bake for about half an hour. (my oven is old and rubbish, that timings and temps. are unique to my idiosyncratic oven and all ovens are different)
8. Leave to cool when cooked – after cooling, sandwich them together with lemon curd.
9. Add four tablespoons of icing sugar to a mug and squeeze the juice of one lemon into it.
10. Smooth fondant icing over the top and place cake in the fridge to set the icing.
11. Serve to a very suprised Dearly Beloved who thought his cake days were a thing of the past.
I’m off out for a big walk now and if Blogger will let me on tomorrow; I’ll be back tomorrow,
Love Froogs xxx