Minus 2 pounds!

I had a feeling that’s what I was going to lose!  And it feels great :)   9.6 lbs so far, which means that by next week’s weigh in, I should definitely have lost 10 lbs by Christmas!  It was a secret mini goal of mine.  I didn’t know if it would be possible, so I didn’t speak it out loud, but after losing 7 pounds the first week, it didn’t seem so much out of reach!

These are big things that are happening.  My girlfriend can see the difference, I can see the difference, I can FEEL the difference.  It’s a great feeling.  I feel stronger and healthier each week.  It also gives me the confidence that I’ll do fine during the Christmas holiday at home.  Usually I end up feeling powerless over all the food that’s tempting me with it’s delicious smells and beautiful colors!  Not this time.  I have the power.

It was a perfect day to weigh-in because last night we had a little dinner party with some friends.  I prepared both meat and cheese ravs, made a tasty meat sauce and chilled the wine in the snow outside.  Our guests brought salad and jello cake (so tasty!).  I ate a lot of salad and a descent sized portion of ravs, a big slice of cake and I enjoyed myself, my friends and my WW success!  In fact, I enjoyed the cake so much that I’m going to share the directions with you.  I didn’t take a picture, but I should have!  Maybe I can find one on google…. found!

Photo Courtesy of: www.microwaverecipe.net

Jello Cake
Servings: 15
PointsPlus Per Serving: 3


Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix, 38 PP
  • 2 eggs (according to cake mix directions; included in cake’s PP)
  • water (according to cake mix directions)
  • 1 package sugar-free jello mix (flavor of your choice)
  • 1 cup hot water (for jello)
  • 1 cup cold water (for jello)
  • 1 package lite cool whip, 1 PP per 2 tbsp

Directions
1. Prepare cake mix. Follow directions on box as far as baking the cake in the oven, or you can put it in a square glass or ceramic microwave-safe dish and cook it in the microwave for 8-10 minutes!

2. While cake is baking, prepare packaged jello mix according to box. Set aside.

3. Right after you pull it out of the oven, take the handle of a wooden spoon and
poke holes all over the cake and pour the jello mix over all the holes and the rest of the cake.

4. Cover in whipped topping and refrigerate until it’s time to serve!

Lindsay is the friend that made this cake and it was so good! It was light, full of flavor and definitely scrumptious. And we all know how obsessed I am with food that gives you lots of options! You could make soooo many different kinds of flavor combinations with this. How about chocolate cake mix with black cherry jello (black forest, yeah!) Or strawberry cake with orange jello? Or yellow cake with lime jello and fruit on top of the whipped topping (since all fruit is free, remember?) The possibilities are endless! I’m totally making this cake soon. Maybe I’ll even do a rainbow :)