There is just something about the fresh flavor of lemon that makes me long for summer (and I don’t even care for summer really). It’s just so fresh and light and I think the quintessential flavor of the season. Michael asked me if I could bake a cake for a work-friend because she just celebrated her birthday and this is her favorite cake. I was more than happy to oblige.
What I am most proud of is that I didn’t eat any of it! I love cake. I think cake should be its own food group. I dream of cake. But I was good! For the last year I have been working out pretty much daily (I did take a couple months break) and I am 8 lbs. away from goal. Yippee! Without going into much detail, I spent an entire year not feeling good due to my migraines and I ate everything in sight to “help” me feel better. 20lbs later and 1.5 trips around the sun, I was tired of it. The not feeling comfortable in my clothes. The not being able to wear my cute summer sundresses. I just couldn’t stand it anymore.
So I started out in September 2020 and I began working out daily and did it for 130 days in a row. I should have kept going but I needed the break. What was supposed to be a couple week break turned into a 2 month break. Getting back on the horse was hard but I promised myself that I would do it. Almost 6 weeks later, I am still at it and should reach my goal within the next few weeks (fingers crossed!).
I have pretty much stayed away from all baking during this time because it’s just too tempting. However, I have started to bake a little bit more here and there and I am learning that it’s not about “eating a lot” either. A taste, a bite and be done with it. I don’t need to eat 3 cookies when a bite of it will satisfy me. I think I will always struggle with this but it’s a good reminder!
Hi Jules, oh your blog is just breathtaking! I sure wish I had your skills! The pictures too, all I can say is wow!
Thank you Kathy! Your compliments mean a lot to me. Hugs!
My mom loves lemon everything too. It is just ok to me, but she would totally get your love for it.
Great job on your workouts! That is awesome. I worked out during the covid time off, but that ended for me in August. I have been back to work since then. I am so glad you are blogging again!
Thanks Lori! I know it can be tough to find the time to workout with working and life in general. Definitely not always easy to fit it all in.
That lemon pound cake looks absolutely delicious!
Congratulations on the weight loss ! Yay you for starting back up, that is such a huge accomplishment. You got this girl!
Thanks Kim!!! I will get there and when I do I am going to eat a huge cake all by myself… hahaha!!!