So the results are in. Did I make my goal in time for my birthday? Drumroll please…..
Unfortunately,…no. I am 0.8 away from this goal. That’s ok though. I am completely happy where I am at right now and within 1-2 weeks I should be at my goal. It is so nice hearing all of the compliments of how much weight I have lost. I guess I didn’t realize how heavy I really was. I went shopping for a new pair of jeans and bought a size 4, so it was such a wonderful week all around. My husband came home from Afghanistan and it was my birthday.
In honor of my birthday, this week’s recipe is for cake!
Almond Chocolate Chip Sponge Cake
1/3 c. plus 2 tsp. Matzo cake meal
2 tsp. potato starch
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 oz. chopped almonds
2 tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. butter, melted
Arrange a sheet of wax paper over bottom and up sides of an 8 x 8 x 2 inch nonstick baking pan, letting excess paper hang over edges of pan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
On sheet of wax paper sift together Matzo cake meal and potato starch; set aside. Using mixer on medium speed, in large mixing bowl beat eggs until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar and beat on high speed until mixture is thick and lemon colored. Fold in cake meal mixture.
Transfer batter to prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over batter. In small bowl combine almonds, brown sugar, and cinnamon, stirring to combine; stir in butter. Sprinkle evenly over chocolate chips.
Bake in middle of center oven rack for 10 to 12 minutes (until a toothpick, inserted in center, comes out dry). Let cake cool in pan for 5 minutes. Holding excess paper, transfer cake to wire rack and let cool completely. Transfer cake to work surface and cut into 8 equal pieces. Makes 8 servings.
Length of Time: 43 weeks since baby was born
Pounds Lost: 54.2
Pounds Left to Lose: .8 for new goal
So, how did you do this week? Follow my weight loss (or gain) journey with the past Weigh Me Wednesday posts and keep me updated on your progress!