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Let her eat cake

17 Aug

One of the things I’ve missed during my sugar free period is cake! I love a good cake. Sponge, icing, butter cream, jam. All of it.

Whenever there is a celebration, there is cake, it’s social, it brings people together and people think you’re weird when you say “no thanks”.

Over the weekend I headed off to a family celebration and there was going to be a cake baked by my cousin. I asked if she could do a sugar free one (only half joking) and she laughed in my face (over Facebook messenger) :-(.

I know a few people in the family are trying to eat less sugar and I couldn’t have all of us missing out so I decided to bake my own sugar free cake.

I AM NOT A BAKER. Let’s make that clear. I have people who make cakes for me when need be. I do not make the cakes. But in a bid to be independent I went for it.

I found a recipe for lemon drizzle on BBC Good Food and thought it looked good. Made some additions and adaptations and voila.

My adaptations were to swap sunflower oil for coconut oil and I didn’t use any milk. I used Yeo Valley natural yogurt (not fat free) and I also used stevia instead of xylitol.

I added raisins also some mixed seeds, because why not.

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I must admit I was quite impressed. I’m not a massive fan of stevia. I don’t like that after taste but I didn’t notice it in the cake.

It rose quite a lot in the oven but sunk soon after.

It definitely passed the taste test with everyone at my nans giving it a go and all of us being pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was.

It came out very brown though and looked more like a malt loaf than a cake but that’s not really a complaint.

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As of today I have only a teeny square left which might be my little treat this evening.

I’d definitely make this cake again. It was quickish and very easy to make and really satisfied my need for cake. Yay!

P.s. I also discovered ready salted hula hoops are sugar free too. Another win!

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Challenge Accepted…

20 Jul

Happy Thursday/Friday.

Hello my poppets.

Back on track this week. After behaving myself food wise and not being sick. A teeny bit of exercise and I have managed to lose 2.5lbs this week. New weight is 15st8lbs. NICE!!!

I think I got a little bored of tracking over the past few weeks. This losing weight and getting healthy lark is hard and tiring and yes I know the ultimate rewards are more than worth it, I miss being a greedy pig. I miss eating whole pizzas and stuff.

Meh

Soooooo last week I set my new mini goal. 11lbs by the 30th August. So thats now 6 weeks to lose 9lbs. Get in Leelee. I can totes do that. 1.5lb a week. Boom

I have now also found a new fitness challenge.

The 5×50 challenge. It’s starts in September. The mission? To walk, jog, run or cycle 5km a day for 50 days (consecutively).

Harder than it seems. I aim to do this on top of my usual daily walking.

It’s in aid of sports relief but all you do is donate 5quid when you sign up.

So who’s in? Take a look at the website. Anyone can do this.
http://5×50.co.uk/

I did my first run this Wednesday since my 10km on the 2nd July. Was so frustrated. I ran 5km and was just 2seconds away from beating my personal best. I was finishing on a hill and it was so hard. I really pushed. Next time aye. (still looking for run partners and also looking for a bike, if anyone has one I can have…..)

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This lucozade drink is delishio. 1propoint per bottle. Love that shizz.

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And this is my new indulgent treat. YooMoo! 4 points per 150ml and it’s super nom. tropical flavour is my favourite.

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Oh and I have to big up this lunch I had today at work.

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Haloumi, roast aubergine and courgette. With a tomato and cucumber salad. Soooooo delicious.

That’s it from me now.

As always, please share and leave comment

Xxxxx

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Cake made lovingly by Chars Cakery