where have I been?

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 8:49 AM | 3 comments »

Ok, I haven't even LOOKED at this blog much less posted on it in quite some time. I've been really busy, but that's honestly no excuse, because I really haven't been taking care of ME! So what started as a few cakes for friends and family has now turned into me opening an actual cakery!! Yes, no wonder I didn't stay on a diet, huh? LOL Actually, cake has been the least of my problems on that front. I suddenly just seemed to have lost my resolve for a while. The last post I wrote I was .2 pounds UNDER my original goal weight, and at this moment, I can't tell you exactly what I weigh as I've been avoiding it, but I can guarantee you it's probably about 10 pounds more than that, maybe even more! We'll find out on Monday, as I have made that the dreaded "day of reckoning" between me and the scale. I'm not really beating myself up or anything, because to be honest, I have been really happy the last 6 months. I think I've regained a lot of my spirit through this new business venture, but now I realize my favorite jean shorts are tight again and it's time to try to live more balanced, and not let my weight get back up to a point that made me feel miserable!

So that's all I'm going to write for now. I have website stuff to do today and am purging my kitchen of all things bad and making sure all of my fitness gear is still in good order so I can get crack-a-lackin' this week!

I've been a bad. bad blogger!

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 6:53 AM | 1 comments »

I have been SO busy! All of a sudden I have become the "go to girl" for cakes. I feel bad blogging about my new cake business on a diet blog, but for me cake is not really a temptation. I'm just not a fan really. Now if someone was asking me to make home made ice cream, I'd be in BIG trouble. LOL

Also, my mother in law and two of my nieces were here for a week and that kept me very busy. They left Thursday morning and I gathered the strength to weigh myself on Friday. I was an even 145 lbs. Not bad, considering we ate like monsters and sipped mojitos many nights of the week while she was here. I did, however, manage to work out 6 of the 7 days so I guess it all worked out. Now, I'm back into serious mode since the kids are back in school and my schedule is more normal again. I have a standing restaurant order for 2 of my cakes each week so that keeps me busy too. I'm also starting a pastry class on September 7th that lasts 4 months. I'm super excited about that.

Otherwise, I'm pretty good. My self confidence is growing like crazy and I think that my weight loss and new healthier lifestyle is ironically enough, the biggest reason why my cake business actually started! Here are a few pics of the most recent cakes I made and sold.

I have "Not So Big Anymore" News

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 7:24 AM | 1 comments »

This is a photo of me this same time last year at Disney World with the family. Wow, was I ever fat! Look at those chunk ass arms and that chin that doesn't stop! How did I think the shoulders of that shirt were remotely flattering on me? LOL

This is a photo of me from 2 weeks ago. I wish I had one from the front taken at this party. The funny part is, I'm slowly escaping an uncomfortable grill debate between my current husband (on the right) and my previous husband (directly behind me) LOL


Too bad I'm still a chunky muffin and want to lose another 10-20 pounds now.

Just a quick update

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 1:09 PM | 1 comments »

I don't have much to write about lately. I've been doing lots of projects around the house (decorating, painting, etc.). Weight is coming off very slowly, but hey, at least it's headed in the right direction. I'm 2.9 pounds away from my original goal, but now I want to lose another 10 pounds after that!

Fun Times

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 7:34 AM | 1 comments »

It's been a whirlwind of a week. Our trip to Tampa last weekend for my daughter's birthday was a blast and my little reunion was SO fun. We left both of the kids in Tampa for the week with my ex husband. They are having a ball and this week has been awesome for me and hubby. We've been like teenagers, having no kids here! Lots of reconnecting, lots of wine, lots of nakedness. LOL (Sorry, TMI!) We're going back to Tampa tomorrow to pick up the kids and go to a dinner party with some of my old friends. It should be another fun one. I'm SO ready to have my babies back home though! I haven't weighed this week because it's my TOM, but I've been good and have worked out everyday since Monday. Life is good. I'm so blessed!

I love you Princess. Happy Birthday!

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 2:17 PM | 0 comments »

Where did the time go?

Posted by Sweet Copper Penny | 6:21 AM | 4 comments »

So tomorrow is my baby girl's 10th birthday. I can't believe she's gotten this old. She's out of town with her Dad for a month and I miss her like crazy. We are going up to spend the weekend there for her big birthday celebration. He usually throws her a great party every year and we never miss it. Her little brother decided to write her a "rap" song for her birthday and I'm so proud of how well he did helping me come up with rhyming words for the things he wanted to say! I'm so blessed to have not only 1, but 2 fabulous children!