You all know that in January I did the slow carb challenge and loved it. Well, I didn’t always love not eating chips every day, but I did love the 13 lb loss at the end. To say I’ve fallen off the wagon is an understatement. I have dreams of cupcakes lately and I don’t even like sweets.
So, my mom and I thought that we would hold another challenge to help people reach their goals. We are starting Monday – you want to join us? Here are the “rules”:
- Challenge starts April 15th and runs for 6 weeks
- Email starting weight to my mom on April 15th
- Each week send your weight to her – she’s the only one that will ever see it
- Join us in our private Facebook group for great encouragement (you don’t have to have fb to do this though)
- Winning is based on % lost, not lbs lost
- Everyone pays $10 – winner gets 1/2 & 2nd & 3rd split the other 1/2
- send you money to my mom via check in the mail or me via paypal
- You can do whatever you want to lose weight … I’ll be doing the slow carb again, but we have people doing lots of different things!
There you go, doesn’t that sound awesome! We’re looking to get healthy and shed a few lbs before summer. The Facebook group is a great way to get encouragement and the money is a great motivator!
Leave a comment if you want to join and we’ll get you added!
And because I’m super mean I’m gonna leave you with the recipe to a cake that I made last night that was amazingly wonderful and you might want to make it this weekend and eat it before April 15th shows up and ruins your fun.
- 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
- 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1-3/4 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Confectioners’ sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, cocoa, milk and eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.
I got this recipe from the Taste of Home website and it is DELISH. For real. EASY and DELISH = perfection for me!