Cake Anxiety, Weekly Weigh-In, and Hot 100 Update #10

Seriously.  I’m wigging out.  After what happened the last time, I vowed to NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER fully assemble a tiered cake before transporting it.  And yet.  I have already done it.  I have my Aunt and Uncle’s 50th anniversary cake sitting in my fridge, fully assembled (except for the topper and roses), waiting for me to deliver it to their party.  I’m gonna diiiiiiiiiiiiie!!  I know it’s going to be OK (it has to be!) since I didn’t repeat the mistake I made last time and I HAVE transported a fully assembled tiered cake before with success, but it is so nerve wracking even thinking about carrying the cake to the car, let alone driving it and watching it wiggle and wobble with each turn during the drive.

So I guess you can tell what I’ve been up to lately.  Making and decorating cake.  My right arm, especially my hand, is so tired and cranky from squeezing a piping bag (I made at least 30 roses and did a basket weave on three tiers of cake–that’s a whole lotta squeezing) for hours on end that I think I’m going to count that as my exercise for the day (especially since I didn’t have time to actually exercise!).

Ugh.  I will put my worries in prayer.  God is the only one who can give me peace right now.  I get so stressed out with cakes, I often wonder why in the world I do them!  I think it must be the feeling of accomplishment (and relief!) once I’m finished with them.  That feeling is kind of elating.  But is it worth this stress?  I guess it must be or I’d quit.

I think I’m losing it.  This is supposed to be my weigh-in post, not a therapy session on my cake insanity.  So let’s get to it.

Weight: 152.8 (+2 lbs=boooooo)

Vitamins/veggies: I didn’t do too good on this.  I think I missed my vitamin at least twice and some days I might have only gotten two servings of veggies.

Exercise: this was hard since I’ve been preoccupied but the only session I missed was my cardio today so I’m still rocking the exercise pretty hard.  Me and Billy Blanks are best frenemies now.  I really let him have it while we do Tae Bo together.  I love to hate him.

Blood sugar: I was so upset about my average last week that I didn’t even post it but I’ll do that now.  Last week it spiked to an average of 181 and this week it’s down to 149, which is 9 points higher than my Hot 100 goal.  I’m trying to figure out the exact number of insulin units to take per a certain amount of carbs but my body does not like this strategy b/c the first week it said “1 unit for every 10 carbs” and then the next week it said “1 unit for every 5” and this week it’s saying “1 unit for every five in the morning and afternoon, then 1 unit for every 10 in the evening.”  Of course for me to figure that out, I have all kinds of spikes and lows in between.  This is a constant source of frustration for me and some weeks I feel like I have a great handle on it and others I wonder if I’ll ever really be in control.

So.  I’m getting myself a family doctor because I want to know if I have some sort of hormonal imbalance that might be causing my always changing insulin-sensitivity and resistance.  I am working crazy hours this month (I work for the Post Office and this is the busiest mailing season) but I want to get an appointment with a family doctor in January b/c I’ve had it with this helpless feeling.  I also need to get a handle on this yeast infection thing because although I’m keeping it under control right now, I have to use a boric acid capsule every stinkin’ day (when I don’t it comes back) and that’s just absurd.

So that’s what’s up with me.  My apologies to those people with blogs–I just haven’t been able to keep up with them this week but hopefully I’ll catch up next week if I’m not working the hours they’re threatening us with at work.  Next time I post, I’ll be sure to include pics of the cake–let’s hope it’s all in one piece too!!

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.
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7 Responses to Cake Anxiety, Weekly Weigh-In, and Hot 100 Update #10

  1. Nicole says:

    Hoping the cake makes it safely!

    2 things…

    For hormone imbalance or whatever, you’ll need to see an endocrinologist. Family docs can’t really test for that stuff. Unless your needing to get a referral to an endo from a family doc, then they can help ya. :P Our insurance doesn’t require the referrals, so I just go make my own appointments haha!

    The other, you need probiotics!! To keep that yeast under control and to not have to use the BA any more, get a good probiotic. My fav. so far is RePHresh. You can get it in the feminine section at walgreens. It costs $30 a bottle but it’s worth it. Because your having more than normal issues, take more than it says on bottle. I take at min. 2 pills a day, sometimes more if I feel like it. I’ve been told by a professional that you can take like 2 pills in morn. and at night to start to get your body acting right. Also, you can dump the substance out of the capsule and use the powder internally. Basically like using the BA but w/o capsules (use lube or PLAIN yogurt to stick the powder to and insert). It can help you get the stuff there quicker. Just doing the BA thing alone, you sorta clean out the system, but aren’t replenishing it with the good bacteria, so the bad can just grow right back.

  2. I’m nervous for you about the cake too!! I SOOOO hope it goes well!

    Too bad about the blood sugars, I so hope you can get it worked out!

    I’ve been bad with the blogs too, it’s hard! I’m home all day so I can at least go to one every once in a while and read and comment. Then an hour later do it again. :-)

  3. Karen says:

    I hope you can find some “me” time in all this. Sounds like a lot of stress for you right now. Hugs.

  4. biz319 says:

    I was going to say the same things as Nicole – an endocrinologist is who you need to see, not just a G.P. For me the 1 to 5 ratio works really well, but I have to manipulate my blood sugar for exercise.

    So if I know I want to work out at lunch, I take half the amount of insulin I otherwise would. Before I work out my blood sugar is around 200, which is where I want it to be – it drops to between 80-100 after working out, which is perfect.

    I’ve discussed this “temporary” high blood sugar with my doctor, and because my A1C and blood sugar averages are great, it works for me.

    Fingers crossed about the cake getting there in 1 piece!

  5. I think you need to put that husband of yours to good use and get him to hold the cake steady while you drive! ; )

    I also dont think a GP is gonna do you much good, you really need a specialist. Do you think it is the types of carbs that cause some of the variation? I find it hard to imagine a glucose or fructose being the same as um…whatever is in something like lentils or brown rice.

    Wanna know my secret to remembering my meds in the morning? I keep them next to my alarm clock, where I also put my phone and glasses. Kinda hard to forget!

  6. Pics of the cake! Would love to see it. I love to watch Ace of Cakes on TV (when we had cable), except I often wonder how sanitary those guys are since they touch everything and never wash their hands…anyway, you’ve been very busy, but in my book anyone who makes a cake and can restrain from eating it must be on the right track!

  7. I’m always so nervous watching the cake challenges on the Food Network, so I can imagine how YOU feel being the actual person who made the cake and moving it! YIKES!

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