Monday, September 9, 2019

Calorie Free Cake - Wishful Thinking -Sept BWF

Most of you know that I am following the WW Freestyle plan. WW used to be Weight Watchers but in September of 2018 they changed it to WW which means Wellness Wins. Why? Because we need to be on a path to wellness not weight loss. Do I want to lose weight? Yes! But I also want to be healthy. Weight loss is a benefit of wellness, the result of healthy choices which are not always food related.

What does this have to do with BWF? Well, everything! This month our blog with friends theme is "wishful thinking" and I thought, my wishful thinking is that food would be calorie free, especially sweets and I could eat cake whenever I want. LOL

Well, on WW I can eat cake whenever I want BUT I have to count it. What? Yes, we count points. each food has been given a point based on calories,  fat, sugar, carbs and depending on you, whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or just make better choices, you have as set number of points to use each day. Like a bank account. There is a daily deposit, each time you eat, you spend those points and a withdrawal is made. At the end of the day if you over ate, you are in the negative. Not where you want to be. But it happens.
So with that in mind I thought I'd make a wishful thinking cake. Calorie free cake? No such thing but I thought it was a poetic name.
How about low in points cake? Sounds better or more realistic anyway.

Watermelon Feta Balsamic Drizzle Cake, does that sound weird? You may think I've lost my mind. But clearly I'm onto something here.

Thick slice of watermelon
1 teaspoon of low fat Feta cheese
Balsamic vinegar, the really good kind

Slice your watermelon into large triangles or big thick chunks, sprinkle feta and layer the slices, or just use one as I did. Drizzle the bv over the top and BAM a master piece. According to my WW app this would be 2 points (if I use 3 slices of watermelon, 2 TBSP Feta and a drizzle of BV) and more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Honestly two slices is more than enough because of the feta. It was really good. The guys think it's weird but whatever.
I know that this is not calorie free but for 0-2 points, depending on how much you eat, it is well worth it and guilt free which is better than calorie free.

Back to the theme. Wishful thinking...what would you have done? Is there a dream or wish that seems out of reach? An impossible dream? Why? Why is it that we saying "wishful thinking" because something seems out of reach, a far stretch, do we give up too easily? I know I do. I've been on this weight loss journey more times than I really care to admit. Have I ever made "goal"? No. Because it seemed wishful thinking. It's hard and at times I think screw it I'll just be 'fat and sassy' as my Daddy used to say. But I'm tired. I'm out of shape, I'm restless and I want, no NEED to do this. So no more "wishful thinking" when it comes to getting healthier, dropping some pounds or being fit. I won't win top model or be on the cover of Women's Health but that's not my goal. My goal is to be a better version of me and THAT is an obtainable goal.

Now be sure to see how my cohorts interpreted this theme. 



  1. Smart! I love that you are technically tricking your brain in to thinking that it's "real" cake!

  2. No, that doesn't sound weird, it sounds delicious!
    I know that you work hard to be as healthy as you can, and I know you'll get to where you want to be.

  3. Low calorie cake is definitely a pious hope. Water melon with balsamic vinegar doesn't sound half bad if I can't have chocolate. I would, however, swap feta for mozzarella.