I seem to be suffering from this lately, but I don’t think it warrants a trip to the doc or medication. Just one (or six) of those things under the heading of ‘food’.
So once again I find myself here in blogland in the early hours, feeling sleepy but unable to shut my mind down.
I can blame it on that bit of Christmas cake actually. It started off the whole indigestion thing (antacids are now up here and no longer in the boat), but sadly my sitting up didn’t help and only disturbed Hubby and the dog. Damn.
The pair of us got up, dressed and took Maggie out at 1am. At least it wasn’t raining then, and she performed as soon as her feet hit the grass.
Back home in less than five minutes, Hubby got himself a hot drink, and we went back to bed. I still couldn’t sleep, felt a coughing fit coming on, so decided to get up and daydream instead (see my two previous posts).
It’s official. My diet has to change, and rich goodies like Christmas cake (and it wasn’t even that big a piece, double damn) are a no-no. Not that that would actually be a bad thing as there’s too much sugar in our diet anyway.
My target for drastic action is the Naughty Sheet, which had the disgraceful value of £208.40 by the end of the year. This actually represents 12% of our total food bill.
Chocolate, sweets, cakes, biscuits, crisps, doughnuts and mince pies all have their own tariff, and because I have no tax code (thanks Jill) or telephone directory to read to bore me to slumber, I’ve done the next best thing and number
munched crunched instead.
Yes, I am so sad.
As expected, chocolate tops the charts with 31.3%.
In second place, are cakes with 25.49%.
Sweets kick in third with 17.24%.
Biscuits and crisps are in close competition with 9.09% and 8.62% in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
In sixth position, is the trusty doughnut (with the not so less fattening centres) reaping 5.86%.
Bringing up the rear and no doubt only because they’re seasonal, are mince pies with 2.4%.
However, if you take it as a percentage over December’s figure, that’s a whopping 21.32%, second only to cakes with 29.1%.
How disgusting is that?!!