To most, diet is a five letter word, SALAD.
I have had a salad once, if not twice, every day for the past ten days, way before I went to my first SW meeting, mainly because it’s been so damn hot and I haven’t wanted to cook.
The pre-packed ingredients varied to include cherry toms, a mixture of lettuce or greens, cabbage, carrots, sweetcorn, peppers, cucumber and radishes, and most recently we have been able to buy twin packs of iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrot mix for a pound.
Hubby is not really a fan, and I have found in the past that salad does not help me with weight loss, in fact it goes the other way as I retain the water.
Today we went shopping, and I managed to walk round the shop on my sticks with Hubby.
I had a list which consisted of fruit, fruit and more fruit (the idea was to price it and get the best deal), plus some pasta, potatoes, mushrooms, milk, meringues and yoghurt. Hubby also treated himself to a 30p bar of plain chocolate of which I had NONE (smugly pats oneself on the back, drooling).
Hubby decided to have a ready-made sweet and sour dish with rice that I could cook in the microwave. We’ve priced this sort of thing before, and for the ingredients I use for my sauce and the chicken or pork we have with it, it’s actually cheaper to buy it.
I fancied a jacket potato, but not with salad, oh please, not with salad.
I used to cook up this wondrous cheese sauce with mushrooms and ham, and we’d have that slathered over a large jacket spud.
Today, just being for me, we cheated and bought 4 frozen ready cooked jacket potatoes which could be heated in the microwave. Instead of my cheese sauce though, I made up a veg medley with red, green and yellow peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic, a sprinkling of rosemary and a stock cube.
My jacket spud fit nicely on the plate with the mix inside and around it, and I garnished it with 6 cherry tomatoes.
This was a SW ‘free’ meal.
I certainly did, and will do the same tomorrow.
I even did a dessert today, using 5 of my syns (yes Hubby’s laughing again) for the 2 meringue nests I had, plus natural yoghurt and raspberries with a sprinkling of granola cereal on top (another syn). Hubby just had the meringues.
My extra frees today have been 3 plums and a banana.
The good news is I’ve enjoyed my food today, and I’m still not hungry.