Not for Him

Sorry for repetitive posts, but I’ll keep this one short.
I mentioned in Grub Up that Hubby was intending to eat the same foods as me this week to see if he lost any weight.
As of today, he’s going back to normal eating for several reasons:

1. He’s nearly always hungry.
2. He’s not a fan of fruit (unless in a meringue nest or two covered in quark)
3. He’s food bored.
4. He enjoys veg, but doesn’t want to turn into one.
5. He misses chocolate.
6. He’s put on four pounds.

What can I say?

Ok, he’s had the odd biscuit packet or two, toast or sandwiches, extra cereal to his B allowance, and I have been giving him a slightly larger portion of the main meal having the extra veg myself, but at the end of the day, the dish is made from scratch with healthy ingredients.

Whilst SW does not count calories, it is important to weigh or measure your A and B options as well as your syns. Hubby’s weight is pretty stable, and this week has been more of an experiment to see if it’s what I’m eating that has caused ME to put on weight over the past two weeks.

Keeping a dual style food diary has been interesting too, so as from Wednesday, I shall not only be keeping a record of the meals I have, but listing everything in groups of Speed Food, Free Food and syns because maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Although I’ve been eating a lot of fruit, bananas, blueberries, mangoes, pineapples and grapes although Free, are not Speed food.

The jury’s still out for me until tomorrow evening but I’m not counting my chickens.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Not for Him

  1. OMG. I’d laugh about Hubby, but it’s so annoying.
    Fruit can be fattening, too. Darn. Once I lost a bunch of weight by only eating green salads…salads, salads, salads. After a few weeks I was so sick of salads – and that’s all I would allow myself to eat – that I lost appetite completely. Easier to do that when much younger and very busy with other things as distraction, though
    Hang in there

    • Indeed I am. The salad thing I’m familiar with, though for me I retained the water and the weight went on. I’ve made mistakes in the past of skipping meals too so it’s all very much a balancing act.

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