On the Up…………………..

I had to go to group tonight as I haven’t been for a fortnight.
I was not looking forward to it.
It’s difficult trying to have sensible meals with a third of your plate as speed food when you are in the passenger or driving seat of a car for 15 hours at a stretch.
I have made a conscious effort this week to get back on track, and I suppose I have had some success as my gain this week was not as bad as it could have been.
A pound and a half up on my last weigh in three Tuesdays ago averages out at eight ounces a week. Hardly worth crying about, and believe me, I am dry-eyed.
Things are not going to settle down until my life does.
Once again, I am trying to do the best I can with the cards I’ve been dealt, but yesterday I ate too much bread and too many biscuits.
But was that better than having a McDs or a fish and chip supper?
Hm. Calorie wise probably. Health wise, probably not.
Balance, variety and sensibility sometimes do not go hand to mouth, but I’m trying. I’ve had a lot of fruit this week, just not the veg.

So, proper dinner tonight, spaghetti bolognese from scratch, which was totally free, onions and tomatoes being my speed foods.
Dessert was black forest fruits with 2 meringue nests, so clock up 5 syns for those, speed fruit being the blackberries and blackcurrants, free fruit being grapes and cherries.
I snacked on a nectarine (speed food), and breakfast was my cereal with dried apricots as I’d run out of raspberries. I had to syn those (6) as they were dried.

Tomorrow, our main meal is going to be gammon with plenty of veg and a jacket potato.
That should tick all the boxes as it’s all free and mostly speedy.

Just a reminder of the good stuff I’ve cooked in the past:


Ah, memories!


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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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11 Responses to On the Up…………………..

  1. The good news is that after this break all those diet options will be very appealing. You didn’t do badly considering.

    • As long as I keep it under control and hopefully have a loss next week, I should be OK. Yo-yoing is very appealing just now.

      • It’s hard with the lifestyle you are having now. I’m surprised you’ve done so well. Driving, frustration, disappointment can all lead to sweet treat to medicate.

      • I know, and I’ve been avoiding the temptation of chocolate. However, those gingernut biscuits keep haunting me! We’ll get there, and so will I, hopefully before much longer and then I shall have other things to think about and work on.

      • Once you have locked down a house you will be off to the races! No worries about eating then. Not enough time.

      • Especially if it’s a project with loads of work to do! Mind you, I’d hoped all those locks would burn off a few pounds and instead added some! Swings and roundabouts. 😦

  2. Life comes into play and you do things you won’t ordinary due. It happens.

  3. When we are stressing over stuff there’s the tendency to comfort eat. The good thing is that you are conscious of this and eventually things will change for the better.

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