What a totally fabulous image to match my current mood!
I am Queen of the Spreadsheets, and for many years have been keeping one for our household shopping.
I was doing pretty well, keeping to our budget of around £25 a week for the 2½ of us as I could bulk buy, freeze, and we had our veg patch and wonderful apple tree.
Cue move to the boat, and having none of the above, it took a while to adjust, and we evened out at about £35 a week. Of course that took into account rising prices.
Then in June 2016 I joined Slimming World. My fresh fruit and veg sheet rocketed in the first month to double that of the total of the preceding three.
The key to SW success is to have a third of your plate at meal times consisting of ‘Speed Food’ which is fresh/frozen veg or fruit.
I have fluctuated by one or two pounds either side of my weight at Christmas 2016.
Despite my efforts and almost turning green with the amount of fresh veg and fruit I have been eating, that final target is eluding me. With current events and househunting, my heart has not been in it, and although I haven’t lost any weight, overall I haven’t gained any either.
My last meeting a month ago was not very supportive, so I have asked for my membership to be suspended until I can get myself (and my mind) sorted out.
So instead of raising a green bouquet in success, I am grabbing it by the throat and throttling the damn stuff!