Sunday Roast: 7 October

One of the things I hated about other diets was the weighing and measuring, which is probably why SW suited me better.
There was nothing worse than looking at plates of lovely dinner and thinking ‘I can’t have that,’  or  ‘I can only have one of those,’ which was demoralising before you even started, especially if you were hungry. If you succumbed to temptation, then the guilt could be enormous, and you vowed to be extra good the next day and ended up starving yourself. Not good.

With SW, most of the food doesn’t have to be weighed or measured, but obviously the ‘bad stuff’ needs to be monitored, so today I got organised before I started, made a list of what I intended to cook and checked out the syn value first.
The biggest synner I guessed would be roast potatoes, and 100g attracts 3 syns as I buy mine frozen and ready to cook.
Don’t get excited, but that large potato at the top is quite fat and weighs 100g on its own, whereas the other three also weigh 100g. That’s a teaspoon to give you an idea of size.
My packet stuffing mix weighs 170g, and makes 8 to 10 stuffing balls. 25g attracts 1½ syns, so I allowed that per stuffing ball.
The mini yorkshire puddings are 2½ syns each, but we only have one anyway and I made my gravy with cornflour and a stock cube which equated to ½ a syn for all of it, but I took it as the full half for my dinner calculations.
The pork chop, veg and pineapple slice were free, so although I had most of my syns in one meal, I had a lovely roast dinner with all the trimmings and no guilt issue!
Hubby decided to have the big potato which was even better on my plate, so what you’re looking at above is 9 syns, well within my allowance of 15.

I had 5 apricots with my breakfast this morning, so plan to just have fruit for my final meal. I bought a lovely conference pear the other day which set me back 64p (that’s almost 13 bob in old money!!) and I still have some melon in the fridge.

Weigh in tomorrow………………. watch this space!!!


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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15 Responses to Sunday Roast: 7 October

  1. fransiweinstein says:


  2. Enjoyed reading this. Deliciously done!

  3. bikurgurl says:

    First, what a lovely presentation!!!! With meals that look that scrumptious, it’s easy to eat well!!! Second, I love all the detail in your posts, but particularly this one — I love learning how people realistically manage their healthful eating!!! Thank you so much for sharing 🖤

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