I chose Monday for my official weigh ins for two reasons:
1: October 1st fell on a Monday and it was a good incentive to start.
2: It was the day before darts night and there is always grub beyond my control but not beyond my sticky little mitts!
When we play at home, our landlord provides the edibles which can range from chips to sandwiches, but there is always a lot of choice, and it is always something I love!
He uses the freshest of bread for egg mayo, tuna, ham and cheese sandwiches, plus cocktail sausages, savoury bites, mini pork pies, sausage rolls, a huge bowl of crisps (or chips), coleslaw, and individual chocolate bars (I usually bring one home for Hubby).
In recent times, I have deliberately not had anything for my tea and confess to sampling everything, sometimes twice.
When we play away, we’ve had juicy sausages and chips with bread and butter to make butties, lasagne, stew with crusty bread, curry, savoury roast potatoes, chicken drumsticks, and a host of other yummies, all of which are incredibly bad for me and attract syn values.
I’m no saint and will be sorely tempted, so all I can really do is have a light syn day until the evening, and remind myself that one slice of bread is 4 syns, so for me to have a full sandwich equates to at least 8 plus whatever the filling is.
I can do this though.
There are two ladies on the darts team who are SW members.
One is a lifetime member having reached her target ages ago and the other is my neighbour who has re-joined recently. I’ll find out how she fared last week tomorrow.
I don’t drink so no worries about beers, lager, or spirits, but although I think soda water is free (I can check on that), add a shot of lime and I hit 3½ syns.
Like my roast dinner, I am trying to prepare for the evening ahead and minimise my synning as much as possible.
The venue tomorrow is not one I’m familiar with as they weren’t in our division last year and didn’t have a team in play during the summer.
One good thing is that if the food provided is chicken drumsticks or stew, I won’t have any.
I have always been wary about eating chicken at BBQs or buffets as I was really poorly once and it is something I would not wish to repeat. As for stews, this is a personal thing as I prefer ours which is all veg.
So, it’s our first official match of the season tomorrow.
Wish me luck, in more ways than one!