The Stumbling Block

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!

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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10 Responses to The Stumbling Block

  1. Sadje says:

    Best of luck!

  2. scifihammy says:

    Yes, Good Luck! 🙂

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    I’m on Weight Watchers, which sounds somewhat like what you follow. I know exactly what you’re talking about because it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada — and I had a lot of calculating and planning to do, in figuring out what I can and can’t eat.

    • I tried WW a long time ago and it didn’t work for me at all. My neighbour joined SW shortly after we arrived here, then quit and went to WW. She couldn’t get on with that either so has gone back to SW. I never thought groups worked, but I was proven wrong with SW two years ago. It all comes down to the individual and what works for them, so I wish you luck with your endeavours. It’s never easy losing weight, especially as we get older. I’ve put some low calorie recipes on my blog but they are more SW inclined.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Thanks, it isn’t ever easy, that’s for sure. I’ve done WW in the past as well. It worked for a while and inevitably I’d fall off the wagon when I hit a snag. This time I’m doing it all online and I like it. Although I want to lose weight, my overall objective is health. For once, I am not obsessing over how long it takes and I’m not compulsively weighing myself. So far it’s working, I’m not seeing it as a diet I only have to follow for a certain amount of time. Fingers crossed!!

      • Exactly! We tend to put ourselves under pressure then get uptight when things don’t work out. Health is an issue with me too, especially the arthritis in my feet and my knee problems. I’m no professional but I am in your corner for support, as I am for anyone wishing to lose weight, however they wish to achieve it.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Ditto. Thanks!!

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