Testing Time

I have just got back from weigh in and as expected, have had a gain this week.
At three pounds, definitely more than a pair of socks, this was the hob nail boots as well.
But I deserved it.

Although I have been keeping my diary, I have not been eating properly to plan, especially as I can’t get my head round the additional Healthy Extras every day and extra 15 syns 2 or 3 times a week.  All that does is open up a radio channel from my sweet tooth to my brain, and the sugar hot line is in business.
I know my sugar levels have spiked because of the tell tale sugar puff urine, plus I have had a headache for the first time in months.

To be honest, as I was one and a half pounds on the good side of my target, I decided to use that advantage to test myself.
Remember this?
I made one this week and gave half to my neighbour as she was expecting visitors.
Hubby and I polished off the rest over three days.
I have also had a generous slab of this (Rocky Road, not my picture), plus we had coffee and cake out twice this week.
Meals have been sensible though, but the desserts have been more frequent with creme fraiche (well I had to use it up) instead of yogurt, plus biscuits, cereal bars and the usual fruit. As I said, the sugar hot line is open.

It is so easy to let your guard down and the pounds will creep back on, but this past week was on purpose to see what I could get away with, and as I expected, not much.
OK, I went OTT in the sweet department, but once I started, basically any good intentions were soon toast (without butter or jam) but at least I’ve got it out of my system.

Starting tomorrow and a new page in my diary, it is back on plan and following things to the letter. I’ve set myself a target loss of two pounds which will put me back on the right side for flexibility and treats in the future.
The saying goes ‘Sometimes we have to speculate to accumulate’.
In this instance, it’s stuff ourselves in order to reduce!
I have tested the waters and saved myself from sinking before I got in too deep.
The occasional lapse is allowed, but the vacational week is off limits!
Besides, I don’t want to give this back as it will cost me pounds of a different calibre!


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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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24 Responses to Testing Time

  1. Sadje says:

    Being human is not bad. Resisting temptation is so difficult since you had reached your goal weight.

  2. Your sweet tooth wins the Olympics! Don’t you wish sugar was more like kale or broccoli? Wouldn’t that be great?

    • I always hoped the dentist would strike lucky and it could be the one he pulled, but no such luck. I get times like this though. I like broccoli, but not kale or spinach. It’s been a good bad week if you see what I mean!

  3. bearmkwa says:

    I actually lost 2 lbs this week. I blame the heat and the sweating! Ugh, but it’s been miserable. Also, I’ve been walking in stores looking for a large diameter swim noodle (to make a “pillow” for bobbin lace).

  4. Paula Light says:

    I have a problem at parties/ game nights with the chips and popcorn. All so salty! And once you start in, impossible to stop. There’s always so much of it too. I turn into a puffy balloon for 5 days after ugh!

    • I love crisps and salted peanuts which are a definite No No! I can usually resist the bad stuff, or at least limit myself, but this week was a test to see what the results would be if I fell by the wayside. Pretty dramatic, and a great eye opener and deterrent not to do it again!

  5. Hey, we all cheat a little here and there when it comes to the sweet tooth, but you really need to be careful. I think it is wise that you begin a new diary page, and get your control over this once again.
    (I should preach, LOL!) I’ve slipped up at least s times since I started my eating healthier attitude back in April. I’m still stunned that I have lost a total of 21 lbs. I sincerely think their scale was off.

    • It was a good exercise as it was intentional to cheat last week. I was under my target weight anyway and if I lost any more, I’d have to pay, so it was a good opportunity to come off plan and see what the damage was in a controlled experiment. I’m the other side now, but still with two pounds in hand, not that I intend to use them! I’ve lost 25lbs in total since May so well pleased. My aim now is to stay either on or below target, but if it starts to come off naturally, I can do a government, and move the goalposts LOL

  6. Jim Borden says:

    Mondays are always the worst for weigh-ins!

    • Hi Jim, I deliberately picked Monday as I have darts on a Tuesday night and the other local sessions were on Wednesdays. I’m not a drinker, but do enjoy the darts supper which can be anything from sandwiches and nibbles to curry, stew or sausages and chips! Other members of the team got to Fat Club as they call it on Wednesday so that was another reason for going elsewhere as I hate that expression!!!

      • Jim Borden says:

        good call, sounds like Monday was the best choice in your situation. For me, after a weekend of splurging, Mondays are usually not the best.

      • It’s a happy and supportive group so a lot of laughter. We also have two married couples who are friends and the guys are a modern day double act, a sort of cross between Morecambe and Wise and the Hecklers from the Muppet Show.

      • Jim Borden says:

        that’s a good group to hang with then. I had never heard of Morecambe and Wise, so I just watched a couple of their sketches – quite funny! Thanks for letting me know about them.

      • Sadly missed from the entertainment world. I loved their humour.

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