Saturday Swapit #1

It’s Saturday and the year is a week old.
Last week I put out feelers for Saturday Swapit and got some positive response.
If you want to join in, write a post about your efforts this past week and any tips you think may help, pingback to this post and leave a link to yours in the comments.
How did you do getting rid of those excess Christmas pounds?
Did the new regime work? Did you get tired and fed up after a couple of days of good intentions?
Hopefully here on Saturday Swapit readers will share their experiences and offer some tips to keep on the straight and narrower waist.


I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician or nutritionist. Anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or GP. This is not a diet programme.

I collected my new SW pack on Monday and went through it with my hi-lighter. It was a good exercise as it acted as a reminder as to the dos and don’ts, and woke me up to syn values again. Sometimes we get complacent and things slip without us noticing.

My week has been hard. I’ve been craving all the bad things knowing I’ve got a cupboard full of goodies that are out of bounds at the moment. Hubby also had a few pounds to lose and hid the biscuit tin which had been glaring at us from under the coffee table for months. He had been getting through a complete 300g packet of gingernut biscuits (25, 29 or 30 depending on the shop and each attracts a value of 2½ syns) every couple of days. I am pleased to say said biscuit tin has been relegated to the kitchen cupboard out of sight and if he wants some, he trots in, selects three, and puts the tin back .
Tip here: keep goodies out of sight.

I have also got back into the habit of checking syn values before I put things in my mouth. Some have been quite a shock and it has been a balancing act to stay on plan, have my allocated syns, and not feel hungry.
Tip here: plan ahead. If you know what you’re going to have (or fancy) you can work round everything else so that you CAN have it and not feel guilty.

We are also getting back into the routine of walking every day. This is not just to increase our exercise, but get us in training for when we get our new doggy. Nothing in the pipeline on that yet though.
Tip here: a little more exercise definitely helps.

So, for us it has been a positive week. Hubby is not actually on ‘a diet’ as such, but with a little bit of shuffling and reorganising meals, has managed to lose two and a half pounds.
As for me, I’ve lost four since last week’s post so back within my parameters and hopefully come weigh in tomorrow will be smack on target again.



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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10 Responses to Saturday Swapit #1

  1. murisopsis says:

    I put the cookies in the freezer. They are frozen solid and you can’t just gulp them down – it takes a lot longer to eat just one and as you’ve said out of sight – out of mind!

    • Hubby’s a dunker, so it wouldn’t matter. Still, can take or leave the biscuits so not necessarily a problem, though I do have some chocolate hobnobs in the drawer and I cannot leave them alone until they’ve all gone. Not good.!!

  2. Four pounds is a great start 🙂 Congrats!

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  4. Great first post for this! I know there are a lot of people who face the same challenges and there will be a great response I bet! Here’s my first essay: Thanks Di for hosting this! 🤗

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  7. Carol anne says:

    Good for you di! Great tips! I am hopeful for my own weigh in tomorrow! I hope to have got rid of the 1.5 pounds I gained over christmas, plus a little more too!

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