Such a sweet treat

OK, I admit it. I’ve succumbed and reached for the chocolate covered marzipan for a sweet treat.
Sad news is that the bar is 175g not 125g as I thought, and each 25g attracts 5½ syns.
However, to show willing I halved the syn value by sharing it with Hubby but still aware I have overshot my syns allowance. I shall be back on plan tomorrow.
Although many diet programmes say not to weigh yourself every day, I do because it helps keep me on track. I have not lost that pound that is so attached to me it doesn’t want to leave, but I have been feeling tired and lethargic and sometimes a sugar fix is called for. Sometimes it could even be salt, so the salted peanuts are also in reserve.

Anyway, to cheer myself up a little, I found this, a post I did for a challenge last year.

The Yo-Yo effect of weight watching.

Time to avoid all those sugary snacks,
Put aside biscuits, chocolate, and sweets.
Say adieu to the pastries, and pies,
Fruit or veg only for treats.

The defeatist has a better idea
Peeling back paper on a bag of chips,
Pickles and sauces, buttered bread,
Dunked in a variety of dips.

The secret is to enjoy what you eat,
So what if your dream diet fails?
The master plan that always works
Is actually avoiding the scales.


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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5 Responses to Such a sweet treat

  1. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! That last pound is always a hard one to shake.

  2. The topic for Saturday’s prompt? It would be a good one, because I know how discouraging it is when a person ‘slips’. Usually a slip would lead to that whole bad week and cessation of the diet plan I was using at the time of the slip. That’s where I got the wisdom around bingeing I think. Moderation, right? You did good and that Marzipan? Would be hard for Superman (woman) to resist! 🙂

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