Saturday Swapit #22

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I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.

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Well, I seem to have more jam than Hartleys as they say because I managed to maintain my weight at target despite the bad week I had.

This past week has seen me getting up early to see to the dog so that Hubby can get some much needed sleep, and in so doing, I have had longer access to the food cupboard.
I actually bought some grapes this week, and have been careful not to have more than 8 a day. I keep them in the fridge as nibbles and this 500g punnet has lasted five days so far.  The diabetes nurse said that 5 grapes were considered a portion, but I like the number 8, as I feel it is very Me because I saw myself as half the double act in Bingo all those years ago. For those of you not familiar, 88 was referred to as two fat ladies, then amended to two fat persons and now is simply 88 because some people took offense!

After feeding Maya then having that first delicious and important cup of tea, I’ve played a little game with her in the garden (quietly as the time has been around 6am, sometimes a little earlier), then come in for another cuppa and my own breakfast around 6.30.
As long as I can keep occupied, the Nibbles are kept at bay. Oh how I remember Hubby and I settling down to watch a film in the cottage and before we knew it, we’d got through two tiers of those lovely danish biscuits.
That’s the trouble isn’t it. When you’re watching TV or reading, you’re absentmindedly dipping into a bag or tin of goodies. However, doing craft work (like my card making), knitting or crochet, the hands are busy so dipping is unlikely.

Hubby has just got on the scales and dismayed to see he is way out of target so we are both watching what we eat this coming week. He needs to lose three pounds, and I will be happy with one or two. Back to the old drawing board then. To be honest, I find it easier when both of us are cutting back. More next week!

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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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15 Responses to Saturday Swapit #22

  1. Carol anne says:

    I hear you di. It’s so easy to start nibbling when you’re just watching TV or reading, I do it a lot, although when I get home from holiday I am going to really watch what I eat I have to because I have to see the diabetic nurse and I know she’s going to pick apart my diet

  2. Paula Light says:

    Our brains are always trying to trick us into eating more!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I’m the opposite at the moment, I just don’t want to eat anything. I’m really depressed and been living on about 800 calories a day. 🙁

    • Sorry to read this Deb. Depression is familiar to me and food was my goto comfort. I lose my appetite when I’m worried, but it’s replaced with a sweet craving. Hope you can find something to tempt you. Take care.

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  5. murisopsis says:

    With COVID I lost my sense of taste and smell. Nothing tasted good. In fact all that I could taste was lemon and chocolate (but the chocolate was very very bitter). My taste has returned for the most part but some things don’t have as much appeal as they used to – tomato still tastes medicinal, and cheese doesn’t have any flavor. As for snacking, I don’t watch TV much anymore so I’m not tempted. And you are right that if you keep busy there isn’t as much opportunity to snack!

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