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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!