Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Being perverse

I saw a lovely (but only interim of course) 3lb drop on the scales this morning.  In one sense this greatly spurred me on but in another it led to me, shall we say 'relax' later on in the day.

On the plus side, I had planned to have a tiny leftover turkey, ham and leek pie for my lunch.  Out of curiosity I looked up the syns in pastry.  Yikes. 6.5 syns for 25g.  Well, maybe that small lid of pastry IS only 25g.  I weighed it.  It was 85g.  Over 20 syns for a slab of shortcrust roughly the size of a Samsung Galaxy 5. Oh I was tempted but, currently being dead hardcore and that, I ripped that pastry temptress off my pie, fed it to the slavering hounds and ate the filling without!  Get me.

I also went for a walk in the snow with the said slavering hounds (at the end of which the sun came out of course).

Trouble is, all that virtuosity gives my chimp ammunition in her wheedling.  Suddenly it became acceptable to have chocolate with my evening coffee when I have been quite happy without up to now.  Admittedly only one chocolate but believe me, she tried for a piece of shortbread too.  My syns have been high today - 22.  However, I only had 3 yesterday so not the end of the world.

What I do have to watch out for though is the chimp-led internal bargaining and rationalisation re "treats". So, that's what I'm going to do.  And keep on doing until I've dropped some serious lard.

1 comment:

Linz M said...

Hey - with the pastry, I have the 500g blocks of Jus Rol frozen Light puff pastry, which works out at 82.5 syns for the block. I have chopped it into 15 pieces and frozen those separately, which is 5.5 syns per piece - it's a slither of pastry on top of my pie, but it feels like I'm having something i shouldn't :)