I had forgotten that WW has it in for salmon. I don’t know clearly why, but I always associate chicken breasts and salmon fillets with dieting. In fact, Naughty R was always pushing salmon fillets to me. It turns out that she is not just Naughty R but downright Evil R, pusher of lardy fattening products, designed to doom me to eternal fat-dom.
I had bought a piece of salmon to have for dinner last night. Not because I particularly love salmon but because I wanted a fish and veg meal for diet purposes. Well, didn’t that work out well? No! I won’t make you guess how many points was in my salmon fillet in case you’ve read my small rant on Linzerello’s blog – that would be no fun if you already knew. I checked on the WW website and they said a medium fillet was 4.5 – but no clues for a large one. But the weight of my piece of salmon was printed on the wrapper and I felt obliged to type the weight in to accurately point. I bought the smallest piece on the fish counter – it was still quite large but not enormous. It was 8.5 points! Yes, you read that right: 8.5 points! This requires some clarification – salmon, you may be surprised to hear, having read the above, contains NO sugar and NO butter and NO lard. Or anything except, you know, salmon. Pure protein. And yet, it’s a mere point-lette away from a Ben’s cookie. I was SO outraged. I cut the fillet in half, moaning quietly to myself. But now I have to eat the other half for today’s lunch (can’t bear waste) and my lunch is not usually as pointy as that. And I don’t even love salmon! It was actually particularly bland salmon at that (Tesco).
On other foodie observations, I had to laugh at bf the other day. I have these mini boxes of mini Smarties (hadn’t realised the actual Smarties would be mini which isn’t ideal – but they are 1.5 points and I think the mini boxes of normal Smarties are 2 points so....); I eat them slowly, one at a time, extracting the orange ones to save until last. Bf nabbed a box and just poured the lot into his mouth in 2 hits. Ah men – they’re a different species, aren’t they?