Friday, 26 November 2010

Jean genie

I would love to be able to say that I am slowly getting to grips with pp – but I’m not. I had to grab something from M&S to eat as a late rapid supper earlier in the week; I’d checked chicken drumsticks as I had a hunch they might be okay (being a) protein and b) erm, chicken) – they were 3pps with skin. But I also saw one of their little snack tubs with seafood sticks and some sauce to dip. Well, thought I, that’s high protein and fishy (if of a suspect and indeterminate origin) and I just fancied it. It was 115g but I only ate half the sauce so counted it as 100g – which was a staggering 6 points! So I broke into my weekly budget of points, sigh. I just like to keep them for the weekend and against miscalculation. Today, knowing I will have the extremely pointy canapés for supper (at 10pm), I was trying to just eat fruit and veg – until I almost fainted. So now I’m further into my bonus allowance (a small piece of cheese, some prawns and a mini brown rice sushi box). This shouldn’t matter but it makes me feel nervous.

We’re going to a tea room for a Sunday lunch on Sunday but that (canapés aside) is my only food splurge. This week.

Next week it’s my mum’s birthday. Now, she’s on Dukkan but we’ll have either lunch/dinner and some blinis with smoked salmon etc. She doesn’t want me to bake her a cake but I’ll get some little sweet treats (cupcakes if I can find the time to go and get them). She was bemoaning her flabbiness and ‘fat bits’ whilst simultaneously telling me she’s now under 8 stone and has just bought a pair of size 4 jeans. It’s difficult to be sympathetic! Particularly since I just bought her a very expensive pair of designer jeans (NYDJ – she’s got too teeny for the pair she has) for her birthday in a size 8. Today I’ve ordered a 6. But I think that’s as low as they go and bizarrely, they don’t do a petite in anything smaller than an 8 (huh? Surely only pixies are that small anyway. Unless they all wear stilts...)


Becca said...

Ugh, I hate it when people who are clearly skinnier than you complain about how fat they are in front of you. Even if it is your own Mum, it's a bit like "um... thanks".

I think you're going to have to retrain completely for the new points system. Keep your list of free foods to hand, and don't try estimating points in advance. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail and all that bumpf.

Crab sticks are really crappy, so it's no wonder they score badly. They've got twice as much nutrient-devoid starch as they do cheap protein, and that sauce was most likely mayo with a bit of pink added!

I'm assuming from what you've said has been high/low in points that WW are pushing towards a less processed diet, which is fab. No point being skinny if your body is running on go-slow because of all the weird chemicals we put into it.

Lesley said...

I feel your pain hon - I know thin people have diet woes too but sometimes wish they would keep their traps shut about them!! Size 6!!

This new points systen seem to be causing much consternation world wide - imagine being the diet designer who came up with it wo has the power to dictate what people the world over eat on a daily basis!!

Good luck chuck and you keep it up.

Lesley xx

Seren said...

Size 4? Gosh, I don't think I could cope with a Mum that tiny. Mine is bad enough (with regards food and dieting) and she's a 10/12.

It's going to take a while to get used to things...but you shouldn't be worried about dipping into your weeklies, they are there for a reason.

Hopefully the SoS will be kind on Tuesday!


Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

I'm curious what will happen when they launch the North American version of the new WW program....I've seen so much outcry from other parts of the world already.

It is not YOU, it's the new program that is flawed, my lovely.

It doesn't sound like your Mum is too gloat-y about her size and weight. My mother IS and it drives me insane!

Hope you are having a nice day :)