Sunday, 6 March 2011

Weighed down

With a heavy heart - and apparently a heavy everything else too - I bring you the word of SoD. I put ON 1/2lb. WW doesn't deal in such small quantities so for those purposes I stayed the same.

I know I had a foody weekend but I confess that I was hoping for some scaley action - I think I've lost 2lbs in the last 4 weeks. And that's comprised of one week losing 2lbs and the last 3 weeks I've stayed the same. It's so frustrating I want to scream, cry and eat chocolate. I also did a very unpleasant cycle commute - usually even if I don't feel like it to begin with, once I get whizzing along* I pretty much always enjoy it. Not on Tuesday. I was cycling into an absolutely icy stiff headwind all the way home and then (mercifully) about 20 mins from home, very cold, fine rain started to fall that felt like little needles going through me. And I was stiff from a concerted stair climbing exertion the previous day. It was all pretty wretched. And where's my flipping pay-off SoD? Huh?

This weekend we met colleagues from my work in the pub last night to celebrate someone's birthday. I had a very unpleasant own-brand diet coke. We were supposed to be going to some foul sounding poncey bar but the girl whose party it was was late! Then - furthering the catalogue of unforeseen events - the fish restaurant we'd booked (as being point-friendly) was so awful we walked out. They kept us waiting for 15 mins for our table with no apology or word of excuse. In the end, bf went into the restaurant where he found 4 empty tables. The manager was summonsed and was thoroughly rude and dismissive. So we left. I declined Indian food (unbeliveably pointy - even dry veg) and we went for a Thai where, even though I chose the most low point things I thought I could spot (with the exception of a third of a Pad Thai), I still 'spent' 17 pps. And thats without the 2 small glasses of wine. Still, that's what flexi points are supposed to be there for, right?

And on a VERY positive note, pancakes (if the batter is made with skimmed milk and I use Splenda instead of sugar) are a mere 1pps. Hurrah! I'm having TWO pancake days - one with my mum and one with the bf - so this is good news indeed. I'm making 0 point - but utterly delicious - roast squash soup before pancakes #1 tomorrow. With 2 parma ham crisps for 1 pps. Plenty of scope for a decent serving of pancake - even if I were to indulge in a little real sugar! Flipping marvellous.

* 'Whizzing' is a relative term. Compared to say, a snail. Or a tortoise.


Lesley said...

Hey sweets. Sorry you're struggling hon. Know how it feels but you are putting more effort in than me and it does seem very unfair.

Stick to your guns.

Lesley x

Call me Ishmael said...

Hi Peridot, sorry to hear about the status quo status. Let me correct my typo on my latest posting: I meant to say my goal is to lose 5 lbs a month. Not that I had lost 5 lbs this past month. In anycase, the days of losing any significant amount of weight in a short period of time are long gone, it seems. Along with the Rachel haircut, brick-colored matte lipstick, and my 20s. I'm with you in snaildom. Here's to inching along.