Have I started SW, gentle Reader? Have I heck. I wanted to use this weekend to swot up on it and to buy the necessary things. Because it somehow always does involve necessary things that are never in your cupboard. What I actually did was buy rugs, make two ‘oh-but-it-will-taste-nice’ cakes for mother’s day – and then ferry said cakes around South London and Kent in mother’s day traffic (aka queues and gridlock). In fact, because of ferrying and visiting on Sunday, I pretty much only ate cake all day and it made me feel absolutely lousy. Not because of the cakes, I hasten to add: they DID taste nice. And no-one would ever have mistaken them for anything shop bought, looking at them. P looked at them and said “you don’t like our mothers much, do you?” which made me laugh. His mum got the weirdly shaped cake and mine got the rather burnt version. Anyway, nice as they tasted, too much cake is definitely a thing and a thing that makes me feel unpleasantly ill.
What the weekend did not include was any sort of supermarket shopping at all. Which will also make this week somewhat challenging – notwithstanding diet aspirations.
There’s also the fear factor in approaching SoD who slumbers on under the bed, undisturbed and probably powerless (since his batteries are in all likelihood dead). Awakening that sort of malevolence is a fearsome thing. And I am a coward.
Random thoughts/concerns re SW (any answers gratefully received from Linz/Lesley/anyone who knows their SW stuff):
- 1. Do they push artificial sweetener? I really hate it. I can’t drink so much as a diet coke these days. The only exception is Fevertree ‘naturally light’ tonic in a healthy whack of gin. Muller lights – seemingly the bedrock of SW – NO! Which leads me on to...
- 2. Fats. This concerns me. Not, in this case, my own. Are SW anti fat? I’m guessing so. I have dialled down my morning yoghurt from full fat to 2% but don’t relish going fat free. Mainly taste but also because every bit of modern research I’ve seen says that full-fat is actually much better for you – in terms of satiety and health.
- 3. Badger: re groups. Bizarrely the only one in Central London which is after work and not a drop-in (because seriously, who pays to get weighed?) is one that I went to a few years ago when I was influenced to try SW by the frankly inspirational cakesandbunting.blogspot (alas, now no longer blogging I think). It was like the Little Britain sketch and I got severe jaw ache from tightly clenching my teeth so as not to shriek at them demonically. It even had a ‘good table’ and a ‘naughty table’. The good table was every kind of chemical abomination known to womankind btw – nothing natural at all. It was mostly the widest variety of Mullerlights and rice cakes I have ever seen in my life (and all their own stuff)
- 4. Linz: do you have a recipe for the cottage cheese muffin thingys? Do you eat them hot or cold? I eat breakfast at my desk (during the week) but I do have access to a microwave.... Can you cook them then heat them up?
And bra stuff:
- 1. Stephbospoon: you were right about it being too tight. They’ve increased the band size and they are a lot more comfortable. They were actually very good in sorting this out. Blods: worth trying Bravissimo but really persevering if the bras are uncomfortable/painful. No shimmying required Badger – although some manoeuvring and heavy duty haulage on my part.
- 2. Slummy Mummy: will definitely have a look at Elomi, thanks for the tip.