I am! I lick the lids of yogurts when I peel them off, same with chocolate mousse lids…anything that has remnants of food on it! I’m also a rim licker (turn your dirty mind button off now please! For those of you who are wondering why I’ve said this, please don’t ask – Google it!).
I shall explain further; my Muller Light routine is as follows:
Step 1: Peel back the lovely lid and lick said lid until no yogurty remnants remain.
Step 2: Get tongue and run said tongue around the rim of the pot, so that no yogurty remnants appear above the curvy pot rim.
Step 3: Carefully spoon yogurt into awaiting mouth, ensuring that no blobs land on your work / play shirt.
Step 4: Scrape spoon, or other yogurt eating implement, around and around the pot. This is to ensure that no remnants remain of course. N.B. Take extra care around the cleverly designed yogurt-catching groove at the bottom of the pot…you can in most cases get a decent taste of yogurt from this area.
Step 5: Realise how much of a plonker you are…is that little bit extra worth all of the effort you’ve just put in?!
When my friend met her chap – they’re now married – she told me that one of her pet hates, along with his special ‘driving shoes’, was the fact that he had to get every last little bit of food out of the tub, or off the plate. She used to have a go at him every time this happened, wondering why he did it. She said that it wasn’t as if he was starving and desperately needed the food. It got me thinking why I do it too. Was it for the taste? Or because I wondered when I’d next get to have something nice? These reasons didn’t make sense as I wasn’t deprived as a child, and clearly I haven’t deprived myself as an adult! Was it because I begrudged paying for something and not using it all, or was it because I was just plain greedy? These reasons make more sense; I was bought up to clear my plate and not waste food. However the psychologist I see as part of the ‘not-wanted’ weight loss surgery says that this is nonsense, and that I’m a grown woman and can make my own mind up about leaving food on my plate. I have lost count though of how many times my Mum told me that there were starving African children that would love to eat my dinner…I’m sure they’ll all appreciate the effort I’ve gone to on their behalf!!
Despite all of this thinking that I’ve put into lid-licking, I still do it. I take great pleasure from my lid-licking antics and will continue to do it. As long as it’s Muller Light lids and not Haagen Dazs lids, then I’m sure this won’t affect my Slimming World campaign. In order to appease the psychologist I have however started leaving food on my plate…it was hard at first, but I now feel a sense of happiness that I’m not stuffing myself in order to clear my plate, and I’ve found that the portions being dished up are getting smaller too. Maybe there’s something to this psychology malarkey after all!!
Finally, to Mince Pie-gate! I was at my sister’s house a couple of days ago and asked my niece if she was going to make some Christmas biscuits and mince pies. I could see the look of concentration on her face as she figured out how to respond to this question. “Yes”, she said, “but they’re only going to be for people at my house”. “Oh no, what about your favourite uncle?” I asked, knowing that she couldn’t resist giving my other half a mince pie. Her little face screwed up, a big frown on her brow. “Well, he can have one, but they’re not for ‘big’ people, so you can’t!” “Oh”, I said, “okay then”. She went on to explain that I could only have a mince pie next year, after I’d lost all of my weight – bless her, I think it’ll take a little longer than this! As she was telling me this, she was looking at my feet for some reason, “and you can only have one when you’ve cut your toenails too, as they’re too long!” Out of the mouths of babes…she makes me laugh so much! I know she wants me to lose weight, which is lovely, and when I asked her the question I had a feeling she was thinking about whether I was allowed mince pies or not! So Santa, with his big round tummy gets one, but WLB is going to save the 11 syns per pie for something else!
Anyway, that’s enough from me today,