Yesterday I spoke about opportunities…taking the time this month to grab opportunities to stay on track.I spoke about the fact that a few meals off-plan – about 3% of the opportunities in the month – won’t kill your dreams or make the scales scream when you stand on them!
I have had a 3% evening!
It was all very unplanned. I had lifted some gammon out of the freezer and was set to cook this with some roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, onion, and a bit of salad. Then I received a phone call…it was my sister asking if I wanted to go to a Christmas market in Stratford this evening.
Now, a few thoughts went through my mind. The first thought was that I wanted to stay on track and stay at home. The second was that I wanted to spend time with my family. The third was that, for the past few years, I have hidden away and wasn’t in a position to physically walk around a Christmas market. The fourth, I hate to admit, was filled with thoughts about Christmas food!
I reminded myself of my blog post last night. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if I went out and had an evening of fun and food. So that’s what I did…I made a dent in my 3% for the month!
Mr WLB and I arrived and had a look around. It was lovely…
I bloody love cheese – as you probably know! I had never had a pickled walnut before, nor honey, with cheese…it was an amazingly delicious combo and I loved every moment of it. The double espresso I ordered probably wasn’t my smartest move though. I don’t actually drink coffee and I think my logic was linked to the fact that I enjoy small amounts of very strong dark chocolate…so I applied the same logic to coffee. I was too proud to admit that it tasted like burnt wood…but it actually grew on me…I dread to think what my sleeping pattern is going to be like tonight!
Mr WLB and I then headed to see the ducks and to sit by the river…waiting for the others to arrive. I buggered around with him trying to take selfies but my head is bigger than his and I just wasn’t happy with the results…I really did look like that troll!
My sister eventually arrived with my brother in law and my nephew…they had had some traffic issues. We had a buggy tyre incident and borrowed a bike pump from a lovely homeless chap…we ‘hired’ his bike pump and gave him a bit of dosh in return! Then we hit the market.
There was so much lovely stuff. I spotted a couple of bags but managed to restrain myself. There was a beautiful leather holdall but I resisted. I might see if I can go back again though as I am kicking myself for not buying it!
I did buy some cheese and some salami and some vegan cakes to enjoy over the festive period. I also had a pulled pork batch and a small square of salted caramel brownie. It was a lovely evening. I got to spend time with people I love, doing something I love – eating of course! – and it was the first time in years that I have walked around a Christmas market.
I am now back home trying not to be too concerned about syns and the like. It was a 3%-er after all…and nothing to worry about.
Oooh – I also bought a couple of leather bracelet things. One was identical to one on Links of London and a fraction of the price…maybe I could put the difference towards that holdall!
That’s it from me for the evening. I am trying to hold back tears watching the Military Awards…whilst trying to write a company induction!
Here’s my food for the day…
Breakfast: Egg and cheese pittas with spinach and cherry tomatoes (2 x HEA and 2 x HEB).
Lunch: Chicken and sweetcorn soup…forgot to take a picture of that!
Dinner: Cheese, pulled pork batch, and a salted caramel brownie (??? syns!).
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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