Week 21/2013 and the TRUE cost of being off plan

Weigh in result: 1 lb on. 

It never ceases to amaze me, my ability to lie even to myself. On Saturday night I fell off of the wagon. I didn’t do what I said I was going to do i.e. continue to take photographs and work out the Syns.

Afterwards I drew a line underneath my ‘little’ mishap, but it kept playing on my mind so I decided to work out what giving in to cravings really cost me.


I spent around £9 on Burger King (includes what OH ate but he didn’t eat much so I’ll just use the total), 50p on sweet treats, OH spent £5 on my bottle of wine, I spent £4.50 for my baguette at the boot sale and £2 for a bird’s nest custard tart. And let’s not forget £4.95 for an extra week of Slimming World where I might otherwise have been at target.

Total: £29.95


I had to estimate on a couple of bits but I ate around 4300 calories on top of my normal day-to-day calories. That’s 215 Syns, or two weeks’ worth if you want to look at it that way. 


It cost me 1lb, plus guilt, shame and disappointment in myself.

So, was it worth it? At the time I thought so, but I think looking at it like this will make me think twice then next time I decide to eat a disgustingly fatty burger and god knows what else.

But I’ve been honest. And that, my friends, is progress. I think.

On the positive side I got lots of goodies in group today. My friend won the raffle but doesn’t eat radishes or celery so I got those, plus there’s a new magazine. Sometimes one will come out without much I want to try in it but I got tons of ideas from this one. And the new book too! I’m like a kid in a sweet shop!

Group Goodies

Group Goodies

Food-wise I am still on that wagon and holding on for dear life. I even photographed the food I ate at our taster session. Although we didn’t do Man of the Year Awards. I don’t know what that was all about…

Work lunch - Yoghurt, pineapple, apples.

Work lunch – Yoghurt, pineapple, apples.

Taster night (1st course!) around 5 Syns.

Taster night (1st course!) around 5 Syns.

Back for seconds, this was 2 Syns.

Back for seconds, this was 2 Syns. The apple Betty on the right hand side was absolutely lovely. I’ll definitely be giving that a go myself.

Dinner - gammon, wedges, HEA of feta cheese, lettuce, celery and red onion.

Dinner – gammon, wedges, HEA of feta cheese, lettuce, celery and red onion.

Total Syns for the day: 7. I haven’t eaten my b choice yet but I WILL remember to take my Rocky Road HiFi Bars to work. I WILL I TELL YOU!


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