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Another milestone on my journey

Evening all.

It’s late but I thought I’d better write something now, rather than trying to find spare time tomorrow.

First things first I’ll share some news about my weight.  It’s a small loss this week, which is another pleasant surprise as I have eaten all sorts of stuff and was simply hoping for a STS.  However, a 0.6lb loss has resulted in me losing a total of 50lbs, which is no mean feat.  I am delighted and now have a nice 50lb star against my Weight Watchers profile reflecting my efforts.

I’ve been off work all week and so various temptations have been trying their best to lead me off my path and into sin.  That sounds sinister but really isn’t.  The trouble begins when you are not preparing food yourself and you have to try and point it a la Weight Watchers.  You then spend ages trying to work out if you are under, over or pointing correctly within a small tolerance.  This is okay when you can choose what you are having and you accept you may be slightly out but when there is no choice – in my case it was a meal after a round of golf – it’s even more difficult.

But way before the meal scenario which was on Tuesday night there was an even bigger surprise and one which reminded me to be careful when out on the streets.  Whilst out shopping with my wife and son on the weekend we popped into Greggs for a sausage roll for my boy.  The good lady also wanted one.  I, however really like the sausage, beans and cheese melt so tucked into one.  It was nice but not over filling.  Imagine my horror when I returned home to discover it was a whopping 13 pro points (hereafter called PP) for such a snack.  To put this in context my daily PP allowance is currently 47.  I got over it quickly but will not rush back to Greggs for myself any time soon.

And now we can return to the golf.  I played for the Rabbits on Tuesday and we managed to halve our match.  I am not going to go into great detail except to say I played well, my partner –  the Rabbits Captain – did not and the overall match result score on the night was 5 ½ to ½ to the opposition.  Our match result saved a whitewash and so was actually very good.  The meal afterwards was sausages, mash, veg and gravy, followed by a huge serving of apple   crumble and custard.  I had no idea how the mash was made, what make the sausages were and how much sugar was in the dessert.  This is something many of those following Weight Watchers struggle with but luckily for me the rest of the week worked out okay.

On Wednesday we took Eddie – who is approaching 6 – to see Mr Men at the theatre.  To get to York – it was on at the Barbican – we caught a bus into town, followed by a train.  When we got to York it was manic as it was race day and there were lots of posh people milling about.  The good lady didn’t have a clue where we were going – I certainly didn’t – so in the end we caught a cab and a good job we did, as the 15 minute walk as suggested on the directions with the tickets was more like 35.  The map supplied didn’t have the train station on it and was somewhat misleading.

As for the show itself it was a musical production for kids but somehow seemed more musically geared towards adults.  It had a mixture of songs, but when you have Grease and Abba numbers thrown in you get the feeling of a bit of self-aggrandisement.  All the children loved it and I guess plenty of adults sat there tapping their feet too.  Overall lots of fun and I would recommend it to anyone with young children.

When we got back from the show we decided rather than stumbling around in the kitchen, take out was the best option.  A burger and chips later I was stuffed.  Again, I had no idea of the WW PP value but must’ve guessed well and we should let loose every now and then.

In terms of food, the rest of the week was pretty normal.  I ate chocolate, crisps and biscuits.  As I am keeping my bread intake low I was really happy to have lost as I have eaten a WW pizza, naan bread and a burger bun too. It’s been a really pleasant week with regard to filling my body with energy.

I played golf yesterday – it’s now Sunday morning (12:17) but I started writing on Saturday night and am actually referring to Friday – and had an excellent day out with my golf buddies.  My playing partner and I were soundly beaten but we didn’t care as the company was great, the course fantastic and the sun shining all way round.  When I arrived home I had homemade chicken korma and rice waiting for me too, so it couldn’t have been much better – tiny things and all that.

I also want to mention shopping.  The good lady went to the shop this week, rather than doing the usual online thing.  I am not surprised but when she returned there was an extra £50 on the receipt.  I am not bothered about it but it goes to show when you shop online those impulse purchases don’t apply.  Lisa (the good lady) doesn’t like shopping at the best of times but luckily for me came back and said never again will she go to the shop for our weekly groceries as it was all a bit insane in the shop itself.  Amen to that.

I’ve had another great week.  There’s just one more thing for me to cover and that is my ACCA exam result which I get via email on Monday.  I said last week I might ponder and give you my thoughts on the subject, however, since then I’ve decided not to bother.  Sorry to disappoint but ultimately the fact of the matter is whatever will be, will be…

I am sure I will make a much bigger deal of it once I’ve opened the email.  Watch this space as I will most likely do a mid-week post on the result just because I can – it’s the rebel in me.

Have a good one.

Until we next meet…

Ironman67

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