Normally when I've had a week where I've gained a pound - despite being good - I would have a "throw in the towel" attitude. You know that kind of self-defeating attitude where you just think "sod it - I've failed now so I might as well really fail".
So tonight I got home and found that dinner was ruined. I had set the
slow cooker too high and my Caribbean chicken sauce was burnt and soupy.
Andy took one look and suggested I just turn it into a soup. Fine, it
was a good suggestion considering - and it saves me thinking what to
make at the weekend for lunches. However it also left us in a position
of me already making one meal and not wanting to make another.
By this point Andy was clearly fishing about in the take away menu
drawer and was obviously hankering after a pizza. Straight away I'm
thinking "damage limitation". I mean, I don't want to say no without
looking into the possibilities, but I don't want to blow my points
either. So I get the Eating Out guide out of the cupboard and had a look
through the McDonalds menu (figuring our local burger place was
probably similar points wise) and figured I could get a burger and chips
and still have 6 points left over. Great we're both happy, Andy gets
his take away and I get to keep within my points...though I am a little
concerned about the salt as I try to keep my salt intake low...and I
already had halloumi for lunch.
So, what do you think? Big fail? Or successful damage limitation? I honestly feel like it was a change in thinking.