Why is it that I can blog every day of December, but when I need to upload at least one post I don’t?
Friday’s are my new weigh in days. Last week was a bit of a short one because I technically weighed in last Monday (1’st January). This also means my Slimming World app won’t enter my weight loss.
THAT’S RIGHT! You heard me. LOSS!
The app may not know, but I know in my heart, I lost 4.5lb this week. I can’t say I know how this happened (and I also can’t promise a loss next week because this week has been a struggle, not going to lie). However, last week I did have salad for lunch every day. (I know what I’m having tomorrow!).
While they’re great for weight loss, they’re not so great in terms of variety. So what happens if I change things up? I don’t know, we’ll find out on Friday (or whenever I decide to post my Friday results).
I am debating on whether to keep up with the Salads for the remainder of January. Over the last couple of days for lunch I had this Pasta dish I made, because there were leftovers so I thought why not? But I do know that February’s goal of ‘Be More Active’ will consume a lot of my time, so we’ll see.
I’ve also noted that I only drink 2 glasses of water per day. You know that isn’t good enough, I know that isn’t good enough. Ideally I’d also like to drink 2 cups of Green Tea per day (one in the morning with breakfast and one with lunch). That reminds me, I’d also like to start eating breakfast.
Unexpected of the week
I deleted all my dating apps. I’m not sure why I decided to do this. It wasn’t something I set out to do at the beginning of the year, but the more I thought about it the more it made sense.
I want to focus on me this year. Cliché I know. You can call it self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-indulgent or just plain selfish. Call it whatever you want. For me, the time that I spend analysing peoples profiles and what-not (usually around 2 in the morning when I can’t sleep), I can spend doing something else (like trying to sleep in the midst of the struggle to do so).
Most importantly, it isn’t a lot of fun anymore. When I first signed up to these apps and sites, getting a match was exciting. Talking to someone new was exciting. It isn’t anymore because either there will be no conversation or it’s pulling teeth trying to keep one going. There were times where I’d have a conversation and it’d go to WhatsApp – something which I no longer like to do thanks to their sending of genitals I did not request, nor did I require to enrich my life as a whole.
Depending on the app used, you don’t need to match with someone to message them, and while some of them are nice and you start talking (before you’re not anymore), a lot of them are horny people thinking they’re “giving you a compliment”. One of the more tame messages I got was “Hey, what’s your favourite hole – not dirty!”
(So, I replied saying that my absolute favourite would have to be the rabbit hole from Alice in Wonderland… unsurprisingly I did not get a response).
I showed some of them to a friend a couple of months ago and she said to me “Where do you find these people??”.
I DON’T! They find me!
She found the love of her life on one of the same dating apps I had, so I’m not knocking them at all!
This section of the post is a lot longer than I anticipated. The main gist of this is that it isn’t fun at the moment.
This isn’t to say that if I meet someone, and something develops that way, I would reject it. I would absolutely see where it goes however, the dating app experience has gotten a bit stale. Spending some time away seems like the best idea.
Let’s check back in around 6 months and see how this turned out!
Yes, you’ve read that right. Hear me out!
Going into Slimming World this time around, I’m not exactly prepared. Actually, I didn’t prepare at all. It’s the Number 1 rule, like the Boy Scouts. I think? I’m not American, this is what the movies tell me.
Due to my being unprepared meant that I had no syns. What I did have was bread and butter. Buttered toast. Why is this so underrated? Don’t get me wrong, I got some syns (I can’t say if that was a good call yet) but I always forget how good it is and doesn’t discount its deliciousness.
Sausage in Batter.
All day. Every day. Throughout the week, that’s what I craved. I don’t know why I craved it, but I was not impressed. The Slimming World app doesn’t even list the syns for it. I HAVE NEEDS, DAMNIT!
And I need the value to squash those needs.
I even tried searching those “If you crave ‘this unhealthy thing’ your body actually wants ‘this healthy thing’ – NO RESULTS!
Pasta; Bacon; Mushrooms; Onion; Chicken stock; 1tsp Philadelphia Light; 1tbsp pine nuts, which I split into 4 dishes. So approximately 2 syns per portion, if my calculations are correct. I won’t even lie, it was damn good.
Yay, week 1 of the resolution pact is done! Let me know how your first week went! Do you have resolutions? How are they going so far?