It turns out there IS a greater hell than a gauntlet of takeaways when you're post-gym and starving / broken.
It's called a Marks & Spencer food hall at lunchtime. Everywhere you look there's displays of new, yummy (and astonishingly unhealthy) foods.
Was I insanely jealous as my mate walked round gathering honey-roast gammon, new potatoes with garlic butter, veg in herb butter, carrot cake dippers - carrot cake bites you dip in frosting and then walnuts, and flapjack dippers - flapjack bites you dip in chocolate sauce and then chocolate chips (what fresh torture are these devilish new inventions???) - for her dinner tonight?
Oh hell yes.
Was I dribbling over the displays of new summer cupcakes, triplets of miniature desserts (key lime!!! My favourite!!), and other miscellaneous sweet and savoury snack packs?
Double hell yes!!!
Did I leave with only my sugar-free squash, some strawberries and a Count on Us chicken wrap for tea tonight.
Sulking much now?
Some days are sent to try us *sigh*. I can't eat that stuff without consequences. Actually, neither can Sam, but that's another story and a reality she's not ready to face yet :-(
Meanwhile, I've got 5 points to spare after my planned tea. I'm thinking a snack before counselling, and something small at the cinema, and then maybe a point or two saved for another day.
Ah well - I think the worst of the temptation is over.
May the strength be with you, fellow Resisters of Temptation!
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