Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Hell's 9th circle

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!

- Posted from my iPhone


Rapunzel said...

Oh, I'm right there with you, hon! I was seriously tempted by a big ol' greasy pizza last night. Did I resist? Well, kinda. I had one piece and considered that my weekly "cheat" meal. Not as bad as it could've been, right?

Peridot said...

And WHERE are all the M&S low cal/fat meals - I went into two branches looking for one of their low cal pizzas and the range was woeful. AND no pizza, grrr

judyqofk said...

Congrats on your determination! Pffft on there not being more tasty lowfat and low cal choices in the world. EVERYONE would benefit from that.

Seren said...

Well done for resisting - M&S can be evil. I think I'm going to have to avoid the food hall altogether while they continue to sell carrot cake dippers, I think I might succumb to those!


Runnergirl said...

This is what I find so tough. If the evil nasty food isn't around, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. But for some reason as soon as it's there in front of me I can't stop thinking about it.

Well done!

I am right now tucking into a punnet of blueberries.

Although last night I baked cakes for my mum in law, and I did have a small one. Didn't have a brownie though.

Linz M said...

M&S = much evilness. Well done for resisting! x

septembergrrrl said...

M&S = food porn.

If you can resist their food hall post workout, then you are *on your game* well done!