Monday, October 13, 2008

My Brittle Weight Loss Plan

It was our church's Spring Fair on Saturday. For me, this usually involves eating too much. This is due to the fact that my baking usually doesn't work, so I spend money to make up for the fact I have no marketable making-things-for-a-stall skills.

This year:
I baked. And it worked.
I worked on the cake stall. We sold out.
I was in the fashion parade. But that makes no money at all, it's simply entertainment value.
I made an apron. And got heaps of spare change as votes.

So I decided to be a bit more selective in my food choices:
I had a steak burger with salad and a soft drink for lunch. No pavlova and cream. No nachos. No baked potato. No Devonshire Tea.
I bought no cakes (although my Beloved did buy some lamingtons while my back was turned).

I went to the homemade sweet stall and I bought one (1) each of Caramel Fudge and Peanut Brittle because these are my absolute favourites and I only ever get them once a year. There's nothing wrong with little seasonal treats once a year.

Nearing the end of the day, they annouced that various stalls had reduced the prices of what they had left. Remaining containers of sweets were reduced to $1.00.

There was no Caramel Fudge left (there never is). There was heaps of Peanut Brittle. I bought two (2) containers.

Just on the very end of the day I noticed that they still had some Peanut Brittle left. The ladies gave me about five containers for $1.00.

How much weight am I going to lose this week?
... Approximately None


Swift Jan said...

I am very glad I didn't visit your church's fete!! Otherwise I'd be losing no weight also!

Sounds like it wasa fun time though!

Aleta said...

Lol. I try to stay away from the fairs or festivals. Just smells tooo good. Hard enough to lose weigt in the Big Easy!

le said...

hee hee Jen .. I am such a fudge baby - th old fashioned fudge sort not the new soft type but the harder chalky sugarery type ... yum oh

I think you showed major restraint !! le xoxo

Tracy P. said...

I thought I'd pop in and say hello now that I've recovered from my bout of unworthiness over at Givinya's poem post. And I'm glad I did. I love your "approximately none"! What are the chances that I could come up with a catchy signature phrase that I could tie into each and every post?

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh Jen, great post! Wish I'd been there. I would have SAVED you from buying all that ... by buying it myself. I am in dire need of losing weight myself.

The poem wasn't all that great! I felt quite silly as I posted it, wondering if people would notice the way syllables and rhymes didn't quite work out.

Tracy is right - I would't be able to post so cleverly to end up with "Approximately None" each time! You're very clever!

Trish said...

I found you at WTBAY - heehee I loved the fudge at our church country fair too. Caramel and pistacio nuts.

great to find another Aussie blog.