Friday, 13 July 2012

Flexi Day!

After gaining last week, a flexi day should have been the last thing I was contemplating today. However, the Great Yarmouth Beer Festival is on today, and I'm quite a fan of real ale (no walking shoes or beards here though). I thought I'd be a bit cheeky as we're skint and I offered up my photography skills as payment to attend. I've always been told if you don't ask you don't get, and to be honest, my offer was very much made in that vein, and I definitely didn't expect a yes in response..




..however a yes I got, and so I attended the beer festival, with my camera and enjoyed a few beers to, erm, soak up the atmosphere. Real ale is around 4 syns for half a pint, and with the generous half pints at the festival, I've estimated that I've had 4 pints, so that's over 2 days worth of syns.


That's what flexi days are for though, and as I've  been quite low in syns this week I think I'll be okay :)
Brunch today was leftovers, so I had some soup and the remaining gnocchi, which set me up nicely. Then the   4 pints at the beer festival, which are at least 32 syns....Ooops!




Still, life is for living, and the Beer Festival is once a year, and I love attending, and when you can attend for nothing if you take pictures, it's just rude not to, so I'm flexing my syns today. 50 is my top limit, as I now fancy some vodkas, but I'll stick to that limit, as I'm serious about my weight loss.


Dinner is going to be a jacket spud with cheese and beans, minimal efforts and using up my Healthy Extras. I don't feel guilty about today. It's not a habit, it's a rare occurrence that I wanted to make the most of, and use my photography skills for, I've not succumbed to any synful foods, just alcohol, so I'm sure the damage will be minimal, and besides, I'm on a long old journey, and the chances of beer never passing my lips are nil :)


Happy weekend everybody, and if you are close to Great Yarmouth, pop in to the Festival at the Drill Hall on York Road, it's a great festival, with a brilliant atmosphere :)


Food Diary
Leftover Heinz style soup
Left over gnocchi
mushrooms
tomatoes
lettuce
cucumber
baked beans
potatoes


Healthy Extras
A - 5 laughing cow light triangles, 30g Cheddar
B - 30g Cheddar


Syns
4 pints of real ale              32 syns
8 measures of vodka        18 syns


Total                                50 flexi syns (if I have that much vodka!)



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