Funny SW conversation with my Mum

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  1. cocktailprincess

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    I took my Mum (who I love dearly)to join SW last night as I thought EE would be perfect for her as she finds anything slightly complicated difficult to grasp.

    This conversation happened today after me and the group leader explaining the plan about 47,000 times

    I just thought it was a funny story for anyone who has a batty Mum or has ever done SW

    Hello?
    Claire? How many points are in cod from Iceland?
    Is it just cod?
    Yes, well no, it’s in a sauce
    What kind of sauce?
    Erm, butter sauce
    Oh……..well the clue is in the word ‘butter’ Mum. I guess it has syns, let me check. What is it actually called as I have to type it in exactly on the website?
    Cod in sauce
    Not ‘cod in butter sauce’? There’s nothing coming up for either
    Try ‘fish in butter sauce’
    No, nothing……….can you have a look on the packet at what it is actually called?
    It’s in the freezer!
    I’ll wait……(sound effects of woman moving around flat, opening freezer door, rustling around freezer
    No- I must have thrown the box away that they came in
    I can’t tell you then Mum.
    What about haddock in tomato and curry sauce?
    Is that from Iceland?
    No it’s from Lidl
    Ok…………..no, nothing for that. Is that exactly what it’s called?
    Hang on……………oh, no, it’s herring not haddock
    And what is the ACTUAL name of it from the tin
    I don’t know, it’s all in German
    Ok………………..sorry, they don’t translate, Mum
    Oh ok. Anyway I have done really well this afternoon because I had a massive jacket potato with salad and cottage cheese
    That’s great, but don’t forget to point your cottage cheese
    Cottage cheese! What! are there points in cottage cheese?
    Yes, because it’s not fat free- but don’t worry there won’t be many. What did you have for breakfast?
    Er…………..a banana like normal
    With toast?
    Yes
    Did you have 2 rounds?
    Yes
    Oh, was it the seeded loaf I told you was really high in syns?
    Yes………but it was getting near the end of the loaf, and the slices get smaller near the end, don’t they?
    I checked out the points and they are 6 and a half per slice. So that’s 13 on bread and about 1 on cottage cheese, so just be careful now as you have used up all your syns
    Oh, so should I just have a plate of vegetables for my tea?
    NO MUM- you can have any of the free foods that I told you about last night. Have some meat and potatoes, or rice or pasta or fish or anything think of all the food I told you about last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    …………………..what about sweetcorn?

    xxxxx
     
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    LOL she'll get the hang of it eventually............maybe!
     
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    I gave up explaining to Mum years ago!!!!
    Honestly, I do have patience but it wears thin when I try to explain SW to her......she just doesn't get it.
    When she sees me eat, she still says 'can you eat all that?'
    I just grit my teeth and smile....
    She says she prefers WW but she she hasn't got a bloomin' clue how to work the points out on that either and I've also given up trying to explain that too!!! lol

    Sam
    xxx
     
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    I am not laughing really well yes I am. That is so funny!!!:D
     
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    LOL!!! So much for 'extra easy'
     
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    That is just priceless!
     
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    Your mum sounds fab lol :)
     
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    Sounds like the mum in law, shes doing it along with the missus too lol
     
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    This story of your mum is just brilliant...Bless em!! and you wrote it so well.. keep us posted on more of mum's events.. it made me smile...
     
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    Your Mum honestly sounds amazing!

    :D
     
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    Me and my mum have a don't ask any questions and I'll just stick the food under your nose understanding - so much easier.
     
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    Oh my word... that's priceless. Bless her.
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha that has just made my morning lmao bless her get her some low fat noodles and pasta n sauce send her on her way
     
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    Brilliant.

    Why not make her a week's menu and show her how it links in with SW plan
    Irene x
     
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    this is why I never attempt to explain SW to me Mum or my bf's Mum! They just think if you're on a diet you should just eat fruit and veg!
     
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    awe bless, sometimes they can be so frustrating but we love them to bits x
     
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    The sad thing is this is exactly what I did.
    I took a massive bag of shopping with me when I took her to join the clas: pasta n sauce, heinz ravioli, savoury rice, muller light, tinned steak and ham, etc etc
    I wrote down everything I had eaten for the last 2 weeks hoping she might learn a bit from that too!

    I have since had about 637 calls from her asking equally mad questions- I will keep you all posted! I can't believe what I have let myself in for!

    xxxxxxxxxx
     
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    Invite her round to yours for all her meals, it would be a lot easier lol. good luck x
     
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    That is sooo! funny - I have the same sort of conversations with both my mom & my MIL but you really have a way of writing that brings it to life. Keep us posted & cheer us all up!
     
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