Quick sipdown (113/395) before work.
Today is the first day of my new diet, so I’m trying to drink a lot of my teas with no additives, particularly ones I think will make a good dessert replacement. This falls into that bracket and also happens to be one of the oldest in my cupboard, acquired in the early days from my mystery box from MissB . So last summer I was doing really well on Weight Watchers, and had lost almost 3 stone which was my goal. I was 36 lbs down with only 6 to go (though it had slowed down significantly) when I met my wonderful boyfriend. Since then, 10 months have passed and I’ve gained back 18 lb through a mix of a more active job (I’ve gained significant muscle mass in my calves), takeaways, restaurant dates and happiness. Even though I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I would like to get back to the weight I was last summer, as I was a lot healthier then and had worked so hard for it. It’s two months until my birthday now, and I’m aiming to lose 12 lbs by then. Hopefully by documenting that here I will hold myself more accountable!
Anyway, all of that to say that I’m really enjoying this more than I had on previous occasions. The flavour has held up well over time, and the rooibos base adds a kind of burnt caramel note to the orange which makes me think of marmalade. It is fulfilling its role of desert substitute nicely.