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New year. Ho hum.

Well. Here we are o the 3rd of January. I feel horrible. Needless to say, I caved in and ate some of EVERYTHING this Christmas. That includes the Christmess Pudding (even though it was a small portion, I’m sure I got a few biscuits in my bowl).

I’ve put on 2kg, and the bloating means none of my trousers fit. I’m SO tired, and my joints ache.

Also, my recently clear skin and glossy hair are things of the past.

From what I understand, the only way to get back on track is to start again, from scratch, right at the very beginning. NOT fun. I know I need to get sorted, but it’s so hard to find the motivation.

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Christmess Pudding

In a previous post, I extolled the virtues (briefly) of the one tradition our family has established at Christmas time: Christmess Pudding.

Here’s how it goes:

  • Every person coming to your party brings up to three pudding items of their choice.
  • All items are dumped unceremoniously (or ceremoniously, if you like), into a big bowl. (In some cases, chopping may be required. Also, use your discernment. Things like meringues are sometimes best added just before serving – that’s up to you really. It’s a fun dish to experiment with).
  • Stir well.
  • If the dessert contains ice cream, freeze until serving. (In fact, it’s usually nice to freeze it anyway).
Caramel Treat. Essential to Christmess Pudding. And life as we know it.

Caramel Treat. Essential to Christmess Pudding. And life as we know it.

This year (2011), our Christmess Pudding will contain (among others):

  • Oreos
  • Ginger biscuits
  • Rollo ice  cream
  • Meringues
  • Fudge
  • Caramel Treat
  • Peppermint Crisp Chocolate

Hmm …. resistance begins to appear somewhat futile.

Christmas Schmistmas

I am a big old Bah-Humbuggy Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. I see it as a pagan holiday, a time to spend too much money, eat too much rich, sweet food, and feel guilty about – oh, everything.

This year, because I am feeling so great, I think it will be better. My mood is 100% improved and my willpower is phenomenal. So even though we will be having our traditional, delicious Christmess Pudding, I will abstain. It’s just three days of parties, and then another party. I can easily stick to healthy food for that long, and it will be SO worth it!

I have 1kg to go to reach my Level 1 Goal Weight, 58kg. I WILL achieve it!

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