what are your thoughts if you are supposed to be on SS ? I am about to start (again having been on cd for 3 months back in 2010) but not at this time of year, I am highly motivated and will see it through to the end this time but my thoughts are to eat my normal christmas dinner & dessert (but less of it & not 20 plates of left overs over the following 2 days) also wont be buying my normal xmas treats that I eat myself ie ferrero rocher, toffifees, thortons continental, matchmakers etc.
xmas is the only day of the year we have ALL the trimmings and I generally start looking forward to it in about .. oh June :rolleyes:
Also I drink alcohol ONCE per year.. hogmany along with the hogmany nibbles (hubby is tea total & I just don't bother myself any other time) I still intend to do this (so will need to be off ss that day & prob new years day although dinner then is less of an occasion compared to xmas dinner in our house.
We never really go out to social occasions etc so I don't need to have "planned" days off, its just these 2 times at over the festive period that I am already thinking about.
Does everyone else stick to SS ?
im planning on staying on SS over christmas, my last day on SS is the 26th dec, so 27th i will be on step 2 for a week so we have planned to have a step 2 meal for "christmas dinner" but 2 days later! Since it will be my first real food that day im sure it will feel like im eating a full xmas dinner with all the trimmings!
I was wondering the same. I'm on SS+, so hope to be able to have the meat and veg (maybe a little more than the poxy 80g) and skip the potatoes and trimmings. I think the key is, if you go off plan, get back on it the next day. We are only human, so we don't want it to feel like a prison sentence, but just keep temptation out of the way, or cut it right back if you have kids or visitors. I'm sure our CDC can help and advise. x
much respect to any one that can stay on plan for xmas, im having the full works but my hope is cause i ll be used to smaller portions there won t be the same quantity. id be miserable watching it go by without partaking but think its a case of whatever feels right for you. no matter what i get up to its onwards and downwards after with no recriminations
As will I!! I love baking goodies around Christmas to take to relatives but as this year it's just the two of us (yyaaayyyy) then I plan on farming them out to our flat mates family when they go on Christmas Eve. I want to be a bit sensible though so I am going to only leave small amounts for us. E.g. if I make a batch of pork and cranberry sausage rolls I won't be dividing it 50/50, we will get a couple for my wife and I and our flat mates family gets the rest. My wife looked a little grumpy when I told her this but she will get over it!!
Originally Posted by skydragon
This might be a good time to make some of the step 2 snacks I have been looking at so we don't go straight for the crisps and bombay mix: Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas Recipe - CHOW (one example - minus the oil and less salt). My thoughts are to make something like this with a mixture of lentils, beans and chickpeas as they all go crunchy and you have your own version of bombay mix!!
Another thing would be to do something like root vegetable mash...so carrots, swede, celeriac....! But roast potatos and pigs in blankets are an absolute MUST!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the idea of making a Bombay mix, such a good idea. Any other thoughts, I'd be interested to hear them. I might be kidding myself about being good, but I've got to try ;-)
Re: christmas day/dinner
Not at the moment...I will have a think...
Originally Posted by LC01
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