Going for Goal!
Well this year, me and DHB and off to my Mum's for Christmas dinner. We originally said we would go out somewhere nice, but now we have other family members joining us - and they are getting a bit 'sniffy' over prices. So as per usual my poor Mother will be slaving over the stove. Anyway, I have suggested 'contributing' in some way, as a way of helping. So my dearest Mother has left me to dessert!!! So today I have been looking at Christmas pudding recipes (I start doing them around mid/late September to mature and enhance flavours) This year though, as there is a lot of us (around 10!) I am going to do 2 christmas puds - my usual traditional one (I make them every year as my way of contributing) and I have found a 'Very Berry' christmas pud too. I'm also doing my usual yule log to keep the chiddlers happy. Now the reason for my post, is that I am not drooling! ha! I've said to myself, right...The christmas pud can't be eaten for 3 months while it matures anyway, so there is no point in drooling atm, I can drool on Christmas day when I am going to allow myself a piece. I have said quite firmly to my Mum though, that this year I am by no means going to be indulging in all the chocolate, mince pies and everything else that comes with Christmas. I hope to be on the maintenence by then - and as always with Christmas I expect I will put on some weight, which I am ok with, but I just really don't want to go completely bonkers. My plan is to count calories for meal times and have 'healthy' things, and perhaps have a couple of treats/drinks. Is anyone else going to be up to maintaining (hopefully) by Christmas, and worrying about weight gain etc? I know it's really early to be thinking about it, but writing out these recipes has got me thinking about how best to 'behave'. I'm just fretting because my family tend to 'indulge' at Christmas, we are such a huge family and there are visitors everyday over the Christmas period, and treats galore - I'm scared about the temptations that I will be facing. Do I just have it, but a slither (small bit) or avoid it completely and have a ciggie outside instead?! ha! HELP! Hugs x x x