I went to my mum's house today with DH and our four kids, 18, 10, 7 and six months old, and my sister was there with her two and her DH and my brother and his wife and their two children, and finally my aunty. The smell when I got there was tremendous and I have to admit that it was the hardest day of LL yet! I walked in the kitchen to torment myself I think! I looked at the steaming turkey and thought to myself that I could have a slice, as it probably wouldn't bring me out of ketosis!! But I'm such a perfectionist that I would have been so, so disappointed in myself if I had, so I walked away and took my bar and sat in the other room while they all went to eat. The thing that made it easier was that I can't bear all the noise with so many people/kids, so instead I sat and watched TOTP while the baby had a sleep and sipped my black coffee, so it was quite pleasant in the end. My dad came in and brought me a cracker to pull (bless!) and in it was a little tiny silver salt and pepper shaker - perfect for my handbag for soups!! LOL! My mum also said that she was going to do me a Xmas lunch when I am able to eat it, and would do the full works! Anyway, I got through the day and even managed to avoid the Pringles, cake, etc! I did, however, get really upset and angry at one point when my brother came back in the room with my brother-in-law and started telling me that I'm not eating properly, how am I going to keep any weight off because as soon as I started eating properly again I'd put it all on. My brother said that a girl in work lost loads on LL then put the lot back on as soon as she finished. I told him he knew nothing about it, to which he replied that he'd "lived it" for 12 weeks. I replied that she couldn't have done it properly then, as she would have had another 12 weeks following that learning a lot more about food and herself before she had finished. Then my brother-in-law starts saying that I'm going to be bulimic next, that he'd bet on it, and then started mouthing off about how stupid the diet is and that I need to play squash to lose weight!! WTF!! At this point I snapped that I wasn't getting into an argument about LL on Xmas day when I'd just missed my Xmas dinner and they knew nothing about LL and that I was I told them that I was really p'd off, and I think I threw in a few more swear words (whoops!), started to get really angry, then I got upset because I'd let them get to me, as I can usually take it more or less in my stride! Anyway, they just looked at me in complete and utter shock and shut up! My sister-in-law who had also been saying exactly the same things then realised how much they'd got to me and said "each to their own, if it works for you then good on you". Anyway, despite the stress, I got through it. I was a little snappy or a little quiet in equal measures but it was fine as it went. Hope you all had a good day of abstinence! Would love to hear your experience of your Xmas!