Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Mum, Dad, my Beloved and I have just had a few days away at Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This was after Christmas and the big family gathering on Saturday. Sunday we headed off in our car to catch up with a friend of mine who is by now back in her Yorkshire winter then to meet Mum & Dad at our motel.

Had a great time. Tried to be reasonably good. Rowed on Sunday morning before we went, walked miles on Monday, ate my head off on Tuesday and haven't stopped yet. My will power seems to have evaporated with the final days of 2008. Or it might have been the gelati/yoghurt/cheese & icecream that they make in the area. Or the all-you-can-eat buffet on Tuesday night.

I might need a wake-up call on Saturday morning to re-establish my momentum. I was doing so well through Christmas, but now I'm eating everything in sight and REALLY cranky at those who left behind food after our Saturday family get-together (you KNOW who you are!) because if they hadn't done that my "I feel like nibbling on something, but there's nothing in the house" plan would be working.

But we caught up with my brother and his family and her family. Spent heaps of time looking through craft shops and art galleries and bushwalking and looking at views.

Wishing everyone all the best for this brand new year.

Chance that I haven't put on weight in the last four days?

... Approximately None.


Lilly's Life said...

Oh my, I know what you mean. See food and eat it, was my motto through the festive season. Today I am back on the wagon.

Funny I just opened one of those letters about houses they raffle in Qld for charity and the house they have this time is on some land in Maleny. It looks gorgeous - an hour out of Brisbane is a good distance. I am going to buy a ticket. Glad you had a great Chrismtas and I hope you have a happy New Year.

Givinya De Elba said...

Approximately None here too!! Not going to weigh in until I don't feel sick at the thought.

Femina said...

Me too. I was mostly restrained on Christmas Day (all things considered) but I've eaten pretty much non-stop ever since. I did THINK about going to the gym... and you know what they say - it's the thought that counts.

Crazy Sister said...

Don't you just HATE party leftovers in your house. They're from the DEVIL.

Dee from Downunder said...

I dont think you can be good over christmas, its just not Australian to not make a pig of yourself during the festive season. I think I nearly ate a whole pavlova by myself in the end....

Glad you had a nice break!