Yesterday, right out of the blue a very slim friend pressed upon me some cheesy bites that she had made for me, we were in a car park at the time. Once home I ate nearly all of them whilst walking slowly to the end of my garden where I managed to throw the last two over the fence to the sheep in the field. Today, pulling myself together, I refused a mince pie at a pre Christmas coffee morning. BUT I won the star prize in the raffle which was a M&S Christmas hamper. True, about half of the contents were wood shavings which must surely be low in calories, especially if I don't dust them with sugar, and I have managed to unload some biscuits etc next door but I am left with wine, strawberry conserve with champagne, a Christmas pudding, Brandy butter, all sorts. I haven't tried anything yet but knowing the way my mind usually works I could easily talk myself into a research project. What would you do ?
There's no justice in this life: Yesterday... - Weight Loss NHS
Lherring has had quite a similar situation to you today - with the Secret Santa Chocs, so worth looking at that post, as there are some good suggestions there, and you might wish to do the same things with your Hamper goodies.
Please don't let this get you down, I know you've eaten some things you'd rather not have done, but it really does happen to us all, and it's better to just draw a line under it, and move forward - but at the same time try to ensure you have those hamper items out of sight - because otherwise the temptation will be to consume them, and I don't think you'll feel good about it, if you do.
Hope you have a good evening, and that the rest of the week goes well for you.
Personally, I'm so convinced of the harm of this stuff that I would bin it. But, as Bigmama99 illustrated, there will always be people that have a different outlook, and that's their prerogative.
Forgive me, but I couldn't help but find humour at the irony of refusing a mince pie. It's certainly fitting of a line somewhere in that Alanis Morrisette song.
Still, by gifting the contents of the hamper to friends, family members or to the local food bank, I'm sure you'll be making someone's Christmas.
After all, the contents won't have just come from an ordinary hamper...they'll have come from a M&S hamper.