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 ?