My hometown weekend: family and fudge

Monday, July 16, 2012 Permalink

So, I am almost certain you’ve all been on the edge of your seats wondering how I fared in my hometown on the weekend? No? What’s wrong with you people?! For god’s sake!

Anyhoo… Having committed to not go the way of tourists visiting Cyprus or Turkey and gain masses of weight (in the three days I was in my hometown); and then been stymied by the wet weather – forcing me to ponder wet-weather-exercise options; I was relieved on Saturday afternoon when the rain briefly eased, just long enough for my brother to wash our cars and for me to go for a walk. Actually re the car thing, he was going to wash my mother’s and I was to wash my own but fortunately sadly I was helping my mother with the computer-related ‘To-Do’ list (yes, really!) so he was forced to continue on and wash both cars.

Feeling slightly guilty that big bro was doing all of the ‘heavy lifting’ (ie. installing new letterbox and washing cars, doing things with nails and the like) while I helped mum save and sort electronic photographs I decided that I should indeed go for a walk. (I was also spurred into action by the encouraging comments on my last blog post!)

I diligently donned my exercise gear though confessing that my walk would be a short one – just 20 minutes or so I decided, and headed off.

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Despite the temptations which usually confront me when in my hometown, I stayed away from the caramello chocolate in the refrigerator and refused my mother’s offer to go and buy corn chips (in the guise of nachos for lunch).

I did, however, ask mum if we could make my very favourite caramel fudge.

Naturally she initially balked at my request – given my commitment to healthy eating and not-bingeing. I was able to reassure her however, that I was VERY unlikely to make the fudge for myself so it wasn’t going to become a binge food. Plus, as I said in my other blog, which includes the russian caramel fudge recipe, I played the pouty ‘but I’m your little girl’ card!

And thankfully she gave in and I did return to my own house with a container of caramel fudge.

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I’d like to tell you all that I’ve paced myself in relation to the fudge consumption. But that would be a lie.

But you know what? That’s okay. I know it’s a ‘sometimes’ food (as Rick Kaufman would say in If Not Dieting, Then What?) and although I’m not able to control myself around it, I can certainly control my access to it.

Do you have fave family recipes? Or foods that flashback to your childhood?

12 Comments
  • Liz@LastChanceTraining
    July 16, 2012

    I love fudge. I don’t have it very often either.

    • Debbish
      July 16, 2012

      I can’t stand the store bought stuff. It’s really hard to find decent stuff – (plus I have the GF issue), but mum’s is yummy!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 16, 2012

    You are so right – you shouldn’t beat yourself up about the fudge because it isn’t something you have everyday. A home made treat every now and then is needed 🙂

    • Debbish
      July 16, 2012

      Thanks Dannii, I think you’re right – obviously!

      Deb

  • Vicki
    July 17, 2012

    Did you bring any for me? Oh sorry was that rude?

    • Debbish
      July 17, 2012

      Umm… it’s all gone!

  • Vicki
    July 17, 2012

    Oh no! The rest of my comment disappeared! I’m positive it’s ok for a sometimes treat and I agree that you can’t buy a decent fudge .. They’re too soft and smooshy! X

    • Debbish
      July 17, 2012

      Yep Vicki, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to as well!

  • KCLAnderson (Karen)
    July 18, 2012

    I hate fudge LOL

    But I love how you avoided the binge foods and yet treated yourself at the same time, with something lovingly made just for you from scratch. Talk about cosmic. 🙂

    • Debbish
      July 18, 2012

      Very true Karen. I really enjoyed the fudge and know it’s something that I can’t / won’t have often. (Like cheesecake which mum makes for me on my birthday once a year – occasionally a second one sometime as a treat. I LOVE cheesecake and it’s hard to get gluten-free…. when I have it I eat almost an entire thing in one day!)

      Deb

  • Julia
    July 18, 2012

    That is such a good attitude. I love the “sometimes” food card, and I also think it is important to know that when you can’t stop yourself from eating something it isn’t a big deal – as you say, the ACCESS to it is. What a smart way of thinking about things, Deb!

    • Debbish
      July 19, 2012

      Thank Julia. Yes, I’m trying to use the ‘sometimes’ word for less-than-healthy food (treats etc – cos treats shouldn’t necessarily be food-related!).

      On the ‘access’ issue, I suspect there’s some level of ‘intent’ involved as well, but can’t get my head around that at the moment. I’m restricting my access to things like chocolate and corn chips, but I’ve previously attempted to not have them around but found myself making mercy dashes to the grocery store to stock up. (Need to ponder on that a bit more!)

      Deb

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