The next huge fagopoti on the horizon is Easter, which comes on 15th April this year in Orthodox countries, a week before that on 8th April in the Catholic calendar. That's almost 15, or 14, weeks away depending on which tradition you follow.
However, that may seem interminable to some so I thought we might set ourselves an interim challenge for St Valentine's Day, which falls on a Tuesday this year and is just six weeks away. I hope you'll agree that's manageable and should help us get rid of whatever we gained during the festive season so we can indulge in a romantic Valentine's dinner with our other half.
Personally a few days ago I gave away the last few kourabiedhes to a friend to try because she was so impressed when she heard I made them myself (doesn't everyone?) and I don't make melomakarona because I don't like them, so all that's left to tempt me is Vassilopitta but my son loves it so I don't mind leaving it all to him. (It's the second one I made, I had to make one for my mother-in-law as well because she's in mourning. I use a recipe from Stelios Parliaros, if anyone's interested I can post it but it's quite rich, not a diet recipe I'm afraid.)
Anyway, I hope some of you will join the challenge. I'll post a separate entry with weigh-in dates, so you can copy-paste it with your own stats. Good luck everyone! May 2012 be the year we all reach our Spark goals.
Pan metron ariston.
| Pounds lost: 12.0