In my Dutch family, we traditionally bake a cake on Epiphany, January 6th i.e. today. In it, we hide three items: a thimble, a penny and a wedding ring. If you get the thimble, it means you'll work hard for the year. If you get the penny, you'll get rich. If you get the wedding ring, it means love is in the air.
Unfortunately, this cake is made of exactly the things that Gary has warned me need to be avoided, including, in equal quantities (200g), the dreaded white flour (I wonder if unbleached is better?) and sugar. (I guess the four eggs, the 200g of butter and the cocoa are OK).
As is typical with these resolutions, this means I will have to start my diet tomorrow (). I will however weigh in tonight, to see what my starting weight is. I'm normally 165 lbs, but I fear the Christmas season may have made some slight changes to that...Also, the scale is very erratic, and I have to kick it to make it work. Hmm. I wonder, given this is a scientific experiment, whether I should get my hands on another one?