Stuffed, Yet?

Mr Bear the Cat Model Recommends


Oh, Mr Bear. We all know the feeling. Who’s stuffed yet? Who literally could not eat another thing? I want – no need – to know what the worst thing you’ve eaten has been this Christmas and New Year. Hit me with it – make me laugh. Once my best friend emailed me a list of every morsel of food that she’d eaten on Christmas Day and I couldn’t work out how she was even still alive. It was ridiculous – she’d polished off about a week’s worth of food before 11am! So. What have you indulged in? What odd combinations have entered into your tummies? Have you eaten anything strange or disgusting? Pray tell – use the comments below.

(Mr Bear, in case you were wondering, had eaten a tin of Encore tuna and shrimp food and then two flower-heads from my Christmas flowers. He later threw it all up on the cream carpet. I ate quite moderately over the holidays as I had a temperamental tummy, but I’m now in America and probably eating my own bodyweight of pancakes and bacon every morning.)

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  1. January 2, 2013 / 7:43 am

    Awww Little Bear! My diet has been…junk junk junk junk junk! drinking coke and lemonade, eating gummy bears and Ferrero rocher’s and after eight mints and biscuit selections and Pringles and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Baileys cake and Galaxy bars and M&S Chinese take away food selections and…Oh Lawdy the list goes on! I’m being so damn tubby this year! hahaha

  2. Asma
    January 2, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Aw! Poor cat! Make sure he doesn’t eat chocolate, will you? It’s apparently toxic to cats. When I told my mother in law she gleefully decided to test the information out on the stray cat outside that has been the bane of her life for 11 yrs (it hangs around the house meowing till she feeds it). She’s been trying to kill it all the while, putting various rat poisons and such in its meals! :(

    • Sara
      January 2, 2013 / 2:40 pm

      …excuse me?! Ö_ö

      • Asma
        January 2, 2013 / 3:17 pm

        Got off topic there! But the image of Ruth’s cat reminded me of my own after he accidentally ate some chocolate as a kitten and had to be taken to the vet.. Just wanted to warn her. The mother in law thing is entirely true… Sadly

        • Suzi Q
          January 2, 2013 / 11:46 pm

          /sacrasm on/Your mother in law sounds like a peach, Asma./sarcasm off/.

  3. Sue
    January 2, 2013 / 10:18 am

    haha, my cat always hurled after a tin of tuna – this was a smart move, as he only got fresh fish and meat after a few nasty piles of ick! To be honest tho’, I think they are all a bit gippy – maybe it’s the only way to get rid of all that for they ingest as well xxx

  4. January 2, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    I was in total need of french fries yesterday to temper my hang-over but none of the fish and chips stands in our area where open, so I had to make them myself. Have been slaving in the kitchen for more than an hour!

  5. January 2, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    Not disgusting, per se, but lots of foods that gross out the West, like Kutya (wheatberries w/honey, poppyseeds, nuts, raisins, etc) made only for Christmas Eve, and a couple of other occasions, with Russian beet potato salad (vinagrette), herring, Olivier (another Russian potato salad, trad for NYE), New York cheesecake, lobster with beef tenderloin, shall I go on? And I won’t say how many helpings of everything. But yesterday, the 1st, I was absolutely virtuous. I better stay that way as the belly (and other parts) are doing the Jell-o dance and it would be embarrassing if anyone asked me if I were preggers (I am, let’s just say over 45 – hahahaha, she laughs!). OK. This probably DOES quality for gross and strange…pickles (from salads) w/ cheesecake. Come to think of it, I did that once while preggers, at a deli across from Lincoln Center in NYC, and grossed out my company. What’s wrong with good kosher dill pickles and cheesecake? OH! And it was all between 10PM and midnight….

    • Suzi Q
      January 2, 2013 / 11:44 pm

      Pickle and ice cream……a very interesting combo indeed, Upa! :-)

  6. Hannah
    January 2, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    While on a Borgen bender (trying to cram in the first series on DVD before new series starts at weekend) I ate a box of Violet Cream’s, a whole large bag of bacon rashers (crisps not raw meat), two peanut butter sandwiches, half a box of Cadbury’s fingers, a packet of prawn toasts with sweet chilli sauce and 5 mini salted caramel profiteroles. Washed down with a bottle of Sauvignon and half a bottle of Prosecco. Fat and drunk…. I am now reading my collection of diet and fitness books ;)

  7. January 2, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    I thought I had done reasonably well (apart from managing to eat an 8 person luxury xmas pud over the festive season as no one else wanted any. That was,until today when neighbour popped over with a three foot long box of chocolates as a belated xmas gift. Gah, the universe is conspiring against my thighs!!

  8. Dee
    January 2, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    Mr. Bear may have thrown up because of eating the flowers. Various types are harmful to cats, like poinsettias, and i think maybe lilies, also mistletoe (my dog ate some, long night in the ER). The strangest thing I ate was too much homemade honey comb, (or honey pokey?). It kind of felt like the mentos and diet soda trick going on in my stomach.

  9. Gaya
    January 2, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Even thinkink about it is making me wonder how we manage it. The best thing I’ve eaten is my brother’s macaron à la crème de framboise. It was delicious! For the rest it’s a bit blurry, a mix of everything sweet and salty. I think that the worst is when you can’t tell what it is you’re eating because your palate has gone numb. Anyway, I’m gonna do it all over again the 6th cause being of armenian decent and living in France my family celebrate TWO christmases: the 25th and the 6th! :D

  10. CM
    January 2, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I bulk-baked chocolate brownies to give to friends as presents over Christmas… I ended up eating one whole tray myself spread over the festive period, including for several breakfasts; the labrador ate another whole tray and somehow didn’t die from chocolate/sugar/rum poisoning, he wasn’t even remotely sick, just very hyper; friends only got one tray spilt among them in the end!

  11. sevda
    January 2, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    Sure Ruth once you balance the protein with the cards you should be fine. Very jealous of you being in the states. I went back to work last friday and felt very blue today.

    I was good enough except for the 10 bags of hola hoops ate over 2 nights. While I like the new hola hoops I do miss the old ones.

    I didn’t eat that much choc as I’m a savory girl but I did eat 2 snickers bars one day before the xmas break up. The girls in the office marked it on the planner as they said it was the first time in 2012 that they saw me eat chocolate.

  12. Julia
    January 2, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Ruth, this has nothing to do with this post directly, but seeing a picture of cuddly Mr Bear got me wondering: how do you feel about animal testing and purchasing from companies that conduct tests on animals? I’ve been thinking about it lately and I’m starting to feel like it’s bad of me to justify buying from these companies :(

  13. robin
    January 2, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Given the comments, maybe you should rename this post binge eaters anonymous. Sticking with the theme, I ate a little bit of mushroom soup, a humble piece of salmon and some awfull asparagus. And a complete Ice cream pie. xoxo Robin

  14. Suzi Q
    January 2, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Christmas Eve: not too bad. One lobster tail with a smidge of butter and lemon served with scallops in basil pesto and a salad with home made vinaigrette. Christmas Day, another story entirely: standing rib roast with horseradish sauce, Yorkshire pudding, and Brussels sprouts sauteed in butter, shallots and bacon then baked. The worst sin however was the home made (heavy on the bourbon and heavy cream) eggnog. New Years Eve and day: baked ham, homemade truffle mac and cheese and some veggie or other. Of course for new years ever there was an appetizer platter: home made pate on baguette slices (still chowing down, sadly, but truly delish) manchego cheese and grapes. The kids also had brie en croute. I used resraint and refrained. Dessert/pudding: gingerbread w/ homemade whipped cream. Um, after we kill the pate, I am **so** done. Feel as if I will never fit into my jeans (actually they are really tight today) and since I live fairly close to where you are spending your holiday I feel as if a bikini may be months away if I keep eating like this. I won’t though, Tomorrow am making your recipe for pasta. Will go easy on the buffalo mozzarella. And after that, very few complex carbs until my jeans are comfortable.

    Hope you are having a fab time on our sunny shores, Ruth. Isn’t SoBe fun?

    p.s. I bought another Liquid Gold and am trying the Alpha H serum you recommend as Beauty Bay is having a sale w/ free worldwide shipping. Thanks! You rock!

    • Suzi Q
      January 2, 2013 / 11:41 pm

      I forgot to note the massive quantities of champage w/ Chambord indulged in at midnight and beyond. Am very aware that if I cut out my nightly glass of red wine with dinner that’s about 5# right there in and of itself!

      There now, gluttony fully confessed and accounted for!

  15. Amy
    January 3, 2013 / 10:45 am

    Just wayyyy too much sugar

  16. Sue
    January 3, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Note to all cat owners – lily pollen is incredibly toxic to cats, so de-anther them, or better still, don’t buy/grow them! xxx

  17. January 3, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is a Yorkshire tradition (or maybe just my other half’s family tradition) but Christmas cake with Stilton cheese!! Sounds awful – tastes amazing!

  18. Leslie
    January 9, 2013 / 5:16 am

    MASSIVE quantities of champagne, vodka, and coffee with Baileys, cheesy potatoes, countless cookies, and then an entire tray of leftover cranberry-goat cheese croquettes (while in pain after our holiday party.) Then I got on a plane to Hawaii. Not the happiest flight, I have to admit.

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