I am delighted to report that the scales did not explode / blow up / yell at me to stop squashing it. I thought that it might. Instead it was rather kind to me and told me that I am only up 1.5lb, which is far less than what I imagined or expected because lets face it, my alcohol consumption over the Chritmas period had reached 'drink it off a sore leg' levels!
So i'm only up 1.5lb, but I absolutely did not achieve my goal that I set, so I shall not be treating myself this month. But next month, by the end of January 2012 I'll have smashed my goal to pieces!