They say that travel is broadening, and the trips we’ve taken this year have certainly broadened me. I’m trying to get back to my pre-travel weight; one of ways that has worked for me in the past is to avoid mindless eating.
This morning, we went to in-person Torah Study at Shir Hadash for the first time since March, 2020. Some things had changed – we were in a different room so that people could join us over Zoom, and, of course, we have a different Rabbi leading the session. But some things hadn’t changed – there were chocolate brownies within easy reach. I ignored them, cheerfully.
This evening, we went to a Halloween party. There were lots and lots of goodies, and I knew that if I started to munch, I’d have a hard time stopping. So I ignored them. But after a couple of hours, I’d seen too many people eating (and praising) the homemade chocolate chip cookies; I was ready to give in to temptation. I walked to the kitchen, only to discover that the tin of cookies was empty.
I drowned my sorrows with M&M’s.