Ok, I hit a speed bump last week with leftover Halloween candy.
Consuming fistfuls of miniature Hershey bars wasn’t quite in my plan, but that’s where I found myself.
This week I’m back on the wagon, but I was left thinking about something I heard several years ago, namely that if you’re going to indulge, make it special.
I can tell you right now that there was nothing special about the pile of Halloween candy I ate.
It wasn’t Great-Grandma’s toffee recipe, lovingly re-created once a year for the holidays. It wasn’t even Cadbury Crème Eggs, available only at Easter.
You could buy any of the leftover treats I shoveled down my gullet from a random vending machine, and some of them even seemed a little stale. Ick.
I’m so mad at myself for falling into the trap of mindlessly overindulging on nutritional garbage, but I’m going to learn my lesson and soldier on.
Resolution: with the holidays approaching, if I choose to indulge, I will enjoy something that is unique, not readily available and worth it.
This Japanese proverb is also proving helpful:
This just made me laugh: