Fitness Friday: binge

The day (week?) slipped away from me. I thought about skipping today’s post. But skipping a Fitness Friday post seems like a slippery slope. If I’m not writing about being healthy, I’m not thinking about being healthy and I’m probably not being healthy. In fact, I’m sitting here fighting temptation: late-night munchies. I suppose 9:30 pm doesn’t qualify as late night to most people, but it is definitely too late for a snack for me. Of course, if it was an apple or some carrots, that would be one thing. Unfortunately, the salty chips are calling me from the cupboard.

So, rather than giving into the urge to mindlessly eat, I’m blogging. Of course, it’s after 9:30 pm and I’m just waiting for Philip to fall asleep so I can do the same. Instead of coming up with new material, I thought I would recycle an apropos microstory that I published two years ago. It was inspired by the yeah write writing challenge question, “What time is it?”


Beyond the witching hour but before dawn cracks like an egg in the sky, brownies beat back boredom and chips are my crisp companions. My will power melts like butter in a skillet, my resolutions dissolve like this mint on my tongue.

Do you fight the urge to snack in the evening?


5 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: binge

  1. My mindless snacking is most likely to strike the minute I get home from work, hungry and dinner not even started. I’ll have to remember your blogging tip 🙂 (Although I seem to be perfectly capable of writing and eating at the same time, ha ha.)


  2. Yes, I find that blogging my food for the day makes me less likely to eat later in the evening because then I’d either have to update my post or add it to the next one and I don’t want to do that. Well done for not missing posting, did you feel it helped focus you?


  3. when monkey & Man read post Man say he think with immediateness of quotation from oscar wilde. here quote next. “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.” When potato chip call to Man from behind cupboard door Man not take long for release potato chip from imprisonment.

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