Managing the Holidays
Friday, March 09, 2012
Yesterday, I stayed within my calorie range. You might ask, pray tell, why is this such a big deal? Yesterday was a major Jewish holiday called Purim. Without getting into too many details, Purim is a holiday where we celebrate the fact that someone (Persian Empire) tried to kill us (Jews), but they didn't (hooray!) and now we celebrate (eat a ton of food).
Did I mention that this 'they tried to kill us, they didn't, let's eat' theme is basically the undercurrent behind almost every Jewish holiday? Well, it is. Which means we have a lot of fun holidays, and a lot of opportunities to go way over our calorie range.
But.. I didn't! I ate a ton of salad, some chicken, eggs... and yes, half a hamentashen (triangle shaped cookie with yummy jam filling in the middle). Which I am pretty sure I forgot to log... whoops. I'll go ahead and do that now. Anyway, let's see if I can get through this weekend.
Did I mentioned that every weekend, on Shabbos (Hebrew for Sabbath) we make enough food equivalent for to Thanksgiving meal? Do you guys feel sorry for me yet??