The trouble started a few weeks into October. Everywhere I’d go: candy, cookies and cake. Then came all the discounts on Halloween candy. If you see a big bag of peanut butter cups for only two dollars, you have got to buy it, right? Then it was Thanksgiving and the wonderful assortment of pies. Up next: Christmas with more candy and even more pies. Mixed in with the chilly weather and early darkness, you have a perfect storm that culminates in lazy days watching Star Trek. I assumed my belt was shrinking, but as it turns out I’m getting kind of chunky.