Crocheting is a great way to keep your hands busy and out of the cookie jar. I taught myself how to knit last winter, but realized the fun for me was mostly in buying all the stuff and proving I could do it. I am now the proud owner of a lovely 6-inch long scarf.
I was humbled by reading some of the posts tonight about exercise (I'm horrifically lazy), so I ran downstairs and hopped on my elliptical machine. Probably the only good thing about being overweight is that my parents are so worried about me that they buy me great gym equipment for Christmas. It's like my very own 24 hr fitness, only with more guilt attached for not using it since I basically just have to walk 10 feet to get there.
As for the 5 minutes, Shelly, it's better than zero minutes!