I'm not offended beldaraan! It is a funny story and I can look back and laugh now!
As far as using M&M's to count rows, it's a great idea, but I use knitting as a way to STOP snacking! If I weren't knitting it'd be too tempting to run to the fridge and make a snack.
I'm doing well with it, though I have to get back to my running soon. Will be back to be slender sevlte self soon!