Was it really a good decision?

5:15 PM CST. I’m at work with just under two hours before I can leave for the day.

I have the munchies. Big time. There’s just no denying them.

I head to the vending machine with a pocket full of nickles, dimes, and a few quarters (I don’t know why, but I always try to get rid of my nickles and dimes and hold onto my quarters. Maybe because they are like pure gold to my kids…)

I fill my big mug full of ice, get two bottles of Diet Coke (yes, I know), and stare through the clear Plexiglas into the rows and rows of treats (all clearly labeled with accurate (+/- 20%) carb grams). My eyes are drawn to a favorite of mine – Cool Ranch Doritos.

popcorn“No,” I tell myself, “not a good decision.” So I put in my $0.80 and punched the button for a microwave popcorn bag.

Flash forward a bit, and the bag of popcorn is happily at rest in my stomach, but I’m still jonesing for something. I stuck myself right in the middle of that nasty “salty/sweet” cycle. Damn.

Five of those tiny bite-size “Mr. Goodbar” chocolates and a SWAG bolus later, I wondered if I really made a better decision. Or if I should have just gone ahead and got my Doritos…

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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