At times momentum is my greatest leverage against all that reaches to pull me down.

It can also be my worst enemy when partnered with out of control blood sugars and high carb eating rampages. It attacks my motivation to crawl out of the hole, and saps whatever energy I have. It makes me want to just sleep it all away.

There’s a visual that I always see when I’m thinking about momentum. A giant snowball and a big hill.

The tip top of the hill is neutral ground. The big snowball of momentum is resting, perfectly balanced on the top. It’s not moving down the negative side or down the positive side.

Now think about what happens if that snowball is given a chance to start rolling down the “BAD” side of the hill. It starts rolling faster and faster, getting bigger and harder to stop each second. Before too long – SPLAT!


I know you are picturing the same thing I am… Getting run over and swallowed into the snowball – just like Scoob & Shag in the cartoons.

The task of fighting out of the snowball, bringing the negative momentum to a stop, then pushing that gargantuan snowball back up the hill… seems downright impossible.

Good thing for us, that energy is just as powerful when you get that snowball moving down the positive side of the hill! It takes some real substantial work (conscious or not) to move that snowball back to the negative side.

But how the heck do I do it? Tell me HOW I can move the giant snowball.

Small steps Johnsonson, small steps. And lay off the cheesy tots…

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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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