Why do I tempt myself?

Around 10am today, I had a craving.  So I headed down to the cafeteria to see if there was anything there I’d want to munch on.  Checked out the hashbrowns and they weren’t looking very crispy and nothing on the pastries shelf looked good either.  So I decided on a bag of Lay’s Salt & Vinegar chips.  And so, as you can see in the picture below, the bag of chips is sitting on my desk, beside my healthier snack options: blueberries and almonds.  Now if I were really serious about staying away from junk food, I would have stopped myself from going down to the cafeteria at all.  But nope, I still headed down, thinking that I’d pick up the chips, just in case.  And really, what harm would it do to eat a bag of chips?  Sure it’s 210 calories, 14 g of fat and 21 g of carbs that I really don’t need, but I did run for 30 minutes this morning, so that should offset the bag of chips right?!  Oh the thoughts and excuses that were running through my head as I headed back up to my desk with the bag of chips.


Anyway, I thought I’d start munching on the blueberries and almonds first.  Let that fill me up, then I’d think about the chips again.

It’s now 12pm – lunch time and I’ve successfully managed to keep the bag of chips closed and on my desk.  I’m eating my packed lunch of a spinach omelette and had a piece of dark chocolate, and I think I’m good for the next few hours.

So now what’s left on my desk?


The plan is to take the bag of chips home for the kiddies to enjoy.