Sunday, February 21, 2010

Corn chips, why do you taunt me so?

One of my favorite snacks would have to be corn chips.  Looking at the nutritional value, 1 oz (about 3/4 cup) is 16 carbs.  My typical snack is around 15 carbs.  That almost seems like torture to taunt someone like that.  Yes, you can have some, but somehow that small amount almost seems unfair.  Oh how I remember the days when I could sit down with a bag of corn chips and eat as many as I wanted.  Long gone are the days when I could eat chips until my stomach hurt or my lips felt almost preserved from all the salt. 

My husband was sweet enough to put some on a plate for me to help me with portion control.  Both of us know that if he handed me the bag, that would just be asking for trouble.  I try not to let it upset me that he can then sit and eat as much out of the bag as he'd like.  Acting like it doesn't bother me, I tell the youngest two that they can share some of the bag when hubby was done. 

Whenever things like this bother me, I kick myself and remind myself that I have it good compared to others.  My diabetes is diet and exercise controlled.  I'm not on oral medications or insulin.  There are so many other medical conditions that could be so much worse.  I read the blog of a friend with cancer and realize how "easy" my life is.  There are some days she hardly has the energy to play with her children and here I sit complaining that I can't stuff my face full of salty corn chips.  The reality check hits me hard and I thank God for my health and my family while praying for others.

Though I do have to be honest - I still want more corn chips!

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