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$1,500 Bag of Chips

Thursday, April 04, 2013

**I meant to post this last week but never got to it. Enjoy!**

Last week, my co-worker accidentally forgot to lock the brake on his very expensive car and subsequently came out of the convienence store to about $1,500 worth of damage. In case you're confused as to how that happened:

1). Co-Worker gets out of really expensive car to grab a bag of chips.
2). Co-Worker forgets to pull brake on really expensive car.
3). Co-Worker gets chips.
4). Really expensive car rolls backward and hits the wall behind it.
5). Really angry and depressed co-worker comes into the office holding a REALLY expensive bag of chips.

We all felt bad for the guy because we know how much he loves that car, but as I tend to do, I tried to match that to my absolute adoration of potato chips and my weight loss journey. My co-worker said it perfectly when he stated, "That's a REALLY expensive bag of chips. I don't even want them now!"

Are those chips that you're craving worth wasting your calorie bank?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNER4LYFE 4/6/2013 7:48AM

    What a crazy experience! It is a very true and expensive lesson to learn...sometimes we need to slow down and pay attention to life. Yeah, those calories werent worth it and neither was the rushing in to get them. This may sound mean but maybe this co-worker had some kinda Karma comin to him and that was Gods way of tellin him to shape up! lol emoticon u never know!
Love u

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/6/2013 1:22AM

    Yikes, that really sucks. Sometimes the smallest, most random things really can have a big impact on your life (and wallet!). At least no one was hurt, but I do feel for the guy.

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NOMOEXCUSES13 4/5/2013 11:36AM

    Oooo...that sucks for him but what a nice reminder for us...thanks for posting

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ILOVEMALI 4/4/2013 8:03PM

    Great reminder. Not worth it.

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CELIAMINER 4/4/2013 2:58PM

    Too bad for your coworker, but your story is very welcome! For me, the expense would be having to buy larger clothes again after getting rid of everything that didn't fit once I got to my goal. And that's just the monetary expense. There would also be the emotional expense of feeling failure and being embarrassed when people saw me regaining. So your blog came at just the right time for me, as I've been struggling lately with eating too much and exercising too little.

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CIRANDELLA 4/4/2013 12:42PM

    WHOA!!!! What a tale of woe! But in this world of danger - and dangerous junk food - I'm pretty safe. I drive a 12-year-old Ford, bless her heart, and it's highly unlikely I'd ever be buying chips. Unless they're taco chips, I'm just not that interested...and I'd really prefer that the taco chips be properly (HA!!!) assembled into nachos, served piping hot. But I feel sorry for the damage your co-worker's expensive car sustained...yikes! emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 4/4/2013 10:59AM

    Good lesson! Good parable!
I have to be careful of my sodium intake. I'm on a diuretic for high BP, but I'm hoping that when I get my weight under control I will eventually be able to stop taking the med. Thank God for Spark's trackers!
Blessings to you on this journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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