In the past few weeks, I've developed a rather bad Pop-Tart habit. It all began one night when I had to miss dinner to stay in the lab and gave in to the temptation posed by the vending machine I passed as I left. I hadn't eaten a Pop-Tart in around a decade, but I was in the mood for something sweet. Since then, they've called to me, and I've been indulging more often than is good for my pocketbook and my waistline.
The last time I was at the grocery store, I priced the cardboard-like pastries and confirmed that I could buy them for far less than the eighty-five cents I've been paying for each package of two, but I didn't buy any. The stupid things are not particularly tasty or healthful so I should give them up entirely. The problem is, I haven't and keep buying them a couple of times a week despite all of my promises to myself that I won't. Should I break down and buy a box, throw some in my backpack, and hope that by the time I've eaten them all I'll be sick of the taste, or do I need to do a better job of convincing myself that vending machines are off limits?