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You have GOT to be kidding me!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

So today, the day I finally settle down to start Day One of the Fat Cyclist 10 Pound Christmas Challenge (a week late I might add), a big box arrives.

We get a lot of deliveries, so I leave it alone at first. Instead I work hard all day, play with the kids in the late afternoon, and otherwise spend the entire day eating healthy foods only, in modest portions, and tracking everything I ingest. I am totally motivated for this weight loss challenge. Especially since my father-in-law has colon cancer (the tie-in makes sense if you know about the Fat Cyclist).

Anyhoo, I finally get around to opening the box tonight.....

"When what to my wondering eyes should appear...."

SIXTY-SIX, count 'em, 66 boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.

#$@% Me!

Cookie season is more than 2 months away! What the bleep?

Well, as it so happens, I am the "Girl Scout Service Unit Cookie Manager" which means I coordinate all the sales for about 25 troops in my area. Usually when cookie training happens each year, they send out the new flavor for all the girls to try at their troop cookie kick off meetings. So each troop gets 1-4 boxes depending on how many girls they have.

Now in my opinion, they have not introduced a good new cookie in more than a decade. Last year's cranberry, white chocolate number pretty much sucked. But there is no NEW cookie flavor this year, so they decided -- in the spirit of getting the girls psyched up -- to send the Number One Most Popular Flavor... The One, The Only... Ladies and Gentlemen, Give It Up For The Thin Mint!

Okay so the good news is NONE of these are for me and I have too much integrity to take a box for myself, even if I had not just started counting every morsel that entered my mouth. Really, I do. Why are you smiling?

But now I have to stare at them for the next few weeks, the mint-chocolately goodness mocking me across the room.

There is no god.

I better damn well win a pretty sweet piece of schwag from Fatty!

*grumble, grumble*
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1972ROSES 12/8/2010 1:39PM

    Sucks to be you! I'm a Fatty contestant too. (How has he lost 5 lbs already?!) Girl Scout cookies are like Christmas. They only come around once a year. I can't imagine the temptation you are going through. We are here for you!


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CRIS76 12/8/2010 12:43PM

    HEY found your link on the fatcyclist blog :) Glad to meet ya!

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PROUDLY_HIS 12/8/2010 6:23AM

    OMG i love thin mints ( giggles )

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BUD_44 12/8/2010 2:12AM

  You hang in there. emoticon Maybe let someone else take over that job next year?

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SUE1512 12/8/2010 1:19AM

    Give...them...away...now...


Let us know what you win!

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MYBANDWIDTH 12/8/2010 1:14AM

    I think I am imagining that I can smell them now! Calgon take me away!

I *think* I am safe, I really would not steal cookies from Girl Scouts. But dammit - the timing of it is just so cruel and wrong! emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 12/8/2010 1:09AM

    What sweet torture.....I would loose that battle....I'm a chocoholic.

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DWROBERGE 12/8/2010 1:05AM

    Love those girl scout cookies, especially the tin mints.

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PIR8CHIK 12/8/2010 1:00AM

    Ohhhhhhhhh the torture of it all! Wow!
The Thin Mints are ok, but I would like them better if they had a layer of mint patty in them. Then they would be amazing!!!

But still....all those sitting there would drive me insane.
Be strong and get them out of your house asap!
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