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Girl Scout Cookies

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OK, so...I have 2 boxes of girl scout cookies sitting on my kitchen counter. UNOPENED, as of yet. Funny thing is, I didn't even order them. What's even funnier is that I got them from my DAD.

If you knew my Dad, you would laugh because he always watches what he eats and is one of those people who comments on how bad or good for you something is (at least to family and close friends). I always kind of feel guilty if I am eating something sweet or greasy in front of him.

Anyway, I don't know what came over him but he ordered one of every type of girl scout cookie at work (presumably a co-worker's child sent mom or dad to work to take orders for them). So now, EEKS, I am the proud owner of Tagalongs (140 calories, 9 g of fat per serving of 2 cookies and Ducle de leche ( a liiiiiitle better on the stats with 160 calories, 8 g of fat for 4).

First of all, is it just me or have the boxes gotten WAY smaller over the years? And why the heck do these things have TRANS FAT in them?? Aren't these supposed to be wholesome, American cookies? You know, with America trying hard to fight childhood obesity and the food guide recommending never consuming trans fat ever ever?

Sigh...I will see how long it takes me to open the first box. I am usually a sucker of these things, despite the calories and trans fat. I do feel like writing the girl scouts and requesting that they remove the trans fat. After all, if McDonald's can do it, so can they!

Sigh...It's between 5 and 6 on Thursday. Usually I am in Body Combat class right now. I somehow screwed up my knee so I have decided to take it easy. I haven't been to the gym since Monday night. :( BUT I did a lot of walking today because (Hello!) it's 60 degrees here on February 17!

I hope everyone is doing well and had a great Valentine's Day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
G1NNY7 3/7/2011 8:00AM

    The nutrition label on those "THIN" mints is SO WRONG (I won't even say how deceptive it is to call them "THIN" lol). Everyone knows that box contains only two servings: one sleeve per serving! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 2/22/2011 2:21PM

    I will be sending good thoughts for you to perserve! I really think that GS cookies are extremely overrated. I remember them as being really good, but the last time I was forced to buy some (a co-worker!), I didn't find them good enough to waste my limited treat budget on!

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KELLEY1010 2/21/2011 9:18PM

    I got Thin MInts from a friends daughter. I swear those Girl Scouts are filling them with some addictive power :) Bad Girl Scouts!!! llololololololol emoticon

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DNJEN471 2/21/2011 1:55PM

    Confession: I buy the Girl Scout cookies every year. I always end up with 2 boxes of the Samoas and 1 box of the thin mints. But let me give you a little tip that I have learned. I have to forewarn you that this is not "green"- but guess it could be if you rinsed out the bags and reused them. I get a whole box of small baggies and one really big freezer bag. I open all the boxes and individually bag 2 cookies for each bag. Then I put them all in the freezer bag and throw them into the freezer. I only allow myself one bag a day. It's kindof like the 100 calorie packs. As long as you only have two cookies and work it into your calories it isn't too bad.

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JACKIMOON 2/18/2011 10:01AM

    I bought Girl Scout cookies from my friend at work. My two personal favorites... Samoas and Thin Mints. I bought the Thin Mints planning on using them as a crust for a pie. They sat on my desk and I didn't eat them.

Ironically my friend who is Mr. Health Nut used to come over and sneak the cookies from me. He ate BOTH boxes! I didn't even have one.

I guess I was lucky! emoticon

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SINGER73 2/18/2011 9:21AM

    I was just about to say to hand the boxes of cookies over until you said that they have Trans Fats in them. Now I'm telling you to trash them. No one said that you have to eat them because you dad gave them to you.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/17/2011 6:47PM

    Just send 'em back to your Nutrition Critic with a post-it note that says, "no thanx, don't want the trans fats"


I mean, gosh, what if it is some kind of diabolical TEST?! LOL hehehe

Comment edited on: 2/17/2011 6:50:50 PM

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KARIRDH3 2/17/2011 6:28PM

    I hid mine in the closet and haven't even thought about them! I had a suggestion from a SparkFriend to send them to the soldiers overseas!! So I'm either doing that or giving them away this weekend when I see my family :) Try to resist!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/17/2011 6:13PM

    Yes, it is that Girl Scout Cookie time of the year. Luckily, I don't have any...yet.
Hold off as long as possible opening them. You could stick them in the freezer. Maybe you'll forget about them.
Poor knee. I totally sympathize. At least you got some walking in. emoticon

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*AMBER512 2/17/2011 6:11PM

    I feel lucky now that I know I'm gluten intolerant. These cookies aren't even an option for me! But I think it's awful that they have trans fats in them! I guess I'm not surprised, but that is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary.

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