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The Siren's Call Of Girl Scout Cookies

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Like the Sirens in the tales that called to wayward sailors, so too do Girl Scout cookies call to me. I but them every year from a guy at work (he sells them for his daughter) in the spirit of helping out the GS. I always buy 4 boxes. Two Thin Mints and Two Caramel deLites (or Samoas, they are the same). This yr I set two boxes out at work and let everyone enjoy them. But two went home with me (one of each kind). I was going to be good. A few cookies as a treat in the evening. After all...I'm an adult...I have total control of ME...right? HA! Nope...WRONG!! The Caramel deLites were gone in one setting (that would be Tuesday night) and now half the box of Thin Mints are gone (that would be last night), with the other half in the freezer (I love them frozen!) calling my name is sweet siren's voice. What was I thinking? Well...I wasn't. I was just going to have two and next thing I know..the box is empty. emoticon Both nights! Although the Thin Mints are as bad as the Caramel deLites (calorie wise) they are still bad (and no..I didn't log them, but I know what I did!)! I really need to get a grip! emoticon

OK....enough about the GS cookies. Other then that, it wasn't a bad eating day. I made spaghetti for dinner. I use Ronzoni Smart Taste Thin spaghetti noodles, it's 180 calories for 2 oz. so it's not too bad. And a sauce, some cheese, and two slices of garlic bread and we had dinner! emoticon

I did 56 mins in the gym today. I know that's an odd number, but sometimes it just works out that way. I did the treadmill again. Next week I'll switch back to the elliptical. And eating was good. I was rushed to get my salad ate before working out, but I did it! emoticon

So that's it for today! I'm looking forward to the weekend...are you? emoticon

İMatthew Taylor

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MNNICE 3/1/2013 5:23PM

    Oh yeah, I have the same problem with GS cookies, and my favorites are Thin Mints and Samoas also. As someone responded to me when I blogged about my lack of control with them, "the nice thing about GS cookies is they come in convenient single servings!" Oh..... you mean the whole box isn't one serving!???

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/1/2013 1:50PM

    I have had control issues with cookies, but for some reason the Girl Scout ones don't appeal too much. I've gotten a lot better with cookies, I can have a serving size (or two, but I stop there) and be satisfied. It took a long time, but the craving isn't as bad as it used to be.

With Girl Scout cookies, the troop selling them only get about $.60 out of every $4 box, so sometimes it's just better to hand them the $4 and leave them the cookies too. (About $2 goes to the local council, which is the next step above the local troop.)

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123ELAINE456 3/1/2013 1:14PM

  I haven't seen any GS Cookies for years. They sound very good though. Enjoy them while you can. My down fall is Oatmeal Rasin Cookies currently. I like the Comic Strip too. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Delightful Day and a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LJCANNON 3/1/2013 12:23AM

    emoticon It is a GOOD Thing Girl Scouts don't sell Cookies EVERY Month!! Sometimes things just have to be Eaten,and we Deal with the Consequences like Adults!!

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FLAMENM 2/28/2013 9:53PM

    GS cookies, Thin Mints to be exact, are my kryptonite. I make DH hide the boxes and he doles out a serving each day.

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CALENSARIEL 2/28/2013 7:09PM

    Well, like I said last night, I fell from grace already. I guess the best thing to do is hurry up and eat 'em all and get it over with! emoticon Hugs, Calen~

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