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Saying No to Little Girl Scouts

Monday, March 25, 2013

No, I did not say no when they came knocking at the door. Couldn't do that. I was a Girl Scout and depended on it to go camping. This year, I said yes and bought Girl Scout cookies. That was before I decided to quit wheat. I ordered them from the same little girl I ordered from for the last couple years. Her mom put a note up on FB and I e-mailed her, as we don't live in the same town as them any more.

Meanwhile, my husband bought some from someone else. (Been there and done that before too.)

The difference. I have said NO to wheat. The cookies have wheat. When ALL the cookies arrived, I set a box aside to give to each son for an Easter gift, and watched my dh make haste with his first box, and he put away the rest. I mean he hid them from me, and set them aside for other events. Every time he has pulled them out, and even my old favorite thin mints, I have said no. The only thing I told him when he was eating them in my sight was to hide the package so I couldn't see it from where I was sitting.

I have said no to the little Girl Scouts.
Brownies, now that is a whole other thing.

Several weeks ago, I had a brownie at some church event, or maybe I made them, I don't remember. I ate one, and the next day my stomach hurt. and I made frequent bathroom trips, and my face broke out. No more brownies for me.

So, yesterday, when at a church potluck, nearly all the desserts were brownies. I just said no. To Brownies and to little Girl Scouts. Someone brought a gluten free Pizzelle (spelling) cookie, and I had just one. I made healthy choices, veggies, protein, fruit, and the one cookie, and lots of water.

Last night, I did not have my middle of the evening hungries either. So today, I am doing my happy dance.
Just say no.
One day at a time.
One cookie at a time. Say no in its face. Better yet, don't let it get that close.

Have a great Monday. Off to work now. Got to pack my lunch.
v-8, yogurt, applesauce, cheese, almonds
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    Awesome choices. I love your attitude. Those choices are there everyday. The only way to overcome is to be determined to say NO. And yes one NO at a time. No to the treats at the office - No to girl scout cookies - No at church dinners. It can be done and YOU ARE doing it. Way to go!

    1725 days ago
  • AHSOKA70
    What a great blog! I can feel how proud you are of yourself, and you should be! My daughter is a Girl Scout, so I know this temptation of their cookies all too well! That's the way - say no to one cookie/brownie at a time!
    1726 days ago
  • _LINDA
    But no more scout cookies, sorry about that, because all things in moderation, but not, of course if you react to them :(( Good on you still supporting that girl, and doling out the cookies to relatives!
    You are getting this done! Keep up the great work!
    1726 days ago
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  • FROSTY99
    1726 days ago
    Oh, the Girl Scouts! I love them and the cookies! I used to be my daughter's leader! So I bought one box for hubby - his favorite, not mine - and asked him to hide them from me. He did. My daughter and I went to Walmart and an adorable little girl asked if we would buy Girl Scout cookies. Who could refuse? My daughter bought one box. Hubby making out like a cookie monster! So far, I haven't cheated. Of course, my newly diagnosed diabetes is making the temptation less appealing!

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    1726 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Just say "no". I need to remember that! Good for you!
    1726 days ago
    Love the saying at the bottom of this blog:
    "Just say no. One day at a time. One cookie at a time. Say no in its face. Better yet, don't let it get that close."
    I just copied it and added a picture of a chocolate chip cookie to the top.
    Now it is printed and posted on my frig to remind me!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    1726 days ago
    Way to go!
    1726 days ago
    Wow! That's an incredible report! So glad someone brought gluten free cookies. My sister and I notice a difference since going gluten free: I in breathing, she in no headaches. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1727 days ago
    You know you don't have to buy the cookies, you can just donate the funds to the group. They'll get the whole $4 from you if you don't buy the cookies, but only $0.60 if you buy the box. Plus you don't have cookies sitting at you staring.
    1727 days ago
    WTG you!!! We had to start saying no to the Girl Scout cookies merely because the price has gone so high, I can buy nearly the same cookies at the store for half the price, and I don't even buy those. Plus hubby and I are eating much less sweets these days and watching our carbs so that helps. Next year though maybe I'll consider buying a box for kiddo's Easter basket, that's a great idea!
    1727 days ago
  • INDNANNA1979
    1727 days ago
    Great job saying no to those sweets! Keep up the amazing work!
    1727 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    That is the way to do it. One day at a time. One thing at a time. Have a great day. emoticon
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  • STEPHANIE302013
    great job!!
    1727 days ago
  • BIGDOG18
    1727 days ago
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