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Thin Mints and the tsunami of guilt!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Well yesterday I received the 2 boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints and last night realized why I do NOT need to buy these devilishly good tasting cookies. emoticon emoticon
I have absolutely no self control!! NONE, NADA, ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH!! (Did I mention I have NO self-control?)

_The first box I bought - from a sweet,smiling vendor of this delicious confection-at the bank was on a whim. Who can resist such a treat? Realizing my weakness and how easily I gave into temptation I gave that first box to my FIL...yea they were out of my house.

_Then... the order that I had placed with a friends daughter (who can tell that sweet smile no?) was delivered yesterday. Partially recognizing my weakness and not wanting to sabotage my weight loss efforts I gave a box to my son's family (there are 3 children-2 adults-and plenty of friends) That left me with one box!! UH OH!!
My resolve became very weak - I was tired- and I ate, and ate, and ate. in all I consumed 5 servings - yes 5 servings - leaving only 8 thin, delicious, mouth watering discs of minty chocolate yum. I began to feel dozy, my eyelids would not stay open and before I knew it I had fallen asleep -- in a self-induced SUGAR COMA!!! not good at all!!!

Four or five hours later I wake up feeling not well at all so I tested my glucose levels 317...OMG!! my levels were 83 that morning!! Panic set in, I took some medicine and waited.. 2 hrs later - 271 coming down but not out of the woods yet! - 4am (3.5 hrs later) they finally came down to 124 and this morning they were at 50.

Well after all that drama I gave the rest of them to my hubby with strict instructions to not allow me anymore no matter how much I beg and plead.

Today the scare has marked me enough that I even refused pizza or breadsticks and I am watching what I am eating with an eagle eye. I CANNOT even start on the sweets, I have to limit my breads, crackers and starchy foods. Back when I was first diagnosed 14 years ago I had some leeway and the "bad" foods did not affect me immediately, NOW it spikes my sugar levels almost as fast as I consume the affecting food and what I eat could literally be the death of me.

So there will be no more "cookie" drama and succumbing to my carb temptations. When I crave these, I must remember what happened when I caved and the terror of my readings.

Thanks for listening
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    2832 days ago
    Oh Rosi, I am sorry for the scare you had. Your body is definitely talking to you. Temptations are always around me at one point or the other, and I know how tough it may be for you too.

    I know the local GS troop will be having a stand at Kroger when I go shopping this week. Last year, I gave the GC troop money for two boxes and asked them to donate the boxes to someone who could use them more than I. The young GS and the two female adults acted surprised, but one mom quickly spoke up and said that they would donate them for me. Believe me, that was a tough thing for me to do, but once the words came out of my mouth, I instantly felt better. I wanted to help those young GS, but know that I would eat the whole box and would have a certain amount of self loathing to carry around with me for a while.

    As mentioned by others, donating to the Troops is an awesome idea. So, the next time those sweet little GS faces asks you if you want to buy some cookies, buy them and donate them (through the GS troop or someone else). It will make you feel so good! A wonderful win-win for everyone.

    2838 days ago
    I, too, succumbed to my 3 nieces. Ordered off of each of them. I put most in the freezer though for when I have company or a bunch of little boys sleeping over. Take care!

    2839 days ago
    Hang in there... Even if people aren't diabetic, it can't be good for them to have that much sugar in their system, even if their own bodies send in "the medicine" of insulin that we create. Everyone goes through the same highs and lows, and I think they're not really as in touch with it as you are.

    It's good that you checked your numbers and found more resolve to do what's best for yourself and your health! You are miles in front of the game.

    Take care,
    2840 days ago

    We don't need no stinkin' carbs!
    I don't believe in deprivation but there are 2 things in life that I can't control myself with, and that's GS cookies and movie theatre popcorn! So I avoid both at all costs.

    Glad you are counting this as a lesson learned and moving on. emoticon
    2840 days ago
    2840 days ago
    Oh, Rosi, what a very important lesson learned. You had tried so hard at first. One slip up and you paid for it dearly. I would be terrified too.
    2840 days ago
    I found this hard to as I am a former GS so of course you want to support them. Needles to say I LOVE that you can now donate the purchased cookies to the troops. I have been able to support every little girl I want and not have to lay hands on any unwanted cookies.
    2840 days ago
    Oh yeah, I love GSCs, but I know better. I don't order any for myself. I still support my friends' kids by using the operation cookie drop option. It helps the GS in question and some soldiers get the GSCs that I don't need!
    2840 days ago
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