Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coming to terms with "thin"

I stepped on the scales yesterday and nearly fell off. I had gained five pounds. That may not seem like a lot and, in all candor, my skinny clothes still fit well, but the upward trend caught my attention, because I know--boy, do I know--how one little pound leads to two and five to ten. So ... here for all to read, I'm calling an end to my out-of-control love affair with Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.

You have no idea how difficult that will be. For starters, I'm married to a gentleman who buys me things I don't need--like the three boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies in the kitchen. That's not counting the two boxes I've already eaten. Frankly, I don't know why they call them "thin" anything. They may look thin, but they have deadly effects on thin figures. And I keep them in the freezer, which only makes them even more irresistable. I love that little crunch the coldness gives them. And I can't ever eat just one. It's way worse than potato chips.

I know. I have a real problem. But doesn't Dr. Phil say the first step in solving one is admitting you have one? Well, Dr. Phil, I'm on my way to recovery. I have a problem with these thin little sweet things, but today, on this Tuesday, I vow to do with less. No more eating one whole box in one day. I promise.



19 comments:

  1. At least you checked in at 5 pounds! I was caregiving my Grandmother last year,and I went up another pant size on TOP of the pant size I'd gained the year before, YIKES. When I started busting out into pant size #3, I got a grip. :) I back into my 'skinny' jeans, but wooo, next time I hope I don't wait so long.

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  2. Even though the girl scouts introduce new cookies each year none ever compares to the thin mint. Good luck with your challenge!

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  3. Good for you! I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to certain sweets, so I do my best to keep them out of the house. However, Valentine's weekend was a struggle with lots of chocolate making an appearance!

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  4. and my cookies haven't even been delivered yet! but soon, i know... and i'm going to have to resist. oh i am longing for my skinny clothes...

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  5. mmmmm. I LOVE frozen thin mints too. Good for you for publicly committing to do with less. Maybe if you send the thin mints my way? ;)

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  6. Hi, I followed you over here from Boy Crazy's blog.

    We all need a little self restraint but who are we to deny ourselves the tiny pleasures in life???

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  7. ... and now i'm craving thin mints. Best of luck to you in taming that addiction...

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  8. You still look mahhhvelous! I'll take the cookies if you don't want them. :-)

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  9. Good work, Dayle. I'm with you on why they call the cookie "Thin Mints." Bye bye cookies. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  10. Let's don't talk weight. OK? Ack. The sweets from Christmas really jumped on me this year. And they are still hanging around.

    I hope you do well avoiding those little cookies!

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  11. I am down 2.3 lbs this week and it is only because I haven't picked up the GS cookies I ordered yet LOL

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  12. Oh I can't even buy them! Or the samoa's...especially the samoas!

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  13. I have three boys that ate all of my thin mints so that I wouldn't even have the option. However, I've found other things to take their place, such as sweet valentine's chocolate kisses & mini twix bars, left over children's birthday cake and Starbucks breakfast sandwiches. Oh goodness - I'm determined to lose my extra 5 lbs now!
    Thanks for your post!

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  14. We keep ours in the freezer too! Up high, where the kids can't see them;) Good luck!

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  15. You're a girl after my own heart - I didn't even order any of these this year due to a wt. loss challenge I've got going on! ;)

    I'm giving up 'desserts' for lent, but something tells me I may be having a conversation much like this commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFOfs6Aq7T0

    with my husband sometime in the near future! :D

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  16. Good for you! You know, you could just eat them all at once, and then you wont have any around until next year...don't the scouts only sell things in seasons? I'm just saying...

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  17. Your are the wise one. I wished I had dieted when I was only 5lbs overweight. Now am I many many more lbs overweight.

    You are right just take one day at a time. I am trying to do that myself.

    Willow

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  18. You made those cookies sound mighty good right now - Yum! I love Girl Scout cookies!
    May have to go get me some...
    AFTER I get through with my fast that I am on to cleanse myself of all the sugar in my diet. Three weeks into it and I have lost 8 pounds! I am thinking I may continue this for awhile since I am on a roll but boy do those cookies sound good...
    Have a great day today!
    Kymber

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  19. What an amazing story of God's protection. Rejoicing with you that Stan did not loose his life that morning.

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