Girl Scout Cookies

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Kirsten4

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Posted: 11 Feb 2014, 23:52
Ate about a box and a half of girl scout cookies today. Now, please people, don't say things like, "oh that's ok, you deserved it" or "treat yo-self" cause I think we need more to harsh on ourselves, it's the soft attitudes that let us keep slipping. Anyways, I just had to run extra today.
northernmusi...

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Posted: 11 Feb 2014, 23:58
They are the devil dressed in green.
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millerm40

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 05:05
Surprised A box and a half? Kirsten, that DOUBLED your weight! lol Seriously, they are my Achilles heel too. I LOVE THEM, but have been good so far. I've bought 6 boxes, but can count on 1 hand how many cookies I've had in the past week! Smile Good luck avoiding the EXCESS of the "devil dressed in green", but it's ok to ENJOY a few! Smile
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 07:07
Assuming they were thin mints, since I would binge on those if I had them, it looks like you consumed approximately 1700 calories worth of cookies. (Four cookies per 160-calorie serving, times seven servings per box, times 1.5 for a box and a half.) That's right around a half a pound worth of calories. If you're losing at the rate of a pound a week then you just set yourself back three or four days.

Yes, you made a huge mistake. Yes, you gave in to impulsive eating. Yes, you could have and should have done something different. You did what you did, and beating yourself up isn't going to fix it.

Sometimes $#!+ happens. Tomorrow is a new day... what are you going to do with it?
Kirsten4

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 17:23
They were the chocolate and peanut butter ones and then some of the caramel and chocolate ones.
JoanEliz

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 17:32
I remember those, I used to like the thin mint cookies they sold. I was a girl scout! Just moderation.
PinkRose88

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 17:40
Holy Sh!t! Kirsten4, I could have wrote your entry!!! I did the very same thing this afternoon. I don't like the "it's ok you deserved it" garb either!! It sucks we caved, we are pissed as hell at ourselves!!! I am/ will ride my stationary bike. Stomach feels like crap. Some self hatred going on........
Start weight ~ Jan. 2012 ~ 205
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kkd1125

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 17:47
They're hard to resist, especially since they're usually only available for a few months out of the year. If you find you can't eat them in reasonable portions, don't buy them. Or buy a box only when you'll be around a group of people to share them with. If you feel strong enough to try to control your portions, divide the entire box from the start out into portions and put them into Ziploc bags. Leave one bag out to enjoy now and put the rest in the freezer. Plan your meals each day or every other day to allow one little snack bag. There are certain food items I really want to have every day -- like peanut butte or Nutella -- and I try to plan for them in my daily calorie count.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 18:17
Live and learn -- today, what are your goals? Why do you want to lose weight- dig deep for the answer. Long term, what are you hoping to accomplish? Short term goals? If you are not sure if you can handle a small portion of something, then absolutely do not buy it. I used to struggle w/ ice cream - I refused to buy it for probably a good year. It scared me Smile Eventually I bought some and it sat in my freezer for a good while before I actually ate it - I just didn't think I could control it once I took a bite. Now, I'm off dairy, but I buy coconut milk ice cream (it's expensive so that helps keep portions down). I now can easily eat just 1/2 cup and I'm satisfied.

Anyways, you have to set priorities and think about them often. First when you are shopping, second when you are choosing what to eat. Sometimes healthier substitutions help. Commit to not giving up on your long term goals for immediate gratification. Don't give up on your long term dreams for something that will provide you instant satisfaction but will keep you from your dreams. I'm not a low carber, but I do know that if I limit my carbs to the healthier, whole grains, I don't crave the sugary sweets.

Now, get back on track!
Kirsten4

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 22:41
The only thing I can say, is that it didn't really hurt my weight, still skinny.
liv001

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 23:48
Hmmm I cannot but wonder what the point of this was
Diablo360x

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 04:48
You only went over your RDI by 7%, how much could it affect you? Water weight would be the only thing expected..
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
webber33

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Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 10:40
That’s ok… lol not really. But you did do extra running! Good job! I have a tip for those little devil cookies! Put them in the freezer. I know that sounds odd but hear me out. Take 2 (or 3) cookies, put them in baggies and stick them in the freezer. I call it forced portion control. Mostly because they have to thaw or you will break a tooth. It keeps the spontaneous snacking more under control if you have to think ahead or wait for them to thaw. I do it with candy too. I have a chocolate problem.
PinkRose88

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Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 17:39
Freezing them doesn't help for me. Nether does freezing candy. Hard- core junkie saying this. :/
Start weight ~ Jan. 2012 ~ 205
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mummydee

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Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 18:33
Okay Kirsten, you don't want to be coddled, so here goes... What are you thinking? you are slim and trim and should be thinking about building muscle and curves. Instead you are putting absolute crap into your body and looking for what, someone to say, "oh you shouldn't do that'' well here it is, Stop satisfying whatever it is you're doing with that junk and get a high off something else.
Those cookies do not contain one ioda of healthy nutritious ingredients, infact they contain toxins that will do nothing for you but basically poison your system. Sugar #1 ingredient, high fructose corns syrup, corn syrup solids and oh yes, natural and artificial flavourings, yum!
You are fortunate to be in a weight that you can eat this crap and not have it affect you as far as your weight goes, but as far as your health goes , girl it'll kill you.
So get healthy, eat real nutritious foods, once you eliminate the processed crap you will feel so much better and will not crave it anymore. So do yourself a favour and just stop.
https://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp

wholefoodnut

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Posted: 17 Feb 2014, 22:20
Freezing definitely does help those Caramel ones to be even better, thin mints too. I simply don't buy them. It's just me. I just tell people kids, mom's, grammas whoever is selling them I have to buy them from my granddaughters. Since they aren't girls scouts anymore I'm safe.

Lots of palm oil not a good fat.

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.

Jeri
mrspackrat

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Posted: 18 Feb 2014, 09:16
There's a reason they say "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips". All those cookies were stored as fat.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 18 Feb 2014, 09:20
The hyperbole! Eat up, only the calories that make you go over your daily expenditure will make you gain fat. Selling poison disguised as food is not legal, please do not listen to the fear mongering....
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
shmiller

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Posted: 18 Feb 2014, 09:27
I'm a big fan of not punishing myself (or anyone else) for mistakes. Every day, every meal, every bite is an opportunity. Once you've made a choice that was not the right one, the choice is gone, so there's no need to dwell on it or be chastised for it. Learn from it (or not), but know that it will always be a matter of choice. And sometimes, eating crap is a just fine choice, in my opinion.

In other news, my dining room table is covered with (I'm not kidding) 208 boxes of these little devils. I have a very active and dedicated girl scout. It's a challenge just to walk through my house everyday and not binge. Sigh. So, like you, I keep running.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
NCNOLE

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Posted: 18 Feb 2014, 09:32
Pretty sure the OP was just looking for attention. She weighs 100 lbs, is below her goal weight, and then proceeded to say that eating the cookies didn't affect her weight and to quote "still skinny". Sorry I think that is b**chy since she was the OP and now sounds like she's bragging about being skinny on a weight loss site.



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