FullaBella's Journal, 14 March 2013

If you've tiptoed upon my journal and are squinting, relax. I'm not going to rant about 'the other thing' today. I just can't. As weary as you are reading about it, imagine how weary I am living it. It doesn't appear it will be resolved anytime soon and as we are constantly reminded 'everything in moderation' so goes it for the stress and aggravation today.

Besides, I need to share something much more important so open your eyes and pay attention.

The Girl Scouts have apparently lowered their minimum age requirements and enrolled toddlers. I know this because one of them grabbed me by the wrist last night and shoved a 'Thin Mint' in my mouth. It then moved on to the 'Lemonade' box and on to the 'Peanut Butter Sandwich' box so fast I'm surprised it didn't get a paper cut!

It was already circling back to the 'Thin Mint Box' and doing the stupid math! "Hmmm, 4 Thin Mints are 160 calories so this looks like 20 to the sleeve so the whole sleeve would only total ..." when thankfully Troop Leader Bella doused the fiery feeding frenzy, took the remaining half of the Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie out of the toddler's hand and tossed it in the trash.

We then squatted around the campfire and shared the story of 'The Terrible Toddler Who Forgot to Eat with Attention and Intention.'

We reflected on how we didn't even taste, barely chewed and couldn't even remember enjoying the two & a half cookies as a result of mindless stupid eating.

The shuddering memories of how those type incidents in the past would have ended with binging and repenting prompted a silent prayer for gratitude, strength, and our repeated oath: One day, One bite at a time.

I think I'll go design a badge for that. Maybe a folk and knife crossed over the heart symbol.

Thank you for reading.
200.0 lb Lost so far: 85.0 lb.    Still to go: 20.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 March 2013:
1548 kcal Fat: 75.42g | Prot: 97.85g | Carb: 111.43g.   Breakfast: Onion, Egg, Sauerkraut Libby, Bacon, Tillamook Cheddar. Lunch: Chicken Breast, Hunts Diced Tomato, Campbell's Chicken Broth, Calif Blend, Tortellini Schwans, Cracker Barrel Jalapeno. Dinner: John Morrell Turkey, Land O Lakes Whipped Butter, Onion, Celery, Sartori, Spinach. Snacks/Other: Triple Berry Schwan, Wheat Bread, Cracker Barrel Cheddar. more...
2058 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 24 hours. more...
on diet Make Peace with Myself   steady weight


BACK, VILE COOKIE DEMONS!!! You shall not entice me with your tempting thin mints! You should know, it is inadvisable to actually SAY this, while forking your fingers at the little cutie pies waving their magic cookies, their mothers get very upset. Please don't ask me how I know this, just trust me. 
14 Mar 13 by member: CollyMP
The Attack Of The Girl Scout Cookies - just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... oh, wait... that was the line from Jaws ;) As much as I hate throwing "good food" in the trash, I think you did the right thing to circumvent any further cookies from making their way into your mouth. I know how that is - the feeling like some unseen force is taking over and you don't even know what you are doing until it's too late. But good job snapping to attention and neutralizing the enemy. A battle well fought! 
14 Mar 13 by member: evelyn64
I ate a Whole Sleeve of Do-Si-Dos last weekend, and that's all I'm gonna say about that. Great job Bella.  
14 Mar 13 by member: teskandar
Great job on the toss and glad the binge was avoided. I dread them when they start. Usually means several pounds on the scale the next day and beyond. Most recently I have been successful at the toss myself. Hope it lasts. 
14 Mar 13 by member: deadcenter
Way to go - you won! Again!!! 
14 Mar 13 by member: Neptunebch
Thanks everyone. As you read on the follow up journal I've been too busy insulting potential customers to design the badge; besides, I need to redesign the hands in pocket sign. Re the Girl Scouts I only learned this year that their 'take' was so little on the whole cookie scam that I will make donations directly to them next year and skip the whole cookie process. It's been years since I saw any sash anyway; all I ever see are the parents. For now, I will probably start giving away one UNOPENED box for free to any customer who doesn't shove their hands in their pockets while in my store. I think we have about 40 or so boxes left; that may take a while. It just bugs the heck out of me that I passed on Godiva chocolate earlier this week only to mindlessly scarf cookies. I blame the IRS issue but it's still no excuse. I'm just grateful I regained my senses before it went too far. 
14 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
I had to laugh when I read this because (aside from your great writing)) my partner bought a box of Thin Mints from a forlorn little Scout who's friends were being mean. I was in Ross buying beach towels at the time. They sat unopened on the counter of the condo for more than 24 hours before. Little Kathy broke in and ate half a sleeve. 
14 Mar 13 by member: crabby Kat


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