I’m telling you, this is not as fun/easy as I thought it would be. I thought, I can do anything for a month, but boy was I wrong.
I was doing really good. I had gone to work that first day I decided that I wasn’t eating sugar anymore and they had just restocked the kitchen with goodies. Normally I am fine and not tempted by any of the sugary treats they get, until this time.
I had opened a cupboard to find a whole self full of sour patch kids. Both of my favorite things in the world: sour and sugary goodness. I was able to make it without tempting myself or even thinking about them and made sure I didn’t open that cupboard until I knew they were gone.
What was it though, that made me cave? The little drug dealers we call girl scouts, that’s what!
A friend of mine has a cute little girl (like all our friends do) that is a girl scout and she texted me a while back to order. Duh! You never pass up your annual girl scout cookie order. I decided this year I was going to cut back and only order two boxes of thin mints and a box of samoas.
I had forgotten about the order, until I saw my friend post on Facebook that she was going to contact those that had ordered. Ohhhh crap!!! These were the one thing that I knew I wasn’t going to be able to keep hidden for a month.
She brought them to my work on Saturday and I was able to refrain from eating them that day. Sunday morning I woke up and had them sitting on the counter, tempting me, staring at me in the eyes. The whole time I was at church they were all I could think about. I even held back from making a Sunday School snack for my class (since I wasn’t teaching), but once I got home I ripped that samoas box open and went to town.
The whole box, 20 cookies, gone in a matter of seconds. I couldn’t stop myself. They were heavenly and it had been a year since I had them. Well, I had already screwed up, so now it was thin mint time. Luckily, I paced myself eating only one package….and then the other. I had to!
I think I am back on the band wagon now though. I can do this, just need to keep the temptations away. I can walk past the girl scouts at the store, but the friends kids is where the problem is. So here’s to hoping I don’t know anymore cute girl scouts because I can’t say no to those addictive little treats.