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Girl Scout Cookies

It's that time of year...the cookies are delivered, Girl Scouts are selling them at the local Krogers, what are we to do?

I just love them...all of them :) I actually buy 12 boxes per year (I put them in the freezer to last longer...but sometimes that doesn't work). Anyway, I order them just to help out the scouts, but it just happens that I love them so. I placed my order before starting PT, but now I am terrified to have them in the house because I've been so committed to losing weight. Any suggestions on how you handle this time of year?

Mon. Feb 27, 1:25pm

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Buy them, give them away as gifts. Girl Scouts is a great organization.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 1:28 PM

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Don't buy them. Simple. For someone who has problems eating just one, this is setting yourself up for failure.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 1:28 PM

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Oh crap, I love GS cookies! And I hate to say no to those cute little girls. I think I'll be proactive and send my husband to the grocery store for the next month until they stop selling cookies out front.

As an alternative to GS cookies, I found that the Powerbar Pria Chocolate Mint energy bar tastes just like a GS thin mint cookie!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 1:36 PM

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When I buy GS cookies, I leave them on the counter at home. I have four kids and a husband and they are gone in a matter of minutes. I eat what I'm going to eat and then I put the rest out for community property. This works well w/any temptation food I have....except for wine. :0)

Monday, February 27, 2006, 2:50 PM

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Bring them to work. Put them in the break room away from your desk with a sign that says "help yourself." A box will be gone before lunchtime!

Give them to friends, particularly guys or friends with kids.

Keep a box of your favorites for yourself, but, when you're NOT HUNGRY and feeling very motivated to diet, open the box and put each cookie in it's own plastic baggie or ziplock, and put them in the freezer, not all in one place, but spread out all over. Then when you want one, you go find one. If you're being really "bad," you'll dig around until you find 2 or 3, but you should easily be able to stop yourself before you dig for the whole box! Also, when they're hidden and not in front of your face, you'll be less likely to grab them all the time!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 3:19 PM

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If the biggest issue is donating to Girl Scouts, you could give them some money and not get any cookies in return, perhaps?

Monday, February 27, 2006, 4:28 PM

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Seriously, why don't they sell Girl Scout veggie baskets or something? Those thin mints are a work of the devil.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 4:43 PM

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so are the caramel delites. :(

Monday, February 27, 2006, 4:48 PM

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They have a few cookies that aren't as bad for you. I can't remember any of the names, right now.
I would take them to work and let other people eat them, give them away as gifts, or have them as dessert when friends are over.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 4:53 PM

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After eating all healthy and organic foods, my tastebuds simply don't like the gross processed girl scout cookies any more. Just donate if you want to help them out, there is no need to put crap in your body.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 5:38 PM

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Samoas are the best. They have caramel and coconut. They are called different names depending on the area of the US you are in.

Excellent idea of just donating the cookie $ to the GS without actually buying the cookies. Then I don't have to hide from them.

I also love the idea of putting 1 or 2 in baggies for individual snacks. Brilliant!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 5:45 PM

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They have two cookies this year that are reduced fat - the Cartwheel (oatmeal/cinnamon) and the Lemon Pastry Creme.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 6:02 PM

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Do Girl Scout Cookies have partially hydrogenated oil in them?

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:21 PM

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