Posted by healthyforhim
Oh goodness. They’ve done it again!
Those tricky little girl scouts!
In my prime, I could knock off a sleeve of Girl Scout cookie “Thin Mints” in a matter of minutes. NICE. COLD. Glass of milk, and a SLEEVE of cookies. You betcha.
That was when I was pumping about 60 oz. of breast milk a day, and nursing a 3 month old. I’m pretty sure her milk tasted of Thin Mints. Poor child.
But… I justified it – as… I “needed” extra calories. Never mind the quality of the calories – right?
Well I don’t think we had purchased Girl Scout cookies in years. I just didn’t even want to go there, knowing the temptation and my history.
Then… a few Sunday’s ago… our cute, little neighborhood girl jumped us as we unloaded our bus after church. She was patiently waiting for us to return that day, and she was smart to observe our household *might* be her best customer on the block.
Our children were delighted when we purchased a load of 10 boxes. Yes. I said 10.
After all, I wanted to show the child loving kindness… and again, I don’t remember the last time we had any Girl Scout cookies… I figured we could always freeze some.
My children had other plans. I bought 3 boxes of Thin Mints, my favorite – [and unfortunately the favorite of SEVERAL of the children], Shortbread, Thank-yous, Lemonades, and a few others.
Really all I cared about were the Thin Mints.
They are actually one of the better choices at 4 cookies for 160 calories. Definitely not something I want everyday – (nor can I stomach what I used to eat), but yummo. Those girl scouts sure know how to make cookies. It’s too bad all of the extra junk that is in them – including HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!
Maybe I am glad my kids ate some of them? Out of 2.5 boxes gone, I think I’ve had 6 cookies in the past 2 weeks. Not too shabby.
I won’t lie and say I didn’t want to eat more. I did want to… but I’m God’s girl, and He kept me in check! VICTORY!!! Praise be to Him!
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”