Over a year ago I lost 40 pounds. I figured my days of having babies were over, I was getting divorced, and I all in all I was just ready to feel happy and healthy. And I've kept every pound off.
I would say I'm pretty diligent about watching what I eat. Most times I try to make good choices. And maybe 1-2 times a week I indulge. It seems to work for me. I have a 4 pound window I stay within. At the top of the window means more diligence that week. And the bottom of the window means I'm feeling extra carefree and I'm going to try to talk someone into going out to eat and you just better hope you're not in my cross hairs!
All that aside- I still have weaknesses. And one of them is looming on the horizon...
the dreaded Girl Scout Cookie...
I know, I know- it seems harmless enough. A sweet little girl with pigtails it just trying to raise money. And so I oblige. And I set the box on the counter. And I walk away. But THEN... my mouth starts to water... And I stare at the box. And I can't concentrate. And I think to myself, "OK, you can have one, why else would you buy a box if you're not going to eat one?" But here's the real problem. It's never just one. Oh no. It's so chocolately, and flaky and coconutty. And I quick grab another one. And pretty soon I'm not even chewing, I'm just popping a whole cookie in my mouth! And then... I've eaten a row. A whole row. And then I tell myself, "that's not so bad is it?" A serving size probably is a row, right? So, I've really only eaten ONE serving size. And THAT wouldn't even be so bad... but then I figure who only eats ONE serving size and stops there?
And the rest is history. Dang you Samoas. And pig-tailed fundraising cuties.
What's your favorite? I can also do some serious damage to Thin Mints!