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Old 03-06-2011, 19:29   #1
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I was out and there was a young girl standing at a curb that said "Girl Scout Cookies For Sale". The first thing that popped into my mind was thin mint cookies. I love those cookies but have a hard time eating "just a few". I went to the place where they were selling cookies (I felt out of control and crazy) and looked at every kind of cookie that they had, no carb free cookies. I picked up a box of thin mints paid for them and left. Now, I have a box of cookies that will send my blood sugar soaring. I was OK without them. Why can't we control these urges?

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Perhaps because unlike Girls Scouts, we are NOT PREPARED?

I say, the best defense is a good offense and the thing to do is have your low-carb sweets and baked goods at the ready, so you can tell yourself, okay I can go home and have XYZ instead!

Go look in the recipes sections -- I posted a LC tin mints recipe last week!

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I was out and there was a young girl standing at a curb that said "Girl Scout Cookies For Sale". The first thing that popped into my mind was thin mint cookies. I love those cookies but have a hard time eating "just a few". I went to the place where they were selling cookies (I felt out of control and crazy) and looked at every kind of cookie that they had, no carb free cookies. I picked up a box of thin mints paid for them and left. Now, I have a box of cookies that will send my blood sugar soaring. I was OK without them. Why can't we control these urges?
You know, I bought a box of thin mints this year. What I did was to get some of those little snack sized zip lock bags and just a put a few cookies in each bag. I dont remember now how much carb they were, but it wasnt actually as much as I was afraid it was going to be. So whenever I wanted some, I just grabbed a little bag of them and it kept me to where I only ate a few at a time.

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Perhaps because unlike Girls Scouts, we are NOT PREPARED?

I say, the best defense is a good offense and the thing to do is have your low-carb sweets and baked goods at the ready, so you can tell yourself, okay I can go home and have XYZ instead!

Go look in the recipes sections -- I posted a LC tin mints recipe last week!
Thanks so much for the tip!

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You know, I bought a box of thin mints this year. What I did was to get some of those little snack sized zip lock bags and just a put a few cookies in each bag. I dont remember now how much carb they were, but it wasnt actually as much as I was afraid it was going to be. So whenever I wanted some, I just grabbed a little bag of them and it kept me to where I only ate a few at a time.
Thanks Pam, great idea! You know I should have never bought them.

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Nor should my HUSBAND ... he keeps buying them, "for the kids!" and eating them here and there. His BG is pretty good, now, but eating one (allegedly!) upped his BG 3 hr later to 105 ...

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I feel your pain!! There are a ton of school sports teams selling candy at the entrances to stores around here. I try to decline nicely, but one of the kids would NOT take NO for an answer, so I asked him if the price of the candy bar included dialysis. He finally let me leave.

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HAHA, Eeyore, what a TERRIFIC response!

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I feel your pain!! There are a ton of school sports teams selling candy at the entrances to stores around here. I try to decline nicely, but one of the kids would NOT take NO for an answer, so I asked him if the price of the candy bar included dialysis. He finally let me leave.
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I've been keeping my box of Thin Mints at work, and taking 4 cookies (the serving size) home with me, when I want them. I haven't had any the last 3 days

Sadly, it's not willpower... it's just wanting to jet out of work quickly, and forgetting about them.

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