Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Thin Mint Fast

About a week and a half ago, I met some of my girlfriends (aka the "Yak-Yaks") for dinner at Tijuana Flats. As I was almost to the door of the restaurant, I noticed some girls (who looked a lot like those little girls below) waiting for me to get within earshot. I quickly averted my eyes and picked up the pace [ just keep walking, just keep walking, ignore the call of the cookies].

"Excuse me, miss? Would you like to buy some cookies?"

It was like I had no control over my feet -- they heard the Siren Song of the Thin Mints and just walked over to the table by themselves with me attached. I bought three boxes. I was going to exercise some restraint and only buy two, but the mom in charge said they couldn't take a check for less than $10.00, so I had to get the third box. Clever little Girl Scout up-selling trick, that.

When I got home with the cookies I immediately put them in the freezer (room temperature thin mints are disgusting, but somehow frozen thin mints are little delightful discs of decadence). Somehow I forgot about them, until about five days ago when I went into the freezer to get out something super healthy to eat (frozen pizza). I saw them sitting there -- all three boxes -- untouched -- and immediately ate half a roll. I really have tried to control myself since then and only eat half a roll a day, but sometimes I get carried away and eat half a roll for a morning snack and half a roll for an afternoon snack and then four or five (or twelve) while I'm trying to come up with a blog post. Which is why I blame the thin mints for my lack of posting this last week -- they are extremely distracting -- I'll be sitting in my room, minding my own business, trying to write, and then the image of the box pops into my head. Next thing you know, I'm heading downstairs for the freezer.

Here's something you may not know about Thin Mints (I didn't). They have one of these:

Huh. Silly Girl Scouts. Like we care.

Anyway, as I was saying -- I was going to beg someone to take the last box out of my house in this post, but I'm afraid Joe would actually throw my last box away. Don't underestimate him -- he would toss it and then have the nerve to tell me that I wanted him to!

Our church is going to start a Daniel Fast this weekend (for 21 days, I think, or maybe it's 40, and I'm not real sure it's this weekend we're starting, but I think it is). On a Daniel Fast you can eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and you can drink water. Seeing as how I only eat three vegetables (peas, green beans, and lettuce -- and I can't eat lettuce without scads of dressing and Bacos, so it's probably out); and two fruits (bananas and apples -- oh wait, and the occasional strawberry when it's dipped in chocolate or covered in sugar, so that will probably be out, too), I'm pretty sure the pure Daniel Fast is not in my future. BUT -- because I want to participate, I'm going to give up sugar. If you've ever seen me kill a cup of coffee with sugar, you'll know why this is going to be a huge sacrifice.

So I have to eat the last box of Thin Mints by Saturday. Shouldn't be a problem. I'm going to go ahead and get started right now, though, just in case.

1 comment:

  1. funny this is your blog...i just killed the last sleeve of thin mints in the house last night...ahh...glad that's over. sheetul


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