This time of year is brutal for those of us that battle our weight. The full brunt of the winter blues is upon you and the little army of sugar pushers are in full force. You go to Kroger for fruit and they are there. You go to the Home Depot to grab something for your house, they are there. You go out to dinner, and boom, they are there. You come to work, and their generals, or mothers, depending on how you are looking at it, are there, pushing the wares. You cannot escape their reign of terror, it feels like the Stormtroopers in WWII if you are a fat guy trying to eat right.
Of course, I am talking the Girl Scouts of America and their biggest money-maker, Girl Scout Cookies! I am not trying to disparage the Girl Scouts or their cookies, rather just pointing out how pervasive they are in a community with their cookies, and at $3.50 a box, it is nearly impossible to say no! Especially when Samoas are involved. Seriously, they are my Kryptonite. I cannot resist them, and they wreak havoc on my health. I open a box, and before I know it, they are gone. Every last one of them. I even turn up the container trying to savor every last crumb! It really is a problem. I think I need to go to a support group for this addiction.
Of course there are other varieties that are tempting, but for me, Samoas are my biggest weakness. In fact, this season I have ONLY had two boxes of Samoas, and I feel that it is a victory for my waistline!
If you want to delve further into the facts about Girl Scout cookies, there is a great infographic here. One thing that stood out to me is that last year there were $714 million worth of cookies sold!
This post has both made me hungry and want to go for a run! I guess I will be busy after work…
*Again, this post is not trashing the Girl Scouts or any of its members, rather just illustrate how weak I can be in my weight loss journey.