For as long as I can remember, cute little Girl Scouts have come knocking on our door in the early winter, asking if we want to order cookies. We always do since we are deep into our holiday sweets binge and weight gain and because, really, who can resist those little cuties. (The girls and the cookies.) But then the unimaginable happens – the cookies arrive in January, when we have forgotten about them and are well on our way into our New Year dieting.
What cruel trick of fate makes these irresistible, once-a-year-only goodies, show up when I am just building dieting momentum? Thin Mints. Samoas. Ahhh. So my options are to be good and not eat any, or be bad quickly and eat them all very fast. There seems to be no in-between at our house with Girl Scout cookies… they will be gone in days. My poor boys would eat them slowly and savor having them, but DH and I gobble them down as fast as you can say “We only have a Boy Scout in our house.” I have been told you can freeze them for later consumption. Ha ha. Why freeze cookies when you can buy Edy’s ice cream with the cookies mixed in! Double yum – ice cream and cookies. I will be honest and admit that in previous years I have succumbed to the cookies every time.
This year is different. I have not eaten even one cookie. But don’t give me any credit for willpower – the girls in our neighborhood must have all outgrown scouting because we didn’t have a single one come knocking on our door. So no January cookie delivery to tempt me. Fate intercedes and helps me with my last-ever diet. Now I just need to keep DH out of the ice cream aisle:)