Girl Scouts, Grey’s Anatomy, and Guilt. Lots of it.

March 21, 2011

::nudges foot shyly in dirt::

Um. Hi.


I’m here and it’s Heir to Blair’s McFatty Monday. And yes. This is my third time on it. And yes, I wrote the post about being a proud porker.

I meant it, I still do. But.

I’m starting to not even fit into those clothes anymore. So unless I want to get a WHOLE OTHER WARDROBE from Ann Taylor Loft (no please) I need to get healthy. Not skinny. Not tiny. Not thin. I’m trying to be healthy for me, my size, my comfort level.

But zomg. It is so hard.

Also? I have Girl Scout cookies. And the thing about them is, they taste so delish and I simply can’t have just one. In fact.


Last night I may (or may not) have had 3/4 of a pack of Thin Mints. And before you judge, let me just say that the word “Thin” is pretty sneaky on there because it makes you think it’s not as bad for you as, say, the Caramel DeLites. Those just scream “THIGHS” from the moment you get the box. I’m catching up on Grey’s Anatomy (on Season 2, totally hooked, holy crap is Meredith thin, and I think George is twice the man McDreamy is) and when I watch, I want a snack. I want a cookie. Maybe 14.

In my own twisted head, I keep thinking the faster I eat them, the faster I can get rid of them and start on being healthy.

So that’s working well.

I don’t want to do the C25k. Or Weight Watchers (even though I have a membership – hello guilt). I am kinda stuck because I do have to pick something and find the motivation. Ugh. I’m bored with Sam gone, Bella naps twice a day still and quite honestly, by the end of the day when I know she’s asleep for good, the last thing I want to do is exercise.

But here I am. Hoping to find my strength in numbers and Blair’s unfailing ability to make me think, “I bet I could do this too!”

Because third time’s the charm. Or at least the very embarrassing number where you finally admit Girl Scout cookies aren’t a weight loss plan.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have 1/4 a roll of Thin Mints, 3 Caramel DeLites and a roll of Trefoils that certainly aren’t going to eat themselves.


  • Kristen — Adventures in Mommyhood

    March 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I always rationalize eating all the cookies so they’ll be gone and can’t tempt me anymore!

    My sister had a lot of luck with Weight Watchers — you can even just do it all online now, no meetings if you want.

  • Lisa

    March 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    girl scout cookies and greys does sound like a great combination. i miss the old greys!!! i might have to see if they are on nexflix. I LOVE that show

  • Teresa

    March 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Yeah, I do the same thing. I can’t buy that crap anymore. I bought Nilla wafers for my kids “dessert” and I ate almost the whole box. If it’s in my house and it has sugar (or chocolate mmmmmmm) forget it, it disappears into my tummy. I will keep eating cookies until I feel sick (I DON’T get sick just feel icky). Someoone once told me that if you munch while watching tv, you won’t even notice that you are stuffing your face and that is so true…but I still do it.
    I need to work on self control. Good luck!
    P.S. I have the P90X workout DVD’s and I do them whenever I feel up to it and in no particular order. I hate commitment but those cd’s work.

  • Alexia

    March 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Damn those Girl Scouts!! Aren’t they all about making girls into strong empowered women? And here they are reducing us grown women into porkers. I ate an entire tube of Thin Mints last night AFTER having eaten two slices of birthday cake in the afternoon. Ugh. I’m with you on this one. If only I could have that whole emotional starvation diet kick in. (only slightly kidding)…

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Well thank goodness someone else is an emotional eater. I used to think I wasn’t, but my emotions really drive me to “snack for sport” these days.

  • kim

    March 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I always eat them fast. Always. B/c in my mind all the fat at once is better than spreading it out over a period of days. But my husband disagrees, so he hides them. In his car. And then I can only get to them when he comes home from work. Buggar. I’m trying the C25K . . . but it rained today so there went day 2. Excellent training strategy. I’ve seen what you can do when you put your mind to something (hello nursing, blogging, knitting) so I have complete confidence that you will succeed at this!

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      I like that he hides them in his car. Sam used to hide the cookies his great grandma made US (he didn’t know that term) in the back of the cupboard so I couldn’t find them.



  • Michelle

    March 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

    LOL! I do the same thing! “hmm…I hate to waste theses cookies so I better eat them.” Anyway, My new guilty pleasure is Skinny Cows ice cream cookies or truffles. They are extra yummy with out all the guilt. Although my problem is, I eat twice as much because they aren’t as bad. But maybe you have better self control then I do.

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      I do THE SAME THING. If it says “half the fat” all I can think of is twice as much is equal to what I usually eat.


  • Amy

    March 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

    this is my problem. I think “eat it now so it’s gone”. I now just don’t buy the bad food. IT’s hard sometimes, but after a few minutes I don’t miss it.

    I hope that I can keep it up. Good luck to you!

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      I like this. It really is a problem only when it’s available. So after the cookies are gone, I know I won’t buy anything like it again.

      Hopefully then I can start losing some weight.

  • Blair@HeirtoBlair

    March 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

    You can do it!!

    Seriously, part of my motivation is not having to buy a whole new spring wardrobe.

    p.s. I was truly wondering this the other day – is it better to just pound back an entire box or eat them slowly?

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Honestly, it varies in my mind. If I want them to last, I convince myself they should be eaten slowly.

      However, most of the time I just pound them down and convince myself *after* that it was better that way. Out of sight, out of mind, on my thighs.

      1. Tracy

        March 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        You two probably wouldn’t want to be hanging out with me. Last week I came to purchase a case of thin mints, b/c 2 boxes wasn’t enough. Sigh. I’m so far away from McFatty Monday, it’s not even funny. But I shall continue to read your efforts and maybe when school is out for summer I might motivate…oh wait…I’m teaching summer school. Double Sigh.

  • Cathy

    March 21, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Hey, i’ve gone through a WHOLE roll of Thin Mints in one sitting….what are you trying to say?? LOL. What do you think about Grey’s now that you are in a little more?

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      I like it! I don’t agree with a lot of the stuff they have on there, or the casual lifestyles, but I like the storyline and characters a lot.

      And I’m just sayin’ I eat less Thin Mints than you, don’t get your chones in a wad. 🙂

  • Branson

    March 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Those darn girl scouts… when are they going to jump on the “prevent childhood obesity” bandwagon and start selling fruit or something 😉

    It is definitely hard to find motivation. For me going mostly meatless was a good step because I can still have fun cooking and try all new recipes.

    This past week has been horrible though… we had company so all good behavior went out the window, lol.

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Right? Aren’t Girl Scouts supposed to be about being healthy too? zomg. Where are the cookies made with Splenda and soy chunks?

      Every week I find something to “excuse” myself with. I think that’s the problem. :/

  • Sarah

    March 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

    LOL, I love this. I’m very guilty of the same train of thought. I can’t tell you how often I say, “Well self, you shouldn’t have baked those brownies.. not a good idea.. but you might as well eat them so you can get rid of them, and then swear to never bake them again.” I figure it’s an OK line of thought.. but I’m not good at listening, especially to myself..

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Yes! How glad I am it’s not just me that thinks this. Like, “They’re sitting there, it would be such a waste to get rid of them. Might as well…”

      And so I do.

  • Jenn

    March 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Um, yeah – I also work under the belief that if I just eat the damn cookies, they’ll be gone – and I won’t be tempted.

    Give WW a go. Again. Seriously – the writing everything down works nicely with my knee-jerk reaction to the long-instilled Catholic guilt I possess.

    The weather is getting nicer – just pop Bella in her stroller and go for a walk. My weight is coming off slowly – lets face, it I have NO patience, I want the weight off yesterday – but you CAN do it.

    Oh, and those girl scout cookies? Just eat them an be done with them, then switch to popcorn at night.

    1. Diana

      March 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      I love your thoughts on this. 🙂 And I agree, I need to do WW again. It’s the only thing that ever worked.

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