Sunday, April 11, 2010

Goodbye Girl Scout Cookies

After weighing myself and seeing that I have gained a half pound in the past week, I realize that it is time to acknowledge the aspect of weight loss that I dread most: my diet. Now I am not using the word "dieting" because dieting doesn't work in the long run. I am, however, changing what I eat. The first thing to go is processed sugar. You know what I am talking about: cookies, candy, cake—the yummy stuff. Although we do not keep a lot of junk food in the house, I searched our cabinets and here is a list of the crap that is going in the trash today:
Luckily, Tagalongs are not my favorite GS cookies; my husband bought them because he thought they were. LOL.
These candies are leftover from Valentine's Day so they needed to be thrown away!
  • Red Vines licorice—16 grams per serving (4 vines)
I love Red Vines; I bought this pack last weekend at the Dodgers vs. Angels exhibition game. Hate to see the last few vines go to waste. :(
Although they have 30 grams of protein, these bars have been sitting in our pantry for about a year; moreover, I cannot read most of the ingredients, which is bad (more on this topic later).

I also decided to toss the last of my candy stash from when I was teaching college students as a graduate teaching assistant—two years ago. (You would be amazed at how candy motivates young people.) Anyway, the candy consists of Tootsie Rolls, Super Bubble gum, Hershey's Kisses, Sweet Tarts Chews, Charleston Chews, Now and Laters, Blow Pops, bubble gum balls and lollipops. You have to understand that dumping all of this candy is hard for me; I am guilty of sucking on Now and Laters when I work out, and I just popped a piece of hard (i.e., stale) Super Bubble gum into my mouth. My husband thinks I am ridiculous; he only likes fresh candy.

AWW – XoXo

P.S. Confession: I kept the Blow Pops; there are only four of them. Every girl needs an emergency sugar pick-me-up. For full disclosure purposes, I must admit that I bought a cannoli tonight at Pinocchios.


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