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[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:23:23 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Hey girl snout cookies are super-yum, though I remember the thin mints being more juicy... (Someone sent me a package about 2 years ago) I remembered them being like a york peppermint pattie with cookie in it and was somewhat disappointed that the inside was all dry.

When I was a kid, most of the supermarket cookies weren't kosher, and girl snout cookies were, so we bought them almost every year.

 



[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:27:12 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Yea they changed the thin mints a while ago. They aren't as good now.

[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:30:56 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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triL- that's BULLSHIT! people like that should be given to grelf for stewmeat.

I give Noodle incentives for things. Right now she's in what we call "Challenges" at home. She's been challenged to take 10 AR tests by Christmas break. (AR= Accelerated Reader). She has to read a book, bring it home and read it to both of us, then go to school and take a test on the computer on it. The class teacher's goal for her was 1 AR test this quarter. (BAH!) but she's a good reader and I know she can do better than that.

If she does it, she gets this thing that stuffs teddy bears. Like a do it yourself Build A Bear. Little does she know she's getting it from her father anyway. *snorkle*



[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:42:01 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Now that I'm pondering it, I'm pretty sure that when we lived on army bases, my father forbade me to canvass on the basis that it could be detrimental to his career. I know that when I tried to canvass for that read-a-thon, my parents pretty heavily opposed it, and certainly offered no help whatsoever (which was kind of unfair, because we lived in a neighborhood where I couldn't go ANYWHERE alone). I think they hated these things and made an effort to traumatize us so that we'd hate them too.

I remember all kinds of things that I didn't even bother to try because I knew I'd get zero support from my parents. 



[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:45:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Then of course there's Unicef, which is some sort of disease that attacks children in third-world countries in October.

[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 15:46:13 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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As for incentives, I think it's great to give kids incentives to do things that they have control over.

My parents used to give us $1 for every A on our report card (but a C canceled out an A and a D canceled out 2).

And when we were beginning readers, they'd give us a quarter for every book we read.

It just was never fair when the school gave us incentives to do things that required our parents to be on board, because mine never were. 



[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 19:31:39 EST from Grey Elf @ Uncensored

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<Insert obligatory joke about girl scout cookies being made with real girl
scouts> Foo </insert>

Thankfully, I didn't sell, nor was I ever asked to raise funds. The one time
in scouts they asked me, I told them in no uncertain terms to go fuck
themselves.

When Wabe and I have kids, if they want to fundraise, more power to them as
long as I'm not involved.

And for the record, I despise Unicef, and United Way. Every fucking year at
Merrill Lynch, some self-important twat secretary would come by and ask me
how much HR should hold from my check for UW.

Needless to say she got the same response as the scoutmasters.

[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 21:44:18 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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for the record, i like unicef. if some kid would rather raise money to help another kid than get a sugar high on halloween, i think that's cool. it's not cool if their parents force them to do it, but that doesn't have anything to do with unicef. (though frankly, i don't recall ever getting a trick or treater for unicef. i give them money the old fashioned way.)

[#] Mon Dec 04 2006 22:36:04 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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I always go for the "thin mints", or whatever they call them this year.
The peanut-butter ones taste like Liquid NailsĀ® & cardboard... (just trust me on this one).

[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 00:34:50 EST from harry @ Haven BBS

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I used to buy Girl Scout Cookies from one of my friends' daughter. But now she's older and has quit Girl Scouts.

Locally, they have kids selling them outside major grocery stores.

But because I am now "insulin resistant" (read: pre-diabetes) I am trying to cut out as much sugar from my diet as possible.

So no more Girl Scout cookies for me. :-(

But I'd rather subsist without Girl Scout cookies than inject insulin.


[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 05:47:18 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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They have a sugar free cookie this year. It's a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips.


[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 07:39:55 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Tue 05 Dec 2006 12:34:50 AM EST from harry@haven (Haven BBS)


I used to buy Girl Scout Cookies from one of my friends' daughter. But now she's older and has quit Girl Scouts.

Locally, they have kids selling them outside major grocery stores.

But because I am now "insulin resistant" (read: pre-diabetes) I am trying to cut out as much sugar from my diet as possible.

So no more Girl Scout cookies for me. :-(

But I'd rather subsist without Girl Scout cookies than inject insulin.

As an insulin resistant diabetic (read: type II diabetes), unless your glucose levels are way up and you're pretty heavy, you can probably do with diet changes (which you appear to already be making), exercise, and, if necessary, oral medications.

Insulin resistant folks don't, usually, have to inject insulin unless they're not doing what's necessary to control their other issues.

My wife's pre-diabetic, as well...and, actually, to control the insulin levels (since her sugar levels are still just fine), she was prescribed the same meds I take for my diabetes, and cut back on her intake of carbohydrates. 



[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 12:54:11 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps they should make a special variety of Girl Sprout Cookies that have insulin in them.

[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 13:26:31 EST from harry @ Haven BBS

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Thanks, FreakDog. I am obese and my BMI is *WAY* too high. I only stand 5 foot 9 inches but weigh just shy of 245 pounds. I could stand to lose like 80 pounds or so to be at my "ideal" weight.

I am working on the diet thing as well as working on the exercise side of the equation. I know that it's basically a matter of less food in (calories/carbs) adn more energy out in calories burned through activity.

My previous GP prescribed 10 thousand steps a day or 70 thousand steps per week. I was not able to make that goal and gave up on that goal.

One problem is I have arthritis in my knees, as well as in my fingers and toes. So long walks put my knees to the test.

I have a stationary bike in the basement that I have NOT been using. I'm thinking that it is about time I start using it.

Also, my fiance' and I go down to the nearby shopping mall, which has covered indoor walkways through it, and we do a mall walk as often as we can. :-)

I'm going to keep working at it.


[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 14:14:46 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I can almost imagine how tasty those cookies would be.

[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 14:19:50 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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Dec 5 2006 2:14pm from fleeb @uncnsrd

I can almost imagine how tasty those cookies would be.



you don't think girls scouts have tasty islet cells?

[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 15:40:10 EST from Avalondaughter @ Uncensored

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I HIATE GS cookies.  I hated having to sell them as a Girl Scout.  I hate eating them.  Every year the boxes get smaller and more expensive, which I guess is okay considering the cookies are gross.  Really.  They taste like cheap commercial cookies.  Tagalongs are tolerable, but I'd just as soon have some Reese's PB cups.

I noticed the Samoa (which is what they were when I was a kid)/Caramel Delight thing, but it seems that there are different companies making them. 

I've been told so little of the money goes back into the troop that you're better off writing the troop a check.

I'd send a box to the soldiers, but I think they deserve better snacks than that.

(On a related note, speaking of soliders, Robert is coming  home for Christmas.  YAY!  Of course they're finally sending him to Iraq for 3 months in the spring, so that puts a damper on the family happiness.)



[#] Tue Dec 05 2006 16:44:39 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Thanks, FreakDog. I am obese and my BMI is *WAY* too high. I only
stand 5 foot 9 inches but weigh just shy of 245 pounds. I could stand

to lose like 80 pounds or so to be at my "ideal" weight.

Might I suggest that you ask your doctor about going on Metformin, anyhow?

It will help your body react, properly, to the insulin that it's producing, which should, then, help your body to not create so much insulin.

My wife dropped 50 pounds, between the meds and diet change, just prior to getting pregnant.

[#] Wed Dec 06 2006 01:13:09 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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(quote): I was not able to make that goal and gave up on that goal.

Well ! ... there's your problem. You couldn't have said it better yourself.

"Never give up... ...Mmkay?"



[#] Wed Dec 06 2006 01:17:31 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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(and for the love of a jumping, toe-tapping, red rubber nose wearing Jesus Christ
please do not take that as being condescending.)

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