Confessions of A Carb Queen

The Lies We Tell Others...The Lies We Tell Ourselves.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hey there!

Had another photo shoot today! You'll see me on the stands in FIRST magazine!!! I'll keep you posted. I think it is either for May or of the two for sure!

It was a lot of fun...but since it's for the spring the stylist brought all "springy" clothes like cropped pants and tank tops!'s 20 degrees here!!!!!!!!!!! Ok...maybe not that cold, but it was cold! It was a lot of fun though.

I have to be honest with everyone. Today...I wanted to EAT! I didn't though!! I hung strong!! But it was sooooooooo hard! I have a lot of stress in my life, personally and professionally, and I used food to cope! UUmmmmmm....anyone else have the problem????? :) I kept thinking to myself..."just today. I HAVEEE to eat today! I'm SOOO hungry. I don't think I will make it!" But guess what!...I made it!!! I HAVE to pat myself on the back....and you guys should too. Regardless of how your "eating" day was, you did it. There is no "bad day" and "good day." It's a journey. You will hear me saying that over and over and over!!! Today I made the proper CHOICES!!! I don't know what tomorrow will be. I really don't. Everyday is a new emotion, a new set of problems etc. I just take one day at a time and hope that I can continue to make the right choices. IT'S SOOOO HARD! I HATE that it's so hard! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!! Whew...I feel better...believe it or not I actually do feel better!

I'm going to take a long hot shower, shave my legs (one good thing about not having a boyfriend...does it REALLYYY matter if I have hairy legs??? OK..too much information..I got it! LOLOL!...and go to sleep early! It feels GREAT to take care of myself. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. Does anyone else feel this way today???

Keep me posted!!! Warmly, Susan :)


At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Lucy said...

Hi Susan,

Read about you in Women's World so I thought I'd check out your blog. I have close to 100 lbs to lose so I'm looking into the Rice Diet. I am breastfeeding my 9 month old son so I probably need to wait to start. I really appreciate your inspiration!


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At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Nathalie said...

Susan, all the best to you with your struggle in eating and life... I can tell ya girl you look pretty good on the cover of WW...great job with your weight loss! It takes alot of determination and you seem to have that in abundance :)

I too have just started the "home version" of the RD and am on day 3. I run my own forums and try to provide recipes and as much information about remaining healthy as I can. I've found your blog to be very informative and will be placing a permanent link to it in the forums as well :)

Take Care,

Nathalie Cameron

At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just read the article about you in Woman's World. Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment. How long did it take you to lose the weight? I am starting today (again). So far, so good, but it's only 7:55 a.m. LOL Anyway, thanks for sharing your story. It's a great motivator!


At 8:03 PM, Anonymous val said...

so is it healthy to go on this plan and skip the veggies? I hate veggies...
or is it healthy to do more than one jumpstart day a week??

I tried the plan(for 2 days) and I plan to get back on it next week but I feel like I am eating so much and I hate veggies and im getting tired of all the starchy foods but got to try to stick with it...i need to lose about 100 pounds...

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

Hi Susan,

I hope you don't mind a quick note to say "Hello" and to thank you for sharing your inspirational story in Woman's World magazine.

All of those woman's magazines seem to have the latest diet success story on the cover but yours caught my eye for two reasons: first, you weren't someone who had to lose 20-40lbs. You needed to make a commitment to this (as do I, I currently weigh 320lbs) and I know that to get down to the size you are you would not have been able to on just any fly by night diet plan. Secondly, it was The Rice Diet that had my attention. I have (as I'm sure has everyone of my size) been on every diet out there but I have this dog-eared, well worn copy of The Rice Diet in paperback that I've kept with me for years and years. It is the one diet I've been able to stay on for about a week before I give up.

The problem is that it is so bland that I lose interest. I noticed in your magazine article that there are salt-free spices and pasta! I've ordered The Rice Diet Solution book from Amazon (I can't find it in the stores) and I'm going to give this newer version a shot - and with you as my inspiration (if you don't mind). I've even started my own blogspot and I'm hoping to get up the nerve to post photos of me as I go (I would never had done that before reading your article).

I can't wait to read FIRST when it comes out, congratulations! And I'm going to continue to visit your site if that's alright with you to see how you are doing.

Thanks again and I wish all the best for you!!!

At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep posting! You are so motivating!

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Beanie said...

Hello Susan,
I memorized the Rice Diet Program article in First magazine. You are so beautiful! And, inspirational! Today is Day 1 for me. Already I feel better because I feel in will happen!

I looked at to buy the book and saw your blog addy. Decided to skip the book and follow along with First magazine and with you and your delicious recipes.

You are truly a role model!



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