Confessions of A Carb Queen

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

Sunday, August 17, 2008


My new mantra...Life Rewards Action! I typed it up on the computer and took a push pin and put that baby right on my wall in my office.

Intentions are good. I want to lose weight. I want a new job. I want to have a better life. I want to be happier. What are you going to do about it? Make a plan and execute it. You will need the following ingredients:

1. Courage
2. Support (family, friends, co-workers. Only requirement is that they are positive!)
3. Sense of humor
4. Discipline

Mix them all together well. Be patient. Continue to mix well until things seem to fall together and then enjoy the rewards!!!

It's not going to be easy. Keep strong and know that you are worth it!!!!

More later...

Keep me posted...

Warmly, Susan


At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Michelle said...

Morning Doll! As I guzzle down a second cup of coffee and grump my way up to do a 30 minute Cathe Friedrich Cardio video, get the kids to church (an hour of no one bothering me is too good to resist),thought I'd send direct you to my blog where I commented on your book - said good stuff, thought you'd like to read it!
BTW-as I hit my late 30's, 10 years ago, I started feeling lots of anxiety and overwhelmed, etc, and did the zoloft trial for pms, and within a week, a cloud had lifted...I couldn't do full time work,motherhood,wifehood and be the person I know I am, with the hormonal swings that made me such an anxious had the added benefit of suppressing mindless eating and my weight stayed steady for the 8 years that I took the med...
Don't need it anymore with the hormone shifts in my late 40's now, but its a thought for some of your readers - SSRI's are so benign compared to gastric surgery or binging!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger carla said...

It's about finding a way to love myself.
I'm rereading your book for the millionth time.

In awe of it for the millionth time.

Thinking, for the bazillionth time, how I'd give *anything* for a snippet of your wisdom at




I know you're so busy----but a short guest post would bolster energize and amaze my Bumbling Band.


At 4:34 PM, Anonymous serene said...

I just finished your book,and just wanted to say thankyou.Your courage is so inspirational!

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Michele said...

I read your book loved it by the way. I found your blog and I was wondering a couple of things. Why not just eat clean? Not 800 calories a day like you were doing before. But a 2,000 calorie a day diet of clean foods. Then on the weekends a cheat meal here and there. It is very easy to maintain a healthy weight on this kinda diet and also allows you to eat like everyone else once or twice a week. You don't feel deprived at all and are easily able to maintain a healthy weight. Keep up the good work ~ Michele

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Susan--

I read your book today. Yes, in one day!

I want to thank you for your sharing your courage. It's motivating and I found myself interwoven in your story so often...

Even though I never was morbidly obese, I've had such similar feelings with food addiction (as well as cigarettes, alcohol, and an addiction to zero exercise.) They all feed into one another and I feel like I'm constantly struggling. As of two days ago, I started with a personal trainer. We all must start somewhere.

I just really wanted to thank you personally for what you shared. You are an inspiration.

I wish you could be my pen pal, someone I could report to. I'm just going to continue to reference your words. THANK YOU for your book.



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