Confessions of A Carb Queen

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow's a comin'!!

Hey y'all!...(feelin' kinda southern today! :)

I have this "thing" about coats. I don't like them. Growing up we had them. Even had some gloves. But when we lost the gloves we used socks. Don't ask me how tube socks kept our hands warm...but somehow they did!!

So last year when I complained and complained to my husband that I was cold he said to me, "next year will be different!" And it is! Let's just say from July he kept reminding me that I need to get a coat! Since I've always been in the "I'm going to wait because I'm going to lose the last 40 or so pounds....and I don't want to have to get two differnt size coats!" frame of mind...I waited until the last minute! 4o pounds still intact! I got a coat...and guess what...I even got a rain coat! Boy, do I look sassy in a red rain coat!!! :)

Today it is supposed to snow...not Minnesota or North Dakota snow...but New York City drizzle snow that after it stops will make everything really gross and mushy on the sidewalks and that gross dirty snow smell that permeates into the subway...kinda snow. I don't complain that I'm cold anymore, and in fact, really like my new purchases!

Still workin' on the 40, but you know what....I'm happy...REALLY happy.....40 pounds or not!

Keep me posted!

Warmly, Susan

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tough Breakups

Hey all...

What an amazing day today. Have been helping out a friend with a bad breakup the last couple weeks. I remember those days and so sad that she is going through it. She cried on my shoulder, I've made her laugh and we've probably walked all through Central Park 10 times already. It's one of those kind of break ups that even if you wanted to eat, there was no way it was going to happen....which in her case is working in her favor! Kidding....but you know what I mean. Last night I went over to her house to make her our favorite honey mustard salmon over rice that she always loved. Was glad to see that she ate it.

I know that so many of us go through hard times....but in the end there is always a rainbow. Keep looking for the rainbow through the pain. Trust's there!

Keep me posted....

Warmly, Susan

Sunday, November 09, 2008


"Don't take orders from the cookies!"

Too funny! Last week was a crazyyyyy week!!! Out of the house by 6:30am, not home until is life is crazy! All I wanted was a box of cookies! Yes, you heard me....not one, not two...but the whole friggn' box!! I happen to mention this in passing to the associate director at work and she said,

"Don't take orders from the cookies!" I couldn't stop laughing because all I could think of were the chocolate covered milanos saying..."come on Sue, eat us now!" But she was right! Now of course, I had no intention of eating a box of me! But the want was still there...I've just learned to manage it better.

So you never goes away totally...just managing the stress levels that we all have is the most important thing!

So whatever you do..."DON'T TAKE ORDERS FROM THE COOKIES!"

Keep me posted!

Warmly, Susan

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Hey S...

Wow! I hope you'll be OK with me saying....You sound like how I used to sound! Take a deep breath. Now sit still for 10 minutes. Really sit still and let the whirlwind that it is in your head slow down. Do that every day.

When you feel you are ready...and come on...isn't it ALLLL about being ready??? When you feel you are ready start cutting back and walking. No dieting. Just eat one candy bar less than you would have prior to this blog entry. Whatever you are doing for exercise 10 minutes more...than 15 minutes more and one more candy bar less.

Also, stop listening to "them." Who cares about them!!!! Start embracing your support system...besides yourself, they are your BEST allies!!! Have them start giving you hugs and put the sugar down!

This is just the beginning! Remember....

Life shrinks or expands in proportion t one's courage.

Keep me posted....seriously!!!

Warmly, Susan