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The Crisco diet!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Have you ever seen the big tubs of Crisco on the shelf at the supermarket? I'm talking about the ones that I'd guess are close to the size of my head. Now, I do some baking, but I've never had the need to buy a big ol' tub of Crisco. However, my Grandma used to make pies with homemade crusts, and she always had a tub or 2 in the house.

Picture that tub in your mind. Got it? That tub of shortening weighs 3 pounds. 3 pounds of thick, heavy, gloppy, greasy goop. I realized that tub is only 3 pounds, and I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds to be at a healthy weight. I need to lose TEN tubs worth of Crisco. I can only imagine what 10 tubs worth of Crisco in a pile would amount to... but I bet it would be jaw-dropping.

On the plus side, I only need to lose 3 pounds to drop one whole tub of Crisco. And I only have to do that 10 times. I think I've been looking at weight loss as this impossible task. 30 pounds? How am I supposed to lose 30 pounds? But 3 pounds, well, that sounds managable. And once I do that, I'll focus on 3 more pounds.

I am going on the "Crisco diet". I'm starting to work on my first can today!

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