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My biggest problem is that my entire life I have loved carbs more than anything. I was like 13 when we found out that it wasn't the butter we should have been avoiding, but the bread. My world came crashing down.

Instead of fighting against my natural instinct to curl up in front of the TV with an enormous baguette and some mashed potatoes, I'm trying to make smarter carb choices and integrate carbs with fresh produce and lean proteins. I tried no carb. I tried low carb. I ultimately decided that I would rather live fat and die young than live at all without toast. So, here's to compromise!

VISIT MY BLOG, Culinary Adventures of a Recovering Fat Girl for food reviews, recipes, and tips for slimming down without becoming broke and miserable.

Member Since: 11/10/2007

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My Goals:
* Get down to a healthy weight without starving myself or making myself miserable
* Find great substitutions so I won't even miss all the crappy food I truly love
* Lose gradually enough and with enough exercise that I don't look like a saggy geriatric with all my extra skin.
* Get off Metformin, because it makes me horribly ill (reduce insulin resistence)
* Perhaps generate enough material for a Valerie Bertinelli-style tell-all weight loss book. Except entertaining.
* Shock everone in my life. I've always been fat but I swear, there's a skinny sex-bomb in here just waiting for her moment.
* If I'm lucky, not lose all my boobs?

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Chicago born and raised, living in Asheville, NC. I miss Chicago when I'm in Asheville and I miss Asheville when I'm home. I have a wonderful boyfriend who for some reason loves my tummy. I have a hilarious, insane kitty named Pippin who is a constant joy and terror. I eat my feelings. I apparently have a lot of feelings.

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    i, too, really feel your response to the diet police article! my mother did basically the same thing growing up - so rather than having a bit of dessert after dinner like my sister, for fear of her comments i'd gorge on an entire package of oreos in secret. she still does it - i was bragging about a 6-mile walking/biking/obstacle course that i'm about to do with a friend, and how excited we were. what part did my mom choose to latch onto? that part where i mentioned we got free beer afterwards. 'hmmmmm. i thought you were running to lose weight.' YES MOTHER, a few beers after 6 miles of physical activity will absolutely derail all of my weight loss efforts.

    mother knows best, huh? best of luck to you in all of your weight loss efforts, it was just really nice to read about someone who experienced pretty much the same thing that i did.
    2575 days ago
  • v JANETDAU40
    I really resonated with your response to the diet police article! Sounds like your mother was mine's twin sister, though mine is 97 years old now (and still policing)!

    We seem to now be able to let go of blaming them now. Thanks for a well written response that was very helpful!
    2577 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/30/2011 3:09:54 AM
    Hi Heather! I'm here to encourage you to blog more! I read your Culinary Adventures of a Recovering Fat Girl blog and your SparkPeople blog and I love your writing! If you do get enough material to write a Valerie Bertinelli type tell-all, I will buy it!

    Please write more! I'll be looking for you on the message boards, because it looks like you have great ideas for recipes. I'll also be waiting to read more blog posts.


    My blog:

    3303 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2009 12:51:27 PM
    I have so been wanting a recipe for a good black bean soup! If you post it, would you comment it too my page too?

    Thanks so much for your posts either way!!!
    3340 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2009 3:09:46 PM
  • v CBRIVERA0217
    Great Ideas on the Guacamole! And other snacks! However got a good kick for ya try avacado, boiled egg (whites only), tomatoes 1/2 c, cilantro, a sqeeze lemon, and fresh minced onion (to taste) and salt! OMG, it was killer at my last pot luck at work! Everyone loved it! A girl told me, I don't even eat avacados and I LOVE your guacamole! Jeje
    3340 days ago
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