Biggest C&R Loser 2013


Welcome to the 11th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is “WHAT’S IN YOUR CUPBOARD?” In a desperate attempt to milk the ‘what’s inside your fridge’ theme for another week, our contestants will show off their cupboards (or where ever they store your non-refrigerated foods) and describe it. (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS)



top left: tall stuff, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, gum
middle left: oat meal, pepper oil, hot sauce, other ingredients
bottom left: spices and baking ingredients
top right: sugars, flour
middle right: popcorn, packaged meals, Indian food, rice, vitamins, etc.
bottom right: cans, sauces, crackers (imported from Canada!), lasagna pasta

Michelle M.


Our cupboard is tall and narrow – I couldn’t get all the shelves into the frame.

1. Canned goods – beans, vegetables, tomatoes, etc.
2. Nuts, popcorn, candy (this week it’s Snickers and Raisinets), cookies (usually there are no cookies, but it was Girl Scout season).
3. Rice (I always have Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice – I eat it all the time), pasta, lentils, split peas
4. Canned soup for when I’m too lazy to cook (Bean with Bacon is my favorite), broth (I’m running low at the moment – I make lots of soup) and bread
5. Oils for cooking, vinegars, hot sauces (Harry is big on hot sauce), peanut butter, pasta sauces, etc. And my granola bars. I don’t like that they are on this shelf – they don’t go.
6. Pretzels, rice cakes, crackers, chips (when I’m being bad). In the very back are chocolate chips for making cookies.

Other smaller cupboards hold Harry’s oatmeal fixings and coffee, my baking goods (flour, sugar, etc.) and the booze.


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What you are looking at is the contents of my cabinet. You can tell that I was probably the last person to use it since it is a mess. Ty would have made it neat as a pin. As you can see, we have some pasta, oatmeal, oils, spices and a bunch of other random stuff. I think my favorite is the front and center Gelatine. I don’t know why we have that.

Mr. Sombrero

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My cupboard is a very…scary…and dark place. Well there are several of those places, scattered throughout the nooks and crannies of my tiny kitchen. [Is this more than one sentence?] Ok, so in it – some cans of corn, tomato sauce, black beans [go Goya], tomato soup [in case of a nuclear or environmental catastrophe]. Also, some herbal teas, raisins, walnuts, sugar, quinoa, pasta, etc. etc… that’s it, thank you all, have a great week!



My cupboard is super boring because I live with my parents. They are doing a much better job than I am of being healthy people. Consequently, they keep anything easy and fattening out of their cupboards. Good for me, I suppose, because I’m cheap and it helps avoid temptation.


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I dont actually HAVE a cupboard per se. Well I do, I have plenty of cupboard, but I dont really store food in them. I have my cans (soups, fruit salad) on shelves in the basementway. And I put most of my other foods out on the counter, see the photo. You’ve got your cereal, your bread, your sugar-free cookies (two different kinds), or peanut butter, your popcorn, your nut/candy snack thing, your cheesy crackers and a box of oatmeal (with coffee the breakfast of champions). There’s also a pathetic looking plant there I’ve had for over 13 years, named Janis. And off on the left is one of the greatest inventions known to man: A George Foreman-esque cooker.


Tam Cupboard

My cupboard really doesn’t change much. I also have a cupboard that is full of baking things, flour, sugar, spices and another that is full of cooking spices, but you don’t get to see those.

My top shelf is starches, rice, couscous, pasta. The next shelf is usually canned goods, and it would appear in this picture and abundance of ice-cream toppings. Then we have two shelves of random stuff. Mostly crackers, cereal, chips, popcorn, snacks. The bottom shelf is potatoes, onion and garbage bags. I would say there is probably enough food in there to feed someone for a good week or more if you didn’t mind eating crackers and popcorn for dinner the last few days. I used to buy lots of things “just in case” but I’m more careful now and tend not to buy things unless they are super on-sale. But I always have pasta, sauce, rice, canned corn, cereal and a few snacks on-hand.



Saw my doctor today; got the “your weight hasn’t changed in over two years of trying to lose weight; when will you actually start?” conversation. Sigh. So here’s the cupboard! Top shelf has various cooking oils, vinegars and other liquids (and some corn husks waiting for the next batch of tamales!). Next two shelves house random canned goods (including canned soups for when my kids turn up their nose at what I’ve prepared). Next to lowest shelf has garbage bags, and more canned soup and ramen (again for the kids). Bottom shelf is mostly nonedible storage. Oh, and in the foreground is Batcat, a 4 yr old cat rescued (with his brother Crazycat) from the streets as kittens. Batcat is the first cat I’ve met who likes peanut butter. Maybe if he eats more of it, I’ll eat less and actually lose a little weight. (Oh look, I’ve now resorted to blaming the cat for my lack of weight loss.)


3 thoughts on “Biggest C&R Loser 2013”

  1. Tam and TwoPi – you’re not supposed to eat garbage bags.
    Adam – what are those stacked packages on the top left?

    Hmmm. Maybe I should move in with Nathan’s parents…

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