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Biggest C&R Loser 2013


Welcome to the 5th 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 DO YOU MISS THE MOST?” —  Our contestants have  accomplished nearly an entire month of dieting.  What do they miss the most?  Foods?  Laziness?  Here’s what they had to say:



I miss the sense of abandon I had before this all started. When I felt like getting dessert, I got dessert. Now…when I eat anything at all I have a philosophical argument with myself that would make Kant proud. The upside could be the successful publication of my treatise called the Metaphysics of Eating.

Mr. Sombrero


I wish I was able to stick to the healthy stuff. All the stress eating, which sometimes I’m not aware it’s even taking place until I’m done, is not helping. What I miss is having time to exercise… and being lazy.



This month, I’ve done an excellent job of not eating any fast food. I might not have been perfect so far, but that’s something!



So, after a month of dieting, I have to list what I miss the most. hmm, how about losing weight? I do miss doing that, since I’m not losing any. Course, if I actually tried to diet and exercise more, that may not be an issue. Nah, let me think…what do I miss most? How about my $5. God knows, the way I’m going, I’m never gonna see that money again.



I miss mindlessly stuffing my trap without thinking about, just rating what I want because I want it. More or less. However of um going to win this damn contest I need to step up my game.



I found one last candy cane this morning, stashed in a coat pocket. I saved it… and devoured it on the drive home from work. Now that they’re gone I miss them, even if they were spearmint instead of peppermint. And more generally, I miss the holidays, the weeks of planning for festive meals filled with family, fun, and comfort foods. But hey, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and our tradition is no gifts but a really nice dinner cooked at home. So that’s something to look forward to!



I miss NOT feeling guilty before I eat cookies. And I also miss the cookie that I just ate. I want another one!

Michelle M.


What do I miss the most? Well, since I haven’t started dieting or exercising, I would have to say, nothing :(.



For Michelle M’s birthday, C&R invited a whole bunch of Michelle’s best bloggy friends to send her some happy birthday wishes. (Oh, and Photoshopping was strongly encouraged.)  Here’s what everyone had to say…

From Tam

Michelle is that sassy str8 friend every boy and girl wishes they had. She’s not afraid to
lay it on the line, and tell it like it is. She’s ready to let rip with the advice like:

“What, what, what are you doing?”
“Slow down, crazy! Slow down.”
“You big slut! good for you!”
“Put that camera down!”
“You stupid bitch!”
“You’re gonna write a sad poem in your journal, and move on.”

Michelle knows that a good cocktail and some straight talk is all it takes to get her friends back on the right path. Luckily we can all depend on her wisdom and firm hand to help us in our time of need. She also gives the bestest gifts and is thoughtful in the extreme. Happy birthday Michelle, the best sassy str8 friend I know.

From Chris D

Original Photoshop by Michelle M., Birthday Remix by Chris D.

From Polt

M is for many smiles and laughs you’ve given us.
I is for the ingeniousness of your Photoshops!
C is for the cuteness you just ooze from your dainty lil pores.
H is for Harry, how blessed he is to be Mr. Michelle M.!
E is for the elf-like stature you possess.
L is for the love we all feel for you.
L is for how lucky we all are to know you.
E is for excellent guest posts, gifts, and Photoshops you’ve done for us all.

And the other M. is just an upside down W, to symbolize Wonder Woman.  And
that’s what you are, Michelle M., a woman of wonder!

Happy Birthday Michelle M.!!!!!


From Mush


From FDot

I will simply wish Michelle M. a wonderful birthday.  For if someone as fantastic as Michelle M. cannot
have a wonderful birthday, then the rest of us deserve to languish in pits of fire and despair on a
planet devoid of puppies.    -FDot

From John…

Happy Birthday Michelle, the best blog commenter on the planet!   Disclaimer: the number of candles does not accurately reflect Michelle’s actual age.  No bunnies were harmed in the production of this image.

From Mr. Sombrero…

Happy Birthday From Mr. Sombrero and his kitty, Tesla!

From Craig

From David P.

Happy Birthday to the Marvelous, Magical, Mysterious, Munificent and Mighty Michelle M.!!!

From Mikey & Ty…

Happy Birthday Michelle!

From Paul

Since I have no Photoshop skills I would
like to present Michelle with her birthday pie chart.

From Enrico

Happy Birthday to the only person on Earth who could make a Britney/Ke$ha/Katy/P!nk/Kelly collabo even better!

And finally, from Adam…