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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happy Big Brother 17 Premiere Day, BB Lovers!



I'd like to THANK YOU for 10 AMAZING Seasons of BB here on BBDish, and I wish you the very best BB season ever with BB17... More, I'd like to thank you for sharing your lives with me all this time.  I've seen you get married, have babies, graduate law school, beat cancer, fight illness, make friends, love me, hate me, get passionate about all manner of things, BB and otherwise...

And...

I can't come along for the BB ride this time.  I've given it a great deal of thought.. That's why I've waited until today to say anything. Just giving it to the last possible moment, trying to figure out how I might be able to make it work..

Size 22 to size 6 :-) and actually, I've lost another
10 pounds since this pic was taken!
I've been on a pretty incredible journey over the past year, losing 110 pounds via WeightWatchers, Cycling and Crossfit... and COMPLETELY changing my lifestyle, and I truly just can't conceive of sitting 18 hours a day and sleeping 4 hours a night (in 2 hour spurts) for 3+ months.

It's too unhealthy for me. Not to mention all the negativity and stress.. It's not me, and it's not what I'm about.  I haven't figured out exactly what my next step is yet. I just know it's not this anymore...

I've been toying with the idea of doing a fitness site, and I've been writing a book about my journey, in hopes of giving someone that drop of inspiration they need to begin their journey, and making a living would be a lovely bonus too.  As clever as it would be to have a url at the ready for you right now, I haven't gotten all my ducks in a row for that just yet.  

Good Luck and God Bless,

Love,

Carolyn






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142 Comments:

Blogger John Sewell said...

OMG!!! What in the world will I do without BBDish! Love you girl and with you the best. You look fabulous! Congratulations on the weight loss.

June 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

I have followed you for years and NEVER commented until today. This brings so much joy to my heart... seeing someone take care of THEMSELVES first, knowing that they can not take care of anyone else if that doesn't happen.

I pray this summer brings you more joy and fulfillment than all the BB summers combined.

June 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger mcfurne said...

Thank you so much for everything! I'm going to miss you, but I'm so excited and happy for you! I know this journey too and am down 35 pounds, so I completely understand. I've never commented before, but have followed you for about 5 years. Good luck my friend!

June 24, 2015 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Em Potter said...

You look amazing!!!! I am a long time reader and lurker and this year I think I will try and participate, if that is ok. I signed up for the feeds through your site and also shop Amazon through your site. Good Luck. Here's to a great SUMMER. Yeah!

June 24, 2015 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Blogical Woments said...

Pass the reins? We will miss you, love!

June 24, 2015 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger jenr05 said...

Carolyn, you look fabulous! Glad your doing so great, I was getting worried when there was no update on where you were or anything. I'll be on the lookout for any new endeavor you might put out. You and the other dish chicks will be missed this season for sure!

Take care!!

June 24, 2015 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger MandaMarsha said...

Congratulations on your journey Caro. You look amazing and continue to be an inspiration. I will miss your amazing BB coverage but absolutely respect and admire your decision. Best of luck in all that you do and I look forward to your future fitness website!

June 24, 2015 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Wendy Dissette said...

Totally understand.Thank you for everything and congratulation you really look amazing!!! Let us know of any other sites you could recommend to us so we can keep up with the Dish!

June 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Sloovis said...

Oh Carolyn! Mazel tov on your journey and best wishes for the one you are about to embark upon. You'll be truly missed. Thanks for everything!

June 24, 2015 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for letting us know you're not only okay, you're great! I was worried. Happy life!

June 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Jerry Williamson said...

I am proud of you and understand completely. I wish you peace, love and luck on you journey. I will miss my morning coffee with your update.

June 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lucky13 said...

Carolyn,

Where do I begin? I'd been checking everyday for your post since seeing the one from May 28th. When I saw you'd posted today I was elated! And then I started reading... Well I'd first like to thank you for your time and dedication for the nine seasons I've been coming to BBDish. I will miss you so much. My Big Brother experience will not be the same without you!!! But I do understand your reasoning. I'd like to keep in touch, buy your book and just know how you are every now and then. You can let me know through a Facebook inbox if that's okay. So I won't go on and on, I'll just say I hope that your journey brings you as much happiness as you desire. BTW, Congratulations on you weight loss!!! You look great!! I definitely would like to get some tips from you. (I already know one - bike rides!!) :-)

Enjoy the Premiere tonight! I'll raise my specialty BBDish Peach Daiquiri in your honor! ;-) Take care!!

Jalanda

June 24, 2015 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Hask said...

So that's it? No more BBDISH? This site will be removed? I am so sad, as this is the one site my work didn't block..Oh well, enjoy your journey. We've enjoyed ours... I'll find another way to keep up during the day...

June 24, 2015 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger BJ Hicks said...

Good for you, Carolyn! Have a wonderful new life. You've SO earned it! :-D

June 24, 2015 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congradulations Carolyn, you look amazing! I am inspired. :) I am so glad to have had the priviledge of reading and following you during the BB journies every summer. I wish you the best of luck in your new journey.

June 24, 2015 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Rhonda Nelson said...

Best of luck to you and you look amazing! Thanks for 10 amazing seasons!

June 24, 2015 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger gramps said...

Carolyn,

Dear One, you will be greatly missed; BB won't be the same w/o you. Can't say I am surprised and I applaud your choice to take care of #One. Thank you for making us a part of your life and thereby enriching ours so much. Whatever you put your attention on next will, I have no doubt, thrive and bring you great satisfaction.

Good luck and God Bless!!

June 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger BeeBelle said...

Thanks for the ride, Carolyn, and best of luck as you head into the next adventure!

June 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Thank you for all of your hard work over the years. Best of luck in all that you do. You will be missed.

June 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Penny Woods said...

I don't know you personally, but through your words, I feel I do. I am so grateful for your tireless efforts all of these seasons! I am quite addicted to your recounting of the action, but I definitely see how draining and all-consuming it would be. Thank you again for everything, and you look absolutely fabulous!!

June 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Lorene AKA Bullie4u said...

Congratulations on your fitness changes. Enjoy all that life has to offer. Thank you for your efforts these last ten years. Hopefully we'll see you on the feeds just like everyone else. Enjoy the season as a spectator. I wish you the best of everything for your future.

June 24, 2015 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger BBLeesa said...

Oh Carolyn!
First of all....You look MAAAVALELOUS Dahlink!!
As much as we will miss you you gotta do what you gotta do! And FOR SURE keep up posted on your next blogging venture.
Love,
Leesa

June 24, 2015 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Nikki D said...

So is someone taking over the blog or is this blog going away? Congrats to you Carolyn for the amazing, positive changes you've made in your life!! All the best to you! Thanks for years of BB info!!

June 24, 2015 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Ron Baker said...

I love you Caro, no matter what . . . but, you know this. <3

June 24, 2015 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Dineane said...

Congratulations, Carolyn, and best of luck to you...but I'm going to miss you so much!

June 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Debbie Touchette said...

Wow thats amazing! I am so happy for you in every way but cant say I am totally bummed your not a part of bb. You have been my fav for a long time. Good luck with your new journey peace and happiness!

June 24, 2015 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Alicia Atencio said...

Dear Carolyn, man! What a surprise: I eagerly logged in to get the "dish" on the new houseguests in anticipation for the premiere and lo and behold..... See the before and after picture and your great message. I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations. I will miss your fan site but maybe, just maybe, you will inspire me to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Big Bro viewing does occupy a lot of time, for sure. I wish you luck in all your endeavors and hope you will keep all of us BBDish fans abreast of your status so we can support you!!!!! Love always, Alicia

By the way, you look G R E AT!!!!

June 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Alicia Atencio said...

Dear Carolyn, man! What a surprise: I eagerly logged in to get the "dish" on the new houseguests in anticipation for the premiere and lo and behold..... See the before and after picture and your great message. I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations. I will miss your fan site but maybe, just maybe, you will inspire me to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Big Bro viewing does occupy a lot of time, for sure. I wish you luck in all your endeavors and hope you will keep all of us BBDish fans abreast of your status so we can support you!!!!! Love always, Alicia

June 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger ronap said...

Caro - I think you need to do what you need to do!! If you decide to not do this, it is understandable - but, you WILL be missed!! We have "spent" the last few years together in the summer, and once in the winter/spring!! No matter what you decide, you are loved and your life is important!!! {{{{HUGS]]]] Always!!!

Rona

June 24, 2015 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger ronap said...

Oops - YOU LOOK WONDERFUL AND HAPPY!!! Congratulations on all the hard work!!

June 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Jolena Jafri said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that is awesome!!! very happy for you Carolyn!! but where will we all go? humm not for you to worry about honey I totally understand your reasons and support them 100%

If anyone has suggestions let me know love you all

June 24, 2015 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

Hi Carolyn, congrats on all the changes. I've been following your adventure this year and really did wonder if you would do BB this year. I totally understand. I'll miss it greatly but great job on everything. Maybe I'll get off my butt this summer too. Best of luck on whatever you decide to do next. Looks like your having a great life.

June 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Terraific said...

Oh Caro! How bittersweet! So happy for the successes you've found in your fitness journey and that you've founda new passion! But I'm also super sad to see you go. BB won't be the same without the dish :(

Best wishes to you in all that you do! Thanks for the memories!

June 24, 2015 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger YKW said...

Carolyn I can understand your decision and all I can say is congrats on your awesome journey of weightloss this should be all about you and may you continue onto a healthier lifestyle...hugzz

June 24, 2015 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Tiffany-JadeDarkStar said...

HIII Happy Big brother summer Begging day. LOL I'm excited to see this show this summer and hope it will be as good as I want it to be.
Hi BBDish missed my family all year and cant wait to spend the rest of my summer with you all.

June 24, 2015 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Tiffany-JadeDarkStar said...

Aww Maybe I should have read the site a little more I'm sorry to see you go but understand. Hope you have a good summer

June 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Michael Morgado said...

Hi Carolyn!!
You look absolutely stunning!! So proud of all your hard work and the dedication. Truly you inspire us all.
Looking forward to another summer with you and your fellow Dishers.

I've missed you!

June 24, 2015 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

OMG!!!! It won't be the same without you! I'm sure you have a million of the same posts saying the same thing... But truly its been a family here and I'll miss you!

June 24, 2015 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Paula Kaye said...

Oh no! Congrats!!!!!!! That is awesome. What will we do without you?

June 24, 2015 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger CJ Sheehan said...

Good for you, girlfriend! You will be missed, but it's YOUR life and you've made a good choice! Hugs!!

June 24, 2015 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger TXcola said...

Hi Carolyn,

I just want to say congrats on your amazing journey! I completely respect your decision and wish you the best. MANY thanks for all the wonderful work you put in for the fans over the many years!

Thank you!
-Nicole

June 24, 2015 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger ChrisLucente said...

My dear Carolyn...congratulations on your wonderful weight loss! I'm so very happy for you and proud of you. I lost 128 lbs on Weight Watchers about 5 years ago. Unfortunately I have since gained it all back but in March I went back to WW meetings and am now down 48 lbs.
While I totally understand and respect your decision not to blog BB this summer, I must admit that I am completely bummed that your wonderful updates are no longer. Oh what will I do without The Overnight Report?! I am in severe mourning, and I'm not kidding. I suspected something was up when you didn't post anything after the cast was revealed. Your BB info was so thorough and fun to read - this is really a loss that I am going to feel for some time.
I am going to miss you and BBDish immensely - I wish I had a way to remain in contact with you. Perhaps you can write an Overnight Report about your daily life!
I wish you nothing but continued success with your admirable, healthy living regimen!

June 24, 2015 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Cindy L said...

Good luck in your journey we sure will miss you but you definately have to do what is best for you and your health and family. Wishing you the best.
Cindy

June 24, 2015 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Mndreamerof2 said...

take time for yourself for one!!!!!! if you have time stop by and chat with us!!

June 24, 2015 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger ChristaC said...

Wow, you look amazing!! Selfishly I'm so sad to not have you be part of my BB experience, since you've been the only site I visit the last 5+ years, but I'm so incredibly happy and proud of you! Please let us know your site when it's up. Sending love & hugs beautiful lady!

June 24, 2015 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Ps, you look amazing!!! Go, girl!

June 24, 2015 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Stina said...

I'm so happy for you and your journey. And I completely understand. Buuutttt, selfishly, NOOOO, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO FOR LIVE FEED UPDATES?? Seriously -- do you have a recommendation for another blogger that's even as half as great as you are?

June 24, 2015 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger seashell said...

Well, I am a little shocked but I completely understand. I was kinda, a little dreading this season myself because I get so involved & I am on the feeds 24/7 but when I can't watch, I knew you were always there to let us all know what we missed. I can not imagine the immense amount of work it took you guys to keep up. I also can't thank you enough for all the past seasons. I wish you the very best & a lifetime of health & happiness.♥ ♥ ♥

June 24, 2015 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger JustKay said...

Awwwww, I'm sure going to miss you, but I totally understand. Big Brother is a HUGE commitment. I'm very happy for your weight loss. You should be proud. I hope you do start a fitness blog. I'd love to read it. Best wishes to you.

June 24, 2015 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I am so happy for you! You look great, keep up the healthy lifestyle!!!

You will be missed, now I have no idea where I will get my BB fix in after work, but that is for me to figure out. Thank you for the years and years of transcription and insight into this crazy game we all are addicted to. And thank you for keeping your blog so positive and rumor free, you had a great blog! Thank you and I appreciate you and all you have given to us fans :)
XOXO
Melissa

June 24, 2015 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger drc said...

Good luck Carolyn! I hope you don't give up on BB completely. Congratulations on your new outlook on life!

June 24, 2015 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger irishrovr said...

So very sorry to see you go but understand. Congrats on your weight loss and lifestyle change. I hope you come across someone - a group of someones? who will take over your BB blogging and do it your way. It was the best of the best. Many thanks!!

June 24, 2015 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger islandgirl said...

wait. WHAT?

June 24, 2015 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger islandgirl said...

Caro,
I forgot to say congratulations, you look fricken beautiful.....and you are amazing. I am so proud of you for honoring YOU. Doing what is BEST for you! You ROCK! I love you! xo
Kristin
aka Islandgirl

June 24, 2015 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Show the Love Be The Love Feel The Love said...

Congratulations on your journey!!!
So proud for you and cheering you on!!!
Have you considered having others fill in on here??
does anyone have any ideas on another Site that it could be as wonderful as this one?

June 24, 2015 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Lyndsay said...

Noooooooooo! I don't know what i'll do now :( However, good for you!! You're right, this isn't a healthy lifestyle watching the feeds all night! That's why I need someone else to do it for me ;) Congratulations, what an inspiration. Best of luck!!!

June 24, 2015 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Debee said...

I had a feeling this was coming....while I'm a little sad (more than a little really), I totally understand where you are coming from. I am still on the fence about getting the live feeds this year because I think I am ready to get on with my life again and thinking I may just want to be a 'tv only' *gasp* this year. I was even toying with the idea of not even watching BB at all this year, but I'm not quite there yet.

KUDOS to you, Caro, for all your hard work getting yourself fit and healthy! :)

June 25, 2015 at 3:40 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you, Carolyn for all of the amazing posts that you have given us over the years! I totally understand how this would be too much for you - I have thought that for the past few years -- "how does she do this?" Here's to a fantastic life ahead, watching Big Brother, but not being in the trenches -- best of luck to you!!

June 25, 2015 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger Meredith S said...

Hello my Carolyn, I am so happy for you and congratulations on am amazing weight loss. I so understand where you are coming from. Best of luck on all you do now and in the future. Will do miss you but he'll life goes on. Peace and many Blessings my friend.

June 25, 2015 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Cazares said...

Carolyn, thank you for all the years you sacrificed so we could catch up on what was happening in the house! I still can't believe you endured it so long. Congratulations on your new YOU - you look AMAZING! And all the best for your future. I hope you will enjoy watching BB17 as a regular fan instead of as a proxy for the rest of us! I wish you all the best of EVERYTHING!

June 25, 2015 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Bri's Blog Journal said...

You look great! Congrats on taking a stand for a healthier lifestyle. I will miss your posts. If anyone has sites they're moving towards, please share in the comments!

June 25, 2015 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Wilcox said...

I've been a lurker for years, and I have to say I'm really going to miss you and everyone else! Congrats and good luck with your new journey.
All the best!

PS - For those who want to continue your friendships/discussions, there is a similar blog at http://big-brother-17-blog.blogspot.com I'm not affiliated with it in any way, I just was looking for something similar to Carolyn. :)

June 25, 2015 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger JJFadidi said...

Thank you for all you did. I understand. I am on a similar journey and I knew right away something was off about BBDISH this year... I was praying everything was OK with you and it is even BETTER. God bless you and your endeavors. Wishing you all the best!

June 25, 2015 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Laura Ledford said...

I'm devastated!!! I have you saved on my favorites at work and i'm constantly checking for updates all summer. I understand why you have to bow out this time. CONGRATS on all your progress, that is awesome!!!!!! I wish you the best. We will miss you so much this season!!!!! I'm still in denial here! Any other great blogs you could recommend? Thank you!

June 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Laura Ledford said...

I'm devastated!!! I have you saved on my favorites at work and i'm constantly checking for updates all summer. I understand why you have to bow out this time. CONGRATS on all your progress, that is awesome!!!!!! I wish you the best. We will miss you so much this season!!!!! I'm still in denial here! Any other great blogs you could recommend? Thank you!

June 25, 2015 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Laura Ledford said...

I'm devastated!!! I have you saved on my favorites at work and i'm constantly checking for updates all summer. I understand why you have to bow out this time. CONGRATS on all your progress, that is awesome!!!!!! I wish you the best. We will miss you so much this season!!!!! I'm still in denial here! Any other great blogs you could recommend? Thank you!

June 25, 2015 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Mandy C said...

My summer isn't complete without BBdish. I am a long time follower but not a frequent poster. I had to say congrats on all of your hard work! You look stunning! I for one would love if you started a fitness site, and I am sure that I am not alone on that one. Happy summer and BB premiere week!

June 25, 2015 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Cheri said...

You look fantastic! Love and thank you for all the yrs. of your blogging. It is the best. Good luck on your healthy life style. We all will miss you and your sparkling personality. Love to you Caro!!!

June 25, 2015 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

You are so inspiring!

I already miss the blog and live feeds haven't even started yet! I definitely respect your decision. I, too, am on a journey to get fit. I'm doing it with Beachbody workouts and changing eating habits. Can't wait to have my before & after like yours!

Thank you for all the time and dedication that you have given to us. I've been following your blog since Season 7(when I watched my first BB episode).

Enjoy being JUST a spectator this season, Carolyn!! :)

June 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Christian McGrath said...

Carolyn, Thanks for all you have done to keep watching BB so much fun. Your personal journey is amazing!! You should write a book because I am sure you would inspire many others to get healthy!! Much Love, Best of Luck!!

Chris

June 25, 2015 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Isabella Olivares said...

Congratulations on your achievements!

Do you recommend any other BB blogs to keep us updated this season?

June 25, 2015 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Fran1128 said...

Carolyn,
I have read your blog for several years but never posted. I need to post to you now to tell you that you had an incredible blog. You are a wonderful writer and I have loved your wit and snark and admired your restraint when you've had to deal with some difficult posters. Your journey to your weight loss is also incredible! Thank you so much for the years you put in for our enjoyment and best wishes to you in your future. When you publish your fitness blog and/or a book on your journey, I will definitely read them. Take care,
Fran

June 25, 2015 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Gwen Dolyn said...

You are amazing!congratulations on your journey!

June 25, 2015 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger cindy Williamson said...

Congratulations and good for you!
Thanks for the past years, but it is wonderful to see you looking so fit and happy.
Cindy W

June 25, 2015 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Joe Burnette said...

Caroline.....congrats on your weight loss journey. I too have lost over 111 Lbs, the hardest part is keeping off. So you go girl. I will miss all your witty comments...This site is better than the actual show at times. Good Luck and I will definitely be on the look out for your new web sites. Its wonderful to hear other women with the same struggle and support is always a blessing. Your pictures look amazing. Please please let me know about any activities or events.

June 25, 2015 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Acidrain77 said...

Do you recommend anyone else that did what you did?

Thanks for all you have done over the years. 20hr of BB feeds and 4hrs sleep isnt what life is about. GL!

June 25, 2015 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Well I'm beyond sad, you are my favorite site. I had a feeling you weren't blogging when I thought to check it out today. Congrats on your weight loss. That is AMAZING! Great job. I agree, blogging the feeds is not good for your new lifestyle. You will be missed. I might have to splurge for the feeds this year, lol. I just realized, I have been reading you from the beginning and my obsession with bb totally grew with all your info. Take care!

June 25, 2015 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Jared Robertson said...

Holy Cow! You're amazing. Congrats and good luck.

June 25, 2015 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Jared Robertson said...

Holy Cow! You're awesome. Congrats and good luck.

June 25, 2015 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Congratulations Carolyn on the weight loss. You made the right decision.

June 25, 2015 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger pickedonalways said...

Hi Carol,

WOW!!! congratulations on the FANTASTIC weight loss!!!!!! just seeing you in your new body is an inspiration!!!! you look absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!

You will be very sadly missed by us BB dishers!!!! you have been THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!!! Big Brother will not be the same without you!!!!

Best Wishes as you embark on an all new chapter in your life!!!! I hope everything works out the way you want it to!!!!!

will this site continue to be up and will we still be able to sign in to Amazon through this site?

much love for all that you have done for us BB lovers over the last 10 years!!!!

June 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Stephen Ritchie said...

Carolyn!!!!

Part of me is racked with guilt having not been able to spend as much time at the dish as I would have liked the past few summers on account of starting at an NYC firm (btw I recently relocated back to Seattle). Had I known last summer would have been my last opportunity to spend time with my favorite blogger I would have been more active! I truly took this great place for granted.

That being said, I commend your many seasons here at the dish and applaud you for your tremendous talents. I have no doubt whatsoever that whatever your next endeavor is, you will knock it out of the ballpark and then some... I will greatly miss both actively and passively stalking this website as I genuinely believe it is one of THE BEST blogging sites out there. I can truly say I consider you a close friend though we have not met in person and I hope we can remain so. I believe I have your phone number from when I got Jeff and Jordan and Brandon and Rachel and Chelsia to make the "shots for boobies" video and with your permission I would love to text you so we can stay in contact!!

Words cannot express how much I will miss this site but completely understand your decision
and wish you the best of luck with your future successes.

WITH MUCH LOVE (breaking the no caps rule one last time...)
Stephen Ritchie

June 25, 2015 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Stephen Ritchie said...

And genuinely, if there's anything I can do to help you with your next steps please do not hesitate to ask. You've already done so much for me...

June 25, 2015 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger jen said...

I'm so incredibly proud of you and you have given me inspiration, I would love to know about your weight loss journey as I have about 100 pounds to lose and a plethora of health issues, I will miss you greatly but certainly respect your opinion.

June 25, 2015 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger jen said...

You will be missed

June 25, 2015 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger MandersKY said...

Congratulations to you, Carolyn! What an amazing accomplishment!! I understand completely where you are coming from. After losing 75 pounds myself, I felt like a completely different person and will never go back to the sedentary lifestyle I had before. I love my life now! Kudos!!!

June 26, 2015 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Lisa Anne said...

I'll miss you Carolyn but, oh how I understand. Your health is worth more then silly BB and even as fun as it can be, the negativity gets to be too much. I have had to reconsider this season because I can no longer sit for periods of time like I used to be able to. Last night on twitter the controversy about political correctness in chat and message boards was more then I could take. Its a crazy world we live in... freedom of speech and opinion is still a freedom if your willing to be chastised along with it. WOW you look fantastic girl! Congratulations! Health and happiness. Its what matters. Good luck in your journey forward and keep us posted on any new projects.

June 26, 2015 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Lisa Anne said...

I'll miss you Carolyn but, oh how I understand. Your health is worth more then silly BB and even as fun as it can be, the negativity gets to be too much. I have had to reconsider this season because I can no longer sit for periods of time like I used to be able to. Last night on twitter the controversy about political correctness in chat and message boards was more then I could take. Its a crazy world we live in... freedom of speech and opinion is still a freedom if your willing to be chastised along with it. WOW you look fantastic girl! Congratulations! Health and happiness. Its what matters. Good luck in your journey forward and keep us posted on any new projects.

June 26, 2015 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger dtrujillo said...

Noooooooooooooooo!! I totally understand and respect your decision, BB will truly not be the same for me anymore without BBDISH. I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this site and all the hard work you put in over the years!! I have tried many other BB sites and none of them could hold a candle to BBDISH. If you have any recommendations for any other BB sites, please let me know!! Thanks again for all you did, we will all miss you!!!

June 26, 2015 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger icee said...

Nooooo!!!

June 26, 2015 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Martha Finney said...

You go girl! Happy for you! Thank you for the MANY years of BBDish!

June 26, 2015 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Matt Umberger said...

Carolyn, I have to admit I was really bummed when I logged on and saw you were no longer going to keep me up to date with BB. After spending so many years with you and reading what you have accomplished over the past year, needless to say I understand and celebrate your decision. Thanks again for the time and fun and good luck moving forward... Matt

June 26, 2015 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Matt Umberger said...

Carolyn, I have to admit I was really bummed when I logged on and saw you were no longer going to keep me up-to-date with BB. After spending so many years with you and reading what you have accomplished over the past year, needless to say I understand and celebrate your decision. Thanks again for the time and fun and good luck moving forward... Matt

June 26, 2015 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Jo El said...

You are amazing! You look amazing! and you will be sorely missed! For the last several years I have enjoyed coming back for all things BB. I wish you the best! Jordan

June 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Skeptik said...

Hope you take some time for yourself. I really enjoy the people that comment here and share views on BB so I selfishly hope you can find someone to do a few updates.

If it is allowed here, where are other long time posters going to go to comment on BB17?

As my handle indicates, I am pretty sure there is no was the small Jason won the second HOH comp without help from production. Maybe the upward pull was indexed to a percentage of body weight.

June 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Adeer1 said...

Good luck on your new journey in life. I wish you the Best!

June 26, 2015 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Stacie Oliver said...

Congratulations...wow. Thank you for all the bb buzz over the years.

June 26, 2015 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger GD said...

What a big accomplishment! Congratulations on your journey!!

June 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Cassidy Zuver said...

This really sucks! I think everyone is pretty pissed at the way this went down.. I'm sure of course all of us are happy for you! And proud of your lifestyle changes. BUT. We count on this site year after year for our updates. And have contributed to the "tip jar" countless times. And for you to just hang us out to dry like this? Sucks! You tell us the day OF! With no warning? You didn't even help us out with other websites we can go to for updates and clarifications. You pretty much hung me out to dry. As I've solely counted on BBDish for about 8 years now. I have no clue ANY other sites that have such detailed information, in a format I understand? Please help if you can. I am of course a live feeder myself. But I work a LOT. And therefore miss a lot. I will miss you very much! And this had made me sad. But please help.

June 27, 2015 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger jovee said...

in f....g credible Carolyn....lots of self discipline and perseverance...good job....looking svelte...Jovee

June 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger James said...

Where am I gonna get my fix?!?

Seriously though, congratulations on your dedication in changing your life.

June 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger flery said...

you look amazing! good luck!

June 28, 2015 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger look4stef said...

Good luck

June 28, 2015 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Single Mom said...

wow. first let me say congrats on the lifestyle changes. i am sure you feel lots better. secondly, i am very sad. this site was my ride or die for all things big brother. you always gave honest and unbiased reports. i am lost on where to go now. so sorry to see you go. i DO understand why you are leaving but still hate seeing you leave. I feel like a part of my summer will not be complete without your posts. good luck hon and take care of yourself.

June 28, 2015 at 2:04 AM  
Blogger Susan Widener said...

Hey what's up with the dish. Are we not going to have anymore overnight reports? I look forward to reading the overnight report every morning. WHAT'S UP?????

June 28, 2015 at 5:44 AM  
Blogger Karen Hunter-Kowalski said...

Congratulations on losing the weight and changing your lifestyle! I'm so happy you made the decision to quit BB even though I always enjoyed your coverage. I'm a holistic health counselor so I love seeing people love themselves and eliminate stress and negativity as well as weight. I have scaled back my interest in BB over the past few years but watching the show is still something my husband and I enjoy together. :) best of luck with your book and future endeavors!

June 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Bev said...

Wow this site has been my go to for years on end. This is the one and only site I get all my BB info from. I never commented on anything! I just read. Carolyn I thank you for all the years you dedicated to this site. Without you I would have never known the inside scoop. I applaud your journey and you look absolutely amazing! May you continue to achieve your goals. You are an inspiration. Again thank you for so many years!

June 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Betsy Budney said...

That's fabulous Carolyn!! All the best for whatever you decide to do, you obviously have the gumption and staying power to do whatever you want. Amazing weight loss :) And good for you for listening to your body and doing what's best for you!

June 29, 2015 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I miss you!! Big brother just isn't the same. I hope you are well.

June 29, 2015 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I miss you!! Big brother just isn't the same. I hope you are well.

June 29, 2015 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger PattiH2782 said...

Congrats!! Good luck on your next journey. Thanks for all the late nights you gave us in the past.

June 29, 2015 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I loved reading your blog so much and will really really miss it but I am sooooooo very happy for you and all your hard work. Good luck with every thing!!!!

June 29, 2015 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I have loved reading your blog over the years and I will so miss it this year but I'm sooooo happy for you and all the hard work that you've done. Good luck in everything that you do!!!

June 29, 2015 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Lori Barnes said...

Thank You Carolyn and God Bless you on your new journey! You look Marvelous! !!!!! :-)

June 30, 2015 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger catrina_lynn said...

Congratulations on the new empowered you!! You look great and I can only imagine that you feel even better too!!!! Thank you for all the past seasons of BBdish, you were my "go to" when I missed an episode or when I just wanted to know what was going on ahead of the show.....I will miss your blog, but definitely understand your reasons for no longer blogging the show.....Keep up the great work and dedication to your new healthy lifestyle. You would do well with a book or blog about health, you would inspire many....size 22 down to a size 6, that is incredible! Again congrats!

June 30, 2015 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Little Sister said...

Carolyn I am so happy for you and the success you have achieved!!! You look amazing!!!!

Now come on over to Texas and light a fire under my butt, please!! :)

July 1, 2015 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

C -

I'm not going to ask you to reconsider - god knows what you did each summer was a miracle. But buddytv.com sucks in comparison.

Love,
Nicole

July 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Macheal Laporta said...

Wow I've been lurking here for years. You look amazing Carolyn. Going to miss your site. Seeing what you have accomplished has given me incentive. I'm going to check into weight watchers myself. Enjoy the journey

July 1, 2015 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Sandra B. said...

Love you girl. I completely understand . I used to get lost in big brother to get away and now I'm living life and loving it. My husband is in the military and you got me through many deployments . I love you for that. As my husbands career has progressed my work has increased as well. The last two seasons I have not been very active. I was crushed by gaytors passing. He and I had so many fun memories together. We are moving to tampa next month and I'm sure it sounds creepy but I would love to meet you in person someday. I feel like I know you .....hahaha. Congrats on the healthy changes you have made keep up the great work.

Sandy

July 1, 2015 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Tam Blau said...

Just letting you know that your BB blogging is missed terribly. I understand your reasons and applaud all your hard work on yourself. You are missed A LOT.

July 1, 2015 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow! Good for you! You look amazing. Congrats on your awesome success. I will miss the BB blog, but I can totally understand how all-consuming it must have been. Thanks for all your hard work for the past many years!!

July 1, 2015 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Congratulations to you on your new lifestyle and transformation! I am missing your daily dish so very much, Big Brother just isn't the same without it!

July 2, 2015 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger caligirl said...

You look awesome girl! You are going to be desperately missed!! Thank you for your years of dedication. I am already having major bbdish withdrawal! LOL! Seriously though wishing nothing but the best for you! Xoxo

July 2, 2015 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger wheeliegirl said...

I miss your blog soooooo much. this years big brother is not the same. i am so proud and happy for you. You are doing the right thing for your health. a true inspiration.please write about your journey i would love to hear all about how you got there. take care...cheers wheeliegirl

July 3, 2015 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Husky Fever said...

Take care yourself Carolyn will miss your blog but much happiness for you and good health always!

July 5, 2015 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger THE MINTON'S said...

Congratulations on your transformation!!! What an incredible journey and HIGH FIVE for putting you and your health first. Take care! You were my go-to site. This year I wasn't sure I was going to join the BB ride and I haven't even seen an episode yet. I was slightly sad to see you gone but not after I read why! Keep on keeping on!!!

July 5, 2015 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Rm Love23 said...

Hey carolyn! I want to first congratulate you on all your recent successes, you look amazing!!! I am sure that whatever you choose to do from here, that you will do big things. I also want to thank you for years of witty posts and updates of all going on in the bb house! Your blog has always been my favorite for catching up on the house guests latest activities, and I will miss you more than you know. However, it is bittersweet bc I am so happy for you. Best of luck with everything and please pop in the update us on what your next journey will be so we can show our love and support♡ xoxo

July 6, 2015 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

What an AMAZING journey! I kept up with BB on here but I am truly SO, SO, SO happy to have come here and seen this!! I too have lost a great deal of weight and I hope you DO do a fitness site!

Love for you to check out my gym's site to even possibly connect with awesome women who share your journey!!

Www.sweatfitnessrevolution.com

Congrats girl!
Monica

July 10, 2015 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Hollyh said...

I just have to say you look beautiful, and I'm so happy for you! As a long-time reader of your blog...I'm having severe withdrawals. There is no one that comes close. Dingo's page is good, but just not the same. That's all!!!

July 10, 2015 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

I am sure a lot of people posted following your announcement & would like to read the comments. I just started reading your blog last year and it was fun. Good luck on your next venture, you are amazing!

July 12, 2015 at 7:58 AM  
OpenID baileysathome said...

Is anyone following in your footsteps? A new site perhaps?

July 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger peggyg said...

OMG - I MISS YOU SO MUCH!! I understand but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I miss your comments - I miss everything you were about with Big
Brother. So sad.....:(

July 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Carolyn, I don't know how to say this other than... I miss you. I am very happy for you and proud of you for changing and improving your health. And I can completely understand that your life is different now. But man oh man, BB isn't the same without you. I never truly realized how much better the show was because of your blog. There is absolutely no other site out there that can even compare. I have read your blog since the beginning. I even sent you an email one time, back when they were going to have the winter BB season in February. I sent one to ask what you had heard, you had said it was news to you and you would investigate and shortly afterward I see a post about it on your blog. I feel like I should give you your tip for the 10 years I read your site. How does around $5 a year sound? Sounds too cheap to me but it is what I can swing. Is your tip jar still active? I am serious. Hopefully you are out enjoying the beautiful day wherever you are. I will continue to try and find a replacement.
Take Care -Anna

July 28, 2015 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Hillary Thompson said...

NOOOOOOOOO! I'll miss your blogs

August 4, 2015 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger jay-dubya said...

I do not know if you will ever read this, but here goes. I wanted to thank YOU for what you did for us. You damn near killed yourself making this the best, most comprehensive BB site available. Although I did not often comment, I spent all of my summers with you in the BB house. I always read EVERY update you posted as you only told us what mattered. This season was/is nowhere near as enjoyable as past seasons, though I have only been watching since BB 10. As much as I want someone else to keep the site going, I know it would not be the same. I would also not want you to continue, as it so obviously affects your health.

Best of luck chasing your dreams. The dedication you put into keeping us informed (not to mention your own miraculous transformation!!) tells me that you will do great no matter where you land.

Thank you again and all the best in your new life!! Jason

August 5, 2015 at 3:37 AM  
Blogger 3fusiondawg said...

Please if anyone has any pull with CBS have them create After Big Brother. Like many reality shows the guest get together and review the season. Have the houseguest quarantiined until the winner is awarded. Then get all the houseguests into one room and view the tapes of the show. Man would there be some real explosions! I would even pay to watch pay per view to watch this event.

August 5, 2015 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Foofie Monetta said...

Today I miss you and all of the wonderful people I met here. I'm so very happy for you and the amazing journey you are on. I feel lucky that I found your site and the tireless efforts by you and Lessa throughout the years. I wish you peace love and joy for always. Shalom.

August 18, 2015 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Foofie Monetta said...

Today I miss you and all of the wonderful people I met here. I'm so very happy for you and the amazing journey you are on. I feel lucky that I found your site and the tireless efforts by you and Lessa throughout the years. I wish you peace love and joy for always. Shalom.

August 18, 2015 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Awwww I can't tell you how much I miss you! I hope you're doing well!

June 29, 2016 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats on your fitness journey, your health is way more important than blogging about BB. Thank you for doing your blog over the years, take care!

July 1, 2016 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Angela Militello said...

Still miss your BB insights and witty remarks. Hope all is well with you Carolyn!

July 11, 2016 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger I 4 GIT said...

Carolyn, I just wanted to let you know...BB is not tthe same without you. Thank you for the 10 years of devotion!!! Would really love to see you in the chat room sometime!!! Love and miss you!!!
i4GIT

August 22, 2016 at 10:51 PM  

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