Friday, July 23, 2010

Mind Set

Are ya'll ever afraid that you're not actually going to lose the weight? That maybe you're just gonna maintain it?? For some reason, that fear crosses my mind every now and then. I know it's somewhat irrational because as long as I take the right steps, the weight will come off. But then it creeps back in...what if it doesn't??

I feel like I've been cheating myself these past few weeks. Sure...I've been eating right & working out. But I feel like it's only in the instance that someone who is trying to maintain their weight is doing. I'm working on a full on workout plan to up the ante. Gym in the morning...workout DVD at night...shake weight after the workout DVD (yet to be purchased...but I'm not convinced that I want it!!). But for me, eating has been the hardest part. It's those cravings that kill me...and I try to be good with them and I'm getting better...but it's a matter of cutting them out altogether.

Has anyone purchased the Hungry Girl cookbooks?? I'm very curious about this product. The calorie count in the recipes seems unbelievable...but I've never been much of a cook. This seems like a good way to learn...what do ya'll think??

Well, I just wanted to get some thoughts out there. I know I haven't really been posting my thoughts lately and it feels good to get them off my chest. I know I can do's just a matter of time & work. That pill that is going to magically going to make us all skinny just doesn't exist and it's time to stop waiting for it to appear. The only way this is going to work is if I fully dedicate myself to this. Not 90%...not even 100%...but 120% dedicated!!



Plump Nonfiction said...

I've been on my weight loss journey for 6 weeks now and the cravings have just started to go away a few days ago. The best piece of advice I can give you is to be patient. It'll happen.

Ashley said...

I have a really hard time with food. Or, well, I did. But after two years on my journey, I finally allowed myself to learn what moderation is. I try to eat as healthy as possible, and even last week, I was eating foods that weren't the healthiest. I was staying in my calorie range, but feeling hungry. This week, I feel as though my eating has naturally gotten better because I don't want to be hungry. Eating empty calories like I had been was just not cutting it anymore. I haven't tried Hungry Girl, but I've heard mostly good things about her. You should try it out. You won't learn to cook without some trial and error. Good luck! The weight will come off. You'll see.

Monica said...

Hey! My local library had the cookbooks, I bet yours will too! Also, for anything you might want to buy, head on over to and read the buyers reviews. Thats what always helps me.

KellyNY said...

I bought the HG under 200 calorie cookbook, and then never used it. LOL. I use the Polar F4 Heart Rate Monitor, and it of course tells me how many calories I burn during my workouts. You can buy it on Amazon, and I'm glad I have mine. It's the best!

Raegun said...

I've never heard of the HG cookbooks. Must check these out! I'm always looking for new recipes.