Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Casting Call and Holding on Tight

For anyone who might be interested, I came across this. I think it sounds pretty fun. Too bad I'm too old.

Casting Call: A new reality weight loss series for Lifetime is casting, looking for a group of real-life girlfriends who all want to lose between 20-50 pounds and who are 28-35 years old. If selected, the friends will go through a 90-day fitness transformation with the help of trainers and life coaches. Interested applicants can send an email to or call 818-255-9330.


This week has been good. I've been making smart decisions and I'm feeling the strength and will power to move forward and move beyond the where I'm at right now. As each good day passes, I can see the string of days getting longer and my attitude becoming more solidified.

However, as I read through the blogs, I find a lot of people struggling over different methods of weight loss. There are those where counting points has become frustrating or limiting, there are others where the increase of exercise isn't working and others where eating practically nothing hasn't budged the scale. Levels of frustration seem to be hitting an all time high and it doesn't need to be that way.

I'm in this same boat with all of you. I want to lose weight. No doubt. And I don't want to come off as though I know all the answers because I don't. I'm far from it. I've never done WW, South Beach, Beverly Hills, Atkins, Pritikin or any other formalized diet plan. But I have found a formula which seems to be working for me and I'm happy about that. I want each and everyone to have the same good fortune, or whatever it is, to find something that works for you.

I know there isn't one plan which will work for everyone but it seems as though there's a lot of over thinking and over obsessing that's happening. It almost seems like the stress of losing weight, making this "life style change", the eating healthy is getting the best of people. Let's all just take a deep breath and relax about it. We, of course, all have our struggles, our frustrations, the mental gymnastics we go through, our past we deal with but just remember, the tighter you hold on to something the harder it is to let it go.


Missicat said...

Amen! Thanks for pointing this out, I am one of those who gets a bit stressed out and frustrated at times...

Lora said...

There does seem to be some frustration out there in blogdom, eh? (self included!)

Thanks for the pep talk!

Sagan Morrow said...

Good point. Its too easy to get bogged down with a can't-see-the-forest-for-the-trees perspective.

MizFit said...

Im old and braindead but love this post and it so made me recall the song (know it?) lyrics:

hold on loooosely but dont let go.

we can over think things & never any changing anything as a result, huh?


Blubbery Blogger said...

Well said, I am guilty of the useless obsessing and obsessing some more. It gets old.

About the purse, funny you chose No.5, because that is my favorite! I agree that that is the only one that will work for the fall as well. That's probably a go.

Alli said...

Girl I think this is the first time I will have to agree to disagree with you, for myself. I know that sometimes there is over thinking but a lot of the time my overthinking periods come when I am my actions are not up to par… in fact they come when I am “relaxing” a bit too much in the eating department. Its different when I am in the weightloss “zone” when things are clicking the weight is coming off etc.. then its like I don’t have to think about it. But it takes me the overthinking and obsessing times to get to that next zone.
I also know that for myself I am going to obsess diet or not… eating well or not… its my personality. You know I still love ya even though we are different =).

Christine said...

I'm a bit anti-formalized weight loss (although that's just my opinion and I stand far more firmly behind "do what works for you"!)

I think a lot of weight loss programs needlessly complicate things by ascribing points or carb values to foods that may not be readily accessible on the label. So that (plus the commercialization concerns) is why I stick to my own plan which is pretty much just calorie counting but trying to limit empty calories as much as possible.

Like I said though - it's about doing what works. And if you've got to analyse what isn't working in order to figure out what will, then that's not so bad.

Tony said...

I would totally join that weight loss reality tv show, if I was 28...Sadly, I'm only 21.