Confessions of a Heavyweight

I have a confession to make.  I am seriously considering spending money on what may just turn out to be another fad diet.

There’s a kiosk at the ground floor of our office building selling supplements of all sorts.  Mostly, they have health supplements for body builders and others like it.  I’ve seen green tea based supplements there too. But the other day, I saw something I’d been reading about all over the net before but thought wasn’t available locally: boxes of the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

hcdietSo today, I went online and searched for reviews.  There are celebrity endorsers for the Hollywood Cookie Diet, probably that’s why “Hollywood” was attached to the product name. But I remember reading about Dr. Siegal’s original formulation.  It seems that Dr. Siegal’s is more feasible because it’s a companion to eating well and exercising, rather than the HCD’s complete replacement for both breakfast and lunch.  There’s also no mention of exercising while on the diet. Hehe.

I don’t think it’s healthy and that it can be used on a long term basis. I do think though that it will help jumpstart what I need to happen to get out of the obesity zone.

Of course a box of the HCD bought there is more expensive than what’s available online. I figured I’d give it a try and if it’s okay with me, I’d purchase more through their main website.

I have hopes that this will work. I frequently skip meals anyway, but I will munch on regular cookies, or biscuits or bread or a cupcake or two.  So I guess it’s better to do it officially, and munch on something that will still give my body some or most of the nutrients that it will need. I will have to plan my sensible dinner though.  In my world, the sensible dinner will have to be taken in the morning – after my shift.  Hmm…

It’s that or buy diet pills.

I’m not sure I can live with the discomfort that some diet pills cause.  Like the frequent line of poop that is said to come with Xenical and others like it?  For someone who can’t poop while in the office, that would be a nightmare for me.  There’s gotta be something out there though that won’t cause such.

There are diet pills endorsed by local celebrities. Those don’t seem to have the side effects I’m talking about, but I’m not sure how effective they are. And I don’t want to just go ahead and test them on myself.  I’ve heard so many horror stories of diet pills gone bad, I don’t want to follow in their footsteps.  There was one from work (she’s not there anymore though) who was using diet pills and she’s lost a lot of weight already.  She wouldn’t tell me exactly what she’s taking though. Hmm.

Now don’t go lecturing me about self image or about exercise and healthy eating being the only way to real and sustainable weight loss.  I’ve heard all about that.  Plus I have no self image issues. I know I am beautiful.  Yes, I am.  I know I’m sexy 🙂  I also don’t think I miss out on anything significant in life just because of my weight.  But I need to lose weight. At least when I go back to my OB and I’ve lost weight already, they might finally stop blaming it for my PCOS.  When I’ve slimmed down, I can wear the wedding gown of my dreams when it’s time to walk down the proverbial aisle. Haha. 🙂

Hay. All this talk reminds me of an article of mine that got published in many years ago. Fat is Beautiful.