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Last Friday Dr. Bob and I had a really good talk: Part II.

Dr. Bob did the unthinkable. 

He told me the great secret--how we as Americans will finally lose weight.

It boils down to this...

Food has to become harder to get.

I don't really understand this. Yet. But this is what I do understand. We tend to consume more calories on impulse food choices. And the world we live in conditions us to give in to those impulse food choices. Starbucks on every corner. McDonalds next door. Candy in the check out lane. 

Think about this. If you got the sudden craving for a big honkin' hamburger in the 1950's, how easy would it have been to obtain? How much easer would it be to satisfy this craving today? Food is easy to come by. Too easy. 

So the question then becomes...how do we make food a bit harder to come by? Well...we cook more meals!!

Yes, the great cooking (or rather learning to cook) extravaganza continues. And I must say I'm falling in love with it. My first two endeavors (avocado and lime soup and then curried potatoes) were not especially good, but I did enjoy making them--and I filled up faster. 

My new sidebar "wearing the suit" has to do with something Dr. Bob once said. He told me that the actresses he knows who manage the weight issue best are those that recognize that it's just part of the job. It's like wearing a suit to work--it really is just one component of the job, albeit a necessary one. Right/wrong--it doesn't have to be such an emotional issue. The pictures are the visual to show what 1,800 to 2,000 calories really looks like (I read somewhere that taking pictures of what you eat can be more effective than just writing it down). So right now this will be my little sidebar for the most important job I can think of right now--reclaiming my life, finding happiness.

The brook would lose its song if we removed the rocks. 
Wallace Stegner

Thank God for the rocks and a very happy cooking extravaganza to you!
PS: next time I cook I might just have to try these.


Stephanie J. Robertson said...

oh thank you thank you for your kind words! i really find this post insightful and very true. since i have moved into my inlaws i have been kind of cooking from/living off of what they have around (strictly health food) and what we had left over from our old house (nothing too junk food junky since we ate that up quick!) and i have felt really hungry sometimes and then had to go and fill up on healthy things and i dont feel like dying afterwards as i often do after a big binge. i feel energized and ready to play with my baby.

so so interesting. thanks for writing this!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the soup looks delicious! i definitely need to learn to cook more & healthy good, rather than just stick the pizza in the oven! :)

Carolyn said...

So that soup wasn't good? Sure sounds yummy!

Kaylea said...

Thanks for your honesty...it's refreshing and it keeps me motivated to do better with my eating trials. I def wanna cook something healthy for dinner tonight now!

Hanako66 said...

that soup looks awesome!

drollgirl said...

that doctor sounds schmart. i love food and it would be better if it was harder to get. :[

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I totally agree with this post. Fast food is the bane of my existence. Or at least my hips' existence.

A. said...

I like that you're writing about this... I try to keep track of calories, but I'm not very good at it. Sometimes I think I eat too much, but when it comes down to it, I don't eat enough... mostly because I don't cook and therefore resort to cereal or a peanut butter & jelly sandwich [not that healthy!]. Anyway, thanks for sharing--I look forward to more posts about this.

Krissa said...

Hmm....I agree that that soup does look good...
Sounds like you got yourself a good doctor!
Thanks for sharing :)

...love Maegan said...

we definitely eat out {or order in} far too much . ...I always say once we have kids I'll cook more...and hopefully that will be the case. As far as weight is concerned, I judge mine by how my clothes fit ....if they're feelin' a bit tight, I layoff the ice cream for a while and it evens back out.

Rebeccah Louise said...


they're super easy to make.
and I wish that soup was easy to make, because as soon as I saw that picture I felt an insane craving for some sort of green soup.