Last week we talked about
running in a dress getting out of our comfort zone.
about stretching ourselves (and *not* in this sense).
Its been a week, People. Whatcha got for me?
What did you do, over the past seven days, which scared you but you did it anyway.
Me? (yes, I hear you out there grumbling that Id better put up or shut up!) I started a career goal Id shelved because I (fingerquote) didnt have enough time right now (unFQ).
yeah, if by didnt have enough time you meant I was (am? who can say.) worried it would fail——which I sadly did.
but no longer.
Im off, feeling the fear, & working to make myself do it anyway.
This week we are FORTUNATE enough to have a Q&A with one fantastic Felt the Fear But Did It Anyhoo woman: Hungry Girl.
Seven years ago HG shed thirty pounds & four years ago she decided to compile all the tips she’d figured out along the way into an email newsletter for friends.
Today that friendnewsletter is sent out daily to almost half a million subscribers!
(& isnt that really why, whether you eat the way she does or not, we all enjoy her daily missives? say what you will about HG you have to agree that her emails are NOT the dull mindnumbing health newsletters of yore).
Whatever your goals are right now, from marathon running to book writing to working out on a daily basis, what Ive learned by watching HG’s empire grow is that if I dont start—-it’s never gonna happen. If I do start? The world is my
Thanks so much, Hungry Girl, for making time for us.
We’re all about ‘feeling the fear & doing it anyway’ at the MizFits. As a result we wanna know: were you terrified when you decided to launch Hungry Girl?
I’ve read that you invested $10,000 of your own money but far more than that Im wondering how you overcame any fear of simply putting yourself out there?
I would say taking risks and taking chances is part of growing. And it can happen at any age. It makes you stronger as a person and helps your self esteem. Get out of your comfort zone every now and then. Starting a business can be scary for sure but if you are doing something you truly love and are passionate about it is so much easier. Just kick yourself in the butt and do it! And that was the case with Hungry Girl. I work more than 14 hours a day on average but it doesn’t feel like work at all!
Did you ever dream Hungry Girl would grow as it did? The book, the product endorsements, the hats (FORESHADOWING, People. Pay attention!)
My vision board is bursting with my plans, goals and dreams—-do you have a similar vision-anything?
I am thrilled that HG has grown as quickly as it has. I always thought people could really benefit from my nuttiness about food (MizFit note: HG initially lost her weight by giving up “everything good.” when she realized there was no way she could stick to this long term she set about creating all the recipes found in her newsletters/book).
I’m so glad that I am helping so many people so fast.
Please tell us you’re *normal* (if by normal you mean like we are—-which we do). I could eat vat after vat of popcorn (*drool*) and detest doing my cardio workouts.
You? whats your biggest diet and exercise weakness or vice?
I had always wanted to lose 10 – 15 lbs. And I kept losing and gaining that same 10-15 lbs over and over. One day I decided to give up what I call “dry carbs” — bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, flour… etc. I thought I would do that for 30 days but it lasted almost a full year.
I lost close to 30 lbs in the first three months. I started to follow the Weight Watchers plan for maintenance after that first year.
ALL exercise is a bit of a struggle for me. But I do it anyway.
I watch TIVO and walk on the treadmill. Reality TV helps me get through my workouts. And as for the food thing, it’s a constant struggle because ironically food companies send about 15 – 20 boxes of food to the HG offices every week and sometimes I want to eat it all. 🙂
What’s your favorite recipe in the HG book? Your husband’s?
LORD OF THE ONION RINGS!!! (for both of us!)
Having opened my own small business (read: felt the fear and was thisclose to NOT doing it anyway) I know how scary it can be to take that leap of faith that if you build it they will come.
Have you always been entrepreneurial/had this much, as my peeps say, chutzpah?
I’ve always been a bit of a captain — a leader more than a follower and entrepreneurial by nature, but this is the first business I have ever launched or entered into. In the past I was entrepreneurial in a corporate setting (and, yes, that is sometimes possible).
I’m a huge movie buff & long for Julia Louis Dreyfus to play me in the made-for-TV movie about my life. Who would play the role HUNGRY GIRL in your Lifetime Television movie?
wow– that’s a good one!!
Um, can it be a cartoon character??? I’d like to see the animated HG to play me in the TV movie! Can I say that?
There you have it.
Got a question you wish Id asked HG? Wanna blow your own horn about a felt the fear but did it anyway experience from last week?
Please to hit us up in the comments (and you’ll be entered to win a Hungry Girl baseball cap as well! ).