Why is losing weight so hard? I’ve decided that I am going to lose weight and I am not going to give up. No, really I am. So I have been reading different books to give me some guidance. I checked out the book Good Housekeeping Drop 5lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet. This book has some really good information in it, such as the number of calories I am getting from my morning hot chocolate. I must say that after reading this book I am no longer stopping for my morning 350-calorie hot chocolate, and that does not include any food. This book is also a little disappointing. For instance, the book states that six ounces of cooked pork ribs equal 558 calories and that a healthier alternative would be six ounces of pork tenderloin. Now I’m sorry, but pork tenderloin is good; pork ribs are so much better. Right? So I decided that I needed to think this information over. While thinking things over, I checked out the book Eat This, Not That!: The Best (and Worst) Foods in America. After reading this book, I was sad and disappointed because the book basically tells me that most of the things I enjoy eating are not things that I should be eating. Now I am going to challenge myself by not eating at any fast food restaurants for seven days. After seven days, I am going to see how I feel. I would like for you to take this challenge with me and post your thoughts.