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  • The Weight-Loss Diaries

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Courtney Rubin
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In this frank and funny book, Courtney Rubin shares what she learned about dieting, and herself, in more than two years of chronicling her battle to keep food from consuming her life. As engaging as her famous column, The Weight-Loss Diaries is part memoir, part how-to, and always entertaining.

    decembergrit says: "For All Of Us Constant Dieters"
    "Not a Success Story"
    Overall

    At this point in my journey, I need models for success. The author is very candid about her pain and negative thoughts, which I do appreciate, but I was waiting for a happy ending which never came. She never got there. -+- (Especially depressing is the pat hopeful ending which, ironically enough, she mentions as having tacked on insincerely to her Shape magazine articles more than once.) -+- I preferred A.J. Rochester's very encouraging Lazy Girl's Guide, and Lisa Delaney's Secrets of a Former Fat Girl. Both showed the shifts in behavior and belief that allowed them to find their good weight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Fit

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By A. J. Rochester
    • Narrated By A. J. Rochester
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    Forget Dr Phil, the clothesline, and Atkins: this is an easy, fun, and effective guide for any lazy girl who needs to lose weight and get results that last. The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Fit is a simple, step-by-step program that details the nuts and bolts of how A. J. lost weight. She has helped over 200 clients through her 5 Kilo Club at Fernbank Fitness Centre. There's no starvation, no low carb torture, and no weights and measures: A. J. focuses on achievable goals and fun.

    Jessica says: "Good!"
    "Extremely Helpful"
    Overall

    This book has helped me so much on my own quest to get healthy. It is full of common sense advice about ways to set yourself up for success and to accept the bumps along the way. The author concentrates on nutrition, exercise and emotional health. Some of her story is included, and even though my eating has never been as disordered as hers was, I find her message of "I did it and so can you" to be always encouraging.
    Non-Aussies are going to have to make the effort to translate some food names and traditions to your local versions (if you don't know what pluto pups, hot chips and jelly snakes are, just google 'em!), but the basic advice holds true.
    My current favorite nugget: there is no "on track" or "off track" with a fitness/weight-loss journey. There is no track; there is only life and how you deal with it. The "track" is a mythical ideal of goodness and perfection that your diet-battered self does not need to be messing with. Amen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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