I thought this was a good little book. I think one of my biggest problems with losing weight is that I'm motivated - at least not motivated enough to do anything about it. Instead I talk down to myself and get discouraged because I have so much weight to lose. I found that I could relate to everything the author said in this book. And the author gives lots many sources for finding motivation/inspiration - some that I never would have thought of before - and staying motivated. Even though this is part of a series of book (I think this is the 2nd or 3rd in the series), this is the first book I have read by this author, and I was pleased enough that I would consider reading her other books on this subject.
I can't thank you enough for this book. I still have a long road to go and from what I have read in your book for the first time in 10 years I really ready to get back in and loose this weight. Your many ideas has put a fire back in my soul. Can't wait to pick this book with audio back up and read more!
What an inspiring book! I was so encouraged by the upbeat tone that I read through the whole thing in one sitting...and then came back to savor it slowly. So many times I have made it to twenty pounds of my goal weight but then gave up from the boredom and drudgery of dieting. This book re-routes your focus onto personally meaningful goals that reinforce weight loss while being fun, inspiring, and challenging. It isn't so much about "dieting" as it is becoming healthy in mind and body. I appreciate that the author shares from what she has lived, like a friend, rather than someone dispensing dry information from reports or "client experiences." This is by far the best motivation I have read for losing weight and pursuing health, especially for someone who has quite a bit of weight to lose.
Just as any other worthwhile things in life, motivation is an essential part of your weight loss journey. If you are 50 lbs overweight, you are not going to lose all those extra pounds overnight; chances are you need to be involved in a process that would take several weeks or even months. It is relatively easy to feel positive about the diet and exercise regimen when you are just starting out: the hard part is keeping it up. In this book, the author provides you a step-by-step guideline for motivating yourself and keeping up the motivation. She does it in a plain language which everyone can understand, yet don't be fooled by the tone, because her advices are very powerful. After all, they come directly from the author's experience who used these system to lose over 100 lbs. After all, it is not an ordinary achievement, and you want to listen to someone who already reached the destination you want to end up. All in all, this book is a practical, step-by-step, easy to follow plan to motivate yourself and keep you motivated for weight loss. And I think $2.99 is an absolute steal, considering the benefits you will reap from being more fit and healthy. Highly recommended.
I loved this book so much! I am in the process of losing weight and I have to lose 83 lbs. I have ben able to lose 27 of those lbs to date. I do tend to do like the author said "you start off with a bang and then the urges come along and you are on your way eating what you fancy!" This is completly me and I am so thankful there are others like that besides me. Anyway, if you need to lose a lot of weight read her books I've not been disapointed yet!
What I love about this book is that it is written by someone who has already lost weight and is still in the process of reaching her goal. She knows what her readers are going through and can speak from real experience. It is so refreshing!
This is actually the first book of the series I read and it was life changing. I've never felt so sure of myself and motivated to lose weight and I think this book for getting me started. She will help get you motivated and teach you to find your own motivation to keep going!
it was a positive quick read...the only real thing i got from it was when she said that she should pamper herself to give her motivation and not to wait to do it as a reward...i realized i never get my hair , nails done or even put lotion on when i am feeling frumpy....but doing all that would make me feel good and then it keeps you on track...