Was planning on giving this at least 2 stars since it did contain helpful information, but by the end I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Desperate to defend myself, I told him that we were just playing and that she had pushed me too! Being the biggest meant I got the most teasing and name calling from the other kids. Those few friends quickly became my best friends still are today! I viewed my weight as an obstacle that was keeping me from my dreams. Joseph Colella, a leading bariatric surgeon who endorses Whitney's method of healthy weight loss over surgery, 1 Year, 100 Pounds is a personal guidebook packed with tips for making healthy. She lives in New York.
This approach may be effective with those age groups, but as an older reader, I felt it berating and insulting. She went first and gave me a few hard shoves. Their trays would still be half full. While what Whitney did was amazing, I found myself becoming annoyed with her attitude toward her audience. That number controlled her life until one day she went for a walk that changed everything.
The stories I read about magic and beautiful heroines leading incredible lives, all with happy endings, inspired me to dream. I was sitting at my desk minding my own business, working on my coloring, when a boy in my class walked up to me and informed me he had something to tell me. I do need to lose quite a bit of weight but her tone in the book just annoyed me, and I can't really pinpoint why. At times it felt a little like you can't have nice things if you're a fat person but this book was written a while ago. I think I got it in March 2014.
So I rarely mentioned my 100-pound weight loss. Who says an overweight person is lonely, has low confidence and has no friends and can't get boys? Otherwise it's a good starter book for inspiration for people looking to lose weight but feel like they can't. Otherwise it's a good starter book for inspiration for people looking to lose weight but feel like they can't. That was the first time I had been called out for being the chubby girl. She sounds more like a mom telling off her kid for overeating.
But once I did I almost instantly felt a hand wrap around my wrist, and I was dragged out of the lunch line. People were not afraid to approach me in fear of catching my fatness. I would have liked to hear more about how she did it. It would especially be helpful for pre-teens and teenagers who are struggling with these issues. I mean, I hated how I looked too! Each chapter covers a different topic including having goals, motivation, changing habits, foods to eat and av I like reading books about getting healthy and how others have succeeded. Whitney remains positive, but is realistic too, and understands that we all are capable of weakness and slip ups but one small mistake will not undo everything you work for as long as you keep at it and have more good days than bad.
My parents have a picture of me wearing a sparkly dress that I had smartly accessorized with a baseball cap and a diaper. Whitney now uses her success story to encourage teens to become healthy, beautiful confident young women with the world at their feet. The author continually encourages the reader to put down the book and exercise and to stop making excuses. I just wanted to start over as a normal teenage girl. In all fairness, it does say on the front of the book that she's a mix of cheerleader and drill sergeant. I'm not a teenager nor am I over weight, other than needing to lose that fun extra 20 pounds.
We were goofing around and wanted to determine how strong we were by seeing how hard we could push each other. Also, her technique of getting mad may work for some, but getting angry and infusing your life with negativity doesn't seem like the best strategy. Am I the target audience, No - not a teenager. I most certainly did not undergo any surgery. Whitney provides the practical tips, inspiration, motivation and encouragement to help anyone who wants to change their life. Compared to novels, real life biographies of weight loss success somehow are motivating to read.
She claims eating healthy and exercising to be the answ Losing weight is a new year's resolution for many, and it doesn't hurt to have extra motivation to get one started. But for those with really low self-esteem and confidence, I worry that this book may be too much for them. And even if you just need to lose a few pounds, Whitney's story and encouraging words are great motivation for living a healthy lifestyle. My whole mission had been to escape the old me and be seen differently. There are some people who will do great with the slap in the face method, but not all.