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Life Inside the Thin Cage

Monday, March 17, 2008

(Edited to say: the author is Constance Rhodes)

I've finished it! Wow, I feel like I've learned a lot. Here's a part that touched me.

"While it is certainly appropriate to make efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise, we must also place priority on developing our inner person so that when our body does begin to break down, we will have something deeper and more meaningful with which to sustain ourselves."

Changing our outsides without taking the time to make sure we are good people on the inside won't do us any good!

Something else from the book:
"When we near the end of our life, we won't be thinking, 'If only I had achieved a thinner body.' We'll think, 'If only I had worried less about the temporary and the unchangeable and spent more time investing in the eternal'."

There's also a whole section on whether we want to impress people or inspire them. I can impress people by starving myself so that I'm super thin, super quick. I can be a trendy size 0, right? Or, I can live a good and productive life and INSPIRE others.

"The truth is, many impress, but few inspire. The trouble with seeking to impress is that it requires so little of our heart and soul. But to inspire...that must be the greatest of accomplishments, for inspirng others allows us to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves."

There are so many good things about this book! Getting healthier is my goal. But getting obsessive about it? Not worth it!

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    Hi! My name is Christen. I love to read books on weight loss, too. And I, too, am a library junky hehe, I have 4 kids and we go at least once a week if not more! Anyway, I saw this book on The View, the author is helping Whoopi lose weight. (I have one of his other books!) it's The Cardio-Free Diet by Jim Karas. I am doing the 8 week plan described in his book and already by the end of week two am really starting to notice my muscle definition (still have plenty of flab to lose!). But just by doing strength exercises 3x a week, no cardio!! Imagine not having to work so hard for the same or better results?? I am loving it so far. Just thought I would put the word out to a fellow sparker and avid reader!! You have had great progress so far--keep it up :)
    3126 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    This book sounds amazing. It reminds me of this video clip that my mom sent me and if you have not watched it you should... it is amazing!

    3138 days ago
    Ugh, who wants to be a size 0 anyway? :) You're doing awesome and that sounds like a great book. I think I may have to pick it up. Thanks!
    3139 days ago
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