Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A couple of days ago I read "The Long Steep Path" by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the author of "Pay It Forward" (love that movie!). It's a series of motivational essays I couldn't put down & read in a couple of days.
Many draw inspiration from her hiking experiences. I moved it into my favorites folder & highly recommend it. Very uplifting & so very readable.
Currently I'm reading "344 Pounds" by Shawn Weeks. This one didn't resonate with me much; maybe because it's written by a man. No offense guys, altho no doubt some will be taken, but it is easier for men to lose weight. I'm not saying it's easy - you face many of the same issues we women face - but simple physiology (higher muscle mass) does make it easier.
Shawn counted calories, continued to eat all his favorite foods - just less of them. There really isn't much I've given up, either, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't eat like him & lose still lose weight. Then again when Shawn is a 50+ peri menopausal woman we'll talk.
Then again, after a lifetime of working on my eating habits, if I've learned anything it's this: we are all individuals & just because it works for you doesn't mean it will work for me.
So this one isn't a keeper for me, but there is some good stuff in it.
Good or bad, reading about healthy lifestyles, nutrition, others' weight loss journeys & fitness all help keep you focused on your goals. Yesterday I stopped at a bookstore with the intention of picking up a fashion magazine since i'd run out of magazines to read this month.
Instead I walked out with the latest Clean Eating & Whole Living - for the same reason I just stated above.
What are you reading? Doesn't have to be weight loss related!