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What I'm reading now (free Kindle books)

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!

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HALFFAST 1/30/2013 12:56PM

    I'm (re)reading the In Death series by JD Robb while waiting for the next Kim Harrison (Hollows series) book to come out. I'm also (re)listening to The Shack. I am in no way a religious person, but something about this book just got to me. I especially like the narrator's voice- very soothing.

And I always have a ton of "healthy/vegan/running" books/magazines/etc... within reach :)

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NATPLUMMER 1/30/2013 11:59AM

    I am reading Naked in Death by JD Robb (suggested by HALFFAST) on my Kindle and The Runner's Guide to Yoga by Sage Rountree as an actual book.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/30/2013 8:32AM

    The first one sounds like a good one, I haven't had much time for reading lately, I will have some downtime tomorrow for a couple of hours, hoping to catch up on my stack of FITNESS magazines.

Thanks for the book review emoticon
Funny that whenever I browse in Barnes and Noble it's always books about running, healthy living, healthy cooking, self-helps.

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