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7/23/08 4:02 P

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I just finished "Fat, Broke, and Lonely No More" by Victoria Moran.
A quick read, with a lot of tips on how to "break up" with Fat, Broke, and Lonely forever. Granting its things we already know, but I liked the tips format.
I am also reading Mindless Eating, that was mentioned by someone else on this list. That is an interesting read!
In delight
Mardica

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7/7/08 3:22 P

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Wow! I have some gret books to add to my list now! *Goes to public library website* Thanks guys!

So long, and thanks for all the fish!


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7/5/08 1:01 P

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"Thin for Life" by Anne Fletcher (I think) was wonderful. It is all about successful maintainers. I read it when I hit goal and have gone back to it a few times.

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7/4/08 6:00 P

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Hi Kayotic!!

I just looked at your spark page and you travel...a lot!

I haven't read those

I have read the Alternate Day Diet recently and have been following the regimen described in it by Dr. Johnson. It works very well for me and allows me to splurge on pizza and ice cream occasionally.

Another good book is Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko. The author tells you big calories differences in entries at different restaraunts and places like Starbucks. Some of them were kind of surprising to me.

Greg "Porkchop" Smith

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7/4/08 3:06 P

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So your middle name isn't "porkchop" ?

BTW I think the reason the French and concerned about obesity now is they have started adapting an American lifestlyle and eating habits, the abundance of fast food, and hurried lifestyle are killing them like it's killing us!

A couple of books I've read recently that I like are:

Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink. Nothing female centric about that one, it's a bunch of studies about why we tend to eat mindlessly, with tips on how to eat more mindfully. Very interesting reading.

The other book is the Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. More of a body builder approach to clean eating, and I'm not following the plan exactly, but I have cleaned up my diet quite a bit, and feel very good about it. Much less bloating, and more energy, etc, from cutting out most processed foods, and HFCS, and hydrogenated fats in particular.

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

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6/24/08 4:49 P

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Awesome is my middle name!!

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6/23/08 8:42 P

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Doesn't that make you even more awesome for taking charge of your health? :)

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PORKCHOP_4's Photo PORKCHOP_4 Posts: 384
6/23/08 7:25 P

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That's okay. I realize that Spark world is dominated heavily by the female gender.

Could it be that my gender doesn't care as much about personal appearance? Na-a-a-ah!!

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6/23/08 5:07 P

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Yeah- French Women Don't Get Fat is what got me hooked on plain yogurt, which has helped me out of many tempting situations.

Didn't mean for my post to be female-centric! :-)

So long, and thanks for all the fish!


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6/18/08 4:42 P

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Thanks for the suggestion on the books.

Lianne (Brandon's Mommy)

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6/18/08 12:39 P

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I'm not French or a chick! But I did read that book simply because it was on the bestseller list, and it seemed to have a lot of good information in it. Of course, since then the French government has announced that they are concerned about the spread of obesity in France. (I don't think their obesity problem is as bad as the one we have here.)

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6/18/08 10:20 A

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I haven't read either book. I will check them out. Thanks...I can use all the help I can get!

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison




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6/17/08 9:10 P

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sorry, I haven't read either of them

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JORDIELIN's Photo JORDIELIN Posts: 20
6/17/08 4:50 P

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Hi!

There are two books I read back when I needed to lose weight that helped me get started a little but didn't help me lose the kind of weight I lost here at SparkPeople. However, now that I'm maintaining, the books both seem kind of perfect! They are:

How to Eat Like a Hot Chick by Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent and French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano.

Have any books helped you in this stage?

So long, and thanks for all the fish!


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