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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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    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 :)
    1937 days ago
    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.
    1937 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2013 11:59:58 AM
    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.
    1937 days ago
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