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Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Honest and endearing, not preachy...

As a longtime fan of Mr. Roker's I've been cheering him on in his quest to get healthy for years. His honesty in his battle with food is painful, yet refreshing, and I found his struggle and will to stay fit powerful and encouraging.
As my first read of the new year I ...
As a longtime fan of Mr. Roker's I've been cheering him on in his quest to get healthy for years. His honesty in his battle with food is painful, yet refreshing, and I found his struggle and will to stay fit powerful and encouraging.
As my first read of the new year I will be using some of Mr. Roker's lifestyle changes to continue on in my own life. Although I'm at a healthy weight and reasonably happy with my body, there's always room for improvement and some of his tips will be incorporated into my daily life.
Thank you, Al, for sharing your private struggles in such a personal way, and the best of luck to you in "Never Goin' Back"!

posted by 2855783 on January 5, 2013

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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I'm a long time fan of the Today Show and have followed Al's wei

I'm a long time fan of the Today Show and have followed Al's weight loss effort fairly closely so a lot of what was presented was familiar or known to me.  I'm also someone who's  struggled with my weight for the first 40 years of my life when then the umpteenth try at ...
I'm a long time fan of the Today Show and have followed Al's weight loss effort fairly closely so a lot of what was presented was familiar or known to me.  I'm also someone who's  struggled with my weight for the first 40 years of my life when then the umpteenth try at Weight Watchers worked for me and  I lost 100 lbs and have kept 85 of it off for over 8 years. I say all that to let you know that I'm familiar with a lot of the struggle, both mentally and physically, albeit from a non-celebrity, female perspective.
 I've never ready any of Al's other books, but give that they exist, I have to say I had much higher expectations about the quality of the writing, at times I felt like it was being written for a 6th grader.  He's also guilty of 'the overuse of exclamation points!'  I guess for myself, while I certainly appreciate his story, I felt like he stopped WAY short of being to revealing or explicit, probably because he still has to be on air and face the public everyday.  I think there was a lot of 'glossing over' of the details - and no, I'm not talking the 'gory' details of his surgery, but more so the  details of the conversations in his own head - knowing what I've been through, I just felt like there probably was a lot more to be said.

I will say that some people will likely find this very helpful and inspiring, especially those that may be trying to lose weight for the first time and especially someone who may not have a supportive spouse - I thought the info about his interactions with his wife about his weight and food could be very helpful to a lot of couples in similar circumstances.
Thanks for putting this out there - next time drop the cliches and tell the whole story ...

posted by 6238375 on January 6, 2013

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    I'm a long time fan of the Today Show and have followed Al's wei

    I'm a long time fan of the Today Show and have followed Al's weight loss effort fairly closely so a lot of what was presented was familiar or known to me.  I'm also someone who's  struggled with my weight for the first 40 years of my life when then the umpteenth try at Weight Watchers worked for me and  I lost 100 lbs and have kept 85 of it off for over 8 years. I say all that to let you know that I'm familiar with a lot of the struggle, both mentally and physically, albeit from a non-celebrity, female perspective.
     I've never ready any of Al's other books, but give that they exist, I have to say I had much higher expectations about the quality of the writing, at times I felt like it was being written for a 6th grader.  He's also guilty of 'the overuse of exclamation points!'  I guess for myself, while I certainly appreciate his story, I felt like he stopped WAY short of being to revealing or explicit, probably because he still has to be on air and face the public everyday.  I think there was a lot of 'glossing over' of the details - and no, I'm not talking the 'gory' details of his surgery, but more so the  details of the conversations in his own head - knowing what I've been through, I just felt like there probably was a lot more to be said.

    I will say that some people will likely find this very helpful and inspiring, especially those that may be trying to lose weight for the first time and especially someone who may not have a supportive spouse - I thought the info about his interactions with his wife about his weight and food could be very helpful to a lot of couples in similar circumstances.
    Thanks for putting this out there - next time drop the cliches and tell the whole story ...

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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