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Posted April 15, 2000
I lost close to 60 pounds and it was relatively painless
I read this book and immediately related to Sandra's experiences. I think this book is very easy reading and easily applicable to most women's lives.
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Posted April 9, 2001
Finally a sane, realistic, very helpful book!!
Congratulations to Sandra whose 'Slow But Sure' provides a sane and realistic guide to confronting a weight problem. In my efforts to deal with my weight, I have purchased and read a myriad of diet and weight books, many of which are now used merely as door-stops. Most of them provided unrealistic and unhealthy programs, and none of them included honest descriptions of what it's like to be obese and the problems one faces while trying to reduce, nor did they include tips on how to cope or suggestions for how to personalize your plan. Sandra's book did. Without being boring or long-winded, 'Slow But Sure' supplies the reader with sound, accurate information for a healthy eating plan as well as exercising - which many books skip or gloss over as exercising is seen to be unpalatable and unappealing. It is, however, one of the keys to a successful weight reduction plan. Her descriptions of her trials and difficulties, both with the dieting and with day-to-day living itself, were very encouraging as they confirmed that this book is indeed written by a lady who has gone through it and is writing from experience and knowledge. This was very comforting and reassuring to me as I've also experienced some of the things mentioned. This is exactly who we need to provide us with usable information on how to lose weight. I feel that only a person who has lived it can understand the challenges, problems, difficulties and discrimination an obese person faces daily. Sandra provides intelligent and reliable tools and advice in a upbeat, humorous and honest way. The many photos are also much appreciated - they were inspirational and encouraging as, from photo to photo, Sandra shrank. I was privileged to be able to speak with Sandra and can confirm that she is intelligent, caring, empatheitc and knowledgeable and is truly one of the nicest people I've ever spoken to. As Kirkus Reviews states, this book is 'a motivational read, full of good advice, yet funny too.'. My own copy of 'Slow But Sure' is now tattered and dog-eared from many re-readings. To all of you future purchasers of the book - I assure you that this book is well worth your money and is in fact cheap at twice the price. Get your copy and start reading without delayWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2001
Sandra is a real inspiration
I intend to re-read this book as soon as I get the chance. I found Sandra to be a wonderful inspiration to those of us who struggle constantly with weight. I felt sad when she slipped, and really cheered for her when she was doing well. I think anybody who has a problem with overeating will find this book very helpful, and will find some real answers between these covers. I have tried so many times to lose weight and have for whatever reason ended up right where I started. I think I will try some of Sandra's tips, and I will keep reminding myself that slow an easy wins the race!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.