703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life

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At 703 Pounds, Nancy Makin's weight trapped her in her apartment for more than a decade. She was horribly ill and should have died, but she's one of the few who beat the odds. Find out how, without any diet, pills, or weight-loss surgery, she became a living, breathing miracle.

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At 703 Pounds, Nancy Makin's weight trapped her in her apartment for more than a decade. She was horribly ill and should have died, but she's one of the few who beat the odds. Find out how, without any diet, pills, or weight-loss surgery, she became a living, breathing miracle.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780525951377
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Nancy Makin went from being on disability and homebound in subsidized housing to becoming a motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah and Good Morning America.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has been nominated three times for an Audie Award, winning for Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, and Publishers Weekly named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: My Son's Perspective ix

Preface: A View from the Crow's Nest/My Turn xi

Chapter 1 Puget Sound/Relative Calm 1

Chapter 2 Dangerous Waters/Out of This World and into the Abyss 11

Chapter 3 Thrown Overboard/Unhappy Reunion 24

Chapter 4 A Fish Out of Water/Landlocked in the Midwest 35

Chapter 5 Hook, Line and Sinker/Swimming with the Sharks 45

Chapter 6 Pike Place Market Special/Can Anyone Love This Day-Old Fish? 68

Chapter 7 Dropping Anchor/Landlubbers 79

Chapter 8 A Seismic Shift/Tsunami 85

Chapter 9 Pinewood Estates/Have I Finally Found Dry Land? 101

Chapter 10 Crying Uncle/Giving Up the Ship 117

Chapter 11 A Cook with No Galley/Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire 135

Chapter 12 She's Listing! She's Listing!/Does This Sheet Make Me Look Fat? 150

Chapter 13 Navigating Without a Compass/Going Down for the Third Time 169

Chapter 14 An Unlikely Salvation/Rescue at Sea 179

Chapter 15 On to Valhalla/Mom Goes Under the Waves 198

Chapter 16 Scraping the Barnacles off My Hull/ Rechristening the Good Ship Nancy 204

Chapter 17 Sea of Opportunities/The World Is My Oyster 213

Chapter 18 Getting Back My Sea Legs/Thighplasty 238

Chapter 19 Out of the Blue/Media Storm Approaching 255

Chapter 20 Food for Thought/Some Hearty Fare 279

Acknowledgments 285

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Good. With a nice message.

    I thought this was a good book. Nancy's message was good too. I thought there was some slower parts, but overall it was nice. I think people with weight problems (like myself) to read her story. Its uplifting and funny. She has a smartass attitude that I like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Funny, sad, and a great read!

    I laughed and cried through this book. Very inspirational!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Loved it!

    Well written. Just wish there were pictures of Nancy, before and after her emormous weight loss. It is so difficult to comprehend someone losing over 500 pounds. What an accomplishment! I find it difficult to lose 20 pounds! She is an inspiration to anyone trying to lose weight.

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    Brava!

    This book is an easy, entertaining, compelling & thought-provoking read. I found it hard to put down! Tugs at your heart strings while being simultaneously hilarious! Enjoy!

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  • Posted April 16, 2010

    Inspiring!

    Nancy Makin is a treasure and her book is a gift. Nancy's story will inspire you to not only better yourself, but to be a kinder human being. An honest account of her life in seclusion and her rebirth. Nancy reminds us that anyhting is possible when we learn to believe in ourselves. This is not a diet book, but a must-read feel-good story of one amazing woman's journey in life.

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