Finished Being Fat: An Accidental Adventure in Losing Weight and Learning How to Finish

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It all started the morning Betsy Schow woke up ten pounds heavier than the month before, surrounded by the clutter of halfhearted projects and discarded hobbies. She decided she'd had enough.

In her quest to wish away the extra seventy-five pounds around her middle, she accidentally changed her life for good. Using her Philosophy of Finishing, Betsy snowballed her efforts from weight loss into a bucket list of seemingly impossible dreams. Now ...

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Overview

It all started the morning Betsy Schow woke up ten pounds heavier than the month before, surrounded by the clutter of halfhearted projects and discarded hobbies. She decided she'd had enough.

In her quest to wish away the extra seventy-five pounds around her middle, she accidentally changed her life for good. Using her Philosophy of Finishing, Betsy snowballed her efforts from weight loss into a bucket list of seemingly impossible dreams. Now she's here to share the simple secret of her incredible success.

Whether your goal is losing weight, running a marathon, cleaning out the basement, or all of the above, this book will teach you how to achieve more than you ever thought possible without sacrificing your sanity or your sense of humor.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781462111251
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,030,852
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 You'll Know You've Hit the Bottom When You Hear the Thud 1

Chapter 2 Ghosts of Fat Past 9

Chapter 3 Welcome to the Fat Pack 17

Chapter 4 Running Is Cheaper than Therapy 25

Chapter 5 Who Says TV Isn't Educational? 33

Chapter 6 If You're Still Alive at the End of the Day, You're a Success 41

Chapter 7 When Sharing a Dessert, Always Assume that 90 percent of the Calories Are in the Other Person's Half 49

Chapter 8 Needing to Step on Someone 57

Chapter 9 A Little Spark of Correction 65

Chapter 10 Fat Goggles 71

Chapter 11 Don't Throw Out Your Fat Clothes 79

Chapter 12 Does God Have a Return Policy? 87

Chapter 13 Burning the Blue Floral Parachute 95

Chapter 14 The Figurative Thud and Literal Crash-Again 103

Chapter 15 You Can Do Hard Things 109

Chapter 16 The Best Introspection Comes When You Think You're Going to Die 117

Epilogue: The Philosophy of Finishing 125

Free Offer 130

About the Author 131

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  • Posted December 25, 2013

    Where on earth should I start with this amazing book? Well, let'

    Where on earth should I start with this amazing book? Well, let's just say that I myself am a former fat (obese) girl. I was never one to do fad diets, but I have read my share of "diet" books. Several years ago, I lost the weight. Yes, I am holding onto about 10-15 pounds, but I know that I look so much better than I used to. And most importantly, I could empathize so much with Betsy!

    First of all, she is a musician and a writer. Go figure--met too! At my highest weight, I was 215. I am not a "skinny minny," and I never will be. I have spent my life fighting against the voice in my head that says I'm no good and would be better off dead. That same voice says I can't do anything right. I was never depressed, and God has allowed me to accomplish a lot. I am not athletic, and I am a bookworm. All these things are pretty similar to Betsy. Oh, and I tend to be an extremist--all or nothing. That has been tempered in later years.

    This book is not a diet book. This book deals with the issues surrounding the issue of obesity in one's life. Honestly, obesity is not the root of the problem. It is a symptom of a greater problem. I never ran a marathon, but someone who knew me only post-weight loss was certain I had participated in sports and enjoyed it. Go figure! I understand sabotage and people not believing in you. My ex-husband (to whom I was married at the time), used to put desserts in my face--from Olive Garden, no less! I think Betsy would understand. We both had to understand why we were losing weight.

    I found myself getting emotional during this book several times. This book touched me in so many ways. May Betsy Schow never say that she is not an author--she is! Even if some criticize her work, let it be known that she is an excellent writer and very inspirational. I thank her for sharing her candid struggles with us. I plan to get the rest of my weight off, and I will say that her book inspired me to that.

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    This book was absolutely the best motivational and inspirational

    This book was absolutely the best motivational and inspirational book I have ever read. It was like reading a page from my life story. She lit a spark in me and I want to push myself past boundaries that I never thought I could conquer. Thank you Betsy for sharing your remarkable and amazing story with the world! Need a sequel now :)

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