I'm Still Hungry: Finding Myself Through Thick and Thin [NOOK Book]

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Three years ago, Carnie Wilson was 300 pounds, unemployed, depressed, and sitting in a doctor's office being told that she probably wouldn't live much longer. At night, she had terrible dreams of her mother getting a phone call from the police saying, "We're very sorry, but someone found your daughter in bed, and she's gone." Knowing she had to do something to save her own herself, Carnie opted to have gastric bypass surgery. She woke up the next day in the hospital determined that she wouldn't just work on ...
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Three years ago, Carnie Wilson was 300 pounds, unemployed, depressed, and sitting in a doctor's office being told that she probably wouldn't live much longer. At night, she had terrible dreams of her mother getting a phone call from the police saying, "We're very sorry, but someone found your daughter in bed, and she's gone." Knowing she had to do something to save her own herself, Carnie opted to have gastric bypass surgery. She woke up the next day in the hospital determined that she wouldn't just work on having a new body, but also a new life. That's the story we've already heard. In I'm Still Hungry, Wilson picks up where she left off in her 2001 book Gut Feelings. She takes readers step by step on her weight loss journey, which wasn't just a road to reaching 125 pounds. It was a mental trip where she had to conquer all of her fears and insecurities, including issues with her father, Beach Boy Brian Wilson-which made her gain the weight in the first place. This book offers a unique way of showing the progression of weight loss, with one section serving as a diary of sorts. It details Carnie's weight at specific times so that readers can use this part of the book to find their own weight and see how Carnie's life lessons got her head in the right place so the pounds could keep falling off. Wilson also offers a humorous look at her own weight loss, asking: What's better-sex or chocolate? (Answer: "Sex followed by chocolate.") She also discusses re-establishing her career as an actress and singer in Hollywood. It wasn't easy when the National Enquirer was practically staking out her house to catch her on "a fat day," or when fans e-mailed her to chastise her for flashing "some arm flab" on Entertainment Tonight. And, of course, the book includes Carnie's minute-by-minute description of posing for the June 2003 issue of Playboy magazine, with the inevitable questions: Can I eat breakfast before posing nude? Why do I have my period this week of all weeks? and Do I look fat? Carnie also gives readers a glimpse of what spurred on the much awaited 2004 regrouping of the Wilson Phillips band and how she is in perfect harmony again with her partners, sister, Wendy Wilson; and bandmate, Chynna Phillips. Finally, the last part of the book reveals the specific weight-loss plan that Carnie still uses to keep slim-and anyone can follow this plan to lose weight whether they've had weight-loss surgery or not. Carnie even includes a few of her favorite desserts. Wilson is still hungry for knowledge, love, acceptance, and yes, a chocolate chip cookie or two.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401930028
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,187,574
  • File size: 612 KB

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction: One ... Five ... Zero xvii
Friendly Food Facts for You xxvii
Part I The Big Loser (Congratulations!)
Introduction to Part I 3
Chapter 1 The Incredible Shrinking Woman 5
Chapter 2 Are You Eating Enough? 15
Chapter 3 What a Dump 21
Chapter 4 Who Am I? 29
Chapter 5 It's Still Me 39
Chapter 6 Falling into the Skinny Gap 45
Chapter 7 Hot Child in the City 47
Part II The Big Head Trip (Who Knew?)
Introduction to Part II 53
Chapter 8 Shedding Excess Skin (Eww! Gotta Talk about It) 55
Chapter 9 Letting Go of the Past 63
Chapter 10 Ms. Fix-It 77
Chapter 11 The Fat Police and My Parole 89
Chapter 12 Guys, Sex, and Weight 97
Chapter 13 The Final Word on Exercise 103
Chapter 14 Playboy Part I: To Pose or Not to Pose? 115
Chapter 15 Playboy Part II: Does Anyone Else Feel a Draft in Here? 131
Chapter 16 Welcome Back, Wilson Phillips 149
Chapter 17 The Final Course 155
Epilogue: Sex vs. Chocolate 161
Appendix
How to Follow My Plan 167
How to Be a Good Weight-Loss Surgery (WLS) Patient (If You Care) 175
About the Authors 199
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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    SO hilarious!

    Very well written, very funny, and a great way to tell her story! Highly recommended!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Great humor

    I enjoyed this book very much. Carnie Wilson has a terrific sense of humor. There are parts of it that the 'average' person could not relate to, such as posing for Playboy, that I think could have been left out and was a bit self-serving on Carnie's part, but otherwise I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2005

    This was wonderful

    I didn't know what to expect from this book, but it was on a list of books for people who are thinking of having WLS. They way she wrote the book, you can tell that she is happier then ever. The book offers a unique way of showing the progression of her weight loss through a personal and unique diary. She also mentioned that she had to go through emotional issues to get where she was. I also like the last part of the book because it reveals the specific weight loss plan that she uses. I am glad that I read this book, because it is helping with my decision to have WLS someday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    Humorous, Heartfelt & Encouraging Book

    Especially for someone who has gone through WLS, this book is a wonderful read. Carnie Wilson's writing style is down to earth, never too technical, and always heartfelt. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even for people who have merely struggled with weight and not had WLS, I highly suggest reading this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    'I'm Still Hungry' left me still hungry

    About two chapters into Carnie Wilson's latest memoir, 'I'm Still Hungry,' I realized that I had already read it...when it was entitled 'Gut Feelings.' Although I am a huge fan of Carnie Wilson (not really because of her music as much as because she was willing to expose herself--mentally and physically!--throughout the course of the last three years, I was sort of expecting more in her newest book. The appendix of the book is fabulous. I think I was hoping the entire book would be similar to the last 30 pages. Her humor is out of control!!! Only a bit of her humor shined through in her first book, and in 'I'm still hungry' she unleashed it completely. If you are considering WLS, or if you know someone who is considering it...or even if you know someone who has had it and you do not understand his/her reasoning, I suggest you read this! She puts into writing many of the feelings that WLS patients experience before, during, and after his/her life transformation.

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