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Squeezing Your Size 14 Self into a Size 6 World

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Have you ever browsed through the latest magazines or fashion shows and felt pressured to change who you are? Have you tried to meet other people's expectations, only to find yourself disappointed or worn out? How many diet books and articles have you purchased while chasing an unrealistic body image? Area you ready to give up on the whole fitness scene? Don't! Instead, stop trying to squeeze yourself into molds that were never intended for you in the first place with the help ...
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Overview

Have you ever browsed through the latest magazines or fashion shows and felt pressured to change who you are? Have you tried to meet other people's expectations, only to find yourself disappointed or worn out? How many diet books and articles have you purchased while chasing an unrealistic body image? Area you ready to give up on the whole fitness scene? Don't! Instead, stop trying to squeeze yourself into molds that were never intended for you in the first place with the help of author Carrie Myers Smith.

Through special "Coaching Moments" Carrie will teach you how to apply practical, realistic solutions to be the woman you were created to be! It's like having your own personal wellness coach! She'll also show you how to dump the old garbage that has been blocking your success. In the end, you'll create your own Indi-FIT-ual Plan to guide you to lasting success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891400308
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Carrie Myers Smith has a bachelor's degree in exercise science and health education and is a trained Wellcoaches (TM) wellness coach. She's also the co-founder and president of Women in Wellness(TM) and a contributing editor and columnist for Energy for Women magazine.

You may contact Carrie by writing to:
Carrie Myers Smith c/o Champion Press, Ltd.
4308 Blueberry Road
Fredonia WI 53021

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
How to use this book

Part One: Dumping your baggage
Chapter One: Your ticket to wellness
Chapter Two: In search of BarbieĀ®, or does she exist?
Chapter Three: Check your baggage at the door, please
Chapter Four: Head games, body games and other games where no one wins
Chapter Five: Sizing it all up

Part Two: Making room for Change
Chapter Six: Self-Care, self-nurturing... or self-indulgence?
Chapter Seven: All stressed out and nowhere to go
Chapter Eight: Mission: Dumping the clutter bug
Chapter Nine: Creating a plan to dump your garbage

Part Three: Making sense of what's ahead
Chapter Ten: Brick walls, stone fences, and other annoying obstacles (plus how to leap over them without tripping and falling flat on your face!)
Chapter Eleven: Putting your plan together

Part Four: Food, fitness & you
Chapter Twelve: Never say die-t
Chapter Thirteen: What's your eating personality?
Chapter Fourteen: Create your own personalized, real-life eating plan
Chapter Fifteen: The "average" woman's four-letter word
Chapter Sixteen: Making fitness fit you
Chapter Seventeen: Design your own personalized "indi-FIT-ual" plan
Afterword: Life's a journey: do you know where your keys are?

Other Stuff
Good Reads
Bibliography
About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2004

    Must-have read for any woman wanting to break free from societal shackles!

    Myers Smith has given women everywhere a terrific roadmap for finding and loving their true selves. We all have room for improvement and she offers a nurturing hand to guide you down the healthy road. But get prepared to check your baggage at the door--no more social stigmas, no more unfair comparisons, no more 'shoulds.' Just a joyful celebration of all the wonderful things you are and can be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2004

    Excellent resource on body image and starting a fitness program

    Smith writes in an honest and really easy-to-read style. She gives tons of great advice about body image, fitness, stress management and nutrition. I enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    An Awesome Book by Myers Smith

    Squeezing Your Size 14 Self in to a Size 6 World is a great read and I highly recommend this book to anyone of any age. Carrie Myers Smith is a natural when writing. Her sense of humor and ability to break myths that we have put on ourselves is very refreshing. Myers Smith has a lot of great information that is easy to read as she coaches you along. A very helpful book at all stages of your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Unique and Enlightened

    This book should/could be required reading for ALL women throughout the lifespan! The author, in a clever but straightforward manner, de-myths the impossible images and roles women feel compelled to fulfill. Her unique 'coaching' approach can teach anyone how to analyze, cast-off, and adopt a love for her own self: body, mind, and spriit.

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