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

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

by Betsy Schow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462111251
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 144
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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Finished Being Fat: An Accidental Adventure in Losing Weight and Learning How to Finish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
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.
cassie51113 More than 1 year ago
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 :)