Ebook Review: 100 Pound Loser

by The Queen Mommy

When I saw the title of this book, I knew I wanted to read it.

When I saw who authored the book, I knew I HAD to read it.

Jessica Heights, author/writer at Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibilities, and co-founder of the Allume (formerly Relevant) Conference is the author of this lovely little ebook. Maybe that doesn’t mean anything to you, but I happen to be a BIG fan of Jessica’s. Not only can she list all those accomplishments, she and her husband recently started a new Coffee company, Avodah Coffee, so she is a gal after my own heart!

Although I have been writing more recently about health habits and setting some health goals, this book could NOT have been more timely. I am more than 100 lbs overweight. (gag. i hated writing that). It IS true, but that is why I set a goal of losing 40 lbs in 2013. That averages to about 3.33 lbs per month or so, and I will be making changes to get to that goal.

Click here to visit Jessica Heights.

100 Pound Loser, though, is a really helpful, encouraging KEY to use in that pursuit. I tend to take on all the pieces of the goal at once and then get mad when I can’t reach it and give up. Jessica writes, in her very witty, very fun way, about making this a journey and NOT expecting overnight success forever and ever amen. Small steps. Small changes. Smaller bites. Bits and pieces that I’ve known and read before – but all put together in a nice-to-read, friendly format that makes the big goal seem not-so-out-of-reach!

She talks about changes she had to make to her eating (portion control, etc.), her exercising, her plateaus – BUT she talks about how she worked through them and around them without PREACHING that you have to make those exact some choices in the exact same way! This is NOT like The Biggest Loser – and yet she managed to lose and KEEP OFF 100 lbs by eating what she wanted, by enjoying her exercise despite fibromyalgia, and how she dealt with setbacks.

My favorite chapter is Chapter 10, A Special Note on Weight Loss, Body Image, and Raising Girls. After all, I DO want to promote healthy habits and body-image to my girls, but don’t want to pass along the negative attitudes, body-image and self-talk that has kept me carrying all this extra weight around for years.

I’m really inspired by this book. If you have much weight to lose at all, this could inspire you too. It is NOT a magic pill. It is NOT a diet plan or exercise program – but Jessica does link to some recommended resources (which I’m checking out myself!) Since Roy and I are alternating morning workouts at the gym, I need to find something to do on those mornings he goes and I stay home. I have one walking video, but want to add some cardio and I’m eyeing Jessica’s recommended resource for sure! {I DID receive a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest reflection and review. I’m glad I did cuz it is really ringing in my ears for sure!}

Click here to visit Jessica Heights.

I have used affiliate links in this post because I want to recommend great resources for my readers. If you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission as a “thank you” from Jessica for referring you to her. On that note, thank you for trusting my judgment and contributing to my coffee cup!

To order on Kindle click the book image below:

  • http://thequeenmommy.com/ Debbie Taylor

    I’ve added the link to the Amazon Kindle store at the bottom. Just click the book graphic at the end of the post!

  • Marsha ‘Nana’ Baker

    I was going to purchase the ebook, but didn’t see the link to get it on my Amazon Kindle…can you give me any directions to get to that place? Sounds like an awesome and inspiring book!

    • http://thequeenmommy.com/ Debbie Taylor

      I’ve added the Kindle link at the bottom of the post!

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