703

703

How I Lost More Than A Quarter Ton and Gained A Life

Book - 2010
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Penguin Putnam

A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek, and deadly serious story about how one woman lost and found herself by going online.

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years.

But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed.

She followed no diet plan; no pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that life is sweet and always worth living.





Baker & Taylor
A motivational speaker relates how the power of online support groups motivated her to lose more than 530 pounds and go from being a homebound shut-in with diabetes and heart disease to someone who realized her intrinsic value and gave herself permission to live life to its fullest.

Baker
& Taylor

Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in 2000. To date, she has shed more than 530 pounds. Her story is one of redemption, as she learns to reevaluate her self worth and insist she has value simply because she is human.
Relates how the power of online support groups motivated the author to lose more than five hundred pounds and go from being a homebound shut-in with diabetes and heart disease to someone who gave herself permission to live life to its fullest.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2010
ISBN: 9780525951377
0525951377
Characteristics: xiii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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