100 Pound Loser {ebook Review}

At the end of 2012, Jessica Heights {from Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility} gave me a free copy of her new ebook, 100 Pound Loser: How I Ate What I Wanted, Had Four Babies, & Still Took Control Of My Weight – And You Can Too!, to review for my readers here at Little House in the City.


As a mom of half that number of babies, who has lost half that number of pounds, I was interested to discover how she did it…especially since Dave and I think we will have a couple more children and I know I am capable of gaining a couple more pounds.  Or a couple dozen. Times 2.

I collapsed into bed sat down and read 100 Pound Loser digital cover to digital cover. Then, I went back and reread several parts. It was a quick read, but full of information and encouragement that spoke to me like she had written it for me. {She must have forgotten to include my name in the dedication. For shame.}

I’m pretty sure no child has ever said, “Gosh, I wish my mom had lost that last ten pounds when I was five years old.” Jessica Heights in 100 Pound Loser

Blown.Away. That is getting space on my refrigerator. I am a recovering People Pleaser. I have, even though it hurts my core to admit it, done things to impress a toddler. I have totally missed the mark in both the priorities and motivation arenas. (Remember the Christmas Decorations?) I have actually exercised and thought, “Graham is going to have such a thin mom. He won’t ask me about my floppy tummy again. He is going to be so proud of me!” Graham was probably thinking, “I like VeggieTales. Where mine milk cup?”

Why do I want to lose weight? Why do I want to take care of my body? How does God view me?

Jessica answered those questions for herself, while encouraging me to be honest about my own answers. But, once I had the heart issues in check, the book showed me how to set my fitness goals, make small changes, and use a plethora of resources to achieve mini-successes. Practical advice from someone who has been there. I immediately logged back into My Fitness Pal to start implementing what I had read.

This is a witty book about losing weight. But, it is also a glimpse into someone’s story. I can read about the how-to in any magazine, but I enjoyed (coveted), sharing in a struggle. In a victory. In a reality.

You can also share in Jessica’s story by purchasing the book here. $4.99. Amazon also allows you to purchase it for a friend and send her the link to download and enjoy. Don’t you just LOVE technology? {cue the Napoleon Soundtrack}

By the way, my weight loss goal for this year is to shed another 20 pounds…even though Graham won’t even notice. ; )

After you read the book, please come back to share your thoughts!

*This post has affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you purchase the product using my link. I read this book and loved it. {Don’t worry…I would never endorse something I didn’t love!} 90% of the proceeds of my commission will go toward Adelaide’s medical bills, while 10% will be sent to various ministries. God Bless!

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