ABOUT THE BOOK
Find the strength to conquer even your most daunting goals in this inspiring account of one woman’s journey to the life of her dreams. It all started the morning Betsy Schow woke up ten pounds heavier than the month before and surrounded by the clutter of halfhearted projects and discarded hobbies. She decided she’d had enough.
What followed in her quest to wish away the extra 75 pounds around her middle accidentally changed her life for good. Using her Philosophy of Finishing, Betsy snowballed her efforts from weight loss into a bucket list of seemingly impossible dreams. Now she’s here to share the simple secret to her incredible success.
Whether your goal is losing weight, running a marathon, cleaning out the basement, or all of the above, this informative book will teach you how to achieve more than you ever thought possible without sacrificing your sanity or your sense of humor.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After many years of unhappiness and being unpleasantly plump, Betsy Schow found her way to weight loss success and a better life through the Philosophy of Finishing. She shares it all in her first book, Finished being Fat – available January 2013 from Cedar Fort Inc. Her adventure inspired her certify in yoga and fitness so she could help others achieve their goals. You can find her running around the mountains of Utah, chained to her laptop, or wrangling two small children.
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Title: Finished Being Fat: An Accidental Adventure in Losing Weight and Learning How to Finish
Author: Betsy Schow
ISBN 13: 978-1462111251
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Rating: 4 Stars
In her debut title, Finished Being Fat, author Betsy Schow claims not to be a role model or an expert on losing weight or running a marathon. However, I found this book to read somewhat like a self-help book. This is actually a good thing and I think it was clever on the part of the author and her publishers, Cedar Fort, to choose January at the release date for this book as many are making goals to get fit and to lose weight.
Betsy’s tale is realistic as it shows the ups and downs, and seems to portray more downs than ups as she struggles along her journey to lose weight. She inspires readers to find their methodical “thud” and get Finished Being Fat.
One unique twist to this book is that many books of this type, although inspiring, aren’t completely realistic in that Betsy includes eating right and exercise, but includes that she is not perfect. Many authors of books of these sorts will share how they lost the weight and what they ate, but fail to really talk about their struggle during the process. Rarely do you see these types of books talk about how the subject slipped off the wagon, ate a Krispy Kreme donut and got back on.
In addition, for those readers who have had added “run a marathon” to their bucket list, this book inspires them to do it and finish it, regardless of how you finish it. At the end of the book, the author gives ten items on her so-called bucket list. With the exception of the weight loss and running a marathon, I’d love to see a follow up book as she achieves the other items on that list.