Secrets of a Former Fat Girl: How to Lose Two, Four (or More!) Dress Sizes--And Find Yourself Along the Way

Secrets of a Former Fat Girl: How to Lose Two, Four (or More!) Dress Sizes--And Find Yourself Along the Way Review

An inspiring account of one woman’s successful mission to lose six dress sizes and change her life for good

Any woman who’s ever been a “fat girl” knows: the label sticks in your mind, regardless of how much weight you lose. Twenty years ago, at 5'4" and 185 pounds, Lisa Delaney was despondent over diets that never worked and disappointed by her dull job and lack of a love life. Fortunately, a late-night epiphany involving a half-gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream convinced her that becoming a former fat girl—in body and spirit—was the key to creating a life she truly loved.

Today, seventy pounds lighter, Lisa is a successful writer at a national magazine. She is married to a man she loves. And she wears a size two.

Eye-opening yet refreshingly accessible, Secrets of a Former Fat Girl reveals the seven secrets of Delaney’s success, exploring how shifting from wannabe former fat girl to actual former fat girl is as much about seeing yourself as a confident, secure, desirable woman as it is about achieving an ideal weight. Featuring concrete advice to help readers drop two, four (or more!) dress sizes and re-imagine their own best lives, this book offers the strategies and support to help them effect real change once and for all.

Title:Secrets of a Former Fat Girl: How to Lose Two, Four (or More!) Dress Sizes--And Find Yourself Along the Way
Edition Language:English

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  • Elle

    PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!! I started reading it and I thought it was crap. Then I got to a point and thought maybe it's a joke (when she tells dieters to avoid nosy well meaning people by sequestering thems...

  • Kate

    This book echoed a lot of my own struggles in losing weight and it was an inspirational read. Delaney offers lots of been-there-done-that advice for "fat girls" who are trying to get in shape, again, ...

  • Kristie J.

    This book was okay, not very inspirational. It would have been better if the author wrote it as a memoir, recounting how she lost the 70 pounds and how she felt about herself along the way, rather tha...

  • Angela

    I have read several weight loss type books and articles and several self help books. Thiw was the first time I actuall felt like the author understood my situation. I related with her totally. The adv...

  • Bry

    This book started out strong, faltered a bit, then fizzled out at the end. I could relate the author in the beginning, but the more I read I realized that while I have weight issues which lead to emot...

  • Damecatoe

    sort of read this book on accident. It was a publicity copy sent to the Times. I didn't know if it was fiction or what when I started reading. No, it's about weight loss.I enjoyed reading about her jo...

  • Sarah

    I don't consider myself a "fat" girl, but anyone who has struggled with losing weight and getting fit will likely relate to this book. I know I did. You are not going to learn a specific diet or how t...

  • Jenny Rebecca

    I read this book at the beginning of my journey 6 months and 50 pounds ago. I'm no longer in the new phase and in the "do I have to keep doing this forever....uggh!" phase and needed motivation. While...

  • Stacie

    It is a good read once you get past the fact that she actually isn't that fat. Also, I'm not really sure how she is 5'4, 185 and wearing a size 16. Or how she broke a chair at 185 pound. Regardless, y...

  • Elle

    PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!! I started reading it and I thought it was crap. Then I got to a point and thought maybe it's a joke (when she tells dieters to avoid nosy well meaning people by sequestering thems...