Saturday, November 29, 2008

Confessions of a Reformed Dieter

The subtitle of A.J. Rochester's book is How I dropped 8 dress sizes and took my life back. The memoir was my latest audio book and I chose it because I'm trying to lose weight myself and I thought it would inspire me. I enjoyed it and it did.

A.J. goes from being an obese and unhealthy woman to being a size 12 running addict. That's gotta be inspirational. She's 32 years old and an Australian comedian and performer. In fact, she lost all the weight 'in public', as part of a tv show.

Her story is realistic and has its wise moments, as well as its funny moments. Being funny is what she does, after all. I liked it, but I think you'd only enjoy it if you're also trying to lose weight. I'm sure all the 'lessons learned' by the author are simply common sense to those without weight issues.

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Paula Weston said...

Sounds like a good read.
And yes, the keys to weight loss (healthy eating, more exercise) are commonsense. But those of us who have ever attempted to lose weight know that the "knowing" part isn't the problem - it's the "doing" part! So any books that help us with the discipline and motiviation are most welcome!

joanna said...

Hi Paula - yep, that's true, it's the 'doing' that causes the problem - as a friend of mine once said, 'everyone knows the difference between an apple and a snickers bar.' :-)