Iâ€™ve been on a kick recently to try and find some new inspirational books. My personal fave (not just for the title alone) is Life Doesnâ€™t Begin 5 Pounds From Now by Jessica Weiner. It's all about loving yourself at the current stage of your life, not how you used to look or how you plan to look in the future. It's all about the now. Damn that sounds good.
Weiner gives all of us a realistic guide to help over-come insecurities that come from living in a culture that thinks thin is in. She's the same cool chick who wrote Do I Look Fat In This?
Tell the truth...how often have you muttered those words? Me...yep...guilty!
And these books come from a woman who know and gets it -- she's a self-esteem expert who has been there. Her first book, A Very Hungry Girl, was all about her road to recovery as a teenager with an eating disorder.
Can someone girl this girl a medal or what?
So you want inspiration to feel better about yourself now? Check out this book with me. Winter is always a time when I tend to fatten up. Reading this gave me a nudge to stay healthy...for all the right reasons.
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