An inspiring account of one woman’s mission to lose six dress sizes and change her life for good
For Lisa Delaney, being a “fat girl” wasn’t just a matter of weight, it was a state of mind. At one hundred eighty-five pounds, she was despondent over diets that never worked and disappointed by her dull job and lack of a love life—until a late-night epiphany involving a half-gallon of 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, accessible, and filled with practical advice, this book reveals the seven secrets of Delaney’s success, and explores how shifting from “wannabe Former Fat Girl” to actual Former Fat Girl is as much about seeing yourself as a confident, desirable woman as it is about achieving an ideal weight.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Lisa Delaney
Lisa Delaney is an award-winning magazine writer and editor. She has spent much of her career covering diet, lifestyle, health, and fitness. When she was in her mid-20s, she transformed her life by dropping 70 pounds and becoming an avid… More about Lisa Delaney
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Published by Plume Feb 26, 2008| 272 Pages| ISBN 9781101213650
“[Delaney] has figured out how to go from size 16 to size 2 jeans and maintain a healthy, slim figure for decades. Instead of talking diets, Delaney focuses on motivation. It’s essential to feel like you have control over your life; you have to believe you can change, she insists… Delaney mixes optimism and realism in such manageable proportions, she may give readers just the boost they need.”—Publishers Weekly
“Realistic, smart, and exquisitely funny tips for . . . keeping the weight off for good.”—The Seattle Times
“Working in an industry that is obsessed with size, it is refreshing to read a witty, true story about weight loss and managing a healthy lifestyle.”—Nigel Barker, America’s Next Top Model