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Over 50, Overweight & Out Of Breath: A Year Of Going From Super Fat To Super Fit [Kindle Edition]

Laura Sinclair , Jean Boles
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 134 pages
  • Word Wise: Enabled
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Book Description

This is a powerful and positive story about a quest for a change in life and the extraordinary possibilities of the human spirit.

"Before I wrote this book, I was diagnosed as MORBIDLY OBESE by my primary-care physician following a yearly visit. The only problem with this
diagnosis was that we never discussed this issue. I knew that I was overweight, but it wasn't until I switched doctors and picked up my medical records that I saw this in writing. I saw myself in front of the mirror every day, so I knew things were bad, but it wasn't until I read those words, MORBIDLY OBESE, that the gravity of the situation sunk in." -LAURA SINCLAIR

At 55, Laura Sinclair was grossly overweight; the future looked dim and dangerous. Carrying extra weight was setting her up for the possibility of developing a chronic illness--heart disease, stroke, or worse. She decided to take ownership of her life and pave a new road to optimum health and
-Learn how Laura lost over 40% of her body weight and kept it off.
-How she reached a level of fitness and athleticism that she thought not possible in her 50s and beyond.

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  • File Size: 799 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H2Y7I70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and motivating with lots of good ideas December 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have not broken my leg like the author did but I had my own "wake up call" (quite literally this morning) when I had hyperextended a knee last night and literally could not walk this morning when I got out of bed. I was terrified that I would not be able to work (and therefore not be able to make money). I'm a single mom who lives alone 50 percent of the time and I simply can not lose my mobility!

The book is an easy read and well-written. While repetitive sometimes (but arguably, necessary to drive home the point), the author makes a lot of good practical suggestions which are easily incorporated in ones day-to-day life.

What I like about the book is the author has been where I am and found her way up and out without resorting to fads, surgery, and other extreme measures... it is about common sense approaches, low-cost support systems, and assembling the emotional tools and self-discipline necessary to go through the transformation from being morbidly obese to healthy.

I am on day 1 and I realize that I'm teetering on the brink of becoming one of those folks that can't walk around the store and has to use a scooter vs climbing back out of the hole I have dug for myself so that I can live the next 50 years of my life independent and self-sufficient. Ain't no one gonna do it for me so it is up to me! That is the message the author provides in her book and one that I need to have drilled into my head day after day after day.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed to read! December 23, 2013
This book cuts right to the quick of aging and how to age as well as you would like to. Laura's voice is clear throughout the book as she takes us through her transformation. I have to say that I was hooked once I picked it up and had a difficult time putting it down. I saw myself often in these pages. Uplifting and down-to-earth at the same time...I highly recommend this to all who have joined the 50 club!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great personal story and advise. January 12, 2014
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Laura's main message throughout the book is, "If I can do it, you can do it!" She uses her broken foot as the catalyst for her new thinking and adjusts her exercise and eating habits accordingly. For over 10 years she had gradually put on weight and it wasn't until she found her self immobile from the accident that her size limited her ability to move around.

Laura is on her way to becoming a great motivational speaker because her story comes from personal experience and from her heart. Some of my take-a-ways were, Don't settle for less for when you can have more. You deserve it and the rewards are better than a piece of chocolate cake! Don't wait for an accident to wake you up. You're never to old to improve the quality of your life!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book not just about weight loss January 10, 2014
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Everyone should read this book, young and old, in shape or not in shape. The message I took from this book is really the big picture that we all should look after ourselves. I wonder what the consequences would be if the majority of the population were fit; what would happen to big corporations like Macdonalds or better yet what would the health care system be like? This book motivated me to stay in shape now and forever it is all about life style.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick motivational read! September 2, 2014
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Quick easy read, very motivational. Ms Sinclair had already decided to turn her health around when she suffered a major ankle fracture (all three bones). She used that life-changing event to truely focus on her health goals! She stayed off sugar during her recovery and reported to the gym as soon as she was able. She gradually cleaned up her eating habits as she gained fitness in the gym. She didn't rush, and lost 80 pounds over the course of a year. She is an engaging writer, and includes considerable common diet and health information along the way. This is an excellent book for someone who would like to turn their health around but doesn't really know how to do it. It's also excellent if you're just starting your journey with a fractured ankle. I only gave it 3 stars because I would expect a longer read for $6.99, and the last few chapters become a bit repetitive, as if she was trying to stretch it out. I still recommend it, however. I'm glad I read it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new life after 50 March 11, 2014
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Very honest, candid and personable read. It will give great encouragement to women like me who's over 50, overweight and out of breath that we can again become physically fit.
She gives great realistic ideas as to how to get started on this life time journey and making it a part of our everyday life.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an inspiring and well written story about something many people struggle with. But what I love about this book is that it goes beyond simple weight loss and gives you a recipe for making your life the way you want it to be. Right now. I found it incredibly helpful and referred it to many of my friends and clients - they've all found it a practical and motivating jump start to changing the way they look at things and creating the new life they've wanted. Happy reading!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still moving forward with my new healthy lifestyle December 29, 2014
By helen
Format:Kindle Edition
I felt empowered by her story however there were so many repeated stories that I became bored and started just flipping Thu the pages until I got to a part that interested me again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 22 hours ago by Victoria Trott
4.0 out of 5 stars Duped again.
This is another get in shape book. I'm sorry I purchased it. The author does a good job but its very misleading...I wish her well.
Published 3 days ago by Roberta
3.0 out of 5 stars Weight loss information
I was the same age and my weight had grown over the last 6 years I just wanted to gather information about different weight loss programs women have used
Published 3 days ago by Jim Easton
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
Decent read. Nothing very inspiring but an interesting take on weight issues and older women
Published 4 days ago by Carol M Dee
1.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive
This book would be a shorter than 132 pages if she didn't repeat she lost 90 lbs etc. Hard to believe she is a motivational speaker because it would totally bore people with the... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Gail Lineback
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 days ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars The help we need now!
Any weight loss book can be helpful. The authors book is better than most. She is like so many of us who find ourselves described as "overweight" or "morbidly... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Kathy Cane
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Really inspiring and easy read! Being over 20 pounds overweight and 50-this book resonated with me. Great motivation and ideas!
Published 16 days ago by Sheryl Schaefer
5.0 out of 5 stars Informing
I liked the information supplied. Laura was very likeable and made me feel like I could do anything if I worked hard.
Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read, loved the pictures included, encouraged me....thanks Laura
Published 25 days ago by Ann Marie
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