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Honest and moving
on February 4, 2013
Full disclosure; I know Jen Larsen personally(Lucky me!). I am not a writer, but I enjoy sharing what I love. I loved this book. I met Jen Larsen a few years post surgery, through mutual friends- and I was immediately taken by this charming human being with what seemed like fountains of confidence, a smile that could win over a troll, and an amazing personality to top it all off. You think, when you meet her that she is one of those people who truly have it all. You would never guess she had lost half her body weight, neither from her attitude nor her appearance.
As I got to know Jen better, she shared with me tidbits about weight loss surgery, and her life post op... But reading this book was a deep, raw, and vivid window into that journey. Jen Larsen is not shy about the pains, downfalls, and struggles it took to reach her goal, nor the daily battle to maintain it. Unflinchingly honest- you follow her from planning to execution, and every painful and humorous pound lost to her goal. This book shouldn't just be read by someone who is considering weight loss surgery, someone who has had it, or even someone who has struggled with weight issues. Anyone who enjoys good story telling will enjoy this book. Anyone who has had to overcome that voice inside that says "you cant" will enjoy this book. Anyone who has won, or triumphed, and then figures out the finish line isn't the end of the race will love this book. When I reached the end, all I could think was "I want to know more!" I wont give anything away, but there are more stories to be told and journeys to be written about, so I am looking forward to book #2.