Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How We Did It releases

My book of weight loss success stories, How We Did It: Weight Loss Choices that Will Work for You released last week. Just in time for the holiday food fest!

How We Did It started as this blog, Thirty Ways. In the book, I interview about 30 people on how they lost weight. Each person succeeded on a different plan -- whether a blockbuster plan like Atkins, Weight Watchers or South Beach -- or a plan of their own. Some people had 20 pounds to lose, some 220 pounds. And everyone succeeded!

Along with these inspirational stories, I provide information about the plan used and a handy checklist to help readers determine what plan might work for them. I also include interviews with noted weight loss experts like Dr. James O. Hill, co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry and Dr. Howard Eisenson, executive director of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. You'll also find helpful tips on a wide range of weight loss topics, including how to choose a personal trainer and how to gauge the effectiveness of various forms of exercise.

Many of the people in the book have appeared in this blog. Feel free to browse through earlier posts to meet some of these inspiring people. And, if you write a weight loss blog and might like to review the book, please feel free to contact me to request a review copy. You can leave a comment here, or e-mail me at kennedy5961 (at) aol (dot) com. I will put you in touch with the publicist for Leafwood, my publisher.

While I was more actively posting to this blog, I was so inspired by your stories of striving and succeeding! When I talked with people personally about their stories, the determination to succeed was evident in their tone of voice, their choice of words, their sense of excitement. Even more satisfying than their new sizes, people were proud to have finally won this battle, one that in most cases had lasted for years. I wish every success for you, too!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How We Did It

Just dropping in for a moment to say...

My book of weight loss success stories, How We Did It, will be published in December!

In the book, I profile about 30 different people who lost weight in 30 different ways, from 20 pounds to 200 pounds. Everything from Atkins to the Zone, and everything in between.

Many of the people in the book have appeared previously in this blog, and some are new. All are inspiring! They set their goals, and they went on to achieve them. Over and over, I heard the word life-changing applied to the miracle of weight loss.

The message of my book is that weight loss isn't a one size fits all proposition. While many of the principles of weight loss are the same, the approaches that weight loss plans take are all different. Nothing in the book worked for everyone, but something worked for everyone

A great, big thank you to everyone you shared your success with me! Look for the book in December. After it is published, I hope to read about many more success stories!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Miracles and Moments of Grace

I've totally ignored this blog, haven't I?!? Well, here's the reason. My book of stories told by military chaplains, Miracles and Moments of Grace has been released. An exciting time for me!

I need to focus on getting the word out about the book, so I'll have to go silent here. Just when I thought I was finished!

If you have a friend or family member in the military, know a veteran, or are in the military yourself, this would be a great book to give as a gift. In it, I tell fifty stories about military life as seen through the eyes of its chaplains.

I'm so glad now that I made the effort to take off my excess weight. I'm confident and happy when I greet people at book events and I don't mind when someone whips out a camera.

So, whether I check in here or not, I want you to know that I'm still keeping my weight off. I hope you are too!