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A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind: Loving Your Body, Accepting Yourself, and Living without Regretby Karen Linamen
Synopses & Reviews
Get to Know the New, Improved, Imperfect You! The architects of pop culture have neverbeen the leading authorities on what is best for you. So turn your back on the lies that you are not thin enough, not successful enough, and not glamorous enough! Physical perfection is notthe goal. Instead, let Karen Scalf Linamen take you on a journey from a limiting and unhealthy body-image to a life of feeling good about yourself-body included. When you learn the secrets in A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mindyou can change what you crave, what you eat, how you think, and ultimately how you live. Along with Karen's trademark humor, you'll find practical, common-sense tools to help you accept who you are today and take the steps that will make you the person you were created to be. Along the way, you'll enjoy the new, improved, imperfect you! From the Trade Paperback edition.
A serial dieter and queen of good humor (The Literary Guild) offers encouraging, practical help that addresses a woman's most-conflicted relationship--her struggles with her own body. Funny and unforgettable.--"Publishers Weekly."
Get to Know the New, Improved, Imperfect You!
The architects of pop culture have never been the leading
About the Author
Karen Scalf Linamen is the author of eleven books for women, including the best-selling Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt. Karen’s laugh-out-loud humor and common-sense approach to self-help issues have made her a sought-after motivational speaker as she encourages women to thrive through the stresses of life. Karen lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and can be found online at www.karenlinamen.com.
Table of Contents
What's a nice girl like me doing in a size like this? ; making peace with yo-yo dieting — Who you gonna call? Rut busters! ; making peace with getting started — Money may not grow on trees, but change can spread like wildflowers ; making peace with small changes — Ever feel like Raggedy Ann in a Barbie-Doll world? ; making peace with your opinion of yourself — Tony Danza's not the boss of you ; making peace with taking charge — If we are what we eat, does that mean I'm fast, cheap, and easy? ; Making peace with food — The seven habits of women who know how to choose their habits ; making peace with habitual behaviors — Chocolate is cheaper than therapy ; making peace with your emotions — Diehard chocoholics only go to recovery meetings for the refreshments ; making peace with your addictions to food — If beauty is more than skin deep, why don't we have makeup for internal organs? ; Making peace with your idea of what is beautiful — Burn calories while you sleep without strapping yourself to a treadmill ; making peace with your metabolism — Why can't the witness-protection program hide me from mother nature and father time? ; Making peace with your body — Even if you don't have the body you'd love, love the one you have ; making peace with your life today — If they're not sexy, why are they called love handles? ; Making peace with sex — Will work for chocolate ; making peace with your cravings — What happens when getting what you want isn't all it's cracked up to be? ; Making peace with success — Once upon a brand-new time ; making peace with your story.
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