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Journey to health : how I lost half my body weight and found a new way of life / Simone Anderson ; with Sarah Ell.

By: Anderson, Simone.
Contributor(s): Ell, Sarah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2018Description: 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760633547; 1760633542.Subject(s): Anderson, Simone | Overweight women -- New Zealand -- Biography | Obesity -- Psychological aspects | Weight loss | Self-care, Health | Food habits -- Psychological aspects | Body image in women | Women -- Health and hygiene | Physical fitness | NutritionSummary: Social-media sensation Simone Anderson's weight peaked at 169 kg. When she finally faced up to how overweight she was, she knew something had to change. Simone shared her progress on Facebook, to keep herself accountable, and her fan base grew rapidly as she underwent gastric-sleeve surgery and lost a massive 88 kg. Her story went viral when she shared photos of the excess skin that remained after her weight loss and when she was offered surgery to remove the skin, she documented the whole experience and got worldwide media attention. In this honest and moving book Simone tells her story. Her key messages of body positivity and learning to love yourself make this an inspiring read for anyone.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

One woman's inspiring story of learning to love yourself

Social-media sensation Simone Anderson's weight peaked at 169 kg. When she finally faced up to how overweight she was, she knew something had to change. Simone shared her progress on Facebook, to keep herself accountable, and her fan base grew rapidly as she underwent gastric-sleeve surgery and lost a massive 88 kg. Her story went viral when she shared photos of the excess skin that remained after her weight loss and when she was offered surgery to remove the skin, she documented the whole experience and got worldwide media attention. In this honest and moving book Simone tells her story. Her key messages of body positivity and learning to love yourself make this an inspiring read for anyone.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue (p. 11)
  • Chapter 1 The Skinny Kid (p. 14)
  • Chapter 2 Bad Habits (p. 22)
  • Chapter 3 Finding A Path (p. 29)
  • Chapter 4 Going Downhill (p. 36)
  • Chapter 5 The Turning Point (p. 45)
  • Chapter 6 Starting On The Journey (p. 53)
  • Chapter 7 Getting Moving (p. 60)
  • Chapter 8 The Battle With Food (p. 67)
  • Chapter 9 New Challenges (p. 75)
  • Chapter 10 Deciding On Surgery (p. 83)
  • Chapter 11 Under The Knife (p. 90)
  • Chapter 12 My New Stomach (p. 98)
  • Chapter 13 Changes (p. 106)
  • Chapter 14 Ocean Swimmer (p. 114)
  • Chapter 15 Happy Birthday To Me! (p. 120)
  • Chapter 16 Always Moving (p. 127)
  • Chapter 17 Keeping It Real (p. 133)
  • Chapter 18 Celebrating The Little Victories (p. 141)
  • Chapter 19 Me Too (p. 153)
  • Chapter 20 Too Much Skin (p. 160)
  • Chapter 21 Goal Weight! (p. 169)
  • Chapter 22 Insta-Famous (p. 176)
  • Chapter 23 The Call That Changed My Life-Again (p. 182)
  • Chapter 24 Becoming A Vlogger (p. 190)
  • Chapter 25 Scottsdale, Az (p. 195)
  • Chapter 26 I'm Alive! (p. 202)
  • Chapter 27 The Road To Recovery (p. 207)
  • Chapter 28 Heading To La (p. 214)
  • Chapter 29 Living The Fablife (p. 222)
  • Chapter 30 Home At Last (p. 230)
  • Chapter 31 Getting Back Into It (p. 236)
  • Chapter 32 Soulmate (p. 246)
  • Chapter 33 Journeytohealth.Co.Nz (p. 252)
  • Chapter 34 Making It My Career (p. 260)
  • Chapter 35 The Final Cut (p. 267)
  • Chapter 36 Looking Back On The Journey (p. 273)