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703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life (Compact Disc)

Nancy Makin

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Compact Disc. Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 0.290. Bookseller Inventory # 9781400147076

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Title: 703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and ...

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A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek, and deadly serious story about how one woman lost and then found herself by going online.
Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and suffered from diabetes and other obesity-related maladies. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years.

But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a political chat room, she found the friendliness, the connection, the acceptance she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to anybody else. Thanks in great part to these new emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed.

She followed no particular diet plan; no pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that there is hope, there's always hope... if you believe!

From the Author:

I hope my story can help any number of people suffering from what they now perceive as overwhelming odds, tremendously high hurdles.  I am nothing more or less than anyone you'd see walking down the street anywhere in the world.  But I did discover something along this crazy, zig-zagging path of life that turned all I was sure I knew, all that was set in stone, from an existence of surrender and complete resignation, to one of self-belief and wondrous hope for a better future.  That key is there for anyone searching for a different tack upon which to set their sails...

Good Lord... If I can find my way out into the sunlight, anyone can! 

I hope you enjoy my story... It's from my heart to yours.

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