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A Funeral for My Fat : My Journey to Lay 100 Pounds to Rest
by Sharee Samuels


Overview - I wear black when I work out; it's a funeral for my fat.
Why a funeral? Because death is permanent; when something dies, it's not coming back.
Sharee Samuels was seventeen and 256 pounds when she hit her rock bottom. But with incredible determination and an unflaggingly positive attitude, she went on to lose more than one hundred pounds over the course of five years.
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Overview
I wear black when I work out; it's a funeral for my fat.
Why a funeral? Because death is permanent; when something dies, it's not coming back.
Sharee Samuels was seventeen and 256 pounds when she hit her rock bottom. But with incredible determination and an unflaggingly positive attitude, she went on to lose more than one hundred pounds over the course of five years. When she began documenting her journey on Tumblr, she never expected to become such a powerful voice for health, fitness, and self-love, but her blog, called Funeral for My Fat, soon morphed into an inspirational guide for hundreds of thousands of individuals looking for support and advice on their own fitness journeys.
Here Sharee tells her story. Integral to her success has been her burgeoning passion for teaching group fitness classes, including Zumba, as well as her commitment to eating vegan. However, she firmly believes that it is important for everybody to follow their own paths and find what works for them while treating themselves and their bodies with care and respect.
If you have a journey ahead of you, Sharee has a story worth reading.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781510704923
  • ISBN-10: 1510704922
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Health & Fitness > Diet & Nutrition - Weight Loss

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

“I was so tired of being overweight,” blogger Samuels (Funeral For My Fat) writes as she recounts her battle to lose weight, one she eventually won. Building on the subject of her successful blog, where she shared her story, “before” and “after” pictures, and advice with thousands of followers, Samuels has penned a retrospective diary detailing how she lost 100 pounds in five years. Samuels writes of struggling with her weight from age 12, and of feeling she had hit rock bottom at age 17, when she weighed 256 pounds. It was then that she adopted a vegan lifestyle and became a Zumba fan. Readers will undoubtedly sympathize with Samuels’s struggle to shed excess pounds. Unfortunately, this personal account comes to resemble a home movie in book form. Filled with episodic incidents of food shopping and food packaging, it is low on entertainment value and notable events. However, readers should be able to find some inspiration in Samuels’s persistence in sticking with her goals until she achieved them. (July)

 
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