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Diary of a Fat Girl

"A must read! Raw, compelling, and honest."
If You're Ready to Shed More than Just the Weight, Read One Woman's Remarkable Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing In Diary of a Fat Girl you gain an intimate view into how one woman overcame her past and began anew. Through Lisa Sargese's heart-wrenching (but often laugh-out-loud funny) memoir, you'll be inspired to discover your inner strength and drive to triumph in your own life challenges.
Diary of a Fat Girl is a must read for anybody who has struggled with body image, self harm, self hatred, abusive relationships, low self esteem, binge eating disorder, bulimia, or a lack of self love. You'll be inspired to see yourself in a whole new way by reading this amazing book.
She Knew What She Needed to Do...She Just Couldn't Lisa felt that she should know to hate herself for being fat. As a professor of women's studies she knew she should love herself just as she is was - all 420 pounds of herself.
But the truth was, she couldn't manage to love herself, try as she might.
And even after two lap band weight loss surgeries, she still suffered from binge eating disorder. In Lisa's words, she could eat "two whole pizzas, three Entenmann's cakes, and a two-liter bottle of soda in a three hour binge" all to punish herself for existing.
Something Had to Change Lisa's second lap band weight loss surgery had failed over a decade earlier. But she was too poor and too defeated to attempt a third.
But after more than ten years of suffering daily binges, unbearable feelings, abusive relationships, and failing physical health, she knew she couldn't continue as she had been.
In 2006 she underwent gastric bypass surgery and began the long and difficult journey to health and happiness for the first time in her life.
The Surgery Was Just the Beginning Diary of a Fat Girl gives you an uncensored look at the inner world of Lisa for the year following her surgery - the many ups and downs as she battled her demons, physical challenges, and the painful relationships that had plagued her for most of her life.
You'll discover - as she did - that the many thoughts we believe about ourselves - our shamefulness, our unlovability, our ugliness - are surprisingly inaccurate. And you may discover along with Lisa's daily accounts, that it is possible to see ourselves in a new light.
Pick up your copy of Diary of a Fat Girl and join the many who have been inspired and empowered on the journey of self love and true health. Click the 'Buy now' button on this page now.
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Lisa remembers, at six years old, hiding in her grandmother's kitchen and eating six meatballs in under a minute. She was truly hungry, but she didn't want anyone to see her eat, so she binged in secret. Placed on restrictive diets beginning in kindergarten, she was continually sneak eating and binge eating as a child, partially out of rebellion against her narcissistic mother, mostly because she was ravenous all the time. After years of yo-yo dieting, binge eating and purging as a teen, and reaching nearly four hundred pounds, she sought out her first weight loss surgery at age twenty-three. She soon discovered that weight loss surgery isn't the easy way out. Her book, Diary of a Fat Girl, documents her first year after gastric bypass, her third in a series of weight loss surgeries that didn't work. She wrote every day as she unraveled the pain of her past and told, in painful detail, what it's like to recover from a severe eating disorder. Brutally telling the details of her weight-loss surgeries and struggles as the daughter of a narcissistic mother, Diary of a Fat Girl follows Lisa on her difficult journey to recovery. Discover how she lost most of the weight, gained it back, lost it again, but gained a more holistic understanding and acceptance of her body that goes beyond diets, dress sizes, or gym hours. Dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier lives, Prof Lisa Sargese is a certified hypno-counselor and trained qigong therapist. Lisa speaks and vlogs on a number of personal development topics, including goal-reaching, recovery, the mind-body connection, spirituality, and healing. In 2009, she received the Mirror Mirror Award for her work in body positivity and eating disorder recovery. In 2012 she was honored with the Tikkun Olam Award for her interfaith work. She teaches religion and psychology in her home state of New Jersey

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