Sunday, January 17, 2010

The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

I reveiwed "Never Say Diet" by Chantel Hobbs last year. When I was given the opportunity to review, "The One Day Way," by Chantel, I snatched the chance. Chantel has lost over 200 lbs and KEPT it off! She's the type of person I want to listen to.

Chantel SIMPLIFIES weight loss for us one day at a time. Focus on the change you can make today. Celebrate your success today. If you screw up today, it's not the end of ALL your weight loss goals. Today is just one day! We are challenged to make daily goals (and to celebrate our successes) in the areas of faith, food and fitness.

Chantel includes sections on demolishing past failures and actions that lead to failure, laying a foundation for healthy weight loss, building the structure of a new us/life and concludes with a plan for lasting success. Two sets of Ten Commandments are shared: one for "Weight Loss and for Life," and one on how to "Be Fit For Life". Both are great and simple!!!!

I realized anew, as I read this book, I am GREAT at setting goals....specific weight loss/work out goals for the week, month, quarter, year, but when I no longer live walking distance from the gym, or when I don't meet a weight loss goal - I'm stymied. I'm an all or nothing type person. During this PCS (move) I gained 27 lbs (meaning I have 40 - 50 lbs to lose). Yes, circumstances played a part. I wasn't able to get to the gym six days a week, and my age and thyroid lead to a sluggish metabolism that NEEDS a daily jump start which I didn't provide. My big problem, however, is that I'm an all or nothing sort of person. If I can't work out, what's the point of eating six small meals a day? If I can't bake bread, what's the point of avoiding french fries? I still haven't figured out all the details for a working gym plan. I CAN choose ONE THING to change TODAY. I can do this again tomorrow. A small commitment/change is better than none.

I can also celebrate my daily success - regardless of the scale. I can't FORCE weight loss, I can choose to work out, I can choose to eat small meals, I can choose to learn how food words....and I can do this daily. The One Day Way was the shot in the arm I needed as I begin to make daily, healthy choices once again.

For only $13.59 at Amazon, "The One Day Way" is a great investment in your health. For one lucky reader, this book will be free. I'll make it easy. Simply leave a comment to enter the drawing. I'll draw a winner after noon JST, Saturday, 23 Jan. You'll have one week to be sure I have mailing info (which will be destroyed after the book is mailed, I really am NOT building a database ::snort::). If mailing info is not sent to me within a week, I will pick a new winner. Of course, overseas readers can my book YOU ALL are overseas. ::snort::

This book is on my 2010 Reading List.

Disclaimer: This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I receive no payment, other than the book, for posting this review. If you'd like more information, click the link in the sidebar.

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Kris said...

Count me in. Lord knows I need a shot in arm too.

Anonymous said...

You sound so much like me - I am also an all or nothing kind of gal. I would love to win this book!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review of the book, I would love the opportunity to read this book, it may just be the boost in the arm for the last 30 pounds I need to loss.


Anonymous said...


Still at the computer store. Thanks to them! Anyway, this book sounds good and just might be something I need to get. I am going to try to get on facebook after I leave you. love/Prayers --- Mom T.

Kristine said...

Thanks for the review -- this would be a great book to win! Thank you for offering this opportunity. :)

Cynthia said...

I have the same problem in regard to the getting to the gym. It's just absolutely not feasible living clear out where we live. I know you don't have a lot of space, but there are still things one can do for aerobic exercise and resistance which don't require the gym or big pieces of machinery at home.

I'm really enjoying the Walking videos which were mentioned on the SHS loop last year. I finally got one and started using them a few weeks ago. And as soon as I find my 8 minute morning cards I'm going to start with them again as well. They worked great for me when I was pregnant with Nathan and I'm guessing they would still work great now... I just need to find them. I think I loaned them to someone so I may just need to buy another set...

Anyway.. just wanted to encourage you that one doesn't need a gym to break a sweat and get in 30 mins of aerobic exercise and resistance training.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I would love to win this book.


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I can't wait to see who wins this book.

Cindy - I remember sending you the info on the walking dvds and I do use them.....but there is BREAKING A SWEAT and breaking a sweat. This is one area where I know I need to go with the Dietician's advice rather than Chantel. For my sluggish metablosim and for the charts of what you need if you've ever been overweight....I need to work out 45 min most days of the week....and I WAS doing 60 mins on the ARC/Elliptical - 800 calories burned a day....

I've been doing things here....walking in the farmer's field, walking dvds, doing core exercises...and while they may be having some impact they are not breaking the sweat that I was in TX...they are not lowering my cholesterol and such. The doc has said though that 30 min a day does lower the chance of heart attack by 30% - even if it's a sweat and not a SWEAT. LOL When I say I'm not working out because there isn't a gym, I'm thinking those intense workouts....that I don't get from the exercise dvds....but that's mostly because my knees can't handle the high impact for long periods of time....on the machines, you can do things to minimize the impact on your knees.

Ah the joys of working out when you're the way I was shocked to see that my ideal weight has gone UP as I'm in a new age range. ::snort::