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I really liked Valerie Bertinelli's first book, "Losing It" and found it very entertaining to listen to. But in this follow up to it I felt like I was listening to her spout on and on about how much she loves to give her political opinion and that her whole universe would have collapsed if she didn't get below 130 lbs to get in that bikini. I am sure it is in part because she works in an industry that values image above all else and that she lives in one of the most liberal states in the union. She, like the rest of Hollywood, has no idea what it's like to live day by day, juggle work and a family and not have the convenience of a personal trainer at your beck and call. Sure if we all had time and resources like the Hollywood types then we would not have a weight problem in this country.
If you want to find out how she has been doing since the weight lose then read it. But really this made me feel like I had something wrong with me since I was not under a size 6 and I happen to think that Obama has not saved our country.
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Few things are more tedious than talk of workout routines, and for all the relatively interesting meanderings about her thoughts and life, I lost interest when Valerie started obsessing about the number on the scale. After endless detail about her trainer and goals and the gleeful "I'M A RUNNER - I'M REALLY A RUNNER!!!" pronouncements, I grew weary of the whining about what amounted to 1 or 2 pounds on the scale. And for all the accomplishment and the fact that she looked fabulous in the bikini, it's a little misleading to suggest that's a reasonable expectation after joining Jenny Craig. Yes, they do talk about diet & exercise together - but that body also had the benefit of obsessive workouts and a personal trainer - hardly likely for most people. So even if it isn't explicitly stated, the clear message they want you to take away from the bikini ad is "join Jenny and you can look like me." I loved "Losing It" but was disappointed in this one.