The Weight-Loss Diaries

  • by Courtney Rubin
  • Narrated by Beth Richmond
  • 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this frank and funny book, Courtney Rubin shares what she learned about dieting, and herself, in more than two years of chronicling her battle to keep food from consuming her life. As engaging as her famous column, The Weight-Loss Diaries is part memoir, part how-to, and always entertaining.An honest and brave account of what it feels like, day in and day out, often year in and year out, to try to lose a significant amount of weight, The Weight-Loss Diaries is:

An unashamed tale of binges, fashion fiascos, setbacks, and ultimate success;
A light-hearted, laugh-out-loud look at the most ridiculous excuses for ending or cheating on a diet;
A no-holds-barred account of the author's dark days of flirting with eating disorders and constantly calculating and recalculating calories.With insight, humor, and courage, Rubin explores diet and food issues, as well as her self-sabotaging habits during dieting, in ways that everyone struggling with weight loss will find both instructive and inspiring.

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For All Of Us Constant Dieters

I loved this book. It gives humor and sanity to those of us who are constant dieters who also love to binge. This is not a diet book. It made me laugh at myself. If your a little depressed over your new diet you will enjoy this book.
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- decembergrit "decembergrit"

Well written.

I loved this book. Ms. Rubin shares her personal story regarding her assignment with Shape magazine. She is a journalist that struggled with extra pounds for many years. Her years at Shape chronicled her successes and challenges at losing weight, exercise, struggling with regain, and the myriad of emotions and mental health issues that every overweight person struggles with. Ms. Rubin is very intelligent and writes well. I was engrossed. (I listened on my iPod while walking in the neighborhood.) I don't think she came off as whiny or blaming at all. Although, I am perplexed at every person that feels "deprived" and pouts when they can't eat what they want. The real deprivation is not living the life you want. Anyway, I think she figured that one out. I loved this one. I have listened to many personal weight loss books (A.J. Rochester, Valerie Frankel, Tales From The Scale, etc.) and this was by far the best and most enjoyable. I wish Ms. Rubin much happiness and peace with her body.
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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education