Item description for The Joy of Weight Loss by Norrisj Chumley...
On September 6, 1989 Norris Chumley was at a crossroads. At 330 pounds and rising, it was simply a matter of time before he would again tip the scales at the 400 pounds he had reached many times before. He had been on virtually every diet, and they'd all failed. He felt hopeless, and, in rare glimpses of honesty, secretly admitted he was slowly committing suicide.
The Joy of Weight Loss is the dramatic story of how Norris Chumley turned his life around. It details how Chumley came to accept his conflict about food and body image and finally looked long and hard at his weight fluctuations and diet history. Chumley shares his experiences and secrets of success---of how he discovered joy and lasting happiness, with permanent freedom from obesity.
Unlike other weight-loss or diet books, The Joy of Weight Loss is a weight-management book that offers a fresh new solution to everyone's quest for health and happiness. There are no magic pills, no starvation or binge diets. There are no crash courses or deprivations. Chumley instead counsels a sensible diet, taking pleasure in pleasurable movement rather than a punishing exercise regime, and, most importantly of all, learning to surrender yourself to a higher power and discover a true form of self-love that is at once accepting and transforming.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Lantern Books
ISBN 1930051190 ISBN13 9781930051195
Availability 0 units.
More About Norrisj Chumley
Norris J. Chumley earned his doctorate from Union Theological Seminary. He is an internationally recognized author and film-maker, a Huffington Post contributing editor, an Emmy award winner, and the author of Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Joy of Weight Loss?
eating for the enjoyment of it Apr 2, 2007
Norris encourages eating for enjoyment (physically, mentally, spiritually) He sets a stage to do this and uses baby steps to build on.
Not quite my cup of tea. Feb 17, 2006
I like the concept of making weight loss more of a spiritual journey, but Chumley's religious approach is a little more than I can accept. I think if you are really at rock bottom regarding your weight, or if you are quite religious to start with, this book is more likely to be helpful to you. On the plus side, it is simple to understand, concise and well-written. Not a bad read, and has some helpful bits even if you're unable to accept the entire book as a new way of life.
Give God the Glory May 14, 2003
This is a great book, easy reading, inspiring, and motivational. You can't ask for a better way to lose weight than with God. It's so great, in fact, that a friend and I have started a group at yahoogroups, based on the book...
Awesome Jun 1, 2001
This book is full of common sense and good advice. I've lost 25 pounds on it, and it's gone forever. This is the best book.
Thank God for this book. It's great. Mar 4, 2001
This book is the real thing. The author did what few people can do, lose weight and keep it off for good. It's a whole new idea about how to get thinner. No b.s. here. Honest and simple. There's a lot about simple nutrition, but no dieting. I like it because I can eat anything, and often, all day long. Chumley doesn't make me do heavy exercise, either. I started just walking 10 to 15 minutes a day and that was enough and I could do it. Most important, this book brought me closer to God and helped me put my beliefs into action. I'm losing weight with it. Thank God. I think this book can help you too. Give it a try. I also like his website