Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery. She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.
She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery. In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”
Over the past few months, I have suffered from additional migraines. However, none of them were severe enough to send me back to the hospital. For that, I am extremely grateful.
I started studying about migraines, so I can hopefully prevent future attacks. I learned migraines can be triggered by: stress, alcohol, weather changes, artificial sweeteners, salty foods, lack of sleep, dehydration, and food additives.
I also learned a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce migraine attacks.
I plan to make some serious life changes this year, because living with migraines is pure hell.
I enjoy watching YouTube videos on the Fat Meets Fire channel, which is produced by Ben Landers. I love how he explains will power and gives tips on how to improve your will power. It’s not as difficult or mysterious as we tend to make it.
Mark Miller is a kickboxing champion. In his book Pain Don’t Hurt, Mark discusses his successes and failures in the ring, as well as personal struggles.
Mark was born with a heart defect that required open heart surgery to repair and he is a type 1 diabetic. He grew up with alcoholic parents. His father was physically abusive to him and his mother. In an attempt to hide from his personal demons, Mark also became an addict.
I really enjoyed the book, because the author was honest about his personal failures. He also did a good job of describing the difficulties of overcoming addiction and health problems.
In the end, Mark Miller is able to conquer his addiction. He also overcomes his medical problems through stringent diet and exercise routines.
Mark Miller is a true champion in and out of the fighting ring.
I found this book at a thrift store and it was really cheap, so I decided to give it a try. I must admit it was better than I expected.
The book discusses how to create reasonable goals, develop motivation, continue even when motivation is declining, and how to increase your personal happiness.
I give it an A-