703: how I lost more than a quarter ton and gained a life
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|Grouping Title||703 how i lost more than a quarter ton and gained a life|
|Grouping Author||nancy makin|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-21 04:16:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-21 04:41:22AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|available_at_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection|
Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years.
But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed.
She followed no diet plan; no pills, potions, or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient—-yet Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that life is sweet and always worth living.
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library Online|
|owning_location_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection|
|subject_facet||Makin, Nancy, -- 1956-|
Overweight persons -- Biography
|title_display||703 : how I lost more than a quarter ton and gained a life|
|title_full||703 : how I lost more than a quarter ton and gained a life / Nancy Makin|
703 How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life
|title_sub||how I lost more than a quarter ton and gained a life|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|