Do You Want to Lose Weight? This book was written for you the type 2 diabetic who wants to lose weight, but cant manage to juggle all of your medications without having very low blood sugar readings or sugar readings way over the top. You are frustrated and on the verge of tears most of the time and cant seem to find help anywhere. This book was written for everyone who needs to take off 10 pounds, 100 pounds or several hundred pounds. This book was written for the person who has tried every diet and diet aid that has ever come along. Yes, you have lost weight on these diets, but then you have put it all back on plus more. This book was written for the person whose health is declining and who finds it hard to believe that the cause of it is really their weight even though their doctor has told them over and over to lose weight. This book was written for everyone. It you are not over weight I am happy for you. But be warned, it happens to most of us to some degree, maybe a little or maybe a whole lot more than you could ever have imagined; it certainly did to me. This book was written by a 51 tall, 63 year young woman with diabetes using 80 units of insulin per day. This same woman had knees that were in constant pain and feet that would scream every time she walked, even from her chair to the refrigerator. She knew it was only a matter of time before she would need to use a cane in order to walk at all. This woman had high eye pressures and she also had the start of glaucoma. The disease of glaucoma occurs when the pressure in the fluid of the eyes becomes dangerously high pinching the nerves at the back of the eyes. As the blood source to these nerves are pinched or cut off the nerves die. As the nerves die, slowly the person with glaucoma becomes totally blind. This woman had undiagnosed sleep apnea. When she would sleep on her back she would stop breathing. This woman had high cholesterol and also high triglycerides which is a form of fat that the body makes from sugar, alcohol, and excess calories. This type of fat is normally present in the blood. High levels of triglycerides are linked to heart disease. This woman developed high blood pressure and then the nerves in her right leg started to die. This woman was told to take off 50 pounds or she would soon have her foot removed, then her leg and as her physical problems continued to grow and multiply she would die. That was definitely strong incentive to take off weight Following her dietitians orders this woman took off 111 pounds. Following her doctors orders, she is no longer using any medication for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides or high eye pressure. The nerves in her eyes were restored to wholeness, there is no more glaucoma She no longer has symptoms of sleep apnea and is without pain. This woman is ME, Linda. This is my story. Every person is different and I am not about to tell you how YOU should lose weight. I would like to relate my experience
By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potential--starting with his own. We all like to think that with a little practice we could run faster, learn another language, or whip up a perfect soufflé. But few of us have ever put those hopes to the test. Asher Price seizes on the dunk, richly freighted with distinctly American ideas of culture, race, and upward mobility, as a gauge to determine his own hidden potential. In this highly readable, humorous, and often poignant journey into the pleasures and perils of exertion, Asher introduces the reader to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports. The dunk mesmerized Asher Price as a child, but even with his height (six-foot-plus) and impressive wingspan, he never really pushed himself to try it. Asher spends a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders, like most adults, what untapped talent he still possesses. Throughout, Asher recalls an earlier test of his physical limits. Drawing on his experience of being diagnosed with cancer as a young man, Asher asks: How much of our story do we control? In the tradition of the best books that pit men and women against their own abilities--such as Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein and George Plimpton's Paper Lion -- Year of the Dunk takes the reader from hot Texas training sessions with an Olympic gold medal high jumper to a Cambridge, England, lab devoted to the study of leaping insects as Asher meets with athletes, scientists, and physiotherapists in this exploration of potential. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sport's most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The yearlong effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which, even with great determination, we can actually improve ourselves.
New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton is a magical mix of humor and heat in The Redhead Seriesa playful series following a sizzling romance between aspiring actress Grace Sheridan and Hollywood's hottest new leading man, Jack Hamilton. In The Unidentified Redhead, ten years after discovering that looks and talent are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles, Grace Sheridan is back and ready to show the film industry that there's more to her than just a head of gorgeous red curls. And Hollywood's newest Brit super-hunk Jack Hamilton certainly agrees. As Grace tries to restrain herself from jumping a man who is nearly a decade her junior, Jack makes it clear that he has zero problems with her age. But as the paparazzi catches up with them, Grace, dubbed the unidentified redhead, is stuck in a bind. A sizzling romance with the newest it boy may garner her industry attentionbut is it the kind of attention she's always dreamed of? As Grace tries to maintain her anonymity in The Redhead Revealed after winning her dream role in a new off-Broadway play, her steamy bicoastal relationship with Hollywood hunk Jack Hamilton is getting harder to keep secret. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and the libido hotter, but their few weekend visits feel more like fast food than the five-course dinner they crave. As rumors spread like wildfire in the tabloids about Jack and his lovely, leggy ex-girlfriend, Grace starts to wonder if lust alone can keep this feisty duo together. With a hot and heavy relationship with Jack Hamilton, plus the lead role in a new TV dramedy, Grace Sheridan could just pinch herself in The Redhead Plays Her Hand . But a demand from her directors to drop fifteen pounds brings her back down to earth with a thump. Meanwhile Jack, forbidden to reveal their relationship, seems overly enamored with the celebrity lifestyle. And as Grace's new bod incites fiery reactions from fans and paparazzi alike, Jack's jealous fans are viciously slamming her curves. Grace longs for Jack's support, but he's showing up late and disheveled to her most important moments. With tempers between them flaring, Grace might have more to lose than a few stubborn pounds. She and Jack were clearly made for each otherbut will the day ever come when they can walk the red carpet together, hand in hand?
A sassy, sexy, laugh-out-loud rom-com between the hottest man never to be tamed and the woman crazy enough to try SHE WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. Taylor Reed is no stranger to selfish, uncaring CEOs. She was fired by one, which is why she has created her own executive training programhelping heartless bosses become more human. So Taylor shocks even herself when she agrees to coach Bennett Wade, the cutthroat exec who got her unceremoniously canned. She'd love to slam the door in his annoying but very handsome face, but the customers aren't exactly lining up at her door. Plus, this extreme makeover will give Taylor the golden opportunity to prove that her program works like a charm. HE WANTS TO BUY IT. Bennett Wade is many thingsarrogant, smug, brusquebut trusting isn't one of them. Women just seem to be after his billions. So when he hires Taylor Reed, he has no desire to change. Bennett is trying to win over the feminist owner of a company he desperately wants to buy, but something about the fiery Taylor thaws the ice around his heart, making Bennett feel things he never quite planned on. And if there's one thing Bennett can't stand, it's when things don't go according to plan . They are a match tailor-made for trouble. Praise for Tailored for Trouble Smart, heart-wrenching, and wonderfully sexy, this is contemporary romance at its finest. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff pulls expertly at the heartstrings with a sassy heroine and the most compelling hero I've read in years. USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne Swoony, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny! Bennett Wade is an absolutely delicious heroand this book left me wanting more. New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye Tailored for Trouble is fast-paced romantic comedy at its best, with laugh-out-loud moments, sizzling chemistry, and a rollicking journey around the world with a sexy billionaire who's so much more than the size of his . . . wallet. USA Today bestselling author Kylie Gilmore Pamfiloff's skilled pacing ramps up the tension and attraction between Bennett and Taylor as they crisscross the globe together, and their consummation feels like a well-deserved payoff for them and the reader. Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.