From the copy:
The book is an honest and wickedly funny chronicle of a father, husband, and all-around-food-obsessed man as he attempts to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks – a foodie who can’t remember the last time he exercised but can describe every bite of his last Chinese takeout meal.
The book is really just a snippet of his life, 1 year to be exact. He hits rock bottom when he needs a CPAP machine for sleep apnea and takes on a challenge to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks.
I found this book to be a very, very fast read. He uses a lot of humor, but you can feel underneath the humor the embarrassment and humiliation of some of the things he goes through. It’s actually quite interesting to read from a man’s point of view about self-image and weight loss. Turns out they think a lot like women do (only a little grosser at times).
You can actually read chapter 1 online here
There were times in the book where he really goes further than I want to hear about, like the colonic and the cleanse. I did find his anatomy of a week long binge to be pretty accurate to what I have felt in the past.
There is a lot of self-dialogue which is quite funny, including the rationale of buying Halloween candy at the grocery store 😀 This is not a book about an eating plan per se, although he does sometimes talk about what exactly he eats. It is more a book about the emotional/mental process of the 50 weeks.
I am not going to tell you if he makes his goal or not in the 50 weeks. He did learn some surprising things about himself during that time, both good and bad.
All and all a good quick read.
I am going to send this copy on to one of my readers. Any country, too!
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me the name of the last book you read.
I will pick a recipient on Tuesday morning August 31.
For more about Edward Ugel, you can visit his website.