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1 Year, 100 Pounds

1 Year, 100 Pounds

My Journey to a Better, Happier Life

For Ages: 12 and up
Part cheerleader, part drill sergeant, Whitney Holcombe chronicles how to transition from “the fat girl” to being a healthy, confident young woman.

At age fourteen, Whitney Holcombe stepped onto her bathroom scale and a number glared up at her: 230. That number controlled her life until one day she went for a walk that changed everything.

A little bit memoir and a whole lot of advice, 1 Year, 100 Pounds follows Whitney’s journey to battle obesity, negative self-image, and peer ridicule. Through following a healthy diet and exercise routine, Whitney shed the pounds without pills, trainers, or surgery. And along the way, she discovered the confidence to love her body.

Reviewed by experts in the fields of diet, health, and fitness, with a foreword by Dr. Joseph Colella, a leading bariatric surgeon who endorses Whitney’s method of healthy weight loss over surgery, 1 Year, 100 Pounds is a personal guidebook packed with tips for making healthy food choices, easy exercises, and inspiration that empowers you to change your own life.
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  • Simon Pulse/Beyond Words | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582704081 | 
  • December 2013 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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1 year, 100 pounds 1 My Story
It doesn’t matter where you are; you are nowhere compared to where you can go.

—Bob Proctor

From the first grade I was known as the “fat girl”—the only fat girl. Yeah, there were a few other chubby kids around, but none as big as I was. I guess you could say I “overshadowed” everyone else. Being the biggest meant I got the most teasing and name calling from the other kids. You know how every classroom has their favorite victim to pick on? I... see more

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About the Author

Whitney Holcombe
Photography © 2009 by Chris Eckert, Studio D, Hearst Communications Inc.

Whitney Holcombe

At age fourteen, Whitney Holcombe weighed 230 pounds. In one year, Whitney lost 100 pounds and found her healthy balance without the use of surgery, trainers, pills, or commercial weight-loss programs. Whitney now uses her success story to encourage teens to become healthy, beautiful confident young women with the world at their feet. She lives in New York.

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