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Naval Gazing by Anne Putnam – (Book Review)

Naval Gazing

Where to start ….. silly really lets start at the beginning!

Naval Gazing: women’s quest for size normal  is about the journey Anne took and the emotions on route to finding her perfect size. “By the age of seventeen she weighed over twenty stone and had tried everything, from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts. When she decided to have weight loss surgery, she thought her life would change. But now, nine years and ten dress sizes smaller, she has discovered that changing your body doesn’t automatically change how you feel about it

I am sat here feeling rather in awe, having just spent the last week reading this book I feel like someone has just looked into my soul and discovered all my secrets at once.

As most of my lovely followers know by now I am on a weight loss journey, having lost 4 stones last year and so far this year loosing 7.5 lbs.

Reading this book made me realise that maybe I need to be looking at what goes off in my head not just to my  body.

Anne is so honest in this book at times I felt uncomfortable – not due to her honesty but do to the fact that I couldn’t ignore that I did/ felt the same way!

She captivates beautifully the highs the lows and the grey areas in the middle of her weight loss journey, it really is written from the heart.

I am  lucky to have such a supportive husband although being on the slim side I am sure he thinks I am slightly insane and irrational and I know there are times (normally wardrobe changes) when he has wondered what on earth he is dealing with. I think I may ask him to read this book as it describes how I feel perfectly about myself maybe then he may get it! … It’s taken reading this book for me to start to understand me!

I really can’t recommend this book enough to anyone who’s ever avoided the mirror, skipped swimming or got stuck in a dress in a changing room!

Anne – I live in flip flops and my feet are always manicured!

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