"No Fat Chicks"
"Most monsters are make-believe, but this one makes you believe."
Book Description: The mind is a powerful tool that can help you ~ or an ugly weapon that can paralyze you. Like so many of us, Sandra grew up believing her self-worth was contingent on dieting and obsessing. Her search for acceptance and her mad struggle to get to the promise land of skinny, weaves a compelling journey. As Sandra sorts through the cold hard facts of trying to measure up to an impossible standard, the one constant truth creeps through; all chicks think they are fat-chicks, even the skinny ones.
Meet Sandra’s monster, the Trickster! Dieting is how it started. Only a harmless habit at first, it became an insatiable obsession, and ultimately her entire identity. When the Trickster invaded her mind and tortured her every move, she became dependent on the constant criticism she had come to accept.
She has an exciting career in the film industry, continually impressing others as a talented producer climbing the ropes. Traveling the world, she masters the wild demands of filming with ease. However, in her private life; she’s plagued by the Trickster toying with her self worth and peace. With the Trickster tearing her down at every opportunity she is unable to escape the taunting. Smiling on the outside, yet thoroughly lost on the inside, Sandra spirals further downward when she went from thinking she was a fat-chick, to becoming what she feared: a fat-chick!
While filming in mysterious land of Patagonia she meets Melissa, a beautiful, confident, model who accepts Sandra for who she is, and gently encourages her to face the monster in the mirror. Forced to re-examine her life and began her journey of unraveling her Trickster Life. Sandra decides to quit everything; trying to improve, dieting, comparing herself to others, and listening to the Trickster.
All the while, the Trickster is still stalking her, patiently waiting for her to slip up, waiting to claim her mind once more. But she goes it alone, struggling to stay on her chosen path; she eventually defeats the madness of her life-long obsession with fat and discovers freedom from the grips of the Trickster that turned her into a fat-chick in the first place.
But her “Spirit” would not give up and is constantly dropping messages throughout her life, forcing her to look beyond the diet and straight into the eyes of mystic wonder. Bumping into other crazy women just as whacky as herself and through unexplainable moments of clarity she was able to start putting the pieces together and unraveling the mystery behind the madness.
This poignant true story of self-discovery is told through wit, charm, and raw truth. Sandra finally stops searching for what’s wrong with her, and asks the ultimate question; “What’s right with me?” Finally, ending the misery.
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