Marilyn Pierce spent her life on every possible diet but alas continued dragging the physical weight of her body with her year after year. After a long difficult marriage ended, she found herself at a peak of almost 300 pounds. Finally, with the support of friends and family, she began the slow and steady ascent out of the darkness of obesity to the life of health, wellness, working out and finding herself.
Her professional life working in the health care field as a Registered Nurse, coupled with her genuine desire to help others, has led her to write a book that supports not only her success, but validation of the steps it takes to change the old habits and create new ones. Now Marilyn is best known among her colleagues for her healthy eating habits, her regular work out habits, and her willingness to help others by teaching them what it takes to become healthy and happy. Her reputation for being positive and upbeat matches the results that she is able to continue to show each day, week, month and year. In addition to practicing and improving her healthy habits Marilyn also enjoys writing poetry and music, playing guitar and singing with friends and family.
This is not another lose weight fast to gain it back again book. Marilyn wrote this book from the perspective of one who has been there, done it wrong, and then did what it finally took to lose weight, while gaining only self confidence and healthy living. This is the story of a survivor, with a real live positive ending. The methods described are from a remarkable continuous journey from a very low point in her life to a place of happiness and health. With practical ideas and strategies that anyone can use, Marilyn describes the behaviors she learned and perfected to achieve lasting and continued success in healthy living and weight loss.
The battle to lose weight can be a life long ball and chain, dragged from scale to scale, over weeks, months, and years. Sometimes there are painfully successful diets, but the success is usually short lived and weight gain reverses the weight loss again and again. Sometimes the process actually ends with more pounds gained than lost, making the torturous efforts seem all the more futile and wasted. Why is it that that so many people who have practiced staying on so many different diets, and have exercised tirelessly for so many hours, still struggle with the ball and chain of being overweight?
Ground Work before Pound Work understands these horrific patterns and instead introduces foundational strategies for changes that will support health and wellness by creating new habits and lifestyles around food and eating. Weight loss and maintenance of weight loss are the end results for life.
You can break the yo-yo dieting cycle of pain and suffering that lead to more failures and discouragement. Instead take control of your life and re-condition your actions to create new habits that lead to wonderful feelings of success in the short term and happiness and rewards over the rest of your life. This system will lead to the feelings that we all seek when we are pleased with who we are today and happy with our life’s accomplishments.
"As a how-to guide, this book contains everything you may need to know. Brimming with straightforward strategies anyone can use to learn to incorporate the new habits and lifestyle that will bring out the best in anyone."
—Anita Lang & Jennifer Lang, authors of The Mental Calorie
"Powerful and practical messages about how to successfully lose weight and keep it off with solid healthy changes that will improve your whole outlook. Apply Marilyn pierce’s knowledge and methods and you’ll feel happy and healthy for the rest of your life."
—Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND, author of MAXIMized Health
"Here is a powerhouse book of tips, tactics and approaches to lose weight and get healthy that simply work. a fantastic book!"
—Sharon Fillmore, author of The Exploding Health Wealth and Nutrition Business
"The information in this book just works. i knew there was an easy way to get healthy and lose weight once and for all, and this is it."
—Adeline Heng, author of Doing Good and Doing Well
"What a fantastic, straightforward and honest book backed up by personal experience and success. congratulations Marilyn."
—Tomoka Y. Nguyen, author of Beauty Confidential
"So many people fail to lose weight and keep it off. reading the tips in this book will help anyone overcome those obstacles and succeed."
—Martha Lee, author of Restful Fitness