A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.
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In her inspiring New York Times bestselling memoir, It Was Me All Along, Andie Mitchell chronicled her struggles with obesity, losing weight, and finding balance. Now, in her debut cookbook, she gives readers the dishes that helped her reach her goals and maintain her new size. In 80 recipes, she shows how she eats: mostly healthy meals that are packed with flavor, like Lemon Roasted Chicken with Moroccan Couscous and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Pomegranate, and then the “sometimes” foods, the indulgences such as Peanut Butter Mousse Pie with Marshmallow Whipped Cream, because life just needs dessert. With 75 photographs and Andie’s beautiful storytelling, Eating in the Middle is the perfect cookbook for anyone looking to find freedom from cravings while still loving and enjoying every meal to the fullest.
- Author : Tina R. Ferguson
- Publisher : Chance Allen Publishing
- Release Date : 2010-07
- Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
- Pages : 240
- ISBN : 9780981739014
Five years ago, lost, paralyzed and terrified of the mess her life was in, award winning writer and business strategist Tina Ferguson found herself deep in the ditch. She had never faced such crisis in her life and was ill-prepared to deal with her feelings of hopelessness and despair. Open to any help to release her from the abyss, she found answers in the most unlikely places. The program in this book emerged as she came to heal her life and assist thousands of others to do the same. Part inspiration, part transformation, part how-to guide, part memoir, Must Be Present to Win is a practical life-activation guide that assures people in the ditch that where they are is the best place to start to create their very best life. Inspired by her own experiences, Ferguson wants others to know that the ditch is an invitation and a gift to claim. The book is divided into four parts: Getting Out of the Ditch, Discovering Passion in the Present, Claiming the Winning Ticket, and Living Life as a Grand Adventure. Filled with nearly 100 practical, road-tested, easy-to-use tools, which are indexed for easy reference, the book provides a self-help road map for people to navigate out of the ditch and back in to their life. Ferguson offers an emergency toolkit for people who want to get out of the ditch fast and real-world client stories to provide steady inspiration and hope. This book is full of heart and inspiration for those who want to know it is possible to live life free of fear, depression and despair.
'For as long as I can remember, I have heard stories about four gates, the four gates of the citadel.' 'You mean the Gate of Merlin, the Gate of Brahman, the Gate of Darwin, and the Gate of Abraham?' Leumas stopped dead in his tracks and stared at Tal. 'You've heard of them?' he asked. Tal turned back and faced his companion. 'I've heard of them, and I've seen them, Leumas.' 'I knew it! I knew they were real! My father always said they were just legend!' Leumas is going on his Journey of Promise, a one-month rite of passage in which he must make the most valuable purchase possible with the small sum entrusted to him by his parents. The choices are endless: a new bridle, a costly jewel, or perhaps he could buy the most valuable prize of all— truth! The path to truth holds many dangers. Murderous cults and enigmatic soothsayers want Leumas amongst their ranks—or dead. Leumas will receive help along the way, but will it be enough? Will Leumas be enticed by the power of Merlin's Gate, or will he seek the peace and unity promised in Brahman's Gate? Will he embrace the material world of Darwin's Gate, or will he find truth in the Gate of Abraham, the bloodiest gate of them all? Join Leumas on his pilgrimage as danger, deception, and death meet him at every turn in The Four Gates of the Citadel.
When Daniel Cicero’s wife Lindsay is killed by a hit-and-run-driver, a large part of his own soul dies along with her. His happiness is shattered, his life destroyed. Unable to cope, he soon loses his job and eventually his sense of purpose, and as he descends into the throes of depression and sorrow, he spends his nights aimlessly wandering the streets of Boston and his days in a fog, living by rote, unable to move forward or to let go of the past. And then the anonymous phone calls begin. A man claiming Lindsay is still alive taunts and threatens him with facts he could not possibly know. When strange and frightening visions begin to appear on his computer, a firestorm of horrifying nightmares and painful memories are unleashed that haunt Daniel at every turn, and with everything he knew of good and evil, life, death, love and loss in question, he slowly descends into a terrifying world of malevolence and madness where technology and age-old evils have merged, and where the walls separating the living from the dead may no longer exist. In life…in death…and in the realms between the two…there is DOMINION.
The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.
Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother Joshua are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank, and the consequence is worse than he could ever imagine. He's taken from the orphanage to the South, given a new name -- Friday -- and sold into slavery. What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful account of Samuel's journey from freedom, to captivity, and back again.
NOVA Katiah 3 IN THE FACE OF DIVERSITY, LOVE WILL TRIUMPH. For twelve years on Garon, Brehan Tucker has chosen isolation from her people, on the chance she will misuse her power. It has become a comfortable way of life. No responsibilities. No expectations. No messy emotions to confuse her. And if she's patient long enough, perhaps even her persistent, annoying husband, Erth, will renounce his undying love and move on. Loving Brehan is enough to push any Guardian over the edge, and Erth is close to plunging into an abyss of regret from which there seems no escape. He sees his wife's isolation as a means for her counterpart, Di?me, to garner more power until she is able to take over the shared body. Since he can't bring himself to destroy the woman he loves, he creates a series of schemes to confuse their enemies and test the strength of her human side. Brehan triumphs, but refuses to accept his reasons for betraying her trust. Understanding that love has brought her nothing but pain and grief in the past, Erth offers up the supreme sacrifice to win her heart.
Gamer: I have no idea why Raelynn Walker is pretending to be her famous recording artist sister. I know it's been five years since high school, but did she honestly think I wouldn't recognize the shy twin? The one who couldn't carry a tune if her life depended on it? The one I'd crushed on since…forever? Whatever her reason, when she runs into Sam's Pub with a hoard of her sister's fans hot on her heels, throws her arms around me and plants her luscious lips on mine…let's just say that the universe opened and gave me what I'd waited forever for. I should probably tell her I know who she is. Keeping my mouth shut and giving her a wild night in her sister's shoes is wrong, right? Then again, they don't call me Bad Boy Gamer, because I'm…you know…good. Millionaire: She's my best friend's kid sister, and I had long ago vowed to keep away. But when she asks me to help make her dream man jealous at her work's annual weekend getaway, I just about lose my Sh$%. She might think she's the ugly duckling, and maybe I teased her too much when she wore pigtails. But Fu%$ I had to do something to hide my real feelings, because she's the hottest girl I know. If some douchebag is too stupid to see the swan, she shouldn't be with him. No, she should be with a guy like me, one who would worship her, bring her to life beneath my hands…my mouth. But I'm a player with a reputation, and she's off limits. Yeah, keeping my hands to myself is what I need to do. Then again, they don't call me Bad Boy Millionaire, because I'm…you know…good. CEO: I’m the hard-ass president and CEO of a multimillion dollar company. I have rules and do things strictly by the book. Until sweet and innocent Holly crashes her car in a thunderstorm, and I take her to my cabin—my off limits sanctuary outside the city—for safety. She doesn’t know my true identity, doesn’t know my rules: sex is for pleasure, and relationships are out of the question. But when tension bubbles up between us, and ne
The call came down from Command, and your warrior husband is out the door, leaving you behind to handle whatever he has left undone. Whether it’s the day-to-day monotony, the inevitable appliance that breaks, or the months without his presence beside you, being a military spouse brings challenges few appreciate. Yet God sees you and longs for you to boldly step into His plan. He purposely chose you for this moment—for your man. He wants to give you abundantly more than what you have right now and desires you to thrive as your warrior’s bride.
Meet Iliana and Luna: two professional Flamenco dancers who have enchanted and captured the hearts of their adoring fans. Iliana has long known of Luna, Spain's own beloved gem. Luna will come to know her American counterpart (and realize she has met her match) during the International Flamenco Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico - but she is ill-prepared for what is about to transpire. Bewitched by the land and the music and Iliana's beauty, Luna discovers a fire in her soul that she didn't know was there. Is it competition? Or is it something else? Join them as they each journey down the road of self-discovery, tragedy, and triumph. And feel the pulse in your own soul as they find their way through the alluring, spell-casting magic of Flamenco dance.
Maia is a high schooler, who took a career in wrestling. She likes her career a lot, and has been successful almost all the time she’s been at it. The only thing about it that she doesn’t like, is that she hides her identity from the world with a mask covering her face. She later on meets a cute guy she’s interested in at school, and is faced with the problem of her career, and having to hide it for personal reasons. What will she do? Will she tell him? Or will she keep the secret for herself and risk a chance of a great relationship?
THE COMPLETE 9-BOOK SET OF THE BESTSELLING FANTASY SERIES BY C.J. ARCHER. A lush, sweeping romantic gothic delight. Enter the dark and dangerous world of Victorian England and Freak House, where nothing is as it seems and everyone has secrets. Full of unforgettable characters, quirky humor, fast action, and delicious romance, C.J. Archer's Freak House Series is now available as an exclusive boxed set. Get all 3 trilogies that make up the FREAK HOUSE series at a lower price than buying them individually! THE 1ST FREAK HOUSE TRILOGY (Contains THE WRONG GIRL, PLAYING WITH FIRE, HEART BURN): It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping. Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl? THE 2ND FREAK HOUSE TRILOGY (Contains THE MEMORY KEEPER, SEARED WITH SCARS, EDGE OF DARKNESS): Charity Evans wants nothing more than to leave her troubled past behind and start afresh. The teacher at a London school for orphans is encouraged to have her memories blocked by hypnotist Samuel Gladstone, but when they experience visions with an unknown third person, they realize the past can never be truly erased. Now her past is returning to haunt Charity all over again. Samuel is determined to help her, but how can a woman who trusts no man t
Volume Four of Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood contains the stories: 'The Body Politic', 'The Inhuman Condition', 'Revelations', 'Down, Satan!', 'The Age of Desire'. With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as "the future of horror", and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. But it all started here, with this tour de force collection that rivals the dark masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. Read him and rediscover the true meaning of fear.
Patsy Goh and her best friend Elena Tan travel back to 1988 again. This time, they’re on a mission to save their friends who have been kidnapped by a member of the Midnight Warriors cult. Patsy also makes a startling discovery about herself that might just change her life forever… Mount Emily Revisited is the second in a series of books which centre on two time-traveling 13-year-old students at Mount Emily Girls’ School. The books feature time travel with a strong focus on female teen friendship whilst exploring the girls’ family backgrounds and how they deal with their very different problems.
Helena thought her life was over when the stranger attacked … now, in order to survive, she must learn to adapt to a perilous new life, and leave everything she’s ever known behind. The Angel Series Boxed Set contains Books 1-3 of the Angel Series plus a Bonus Short Story. Angel's Kiss - Book 1 Not mortal, not vampire ... what is she? With a mob contract on her head, Helena has kept a low profile, trying to survive by living off the streets. Numb with cold and near starvation, she awaits death in an abandoned house, and gets more than she bargained for, in the form of a vampire. When an angel -- Danizriel -- alive and the vampire dead. Intrigued, he shelters her and together they discover that she has become something neither of them expected. Their growing attraction is soon threatened when news of Helena's unnatural abilities quickly spreads. She becomes the target of a deadly hunt by vampires and Danizriel is placed in an impossible situation when he is told he must kill her. With overwhelming forces closing in, Helena and Danizriel face death from all directions. Who will live and who will die? Angel's Curse - Book 2 What lengths would you go to for revenge? Helena is furious beyond belief. She can't forgive the angels for what they did to her, and Danizriel -- one of their own kind -- who sought only to help her. Now she's out for revenge. A coordinated blitz takes place on the solstice and thousands of vampires lay waste to the angelic host, in an attack orchestrated by Helena. In exchange for her help she receives three weapons from the time of the fall -- powerful enough to destroy archangels. With three archangels down and one to go, Helena gambles with her soul to pull off the kind of bluff that even Satan might fall for. If she loses, the devil takes it all. Angel's Messiah - Book 3 Would you risk everything, for salvation? Helena -- part earth-bound angel, part vampire -- is pregnant, and it's playing havoc with her unique abilities. Her usual diet o
At Cupid's Hideaway you can celebrate the spirit of Christmas all year long! Cupid's Hideaway is an unusual bed-and-breakfast run by the equally unusual Maisie Templeton, together with her granddaughter (and chef) Meg Burton. The B and B is on an island in Lake Erie—the perfect place for Meg to hide her broken heart. It's also the perfect place for Gabe Morrison, who shows up during the Christmas-in-July celebrations with Duke the dog (really Diana) in tow. He's hiding from all the people who expect him to come up with the next brilliant advertising jingle. Except that Gabe's a little short of inspiration these days. Then he discovers that every time he touches Meg, or kisses her, he's inspired. Visions of hamburgers dance in his head and the advertising campaign starts to take shape. He also discovers that he wants Meg as more than a muse. He wants her as a lover…and a wife!
Greed. Envy. Sex. Property. In her subversively funny and genuinely moving new novel, Jane Smiley nails down several American obsessions with the expertise of a master carpenter. Forthright, likable Joe Stratford is the kind of local businessman everybody trusts, for good reason. But it’s 1982, and even in Joe’s small town, values are in upheaval: not just property values, either. Enter Marcus Burns, a would-be master of the universe whose years with the IRS have taught him which rules are meant to be broken. Before long he and Joe are new best friends—and partners in an investment venture so complex that no one may ever understand it. Add to this Joe’s roller coaster affair with his mentor’s married daughter. The result is as suspenseful and entertaining as any of Jane Smiley’s fiction.