Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)
Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face. Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-three-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn't what she thought. Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1) Details

TitleBon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 1st, 2015
PublisherAntebellum Publishing
ISBN-139780996624909
Rating
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Business, Amazon, Young Adult, Adult, Novels, Health

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1) Review

  • Aradhna Kaur
    January 1, 1970
    I read this on wattpad just a couple of days ago and I loved it so much. So inspirational, so realistic, so moving. Lexie is so relatable, and everybody is fleshed out - I love how everybody has insecurities and fears, and Lexie's growth is just phenomenal.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know why this was the book to get me out of my reading plateau, but it did and I read the whole thing even though I kind of hated it. The characters were all insufferable, the narrator was horrifyingly judgemental and ultimately I just didn't care about what happened to her at all. The descriptions of her fat long-time best friend felt really callous (seriously, she "waddled" away?), especially compared to her glowing, romantic descriptions of her new skinny gym friend. I hated that Lexi I don't know why this was the book to get me out of my reading plateau, but it did and I read the whole thing even though I kind of hated it. The characters were all insufferable, the narrator was horrifyingly judgemental and ultimately I just didn't care about what happened to her at all. The descriptions of her fat long-time best friend felt really callous (seriously, she "waddled" away?), especially compared to her glowing, romantic descriptions of her new skinny gym friend. I hated that Lexie's mother and sister spent the first quarter of the book tearing her down and sending her into binge spirals, only for their relationship to blossom for the first time in her life after she'd finally lost weight like they'd been badgering her to since she was 10. Finally, they can talk about other things besides how fat she is! AND THEN SHE FEELS BAD BECAUSE MAYBE IF SHE HADN'T BEEN SO FAT THEY WOULD HAVE LIKED HER SOONER? Gee, if only we knew why she has terrible self esteem!The love interest was a super bland special snowflake but I appreciate that he at least wasn't a smirky douche. I feel like the author was channeling a Ryan Gosling crush because he unironically said 'girl' every other sentence like, "Girl, I missed you! Girl, you're crazy! Girl, let's eat these nachos! Girl, yes!" and it was weird. PS how bizarre that this book's entire journey is a lead up to the wedding of Lexie's sister and we never meet the fiance?? Not even at the wedding itself! Do we even know his name? Does he actually exist? Is he just a fever dream?? WHO IS HE.
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  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that." I have lived many of the experiences that Lexie had in this story, and if was quite refreshing to see how she dealt with them. She went through quite a physical metamorphosis throughout the book, yet on the inside, was still the insecure young woman from before her journey. She had to keep journeying to complete her transition. Lexie Green is relatable, funny, and insecure. Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that." I have lived many of the experiences that Lexie had in this story, and if was quite refreshing to see how she dealt with them. She went through quite a physical metamorphosis throughout the book, yet on the inside, was still the insecure young woman from before her journey. She had to keep journeying to complete her transition. Lexie Green is relatable, funny, and insecure. She is an overweight college student who is obsessed with the guy she met online. She is not sure what he looks like, but he is a jock and she is sure he is toned and buff. She assumes she will never meet him in real life, she assumes wrong. With her sister's wedding coming up, she is convinced by her mother's overweight friend to start going to the gym with her as well as watching her calories. She begrudgingly agrees. This is the first step in her transformation journey.The most important thing that Lexie learns is that you can't change for someone else, or for some extrinsic reason, it has to be for you. Lexie has a lot of issues that she has to deal with, specifically the death of her father, before she can become the person she is meant to be. The story starts off being about her weight, but it is so much more. Following Lexie's journey is inspiring, tear jerking, and hilarious. Most people, whether young or old, male or female, can relate to the feeling of not measuring up or not always getting along with your family. This is an uplifting story about finding yourself, deciding what you want out of life, and making the plans and/or changes you need to be happy, successful and yourself. Lexie is my hero.
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  • Joanna Bennett
    January 1, 1970
    This book (novella?) was such a fun piece to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and often found myself chuckling. I really enjoyed the writing style as well. I recommend it!
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    "Searching for an outside ideal is never going to make you happy on the inside."I loved this book soooo much! BlurbLexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food a "Searching for an outside ideal is never going to make you happy on the inside."I loved this book soooo much! BlurbLexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn't what she thought.I can definitely relate to Lexie on some levels! To be completely honest.. I teared up on a few parts because it really did hit home for me. I've always been the bigger girl just like Lexie. Lexie is determined to lose weight so she can meet the love of her life Bradley. She started talking to him on Facebook and they set a date to meet at her sister Kenzie's wedding. Lexie started losing weight for the complete opposite than what she should have. I mean.. Instead of wanting to lose weight for her.. she wants to do it because of a boy. I know that sounds messed up but I think it's completely real. Completely normal. She is such a relatable character. I loved that I could essentially feel the tension between Lexie & her mom. I think the writing is great! "For the first time in my life, I looked in a mirror and liked what I saw. A flawed girl.."Bon Bons to Yoga Pants was such a moving, inspiring, funny read! I wish it was longer!! *I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
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  • Kelsey Keating
    January 1, 1970
    Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that."Lexie Green is relatable, she's funny, she's insecure...she's every woman.She's also obsessed with being "hot" for a guy she's never met in person.So, yeah...she's totally normal.Following Lexie's journey is inspiring, tear jerking, and hilarious. Everyone (man or woman) can relate to the feeling of not measuring up, not always getting along with your family, or worrying tha Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that."Lexie Green is relatable, she's funny, she's insecure...she's every woman.She's also obsessed with being "hot" for a guy she's never met in person.So, yeah...she's totally normal.Following Lexie's journey is inspiring, tear jerking, and hilarious. Everyone (man or woman) can relate to the feeling of not measuring up, not always getting along with your family, or worrying that you can't have your dreams.Do yourself a favor and read BBtYP. It started on Wattpad and gained traction quickly because it. is. amazing. Grab it. Read it. Love it.
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  • NaDell
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a LOT more fun than it sounds like from the title. It IS about a journey of weight loss, but it's about so much more and it's not a how to book, but rather an uplifting and encouraging book that really just tells a beautiful story about a girl learning who she really is and managing her emotions and things she has put off by overeating and now dealing with them.
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  • Lee
    January 1, 1970
    It was a great tale that proves that what you think about yourself makes you happier than trying to conform to what people think of you. (Or what you think, people think of you.)
  • Ivy - Hearts Books.
    January 1, 1970
    Big thank you to NetGalley and Antebellum Publishing for this read.It took me a while to read it and honestly don't think I would have ever thought of buying it were it not for the arc. I thought it was a self-help or biographical sort of read.Once I started, I could not put my Kindle down! I wanted to know what would happen. Not sure am too hot about the ending but it was AN IMPERFECT PERFECT READ.Am sure am not the only reader to have thought "Psycho" about Bradley then after their video call Big thank you to NetGalley and Antebellum Publishing for this read.It took me a while to read it and honestly don't think I would have ever thought of buying it were it not for the arc. I thought it was a self-help or biographical sort of read.Once I started, I could not put my Kindle down! I wanted to know what would happen. Not sure am too hot about the ending but it was AN IMPERFECT PERFECT READ.Am sure am not the only reader to have thought "Psycho" about Bradley then after their video call it turned to trepidation over impending doom for Lexie's heart. Then their first meeting, I mean... I read straight through the night, telling myself one more chapter, then until one shoe drops. He seemed too good to be true (duh... its fiction, but pretence of reality is a no-brainer) then loved how Cross dismantled his perfection chip by chip until he was perfectly imperfect :-). Bradley was a dream and one word FOOTBALL (bonkers - need I say more?)... hope they got married and had mini-thems and grew old together - happily ever after.BB2YP was an honest read, pulled some emotional strings that have not tugged since I read TFIOS. Definitely recommend this book and just cause I gushed about Bradley does not mean the other characters were not incredible in their own right or think that it's one of those romance novels.It tells a story of a young woman finding herself after being "imprisoned" by shackles that are purposely meant to make it impossible for her to do so. Take away: you will often find that you are that muscle-packed guard guarding your own damned cell, while praying for your liberator.
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  • Mélissa Tremblay
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review. Bon Bons to yoga pants was funny, engaging and most of all relatable. Meet Lexie, an overweight girl in her 20's who has always turned to food instead of dealing with her emotions. Her dad died recently, her younger sister is getting married, and there's Bradley, her online crush who hasn't seen anything but her face...yet. Until he invites himself as her date for her sister's wedding. Lexie doesn't have a choice, along with Thank you to Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review. Bon Bons to yoga pants was funny, engaging and most of all relatable. Meet Lexie, an overweight girl in her 20's who has always turned to food instead of dealing with her emotions. Her dad died recently, her younger sister is getting married, and there's Bradley, her online crush who hasn't seen anything but her face...yet. Until he invites himself as her date for her sister's wedding. Lexie doesn't have a choice, along with her aunt, she signs up for weekly meeting with a health group. She needs to lose weight, she has 6 months. Thanks to her aunt, her new friend Me and the Health and Happiness Society, she will learn so much more than how to count calories and her journey. We either all have been a Lexie, or we know a Lexie. Either way, during her journey we feel the emotions with her. Desperation, embarrassment, motivation, determination and pride. Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone, but especially those who struggles with losing weight and emotional eating!
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  • Kella Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    I got to read this while I was doing e-book production for it (one of the perks of the job is that I get to read the good ones) and it is great. Slips by like a fast, easy read and then you finish it and think, wow, there were a lot of deep feels in that. If you've ever felt intimidated at going to the gym, or wondered where those extra pounds came from and why they won't go away, or heard that inner voice whispering you're-not-good-enough, you should read this book. There were moments when it m I got to read this while I was doing e-book production for it (one of the perks of the job is that I get to read the good ones) and it is great. Slips by like a fast, easy read and then you finish it and think, wow, there were a lot of deep feels in that. If you've ever felt intimidated at going to the gym, or wondered where those extra pounds came from and why they won't go away, or heard that inner voice whispering you're-not-good-enough, you should read this book. There were moments when it made me a little uncomfortable about my own food choices and reasons for things, but it was a good kind of uncomfortable, if that makes sense. Fun chick lit on the surface, deep and inspiring underneath.
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  • Lisa Keegan
    January 1, 1970
    total mindless reading. it was free. made me hungry
  • Tristen
    January 1, 1970
    I'm giving this 3-3.5 stars because of the subject matter and real-feeling of the main character's voice. I think I would have enjoyed this better as a read book instead of as an audiobook (I didn't not enjoy the author's voice much). However, this was a sweet story and it seemed fitting as I'm on a big fitness kick for the last year because of my upcoming nuptials. The book as a whole was a bit raw, a bit g-rated, however, it was sweet and heart-warming. The main main character (and her love in I'm giving this 3-3.5 stars because of the subject matter and real-feeling of the main character's voice. I think I would have enjoyed this better as a read book instead of as an audiobook (I didn't not enjoy the author's voice much). However, this was a sweet story and it seemed fitting as I'm on a big fitness kick for the last year because of my upcoming nuptials. The book as a whole was a bit raw, a bit g-rated, however, it was sweet and heart-warming. The main main character (and her love interest, for that matter) seemed quite young for their ages and extremely earnest. That being said, it was refreshing to have such earnest and open characters. This is a feel-good, positive book with fantastic body image messages. I will definitely continue with the series at some point.
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  • Quirkybookworm
    January 1, 1970
    You go, girl!Lexie Green is practically every woman.I so totally get Lexie Green!Lexie Greene is now my heroine!If she's grumpy, then I'm grumpy, if she's sad, then I'm sad. If she's hungry then I'm hungry. If she's happy then I'm happy.This is a wonderful, adorable book which almost every woman can relate to!Guess what gals? If Lexie Greene says that we're worthy of ourselves , then, by golly, we are SO totally worthy!!I would LOVE to read her next book! Thank you, Katie Cross for your inspirat You go, girl!Lexie Green is practically every woman.I so totally get Lexie Green!Lexie Greene is now my heroine!If she's grumpy, then I'm grumpy, if she's sad, then I'm sad. If she's hungry then I'm hungry. If she's happy then I'm happy.This is a wonderful, adorable book which almost every woman can relate to!Guess what gals? If Lexie Greene says that we're worthy of ourselves , then, by golly, we are SO totally worthy!!I would LOVE to read her next book! Thank you, Katie Cross for your inspirations and uplifting words! I wish I had read this sooner. This was such a fun book to read especially being sick!I received this ARC from Net Galley and Antebellum Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Gina
    January 1, 1970
    Thought provoking touching read!
  • Maria Casey
    January 1, 1970
    Really cute. I'll definitely read the sequel.
  • Els
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it. I laughed, and cried with Lexie. I felt for her and I admired her. It was a book full of emotions and with a lot of things that made you think and wonder.
  • Holly Kaitlyn Solley
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely the book I needed to get me out of my reading slump and get me in the right mindset with my health for the new year!
  • Cat
    January 1, 1970
    While I enjoyed the overall message that Lexie embraces--loving herself, learning that she's good enough regardless of her appearance, and embracing a healthy lifestyle for herself only--the journey there was...not great. Knowing that this started as a Wattpad serial both makes it better and worse, because on the one hand it explains some of the disconnect between where Lexie starts and where she ends (which isn't totally covered by the various epiphanies she has about her weight loss journey) b While I enjoyed the overall message that Lexie embraces--loving herself, learning that she's good enough regardless of her appearance, and embracing a healthy lifestyle for herself only--the journey there was...not great. Knowing that this started as a Wattpad serial both makes it better and worse, because on the one hand it explains some of the disconnect between where Lexie starts and where she ends (which isn't totally covered by the various epiphanies she has about her weight loss journey) but it also doesn't excuse the unhealthy way weight and health are treated by all the characters, even the most health-positive ones. As a short novel, it's understandable that a lot of the side characters don't have much development but some of them have...none. This might be resolved later in the series, I'm not sure (and I'm not sure I want to keep reading to find out) but especially Lexie's mother, sister, and Mira don't have much development. There's no cathartic moment where Lexie explains to her mother how her criticisms and beauty-centric health concerns continue to trigger her desire to binge eat, something that still happens in the last of only two real moments of interaction between Lexie and her mother described. Additionally, despite being the underlying focus for the novel's plot, Kenzie is given no personality traits outside of being skinny and obsessed with her wedding. "Sisterly bonding" is referred to several times by Lexie, but never seen after their first Zumba class. Mira, though apparently planning all along to help Lexie discover her own happiness, does still focus heavily on the not-so-motivating parts of weight loss. She also has no character development whatsoever. Rachelle and Bradley are the only side characters with any personality to speak of, revealing their vulnerable sides and supporting Lexie so long as what she does makes her happy. Even then, Lexie's descriptions of Rachelle are downright cruel and ultimately self-centric, as Lexie criticizes the weight she hates so much about herself and is convinced that Rachelle will somehow intervene in her diet and exercise program because Lexie takes anyone else's motivation to be healthy as a personal affront to her for much of the story. The way Lexie describes herself when she's overweight, the way she rejoices in the particular features of weight loss, and the way she unhealthily goes about getting "healthy" are all...uncomfortable. First of all, the way she constantly describes her own body doesn't seem genuine but instead a poor attempt at understanding how an eating disorder (which is what Lexie has in the beginning and arguably the rest of the novel) affects one's mind. When she begins cutting calories, though there are smatterings of real health advice about buying the right kind of food and consuming the right calories, she engages in a lot of unhealthy behaviors that come dangerously close to encouraging disordered eating. I remember particularly a comment made by Mira that they should avoid eating before working out in the morning in order to double their losses, despite the fact that in general it's accepted that a protein filled snack or meal is good for providing the energy needed for exercise first thing in the morning. What's more, whenever Lexie does specify what she ate (outside of her meals with Bradley or Megan) it's always in small, unhealthy portions. A single yogurt cup, a banana, an orange... While these would be healthy snacks, Lexie repeatedly eats these as meals in order to keep her caloric intake dangerously low. Between that and her early binge eating, almost every description of food in the novel describes disordered eating. Of course, the story of Lexie Green is her struggle with her bad relationship with food, but her "triumph" at the end isn't so much a triumph as a pendulum swing in the other direction, which was almost certainly not the intention of the author. If a little more care had been taken in emphasizing that Lexie IS consuming a healthy amount of calories, just altering what calories she's eating (which is heavily implied by references to "clean eating" and learning how to shop healthy) then I think the uncomfortable feeling I and other readers have gotten from this novel would be at least somewhat alleviated.
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  • Lauren Bates
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED this book. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts that hit me in between the eyes, but my heart also was soft for Lexi as she struggled to find her true self. A feel-good read that speaks to women about appreciating oneself for oneself. Higly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good "chick lit" novel!
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  • Lizzy Baldwin
    January 1, 1970
    As the blurb suggests the book follows the utterly darling Lexie and her struggle with mother and sister over her weight. She knows they’re right she just doesn’t want to combat it, just yet. With a wedding coming up and the potential dating game about to step up a mark Lexie wants to shift those pounds. Joining a diet group and trying to stop herself dreaming of doughnuts we read along as Lexie struggles to come to terms with her eating, her family, her feelings of loss from the death of her fa As the blurb suggests the book follows the utterly darling Lexie and her struggle with mother and sister over her weight. She knows they’re right she just doesn’t want to combat it, just yet. With a wedding coming up and the potential dating game about to step up a mark Lexie wants to shift those pounds. Joining a diet group and trying to stop herself dreaming of doughnuts we read along as Lexie struggles to come to terms with her eating, her family, her feelings of loss from the death of her father and her want to please Bradley it’s going to be a hard pill to swallow.Gah, so many things in this book resonated with me. I’ve always been a little on the chubby side, dieting a little and then falling off the dieting wagon and I also have struggled with my family and their ‘fatist’ way. My Grandmother, whilst on the day of my graduation, stated ‘I don’t think you’ve put on a little bit of weight, I think you’ve put rather a lot of weight on,’ whilst passing me a mack-off chocolate cake. Soul destroying but I get it. I found Lexie utterly wonderful, she knows she a bit on the big side and it’s eating away at her confidence and her family aren’t helping in the slightest.In terms of characters each are really well developed; Lexie is determined and strong willed but she’s also emotional, struggling with her identity and her grief. Rachelle is a confident best-friend and I thought her and Lexie contrasted wonderfully although I would have liked to have seen more of her. Supporting characters Mira, Pat and Bitsy are all really well developed to give the story more weight and Bradley sounds like the perfect mix between American lad and English gentleman. Gah dreamboat.The writing is strong and well-written as with everything I’ve read from Katie. There is enough description, dialogue and also character build up throughout out. I liked the interweaving of the stories although it would have been nice to see more into the lives of Rachelle and Lexie’s sister McKenzie. I know that this is a novella but I really wanted to see more into their stories. I thought the book as a whole was very good at helping quash the demons that sometimes tell us we’re not good enough. It feel very heart-warming but also self-loving which I thought was a lovely touch and ‘effing swan addition/movement and links were a brilliant thing to include.My only wobble was I thought there could have been more struggles between Lexie and Bradley and their relationship and her striving to lose the weight. It did feel as though the stories was partly disconnected and could have been linked. At the start it really was linked to the worries Lexie hadabout meeting him but as the story continues for me it was a little too sweet?Overall a lovely little tale to while away the afternoon; I thought the romance was a little sugary sweet but that’s just me and I often have these wobbles with more romance books but the characters are strong, Lexie was just brilliant and I want to read more from Miss Cross in this genre. Yes please very much.*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Brittany Curtright
    January 1, 1970
    I have read this book twice now and it is so good and really hits home with some of the topics without shaming. It connects to you and you root for Lexie to succeed.
  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    You can't be happy and FAT!
  • Alex Reborn
    January 1, 1970
    I really wanted this to be somehow related to yoga, but only the yoga pants are mentioned. Anyhow, the story was wonderful and I was impressed by the outcome. It was a story of transformation and determination, even if the starting point is wrong. The flaws of the characters makes them believable. This book made me understand things better, because I had the chance to read the thoughts that lead people to certain actions. In some ways it's difficult for me to understand how food can become such I really wanted this to be somehow related to yoga, but only the yoga pants are mentioned. Anyhow, the story was wonderful and I was impressed by the outcome. It was a story of transformation and determination, even if the starting point is wrong. The flaws of the characters makes them believable. This book made me understand things better, because I had the chance to read the thoughts that lead people to certain actions. In some ways it's difficult for me to understand how food can become such an important aspect in one's life, but considering all the layers of emotion and the lives we live, it becomes easier to see why and how this can happen. I rarely read books that take on this subject from this point of view. I feel even more motivated to improve myself now. It was a good lesson on body image, health, reasons and self-confidence. The romance was also quite nice and entertaining. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Seriously, every person that has ever struggled with their weight and hated themselves for needs to read this book NOW!Lexie has a love/hate relationship with food. It's a relationship that taints every other part of her life. Her mother is on her case about it. She can't get along with her sister. Her father's weight killed him. It's one thing after another. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is Bradley, her internet boyfriend. But, it terrifies her when he wants to become more tha Seriously, every person that has ever struggled with their weight and hated themselves for needs to read this book NOW!Lexie has a love/hate relationship with food. It's a relationship that taints every other part of her life. Her mother is on her case about it. She can't get along with her sister. Her father's weight killed him. It's one thing after another. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is Bradley, her internet boyfriend. But, it terrifies her when he wants to become more than just a chat buddy. He wants to meet her, egad! What will he think of her not so svelte figure? So - at the urging of a family friend, she decides to lose weight. Easy peasy, right? She quickly learns that it's a lifestyle change, but that you have to do it for the right reasons to be successful. So, what are the right reasons?Katie Cross has such an easy-to-read, endearing style of writing. I flew right through this book, only stopping when it really made me think about things in my own life.
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  • Mary Cooper
    January 1, 1970
    I went through a lot of different emotions reading this book: pity, sorrow, joy, embarrassment, anger, back to joy, triumph. I went through every emotion that Lexie had with her, thanks to Katie Cross' writing. By the end of the book, I felt like Lexie was a friend and I had an emotional bond with her. I want to know more about her...how her life went after the book. The struggles that us "big-boned girls" have shone through. It gives readers the realization that it doesn't matter what your size I went through a lot of different emotions reading this book: pity, sorrow, joy, embarrassment, anger, back to joy, triumph. I went through every emotion that Lexie had with her, thanks to Katie Cross' writing. By the end of the book, I felt like Lexie was a friend and I had an emotional bond with her. I want to know more about her...how her life went after the book. The struggles that us "big-boned girls" have shone through. It gives readers the realization that it doesn't matter what your size is...everybody's got issues. It also inspires the reader to get out and exercise...and to do it for YOU, not for anyone else.
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  • Genni Eccles
    January 1, 1970
    Such a cute book! I was a bit uncomfortable and annoyed for the first half, but the book got so much better as it progressed. I do recommend his if you're looking for an easy contemporary read!3.65 stars!You can find a more detailed review here on my blog!
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  • T
    January 1, 1970
    This book was excellent. Every woman has had thoughts voiced by Lexie. It also does a fantastic job of showing how food addiction is a real thing, and some people really struggle with it. Everyone should read this book to get inside the mind of someone working on facing emotional issues, because all of us have been there.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    Because you can't be happy or have any self esteem if you're fat... and of course you must be lazy, emotionally broken and a binge eater... but if you can just manage to starve your self and exercise enough then every thing will work out! You'll get the job and the man and be happy... if only you'll manage to loose the weight!
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    Needed something light and easy for a change after a few pretty deep scripts and this was just the ticket. I laughed and related and was glad the romance story didn't get too sappy and dependent. Will read her next one too.
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