A Funeral for My Fat

A Funeral for My Fat

My Journey to Lay One Hundred Pounds to Rest

Book - 2016
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I wear black when I work out; it's a funeral for my fat.

Why a funeral? Because death is permanent; when something dies, it's not coming back.

Sharee Samuels was seventeen and 256 pounds when she hit her rock bottom. But with incredible determination and an unflaggingly positive attitude, she went on to lose more than one hundred pounds over the course of five years. When she began documenting her journey on Tumblr, she never expected to become such a powerful voice for health, fitness, and self-love, but her blog, called Funeral for My Fat , soon morphed into an inspirational guide for hundreds of thousands of individuals looking for support and advice on their own fitness journeys.

Here Sharee tells her story. Integral to her success has been her burgeoning passion for teaching group fitness classes, including Zumba, as well as her commitment to eating vegan. However, she firmly believes that it is important for everybody to follow their own paths and find what works for them while treating themselves and their bodies with care and respect.

If you have a journey ahead of you, Sharee has a story worth reading.
Publisher: New York :, Skyhorse Publishing,, 2016, ©2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781510704923
Branch Call Number: 613. 25 SAM
Characteristics: 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portrait ; 24 cm


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Aug 30, 2016

I used to follow Sharee on Tumblr and Instagram when I started my weight loss attempts. I was never successful and stopped turning to her for inspiration... but when I saw she had a book out I knew I needed to read it. I'm glad I did! Her story is inspirational and relatable in a way that's better than being told "do this to lose X amount of pounds." If you're looking to lose weight or love a good story of overcoming obstacles and learning through your mistakes, I recommend this book!

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