Plus Size Mama – An overweight mom gets real about weight loss
Plus Size Mama begins like any good story, with the author being up-front about what her weight loss goals are and admitting that she isn't thin or healthy at the outset. With keen insight and humor, Miranda Gargasz shares anecdotes about what stood in the way of attaining her goals, including poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the medical profession, the sometimes cruel attitudes of others, finances, and her own attitude about herself.
Through shared research and discoveries, Gargasz offers concrete solutions for climbing the hurdles that block our success. Readers will come away from this book with a greater understanding of themselves. They will have resources and examples of things they can do to get going in the right direction.
Anyone who reads this book but doesn't struggle with weight loss, this book will shatter stereotypes and misconceptions about overweight people. Doctors will be encouraged to dig deeper. Friends and family members will know better what they can do to support and help their loved one. This is more than just a weight loss book. It's a call to action. A must read for everyone.
About Miranda Gargasz (Cleveland, Ohio Author)
Miranda Gargasz is a writer from a small suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio. She previously earned a degree in Elementary Education. Her essays have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor and The Hufftington Post, as well as on popular parenting sites like ScaryMommy, The Mid, Mamapedia, and What The Flicka? She is the author of Lemonade and Holy Stuff: Collected Essays. Her work also appears in the anthologies Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee and Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever (and then I had kids!). In May of 2015, she published her weight loss memoir, Plus Size Mama: An overweight mom gets real about weight loss. She lives with her husband, two sons and a feisty mutt.