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100 Pound Loser by Jessica Heights

Print Length: 36 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B009UKX7HY
Price: $4.99
Purchase: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Description

Witty and candid, 100 Pound Loser is a motivational weight loss tool written by a mother of four whose jaw-dropping 100 pound weight loss story and practical advice will inspire, encourage, and motivate readers to conquer their weight loss goals and appreciate their bodies, regardless of the numbers on the scale.

Review

I remember the first time I saw and heard Jessica speak, it was at the Allume conference. I clearly recognized her uniqueness.

She is beautiful, dynamic and hilarious. I can see her getting far in life as she is talented, gifted and different. I also believe she is an amazing role model for young women and mothers.

When I came across her book, I was immediately interested in reading it. I am thankful for the opportunity to read about Jessica’s journey toward weight loss.

I completely relate to her story because I too struggle with my weight. I have a sordid history with the scale going up and down throughout my life. There is a lot of shame connected with being overweight.

I found reading 100 Pound Loser very helpful. Jessica shares how she lost 100 pounds after giving birth to four children. She shares pointers on how one can begin their weight loss journey. I believe what she shares is a realistic method and attainable approach to losing weight.

I am glad I read this book, because I am now motivated to make changes and healthier choices.

As Jessica puts so well, it’s about being better stewards of our bodies and health.

If you are struggling with your weight or health, I recommend you read this book.

Jessica Heights is a Renaissance woman with many facets and a convoluted story. She is the author and founder of Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility (mutheringheights.com), where she lives her own story — wandering her heart chambers and reveling in the glorious minutiae of life as a woman, a wife, a mother, and an opponent of fibromyalgia. She is the co-host and co-founder Allume (allume.com), the first Christian women’s blogging and social media conference. In addition, she blogs for Operation Christmas Child and enjoys speaking engagements of all kinds.
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Rainbows in the Midst…

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

I woke up with this scripture on my mind. I thought it apropos given the aftermath of the Allume Conference and Hurricane Sandy.

Courtesy of Kurt Wilberding

It was a blessing to be able to attend the Allume Conference and finally meet Tricia Goyer (who is an absolute sweetheart), Mary DeMuth, Sarah Markley, Sarah Mae, Jessica Heights, Christin Slade, Kelly Thorne Gore, Rachel Wojnarowski, Christy Stroud from Tyndale Publishers, Revell Publishers, Zondervan Publishers and so many other wonderful people.

We drove three hours to get to Pennsylvania, checked in and headed over to register. I was given a beautiful bag filled with goodies.

It was my first time attending this conference, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I was definitely excited with the line up.

Darren Rowse (a.k.a. ProBlogger) and Ann Voskamp were on the top of my list. I never heard either one of them speak before.

I was really touched by what Darren Rowse shared at his key note. He didn’t speak about how to make money with your blog, but more about his testimony and faith.

I enjoyed listening to Sarah Mae and Jessica Heights key notes as well. I love their hearts.

My hat goes off to Sarah, Jessica and their entire team for all their hard work and pulling off such an amazing conference. It truly was a success.

After awhile, it began to feel more like a Christian woman’s conference than a blogger’s conference which was refreshing.

My favorite place was the Prayer Room which was sponsored by The Seed Company.

Courtesy of Laura Gish

Isn’t the prayer room beautiful? I spent my free time there to unplug, pray and write in prayer journals. The Seed Company blessed us royally.

The highlight of this conference for me was hearing Ann Voskamp speak for the first time. I never read Ann Voskamp’s blog or her best selling book, One Thousand Gifts. I only heard wonderful things about her through the grapevine. Now I know what they were all talking about.

Prior to her keynote, there were two videos shown by (In)Courage and Compassion International which moved me. I love to support causes helping disadvantaged children and Compassion International does amazing work.

After the videos, Ann Voskamp began to speak and tears rolled down my face. What she spoke about pierced my heart. I was riveted and touched by her every word. What an anointed woman of God. I pray I could get a copy of her key note, because I want to hear it again. I felt God used her to confirm what He was speaking to my heart throughout the conference.

Unfortunately, I had to abruptly leave right after she spoke due to Hurricane Sandy. We left and drove home to prepare for the impending storm. I do not believe I have to reiterate how devastating this hurricane was to our city. It was truly unprecedented. Please keep us in your prayers.

I am grateful the Lord is still in control and on the throne. Despite the devastation, I chose to see rainbows in the midst of the storm. I continue to pray for all those who were affected.

Please let me know how I can pray for you today. Please leave your prayers in the comment section below.

 

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