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Book Review: Breakthrough, Being Mentally Healthy, A 250 Pound Weight Loss Story

I recently completed two of this author’s e-books: Breaking Bad, exceptional behavior of an abusive fatherBreakpoint 1 and Understand the manifestation, create a vision and hold on, Overstanding Book 1. The author, Jason Criddle, is a product of mixed race and broken home. His father, a black man, beat him badly when he was young, and when Jason was nine, his father left him and his white mother to fend for themselves.

I was impressed with this author’s writing style as well as his candor about his childhood and insights into his eventual success. Therefore, I just had to read this book too. But the main reason I sought out this particular weight loss read is because of my personal journey with obesity.

I was a thin youngster, an active high school athlete, and well-muscled – “skinny and mean” while in the Marine Corps. However, about 15 years ago I realized that I had put on 3-5 pounds. annually for twenty-five years. When I was in the Corps, I weighed 185 pounds. Since then, the high water mark for me was 308 pounds. I felt terrible, it hurt to sit with that big belly in the way, and every one of my joints ached when I walked. So, I looked for diets to bring me back to my optimal weight.

Slim Fast and other supplements didn’t help. Atkins, liquid and a number of other diets haven’t helped. I’ve read a few books that have helped to some degree…books on quinoa, healthy slush, juices, the paleo diet, even hypnosis and assertiveness, all have helped. But I needed to find something that was all-encompassing, something that would touch all aspects of life. I found it in Drill. Our author presented us with a life change, a life change and a new way of thinking. It’s not just a diet and, in fact, it’s not a diet book. It’s about staying active, eating smart at the right intervals, and thinking positively.

I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 21 pounds, down to 287, about a pound or two in each of the last three months. It’s actually the best way to lose weight – slowly, but steadily. If you tend to gain weight over the holidays and need to start a healthier lifestyle, this of course isn’t the answer to everything, but it’s definitely a start and a must read. inspiring!

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