Monday, April 20, 2009

That Magical Land of Skinny

Book Description

Monster in Her Mirror

Sandra Vaughan wrote Monster in her Mirror as a rebuttal to all the dieting and dancing around the real issues she faced trying to get to that magical land of skinny.
"The problem was, the more I searched the more I was lost. I sat down and decided to tell the truth, the whole uncomfortable truth of me and my private whacky world filled with contradictions that swirled around me while I set out to resolve the fat-chick madness. With all the supplemental solutions out there like new diets, bigger boobs, plumby lips, and those nose jobs, those solutions never seemed to address that real question. Why do we need to change so badly? It was always the cart before the horse. Deep down inside I knew that dieting, comparing, and competing were all Band Aides, not solutions for the deeper more sinister mindset. Trickster, lurking in the shadows, was always right there seducing me further down the rabbit hole of self-loathing."
No Fat Chicks is the story of Sandra's journey.  I had to fight like hell to break its mental hold...And finally learn to be nice to me and let go of the crippling self-sabotage.