Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Book Review: It Was Me All Along

Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Every once in awhile a book grabs me and doesn't let me go. This happened yesterday on my flight from D.C. to Chicago. As soon as I boarded, I cracked open this book.  I didn't even take a break to go to the bathroom. Three hours and one ginger ale later, just as our airplane taxied into its gate, I had finished it. Andie Mitchell's memoir of overcoming body image issues and food addiction to find self-acceptance took such a hold of me I just had to finish it.  

 It Was Me All Along

Andie Mitchell struggled through her childhood and teens with weight and disordered eating. When she stepped on the scale on her 20th birthday, she had reached 268 pounds. She knew she had to make major changes in not just her lifestyle but also the way she thought about food and herself.

I was most struck by Andie's chaotic childhood with an alcoholic father, as she found comfort in food, the one thing that didn't let her down. I was inspired as she worked hard to get to the root of her issues, finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself. Though I personally haven't struggled with weight issues, body acceptance and learning to love ourselves is an issue that resonates with me (and most women...). 

Today, Ms. Mitchell is a passionate writer and recipe developer. Order her book today and check out her blog,  Can You Stay for Dinner

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