Monday, January 4, 2010

The One Day Way Review and Giveaway


The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

The One Day Way Blog Tour begins today and I am blessed to be a part of it:)
I love this book! I don't say that about many books, particularly non fiction ones, but this one is a keeper. This is not just another weight loss book; it's an encouraging manual that tells readers how to make a positive and lasting change. The premise is this, take success and failure as part of life, and don’t get hung up if you stumble. Jump back into the game and move forward, one day at a time – The One Day Way.

Chantel has been there, she struggled with weight issues for years. Finally she lost 200 pounds and kept it off. She knows what it feels like to be desperate for change, and yet powerless to achieve it. Her practical approach tells us not to get hung up on past mistakes but to move forward, focusing on small steps and successes. How many of us are trapped, listening to and believing that we cannot lose weight and cannot get past our mistakes? It’s a lie from the enemy, Chantel says, and “You need to ditch that lie.”

The thing that struck me about her comments about “that lie” was how true this is in other areas of our lives too. The devil has us believing that we’ll never achieve or overcome this or that. It is bondage, and God has better things for us. Chantel outlines the thinking and motivation behind this bondage, and shares the tools to break free.

Faith, Food, and Fitness – these are the foundational principles upon which new thought patterns, habits, and lives are built. Not only must actions change, but the way we think about ourselves, goals, and achievements must change too. Rebuild your life with good tools, Chantel says, and you will achieve the right kind of success.

Bite sized, daily, achievable goals are the ones that build success and are easier to stick with. They are also the ones that are easiest to jump back into if we slip up. Chantel shares nutritional and practical tips to maintain this bite sized success. She also shares The Ten Commandments of The One Day Way to Eat for Weight Loss and Fitness. This includes exercise tips and illustrations.

The One Day Way shares Chantel Hobbs’ desire to help anyone struggling with weight issues. As I read, I felt as though she was cheering me on, saying “You can do this!” And while I don’t have 200 pounds to lose, I wouldn’t mind shedding a few excess ones. I now feel like I really have the tools and the insight I need to move ahead and make a good and lasting change. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in losing weight. It can be done, and it can be done well The One Day Way.


This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.



Now for the Blog Tour Giveaway - WaterBrook Multnomah provided an additional copy for the giveaway, wasn't that nice? This will be my first official Giveaway of 2010. How exciting!

If you would like to participate, please leave a comment with your name and email address format: karenelange(at)gmail(dot)com. Deadline to enter is Friday, January 8, 2010 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Drawing will be held Friday afternoon and our happy winner will be notified via email. Entries are limited to United States residents only.

Thanks and Blessings!

28 comments :

  1. Karen, great review. I am trying to lose about 10-15 pounds I packed on while writing my novel. My office is right next to the kitchen. Need I say more? :0)

    Thanks for telling us about the book. If I don't win your contest, I will go buy the book.

    robyn(at)robyncampbell(dot)com

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  2. Hi Robyn,

    You are welcome; I put your name on the giveaway list. My office is down the hall from the kitchen, which is still too close to my liking:(

    Have a wonderful day,
    Karen

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  3. I've never actually struggled with weight, but I like the principles of hard work.

    Great review!

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  4. Hi Tamika,
    You will be the envy of many, I am sure:) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for reviewing it!

    kristentorrestoro[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. Hi Karen -

    In recent years, I've added some unwanted pounds. This book sounds like a more natural way to lose. Does she make you give up chocolate? :)

    susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  7. I like the part of this book where you say she advices to not get hung up on past failures. That makes it more than a diet book --something all of us could probably use.
    territiffany at yahoo dot com

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  8. Kristen,
    Thanks for stopping! I added your name to the list:)

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  9. Susan,
    I think she would be okay with chocolate in moderation:) Your name is on the list!

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  10. Terri,
    I agree. Reading the book made me feel like I had a personal cheerleader:) I've added your name to the list as well.

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  11. Sounds like an excellent book, Karen! Thank you for sharing about it. I do think one small step a day keeps us from being discouraged by the big picture.

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  12. Jody,
    I think you're right. Thanks for stopping by. I added your name to the list:)

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  13. Looks like a phenomenal book! Having a degree in corporate wellness and a minor in nutrition only made me more interested! I'd love to be entered in your contest.
    morgan(dot)maria(dot)i@gmail(dot)com.

    Happy New Year, Karen!! :)

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  14. Maria,
    Yes, I forgot about that. You may enjoy it more, then:) Your name is on the list!

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  15. Hello Karen...Sounds like a good book and one that I don't have in my extensive self-help library! Thanks for sharing! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  16. This does sound amazingly motivational and encouraging. I lost 40 lbs 2 years ago and now have to get back to work at losing 15 pounds that I've put back on. Would love to be put in the drawing, Karen. What a great way to start of the new year.

    eileenastels[at]rogers[dot]com

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  17. Hi Susan,
    Nice to meet you:) I know what you mean about the library; I could say the same. I've added your name to the list. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Karen:
    Thanks for the well-written review. I would love to win this book!

    jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks,
    Jen

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  19. Hi Jeanette,
    It was my pleasure! I added your name to the list.
    Blessings:)

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  21. Wow, what a great read! Perfect for twenty ought ten!!!

    Blessings,
    Patti
    www.pattilacy.com/blog

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  22. Hi Patti,
    I agree! Thanks for stopping by:) I added your name to the list.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. I read Chantel's first book last year, and would love to win this one, so sign me up at crmcc (at) setel (dot) com Thanks! rose

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  24. Hi Rose,
    Always nice to see you:) Added your name to the list!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. Wonderful review - thank you for sharing this! I would love to read her book - I've struggled with my weight for years, and it wasn't until 2009 that I finally made progress - 35 pounds gone, a wonderful start to a journey I hope to finish this year. I lost the weight by ditching diets, and focusing on healthy choices, attainable goals, and forgiving myself for chocolate indulgences :)

    jeweledfantasy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Hi Bri,
    Congrats to you! That is a wonderful start. I definitely think that there is a place for chocolate in the balanced mindset:) I read something about a woman saying she allowed herself 100 empty calories a day. She used it for frozen fudge bars or a small candy bar or something like that. Sounds like a plan, and you aren't feeling deprived.
    Blessings to you!

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  27. Hi Karen, You have inspired me to buy the book and start again, I just can't find the inspiration so this will be a big help (I hope!!)

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  28. Hi Lyzzy,
    I am glad this is inspiring. I'll cheer you on,and pray for you as well. Thanks for stopping in to see me and the gang:)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!