I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions. Even so, I would like to lose the last of the baby weight this year. My “baby” is nearly two at this point. No one tells you how much harder it is to lose the pregnancy pounds when you’re over 30 though!

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When I found out that Jessica from Muthering Heights was publishing her e-book about her own weight loss journey, I was immediately interested. She’s a mom of four just like me! I loved the idea of getting tips from someone whose in the same “mom boat” that I am.

I read her book 100 Pound Loser in one sitting. At 30 pages, it’s short, but I think that’s a good thing. With four kids to homeschool, short means that I’ll actually get to finish it!

100 Pound Loser isn’t a program or manual for weight loss, but more of a chat with a friend. Jessica shares her story and tips and tricks that work for her. She’s upfront about there being no “magic pill” for weight loss. We all know that it takes good eating and exercise habits to really lose the weight. This is perfect if you need a little encouragement or motivation to get started.

I’ve read Jessica’s blog for some time now, and her book is written with the humor and gentle encouragement that characterizes her blog posts. The section on cravings made me laugh more than once. I really appreciated that she briefly touched on the subject of body image and how our attitudes in this area affect our kids, especially our daughters!

100 Pound Loser is a great little e-book for anyone who wants to lose the extra pounds. You’ll find encouragement, some good tips, and most of all, it’s written from a biblical perspective. It’s available in PDF and kindle format.

Note: I was provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for my review. I received no monetary compensation, and the opinions expressed are my own.