Confessions of a Reformed Dieter

  • by A. J. Rochester
  • Narrated by A. J. Rochester
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For every woman who has ever tried to lose weight and failed, A.J. Rochester offers her own unique recipe for success, from someone who looked like the last of the lost causes.When A.J. is singled out for a television show on obesity, she is at first appalled and then resolved. Enough is enough. She vows to change her ways and lose weight, not because she yearns to become a pretzel, but so she can keep up with her little boy and turn her life around at last. But after years of fighting a losing battle against her weight, A.J. knows she needs a miracle. So she volunteers to be a human guinea pig and record her weekly progress in front of a camera for a television program on body image.Confessions of a Reformed Dieter charts the highs and lows of A.J.'s incredible journey, from her close encounters with a nutritionist, personal trainer, and psychiatrist to overcoming an early setback (waking up in a hospital with a broken leg after downing an illicit cocktail on an empty stomach), and the triumph of shedding the first, and last, kilo.The result is a funny, insightful, and inspiring account of a woman who lost 40 kilos without losing her sense of humour, and discovered a whole new life.


What the Critics Say

"Her comedic timing is perfect....The reading is lively, passages are laugh-out-loud hilarious." (Kliatt)


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Confessions describes the journey of the author A J Rochester from fat to thin. Along the way she deals with her abused childhood, anorexia, bulemia and laxative abuse along with constant feelings of not being good enough. With the aid of Crusher (personal trainer) and Nutcase (pyschiatrist) she transforms herself and faces her personal demons. You would think that this story would be depressing but even in her darkest moments AJ manages to find humour in her situation and by the end you will be willing her along to loose those last pounds.

An inspiration for those, like me, that have all but given up on losing weight. When you hear what AJ has to go through, your problems seem pale in comparison and I for one have decided to give weight loss another go.
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What a pleasure. Entertaining and informative.

I played this on my journey to and from work. I laughed so much, I arrived in a great mood.

Ajay writes and reads with such humour and honesty. This book is refreshing.

Even if you don't follow her methods the 'whole hog', there are many pointers to use in every day life which would aid leading a healthier lifestyle and weight loss.

I recommend this book very highly.
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- Denise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2005
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd