Book Review: Dieting With My Dog
The veterinarian rubbed Kelly's sides for emphasis. She needs to weight loss. If not ... Peggy Frezon recognized the list of serious ailments that followed. It was the same one her own doctor had given her. Dieting With My Dog is the honest and heartfelt story of how one overweight woman and her chubby spaniel struggled to get fit and healthy together.
Theirs was a comfortable routine. While Frezon's children were flying the nest, her loyal rescue pup snuggled close. Sneaking M&Ms from her secret stash, she would slip Kelly extra doggy cookies too. Why not? Food is love. But then, Kelly became the motivating factor that led Frezon to face down the physical and emotional reasons for her overeating, and for overfeeding her dog. She learned that embracing change is healthy, and everything is easier with unconditional love. Join Frezon and Kelly on their journey to weight loss with a wag. Dieting With My Dog celebrates our close bonds with our pets in times of both need and triumph. This book is for anyone who has ever loved a pet through thick and thin.
Features * A heart-warming story of a woman and her dog * Inspirational and motivating * A real-life account * The motivation for getting your dog healthy and happy and living longer * Will encourage YOU to do the same! * Shows how well humans and animals can work together * Heartfelt and humorous look at living with animals * A story of family life and love * Unconditional love in spades!
K9 Magazine Review
First thing's first, how many diet books are all talk and no substance? Lots, right? Well this one is different.
Our author, Peggy, is not only likeable and not at all preachy, as can often be the unpleasant case with many diet books, she actually walks the walk - quite literally.
A 40lb weight loss is nothing to sneeze at. Achieving it through the power of a beautiful relationship with your friend and mine, the humble dog.
Peggy explains her process and Kelly (the dog) plays along as a virtual four-legged fitness coach throughout the book.
Peggy gives us the highs and lows that, I'm sure, many of us have felt during a diet, Kelly keeps her motivated though.
The book, while light hearted and breezy, contains some real gasp out loud moments that, I'm sure, will resonate. When Peggy's cousin Judy calls to tell her she'd suffered a heart attack it reminds us that life is fragile and our duty to take care of ourselves and our canine friends is one that we must take seriously, especially as we, and they, get older.
Dieting With My Dog is definitely a book that K9 Magazine readers will love. Whether you're in tip top shape or looking to lose a few pounds, the book is a great read and engaging throughout.
'Peggy Frezon has written a charming and delightful tale. Dieting With My Dog is sweet, funny, inspiring and adorable, just like Peggy and Kelly!' - Julie Klam, bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness 'It only took my reading the first page of Peggy Frezon's book, Dieting with My Dog, and I was hooked! As someone who has dealt with the challenges of weight gain and weight loss all of my life, I was inspired by Peggy's heart-warming story of her journey to make a positive change in her life with the help of her beloved dog, Kelly. Peggy blends humor, candor, and practicality in a wonderful way.' -Julie Hadden, from NBC's The Biggest Loser and author of Fat Chance, Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth. 'A quirky and engaging tale of one woman's uncommon solution to a common problem. A moving and instructive celebration of the bond between humans and animals.' -Ptolemy Tompkins, author of The Divine Life of Animals, former editor at Guideposts magazine. 'Your dog cannot tell you he is unhappy or overweight, and he relies on you to keep him healthy. This book is an excellent way to keep the both of you in nice shape; most importantly, by doing it together.' -Joel Silverman, author of What Color Is Your Dog, Host of Animal Planet's Good Dog, www.companionsforlife.net
'Dieting with My Dog presents delightful incentives to improve health for people and their canine companions. With the book's rare combination of humor, practicality, and inspiration, readers will become motivated to lose weight and gain a special bond with their dog.' -Linda Anderson, co-founder of Angel Animals Network, and co-author of Dogs and the Women Who Love Them, co-author of Animal and the Kids Who Love Them. 'Everyone who has ridden the emotional rollercoaster of weight gain and loss, and struggled with the necessary lifestyle changes, will relate to Peggy's battle and eventual triumph over food's controlling grip.
Her faithful dog is both an ally and a benefactor of the author's successful journey.' -Dawn Kairns, author of MAGGIE: The dog who changed my life. 'Dieting With My Dog is the book I've been waiting for. This book will inspire you to get fit and love life as Peggy did with heart, soul and a best friend!' -Nina Marinello, PhD, Nutrition Educator, Columnist The Healthy Professor (Albany NY Times Union), Coordinator of Sports Nutrition, Department of Athletics University at Albany, State University of New York --Various