Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Jan 4, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 216 pages
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At age fourteen, Taylor LeBaron was nearly 300 pounds. He had difficulty just getting to the mailbox without becoming short of breath. A chubby kid from birth who was prone to obesity, Taylor allowed his weight to skyrocket through mindless 'whatever' eating and his sedentary techie lifestyle. But a membership to the Y, a keen imagination, and an indomitable spirit changed all that.

Approaching proper eating and weight loss as he would a new video game, Taylor made fitness into a fun challenge with his creation of THE ULTIMATE FITNESS GAME (UFG)—a method of tracking calories, avoiding pitfalls, overcoming obstacles, and working out by following hard-andfast rules that literally helped him shed half of his body weight in a matter of a year and a half.

Cutting Myself in Half is Taylor's motivational strategy guide to THE ULTIMATE FITNESS GAME.Taylor shows kids who are currently where he was that weight loss and fitness are within reach . . . one workout, one calorie, one 'byte' at a time.

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User Review  - SparklePonies - LibraryThing

When he realizes he weighs 300 lbs Taylor makes a lot of changes to ensure he won't gain weight. Taylor shares a lot of secrects as he calls them but anyone who has seen The Biggest Loser will know ... Read full review

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User Review  - TeenNonFiction Teton County Library - Goodreads

TCL Call #: YA 616.398 LeBaron T D-4 stars As a former fat kid, I can appreciate every word of this truthful and informative memoir/weight loss guide. There is great advice about how to set smart ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Mary Kinney Branson is the author of seventeen books, including Murder in Mayberry, which she coauthored with her husband, Jack.

Jack Branson is a retired federal agent. He is currently a licensed private investigator for Branson & Associates in Cumming, Georgia.

Taylor LeBaron is an outgoing, articulate seventeen-year-old who loves a challenge. He is the student technology leader for Chrysalis Experiential Academy in Roswell, GA. Taylor has been the recipient of numerous awards at his high school, including the Student Ambassador Award, the Young Entrepreneur Award, and the Community Service Award. Taylor's college plans include pursuing a degree in business and economics. He and his family live in Ball Ground, GA.

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