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703 - How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life

Nancy Makin

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed. She followed no diet plan; no pills, potions, or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-yet Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that life is sweet and always worth living.

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed. She followed no diet plan; no pills, potions, or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-yet Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that life is sweet and always worth living.
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Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed. She followed no diet plan; no pills, potions, or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-yet Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply because she was human. It will show a growing America that life is sweet and always worth living.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Coleen Marlo

Length:

8h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:25