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Slimmer Charlie Paperback – 1 Oct 2009

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Tonto Books (1 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955632684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955632686
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 600,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Charles is an inspiration and I was delighted to witness his astonishing transformation. It is wonderful that he is sharing his knowledge and wisdom so that he can help transform peoples' lives.' --Lorraine Kelly, TV presenter

About the Author

Charlie was born in Barro-in-Furness and lives in Manchester. He is a radio DJ, runs marathons for charity and is a regular spokesperon for obesity issues in the media.

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This is such an inspirational read, very well written and a captivating, evocative story.

Yes we've probably seen Charlie Walduck on the telly but this book should be placed on the Department of Education's official reading list or syllabus for schools, so people can learn from it as well as feel better about themselves. Yes, I am being serious!

And does the author feel sorry for himself, is he all 'woe is me' or is he even trying to tell us how brilliant he is? No, he tells it how it is, and he definitely likes to take the p...Mickey out of himself too!

Highly recommended, a truly moving and feelgood book which is completely honest and insightful.
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Like the other readers ,I had the same problems as them and Charlie. Never really thinking that there were others out there in the big wide world who were crying inside with the unhappiness of joining and leaving each and every slimming class that promised m e a good weight loss if i went with them each week.If I had all the money back that I have spent out over the years I would be well off and a lot better educated in weight loss than I have been up to reading Charlies book.. oh the joy of being able to see the logic in this easy to read and confidence building book, why oh why did I not see the answers years ago instead of sitting feeling sorry for myself and watching the years flying by and the weight piling on. Although I cannot walk far and on sticks due to arthritis, i know I will never be able to do the walking that Hero Charlie is doing, but reading the info on eating and changing of thoughts re food well this is a start, and I am hoping that this will slowly see the obese blob that I thought of myself will disappear and I am slowly going to take it step by step. The book is written in a style and way that you feel you are in the writer`s mind. I bless the day when I switched on the tv and saw the author and Dr Chris Steele on the first day of the programme. I was hooked on this and was waiting in anticipation for each subsequent programme to appear. Was delirious when I realised a book would be out as well. I feel the best thing I have ever done in my ageing life was to order the book and now it has arrived and I have read it through.Its magical. We shall have to see how long it will take to lose a few stone but taken step by step Whatever comes off will be a bonus, for the way this book has been presented Looking at Charlie`s now and then Pictures . he has shed years and looks a different lad Thank you Charlie for having the bravery to write this book. and I for one will be spreading the word.
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Well What can I say,
This is an Open and frank Autobiography, that is so easy to read, as if you are reading your own written word,

Charlie explains at every stage of the book, what he was thinking and how he reacted to certain events in his life...
PRODUCER ALERT, I can see this being made into a film...... I really can,

What surprized me, was how so many things Charlie has wrote down, one could say..."Those are my words" and "How come he thought the same things that I was thinking" he explains how so many things effect someones life, even down to furniture!

The book has 16 pages of Photographs, and as they say "A picture say's a Thousand Words" they certainly do,

Charlie's book also contains a WHOLE YEAR Diary, which is an absolutely crucial part of the book, how many can say they have seen a "4 week diet" where you are "meant" to lose a stone in weight guaranteed....Yes lost the Stone, and that's that, Then said to yourself "that was jolly hard work, and I'm not doing it ever again" but to appreciate the stamina of this guy, to keep on week, after week, after week and lose 20st in a year, is MORE than "Inspiring" it is pretty well AMAZING!

I can fully agree with a previous reviewer, that this book makes you want to buy a a dozen, and hand them out to the people who's paths we cross, who are so down, who think they are "beyond help" I want to hand them this book as one would hand out a lifesavers float to a drowning individual....
Well done Charlie, this book is Amazing...
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Slimmer Charlie is the autobiography of Charlie Walduck who lost over 30 stone in weight. His story is heartfelt. We learn about the young Charlie and the fat Charlie, unable to wash properly and with a non stop desire to eat. He reached 47 stone when a friend contacted 'This Morning' and this lead to the rebirth of the new Charlie.

As someone who was also morbidly obese - I reached 22.5 stone I also took action to lose well over 10 stone and also wrote my own weight loss story - 'Fat to Fantastic'.

Books by big losers are highly motivational and reading the struggle Charlie went through to rethink his eating and to begin to exercise was truly uplifting. He has run several marathons, and become a new person. But we never lose the old us, and he hints at the dark period, and putting weight back on.

When we lose huge amounts of weight we are carried along by all the positive good will, but once we reach our goal no one cheers us to stay at our target weight, but this is an even bigger challenge.

As you read this book it really feels as if Charlie is there with you, telling his story. A really inspiring tale and puts most peoples troubles into perspective. I wish Charlie well at maintaining a healthy life
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