Losing To Win! A Digest of Recipes and Tips to Keep You Fit and Healthy was published November 18, 2013 by author Randy Edward Jernigan and Creative Partners Publishing
Losing To Win! (the book)Edit
At his very heaviest writer Randy Jernigan nearly died in a hospital emergency room, suffering from a severe case of diabetes and hypertension. From that point on Randy made the decision to make major changes in his life. In Losing To Win! Randy shares his deeply personal struggle with food, also the tips and recipes that helped him lose 158 pounds and overcome his health problems.
Randy Jernigan has been covering the comings and goings of the rich and famous for more than a decade as a freelance celebrity journalist and features writer. Randy has freelanced for some of the entertainment industries most widely read magazines including The Star Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Life and Style Weekly, People, USA Today, London's Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe Magazine, and the list goes on and on. Randy has also scripted segments for some of television's most popular news programs including 48 Hours, 20/20, Paramount's Hardcopy, and Warner Bro's Extra. From 1996 to 1998 Randy hosted a radio talk show featuring writers, film makers, and musical artists. In 2001 he published his first book, a collection of love stories titled "This Thing Called Love" with fiction author Susan McCloud. Randy's second book, "Losing To Win! A Digest of Recipes and Tips to Keep You Fit and Healthy" contains the story of Randy's dramatic weight-loss of 158 pounds and the tips and recipes that helped him lose the weight and beat his severe health issues! Randy will be publishing three more in the "Losing To Win!" series and is planning to release a collection of essays titled "The Road to Happiness" and is currently converting one of his more popular stories into a full-length novel for his publisher.
Press/ Broadway World News Journalist and author Randy Jernigan had released Losing To Win!through Creative Partners Publishing to brisk market sales.
Losing To Win! is Jernigan's first cookbook and contains the story of his dramatic weight-loss that saved him from death.
In the books first chapter, titled, My Story, the author tells of his experiences as a child with obesity problems and being brutally bullied in school.
"I wanted to die, the pain and humiliation was too much for me to handle and I thought about suicide many times at that tender age. No child should ever have to feel that sort of pain. For the most part I suffered in silence. I had no real friends and I didn't want to trouble my parents. They were dealing with their own issues. After a full day of constant bullying at school I would come home, load up on anything and everything I could find in the kitchen, then lock myself in my bedroom and eat until I fell asleep. It was my way of escaping the pain."
By the time Jernigan was 35 years old he weighed 355 pounds and suffered from many weight related illnesses. "My Blood pressure was astronomical and I developed a severe case of diabetes. I was also suffering with a debilitating gout pain because of my poor food choices."
Jernigan admits to trying many diets in those days and actually lost a little weight here and there but was never able to stay on the diet. "My love for food was too strong-it was my sanctuary in a cold, harsh world."
Jernigan goes on the share how, years later, he nearly died after collapsing in his bathroom, of a horrifying emergency room experience, and the succeeding events that caused him to turn his life, and health condition, around and survive his deadly illnesses.
"I've always been totally obsessed with food and I had to make major changes in my thinking as well as my body," said Jernigan. "It wasn't easy but it was something that had to be done if I wanted to live, and I now had something to live for..."
In "Losing To Win" Jernigan shares his own diabetic friendly recipes and weight loss tips that has helped him lose a total of 158 pounds to date, and live a healthier lifestyle.