There are no short cuts to a healthy lifestyle, insists Bari Beckett. The self-help industry continues to bombard the market with quick fixes; easy solutions, diets and therapizing that don't work. The millions of dollars spent yearly by the consumer are proof. Americans are still obese, still unmotivated, and most of all, still searching. Bari tells all about her years of attempting to lose weight, relying on diets, ultimately battling eating disorders, pills for her depression, a marriage that came with physical beatings, and plastic surgery to look younger. The reader is offered honest appraisals for jump-starting their way back to wellness and a life with purpose. This book includes start-up activities, how to do self-assessments and planning tips; all presented in a humorous and honest way.