TUNA BREATH sample (Chapter 2)

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Here is another TUNA BREATH sample–an excerpt of chapter 2: Don’t Be an Oxymoron. This chapter outlines how I got superfat as a kid and what it was like for me as an obese teenager. I really struggled …

TUNA BREATH is at the printer; Doug Pedersen is a published author!

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My friends at Balboa Press sent me a “Congratulations Email” today.  Tuna Breath’s cover and interior proofs have been approved by the production staff and the files have been sent to the printer for preparation (say that 3x …

TUNA BREATH is almost ready for print!

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I received the “interior proof” for Tuna Breath — that’s the draft version of what the inside pages of the book will look like.  I absolutely love it.  The people at Balboa Press are doing an amazing job, …

The BIG reveal! (TUNA BREATH’s final cover design is ready)

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After all the back and forth, all the polling, all the sweat and tears (not really) from the graphic designer at Balboa Press: Tuna Breath’s face is finished.  Here’s the cover (front and back) that will go to …

HELP ME pick a book cover!

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HELP ME pick a book cover!

Tuna Breath is nearly ready for print and I need your help picking a book cover. These pics are the 3 options. If you would, please be bold in your comments and …

Writing from your soul (Hay House conference)

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I had the pleasure of attending a great writing conference over the weekend.  It was in Denver, Colorado at the Brown Palace and hosted by Hay House, the big publisher of self help books.  The subject was “Writing …

Writing update

(from my journal: 2/25/2013)

Haven’t written in my journal in ages. Looking back through it today was very interesting. My thoughts over the last few years of writing have drifted from focusing on TUNA BREATH to wondering how well it …

4 Steps To Perfect Health

Have you ever said yourself, or heard an adult that’s overweight say, things like “I’m battling with my weight” or “I have a weight problem?”

I, for one, sure have—especially when people find out that I lost 125 pounds in …

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Who is TUNA BREATH’s audience?

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I’ve always believed that Tuna Breath has a wide appeal and therefore a wide audience base.  However, everything that I’ve learned about publishing a book suggests that writers start with the reader in mind … so, writing with …

TUNA BREATH Table of Contents (AHA! I can now finish my book!)

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I finally have the final chapters outlined for Tuna Breath.  The new, and final, direction for how to close the book literally came to me as I sat down to write earlier this week.  I love writing; it …

Balboa Press is Selected to Publish TUNA BREATH: A 275-Pound Teenager’s Coming Of Age Story | By Doug Pedersen

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It’s finally time to finish Tuna Breath once and for all.  It’s been months since I’ve done any serious writing.  Actually, it’s been longer.  My time has been devoted to my other business and raising Andrew, and he …

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you’re probably aware that obesity rates in America have increased in the last 20 years. In 2009 the CDC reported that state obesity rates were largely between 20%-30%. Only Colorado …

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GOT PMA(?): How To Manifest A Positive Mental Attitude With Little Victories

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Do you have PMA?  …All the time?  …No matter what?  …Really?  If you answered “No!” to any of these, please read on.

PMA simply stands for Positive Mental Attitude.  Maybe you think of it as an …

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Lost Your Inspiration

A Conversation With ObesityBeater

Question: 23-year old obese female
” What I’m asking is, what do you do to keep yourself going, especially on the sluggish days when you don’t wanna move or can’t get outside due to the weather? …

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BMR: Why The Best Weight Loss Strategy Starts With Understanding Metabolism (3 of 3)

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In articles one and two of this series we talked about Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and why “knowing BMR” is an essential element of any successful weight loss strategy.  Despite the boring definitions and road trip metaphors, we’re …

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