New Humorous Book on Healthy Living – Just 19 Years in the Making

Love food but hate your weight? Find inspiration from a woman who persevered through nineteen years of negative body image and diet setbacks, but kept her sense of humor and came out on top.

New Humorous Book on Healthy Living – Just 19 Years in the Making
White Plains, NY, May 02, 2018 --( In 1998, Mary T. Prenon vowed to lose fifty pounds no matter how long it took. Nineteen years later, she finally achieved her goal and is ready to share her story with the world.

The Westchester County, NY resident has just completed her first book, “I’m Lazy and I Love to Eat,” a short, inspirational yet humorous account of her almost two-decade struggle to drop the weight and get in shape. Portion control, negative body image, and the allure of countless fad diets were just a few of the hurdles she had to overcome. Sudden employment changes, the deaths of her father, godmother, and lifelong best friend, plus everyday stress caused many frustrating weight regains, but through it all she never gave up.

Prenon tells her story with laugh-out-loud relatability and heartbreaking honesty. In some chapters, she includes lightly disparaging poetry about her weight, which she wrote through the years. Most chapters conclude with a list of helpful hints, including how to stay motivated, find the right gym, make healthy eating choices and deal with inevitable setbacks. She ends the book with personal recommendations for easy-prep meals and a summarizing list of dos and don’ts.

“Basically, it’s the true-life story of a middle-aged woman who was determined to shed the pounds and get in shape – no matter what,” said Prenon. “It also includes lots of true funny stories, photos and some good solid advice on what to do and how to do it.”

“I’m Lazy and I Love to Eat” is available now at and

Prenon holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from Temple University and has written nearly a thousand newspaper and magazine articles throughout her life. She has a background in broadcast and print news, and currently works full time as Communications Director for a Realtor® Association in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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