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  1. Monica, thank you! Iโ€™ve gained so much wisdom from you and confidence during our coaching calls. My goal is to transform my thinking about food and my body โ€” your book has also been a great resource.

    1. Thank you so much, Deb! Love hearing that and have absolutely enjoyed getting to know you. You do so much for so many people, you inspire me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aloha-

  2. Thanks so much for all these amazing support options! One of my goals for this year is โ€œdone with diets – lifestyle insteadโ€ which fits in nicely with your book!

  3. Kerstin Stevens says:

    I would sincerely love to read your book, Monica! Thank you!

  4. Have followed you for years! As a professional in parent education, I find your insight and knowledge useful when adding to my strategy toolbox.
    I am a great example of do as I say, not as I do when it comes to talking to families about self care… sigh.
    Keep up the great work and good luck with the new adventures!

  5. Love this idea! I always take time out to read your insightful and encouraging posts. Thank you.

  6. Hi Monica! I don’t need a book- already have my copy! Just want to say thanks for this and Happy New Year!
    PS-Any speaking engagements in the Chicago area coming up?

  7. Iโ€™d love to win! Thank you!

  8. Love all the resources you share in this post. I’m definitely interested in lowering my cholesterol (which has been “high” all my life) and could stand to drop 15-20 pounds. I’m definitely heading over to join the Skinny Friends fb page and checking out your brother-in-law’s website also.
    Thanks again for sharing the resources and so much of your life and thoughts with us. โ˜บ๏ธ
    (Love your book The Secret of Your Naturally Skinny Friends and am very interested in the Thought Diet too. Thanks for offering the giveaway in addition to sharing all these resources.)

  9. Katie Washburn says:

    This all sounds so wonderful! My goal is to be consistent in moving everyday, even if it’s just a quick walk around the neighborhood with the kiddos! I feel SO much better when I’m active and I have let that slip a bit.

  10. Valerie Talbert says:

    You are awesome! I would love to read your book. Always appreciate your insight and inspiration! Happy 2019 to you and your beautiful family!

  11. Kate Finn says:

    I have a weight loss goal for the new year. First, I just want to pull off the extra “Holidays” weight, but I would like to lose some additional weight off of that to help increase my confidence and maybe even get back into the dating game. Hope everyone has a happy new year!

  12. Deb Whitesel says:

    Ive been wanting to read your book for sometime now, but have been so busy caring for my family that I’ve still not purchased it. Need to shed the extra pounds I’ve put on during menopause so I can keep up with my Grandbabies!!

  13. Hi friend,
    You are anninspiration to so many. Keep up the great work.

  14. Really looking forward to join the FB group and learn more!

  15. Cynthia Shobe says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas and support. Ironically, one of my “changes” (instead of resolution, seems more attainable if I call it that) this year is to pray more and turn to God for strength, encouragement and support. The “30 Day Thought Diet” sounds just like what I need. Thanks for your continued words of wisdom ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Stacey Rohen says:

    Looking forward to the facebook group challenge starting on Monday. Thanks for all your good advice and wisdom!

  17. Melissa Nesit says:

    Thank you, Monica for the honest and relevant content. I would love to read your book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Andrea Quinn says:

    So excited to join this group and have a healthier new year!

  19. Cindy Masucci says:

    I feel like I’ve hit a “rut” with my routine of trying to loss weigh. I’m exploring new ideas to make 2019 my year to get into better shape!! I’m looking forward learning more about your “Secrets of Your Naturally Skinny Friends” that incorporates both spiritual and healthy ways to help do this! Thank you!

  20. Thank you for all your great information! The older I get (upper 40’s), the more I see a direct correlation between the sugar I eat and the weight I gain. The weight is creeping up and I need to be more proactive at keeping the sugar (and weight) away. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  21. Wow, Monica, sounds like youโ€™ve been busy! I would like to join the secrets of your skinny friends group. I have read my e copy three or four times now. Itโ€™s very inspiring! Right now my husband and I are doing the Daniel fast with our church. That is building all kinds of character here! And I am continuing my goals of 12,000 steps or more a day!

  22. Iโ€™m focusing on overall health and balance. 1) Spiritually 2) Physically 3) Relationally 4) Financially 5) Emotionally
    Making it a lifestyle.

  23. Andrea Thompson says:

    I cant wait to read your book so hopefully I’ll be a winner – haha
    I struggle with daily food choices and find myself always thinking of food as a punishment but instead I want to focus on other things so I can enjoy the right foods and not stress over them daily and show my family that food is fun and yummy and healthy. I joined your Facebook group and CANT WAIT as I think this will be a HUGE turn in the right direction for me that I have been searching for:) I have followed you for awhile and love getting your emails as you inspire and motivate me as I have 2 boys so I LOVE your advice and struggles as they are real for all of us. THANKS again for all you give and inspire as being a mom, wife, provider and friend isn’t always easy. Cant wait to read your book!!

  24. Denise Villena-Hall says:

    Turning 50 this year ๐Ÿ˜ณ and iโ€™ve Found my weight creeping up the last two years. I donโ€™t need to be skinny, but am working towards healthier and stronger. Iโ€™m trying to lean into God, knowing I canโ€™t do this by myself, and truly want to honor Him by taking better care of the body He gave me.

  25. Renee Marcacci says:

    Hi Monica!
    Some of my health goals this year consist of continuing my steady journey with weight loss and toning. I just turned 50 in December and have been doing a little exercise every night/day, eating smaller portions, very little cheese, and drinking half my body weight, in ounces, of water.
    So far I have gone down 10lbs.
    I did request to join the Skinny Friends Study group and then realized that you need the book to do the group. I do not have the book.
    I really enjoy reading your newsletter, Monica. Myself, I have one teenaged boy – 14. His name is Mattux and I can honestly say that I have gained wisdom and insight into the life of a teenage boy and mothering one through your writings.
    Thank you!
    Renee Marcacci

  26. Great info! Thank you!