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Author Debra Taylor Talks About Her Past & First Three Books | Now That's Just Stupid - Weight What? Book Tour | Nonfiction Self-Help

Now That's Just Stupid - Weight What? by Debra Taylor  is on virtual book tour.  The self-help nonfiction stops at Readeropo...

Now That's Just Stupid - Weight What? by Debra Taylor is on virtual book tour. 

The self-help nonfiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post and an excerpt. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Where were you born and first three books?

I was born and raised in Anderson, IN before moving to Indianapolis in my early twenties. Indy has since become home with my four rescue dogs and 13 year old son. I had no intention of every being a writer or author depending on what label is presented is given to me. I simply write. No attention to proper adjectives or prepesitions or sentence structure, just write.  I learned as a pre-tween to write my feelings instead of expressing them as that has always gotten me into trouble. Now, my words between pages seem to do the same thing at times. My internal push is addressing horrific pain and turning it into a purpose. Pulling the lesson from the ashes and then passing on the knowledge to those who have yet to learn. In my childhood years, people and families were seemingly trained not to speak about the un-speakables such as family secrets, dysfunctions and issues that would tarnish the family name. My need to break generational curses couldn’t follow those guidelines. Family pain and rejection caused me to move from everyone I knew and all I had known to the only city I knew how to drive to at my age. I made it a home that no one could take from me. The years of poor choices, unsightly places and situations and experiences I should have never survived became my norm for several decades. Then my world shattered. I broke.  And, my friend from years past – pen and paper- arrived and I started my journey.

MY first book: “Living Life from Pain to Purpose” is 64 short stories [5 pages each] of many of life challenges followed by a recap of questions that need to be answered at the end of each one. I documented the journey of healing and six months later had my first book on Amazon.

Second book: “Love Letters to God” shares a journey of letters that I wrote to God about the man I believed He brought to me and then took away. The shattered pieces, the lessons learned and the healing of the heart followed. This three-hundred page book took four weeks from the time I picked up the pen and it was on Amazon.

Finally my current and as far as I believe, my last book: “Weight, WHAT?” My catalyst and greatest pain becomes the focus of my life’s work and purpose. The horrendous life of morbid obesity internally and externally is synthesized along with a realistic way to address food and solve life issues. Obese individuals do not have a problem with food – clearly we don’t. We have “problems” and we go to food to: cope, bury, hide, numb, escape and to hold ourselves together when the issues underneath become unbearable.

My first book allowed me to heal my childhood issues; my second allowed me to heal my heart and my third allows my purpose to grow, shine and be lived out for the rest of my life.

Now That's Just Stupid: Weight, What?
By Debra Taylor
Genre: Self-Help

The F-Word: A three letter word that carries the greatest impact to the deepest void inside the soul…Fat there I said it.Just the word alone makes every hurt, pain, failure or haunting memory rise to the surface and food is the only thing that will quiet the storm.You don’t have a problem with food! You have problems, issues, behaviors and you go to food. There is a big difference!WEIGHT, What? is the third release in the Now That’s Just Stupid, Inc. book series. It’s a journey through real weight loss using regular, every day foods only this time you will solve the issues and keep the food. No one should tell you what to eat, what not to eat or how much to eat. YOU know how to do that! What you don’t know is how to solve the reasons why you overeat. Healthy foods and exercise didn’t make you fat and they won’t make you thin UNTIL you face the emotional issues underneath the weight. This book will show you how to use your food to guide you toward your C.O.R.E. issues and take the steps to solve them.

Author, Debra Taylor has battled obesity since childhood topping out at almost 400 pounds before learning to manage her adiction to food. She now holds a Masters of Science with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis and a Ph.D. In Psychology, with an emphasis in addiction. Her specialty is working with clients who struggle with behavioral or emotional eating before, during and after their weight loss. She has traveled nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker and was Director over several hospital surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. While working with tousands of obese individuals she designed the meaning behind food groups that explain and solve emotional eating while teaching people to lose weight eating regular every day foods.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


o·be·si·ty| /ōˈbēsədē/   noun

1. a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body

2. a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease

My definitions:

a sole sentence that enforces one to cater to societal beliefs that you are lazy with no willpower or motivation to achieve their level of attractiveness or health standards

4. a public visual aid of every heartbreak, pain and broken piece of life that you were given or forced to consume

You are not your weight. Just the sound of the word fat brings an internal embarrassment of shame that pulls anger or humiliation to the surface instantaneously. Every time we hear that word, we often lash out at anything in our pathway or bury the enormous burden of self-loathing with more food. Either way, the cycle continues to the point that our familiar realization is a variety of honest assessments such as I don’t know what’s wrong. I can’t stop. No matter how many diets I have done, it’s inevitable that I will put it all the weight back on and then some.

My response is always: Are you done now? You see, I’ve been in your shoes too many times, and I will not let you stay defeated unless you choose to remain overweight. It is a choice, not a destiny. Weight, WHAT? is going to unfold all your baggage and solve it this time. You will experience every emotion imaginable before you reach your goal weight. It will be hard. You will want to run or worse yet, quit again. But if you stay, you will know who and what caused your obesity, {and it wasn’t food}, and the practical steps to break the addiction, of using food, to cope with a life you were not born to live. This is called “doing the work” and I, for one, know you are worth it!


  1. This book sounds really interesting. Visiting you from the traffic jam wkend linky.

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a great weekend and keep jammin' :)

  2. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  3. Debra, how wonderful that you've conquered it and have gone on to earn the qualifications that enable you to help so many others! Wishing you all the best. #TrafficJamWeekend

    1. It's great to see motivational stories. I hope the book will be a source of inspiration for others. Thanks for stopping by the post. Have a great weekend and keep jammin' :)

  4. The book sounds awesome! Wishing you luck with the tour.

  5. I like the cover. Very eye catching.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  6. The book cover is definitely an eye catcher.

  7. The cover is rather unsettling.

  8. The book looks great! The cover is interesting
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley c

  9. The cover looks very interesting

  10. I am not sure about the cover....but definitely eye catching. As for you and your weight struggles over the years....congratulations on all you have succeeded and for sharing your story and talents with writing.

  11. I am very interested in this subject.

  12. I just love it and am really can't wait to read!

    Tracy Shafer

  13. i really like the cover and the book looks really interesting

  14. I am super intrigued about the book. The cover just adds to the interest.

  15. where did you earn your bachelors masters and phd?


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