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Weight: 186 – Party in PastaQueen’s fat pants!

186, baby!

After 770 days this blog has finally earned its name. Half of me is gone! I’m just glad I didn’t go with the James Bond villain method and cut myself down the middle with a laser beam. It would have been quicker, but I’d have lost my depth perception and halved my typing speed .

The fastest way to lose half your weight will always be with PhotoShop

Everyone is invited to a virtual party in my fat pants! Trust me, there’s room for everyone. Below is the money picture. It was difficult to take because I used my camera timer, so I had to hop across my kitchen and pivot around and smile in under 10 seconds. However, I am now prepared for the Potato Sack Race World Championships, if ever they should be held. If all the fat bloggers ever get together, we should hold a sack race in our fat pants.

Fat pants

Even if I end up bouncing back up next week, I can now honestly say there was a time in my life when I lost half my body weight. Only another 26 pounds to go!

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zelda • February 24, 2007 at 9:38 am

holy crap! congrats! :)


Debbi • February 24, 2007 at 9:46 am

I am soooo happy for you! Party on, PQ! Your half-of-you photo is awesome.


Ali • February 24, 2007 at 9:49 am

Wooohoooo! Congratulations!!!

Love the pants photo :D


sorcha • February 24, 2007 at 9:51 am

How cute are YOU! Congratulations, honey — as a young woman, you have quite literally saved your life (not just your health). Go forth and shop.


Susie • February 24, 2007 at 9:56 am

Mad cheering – wow!!!! Wonderful picture, too. what joy!


Nienuh • February 24, 2007 at 10:02 am

What a great picture, you smiling so happy, after bouncing around the room. Great work!


dg • February 24, 2007 at 10:04 am

freaking BRILLIANT pq!!!! congratulations :) you look fantastic.


Lora • February 24, 2007 at 10:04 am

This is amazing! Congratulations…your continued hard work has paid off!


Zanitta • February 24, 2007 at 10:07 am

CONGRATULATIONS! I totally accept your party invitation, I will be there as soon as I can fit into the other side of your fat pants :)


Lynette • February 24, 2007 at 10:09 am

I breathlessly waited for this page to load, wondering if TODAY WAS THE DAY!! IT IS! IT IS!

Congratulations, you so deserve it! And I hope the book makes millions!

OK, onward to those last few pesky pounds . . .


Debbie • February 24, 2007 at 10:11 am

Congratulations!You should be proud of yourself.


Carrie • February 24, 2007 at 10:13 am

Way to go! Congratulations!


Anne • February 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

OMG! You look fabulous!! Congrats, you are such an inspiration.


Manie • February 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

I have been a long time lurker from Day 1 – never posted before today- I think (LOL). I just had to say you look AMAZING. GREAT JOB!!!


karaokekitty • February 24, 2007 at 10:25 am

Congrats! That is sooooo awesome! The pics are very striking – you really have lost half of yourself! Great job! You are an inspiration!!!


Roz • February 24, 2007 at 10:27 am

Wow! This is just sooooo awesome! I am incredibly proud of you, words are actually failing me…

Keep on doing what you are doing now, and the rest will practically take care of themselves!


Rah • February 24, 2007 at 10:34 am

You did it! Heartiest congratulations! And a book! And 160 exclamation points! And you earned every one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rah • February 24, 2007 at 10:36 am

oops, that was supposed to be 186 exclamation points. Here are the rest: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Aunt Annette • February 24, 2007 at 10:37 am



Mymsie • February 24, 2007 at 10:44 am

Oh my lord – CONGRATS!! You’ve worked SO hard! What an INCREDIBLE accomplishment – GO YOU!!


Kala • February 24, 2007 at 10:51 am

You look really cute in the leg of those pants. I hope you don’t ever quit celebrating. What an accomplishment.


Debbie • February 24, 2007 at 11:03 am

You look beautiful. Congratulations!


Ros • February 24, 2007 at 11:04 am




v'ron • February 24, 2007 at 11:10 am

Wow! Don’t take this the wrong way, but the pic looks like one of those “A-MAY-ZING weight loss in JUST 30 DAYS” ads.

Back up a minute: you did it the right way, and its STILL AMAZING!

You look great, and as I’ve commented before, not just your body. Your face, your writing, it ALL looks great.


Mark • February 24, 2007 at 11:24 am

Cute shirt.


Ann-Charlotte Jansson • February 24, 2007 at 11:37 am

Woohoo, fantastic! I am a big fan of yours and I admire your wit and your fighting spirit. Losing half one’s body weight is definitely a big achievement. I liked the picture of the skinny you in you fat pants. :D


cindy • February 24, 2007 at 11:45 am

Wow, congrats! I just recently found your blog; you are such an inspiration!


f • February 24, 2007 at 11:50 am

you look SOOOOO CUTE, PQ! You are like this adorable lanky smiley athletic little thing!!



Kalyn • February 24, 2007 at 11:52 am

Wow, you look fantastic. What a wonderful photo. I’m so happy for you. (And I do agree with the commenter who said “Go forth and shop!)


Jules • February 24, 2007 at 11:53 am

How fabulous! Many many congratulations. You must be dancing with joy!


kitmouse • February 24, 2007 at 11:59 am

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so impressed by you! The mental image of you desperately hopping across the kitchen, trying to beat the timer, made me giggle hard. You motivate and cheer me every day, but THIS day is even more special. :)


Joy • February 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm

That is one gorgeous picture! Half-of-you makes a pretty damned spectacular whole-of-you!Congratulations… oh my god, I’m actually welling up with tears of happiness for you! This is so great!!


BrightAngel • February 24, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Congratulations. You look terrific.

ALL my clothes are now size 6 petite, but you ALMOST make me wish I had kept one pair of my old size 26 + pants to take such a picture.


Hilly • February 24, 2007 at 12:02 pm

You, my dear, get my biggest, baddest, loudest, most heartfelt “WOOHOO CARROTS!” ever!

You look like a total skinny person. How amazing are you?


Brother #1 • February 24, 2007 at 12:35 pm



Janice Bridge • February 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm

Horray hoorryaaa W00t W00t . . . loud noise making . . .

and a delightful photo. . . thanks for hopping across your floor to do it. . . .Someday there will be a convention of those who can fit into one leg of their fat pants and we will hold the race!!


Shana • February 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm

You are an inspiration! Way to go!


anji • February 24, 2007 at 12:53 pm

I love the shirt too! You must love buying clothes a little more than before, eh? I hate buying clothes when I’m fat, but thank God for Penningtons… (kinda like layne bryant i guess)… we only started getting them a few years ago, I have no idea how I survived as a fat chick before then….

Good job on the lose!


CHristine • February 24, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Congrats!! You look so happy! Like an 186 lb has been lifted! Inspiring!! You should by one of those trendy new red Gap shirts that say “Inspi(red)”….. Keep going!! :-)


diva • February 24, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Congrats! Such an accomplishment!


Rosemary Grace • February 24, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Hooray! Well done! I love the idea of potato-sack races in fat pants.


lucy • February 24, 2007 at 1:29 pm

wonderful! X


r • February 24, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Wow, PQ, you are really, really, really looking good. Look at your tiny torso!! The diff between even 190 and this 186 pic is startling. You must be working out a lot.



Patty • February 24, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Way to go pastaqueen! And you got to 1/2 way on my bday….wooohoooo! You look great in your big pants, that’s go awesome.


drina • February 24, 2007 at 1:58 pm

wow, i am soo happy for you! congratulations!


JEM • February 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Amazing! I am so thrilled for you! Congrats!


metamorphose • February 24, 2007 at 2:20 pm



enid • February 24, 2007 at 2:30 pm

fantastic! congratulations, you look fab!


Melissa • February 24, 2007 at 2:44 pm

I figured this would be the perfect time to stop lurking and comment!

Congratulations! You’ve come so far, and that picture of you in your old pants is breathtaking…you look so happy (and great).


Mary Christine • February 24, 2007 at 2:59 pm

That is freaking awesome and incredible and thanks for showing us all! I love the mental image of you hopping across the kitchen to take the pic.


psychsarah • February 24, 2007 at 3:25 pm

I was so pleased for you when I opened your blog today. I made my family come and look at the picture of you in your big pants-you look amazing. I’m inspired to keep working toward my goal, especially since I got so much joy out of seeing you reach this incredible milestone! Party on Pastaqueen!!


jen • February 24, 2007 at 3:41 pm

You look so relaxed for just finishing your qualifier for the Olympic Fat Pants Sack Race. You look beautiful and happy too. Congratulations on making your blog title come true. :)


charity • February 24, 2007 at 3:56 pm

You Go Girl!


lulu • February 24, 2007 at 3:58 pm

You look so elegant and graceful (perhaps not what a kick-boxer wants to hear, but still)and cool and confident. I have never been so happy for someone I don’t actually know!


Chris H • February 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm

YOU ARE BLOODY FANTASTIC! I have half of me pants like that too, though I didn’t quite lose half of me, I was about 8 pounds off it.


vickie • February 24, 2007 at 4:12 pm

Your pants picture will look fabulous in your book! My girls (ages 9 and 13) LOVE your twirling progress pictures – they get on and play all the time! congrats on your 1/2 body weight loss!!!!!!


YP • February 24, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Well done, and fantastic photo!


Marilyn • February 24, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Sooooo wonderful! Congratulations. You’ve done a fantastic job. All the best words have already been used.


Kate • February 24, 2007 at 4:40 pm

You look so adorable (and TINY) in that last picture – congratulations!


Elizabeth • February 24, 2007 at 5:25 pm

You look fantastic – not only because of your weight loss but because you look so darn happy! Congratulations.


mo pie • February 24, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Yay!!! Congratulations!!


Jenny • February 24, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Congrats!!!! You look so awesome, I can’t believe there’s another 26 extra pounds on you!


Lori W. • February 24, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Congratulations! You worked hard at this and I love, love, the picture!


F • February 24, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Wow! You’re great! Congratulations!!!


kalmia • February 24, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Let me join the chorus and say congratulations. You look wonderful!


Anne • February 24, 2007 at 8:04 pm

You go, girl! What a fabulous and inspiring accomplishment!


Sue • February 24, 2007 at 8:09 pm



Annie • February 24, 2007 at 8:51 pm

Wow you look amazing!! Congrats!


Marshmallow • February 24, 2007 at 9:11 pm

Congratulations! LOVE the photo of you in your old pants; what a great way to demonstrate how bloody far you have come. You are my idol. *worship*


Kathy W. • February 24, 2007 at 9:21 pm

Congratulations!! You look adorable!! You will be a veritable goddess at 160.


Jeni • February 24, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Wowowowowow! You look so amazing! Congratulations!


Sugar Mouse In The Rain • February 24, 2007 at 11:43 pm

Congrats :) keep it up.


Melissa • February 24, 2007 at 11:48 pm

Words fail me. When I grow up I wanna be just like you. Congratulations!!!!


Samiam • February 24, 2007 at 11:59 pm

whoo hoo!!!! congrats!I’m incrediably happy for you!!!Yea Pasta Queen!!!


AnaBell • February 25, 2007 at 12:56 am

wow! wow! wow! Congratulations on your hard job. I’m very proud of you so I can only imagine how proud you are of yourself. You look great, specially that big smile on your face.


Karen • February 25, 2007 at 1:43 am

Fantastic!!! I love the grin on your face…


Lynn • February 25, 2007 at 1:56 am

Wow, I’m really happy for you (and a feeling a wee bit of envy.) But mostly happy.

I love the expression on your face, you’ve so earned this.


jae • February 25, 2007 at 2:35 am

Holy Crap! You have done so awesome!!! Good for you, Skinny Minnie!! ~j


debbie • February 25, 2007 at 3:47 am

wow… you are the coolest pasta queen!!!


Jess • February 25, 2007 at 4:33 am

okay…you *SO* totally R-O-C-K!!!!!

I am excited for you beyond belief, and gotta tell you that this is one >>astouding feat


Marie • February 25, 2007 at 6:13 am

Abso-frakin-lootely FANTASTIC!!!! I’m doin’ the HAPPY DANCE for you!


Andrea • February 25, 2007 at 8:27 am

What a wondeful day! You must be so proud. I know I’m inspired and impressed. Keep up the fantastic work!


summer • February 25, 2007 at 11:28 am

you know, I could be wrong, but am I the only one who thinks PQ looks SO much healthier than people who lose through WLS?

You don’t have that turkey neck, drained look some peep who lose that way do. You look like you’ve never been fat. You just look really young and lanky and lean and healthy.


Isabelle • February 25, 2007 at 3:26 pm

You look lovely. Congratulations.


Julia • February 25, 2007 at 4:28 pm

You look great. I hope we get the glam photos when you get to your goal weight.


Judith in NYC • February 25, 2007 at 4:40 pm

You look fabulous!!!! (Imagine the accent.)


Megan • February 25, 2007 at 5:13 pm

I’m thrilled to join you for a party in your fat pants! But, I guess I probably shouldn’t bring a celebratory cake, should I?

This was the perfect day for me to see this amazingly lovely picture. I needed your inspiration today, and this picture did it like nothing else ever could! I am so incredibly proud of you. Strange to say that to someone I don’t know. I keep telling myself, “If Pasta Queen could do it, then I can too!!!”


leora • February 25, 2007 at 5:16 pm

You’re so cool! I’m so happy for you. You’ve worked so hard.


Gloria • February 25, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Yeah, you did it! I’m so happy for you. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and have been anticipating this moment. Now you out and buy some new clothes as a treat to yourself. You have earned it.


bazu • February 25, 2007 at 7:28 pm


you look fantastic!

congratulations. =D


the veggie paparazzo • February 25, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Wow, that is awesome.


Trixie Belden • February 25, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Let me add to the tons of well wishers by saying Congratulations! If you can accomplish this, you can accomplish ANYTHING you can dream of! :)


Ezpy • February 25, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said a 100 times already, but damn, you look amazing! I’m so so happy for you!

And yeah, I think the fat pants race is a plan and a half.


sweettalker • February 25, 2007 at 11:21 pm

gorgyyyyyy!!!! im so happy for you.


MonicaMay • February 26, 2007 at 1:22 am

I screamed with delight when I read this!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Buy yourself some shoes !


Mars • February 26, 2007 at 2:09 am

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! You deserve all of it.


english muffin top • February 26, 2007 at 6:28 am



dee • February 26, 2007 at 9:55 am

good for you! what an awesome accomplishment – and what an inspiration for us all ! you deserve every pound – keep up the great work!


dee • February 26, 2007 at 9:56 am

good for you! what an awesome accomplishment – you deserve it! keep up the great work!


dee • February 26, 2007 at 9:57 am

disregard my first post, i was in a brain blurb and hit post by accident


Grumpy Chair • February 26, 2007 at 10:15 am

Great Job! You look super great!


afinebalance • February 26, 2007 at 10:18 am

What an awesome effort! I’m sure you feel great in all kinds of ways. Congratulations and I know the last 26 will follow soon :-)


Teresa • February 26, 2007 at 10:27 am

One word…….AMAZING. All the best for continued success!


spacedcowgirl • February 26, 2007 at 10:33 am

You look AWESOME–I almost can’t believe you still need to lose 26 lbs., you look so thin. Way to go!!! What a huge accomplishment!!


Ellen • February 26, 2007 at 11:52 am

WOW! What an incredible achievement. Thank you PG for being such an inspiration. Your discipline is just intoxicating. Your wonderful photo’s will have me smiling all day long……..thank you for that


Bree • February 26, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Okay, since I’m comment #106 there’s a chance you may not even read this, but just in case CONGRATS!!!! You look awesome. We’re all so proud! I’m down 3 lbs and managed to wash the dirt off my exercise ball and get it IN the house. Baby steps for me. I’ve got to get with the program.

Wow! You are an inspiration to so many. I personally want to say Thank you so much! -Bree


Cleo • February 26, 2007 at 12:07 pm

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! This is my first post, but I have been a fan for a while. Hopefully I will have a picture like that next year; you’ve certainly inspired me to believe it can be done from a position of humor, positivity and perserverance, and for that I thank you. Way to go honey; you deserve the accolades, better life and hopefully a spot on the NYT bestseller list!


Tiff • February 26, 2007 at 12:33 pm

YAHOO! YOU LOOK AMAZING! Congrats on dividing yourself by two!


amyt • February 26, 2007 at 1:37 pm

congrats on living up to your title. it’s practically epic. look out odysseus.


Erica • February 26, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Awesome! You look amazing!


Azucar • February 26, 2007 at 3:17 pm

I never comment, but love your blog. I had to congratulate you! An incredible journey and I’m glad we got to follow along.



Miz Booshay • February 26, 2007 at 3:20 pm

I am very happy for you.

You’ve done it!!!

You are my inspiration!


Janice Bridge • February 26, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Heheheh You Go Girl! this will be comment 113 – my guess is that this post has garnered the MOST comments of any in the history of your blog!

This is the on-line party we have all been anticipating!

After we enjoyed your post in the fat girl pants, and relished the idea of the fat pants sack races, I posed for my husband in a similar pair of pants. . . .may get around to sending it to you soon.



erin • February 26, 2007 at 4:51 pm

You really do look amazing.


Rebekah • February 26, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Congrats you look awesome! What an inspiration!


ky_expatriate • February 26, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Congratulations, sweetie! Loki and I are so, so proud of you and everything you’ve achieved! Go buy yourself some celebration clothes!


Shrinkingmom • February 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm

You just might end up with 186 congratulatory comments!

Congratulations on achieving this milestone! You rock!


blest • February 26, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Outstanding! Congratulations!

Behold. You. Rocketh!


Jenna • February 26, 2007 at 9:27 pm

OK, so you’re not going to post again until you get 186 comments. I’ll join the ranks! You rock.


Melissa T. • February 26, 2007 at 10:22 pm

Dang it! You make me wish I had saved some “fat pants” instead of being so eager to rid myself of the larger clothes so I couldn’t go back there!

Oh, yeah, congratulations!


Rachel • February 26, 2007 at 10:46 pm

I have been trying and trying to find motivation to lose weight b/c I am a 26 year old mother of 3 and I am “almost a diabetic” and my cholesterol is awful and I have a heart condition. You are truly an inspiration. You are SO brave for doing this blog!


Sarah • February 26, 2007 at 10:51 pm

That is SO COOL. I am really proud of you. That’s really really really awesome.


Country Chicken • February 26, 2007 at 11:11 pm

And the sky opened up and the angels sang… Congratulations on reaching your Holy Grail! Thank you for sharing your joy, pain, and photos for the past 3+ years. That picture of you with your gorgeous smile is priceless. I am very proud of you and wish you continued success on your wonderful quest. Your story is a gift to all your supporters who have followed you on your journey.


LeeAnn • February 26, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Congrats! What an inspiration to us all!


LyndaL • February 27, 2007 at 8:38 am

Came over here from Mel’s place (Shrinking Mom) and….wow! What an inspiration. Might have to go back and read your archives now! Congratulations!!!!


LLA • February 27, 2007 at 8:44 am

What an amazing and wonderful accomplishment! Lots and lots of congratulations to you for this amazing result of all your hard work! (You can tell that I’m genuinely thrilled for you, since I’m getting all exclamation point-y….)

Your “fat girl” pants never looked better on you! :)


PJ • February 27, 2007 at 9:54 am

I hope it doesn’t freak you out to have a whole bunch of strangers congratulating you on your marvelous success, but we are all just so darn Impressed. Way to go! I hope to wear my fat pants like that someday.


picklemommy • February 27, 2007 at 10:37 am

yay you! what happy news for your mind and your body. congrats.


Eleonore • February 27, 2007 at 12:28 pm

OK, this is going to sound really weird, but I’ll share anyway…

So my friend and I do Reiki on each other. She’s a level up from me and kind talented in the weird, unscientific, unbelievable intuition/6th sense sort of way. (Incidentally, my training, education, and perspective is that of a scientist, so sometimes my professional ideas most certainly conflict/interact interestingly with my personal/spiritual ideas.)

So the other day she’s giving me Reiki, which involves putting her hands on different energy spots on my body, and I notice she keeps going back to my heart, as if to check on something. I’m getting nervous and thinking she’s “feeling” that I have a disease or something. But when she’s done, she tells me that, whenever she went over my heart, she got this “vision” of me just being BUFF. BUFF and STACKED and CURVY were the words she used, and she was saying that in the “vision” I looked really happy and healthy, and I was telling her about some guy I was dating. And the sense she got was that this was something I really wanted, and something that was not as hard as I was making it–that it was like I was putting myself into a big, fat suit of armor, and I didn’t have to be in there anymore. She drew me a picture of that “vision” me.

I guess I share that because this picture of you gave me the same reaction as this “vision” and picture of me. It’s like there you are, happy and free, and you don’t have your fat coat of arms anymore, because you don’t need it. It kind of shocks me that this can be done. I know there’s a number of people who are happy and healthy with their fat, and that’s really great for them, but I’m not one of those people, not really. And it helps to see that there’s people out there who did change themselves, slowly and sensibly. And it’s weird, because honestly I’ve felt tinges of jealousy and envy each time I’ve read your blog, but this picture provoked neither, really. It was just sort of wonderful and shocking and heartbreaking all at the same time. So thanks.


Jennifer • February 27, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Wow! Now I’m going to have to go back and read through your blog to see how you did it! Way to go!


Tammy • February 27, 2007 at 2:07 pm

HAD to delurk and say, “YOU ROCK!!!!!!”


Jenna • February 27, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Also delurking to say, CONGRATULATIONS!


Rachael • February 28, 2007 at 5:46 am


Wow! I have been reading your blog for quite a while now 6 months or so and I am thrilled for you! You have encouraged me to start loosing my excess weight. Thanks



Dolley • February 28, 2007 at 9:54 am

^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v This is me, doing the Happy Dance for you. How inspiring to see someone (that would be you) make her own “good luck!” Congratulations!!! and more Happy Dancing for you ^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v


Tater • March 1, 2007 at 12:51 am

Been a lurker here for months but just had to post to say congrats on an awesome achievement PQ!


chosha • March 1, 2007 at 6:16 am

You look great! I can’t imagine how you could have 26 pounds still to lose.


Laura I. • March 1, 2007 at 9:56 am

You look incredible. Way to go. Keep it up. You are such an inspiration!


Kim • March 3, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Wow, you look so totally hot. You are amazing. I can’t wait to buy and read your book!


karrie • March 5, 2007 at 7:46 am


This is truly inspirational. I just restarted last week, so I’m adding you to my links and will be back when I feel the need to eat something naughty.

You look fantastic and I bet you feel even better!


Elise • March 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm

Perhaps I need to invest in home internet after all, that way I can read your inspirational blogs instead of accidentally drinking too much wine on a Sunday and soaking it up before bedtime with a 7-Layer bar featuring 37 grams of fat.


Melissa • March 8, 2007 at 1:18 am

WOW! You look so amazing! I always wondered what my body would look like at half it size, since I had started reading your blog that it and got inspired to commit to losing weight for myself. Can you imagine? Look at your nice shape! You got curves, not fat!!! Awesome job!


Melissa • March 8, 2007 at 1:23 am

Hey! I have a pair of black fat pants that are going to be kept in my closet, so I can do the same thing when I lose enough weight to show how much more awesome I look as you do now….

Congratulations!!!! You deserve it.


Star • March 8, 2007 at 2:39 am

Just referred to your site from mary aka healthbites: what a great achievement! you look fantastic. And what a terrific photo.


jeri • March 9, 2007 at 9:23 am

I am in awe of you. You should be so proud of yourself! You are the definition of determination and self discipline.

I love to read your blog. It is so inspirational. You have quite a way with words. I will definitely buy your book and I am recommending your blog to all my girlfriends and to my daughters.


nacho • March 21, 2007 at 11:55 pm

that is one awesome pic!


Sam • April 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

You are an inspiration! You look amazing in the recent photos! To have the power to change like that… Just amazing. Congratulations x 100!


Ready2Shrink • April 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm

This is awesome and it gives me hope. I started at 419.6 lbs and to date I have lost 99lbs. My goal is 176 so yeah I am looking to lose over half of my original body weight. It’s gonna be a long journey but your blog shows me it’s possible. Congrats a million times over!


Shortcake • July 25, 2008 at 7:59 pm

That is truly wonderful! I know this entry is old… but I have a thing for starting blogs from the beginning when I read them so in the last two or three days I have read everything up to this point and your story is so great! I hope I have as much drive to be successful in my own weight loss adventure!


Linda • August 18, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I have to wholeheartedly agree with Eleonore’s comment above – that you’ve shed your “fat coat of arms”, and more amazingly, that over a year later you’re doing even better. You are living the dream of many, myself included. Patience and perseverance embodied!


scfrogprincess • December 25, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Wow, what a journey, sorry I am so late in reading all of this! I am so behind the times when it comes to blogs! Congratulations on your awesome success and your book deal!!!

I got my blog reading start by looking for a crockpot recipe and finding thecrockpotlady, then I found Jenna’s blog around the oatmeal trip, then Kath (kerf) and then you! You are truly inspiring! I look forward to reading your book and I think my mom just offered us her treadmill when we move to a bigger place this spring! Yippee!!!


Amber • March 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I’m just a new reader who’s read through your journey thus far. I can’t tell you how GOOD this entry made me feel. My boyfriend was super impressed, too. Congrats on everything – you DESERVE it!


Lindsey • April 6, 2009 at 9:43 am

I think you’re hilarious!

I love the picture of you when you’re cut in half, and I could just imagine you hopping around trying to get the picture taken in time.

You go girl!



Annalisa • May 17, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I’m in the middle of your book right now. You are such an inspiration!


Lisa • June 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Just finished your book and I loved it!

I’ve lost 57lbs so far and I need to lose another 80 to get wherre I want to be….I have to say that your book made me think in different ways as I never did before! I hope you are doing well with looking so good.

Lisa in Minneapolis, MN


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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

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I added some fake Black Friday deals to this store's weekly in-store flyer - Album on Imgur
OMG, too funny!

Humans can sleep for days when living alone underground, experiments show - ScienceAlert
This is probably a sign that I've got problems, but the idea of sleeping for 30 hours sounds really appealing.

Justin Bieber chastised audience for clapping on the offbeat: The biggest challenge facing musicians at shows is audiences with bad rhythm.
I'm linking to this because of the video of Harry Connick Jr. at the bottom, who manages to throw in an extra beat in the middle of a song to get people to start clapping on the offbeat without them even realizing. Mad skillz!


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