Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir (Paperback)


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“In this touching, funny, and sincere story, Jennette Fulda, who was once 372 pounds, recounts her lifelong struggle with her weight- first accepting it, then losing half of it.” — Shape Magazine, August 2008Blogger Fulda explains how she lost 186 pounds. In January 2005, she weighed twice that. A year earlier, after having her gallbladder removed at the age of 23, she’d realized her weight was threatening her life and vowed to get into shape. “Only I didn’t,” she writes. “I stayed fat for at least another year. Wake up call received. Snooze button pushed.” Fulda did eventually take control, changing her eating habits and taking up exercise: first walking, then jogging, then a combination of jogging, pilates and weight training. She started a blog, “Half of Me,” to chronicle her progress. As of February 2007, she had lost half her body weight; in the final chapter, she writes that she’s within 15 pounds of her goal weight (160 pounds) but warns, “I may have lost t (more…)

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10 Responses to “Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir (Paperback)”

  • Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful book
    This was a very inspiring book, and I laughed most of the way thru the book. What a wonderful writer….and what an inspiring journey.

  • Philippa says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    No whining here!
    Jennette’s writing is funny and light-hearted when dealing with a very serious subject: morbid obesity.

  • Ireland says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Loved this Book!
    When I bought this book, it took me a while to start it but not to finish it. Jennette Fulda is funny! Not just an inspiration but funny!

  • Walidah says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Jennette Fulda Is An Inspiration.
    I really feel like Jennette put her whole self into this book, literally. Heart and soul, and sweat… Losing weight is such a difficult thing to do but, she did it!

  • Jaeger says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not the best story on the subject
    This book was okay, but I really didn’t find it all that inspirational, or even typical of most weight-loss stories.

  • Nadia says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    eye opening
    Though is sounds like a cliche, this book changed my life. Specifically it changed the way I think about food and diets and being overweight.

  • Emiliano says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great read! For motivation and entertainment a like!
    This is a realistic, no BS account of what a weight loss journey is all about. It relates a story about a real woman losing weight the right way- through hard work, and has a lot…

  • Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Jennette, you rock!
    Your book brought me to tears–tears of joy, sympathy, laughter, you name it. The part at the end of chapter 14 about watching yourself in split-screen as you ran to the zoo was…

  • Bash says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    I am sooo tired of this [..]
    Whine whine whine. Look, all diets work – but they are only short term. Unfortunately emotions are the reason why 95% of people can’t sustain weight loss. Dr.

  • Ita says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    THANK YOU!!!
    FOR GIVING ME NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THOSE HORRIBLE WORDS, WILLPOWER & MOTIVATION! I AM NOW LOOKING AT “DIETING” IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.