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Jennette Fulda

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Jennette was born weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces, but eventually tipped the scales at 372 pounds before losing almost 200 pounds through diet and exercise. In 2008, she got a headache that still hasn't gone away and tried everything from pills, pot, and acupuncture to relieve it. These experiences are chronicled in her books "Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir" and "Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away."

Her work has been featured on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets. She chronicles her life after the "after" photo in her blog,, and does freelance web design at She lives in Chapel Hill, Nor

I just talked to Trish at Optimal Health Seekers' Radio about living with chronic illness which you can listen to here. Trish is a Disability Awareness Coach who runs the My Optimal Health Club.

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Average rating: 3.6 · 2,586 ratings · 361 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss M...

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“If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.”
Jennette Fulda

“Being fat was traumatic, but the food was amazing.”
Jennette Fulda, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

“When people asked you how you were doing, they didn’t really want to know how you were doing. They were saying, “I am a human and you are a human and we are passing in the hallway, so I’ll acknowledge your existence and inquire about your mood to avoid awkwardly staring at the walls, but I don’t care how you actually feel.”
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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Abbey I'm currently reading "Half-Assed" on my Kindle & just to let you know there's a lack of spacing on "location" (no page#) 1057 of 3306. It says "I managed to sustain my streak through high school, but when I gotaBin my first semester of college..."

At first I was like "what the heck is a gotaBin?!" I had to read it a couple times then it clicked :)

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