Sunday, May 11, 2008


Apparently you can't say that on NBC.

I'm usually in Vermont on the weekends where I'm lucky if I get to sleep past 7:00 a.m. before B will start nudging me to wake up to make or go to breakfast so being home alone this weekend I could have slept in today but there were more important things going on at 8:00 this morning. I set the alarm just to get up and at least set the VCR for Jennette Fulda's appearance on the Today Show. I actually couldn't go back to sleep so suffered through the news segments to watch it live. In case you were lucky enough to sleep in, the TiVo broke, the tape got eaten, forgot it was on or missed it for whatever reason, check it out. I can't explain how happy I was to see someone I "knew" being an amazing weight loss success story on tv. They even showed her twirling her former fat self round and round.

I wish Pasta Queen could have gotten more book publicity from the national platform but I guess the FCC doesn't think the American people can handle "Half-Assed" on Sunday morning tv. Jennette did a great job getting in the "Half-*Something" at the end of the interview.

I'm still waiting for my very own autographed copy to arrive by snail mail so I can't do a review of the book yet but I'm looking forward to it like a kid looks forward to a trip to Disney. I love the blog so I imagine it will get glowing reviews from me. We shall soon see. I wished they delivered mail on Sunday.

Happy Mothers Day!


  1. I hope you get your book soon. It really is a great book and funny too! I enjoyed reading it so much that I finished it in 2 days. You'll love it I know. I didn't review it only because so many other people already said the things I would have said. I watched the Today segment also and thought she did a great job too. The one thing that I have been wondering is why she doesn't ever mention that she was doing SBD? I know she has said (and in the book too) that she believes everyone has to find what works for them and she doesn't want to prescribe to others what worked for her, but on the blog she talks about SBD quite a bit. I wonder if it has anything to do with not wanting to get involved in the legalities of promotion and that kind of thing? I just might have to ask her myself :)

  2. Melanie: I wondered the same thing. I think when she started losing weight it was on the SBD but she probably doesn't follow it closely enough now that she is more active and can eat more. She is always acknowledging that people should find what works for them and didn't want to preach on diet over another. We definitely need to ask her about it. :)

  3. I'm eager to get this book. I met her briefly last year at a conference, and she seemed to be such a genuine person.

  4. Hi MB, go to see Jennette thanks to your blog so thank you!! Didn't she do great! I can't believe she couldn't say half-assed on the tv! What is that about!?! Crazy. Anyway I'm also waiting for her book to arrive.... will be great.

  5. Got your book nvite. One evening I will sign in and check it out. I've been pretty bad about reading though because the weather is so nice!

    Gotta get in 2 chapters a day at least!


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