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Another weighty topic

Jennette Fulda is a weight-loss blogger and author from Indianapolis who says she came into this world at 8 pounds 5 ounces and came close to leaving it 25 years later at 372 pounds.

She has maintained her blog,, since 2003 and her dramatic weight loss since 2007. In 2008, Fulda wrote a book about losing half her body weight called "Half-Assed," which she says is "hilarious, inspirational and good for killing large insects."

After five years of blogging about body image, exercise, nutrition and weight-loss issues, Fulda opened up to all topics, and lately she has covered her new health challenge: chronic pain, in the form of a headache that started in February 2008 and hasn't let up since.

It's the topic of her forthcoming second memoir, tentatively called "Chocolate and Vicodin: And Other Failed Cures for the Headache That Wouldn't Go Away."

- Rachel Saslow, The Washington Post


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