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Saturday, April 21, 2012

OMG did you just call me fat???

(Originally posted August, 2011)

As most of you know, my husband and I are foster parents.

We've recently been blessed with a new "little chickadee", as I refer to our foster babies.

She's the cutest, sweetest little thing - and entirely too much like me!

No filter - she thinks it, she speaks it.

She is also a Virgo, so she shares those little compulsions I have.  I thought it was incredibly funny when I set her up for her bath & got her the "wrong panties".  She was wearing her monkey pajamas & I did NOT get her the monkey panties - I got her the color coordinated pink ones...
How dare I??

In any case - as I said - this little girl is just the sweetest little thing.  She and I spend a fair amount of time together and she is very well adjusted to our home.  Maybe a little too well adjusted...

The other morning, while in the midst of a wardrobe conflict - she walked over to me, poked me in the butt and said "Miss Jenn, you're fat.  You need some exercise."

What did she just say to me??  Oh, Yes she did - she called me FAT!

Now mind you, I'm not exactly the 120 lb chippie I was 10 years ago, but I've had a rough few years.  Between being sick & pumped up with steroids, I have packed on a few lbs.  HOWEVER, being I just lost 20 of those lbs, I THOUGHT I was starting to look a lot better...  There I go thinking again...

My doctors have also doubled my one medication, so at the beginning of the week, I'm totally and completely wiped out.  And I've now got a summer cold on top of it all... So working out not top 10 on my to do list.

Clearly, I must be way fatter than I think, because this little girl is relentless with no regrets....

So now I've been on the Elliptical at least once a day, every day for at least 10 minutes.  I am eating my yogurt and my fruit. And YES it hurts my joints and YES I'm doubly tired!

Hopefully, I will be able to shed the rest of what she sees.

In my defense, she is butt level - so of course it looks HUGE.

A word of advice with my friends who's filters do work...  the words are, "Wow, Jenn - you look fabulous.  Have you been working out??"  And I'll say, "Why yes, thank you for noticing..."

Hopefully our little miss will be far enough away to not correct you.

Talk about a kick to the ego!

120 lbs - here I come (Ha!)

Thank you for reading my blog!



  1. Love Love Love it Jenn!!!! On a serious not though, check out Dr Alex Rinehart at he is amazing with his information and how he is helping people with auto immune conditions with nutrition!!! He is located in Short Hills and is a caring, brilliant young man!

  2. Jenn, you look fabulous...just the way you are.

  3. Mariella "Chi Chi" SerwedesApril 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Jen love it....and you are beautiful inside and out. But this is too freaking funny. Hey my son will look at me in the morning and say Oh Mommy you are a "hot mess" and laugh. Kids...will always be there to tell you the true. We must make plans to meet and I will not take "NO" for an answer. Take Care and I love your blog.


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