Want the book now? Buy it here!
Never seen the Queens blog? Get thee here—pronto!
To keep following Jennette on her virtual tour head to Morgan Gets Thin tomorrow!
Winner of Half-Assed to be announced tomorrow. USA only. (*sigh* I know…)
Lance saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 3:28 am
What kind of noodle am I? How about the macaroni noodle – a little bent, and hollow in the middle (wait! that would be my wife describing what’s in between my ears…).
Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the introduction to it!! (and to the author – very cool!)
Rupal saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 3:40 am
Great vid Miz! I love the excerpts, sounds like a lot of lessons waiting to be learned in that book! Can’t wait to read!
As for the Pasta Noodle– I think I’d have to pick Fusillini since its all curly q and without direction because I love it when life takes me in all different directions, plus you can get them in tons of zesty colors!
WOOT! Happy Monday!
Bea saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:07 am
I WANT THIS BOOK!!!
I would be a high protein pasta noodle.
Sarah saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:35 am
I haven’t seen that blog before or heard of the book.
Thanks for the review!
I think I will pass on saying what noodle I am and just order it LOL.
Cammy saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:43 am
I think I’m spaghetti squash. Not quite the same as pasta, but close enough to get the job done. 🙂
Marla saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:50 am
I was lucky enough to win a copy of Diet Girl’s book long before its US publication, so I don’t suppose lightning will strike twice in the same place!
Can’t imagine myself as a noodle. You know what, I don’t really like pasta very much. Or bread either. I’m a freak, because when I get carb cravings it’s for green vegetables. Or chocolate, whichever.
Linda/Hughsmom saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:55 am
I bought PQ’s book for the Quaker Chicago gig. Mine is autographed and encased in glass. Well, maybe not. Were I to win, i’d donate it back.
I’m rotini: a little twisted.
Aimee saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:57 am
I promise that right now I will go and check out that blog and I need some motivation.
I am a limp noodle.
Aimee saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 5:58 am
When is you book coming out MizFit?
You need to stop promoting everyone else and get a book out.
just my .02 (does that mean I wont win now? LOL)
MizFit saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:01 am
I meant: you all are so creative this morning.
Mara saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:12 am
Looks like an interesting read!
Hmm… pasta noodle… I’d say gnocchi. Round, squishy, and still delicious 🙂
Nancy saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:18 am
How have I missed that book before?
(have a mentioned how I look forward to the monday videos??)
I am an uncooked spaghetti noodle.
healthy ashley saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:18 am
“focusing on our goals doesn’t mean we can’t live along the way”
Erica saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:19 am
HELLO! This books sounds fabulous! I think I would be tortellini. Its small but spunky and theres some good stuff inside 😉
Katie saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:22 am
I’m with commenter #9 on wanting your book Miz but I still want in on this giveaway too!
I am cheese ravioli.
Why? I have no idea.
sarahbb saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:31 am
I’d have to be angel hair pasta. My hair is, by far, the best thing I have going for me physically. Unfortunately, it never retains its shape and quickly becomes a jumbled up mess.
Annette saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:51 am
I am a whole wheat rotini with lots of ridges 😉 I have more substance than meets the eye and I enjoy soaking up all those priceless moments(..the sauce ;)….)and keeping them close…….no matter how insignificant they may be to others
I need to get this book 😉 now!
MizFit saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 6:53 am
good gosh you all never cease to amaze me with your creativity.
(Slaps foreheard that she didn’t think of the angelhair comment….)
Natalia Burleson saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:07 am
Generally, I am wagon wheel pasta as I’m either moving closer or further away from my goals! 🙂 Today I am Rotini pasta as I am wound quite tight!
The book looks great. 🙂
keyalus saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:31 am
Hmm…Not a huge pasta person but I want this book!
I would be linguini. It is sorta flat, regular and normal like plain old spaghetti but it adds that extra zing to the right recipes because it has a little more area to handle the sauce better. I strive to get better at taking whatever comes to me and making it better.
dragonmamma/naomi w. saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:37 am
It doesn’t matter what shape the pasta is; I’m homemade and cooked al dente, and I throw whatever yummy veggies, meat and sauce I can find on top.
I play a variation of the “fatter than me/you” game. It’s the “fitter/stronger than me/you” game. I like to check people out and think “Oh, yeah, I could definitely take him in a fight.”
Alyson saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:41 am
I need to read this book, MizFit.
Or at least get to her blog and start from beginning and see how she lost the weight.
I have never heard of the Queen.
I am definitely a limp noddle like #8
Mark saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:46 am
Is the movie out yet? 🙂
MizFit saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:49 am
we are sisters from another mister.
stuperb saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:50 am
Love this review *and* the intellectual glasses, Mizfit!
I am every pasta. I’m flexible, my shape varies, and I enjoy being saucy 🙂
POD saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:51 am
Loved the book when it first came out. Loved the MMF video. Loved being read to. Could you get the Lonely Donkey or whatever book GW was reading the morning of 9/11 and read it right side up for us?
Loved her book! Admired her journey. She takes up space in the world.
I would be radiatore because they are named after the shape of radiators which pack heat and with menopause, I pack heat too. Plus if you say radiatore with an Italian accent, it is a beautiful word. That’s me, hot and beautiful. ha!
Fitarella saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:56 am
Books sounds great! I must read!!
I am Pasta Mista! – one day Fisarmoniche, another day Torchietti, one day Castellane…depends on the moon
The Bag Lady saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:58 am
Hehehehe – the Bag Lady would be manicotti. Big and round and stuffed with goodness…..
Lori saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:07 am
Sounds like a great book!
I would have to be whole wheat rotini just because it is all twisted and kinda fun looking.
Mara saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:07 am
I love the video! Jennette is quite inspiring hope I win!
tokaiangel saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:12 am
Want to read this SO much! How dare your naughty country keep it all to itself. Although …we do know the difference between irony and coinicidence…. so I guess we don’t lose out completely in the literary stakes 😉
Think I might do an international Amazon order come payday….
I don’t think I’m pasta at all. I’m THE SAUCE.
awakelaughing saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:18 am
My daughter’s exclusive pasta choice is Ziti, so in celebrtion (today is my birthday), I will be a Ziti noodle.
I came here from Jeanette’s wonderful blog. She is the real deal…smart, funny, full of heart and soul.
christieo saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:19 am
I LOVE that last line you talked about. I realized at the 10k that I’ve stopped doing that too, because instead of comparing myself to girls around me, I found myself saying to myself “I want THAT ass” (sorry for the word but I really did think that) when I saw a girl standing next to me warming up for the run in some fantastic spandex leggings. And for the first time, it wasn’t envy or “I’m fatter than her” or anything like that, it was just, “that’s the butt I want”. Turns out, she was the overall winner of the 10k. how ironic!
MizFit saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:22 am
peeking back in…still laughing about this:
Gena saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:35 am
Great kick off to the book tour! I love her site, and agree with everything you said, Miz. Her way with words and honesty are wonderful, and I’ve got to get my hands on a copy of that book!
ttfn300 saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:40 am
how are people so insightful first thing in the morning? this book sounds great. it did make me think that struggles with weight aren’t really that, they’re struggles. life is full of them, and we all have been there from time to time. so many lessons to be learned, and work to keep them “present”
noodle? i like dragonmamma’s response, but i haven’t yet made my own. so, umm, ravioli? stuff it real good.
Marisa (trim the fat) saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:41 am
Many thanks to you – first, for stopping by my blog and listening to my whinin! I am doing better today. Realized if you wanna play, you gotta pay – so a 5K today it is! Second, your statement hit me ‘what we want is within our grasp, we just have to work for it AND FOCUS’!! Thanks, just what I need to hear, today!
I do read Pasta Queen’s blog; she is terrific. I feel like I AM HER! So can relate. Haven’t read her book, though – looking forward to it!
And for the pasta…hmmm… so many to choose from! I am Italian, so it’s been a staple in my life and have basically tried them all!! But, if I have to choose, I’ll go with ravioli; Sometimes round, often square but full of good stuff on the inside 🙂
Nita saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:43 am
I used to read the PastaQueen blog. Don’t know why I stopped – she’s a true treasure.
What kind of noodle am I? Probably the down home macaroni noodle. Nothing fancy, but able to be dressed up to something yummy.
Tricia2 saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:46 am
Cooked angel hair: I take up more space than you’d think (or am I the only one who’s put some of that stuff on their plate, only to be stuffed to the gills and still have what looks like all the pasta still on my plate).
Chelsea saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:55 am
That sounds like a great book. I’m definitely going to add Pasta Queen to my Sage feed because I’m in a weird place, motivation wise, and I can use all the inspiration I can get.
I would be a spaghetti noodle because, I’m nothing fancy to look at, but I’m pretty versatile.
Hide Those Cookies saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:57 am
I love Pasta Queen’s blog and book. I caught her blog when she was at the tale end of her journey and reading her archives was amazing. Seeing how much weight she has lost helps me believe that anything is possible.
claire saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:59 am
Love the video as always.
I hadn’t heard of Jennette before.
Will look at her blog!!
Meg saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:12 am
Great book! I would have to be angel hair pasta!
Hoolie saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:21 am
I would be couscous because, on the outside, I may look like a grain, but I am a pasta at heart. And all the little bits of me come together to form a whole that is greater than the sum of my parts.
I have been a reader of Jeanette’s for a long time, but I haven’t had a chance to pick up her book yet. I’d love to give it a read!
deb saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:28 am
Great face time!
What pasta am I? I haven’t a clue– don’t particularly care for pasta. (or white potatoes or bread. Talk about a freak in the US food nation).
When I tie myself up in my own world, I’m an uncooked pasta.. rather stiff and easily breakable.
But when I concentrate on looking outward at the world around me, I’m soft but strong and able to carry my weight in saucy challenges.
mamarunswithscissors saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:32 am
sitting here TRYING so hard to be as creative as the rest of you! nothing coming to my monday morning foggy brain.
i LOVED reading the posts this morning!
happy mlk day!
TB--Milwaukee saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:36 am
I’d be a lasagna noodle (whole wheat of course)…a little curly around the edges and WIDE in the middle!!
Sagan saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:38 am
I’d love to read her book. I’ve visited her blog a couple times and she seems really awesome. Very much enjoyed your review of the book.
I’d be a whole wheat spaghetti noodle (basic but healthy!)- the one that falls onto the floor as the pasta is being scooped onto plates.
Mandy saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:41 am
Rotini reporting for duty and adding screw the book MizFit you need a tv show.
Love your videos.
15lbstolose saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:47 am
If I were a noodle, personality-wise, I would be spatzle. I have sort of a split personality(ha!). Sometimes I seem to be made round and then at other times I am quite irregular.
Spatzle is a German word meaning “little sparrow”. Sparrows sing. I like to sing, especially when I’m on the treadmill. I would also compare my personality to the sparrow because it’s always moving and flitting about, making one guess where it will be next. Personality-wise, I soar!!!!!!
Dawn saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:57 am
I’ve not read pastaqueen’s book, but would love to. I do read her blog almost daily though and like what she has to say.
Kel saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:07 am
Ooh another book! AND another blog!
Instead of a noodle, I’d be pasta salad. Sometimes spicy, sometimes plain-jane, but something you can always count on.
Lucrecia saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:10 am
I’ve been following her blog but have not had a chance to pick up the book 🙁
I’d be just a spagetti noodle – straight as an arrow – until I get hot!
MizFit saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:13 am
you are all too funny. and mamaruns?
the tornado and I are gonna volunteer our services today…on this day of service….doing trash clean up.
we shall see what transpires.
if you hear a woman loudly & offkey’ly singing the CLEAN UP song at the top of her lungs that would be Miz trying to encourage the toddler…
debby saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:16 am
For today, I will have to say I am with #19–Rotini because I am wound so tightly.
I too, love the Queen’s writing, blog and book!
Marste saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:23 am
LOL, how fun! I would be egg-based pappardelle (homemade) because it’s a jumble of ingredients that wouldn’t necessarily taste good all on their own (egg yolks, flour, water), but all squashed together and sliced they become a lovely rich, golden noodle. And it doesn’t really even need anything much to season it!
(Now I’m hungry . . . thanks a LOT! LOL)
DinosauRN saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:35 am
Can’t wait to buy or win the book – sounds like inspiration we can all use. But these comments! The brilliance of the Bumbling Band in the pasta metaphors — just delicious!
I’d be gemelli, thick and curly and best served family style. Thanks for another great Monday morning post –
Jolene saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:52 am
I really like Jennette’s book! I read it over the course of one weekend last spring. It really was that good, and full of honest, humble, wisdom 🙂
Melba saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:56 am
I love her blog and would love to get my hands on this book!
I’d be stuffed shells.. They look plain and normal on the outside.. but dig in and there is tons of goodness inside!.. oh .. and with sauce.. because I’m getting saucier every day as work towards my goals!
bobbi saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 11:42 am
I want to buy it just for the name!!!! I will have to find this soon:)
teri saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 11:46 am
I’m an egg noodle. Flat and curvy! Enough said!
Can’t wait to read the book.
Ms. V saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm
I’m tubular. Some days rigatoni, some days penne, but always, always tubular…as in “That is so totally tubular, dude!” Plus, like me…that term is so totally mocking the 80s.
Oh, I so need that book.
Flo saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm
I would be a tortellini, round in the middle and full of great stuff 🙂
I’ve been reading Pasta Queen for years, love her!!!!
Marianne saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Yeah, I’m that tub in the pantry where all the partially unused boxes of pasta go…
Vered - MomGrind saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm
I love what you said about being able to still live our lives and enjoy it while focusing on goals. It’s very true. I think sometimes people are worried that they’ll have to put their lives on hold while working towards a goal, but this is not the case.
Rachel saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
Paparedelle! Only because it’s the tastiest kind of pasta I ate in Italy.
Love Dragonmama’s comment too. I play that game with myself all the time.
Beth saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm
Fusilli….it’s curvy and cute…. 🙂
Natalia Burleson saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Ha ha Miz! Love the clean up song! 🙂 Hope it goes smooth and that it’s fun! 🙂
Alison saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm
You and your videos.
I’d buy anything I think as I get too distracted by your arms and your lovely glasses.
The Queen is lucky to have your endorsement.
I am rigatoni.
workout mommy saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm
ok, I totally want this book! (can I get in on the virtual tour? Jeanette!? Pick me, pick me!)
anyway, today i am feeling like gnocchi.
Round and squishy.
and stuffed with potatoes! 🙂
Rebecca saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm
Referred here from PQ’s blog…I tried to buy her book, but they were re-ordered (sold out…yay!).
I would be a whole-wheat, wide noodle. A little bit curvy, a good mix of yin and yang.
Mary Meps saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm
I like to say, half assed is better than no effort at all. 🙂
What kind of noodle … hmmm, I think I might go for the stylish bow tie. Now that I got my thin on, I noticed I get a lot more pleasure in dressing better … taking up more space in the world. I can so relate to that.
Thanks for sharing! I have to go get on her blog.
Leah saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm
Hmmmm…I’d be a spinach penne noodle – because they, like my personality and humor – are an acquired taste.
Yay for PQ!
Kimberly saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I love this book. I just did a re-read to gain more perspective at my current size/shape. I’m sure I will read it many more times along the way.
I guess I would say I would be a gnoshi, but I am striving to be angel hair or couscous.
Ruth saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm
I hope I win this book–I’m a new follower of PQ’s blog and I like her writing a lot.
I would be a whole grain rotini (spiral noodle). Whole grain because I’m not too refined, and rotini, because whenever I have momentum, I spiral (hopefully in an upward direction).
Debbie saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm
I would be penne-tall and with some rough edges/ridges, not curvy. Enjoyed Pasta Queen’s blog. Thanks for the introduction.
Sue saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm
Book sounds great!
I think we’re all the tri-color hat-shaped pasta that’s sold in the see-through plastic bags that capture my attention every time I pass them in the grocery store. Every one looks unique and beautiful and fun!
RooBabs saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm
Whoah, that last part about the “is she fatter than me?” game really struck a chord with me. I am horrible at that! I don’t wear skirts because I don’t want people to see my legs, and I’m always staring at other women thinking, is that what I look like? or I wish I had her [insert body part here]. I have a bunch of skinny sisters-in-law, and I feel horribly out of place at family functions, even though my shape/size doesn’t matter- it’s who I am that’s important. Ugh, I am such a work in progress, LOL.
About the pasta thing, I am so horrible at these name games. But I would have to say tortellini, because they’re kind of twisted, and totally cheesy! Mmmmm pasta- now off to make dinner. = )
Diana saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm
I think I’d like to read this one….I may check it out.
It’d be the wacky mac with differen colors and different shapes 🙂
seekatyrun saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm
I think I must be spinach tortellini — slightly twisted, kinda good for you, but sort of indulgent, too.
Thanks — now I want a big bowl of pasta. At 9:35 p.m…..
karen saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm
I have been reading Jeanetts blog for a while now and I also enjoy her writting, and most times I laugh out loud. I LOVE pasta, and I think I would be macaroni & cheese (Kraft) straight and narrow but with lots of powdery good cheese all over! extra butter, extra milk
Rosie saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm
I’m Rotelle. I’m like a wheel sort of round, and always on the go (like a wheel)… with it’s running to WW meetings, working on my projects, running after my daughter, and bf… there is always something going on. I’m a wheel…. Rotelle
Ria saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm
I love PQ’s blog, & the book sounds great.
I’d be orzo, because I’m Greek!
susie saysJanuary 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm
just love the name of that book…good for her! So many creative people in the blogosphere. I am between ghocchi b/c it’s full of carbs and squishy , like me or rotini b/c it’s twisted..going round in circles (how I feel often)…Thanks for the info Miz. Another must read! Will check out the blog too.
John's Weight Loss Blog saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 5:38 am
Great kickoff to the tour!
You don’t need to include me in the contest but you can bet that right now I’m some sort of stuffed pasta – maybe a cannelloni.
giz saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Hmmm, what kind of pasta would I be? I’d love to say “quinoa pasta” – unusual but full of good things! – but more likely I am plain old spaghetti dreaming of quinoa….
HJ saysJanuary 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Guess I missed the pasta contest – I’m new to this blogging stuff – but I am loving your site and Pasta Queens’ too.
So – if I was a pasta – I guess I would be a homemade Amish Dumpling. Plumped up and finally in the ball park – but not quite sure what the game is yet….. 😉