Big Mama

Why did Justin have to get out the other scale? Weren’t we doing just fine with the one that has you losing one pound more and not measuring body fat percentage? Why did I think it was a good idea to get a scale that measures body fat percentage in the first place? And how is the percentage that it keeps showing me even possible!? Tell me how!!

I remember a long time back in high school when I had some sort of exercise class (that I always pretended to be sick in or skipped so as not to have to move any more than I absolutely had to). In this class we talked about a healthy body fat percentage for women/girls. Let’s just say “big mama” (as I will refer to myself) did not fit in the category. I have never been obese or even overweight considering my height, but for some reason, fat likes big mama and it likes it real good!

So here I am thinking I am doing a FABULOUS job losing my baby weight. Mostly because it is forced upon me by all the allergies that taunt me daily. No gluten, no dairy, no yeast, no eggs, no peanuts (thanks to little man), no lots more things that I will not list out here. Anyways, seven pounds away from my pre pregnancy weight! YAY! But body fat percentage? That’s a whole other story! OOOOFFFF! What does this even mean? How can one have a body fat percentage as large as big mama has? How? And to make matters worse, big mama is now living in Barcelona where the sun is beginning to show and where a swimsuit will have to be put on probably in the next month!

So what did I do about this? I ate five mini donuts that were filled with gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast, and FAT! Big mama eat donuts!! Big mama eat five donuts!!!


  1. Mom on April 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    You are SO funny, Jen! And I want to know what in the heck you’re doing with a scale that measures body fat. How is that even possible? And if it WERE possible (which I don’t think it is), why in the world would someone buy one? Take it back! I say take it back! (and buy a couple donuts on the way home :-). Love you.

  2. Kari Stoddard on April 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    You crack me up! I have the same issue. I am only 4 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, but my body fat is way off. At my pre-pregnancy weight I was a stellar size 6 and was tall and lean. Now let’s just say not so much and leave it at that. I am convinced that having children permanently alters your body, but remember that the part that is the most altered is your heart. 🙂 I miss my super cute, size 6, stellar little body. But I wouldn’t give back my son for anything. When I am having body issues, I look at his baby pictures, or just play with him, and suddenly I don’t really care anymore. (that is until it’s time to eat again and I remember why I need to make a healthy choice). You may feel like BIG MAMA, but remember to your husband and your kids you are the most BEAUTIFUL MAMA in the world!!

  3. Katie Fretland on May 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

    OMG!!! YOU are so freaking funny, I miss you so much- you are NOT big mama, you are “hot mom” and “DAmmmnnn” as I recall, from the cat calls on Sunset & Blue Oaks during our mom walk, haha= you made my day, though, and I empathize, GREATLY!! hahaha

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