Operation Skinny Jeans: The 30 pound difference

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The 30 pound difference

I am so excited to say that I have finally hit a milestone- 30 lbs :) 

Sure I hit it a few weeks ago, but I am in need of a little inspiration so I thought I would look back and look at the differences between then and now :)

When I started my weight loss journey, I was 285.5 lbs. I was uncomfortable in my skin, wearing undershirts to hide the fact my pants weren't buttoned and I hated the way I looked and felt. 

Bring on the pictures! 


I am wearing the exact same outfit (you can even see the paint splatters on the pants lol) 


Bring on the list! Aside from the obvious by looking at me, I feel different for sure! 
  1. My stomach doesn't stick out past my boobs. And when I sit down, I don't have it in my lap as much. I still have a tummy, for sure, but it is a lot smaller :)
  2. My chest (not necessarily my boobs, buy my chest area) is smaller. When I would lie on my back, my chest would almost suffocate me. Now I can lay down flat and breathe! 
  3. I only have two chins instead of 4! Sweet!
  4. I can go up a flight of stairs without feeling like I am dying. 
  5. I fit more comfortably in movie theatre seats. 
  6. This one is TMI so if you are related to me, stop reading. Sex is way better. Told you TMI but true. 
  7. Everything on me is smaller, arms, boobs, thighs, but oddly my hair is exactly the same length. 
I need to remind myself to look at these photos and remember how far I have come when I am struggling. It is a marathon, not a sprint, and I am in this for the long haul. It is important to look at how far you have come with just as much weight as how far you have to go. Looking ahead is daunting. Looking behind is rewarding. Ok enough fortune cookie crap lol. 

I can't wait to write another one of these 30 lbs from now to tell you how much better I feel then! 

Also, speaking of this being a marathon, and to tie into my goals I set yesterday , I need to make more short term goals. With that, I am making the goal to get out of the 250's by March 1. I have been in here too long (almost 2 months) and so it is time to say goodbye. I have been hovering around 254 for a couple weeks so I want to kick ass these next two and say goodbye to the 250's with February! 

How far have you come? Setting any goals to reach by March 1st? Has your hair not changed in months? lol





37 comments :

  1. oh my gosh! what a difference! i have skinny face envy going on!

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    1. Thanks! :) I kinda do too! haha. I can't wait to see it get even skinnier :)

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  2. You look amazing! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thanks Ash! You are super inspiring!

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  3. I am super impressed! Keep going girl, we are, all routing for you! You are only going to feel better inside and out!

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    1. Thanks!! It means a lot! I can't wait to feel even better :)

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  4. That's amazing, Jess!! You look fantastic! Keep up the hard work!
    P.S. Thanks for the inspiration, I finally made it to ONEderland last week! :)

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    1. OMG you are a rockstar!!! That's so awesome!

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  5. WTG! Lookin' good, lady! Keep up the great work!!

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  6. LOOK AT YOU! You are so amazing, Jess. You'll never know how many people you touch with your journey, so keep going. I'm so freaking proud of you!

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    1. :D Thanks Missie!!! I am so excited to continue to inspire people! It keeps me going! :)

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  7. Look at YOU!!!
    Way! To! Go!
    Seriously, this is just awesome to see. I don't even know you but I'm so proud of you!!



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    1. That seriously makes me want to cry! :) It means a ton that I inspire people! Thats what this whole blog is about :)

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  8. Wow! That is awesome! Keep it up girl! :-)

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  9. Wow! You look like a different person, because your face is so much slimmer. Congrats!

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    1. I feel like a different person! Thanks! :)

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  10. Dang girl! You look so good! I lost 10 pounds and totally see a difference...but I agree, I have been in the same weight for too long and need to work harder to bring it down more! Unfortunately (or fortunately) my hair grows like weeds! So, its def longer for me! haha!

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    1. That's awesome! I wish my hair grew faster lol. Thanks :)

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  11. Your doing so amazing!! Its awesome to actually look at the changes not just the numbers on the scale.. You go girl!

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    1. Thanks! you are super inspiring and TOTALLY right! We have to look at other things besides the scale sometimes :)

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  12. You look fantastic!!! WAY TO GO!!!

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    1. Thanks Mree! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Hi! I'm a new follower and I just wanted to say great job! You're a beautiful girl at both sizes but you can see the pride in your newest pic :). It's a great feeling, you SHOULD be proud!

    Jenn@ahealthymakeover.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! And thanks! :) I really do feel great! It can only get better from here :D

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  14. Awesome! Congrats on all your weight loss!

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  15. This is so inspiring!! I saw your blog on KTJ's NSV link up & I am following your blog now!! WTG!!!!!!!!! I started out at 283 & am down to 266. I am going to do before/after pics for every 20 lbs & I can't wait to do my first one, but yours is so great, WHAT a difference!!!

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  16. You look awesome!!! Keep going. Definetly will be checking back in for some inspiration!

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  17. Just found your website. You look 10 years younger in your after picture! Way to go!!

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  18. Good shit girl!! You look fantastic.

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