Operation Skinny Jeans: A lot can change in 3 years

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A lot can change in 3 years

Today is my 3 year wedding anniversary.

Like I mentioned in my news story, my wedding day was kind of like a wake up call for me. On the happiest day of my life, I was almost 290 lbs.

I remember being so uncomfortable while taking this picture.
My belly pushed out my dress and you cant tell I am wearing a sash.

I wasn't comfortable in my own body, and I wasn't very happy because of it. I was in the throws of yo-yo dieting that lead to binge after binge. I could not make losing weight work for me, no matter how many times I tried.

This went on for two more years.

My marriage suffered. I wasn't "me". I wasn't the sexy, confident woman my husband met and fell in love with. I was moody and closed off and fat. I dont like to use that word but I really was. I was 75 lbs heavier than I was the day we met, which in all honesty isnt really fair. I had let myself go. And it wasn't getting easier.

Then something clicked and I finally started making steps to better my life. 50 lbs down and my marriage has never been better.

I am so appreciative that my husband has been by my side and supported me the whole way. I know he will help me through the next 100 lbs and for many years to come.

Awww. barf lol

Turkey trot info!

If you don't have a blog, don't worry! You can still participate (and are encouraged to do so!). Just comment that you did it on the link up post, OR email me pics and I will share them on Monday (email is operationskinnyjeansblog@gmail.com) OR you can tag Operation Skinny Jeans in your photos on facebook and I will share them! OR (so many options) tag me on Twitter @skinnyjeanjess in your post or pics or whatever and I will re-tweet. AND you can hashtag #virtualturkeytrot13 on instagram (you can tag me in those too @operationskinnyjeans) and twitter so you can see everyone's! Hell even do it on facebook. facebook has hashtags now, right?

ANYHOO I am super excited for this race and I cant wait to see how you all do!

Btw our Diet Bet has blown the fuck up. It is over $1200 which blows my mind. Wanna get in on the action? Starts tomorrow (and I will post all my starting stats then too). www.dietbet.com/ashandjessxmas

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  1. Happy Anniversary and how did I mention this Turkey Trot stuff?! what is it?!

  2. Happy Anniversary hun. Love how your marriage is better than ever now you are fitter and healthier and it's great how supportive your husband has been on your weight loss journey :) Here's to many more happy years for you both.

  3. Happy Anniversary! I cannot wait for the Dietbet to start. You two have seriously got me addicted to this... :-)

    And you were beautiful on your wedding day!

  4. This is my first time coming by your blog and I have to say, I am so inspired! You are doing so great and have the best mindset to keep pushing towards that goal! You rock. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    PS: Happy Anniversary, too!


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