Operation Skinny Jeans: What I gained

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What I gained

In the last 14 months, I have lost 55 lbs, and lots of inches, but I haven't really talked about what I have gained.

Self confidence.

And I almost think that has been the most life changing part. The people who love me could care less about what size pants I am wearing, but the fact that my inner light is shining through, FINALLY, has been a change they can all see.

This might be hard to believe, but old Jess was kinda shy. Not really around people that she knew well, but in most other situations. She was self conscious, and really unsure of herself. She is incredibly uncomfortable with her body and hide from the spotlight.

She wouldn't talk about her binge eating, let alone share her raw parts with the entire internet. She preferred to stay in, sit on her computer, and keep to herself.

She was not happy.

But through hard work and self love, she is a completely different person.

Ok I am gonna stop talking about myself in the 3rd person lol. And it's crazy the difference I can see in my face, not just weight loss wise, but self confidence wise. It is like it literally shines from my eyes.


Completely aside from the physical transformation in each of those pictures, look at my face. I look happier and more confident because I am!

Self confidence shines brighter than anything else. I am really proud of what I have lost. But I am even more proud of what I have gained.
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  1. Great post girl! It's true you're glowing with confidence.

  2. So very proud of you and all that you have accomplished :)

  3. Aww I love this post! So so so true! You go girl! So proud of you!

  4. Love this! It is so true. You start to lose the weight but in the process you really do change on the inside too!

  5. Wow! You look incredible! Keep it up, chickie! It's so inspiring to read a post like this, and you're absolutely right, you look so happy!

  6. You look Incredible!

    This is a great post and so true! I never stopped to think about my accomplishments and what I've gained out of my weight loss journey until recently.

    Its good to take the time out to recognise and congratulate yourself on what you've done so far!

    Great job! x

    Laura | Health and Fitness Blogger

  7. Girl, you are fabulous! You really can see a huge difference in your confidence in the photos above. Btw, that green dress is amazing!

  8. I am so happy that you gained self-confidence! That must be the best feeling. You are doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work!!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

  9. You should totally be proud of what you've gained. Woot!

  10. It's so clear how much more confidence you have! Great work, girl!! :)

  11. Girl, you look beautiful! Happiness really makes people beautiful! I hope that I will gain that confidence also one day:)

  12. Girl, you look beautiful! Happiness really makes people pretty:) I hope I will gain that confidence also one day!

  13. It is really such a good idea to focus on what you've and not just all the weight you've lost (which is awesome btw!!!) because I think it kind of reminds you never to turn back :-)

  14. You look incredible! It is so amazing what success can do to fuel happiness, joy, and greater success. You have totally got this!

    ...And your cheekbones? They're simply incredible.


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