Operation Skinny Jeans: Skinny Jeans

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Skinny Jeans

So obviously I like skinny jeans. They are kinda my namesake.

But its funny because when I was almost 300 lbs, they were totally unattainable. Hence the name, really. Not only do they not really make flattering skinny jeans in a size 26, I didn't FEEL good in skinny jeans as a size 26.

It wasn't until I was a size 22 that I felt good in skinny jeans. These were my first pair.

I felt like a million bucks in those jeans. They were everything I had worked my ass off for. In this picture, I felt PROUD. 

My 2nd pair were some 20's from Forever 21. Oh man was I stoked to be in Forever 21 jeans. 

Again- I FELT great. For me, the mission to skinny jeans hasn't been one of vanity, entirely. I mean of course I want to look good in cute clothes, but most importantly I want to FEEL good in cute clothes. 

My mission has literally been to feel good in skinny jeans, but I think we are all on a mission to feel good in OUR skinny jeans. 

I feel awesome in my skinny jeans. Here is today- Size 16 from Old Navy. 

I feel amazing today. Sure my hair is second day, and I have a ways to go, but I FEEL amazing today. 

This journey has never been about perfection. My journey has not been a straight line. I have lost and gained and quit and started and hated and loved. But in the end, I look at myself and I am proud. I am proud that I didn't give up on myself. I am proud of my BODY for the amazing things its done! 60 lbs is a LOT of lbs! Obviously I am not done, but I AM happy. 

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  1. You're an inspiration! You look great in those jeans. :)

  2. I can't get used to skinny jeans--I've tried them on, but I guess I'm so used to wearing baggy clothes, that feeling something that skin tight feels wrong to me---I've still got so far to go!! You look great by the way!!

  3. Yes!! It is all about how you feel! Even some size zero gals don't feel comfortable in their own skin. Kudos to you for being awesome!

  4. I love this Jess! You certainly rock those skinny jeans!

  5. I love this Jess! You certainly are rocking those skinny jeans!

  6. Love this post. Ive been quietly reading and following on instagram for a while, and I can totally relate to this post. On side note- I know you love Shakeology. I tried vanilla and wanted so badly to love it, but I didnt! Do you like the chocolate flavor?

  7. I love this post! You look great and so happy and confident- reminding me to stop being so negative! :)

  8. You look beautiful. Such a fantastic achievement - not really talking about the weight loss, although that in itself is an amazing achievement, more that you've achieved that beautiful state of happiness and boy is it shining through in you.

  9. Good job Jess!! You look awesome!! Damn, now I want me some Forever21 jeans! :)

  10. Congrats!!! You're looking great! Keep it up :)

  11. 60 lbs is definitely something to be proud of! Love your transformation :-)


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