Operation Skinny Jeans: About Jess

About Jess

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down...

Oh wait. That's not me. I mean it kinda is, but I don't have a theme song and I am not "DJ Jazzy Jess" except when I am rapping, which actually happens a lot... 

Hi!

So I am assuming you know my name is Jess. It's in big letters over ---------> there. Along with my face. But here is a little more about me and what you can expect here on my blog :D

I like timelines!

1993- learned how to write and started writing in my first journal.
2003- discovered blogging and started my first live journal
2005- graduated high school at 200 lbs. 
2006- started trying to lose weight. 
2007- did HCG, failed
2008- tried running, nope
2009- tried to lose weight to fit in my wedding dress. hahaha no
2010- reached an all time high of 285 lbs
2010- did Weight Watchers, failed
2011- did Weight Watchers, failed
2012- did Weight Watchers, failed
2013- realized weight watchers isn't for me (duh)
2014- realized that self love and acceptance is way more important than the number on the scale

Along the way I lost 60 lbs, gained 20 back, and have been on the road to recovery for my eating disorder. 

That's a bit about my journey, but that doesn't tell you much about me at all. So here are some fun facts. 

I have an obsession with Rhinos. 
I love to read. 
I am a big nerd. Like I play D&D. 
I have been married since Nov 2010 to my best friend who is also a huge nerd, and doesn't mind having rhinos all over our house. 
I have a deep personal relationship with cake. At the moment, its long distance. 
I love the fall. 
I have a tattoo on my foot of a Koi fish that I got when I was 18. I want many many more... 

I don't believe reading random facts about me means you know me, but since I am 100% me here, I hope that you stick around and get to know me. We could be besties. For real, I met my best friend through my blog. 

And I want to meet you! Lets talk! I am on Facebook, or shoot me an email


17 comments :

  1. Hi Jess, I found your blog when looking for plus jeans that don't embarrass you when you sit down. Crack kills. Anyhoo, I love your story and wanted to give you my foodie tip for healthy recipes. Is there an email I can send some to you, or do you use Instagram so I can share some of my favorite healthy shmealthy pics? Best...Kelly

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    1. I would love that! My email is operationskinnyjeansblog@gmail.com, and my instagram is operationskinnyjeans. You can find me on facebook and everywhere else by clicking on those pink buttons over ------> here.

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  2. Jess I found your blog by accident but it is a great motivation for a lot of people out there. I am a personal trainer/boot camp owner in Florida and if you need any help or questions just let me know :) You can find me on facebook as Trainhergirl

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  3. Hey Jess,

    Found your blog on Pinterest by accident looking for something. As a personal trainer/boot camp owner it takes a lot of balls to put yourself out there and really let yourself be vulnerable to the masses. If you have any questions at all please let me know I love helping people on their journey.

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  4. I found your blog on bloglovin and love it! Your posts just seem real, not scripted and I can't wait to keep reading your posts.

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  5. Hi Jess, I found your blog through BlogLovin yesterday and am so glad I did!! I also starting blogging to keep myself accountable while trying to lose weight and prepare for having a baby! My husband and I have been married a year and a half and we would like to start trying next summer! Keep up the good work and I know you will be successful! Thanks so much for sharing and being so honest!! Best of luck to you!!

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  6. Hi Jess, I actually found your blog by accident. I wanted to follow reduced fat girl which is also a blog and I had to sign up with BlogLovin in order to follow her and I saw the name of your page which caught my attention "Operation Skinny Jeans" great name. I actually just started my own blog about 2 weeks ago to keep myself accountable while trying to complete my weight loss journey and maintain and tone up.. So I do feel you on the arms... I did too much cardio and not enough weight training with my weight loss, so now I have the battle of the bat wings... Lbvs.. Great job with your blog, Keep up the good work!.. We can hopefully inspire each other... www.downsizeit.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey Jess! Love the blog and your story could basically be copy and pasted to my 'about' page...everything from being short, weighing the same in high school, I got married fall of 2010, my max was 280 and my husband I also want kids in the near future and I seriously WILL NOT try until I'm healthier for fear of the very same things. You're my blog twin! :) I also live in Colorado too (the Springs)!!

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  8. New follower! Starting my own fitness journey! Glad to find some other bloggers doing the same! Keep up the great work!!

    Jen
    http://oksoitsjenn.blogspot.com/

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  9. New follower! Starting my journey this year! Can't wait to follow up more with your journey!

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  10. Hey Jess!! You have a new follower from Canada!! I find it so hard starting out and confused on where to start. Any advice?

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  11. Hey Jess!! You have a new follower from Canada! I'm lost on starting out, any advice?

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  12. Hi! I'm Megan! I also blooged about DIY projects and crafts… and now my blog is mostly focused on my weight struggles, healthy eating… it's a new thing. I can't decide if I want to go all on and REALLY do a weight loss blog, but then I keep bringing it up in my posts and posting pics of yummy healthy recipes I come up with so meh, whatev's. How old are you? I'm 25 and It sounds like we might have some things in common! I've been told by a bunch of peeps to look into weight watchers. But, I'm tired of following other people's rules and trying to find a way to make my LIFE FOREVER healthy.. instead of a program i'm on. Changing how I view food, perfection, and learning more about nutrition and health. Anyway 'm gonna lurk around your blog! you can look at mine too if you wanna. meganshipton.blogspot.com :)

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  13. Hey there! I just found your blog and so far I'm loving it! I too am on a weight loss journey. Best of luck to you and I'll be following along! :)
    http://amandaspinksneakers.blogspot.com

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  14. I absolutely love your blog!! How did you learn how to format everything??

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