Thursday, September 24, 2009

I almost just crapped myself.

I woke up to find a ton of comments from folks I didn't know, and a huge spike in my traffic. Reading through the notes, I come to see.... something faaaaaaaaaaabulous!

I can't believe it. I am Blogger's Blog of Note today!



I'd like to thank the Academy.
I'd like to thank Blogger for featuring me... Holy crap, thank you!
I'd like to thank all my new visitors and friends... hopefully you have as much fun as we do in the weightlossosphere.

Now, don't despair. I don't only talk about calories and fat pants. I'm a huge fan of John Mayer, I love food, travel, life, and The Office. I'm obsessed with music. I have a collection of stuffed pigs and I shave my arms. I think PETA is a bunch of assholes, and I am addicted to Diet Coke. I try to keep it interesting.


So! If you want to catch up, here are a few links for you to check out:

Photos depicting my near-high weight of 220, and my current loss photos down to 189.

More photos on my skinny ass as a kid, and my Ex Hotness.

A bit of a history on how this started.

A reminder of why I'm a lunatic, and how I got fat in the first second place.

My thoughts on Fat Acceptance, and why I generally think it's got to be a bunch of crap.

Oh! And click here to see my website, which will explain why you'll see lots of photography stuffs if you scroll through my entries. I'm a wedding photographer by day and a NINJA by night. (Okay, not a real ninja... I just wear all black to weddings.)

And I'll end this with a pretty photo I took roundabouts 3:30 this morning when I talked Dan (my boyfriend) into sneaking down to the train tracks with me when it was realllly foggy out. :)




Thank you all for stopping by... I'm overwhelmed. :)

~Jenn (Ex Hot Girl)

80 comments:

Carly said...

You're amazing and so inspiring! I'm so happy I've found your blog. Keep up the great work!

Jan said...

Congrats on Blog of Note !
Lovely wedding photography (almost wish I were getting married)
Actually, no that's a lie (the wishing I were getting married part).

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Annabelle said...

I must say, I'm super glad you made it to the Noteworthy Blogs. I probably never would have found you if you didn't. I have been battling my weight for quite some time now (I,too, used to be hot) and have recently been diagnosed with PCOS. Here's to a new lifestyle...

Emily said...

Oh my gosh! Based on your one-entry description of yourself, I think we are long lost friends. Somehow. Can't wait to read all about your adventures!!! Good choice, Blog Of Noters.

Kim Ayres said...

Congrats on the Blogs of Note - I got it a couple of weeks ago - just remember to keep doing what you've always been doing :)

Tony said...

Congrats!, I think I'd need a new pair too;). I've enjoyed checking out your blog, really well written and great pictures!

~Kristen~ said...

Wooohooo! Congrats Jenn!!!!! Now the rest of the world is seeing what it is we see in you ...

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Congrats! And damn that's a beautiful pic!

Miss T said...

congrats on Blog of Note! yay!!

DeadTraumFrau said...

Hi! I just found your blog through the Blogs of Note. Congratulations on being named! I can guarantee you that my blog will never, ever be named there. XD

I really like your blog and you seem to be a lovely, inspirational person. After I had my baby, I had a hell of a time losing the weight. I turned to drugs to do it, and I'm not proud of it. I'm glad you're able to do it the right way...

Oh, and that picture at the end of this post... GORGEOUS! It looks like a level out of a Splinter Cell video game with the lighting the way it is. (And with what they've done with the lighting in those games and for game graphics in general, that is most definitely a compliment.)

The Wannabe Guru said...

What a great blog...and congrats on your both the weightloss and on your Blogs of Note. I will be following your progress! Brava!

Bryce
The Wannabe Guru

South Beach Steve said...

What a cool surprise!

Monda said...

I'm so excited for you - for Blog of Note, for the weight loss, everything! Get ready to watch your hits go through the roof and enjoy every single minute.

propalica said...

i didn't check the photos but your blog seems to be interesting and different, good job.

Siobhan said...

Love your blog--your photography is awesome:)
And good for you setting up goals and following them!

Mortenzen said...

Hi there,
just tumbled on your blog when logging in and I thought it'd be polite to leave a quick note to you... So congrats on Blog of Note and everything else you've achieved so far. That's a nice little blog you have here :)

mjs said...

Ok girlie, I officially love you! And your blog :)

MB said...

Congratulations on the well deserved recognition. I love reading your blog and seeing your photos.

I'll be able to say I knew her when ..

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Wow, you sound a lot like my mom. She's a photographer/editor who loves music, idol, Office, and has major weight swings. She once blogged a John Mayer concert for aol.

I'm only 10.5 pounds, so I've never had to deal with that, but I am a photographer myself! Nice morning photo. I love taking photos on my morning walks.

Gretchen said...

You are awesome! Congratulations on the Blog of Note! This is my first visit here and I'll be back! Good luck on your weight goal, you look great!

LadyGaga said...

Congratulations! ^.^


Check out my blog yall.

http://christinabrown2009.blogspot.com/

Matthew Carleton said...

Hey way to go!
http://theinsatiablevoid.blogspot.com/
Shameless plug.
any idea how you go to be a blog of note?

Oberon said...

...i invite you to join globalove think tank...and come see my photo blog www.lettucepreyfourwhirledpeas.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that you're blog is on the Blogs of Note list! I think there's a reason I was led to your blog.
I've never been "skinny." Not even in high school. But, my senior year, I did get down to a size 10.
Now, I'm a size... I don't even want to know. I've gained about 40 lbs. since high school.
I'm at the point of where I want to start taking care of my body and lose the gut. But I have no idea what to do. Where to start. Anything. I'm so lost.
But I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. Let's me know its possible. =) And I know you probably are a busy person but, even if you could help point me towards the right direction, that would be great. =)

~PR Blake said...

Congratulations, you're fun.

Erin said...

I'm another one who found your AWESOME blog on Blogs of Note, and I am so glad I did. I have been reading through your posts for the past couple of hours and I swear that I could have written some of them myself. I am struggling to lose all this extra weight and get back to being my skinny self, but it is such a struggle. You have inspired me to really get back on track and do better!

La Limada. said...

Heyy great job and good luck with everything! I hope you will take a look at my blog sometime! its all about how to have unique travel experiences without spending a lot of money

Linda said...

Hey Jennifer, ya PETA has gotten why out of hand but I did think you may like this:
P PEOPLE
E EATING
T TASTY
A ANIMALS OUCH!!

Kitty said...

Jenn, hot girls are those who step outside their comfort zone and make things happen - so you're not an 'ex hot girl', you're very definitely a CURRENT hot girl!

Surge said...

Health ftw.
I love your profile pic, you're gorg ;)
I gasped when I noticed you were on blogs of note, that's awsome, you sound like me going at 3 am haha

Ashleigh said...

Congrats...So glad I found you on the blogs of note.. Congrats. Good luck with your journey...Love the photography as well!

LadyGaga said...

Hey,

thank you for checking out my blog. :) I look forward to yours as well! ^.^

Tom Goette said...

Hi Jenn,

So glad to find your blog. Judging from the amount of effort you have put into it and the great content you certainly deserve the Blog Of Note nod. I have so many common interests I won't go into, but suffice it to say I look forward to reading you and following up with your inspiring progress. Congrats!

Miss Guimba said...

Hello. I found your blog in the Blogs of Note and I must say you have beautiful eyes. If I have those eyes, I wouldn't care about my weight at all. But congratulations on your weight loss!

The villager: said...

Well done on blogs of note !

A Good Moroccan said...

Great blog.

domminic said...

You have all my support Jenn
Btw, a truly hot girl is one with an attitude
U're STEAMIN...

Cheers from The Daily Blog

Naveen kumar said...

congrats on becoming Blog of note

love your blog ... beautiful DP !!

Ertragen said...

Congradts. And looks like you got a huge fan base and followers. I honestly haven't done anything with my blog for over a year since I created it but I'm getting into it now. I hope I get as much success as you have. What's yer secret? ;)

blessingsgoddess said...

Super blog....well done...

Fab Kate said...

wow! congrats!

Tara Oakley Cutler said...

I friggin love that blogs of note has recognized a hilarious and ridiculous gal. I look forward to stalking you.

Why is diet soda so addicting?

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Shmologna said...

I do enjoy your blog. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Diet Coke. And I hate Peta. I think you're a great photographer.

omchelsea said...

Congrats of blogs of note! You're inspiring me to cast my wordy-net a little further and try to scale new heights of eclecticism.. and I should probably try to stop mixing my metaphors while I'm at it :)

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Congratlulations & Celebrations.

LiLu said...

Congrats, dear! I actually found you through Sandra, who was kind enough to mention us as her favorite funnies. I'm glad she did so I could find ya! :-)

Lindsay said...

WOW! What an amazing photo!

Analisa said...

You know i normally don't comments on any of the blogs of note...I usually just don't really get what was so good about them. But your line about Peta and the fact that you are losing weight something I am doing drew me in.

Jane said...

Nice blog, you deserve it and congratualations on your weight loss, kudos to you-its incredably hard isn't it? I need to do it too and fast. Well done again for gaining your accolade:)

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Congratulations and I love your academy speech! LOL!

Erin said...

Congrats!! Your blog is very entertaining. I will be keeping up with your posts.

Casey said...

Where did you get the 3D image of your current and past weights that you have in the left sidebar?

The Karen Chronicles said...

So cool - congrats! I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog and am going to become a follower!

jasofme said...

I am glad also that you have been spotlighted because I would have never found you. I am a plus size beauty who is trying to loose some weight to feel better but I am at a plato right now. Maybe I can learn something new from you. hugs for you.

countrymummy said...

Hi - congrats on blog of note. I've been doing 'projectforty' on and off to lose a bit of weight and generally feel better. Wish I'd taken photos...not brave enough.
love the blog and have bookmarked already.

Fancy Thinkin said...

I clicked on your "noted blog" started to read and so happy I did. Great stuff, made me laugh...and I can relate. Congrats on the being "noted" and thanks for the pics it's caused me to want to get married all over again! You live close enough it's possible- very talented indeed!

Rebecca said...

Hey!! I am an ex-hot girl too!! My baby did me in... I am going to join your fan club and maybe I can gain some tips and inspiration!
Thanks,
Becca

Muffy said...

I would love if you would check out my blog! I am going through a lot too, although I need to gain weight. But I just started my blog and would LOVE to get some readers. It's really more like my diary...I'm THAT honest. Yeah, that's right.

Trooper Thorn said...

Congrats on the featured posting. But why did you bury the tidbit about you shaving your arms in the list of other characteristics. That is something that should be featured. Are you really that hairy? Or is it some weird fetish?

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Dan Brindley said...

keep it up homeslice

Chanté said...

I've never even looked at the Bloggers of Note until today (I'm pretty new to this) and I must say that you saying that Peta is a bunch of assholes made my day entirely!
I've loved looking at your photography, especially your wedding photos. You've got beautiful style, and capture some of the best moments! Glad I checked your blog out. :)

Carlos said...

you're like famous and shit... go you!!!

Patrick said...

congrats.. =)

becky said...

I found you today since your posted as a blog of note....great blog.If I could just say its so simple to lose weight no one would believe me but its true.Just eat RIGHT!Whole grain everything, pasta bread etc.Fat free milk, lots of fruit and water.You can eat often with eating good.If you eat that way and succed you can even have brownies for a big snack as well.I have elarned this over the years it didnt come easy for me either.But Im older now the girls are grown Im a nurse as well.Dont think that helps much but just thought I would say.My husband died 7 years ago young.I had 6 years ago Thyroid cancer.So everyone has their stuff if you will.Oh Im writing a book,lol see you again!

Matthew said...

Wonderful photography and I love your blog. Thank you for sharing! I've also started a blog recently... come visit if you will.

Gratitude.

Ertragen said...

thank you so much for commenting and replying to my question but...network? you mean I have to make friends? damn I was so hoping to avoid that. :D jk, I'll try it thank you. I'll visit by your blog often and learn what I can

Barbies4Sale! said...

Ok so I'm a bit late with the congrats. But Congratulations anyway and Best wishes for the future.

Träumerin said...

Congrats on the Blog of Note; that's awesome! Love the train track photo!!! SO haunting

Geeta said...

What a great blog to find :)

Definitely deserve being featured... & it's wonderful that you realize you want/need to be hot for YOU. What you consider hot, not what some magazine tells you is hot...

Very motivating... in fact, after this comment I think I'll quit blogging for now so I can go for my run :))

Thanks!! :))

Maurica said...

Good for you

Blue Collar Dates said...

: )

Valerie Reilly said...

as if the name of the blog alone wasn't good enug. mazel tov....
cheers!
Val

Leah said...

your photography...

wow scoob.

Relax Sense said...

i like you so beautiful

Franzine Kafka said...

i love your blog. just found it through blogs of note. awesome name for a blog too =)

Nomad said...

yes! this is how i found you!

definitely one of my goals for the year.

Brittany Nicole Staires said...

I just found your blog today, and i love it! Keep up the great work :)