Well, first of all I'd like to thank you guys for all your sweet comments about my poop situation. Nice to know I'm not alone in five pound weight gains over two days time, and all that good stuff. Things are going fine. I'm back down to about 182.5 or so now, so we'll see how things are later this week. I need to get to jump roping so I can feel active. I'm doing so much computer/editing/album design work that I feel really, really stagnant.
And now for some videos. The camera adds 10 pounds, or so they say... For the first video I'm about to show you guys, I wanted to believe the camera added 50 pounds.
I've had a few moments of pseudo 5-minutes-of-fame type of things. I got to do a promo video for my favorite news station in Denver, Channel 7. I sent their weather man, Mike Nelson, a letter about how he was awesome and I remembered him doing a presentation on weather balloons for my 2nd grade class. The news team contacted me and asked if I would do a little interview spot. So, I did it. Here's one of the clips... I was probably at my high, or close to my high weight of 225 here:
I also was on Gimme the Mike in Denver. I wanted to show you how much freakin' thinner I was! It's amazing ... watching yourself back on video is so strange. And it really put me face to face with my weight gain. The HI-LARIOUS thing about this is right at the beginning of the clip I'm showing you guys, I say, "hopefully I haven't gained too much weight since high school," and it was after they asked if people from my home town would recognize me. The funny thing is that I knew I was thinner than my Senior year. Gah for trying to be funny, 'cause now that just pisses me off... Anyhoodle! Here is my favorite out-take clip from the raw promo footage, and the little bio they had me do. This was five years ago.
Hopefully I'll get pseudo-five-minutes-of-fame-or-more soon and will have another video to show you when I lose my last 40 pounds. :)
And now that I think about it, I'm sure I'll get comments like, "You sing?" Well, sort of. I sing in the car now. I used to sing in high school, it's all I did. These days I don't really sing at all except by myself, although I LURVE some karaoke. I'll show you a shnippet of one of the performances so you all can see. And mainly, it's to show you this freakin' dress I could fit into... I think it was a generic size medium from some random mall store. I was probably around 155-ish at this point. If that's the case, I'd like to be 10-15 pounds lighter than I am in this video as my ultimate goal weight, for a visual. And check it out, people: No bra. I was so much smaller then, holy crap. Tiny boobies.
Oh, and sorry the clip is so oddly edited. Windows Movie Maker sucks my balls. I'm getting new software, 'cause this is the only splicing of the clip it'd let me do. SuckMcSuckerson.
Adios for now!
Oh wow, that's awesome! Loved watching these. :) You're not shy at all in front of the camera, I love it!
You are pretty damn hot in that dress...
You're doing great! keep it up!
I love the videos. For those of us who haven't met you, it's nice to hear your voice and get to know you a little more. i'm super excited for you to make your weight loss goal and get back to the you that you want to be. It's a little less extreme but over the last three years of a crummy relationsship I've put on 20 lbs and it nags at me EVERY DAY. I need to just do something about it and stick to it. Kudos to you for being determined!
Check you on the camera! I wouldn't have had the nerve to do any of that!
I like you in the 2nd video, you look really relaxed and happy! :)
Granted you look happy in all of them because you kinda had to, being on camera and all, but the 2nd one looks comfortable.
Love the clips Jenn! You've got a nice voice :-) Like you, I sang a lot in high school and college and now I just sing in the car and the apartment (although they're trying to get me to sing at my church now that they found out I sing). You looked good in that last video and you're not that far way from your goal when you think about it. Keep going girl!
Thanks for sharing!
You are so lovely and you totally rock. We all have a song to sing and you are doing that figuratively all of the time with your writing and full self-expression. And you don't need to have "pseudo-five-minutes-of-fame" or lose 40 pounds to make a super-cool video to document your fabulousness. When you are 90 you're going to want to see as much of your lovely vibrant self from the present as much as possible--record it all darling!
Wow! Definitely a noticeable difference. My face always changes first too.
Go Lakewood! That's where my mom grew up & she went to Lakewood High.
Wow, your personality really shines through on all these clips, Jenn. Especially love the singing (but the panting mother bit was a hoot, too).
Thanks for sharing these.
FAME! I wanna live for-evah!!
I had no idea you were so multi-faceted and talented!! Of course - in elementary school I suppose we were all growing into our identities but it is really cool to see what great things you have done with your life! :) Keep on keeping on and you will make that goal!
(I totally still remember how cool it was when Mike Nelson came to school when we were in 2nd grade. Too fun!)
Yea the camera is a funny thing. Sometimes someone will take a picture of me and I will be like "woah, it looks like I have muscles in this picture. Somebody get me that camera!" I think its certain cameras, so the goal is figure out what cameras you look good through and only be caught in front of those cameras. This is a really good idea. Trust me.
Your voice is amazing. Blown away, really.
No matter the weight one thing remains the same...you are always cute!
Girl you got some good pipes on you! That last video cut off just as you were hitting that high note. Bummer : (. Loved the vids. Way cute : D
Jen, badass stuff. All the videos were great and you are so cute on camera. Wow! What a talent.. photographer, writer, singer, great sense of humor and of yourself...Dan's a lucky guy, keep it up!
you have so much energy. I am jealous that Eshter gets to kick it with you.
Can't blame the camera for adding stage presence and natural beauty, you must take the credit for that on your own. Very cool videos.
I love your blog! I just started reading through it, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. You are a great singer too! I wish I had some of your confidence.
My "follow" function isn't working for me, but I wanted to let you know I listed you on "what I'm reading" on my blog. :)
Wow, you sing too?! We shall change your name from Jenn, Ex Hot Chick, to Jenn, Jack of All Trades. Or shorten it to just Jenn of All Trades.
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