Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You guys? I'm "normal" now.

Okay, so... before I get into anything, I need to ask you guys to help me out.  You all know I'm a photographer here in  Milwaukee.  Well, if you wouldn't mind taking a quick second to vote for me on the WISN A-List, that would be hugely amazing.  Seriously, it only takes a minute and it would help me out greatly. :)

Alrighty!  Now down to business.

Today I weighed in at 159.  I'm officially normal!  So, I get these buttons from Scale Junkie's Healthy You Challenge:

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Seriously.  65 Pounds, SUCK MY BALLS.


Stats time.

Weight = 159 (-1.4)
Arm = 11.5 (-0)
Bust = 37 (-0)
Ribcage = 32 (-1 finally!)
Waist = 28.5 (-0)
Butt = 39 (-1)
Hips = 38 (-0)
Thigh = 24 (-0)

Overall, a loss of 1.4 pounds and 2 inches.  Fair, successful week in my opinion!

So I thought I'd share a few pictures.  Here's one of me in an outfit, 'cause you know I'm a clotheshound/shoppingwhore.  Headband from Bangles and Bags in Milwaukee, Shirt from a consignment shop (originally from Dress Barn!) - Vest (size 8) from New York and Company.  Yellow belt from Boston Store, and matching yellow shoes you can't see are from DSW. :)

Also, size 8 Old Navy Jeans (my goal jeans) are officially my day to day jeans.  They fit correctly and such.  Time for some new goal jeans, eh? ;)

Speaking of goals... here's one I haven't talked about.  This tank-top / corset thing is so gorgeous, and I BARELY fit into it when I was at my thinnest.  Dagnabbit I want to wear it.  I have a faint memory of wearing it out one time, and then gaining weight before I could wear it again.  I tried it on just for kicks, and it very tightly snaps over the bosoms, but ridiculously so... it smooshes them into less existence than they already are.  After that, it's definitely not hooking (because it's just too small and my midsection won't squish like my boobs will.)  I'm not sure if I'll ever fit into it, but I want to.  I probably need to lose another 1-2 inches overall before it'll fit, and probably a little more than that in my mid section.  I'm not sure when I bought this or why, or if it really fit me.  If so, I must have had a 26 or 25 inch waist at some point.

So!  Time to answer a few questions.

Q:   I was just wondering if you're including exercise into your diet regimen.
A:  Well, not exactly, no.  I have a somewhat physical job (photographer) - ((Don't laugh until you've photographed a wedding, seriously.))  And with all the work involved in the studio renovation, I've been sweating a lot lately.  But, no.  I canceled my gym membership, I don't do the 30 Day Shred anymore, I am a lazy bitch.  I really want to get a bike though.  And I lay in bed at night thinking about jump roping.  But, I never do anything about that.

Q:  That egg plant looks sooo good. You think you could bake it? I don't have any kind of grill. :( 
A:  Yes, you can totally bake eggplant.  It works better if you put salt on it, then put it between two paper towels and let it sit for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture.  Also, I saw a recipe to dip it in egg after that, then bake it.  Mmmm.

I have a few other things to chat with you guys about but I'm going to wait until tomorrow for that.  For now, thank you so much for going over to vote for me really quickly!



Roland Hulme said...

Hey, just discovered your blog! I'm not sure how, but I somehow wound up here by way of Tony the Anti-Jarad and an article about how they're thinking of moving the Harley Davidson factory.

Anyway, just wanted to say that you're a triumphant blogger and congrats on being 'normal' - I remember reaching that goal last year and being really proud of myself.

Anyway. Love you blog - love the fashion shows, and you have tons of style. Keep it up!

Allan said...

Suck my balls ? OK, you're very hot so a potty mouth is fine. Voted, good luck..

kimert said...

Woohoo! Way to go!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on the 'normal'! My Wii board finally shared that message with me last week... instead of 'that's overweight', I got 'that's normal' and have been doing the happy dance ever since.

And I love the headband! Way too cute!

Cole Walter Mellon said...

Not overweight? Yes indeedy.

Normal? I don't think so...

Salina Lyn said...

Normal? What does that mean? I haven't even considered that as an option for a goal but I like it. Way to go! Love that top too.

I just bought a bike and am in LOOOOOOVE! She's the Schwinn Jenny and she's beautiful. I took pictures.


K...heading over to vote now. Good luck.

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Holy hell, that's awesome!! You are totally an inspiration!

Kendra said...

First off, 65lbs! WAHOOO!!! Congrats! :)

Secondly, I photographed a wedding while I was 9 months's really just not a fun thing to do! Not to mention, I'm not a I wasn't all over the place like you probably are...but I was still doing TONS of moving around!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh - congrats on the NORMAL. Such a great accomplishment, a great feeling. I know there are a lot of pros and cons to the BMI stuff - but I really like being labeled "NORMAL" :) It feels good.

Rachel said...

Wow, 65 lbs. gone! That is truly incredible! Congratulations, you must be so stoked! And yes, 65 lbs. can definitely suck your balls. hahahah

Kristina said...


I have an award for you over at my blog:

Anonymous said...

OMG you answered my question, about the egg plant. HeHe I dunno why but that just made my day.
And a super duper congrats for being "normal" YeeHaw!

Traci said...

Wow!!! Congrats on so many things. That really is wonderful. First of all to be in the normal category! Wow! And that your goal jeans are your normal every day jeans now. Definitely time for some new goal jeans. :) 66 lbs! That's awesome! Great job!

The Insatiable Host said...

Jenn the outfit with headband etc, is likely my fav thing (next to the black and white dress for the bday) that you have`s amazingly cute!

congrats on losing it! SUCK MY BALLS is totally appropriate as it`s not like you were saying a la Demi Moore `suck my dick` no..balls are what you should say because you got big balls for working so hard! but i have to say, you were normal, you`re improved.

hope you`re great!!


PS...the dude who said `your hot so that`s ok`` made me giggle and spit my drink out!

Ainslee Kardisco Kroenke said...

Just voted!! Good luck! I adore your photography!

And congrats on the awesome weight loss!

Runnergirl said...

That is one seriously FLAT stomach (please note the "L" in that word!). Don't forget body shape changes as we get older, so you might not be able to get back into that corset - but you would look fab in a new one!!

Unknown said...

Off to vote for you! Congratulations on being normal... you are such an inspiration for the rest of us trying to get to NORMAL... thank you!

Sarah said...

I can't wait to be normal!!! Way to go!

MarshaMarsha said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for a while now. I voted for your photo. Congrats on your weightloss. :)

Janna said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile...lurking of course :) Just wanted to say CONGRATS! And I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your style...the clothes you pick are so cute! Come teach me :)

Congrats again!

fatlittleblackdog said...

Wow well done! You look awesome!

RHD said...

Hey, wow I just wanted to say congrats! I'm down from 225 to 211 (and still dropping), and following your blog is a great source of inspiration and encouragement. You're awesome!