Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tornadoes, sexy ladies, and a GIVEAWAY!

Heyo mayo!


Welp, I'm here to explainify my absence over the last couple of weeks.  Well, I can't really justify HOW LONG HOLY CRAP I've been gone, but I have had a few things keeping me busy.  Boudoir marathons, photo shoots, storm chasing.  Love, love.






AND!
You guys know I've been getting more into storm chasing recently.  Well, we had a big day over the weekend, and you can read my blog post over at the photography blog about the huge tornado intercept in Mapleton.  This bad boy was rated an EF3.  Massive damage to the town :( and definitely one for the record books.  Especially considering it was in Iowa.  In APRIL.
 
 
I'll be trying to do a LOT more storm chasing over the season as I've found an amazing couple of chasers to go out with, particularly Skip Talbot of Convective Addiction.  Just know I'm in good hands - he's been chasing a long time, he's a moderator for a prominent severe weather forum, and overall a really nice person whom I trust very much. :)




Also, I've launched a new website for the Boudoir branch of my business - 
Boudoir Milwaukee (A JBe Production, of course) - you should go LIKE it on Facebook and check out the site.  Any feedback is more than welcome!




So.  In other news, I've gotten a groovy scale I've wanted to try for a while.  It's the Quantum Scale!



I've been using it for a little over a week now.  The first registered result showed "-4".  Meaning, the scale in its pretty pinkness told me I was down four pounds from my post bingeathon period weight.  That's to be expected.  Yet, I find myself in my own brain, trying to remember what my last weight was, and trying to subtract.  I've forced myself to NOT use the other scale I have... (you know, the number one,) and just focus on the overall progress.

The neat thing is that it's an OVERALL loss scale, so it's not showing you your individual loss per week (or per day) - it's showing your total loss from when you started using the scale.  I think it's a pretty fantastic idea, so we're constantly seeing our TOTAL progress, and not focusing on the "crap, I only lost .2 pounds this week?!"  As long as we can make our focus the overall journey of our loss, and see the totality of our achievements as they go along... I think the Quantum Scale could truly be a powerful tool in weight loss, but also in maintaining the integrity of our self esteem.

I can say I've felt pretty good in my own body the last week, but I will really have to pay attention to the progress I make over the next few weeks / months.  I've always been a very numbers driven person, but I also have been sort of stalled over the past month so maybe this is the new way to go.


On THAT note, I also have a giveaway for you guys!  You can have one of your VERY OWN Quantum Scales, courtesy of Quantum Scales! :)~




To enter, you can do one of a few things:

1.  Like Ex Hot Girl on Facebook.
2.  Like JBe Photography on Facebook.
3.  Like Boudoir Milwaukee on Facebook.  (Yes, I'm whoring myself out.  Yup.)
4.  Tweet this blog post on Twitter, tag @exhotgirl.


***No matter which one(s) you do above, make sure you COMMENT on this post and let me know which ones you did!***


The contest will END Monday, 4/18/2011, so hurry on up and get those entries in. :)

~Jenn

49 comments:

Chubby McGee said...

Welcome back! Love the photos. Tasteful.

Aren't you scared when you're out there chasing storms though?!?!? Whew!

Great job on the loss! Go, Ms. Brindley! GO!

crystal said...

I did all four of those things (why I wasn't already creeping you on Facebook is beyond me). I love that scale and the idea behind it. Very groovy.

Ellen said...

I MUST have this scale! ahhhhhhh! I "likes" all 3 facebooks, but I don't have atwitter :(...don't hold it against me! :)

destinationathlete said...

I like JBe on FB already!

Nicole said...

Great pictures! Cool scale - I'd love to have one!

(I liked all 3 Facebook pages!)

destinationathlete said...

I like Ex Hot Girl on FB too!

destinationathlete said...

And I liked BM right away on FB too!

destinationathlete said...

Tweeting now!

Lindsay said...

I just liked "JBe Photography" on Facebook. I need a scale that measures in pounds lost!

Erin said...

I liked all three FB pages! I'm a new reader, so I was gonna do it anyway.

Caitlin said...

I liked all three pages! Thank you so much for this opportunity! Your photos are AMAZING!

Erin said...

I 'liked' all three of your pages on Facebook and mentioned this post in a tweet (I'm @erin_thegemini). I absolutely love your boudoir shoots, I wish you lived in Toronto, I'd love to get one shot by you!

Dee said...

I like every fb page and I tweeted as well:)Thanks for such an awesome giveaway and I LOVE the pics:D

Dee

http://www.deesdroppingtheweight.blogspot.com

ChapStick = Love said...

I liked JBe photography on FB!

Losing It said...

I did them all, just to be safe ;)

This scale is awesome.

Nikki said...

I'm new to your blog, so I "liked" Ex Hot Girl on FB!

megan marie said...

I "like" JBe Photos on facebook!

Great giveaway!

Nicole said...

liked you on facebook and LOVE the scale...great idea!

Señorita Andalucíana said...

That scale is awesome! I liked JBe Photography on FB :D

Fingers crossed!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Would SO love that scale... I liked Ex Hot Girl on FB

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

I also liked JBe Photography

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

And liked Boudoir Milwaukee

princessvalecia said...

OMG I'm soooo gonna have to check you out. I live in Racine and am looking to alter my port as I lose weight!!! Congrats on everything!!!

Stacie said...

I liked EX Hot Girl on Facebook.

Love your photos.

Michelle said...

Welcome back! Love the photos, they're beautiful!! I did all four of the above. I don't comment a lot, but I'm a pretty dedicated follower...so nice to see all the sites!

And...neat giveaway idea!

Crystal said...

That is SO cool! I liked Ex Hot Girl and JBe Photography on FB and tweeted the blog post too. :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Breathtaking in two completely different ways. Nice work.

KristiSue said...

I did the first three... I just got Twitter on Wednesday and haven't quite figured out how to tag people or anything else really on it :)

Your pictures and videos of the Mapleton tornado really hit home with me, as I taught music in the area last year. I know that several of my former students have relatives in that area.

Laura said...

Awesome photos!

Nicole said...

I liked all three of your pages on fb! I do not have a twitter account or I would've done that too!

Tanya said...

i tweeted about your giveaway!

Kara said...

I don't know if I qualify since I live in Canada but I just liked the blog and your boudoir page. :)

A Healthier Happier Me said...

i liked ex hot girl on FB
-Jacqui Kane

Love the photos!!

jen said...

dude!

I stalk and will continue to stalk you EVERY where!!

I like all you FB pages!!

Hokanson said...

Liked your blog on facebook. Love the idea of this scale so much better to just see the progress.

Jules said...

I SO LOVE your photography! Awesomeness and as far as the scale I might just have to get me one of those. I jokingly said the best scale would be one that instead of showing our weight it would say positive things back to us...good job..you are beautiful etc...now THAT would be an awesome scale...or better yet...one that would show one of your beautiful photographs to go with the weight...that would be encouraging!

Lindsay said...

I liked you on Facebook, love the boudoir photos!!!

Denise said...

Dear Lord I need one of these!

I "liked" all of the fb pages!!

kuwaiti_gurl said...

Welcome back gurl!

Jennie said...

I "liked" Ex Hot Girl on FB!

135by2012 said...

I have been a long time follower and had "liked" you on Facebook (Ex Hot Girl,JBE Photography) and just today the Boudiour page. Not on twitter just yet. I really need to save what little time I have left in the world.. LOL!

You are still my photographer crush!

Deb said...

Just liked Ex Hot Girl on FB! Thanks!

Jessie said...

Awesome photos!!!!

I already liked Ex Hotgirl, JBe Photography on Facebook awhile ago, so I liked Boudoir Milwaukee and Tweeted for the heck of it :-)

Juli said...

I liked JBe photography on Facebook as well as Ex Hotgirl.

♥ julie said...

I did all four (and my twitter handle is ohxjulie)!

Joy Vertz said...

I did all four... how fun. That scale rocks. I never win anything but fun to try! :)

Amanda said...

Well I already liked Ex Hot Girl and JBe Photography on facebook and now I've officially like JBe Boudoir Milwaukee and I tweeted you too (manda404)! By the way, I love your new boudoir site! It would seriously be amazing to be photographed by you. I hope someday, I would love to do a boudoir shoot. Gotta save up some money first though! :)

And thanks for the chance to win this scale, it looks so great! And I love the pinkness, of course!

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

I liked your photog pages!!!

I want that wicked scale. Maybe it would get me out of my fatty funk :(

CrazyAssMomma said...

i like all 3 on facebook!