Saturday, August 18, 2007

3,000 Skirt Miles

A while back I showed this photo on my blog...



...for the purposes of illustrating where I decided the Mom of The Week thing from CHBM could kiss me in the many months it took me to finally win that suckah.

After posting it, I got an e-mail from Jake And Ellie's Mom saying that she recognized my exquisite taste in fashion and that she had the very same skirt from Le Target.

I e-mailed her back sharing how much I liked the skirt and how sad I was that mine no longer fit and that Le Target was no longer selling it.

She asked me what size I wore and when I told her she... SENT ME HERS!!

Too cool!

Her only stipulation was that I post a before and after post.

See, I lost a buttload of weight counting the effing points.

I agreed to this condition, but then she took a break from blogging, so...

[No one is surprised that I didn't post the before pictures, right?]

Well, she's back so here I go.

This is me in May of 2006 wearing my original skirt.


May 2006 Family



This is me this morning wearing the skirt formerly known as that of Jake & Ellie's Mom.

August 2007

I have kept the weight off for eight months so far and I'm here to tell you...


Now
The Lady Flabina can kiss me right here:

I SAID, Kiss My...







Lotta has a post up celebrating bloggers that have lost weight so go give them the virtual high fives.



92 comments:

notfearingchange said...

WOW!
okay...first i'm very happy to be the first...
BUT more WOW...
Congrats on the weight loss! That is amazing....

And how wonderful the world of sharing...

Okay now you'll have to email me your size...as i'm packing and moving...i'll send you other skirts! ;oP

Blog Antagonist said...

Jou look mahvelous dahling. Jou really, really do.

I think I may need WW. I've been losing steadily over the last six months working out, but I've hit a plateau. I think I need to be more disciplined about counting calories.

What a sweetie she is to share her stuff with you!

mothergoosemouse said...

You rock. The points make me crazy - I always ate my share before lunchtime.

But you've inspired me to really keep my promise to myself that I will: 1) Not gain 50 pounds with this PG; and 2) Lose what I do gain (plus the extra from the first two).

Cat, Galloping said...

first of all, i never saw before picture before and actually you looked quite lovely then-- not a victim of Lady Flabina at all! But you do look pretty rockingly fabulous after!

did i ever tell you that after reading your points post i did WW myself and lost 10 lbs (5 baby lbs + 5 extras)? so, uh, belated thanks for the push.

Not The Mama said...

You look fantastic! Congratulations!

I love seeing inspirational posts like this. It makes me feel motivated to start being more disciplined and lose the weight I've been carrying around for far too long.

Kyla said...

You're hot. But that's stating the obvious. :)

Deb said...

You go girl! My neighbor does a weight watchen site, its amazing.

www.weightwatchen.com

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Someday, when we become the best of friends, I will show you my fatty had a party and nobody came photos. Congrates on 8 months! As Priscilla my old point counting coach would say, "Good Fa You!".

Veronica said...

You look great. And I love that you now have a skirt with history.

Woman with kids said...

Aren't you one hot little chickie!

And I mean that in a total girl-crush kinda way...

deb said...

You do look marvelous and congratulations on keeping it off.

Lawyer Mama said...

Well, I've seen you in person & I must admit you look fabulous! I had no idea you'd lost so much weight. Go you!

Jackie said...

Nice! Hubba,hubba!

Jenifer said...

The skirts are nice, but what really amazed me was the change in your face. It is like your whole face changed shape.

You look lovely and it is inspiring. It makes me want to try harder...

Anonymous said...

Congrats, you have done the impossible feat...dropped the baby weight. Now send a little motivation my way, Lord knows I could use it!

Cathy said...

I am so impressed! (And newly motivated.)

Um ... how long did it take to see progress? I've also hit a plateau and am very frustrated.

You look fabulous!

A.J.Reams said...

You look fantastic! Congrats on your success! You must be very proud of yourself.

I'd scare off half of the blogging world if I posted a photo of my butt. Ok, I'll take that back. I'd scare off about 11 people if I posted a photo of my butt.

Tabba said...

when I came by here earlier, I couldn't post a comment.

Congrats. You look gorgeous. You must feel so proud. What an accomplishment.

I need to follow your example.
I have about 20-30 that need to be gone.

painted maypole said...

you look great!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

You look hot. Totally! Congrats on sticking with it!

We joined the Y today and took the girls to the pool and there I was, white and flabby in my solid blue tankini standing by the kiddie slide and talking to ridiculously tan, tall, not an ounce of fat on her body mother in a bikini (also with her 2-year-old.)

At least it gave me a little extra boost of motivation to go back.

Virtualsprite said...

Fantastic, dahling, just absolutely fantastic!

You look absolutely wonderful (not that you didn't before..) and many, many congratulations!

Biddy said...

you. are. hott.

wanna be my girlfriend?? hehe

Izzy said...

I don't even think my old, old stuff would fit you, you sexy thang!

And though you look gorgeous at your current weight, I look at those older pictures and I'm all "But look at that RACK!"

As one who has never been boobagely endowed, I do sometimes suffer from boob envy. Or benvy? Or boonvy?

Megan/ Velveteen Mind said...

Having only stumbled into blogging within the last six months, I didn't know about the weight loss thing. You look amazing. I can't get over how different your face looks.

Put me on the "Inspired by Oh, the Joys to Dig Out My Cheek Bones" list. It's time to commit to this.

Serina Hope said...

That is so awesome. I am inspired to continue with the damn counting.

Mrs. Flinger said...

Have I told you that I started a fitness journey to get my damn body back? And did you know you freaking inspire me to no end? And now? I will get up and run tomorrow. Because one day I'll be as hot as you. Ok, not really, but maybe like your less-hot friend that you'd take to a bar so all the guys stare at you but you'd be seen with me. Or something.

Special K ~Toni said...

You look fabulous! You are a brave, brave woman to post not one, but TWO pictures of your butt!

metalia said...

Congrats on the award, and CONGRATS on the weight loss! (And seriously, it is awesome that she sent you the skirt; God, I love the internet.)

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Congrats.

jakelliesmom said...

Totally rocking the skirt, my friend. Glad to see it enjoying the good life in the South.

And, fair readers of the Joys, it was her sweet way with words that had me thinking, "how could I possibly keep this skirt to myself?"

Every time feel myself slipping on WW, I think to myself, if J can do it, I can do it.

flutter said...

sweet, fancy moses, you are freakin hot!!

karrie said...

Wow!

You look years younger in the second picture too. Inspiring!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Wow! Good for you, hottie mama!

I'm inspired now to quit slacking on my running program.

Omaha Mama said...

High five to you! It's the timing here that freaks me out. I was just at my sister's yesterday and she got her 50 lb. star from WW this week and looks awesome. I was feeling more inspired to give it another go. And there is your post this morning. I suppose I'd better get after it.

Ugh.

BTW - you do look wonderful!

Heather said...

You look absolutely fabulous. Congratulations on lots of hard work and awesome results.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! You look great. That's impressive.

wayabetty said...

Here's a BIG high five to you OTJ!! And what a nice @ss that is!! Haven't been around to visit much, lots of things happening at our house. Glad to be back though!

Kami said...

That's awesome!!

Adorable said...

That's awesome. I love blogging because you never know what kind of skirts and friends you might get!

Momish said...

I think you look beautiful in all those photos! Congrats on the weight loss and revving up that fabness to the umph notch!

You are right, that skirt is awesome.

Kind of Crunchy Mama said...

Wow! Congrats!

S said...

That's great. I'm currently doing the same thing re: points counting.
Congrats to you!

Mrs. Swizzle said...

Zoinks! That's incredible!

Good for you. You look fab.

Shannon said...

LMFAO I Have the same skirt from Target!!

Before I started reading the part about you saying where it was from, I thought it looked like the one I have. And then my thoughts were confirmed when you mentioned Target.

I LOVE that skirt. I have it in khaki green. It's soo much better than shorts...and my husband thinks it's better than skorts ;)

Congrats on the weight loss!

Sugared Harpy said...

You look fan fucking tastic!

And is it lame that I just realized you included me in the original weight loss email? Lame me!

Although, sista, I weigh now what you weighed previously. You are my inspiration. You look healthay and sexay.

Watch out for the PARK RANGER INVASION!!

Lotta said...

You are a sexpot in the before and after pictures lady!

creative-type dad said...

I feel inspired to post a picture of my butt now.

Or maybe not...

mamatulip said...

You look amazing!

Anne Glamore said...

Congrats- you look fab.

And I have a Target skirt I bought ages ago, and every time I wear it people compliment it. It looks tres expensive. Maybe I'll post my ass in the Target skirt that lives forever!

QT said...

OMG - Congrats on the 8 months! As a person who gains and loses the same ten pounds each year, I know what it means to keep your weight down for that long.

Jonathon Morgan said...

Lookin' good! God bless le Target

Magpie said...

High Five to you! You look awesome.

Mel said...

I could be glib, or I could write down, verbatim, what just came out of my mouth:
"-GASP- Holy shit! Jessica, you look BEAUTIFUL!"
So, there ya go. I am so thrilled for you! And it gives me some hope. How do you get hold of those point thingies?

ewe are here said...

You look fantastic. Congratulations on keeping the extra weight off.

naginata said...

Hells to the yeah lady!! Nice job and you look great! :)

Katrina said...

I have it too! I said it as soon as I saw the pic...that is too funny.

MiniMarie said...

Way to go, Honey! You look wonderful. And props to your great friend too :)

Clubbs said...

Ha! What a fun, brave post. Way to go!

Aliki2006 said...

Hooray! Congrats to you--you look gorgeous!

And I love the skirt story--just wonderful.

Heather said...

You give new meaning to the term MILF

Nancy said...

You look FLABuLESS!

Congrats on the great look, and smaller sized skirt!

I have about 10 more lbs to lose, then I will be asking for your tips on keeping it off.

liv said...

Hot-cha-cha! You look great, my love.

jen said...

you are sublimely gorgeous. inside and out.

David said...

Hey, this afternoon I had a pretty funny dream about you and K. You were like over 6' tall and K was over 7' tall. You two were strolling down the aisle of a supermarket arm in arm together! Anyways, just thought I'd let you two know and say Hi at the same time.

Shannon said...

You go girl!

Loralee Choate said...

My sad, flabby booty envies your fab, diminutive booty.

Sigh.

Annie said...

I tried to comment on this the day you posted it but it wouldn't work for some reason. Anyway - just wanted to say congrats on the weight loss, and on keeping it off - the hardest part.

Now to get my fat ass in gear...

~JJ! said...

Rock that skirt sistah!

kgirl said...

nothin' like a half-size heinie in a fab skirt to make a gal feel good. congrats, you look great.

JamesMommy said...

You have totally inspired me, Jess. Thanks!

Mrs. Chicky said...

What's you gonna do wit all that ass,
All that ass inside your skirt?

Ima gonna make you work
Make you work work, make you work

You look fah-bu-licious dahling. You're looking bottylicious.

Jennifer said...

And I see this on a day I've slept through my morning workout?!? Waaa!

You look fantastic and fabulous and amazing. Congrats on the hard work paying off big time! (Or, paying off small time, really. You're tiny!)

Ponygirl said...

You are HOTT. You got the goods, J.

Mandy said...

You look fantastic! Congrats on losing the weight! I keep trying and keep falling off. But, you inspire me! : )

kittenpie said...

Wow. I generally don't notice when people lose weight unless it's drastic, but the before and after together like that really show it off. That's awesome. And a bit inspiring... hmm. May reconsider enormous dinner I have packed.

JayJenny said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! You know how to rock a skirt!!

EE said...

You are hot tamale in that skirt!!!!

megachick said...

wow! someone actually made that system work for them?
i hope my hubs can make it work, too. i do the non-trendy, anal-retentive, count-every-calorie-on-a-spreadsheet method.
worked for me last year...gotta get on it again when i stop being the milk matron.

megachick said...

um, by the way, congratulations!
you do look great.

Sarah said...

Hooray for your skirt and you!

Audubon Ron said...

Hey you, psst, yeah you, c-mere.

Nice fanny.

;)

Stimey said...

You have inspired me. Congratulations to you on your incredible achievement.

Damselfly said...

Woo-hoo, you a hot mama!

mrs incredibl said...

You are HOOO-OT! I wish it were me!

PunditMom said...

You look great. Can I have your secret?

Grim Reality Girl said...

You are hotness and you inspire me! Love the skirt! How cool that she sent it to you!

Anonymous said...

What a great inspiration, just what I need to read. I just restarted "counting the points" for the third time a month ago. I have a 10 week old boy and am bound and determined to lose the baby weight of him and my 8 year old son. So far the weight loss has been slow going, but this is motivation. You look fabulous!!

Making my way in PA said...

OH!!!! I Counted the effing point tooooo! I have kept off my nearly 50 lbs since Oct of 2005. BLESS THOSE DMAN POINTS!

Starrlight said...

Congrats on that skirt action!

Kevin Charnas said...

DDDAAAAAYYYYYYY--UUUUUMMMMMMM!!!!

you look GGGOOOODDDDDDD!!!!

Way to go, baby.

Now, I DEFINITELY need a cig.

and a spank.

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