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    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Anniversary HNT

    One year ago today, I had gastric bypass surgery. In that year I have lost a total of 168 pounds, 10 pant sizes and 6 shirt sizes.

    I have hit some milestones along the way. Here are a few.

    • I can run and play with my children
    • I can fit in a booth at a restaurant
    • I can ride a roller coaster
    • I can sit in any lawn furniture
    • I rode a bicycle with my girls
    • My clothes are smaller than they were 15 years ago
    • Sex is better than it has ever been
    • I fit on an airplane without using a seat belt extender
    • Food no longer rules my life. I eat to live, rather than live to eat
    • I sleep in a Queen size bed with my husband and we fit with room to spare
    • I have lost 44% of my total body weight



    Happy Half Nekkid Thursday!!

    Go see the King.

    51 comments:

    snowelf said...

    Hey Jenn!

    That video was so cool--and I totally love that song. Happy HNT!!
    Congratulations on such an incredible and life changing year!! You're gorgeous!

    --snow

    G-Man said...

    Jenn....
    You are so beautiful!
    What an awesome collage..
    Congratulations to the most Stunningly beautiful Woman that I know personally...
    You are the my blog mentor!..Thank You for being my friend..xoxox

    The Savage said...

    You get sexier every day!
    Awesome stuff hot stuff!

    lime said...

    happy anniversary and what an FABULOUS list of milestones each one is worthy of great celebration all by itself. together they are just magnificent! congratulations!

    HHNt, you beautiful, amazing woman

    CowGirl said...

    Wow, Congratulations. you look absolutely fantastic! I know what it's like to lose a lot of weight. I lost over 90 pounds in a year. It's a great feeling isn't it!!

    gab said...

    Happy 1 Year Ann!
    You did a great job and you stuck with it. I actually know someone who had it done and lost 200pounds then slipped and she has put 150 of those 200 back on.

    Lady Roxanne said...

    Sign.. baby..
    honey..

    wow...

    that was amazing..

    puts my HNT to friggin shame..

    I love you so much..

    S said...

    Yay! How fun to learn to make movies....I need to learn that.
    You look fabulous missy!
    HHNT

    terry said...

    you know what's changed most about you? the way you smile. you look so happy..!

    congrats, jenn...and happy anniversary. you're amazing!

    Sicilian said...

    Gurl . . . Happy Anniversary. . . I know your health has improved too.
    Ciao

    katie said...

    Happy Anniversary to you! You look amazing! wow! that picture collage was awesome. You go, girl! You're fabulous!

    barman said...

    Impressive list, wonderful video... Crabby has created a monster. You rock and I so love that second to last picture of you. You know I hardly remember the Jenn from before. She is still the same wonderful person... just a little less of her. Happy Anniversary.

    SignGurl said...

    Snowelf~ Thank you so much!!

    G-Man~ Thank you for being MY friend. I love that you are so sweet to me.

    Savage~ You know how to make me blush. Thanks!

    Lime~ There are more milestones that I've hit. I found a list I wrote a year ago and I've checked every one of them off. It's an awesome feeling.

    Cowgirl~ Congrats to you on losing 90 pounds. It's a tough road.

    Gab~ I plan on sticking with it for the rest of my life. The thought of going back to hell is enough to keep me straight :)

    Roxanne~ Your HNT is HOT!!

    S~ We need to teach you how to make movies. It's so fun!

    Terry~ I hadn't noticed by smile until it was noted. I think I've always been a smiler, but without all the weight, it shows more.

    Sicilian~ Thank you so much. My health is amazing me every day.

    Katie~ Thanks!

    Barman~ Heh, Crabby inspired me to figure out how to make movies. I'm unstoppable now if I can get my software to work again :(

    Thank you for noticing that I am the same person inside. I'm still me, just a little more confident.

    Yippeeskip said...

    CONGRATS!!!
    I can relate to you on so many levels.
    Love the smile and the sexy pic of you're bedroom eyes.
    Hawt.

    Jason said...

    cool hhnt

    SoCal Sal said...

    Way cool video. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Wow.

    You are so yummy!!! XOXO

    HHNT! XOXO

    Alyssa said...

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!

    you are amazing!

    Happy HNT

    Alyssa said...

    I added you, btw.

    :)

    Will you add me?

    :D

    Bunny said...

    Congratulations! That is an amazing transformation. You were always beautiful, but you are truly stunning now.

    HHNT!

    Sornie said...

    I've know people who have had the same surgery and it is truly life-changing. Congrats!

    TK Kerouac said...

    Willpower and determination...You are stunning and what a great example you are to your daughters.
    You are beautiful,
    Happy HNT!

    Top cat said...

    WoW Happy Anniversary jenn.
    A fantastic video.
    I love the pic of you in your black dress on the cruise and the closing pic of you on your side.
    HUGS
    tc

    bdenied said...

    Great video, teach me sometime will you? Again, congrats on a wonderful new you. In case no one ever mentioned it, you have incredibly sexy eyes...captivating actually.....Hoohra!!!!You rock...

    Manny said...

    Your video is excellent!

    t_cole said...

    Most excellent!
    Happy Anniversary!
    Congratulations!

    Lapis Ruber said...

    Fantastic. You have every right to be proud of your achievement. Happy HNT.

    SeaRabbit said...

    What you did in fact is gave yourself an interesting and healthy life!
    It is wonderful!!! And your smile, all your face is just so beautiful!
    HHNT!

    Rebicmel said...

    What a great milestone and celebration this is for you Jenn!! You have done so well and you should be very proud of yourself!!!
    Hi five for you!!!

    The Middle Child said...

    You look AMAZING!
    Congratulations on the 170 pounds!

    Keyser Soze said...

    That's totally amazing. I'm SO PROUD OF YOU! A little over a year ago I drank AT LEAST 15 beers everyday. As of Oct 15th it's been a year since I had alcohol and today was 9 weeks without cigarettes. Yay US! WOOT!

    'Just Me' said...

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
    That is wonderful. You look so amazing. I have enjoyed reading all about your journey.

    Keep it up.
    :-)
    HHNG

    Crabby said...

    And most important of all, you added years to your life so we will have you around for a long, long, time.

    I'm proud of you, Jenn. And NICE movie making!

    Vixen said...

    I admire you so much. You look amazing. Loved the video :)

    happyHNT!

    Stealth said...

    WOW!! Congratulations, you look fantastic...all glowy and pretty :-D

    What a treat, thank you for sharing this with us!

    Jahooni said...

    Wow... CONGRATS to you...
    Great video.

    Manny said...

    G Man called me with some unsettling information. I posted it.

    BTExpress said...

    The difference are so striking. You guys have taken many years off of the way you look. I'm very proud of you both.

    Happy HNT!

    lecram sinun said...

    Wonderful video! Congratulations on all the milestones :)
    Cheers & Happy HNT!

    Joy said...

    That was awesome.

    YOU are awesome...

    And beautiful.

    And well, I just think it's very cool. Happy anniversary, congratulations, and HHNT!

    SignGurl said...

    Yippeeskip~ We are weight loss sista's!

    Jason~ Thanks!

    Sal~ Still waiting for one of your famous HNT's.

    Alyssa~ Thank you so much!

    Bunny~ I'm just beginning to see the transformation, thanks!

    Sornie~ It has really changed my life for the better.

    TK~ I'm trying to set a good example. Thanks for visiting!

    TC~ You are soooo sweet!

    BDenied~ That was such a nice thing to say! Thanks!

    Manny~ I hope Crabby makes another one of you and your hotness.

    T Cole~ Thank you very much!

    Lapis Ruber~ I'm learning to be proud of my hard work. Thanks for visiting.

    SeaRabbit~ My life is quite a bit more interesting now.

    Rebicmel~ ^5 right back atcha!

    Middle Child~ Merci beaucoup!

    Keyser Soze~ You are amazing!! I applaud anyone who can free themselves from either of those things and especially those who do both!

    Just Me~ I thank you for reading.

    Crabby~ I'm so excited about becoming healthy.

    Vixen~ I only hope to one day look half as good as you.

    Stealth~ That means a lot to me, thanks!

    Jahooni~ Thank you!

    Manny~ I checked it and responded.

    BTE~ I'm trying to catch up to Mr. Sign in my youthful looks. He's lucky he has that Sicilian skin.

    Lecram~ Muchos Gracias!

    Joy~ You are very sweet! Thanks so much!

    Big Pissy said...

    Awwwww.....You've always been beautiful, Jenn!

    I'm so proud of you! :)

    Cazzie!!! said...

    You must feel so wonderful..keep on smiling and the number one thing is that you never change..live life to the fullest..and now, you can :)

    jillie said...

    WOW...that almost made me cry! What an inspirational video and the picture of you at the end is my absolute FAVORITE!!!

    You are so beautiful Jenn...I know people tell you that but dammit girl...YOU ARE!

    Love you and so proud of you!!

    xoxo

    ~d said...

    This is the most wonderful new (lease) on life...and SHOW of appreciation that I have read in a long time!!
    Congratulations! I know it has been hard work.

    Snow White said...

    Jenn,
    I'm so happy for you! You're beautiful... but then, I've always known that!

    Happy HNT! xox

    Snow
    PS. If there was a prize, you'd win! You guessed right about me!

    *S* said...

    Happy re-birthday, girl. You deserve everything good that you get. Email me if you want that book I reviewed. I have no further use for it.

    *S*

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    Tomscockwhore said...

    You are beautiful and your success brings tears to my eyes! WAY TO GO!!

    Tomscockwhore said...

    PS - I referenced you and your success in my blog (and sent you an email)

    HHNT!

    Michele in Michigan said...

    Congratulations!! And keep up the great work!!!!!!!!! :)

    TUG said...

    You've done so good. I know the surgery was a big part of it, but so was the way you followed through afterwards. Happy HNT and happy anniversary!!!