Monday, March 18, 2013


Last week I achieved two major goals.

First, I reached the lowest weight I ever remember being at.  174.6 pounds.  (yup, this is also the first time I'm telling you my weight - eek!!)

I started this journey at 250 pounds.  I've lost 75.4 pounds now!  In case you're wondering, these are things that weight 75 pounds:
  • 12.5 gallons of jet fuel (thanks to my brother for that one)
  • an average 11 year old boy
  • 100 cans of soda
  • 2.5 cinder blocks
  • 300 apples
  • 300 stickes of butter
  • 4,000 gum balls
  • 37,500 plain M&Ms


My second accomplishment was running the Rock 'N Roll USA Half Marathon in Washington, DC on Saturday!  I finished in 2 hours and 36 minutes - with no walking!  I'll post a full race recap later this week, I'm waiting for all of the pictures to post. 
(Mile 2.5 - we were still pretty happy at this point!)



  1. I love the things that weight 75 pounds!

    So proud of you!!
    Love You

  2. Jess,I usually don't post comments on blogs.But, after finding your blog on Peak313,I have been checking in regularly.Congrats on your accomplishments! You have really encouraged me to be more focused on my own health goals. Keep up the great work!