The mountains are calling, and i must go

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Jessica, y'all.

SW: 185 lbs
over 40% body fat
CW: 123-125 lbs
20% body fat
UGW: 110 lbs HEALTHY & FIT

I am a 4'10" 27-year-old southern belle living in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Asheville, North Carolina. I find beauty in simplicity. I have 3 dogs (Yoda, Oliver, Dallas), 1 cat (Gibson), and 10 chickens (Ladybird, Buckbeak, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fleur, Dolly Parton, Miss Audrey Williams, Dixie, Jolene, Lucy & Ethel).

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I lost 55 lbs between December 2011 and December 2012 through exercise and healthy eating and am currently working on burning off the little bit of fat I have left and building more muscle. I love hiking, kickboxing, turbo kick, lifting weights, and tabata/athletic conditioning/circuit training. In 2014 I will be completing my Spartan Trifecta. Races I have conquered thus far: Hero Rush, Run for Your Lives, Charlotte Spartan Sprint, Mont Tremblant Super Spartan, Tough Mudder Carolinas.

(here is my face)

(here are my weight loss posts)

(here are frequently asked questions)

(here are posts about raising urban chickens)

(here is my Facebook fitness/fan page)


I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.

I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.

If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee. And if I was a tree growing tall and green, all I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves.

If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee. And if I was a tree growing tall and green, all I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves.

~*Happy Pawlidays*~

~*Happy Pawlidays*~

Yesterday Hank and I took a trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to look at the Christmas lights. We went there for our first date, little known fact. :) We spent 2 hours in the Aquarium and played with penguins! Then we went to the Titanic museum, which was surprisingly interesting. Very interactive, you get to walk through first, second, and third class, see the famous grand staircase from the movie, and touch 28 degree water. You are assigned a ticket of one of the actual people who were on the ship, and the people who work there are in character and respond to you according to your class and social status. Pretty neat, especially since the area is redneck central and has a lot of hokey attractions.

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On our way to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

On our way to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

I forgot to upload pictures of the scrapbook I made for Hank for our 1 year anniversary! Here it is, 3 months later…in 2 parts since Tumblr won’t let me put them all in one post.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Jessica & Hank!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love, Jessica & Hank!