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)


It is May, and it is freezing in North Carolina. Excuse me, but I didn’t work my ass off for the last year and a half to wear sweaters in the middle of Spring, okay?!

It is May, and it is freezing in North Carolina. Excuse me, but I didn’t work my ass off for the last year and a half to wear sweaters in the middle of Spring, okay?!


GPOYS - I actually put makeup on and made myself presentable because I’m going out tonight and doing something I haven’t done in a very long time…drinking some beers! There is a new bar downtown that brews its own line, and I am pretty excited to try a couple. Also, I kind of look my age now, but I’ll still get carded. Have an amazing night, lovelies! xoxo

GPOYS - I actually put makeup on and made myself presentable because I’m going out tonight and doing something I haven’t done in a very long time…drinking some beers! There is a new bar downtown that brews its own line, and I am pretty excited to try a couple. Also, I kind of look my age now, but I’ll still get carded. Have an amazing night, lovelies! xoxo


Here is my face.

Here is my face.


Stuffing my face twice today. Lunch with Andrew’s family (meeting them for the first time) and then dinner with my mom and lil bro. Gotta wear a high-waisted dress for my bloated belly. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Stuffing my face twice today. Lunch with Andrew’s family (meeting them for the first time) and then dinner with my mom and lil bro. Gotta wear a high-waisted dress for my bloated belly. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!


GPOYW - Here’s to burning myself a thousand times trying to curl my hair with a flat iron.

GPOYW - Here’s to burning myself a thousand times trying to curl my hair with a flat iron.

This is me in the summer of 2010 (thanks for pointing that out Vickie!) when I was on a meal plan and down to 145 lbs. I didn’t exercise nearly as much as I do now, and while I thought I looked awesome at the time…no muscles! Here’s to doing it right the second time around.

This is me in the summer of 2010 (thanks for pointing that out Vickie!) when I was on a meal plan and down to 145 lbs. I didn’t exercise nearly as much as I do now, and while I thought I looked awesome at the time…no muscles! Here’s to doing it right the second time around.

Oh, Dallas. I know you’re really a Papillon, when everyone else thinks you’re a long-haired Chihuahua. How dare they.

Oh, Dallas. I know you’re really a Papillon, when everyone else thinks you’re a long-haired Chihuahua. How dare they.

Living in a den of thieves. And it’s contagious.

Living in a den of thieves. And it’s contagious.

I didn’t realize I don’t own any red until it came time to dress up for Valentine’s Day. My wardrobe needs more color, I have too much of a thing for neutrals.

I didn’t realize I don’t own any red until it came time to dress up for Valentine’s Day. My wardrobe needs more color, I have too much of a thing for neutrals.

I love owls a lot.

I love owls a lot.