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J ☾ R D β–² N  plant slaying vegan / mediocre runner 303.4lbs β†’ 176.4lbs | 5'9" ↓ 127lbs since 01/08/2016 βœ‰οΈ jordanshrinks@gmail.com watch my weight loss Q&A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK9WBQr8v38

Had a wonderful 24th birthday exploring the streets of downtown Montreal and eating lots of delicious (AND MANSON/SLIPKNOT THEMED) chocolate/peanut butter cupcakes (thanks @thattallvegan). πŸŽ‰ It's been an amazing year for me. I experienced new things, met great people, and became a healthier version of myself. Here's to another year of health and happiness. Thank you all for your ongoing support. ❀ PS who likes my birthday pin? 😏

I've said many times before that I don't like posting consecutive transformation photos, but I'm uploading another one because I feel like some people need to see it. I have been getting A LOT of messages from people who are struggling. I get so many messages a week that it's not possible for me to respond to everyone individually, so hopefully this small message will help those who have reached out to me. Please do not look at me and think that my weight loss success is unattainable. I, like many of you, struggle everyday with food. It's hard and awkward to talk about (especially to 62,000 people) but the truth is that I have never had a healthy relationship with food. I have a long history of disordered eating. I started binge eating when I was in elementary school. I turned to food when I was sad, angry, anxious, and even happy. Since January of this year, I have fallen back into binge eating several times. I know what it's like to feel like you cannot stop eating, even if you want to. I know what it's like to feel like you have no control. I know it's a vicious cycle. I know it's hard to get out and I know it feels like you can't overcome it. But the truth is that you can overcome it. You CAN have a healthy relationship with food. You CAN reach your goals. You CAN live a healthy and happy life. Know that when you look at my success, I am coming from the same place as you. I struggle too. The thing that makes me successful is not that I don't struggle, it's that I don't let my circumstances control me. Food does not control me. Food does not control you. You are allowed to enjoy good food without feeling guilty. You can enjoy good food without overdoing it. It's hard but I know we can find balance. I believe in us. πŸ–€
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2014 vs. 2017 ~280lbs vs. ~180lbs
HW: 303.4lbs

Happy #transformationtuesday to everyone who is putting in WERK to reach their goals. πŸ’ͺ🏻 I know it's hard. I know you sometimes feel like you want to give up. Well GUESS WHAT? Everyone goes through that. I started my weight loss journey on January 8, 2016. Want to know the first day I messed up? January 10, 2016. YEP, I skipped the gym only three days into my journey. If I had let it discourage me or had I given up, I would not be where I am today. It's not going to be smooth and it's not always going to be easy BUT IT IS GOING TO BE WORTH IT. I promise. πŸ–€ PS sorry about the terrible quality of my "during" photo. Like damn my iPhone is a flaming piece of trash. It also morphed the fuck out of my hand. RUDE.

Ya heard it here, folks. People who eat more dessert have bigger hearts.

When you're out on a miserable run in the pouring rain and decide to take an awkward and highly unnecessary selfie but then BAM the lightning hits and you get the coolest photo of 2017 (also the lightning only struck once so this photo is a treasure and it deserves a Pulitzer Prize). Too bad I had to be wearing my mother's windbreaker from the 90s. πŸ™ƒ Can't look cute all the time. πŸ˜‰ Repeat after me: EXCUSES ARE FOR WEAK BITCHES.

NEW BODY, WHO DIS? πŸ“±πŸ“ž

My stomach is a bottomless pit. I need medical help.

February 2016 vs. April 2017. πŸ‘€ I was already down 30lbs in the picture on the left. I remember very clearly that I was happy/proud because the shirt I was wearing was starting to get loose (it was tight when I wore it a month earlier). This was also one of my favourite shirts (peplum does a girl good). It's dead to me now but we had a good time. I'm hoping that me uploading a transformation photo today helps you stay motivated. We have reached the part of the year when a lot of people give up on their fitness goals. Maybe weight isn't coming off as fast or as consistent. Maybe you are being tempted by unhealthy food and laziness. Maybe your goals feel too large or unattainable. This is something we all face. It's easy to become discouraged. At this time last year, I knew I still wanted to lose an additional 100lbs. That's a big number. I could have given up (and I considered it many times) but I didn't. I've said this before and I'll say it again - it doesn't matter how long it takes. It doesn't matter if it takes six months, a year, two years, or a lifetime. What matters is that you try. Don't give up on yourself. CHOOSE to be successful. CHOOSE to prioritize your health and happiness. There is nothing special about me. If I did it, so can you. I know you can.

Woooo, I love NSVs (non-scale victories)!!!! πŸ₯• I downloaded TimeHop a few days ago and it is litttt. A year ago yesterday, I bought this black and white striped shirt. It was so tight I couldn't even get it on (the material has absolutely no stretch). I remember I actually got stuck in it. Fun times. πŸ‘πŸ» I uploaded a post about it (as pictured here). I made it a goal shirt when I had lost around 50lbs. ANYWAY, I stumbled upon the shirt today as I was rummaging through the colossal pile of shit in my closet. I tried it on and it was too big. I mean, I still wore it because I'm a troll who hasn't done laundry in three weeks but that's not the point. The point is that I made a goal and I achieved it. When I was first starting, I would always buy smaller clothes to make "goal clothes." I highly recommend it if you're looking for motivation. It kept me motivated but it was also the BEST feeling when something that used to be too small fit. πŸ–€ The scale hasn't been moving for me but NSVs remind me of what I've accomplished. Please appreciate your own NSVs today! You're working hard and you deserve some recognition. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ If you upload an NSV make sure to tag me so I can creeeEEeeEep. πŸ‘€

There's no purpose to this upload, I just wanted to let everyone know that the weather was beautiful today and I'm so happy about spring because winter was brutal for me. Running in winter is not fun. I try to make the best of it, but it was physically exhausting (-25 degrees is hard on the legs and lungs) and mentally draining. I actually struggled a lot mentally and had some serious seasonal depression but it is OVER now and I am FREE. I am so excited to crush all my goals this spring and summer. It's going to be THE BEST. πŸ–€ Also, who loves my spring attire? I made sure to put on my best spring clothes. 😜

IT IS APRIL! πŸ–€ That means it's finally spring, right? Yeah, no, I didn't get that vibe this morning when snow kept pelting me in the damn face on my run. Also did not get that vibe when I slipped and ate shit in front of three billion people twenty minutes ago. πŸ™ƒ ANYWAY, a new month means new goals and a fresh start. The first three months of 2017 can be summed up into three words: fiery trash can. My food has been absolute garbage. My exercise has been subpar garbage. I am ready to start new this month and crush all my damn goals because I'm sick of feeling like steaming hot shit all time. SO, this month I plan on killing all my goals (except on my birthday because I plan on getting slammer jammered and crying about being one year closer to my impending death). Also, can you believe I walked into the Forever 21 change room with no merchandise just so I could take these photos and bounce? I had nothing to post so sacrifices had to be made. ANYWAY, I hope everyone has a wonderful April. The weather is getting nicer and life is becoming more livable. Let's smash our goals together. We can DO IT. πŸ”ͺ
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Also, if you noticed I'm wearing some snazzy headphones it's because @sudiosweden graciously offered to send me some to try out. I particularly like them because they are Bluetooth and my dumb ass got a silica gel stuck in the headphone jack of my laptop so now I can listen to music again. Actually, though, they are super nice headphones (very comparable to my Beats). If you are in the market for some new headphones definitely check them out. You can get 15% off with the code "jordanshrinks" aayyy. Ps I'm not getting paid for this. ✌🏻 If you're still reading this comment with a πŸ†.

Happy #facetofacefriday ! πŸ–€ The picture on the left was taken on Christmas Day 2015 (two weeks before I started my weight loss journey). The picture on the right was taken a couple weeks ago. ☺ I have lost a lot of weight in my face and neck. I used to not be able to wear 18 inch necklaces - now they are my preferred length (the sit right above the middle of my chest now). I also have a super cool stretchy neck that I can frighten people with now (loose skin perks aayyy). Just imagine, you too can have a weird neck that you whip out at parties. πŸ˜‰ ANYWAY, thank you to everyone who has messaged me recently about my wellbeing. I'm sorry I haven't been posting this past week. I am completely fine, it's just the end of my semester so I've been busy with school. I have also been struggling with ideas on what to post. I don't like overwhelming people with transformation photos, but I also don't want to upload boring shit. πŸ‘€ Thanks for the continued support. ❀

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