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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 most recent video ⬇️

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcalco4I5x4

LET'S TALK LOOSE SKIN. I get asked about loose skin nearly everyday. Some of you ask about my loose skin, while others ask about their personal or potential loose skin. Unfortunately, more often than not, many of you are asking out of fear. You are afraid that losing weight will leave you with loose skin. You are afraid that you will be left with a body you do not love and as a result, you use loose skin as an excuse to avoid change. Do I have loose skin? Yes. I lost 130lbs. The same skin I have now was once filled with 130lbs of extra fat. My skin was stretched to hold this fat and although I am young, my skin can only shrink so much. I have loose skin on my neck, arms, stomach, back, legs, and boobs (basically everywhere). But want to know what? It doesn't matter. I would be lying if I said I didn't have plans to remove some of my excess skin. It is something that I have decided I want. However, I lost weight under the assumption that excess skin removal would never be an option. I lost weight knowing I would have loose skin and I was okay with that. Why? Because I would rather have loose skin hanging off a body that's healthy than tight skin filled with excess fat that is killing me. I would rather have a weird stretchy neck than go to bed with excess weight pushing on my throat, threatening to obstruct my breathing throughout the night. You have a choice - obesity is a choice. You can choose to live a life plagued by an unhealthy body or you can choose to change. Skin is just skin. Your health is everything. Learn to love your body at all stages of your weight loss journey. Learn to view your current body as evidence that you're trying. Loose skin isn't only a sign that you fought, but it's a sign that you won. You're more than the reflection you see in the mirror and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you will learn to love yourself. πŸ–€ Fight for your health. You are worth it.

Today is a special day. ☺️ Today marks day 500 since I started my weight loss journey. 500 days ago, I decided that I wanted to change. I bought my first membership and stepped foot in a gym for the first time in my life. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I knew nothing about nutrition or exercise - I literally had to Google what a calorie was. I had set out to change many times before, but this time there was something in me that was different. I knew that giving up wasn't an option. I knew that my health had deteriorated. I knew that my years of overeating and under-exercising had caught up to me. Giving up would have meant giving up on life. The last 500 days have been the most challenging and rewarding of my life. I have overcome things I didn't think possible. I have proven to myself that I am capable. From day 1 when I couldn't even run for 15 seconds to today where I can run for kilometres. If my story has proven anything it is that change is possible. If I could lose 130lbs, you can overcome your obstacles too. Commit to
yourself. Put yourself first. You deserve health and happiness. You are not destined to live a life you do not love. You CAN change - you just have to take the first step.
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SW: 303.4lbs (January 2016) CW: 176.4lbs (May 2017)
Height: 5'9"

*almost breaks neck trying to look cute*

It's TUESDAY - you know what that means.... TACOS (potatoes). Ya jk it means #TransformationTuesday, hollllaaaa. This transformation features one of my fav sweaters (it's comfy af, thanks Walmart). Everyone knows I love clothes comparison photos so I thought I'd share. The left picture was taken in the beginning of February 2016. I was down 20lbs and was out for a run in nothing but a sweater in the depths of Canadian winter because I have no brain (fun fact: I used to never get cold and now I'm cold 24/7 πŸ™ƒ). The picture on the right was taken last week. I think I can see some changes. Maybe a few. ANYWAY, I hope everyone is having a lovely month. Only a couple weeks until June. YEP, only a couple weeks until the sixth month of the year so if you have been loafting on your weight loss goals it is time to get your shit together because before you know it it's gonna be December. I know it's daunting when you have months of hard work ahead of you. I also know that's it's easy to give up because of this. BUT GUESS WHAT. That time is going to pass anyway - and I can promise you that you will be a lot happier looking back on all you accomplished than looking back on what you COULD HAVE accomplished. Re-commit to yourself everyday and you will eventually get to where you want to be. It might be a month, or six months, or a year, or even five years. But it will happen, and when it does you'll be damn happy.
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LIKE THIS PICTURE IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE LOTTERY. IGNORE IF YOU LIKE DEAD KITTENS.

The treadmill is where dreams go to die.

Happy Friday!! πŸ₯” As you can probably tell, I will not be uploading a weigh-in update today. Why, you ask? Well the answer is quite obvious: I am a trash can and I ate garbage all week. I had very intense chocolate cravings and gave in a bit too much (by a bit I mean 8000 chocolate covered raisins and almonds, 36.5 chocolate cookies, and 5628 litres of chocolate frappuccino). So there is no weigh-in this week. In fact, I have decided that there will be no weigh-in for a few weeks. WHY, you ask?? WELL, it is because I have concocted a PLAN. I know what you're wondering: "what brilliant plan has Jordan conspired this time?" Well, friends, I have decided that I am going to do something only the bravest of souls can do. Something that I will for sure be rewarded for in the afterlife. Yes, I will be embarking on the potato cleanse (starting tomorrow). What do I mean by this, you ask? Well - I, Jordan, will be eating nothing but potatoes for the next two weeks. I know what you're thinking: "this bitch is dumb af, what is she doing?" Well after my several hours of extensive scientific research, I have decided that the potato cleanse is the healthiest, cheapest, and easiest way for me to get my cravings, sugar addiction, and binge eating under control. Believe it or not, it is actually a very popular cleanse. And since I am a generous and noble individual, I have decided that I would sacrifice myself as a lab rat in this experiment. Here are the guidelines: I will only be eating potatoes. No oil, grains, legumes, or fruit (fuck me). I can use spices and veggies, as long as they do not exceed 5% of my daily caloric intake. If everything goes well, I will extend it to a month. I will not be posting weekly weigh-in updates. Instead, I plan on making a wonderful video detailing my experiences at the end. Now, before the dumpster trolls crawl into the comment section, please note this is not unhealthy. It is of course not sustainable forever, but I will not die. I will not be protein deficient. I will be fine. If I can binge on sugar for two weeks and survive, I can eat potatoes for two weeks and live to tell the tale. THANKSSSSS, BYE.

It's your choice. πŸ–€ Choose yourself. πŸ˜‰
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For this #TransformationTuesday I am bringing back everyone's fav transformation pic (everyone loves the back fat pic) #THROWBACK. I was reminded of how popular this picture is last night when my good pals over at @great_weightloss_inspirations (my fav transformation page btw) shared it. They share a lot of really inspiring pictures so if you're looking for some good inspo, definitely check them out. πŸ‘€ ANYWAY, I have received hundreds of questions about this photo so I figured I would answer them and clear up any confusion.
1) No, I did not have any type of weight loss surgery. I lost my weight naturally through healthy eating and exercising.
2) No, I have not had any type of skin removal surgery. Everyone's body is different. I cannot explain why I do not have hanging skin where the fat rolls used to be. Just note that this is with my back completely straight.
3) No, I am not tightening my skin with my arms??
4) Yes, both of these photos are of me. They are in different washrooms because *surprise* I moved.
5) Yes, I lost weight quickly but no, it was not because of pills or starving myself. You can lose weight at a steady rate if you stick to your healthy eating and you don't compromise on your exercise!!
Gosh diddly darn. People have to stop accusing me of eating too little, man. You are clearly new here if you think I starve myself because everyone knows my problem isn't that I eat too little but that I eat way too damn much fUcKK. I have been having the most intense chocolate cravings (it's Shark Week if ya know what I mean) and I keep giving in. Chocolate cookies, chocolate covered cranberries, chocolate frapps, chocolate brownies. All the chocolate is here to ruin my life. SOS. Send help.

Not where I want to be, but nowhere near where I started. In January 2016 I had a 49 inch waist. For those who don't know, your waist measurement is one of the best indicators of health (or lack thereof) - even more so than BMI and body weight. A waist circumference larger than 35 inches (for women) is considered high risk and incredibly unhealthy. The fact that my waist was 14 inches over the threshold for what is considered "high risk" is very scary. When your waist is that large, your organs do not function to their full capacity. Your heart has to work way harder to power your body and because of this, you are at increased risk of a heart attack. I am grateful that I started my weight loss journey when I did - because the truth is that it is not uncommon for morbidly obese people to drop dead. Please prioritize your health. Do I think it is important to love yourself at your current weight? Yes. Do I think that body positive and fat acceptance are important? Yes. But I do not believe that we should ignore high risk health complications. Body positivity and acceptance are so necessary, but obesity is never healthy. Please take these warning signs seriously. You deserve more than to live a "high risk" life. You deserve health and happiness. Do you have to work for it? Yes. But is it worth it? Always.

WOOP WOOP. It's Saturday. πŸ™ŒπŸ» What a lovely day for a clothes comparison. The picture on the left is from 2015 and the picture on the right is from yesterday. As you can probably tell, I am wearing a My Chemical Romance shirt that used to be very tight (almost too tight to wear - especially around the arms). Fun fact: I used to be absolutely obsessed with MCR in elementary school. I brought cake to class for Gerard Way's 30th birthday and wrote an entire project/presentation on him. You will probably not be surprised to learn that I was the emo kid growing up. This is all irrelevant but now you know a bit more about me. πŸ˜‰ ANYWHO, weekends are often times when people slip up and get off track with their goals. There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying your weekends. Are your friends going out for some patio drinks and apps? Girl, you should go too. Is your family getting together for a nice movie night with dinner and snacks? Girl, get your ass over there. Don't miss out on opportunities you cannot get back because you're trying to lose weight. You can achieve your goals while still having a life. BALANCE. 😎 Completely eliminating all fun activities/food from your life will make it very difficult to transition to weight loss maintenance when you hit your goal weight. Remember, weight loss is temporary but weight loss maintenance is forever. Don't deprive yourself of experiences! Work towards developing a sustainable lifestyle that enables you to prioritize your health while also living a fun and fulfilling life.
Xoxo, Gossip Girl
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PS: very unrelated but if you know me in person PLEASE do me a solid and send me any pictures you have of me before I lost weight. I have been harassing everyone and would greatly appreciate it THANNKSSS.

WEIGH DAY. 🀘🏻 I wasn't going to post a weigh-in update this week because it's a frickity fracken gain but I'm forcing myself to because 1) accountability and 2) if I don't, I know I won't do it next week or the following weeks and I promised I'd bring them back sooo. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ This week, I gained 0.6lbs. In retrospect, it probably was not the best idea to drink over 2000 calories worth of alcohol, get drunk, and then eat chocolate cake and french fries in the same week that I decided to up my daily caloric intake by 400 and introduce a second rest day (I also treated myself to some peanut butter cups and chocolate tarts). But listen, I'm trying to live my life here and if I wanna get drunk and eat some damn cake then that's what I'm going to do. 0.6lbs (in my opinion) is nothing. I consider it maintenance because the nature of my diet (high carb) has my weight fluctuating so often that I usually consider any gain up to 1 pound to be maintenance. πŸ˜‰ You are going to be a lot more successful if you let yourself live a normal life while on a weight loss journey. Obviously I want to get to my goal weight but I'm not going to be sad over the fact that I gained 0.6lbs this week when I know I had a good time and I know I will lose it again. It's all about balance. ✌🏻 Like today I am going to eat a bomb dinner with some bomb vegan ice cream for dessert and on Sunday I'm going to eat a bomb brunch. It is going to be delicious and I am going to be content and if you think for a second that I'm going to skip hanging out with my friends and having a good time because I want to lose a few pounds then you are frickity fracken fucked because I ain't got no time to sit inside eating a salad being all sad and shit.
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Lipstick: Nori by @bitebeauty
Shirt: @forever21
Headphones: @sudiosweden (discount code: jordanshrinks if you're interested)
Glasses: do not know the brand pls stop asking I am SORRY
Also, I AM 5'9"!!!!!

I'm waiting.

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