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jillian and kumaMy name is Jillian and I love reading blogs. That’s my big confession of the day! Since I love to read them, I thought I would contribute instead of merely lurking. Things I am interested in: running, weight loss, pets, cooking, bartending, football, fashion, and vegetarianism. I could go on, and I intend to- but not on this page!

I live in Portland, Oregon. In the past I have made an effort to stay in shape, but I have been distracted and fell apart. Now I have made it a goal to lose 40-50 pounds. I love dogs and football- go Packers!

I am always looking for workout buddies. If you want to help me get back in shape, I like to run (but suffered some injuries and laziness) and probably am at about a 11 minute mile right now. Email me! howtobejillian at gmail dot com

I can also be found on Instagram (howtobejillian), Twitter (jillianbear), Facebook (www.facebook.com/howtobemyself), Bloglovin, and Feedly. Are there any other platforms you would like to see me on? Let me know!


  1. Hello Jillian! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #9! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

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  2. Hey Jillian,

    I just nominated you for the Liebster award because I thoroughly enjoy your blog and all the love you send to mine, haha. You can find the link below. Have a lovely day!



  3. I Just want to read what you like writing about πŸ™‚

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  4. I do not love football, but I am a sucker for dogs! : D Cool blog!

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  5. 365dniwobiektywielg says:

    You lead a very interesting blog
    You’re an extraordinary woman
    I greet you with Polish

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  6. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Hi Jillian!Happy to have found your blog! I love the name you’ve chosen!!
    I’ve read some of your posts and I love your writing style, your positivity is contagious ! Looking forward to following you and reading more! πŸ™‚

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