Editors’ Weekly Round-up: Lots of stuff, a recipe & giveaway!

Happy Friday!! Be prepared, because I am going to overwhelm you with goodness today! There are so many things going on, and I had to share them with you!

First of all, our very own Social Sister Colleen is running in her very first 1/2 marathon this weekend AND she celebrated her ‘One Year Living Healthy Anniversary’ yesterday. Go read her story on her blog, The Fit Bee, because it’s inspiring and she is AMAZING and she has lost a whopping 91 pounds!

Anda, from Leaving Fatville came up with the most amazing concept and recently launched a brand-new website. It’s called the Great Clothing Exchange, and you might have guessed from that name that it’s a place to exchange clothes. All of us know how it is to shrink and shrink and shrink some more. As you go down with the numbers, so does your bank account because you have to buy new clothes to fit your new body. And then, what do you do with those now-to-big-clothes? Well, I’ve always donated mine, but now I can list them on the Great Clothing Exchange and give them a special new home! I can also look for smaller duds for ME! Genius, no?

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Another one of our Sisters, Britt, walked her first 1/2 marathon last weekend – the Austin Livestrong Half Marathon! We are so very proud of Britt for finishing!! Go to her blog, Less Britt, More Life and check out her race recap!

I’ve been reading Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving–and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity (a copy I borrowed from Lisa), and it has to be the absolute best running book I’ve ever read! Lisa reviewed it last year, if you’re interested in hearing what she had to say about it! I love it SO MUCH, that I am personally going to give away one copy to one lucky winner!

To win a copy of Run Like a Mother, leave a comment and tell us:

  • If you could have one super-power, what would it be, and why?
  • For an extra entry, you can tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to follow & mention @shrinkingjeans and link to this post, AND come back and leave an additional comment.

Giveaway will end tonight at midnight PST. One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on this post tomorrow! That link above, is an Amazon affiliate link, so if you click it and buy, we’ll finally be able to take that cruise we’ve been planning ;)!

And this Crispy Buttermilk Chicken recipe in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Cooking Light is TO DIE FOR. Trust me. I made it for dinner last night, and it was so freaking easy, tender, juicy, and yummy!! My kids and I fought over who was going to get the last piece, and my son won! You might want to go ahead and double the recipe.

If you’re still here, YAY!! Later today we’ll be announcing our next weight-loss and fitness challenge, which will start next Wednesday, March 2nd! Check back for the details!!

  • Lisa

    I’m so glad I MADE you read that book, now give me back MY copy, lol!!!! I cannot wait to try that yummy chicken recipe- it sounds delish.

  • http://twitter.com/gettinfitbritt Brittany

    awwwwww!!!!! That’s me :) Thanks for the support and love!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fit-Bee/100001400021697 Fit Bee

    Awwwww thank you so much for all of your wonderful support!!!!!!!
    Your website is one of the main sites that keeps me motivated I love the Sisterhood!

  • http://twitter.com/tiffany053p Tiffany Ard

    If i could have one super power it would be to heal people! ardtiffany AT yahoo DOT com @tiffany053p

  • Virginia

    Loved the piece. I would be “the wash lady” and I could washing anything in the blink of an eye-Laundry, dishes, floors, little boys faces. You can tell what is on my to list today. lol.

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Hi Virginia! You’re the winner (and you also happen to have the same first name as me!).

      Email me at christy @ shrinkingjeans.net with your mailing info and I’ll get it shipped out right away! Thanks for entering!

  • http://breadlessbrandi.blogspot.com/ Brandi

    If I had a superpower it would be to fly so that I could visit family and friends that I rarely get to see.

  • Anonymous

    If I had a superpower it would be to replicate myself so I could be everywhere I need/want to be at one time!