New Year’s Boot Camp Weight Loss Challenge

Shrinking Jeans Boot Camp Weight Loss Challenge

We are two weeks away from January 1, 2014! And if you’re anything like me, it’s pretty much become a no-holds-barred situation with the Christmas cookies and egg nog. For real. Well, guess what? We at the Sisterhood are ready to help you get your ass back in gear and get your body in shape. Whether you’ve just made the decision to lose weight, or you’ve been working at it for years; whether you have 5 pounds or 500 pounds to lose, we’re here to support you. And we’ve been at this for 5 years, so we have a little black book full of weight loss challenge tricks to help you along the way. It’s called Weight Loss Boot Camp (#WLBootcamp), and you’re totally invited and encouraged to join.

So what does this Weight Loss Boot Camp entail?

Obviously, you’re here to lose weight, so together we will shed the pounds! The challenge will last for 8 weeks (January 1 to February 26), and we’ll have weekly check-ins on Wednesday for progress updates. If you don’t blog or keep a journal, we highly recommend you get yourself set up before the challenge kicks off! Blogs are totally free and easy to set up. Just go to and get started. If you don’t want to blog, no worries! Just grab a composition book or spiral notebook. There are also plenty of online tracking sites and goodness knows there’s an app for that, too.

We’ll have TWO, 4-week DietBets* ($25) running concurrently so go ahead and get ante’d up now! You can join in the first game now, and at the end of the 4 weeks, you can roll your winnings and final weigh-in into the new game. Sound confusing? It’s totally not, and we’ll be here to help you out.

Click below to sign up for DietBet and to start tracking your weight loss progress!


Don’t want to join the DietBet? No problem! You’re still welcome to join in. Just remember to check in weekly on Wednesday and let us know how you’re doing! Leave a comment, a link to your blog post, your weigh-in….whatever you want.

If you’re anything like me, planning ahead is essential, not only to get my mind geared up for the change, but so I don’t feel like a crazed maniac on day one. So start planning now. Check out a some of these sites and figure out what route you want to go.


You can’t lose weight by dieting alone. Exercise not only helps you burn calories, but it just makes you feel good. I swear it’s true! Our #WLBootcamp will have plenty of opportunities for you to get your sweat on. We offer a free online Bootcamp class, monthly printable fitness calendars, and we’ll be firing up a Couch to 5K running program if you’ve ever had aspirations of becoming a runner. If I can do it, trust me, so can you!


We believe support is the KEY to weight loss success. Feeling like you’re not alone, like you have an army of supporters behind you cheering you on and picking you up. Seriously. This losing weight business is not easy. Heck, it’s hard. But when you have support, and you’re having fun with other people, it really does suck a little bit less. We’ll be here to support you, and you and you, and YOU will become part of our army of supporters. Between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and this site, we’re all over the place ready to give you a high five when you need it!

So that’s it in a nutshell. Over the next two weeks it’s your job to ENJOY the holidays. But we also want you to spend a little time thinking about your goals for 2014. Set up a blog, or purchase a pretty journal. Prepare yourself mentally. Get your pantry and fridge in order – ditch all of your trigger foods and stock up on fruits and vegetables. Plan ahead and you will succeed!


And do us a favor! Spread the word! Tweet, Pin, Share on Facebook. Use the hashtag #WLBootcamp. The more we have in our army, the more successful we’ll be together.


*DietBet is a social dieting site where you put money in the pot, and if you lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks, you WIN! For more information, visit the DietBet site. We are a DietBet affiliate, therefore we do make a commission from DietBet games.



  • AnnG

    SO, SO ready to do this!!! I NEED it desperately!

  • Tessa

    Can’t wait! Thanks so much for this! :)

  • dailey mom

    Yay!!! I am in !

  • charmedlife99

    This is just what I need to get back on the fitness wagon. I have gone kind of crazy over the holidays!

  • Kimberly Hawkins

    Hello I’m new to Shrinking Jeans found the website through My Fitness pal. I’m looking forward to the challenge. 2014 here I come!!!! Also looking forward to meeting new people.

    • shrinkingjeans

      Welcome to group, Kimberly!!

    • Mistie

      Me too! I’m new too! I got this site from a colleague. I too also do the My Fitness Pal. My Dr. got me onto it. Though, I do have to admit, i fell off the wagon a couple of months ago. I want to start 2014 off right.

  • [email protected]

    I’m in for sure!

    • SJ S├ínchez

      Where or how do I sign up?

      • trishbrittingham

        If you are going to do the challenge with Dietbet use the Dietbet link above, if not then you don’t need to sign up. Just follow along. :)

  • Meagan Grace

    i am in. I have about 60 pounds to loose and i want to run a 5K before i turn 24 in March.. LET’S DO THIS.

  • Erin Hereford

    IM IN!!!!!!!! I have lost about 35 in the past few months–but am SO off track with the Holidays. This is EXACTLY what I need for motivation!! :)

  • Laura Kenlin Meiser

    I”m in…..*she says as she finishes yet another Christmas cookie*

    • Becka Wheeler

      I found this site and challenge while sitting on the couch eating mini powdered donuts lol!

  • Jamie Stroupe

    Looking forward to it!


    I’ll be following the progress

  • Sarah

    really excited to kick off the new year with you ladies again! I started off my whole healthy journey with you guys this year :) Going to pass on the dietbets because I feel rushed instead of being able to go at my own pace, but I’ll check in and spread the word!!!

  • Suzie

    Ok this is my commitment~ scary but I can do it!

  • Andy Drouin

    I’m in… I lost 20 pounds this year and put it all back on in the last 3 months :(

  • ShanaM

    I’m in!

  • Jennifer Manlapaz

    I’m in! I lost weight just by having my kids, down 30 pounds each time but put it back on within a year and need to lose about 40 total. I need to stay on track. I can’t afford WW but I have my fitness pal app that’s not been used in a while. Time to clear off the dust bunnies.

  • Becka Wheeler

    I’m so in! I’m new to this site, but I love it already!

  • brutalkitten

    I’m in for the challenge but not the dietbet. I just hope I don’t forget to come check in here!

  • Lucy Bergouignan

    I’m in!

  • Kristen

    I’m in!

  • SarahB05

    I’m in!! My fitness pal is now on my phone and I’m gonna start tracking a week early to start the habit!

    • Tracie Bettenhausen

      I think I just added you as a friend on My fitness pal. :)

      • SarahB05

        I didn’t get the request. I had to had 09 to my name for fitness pal. Try again! SarahB0905

  • Faith Hales

    I am in for the bootcamp just can not do the dietbet at the moment, but these bootcamp challenges really pushed me so that way it helped me to lose my waist line,

  • Dr. C.W. McMenamy

    wow .. you gave us a very useful information author. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am also ready to do this. !!!

  • Kristin__OneCrazyMamaof4

    I am so in!!! I need to do something and FAST!!!!!

  • Mint Keydition

    Great Idea! Lets do this!

  • DebraCC

    I can’t do the dietbet but I’m in!

  • Sandie

    Having surgery on my heel at the end of January…Hoping to be able to modify it after surgery, but no weight bearing for 3 weeks might not work out…I’ll give it a try!

  • Heather A.

    I’m in! Anyone want to connect on My Fitness Pal for the challenge? I’m at

    • Tracie Bettenhausen

      Just added you as a friend!

  • MattieAnna Mil Betts

    I cant wait to start!

  • Salma

    joining this !! so excited ! can i join the diet bet on the 2nd of january or would that be too late ??

  • katie

    is diet bet open world wide? i’m in australia :)

  • Tracie Bettenhausen

    Planning to do this, but not the DietBet. Would love to connect with other on MyFitnessPal, though. I’m thetracielee.

    • Jennifer Bollinger Thurlow

      I’m GruntzWife09

  • Jamie

    I’m ready to do this in 2014! Thanks!

  • Jennifer Bollinger Thurlow

    How do I do this?

  • Candeegrl

    I’m so in… !!! 100lbs in 2014… THAT’s my goal!!!

  • Cheri Sizemore

    I’m in… I’ve got lots to lose, and need to get in shape again, on top of that, going on a cruise in 5 short weeks!

  • Donna

    I’m in, I have about 50 pounds to lose.

  • Meghann Flair

    It’s on like Donkey Kong! Bring it!

  • Jessica Lownsberry

    It says sign up now, Where?

  • Laura Reed

    I’m in! I just hope this cold I have doesn’t last more than a day or two.

  • Tracey Zimmer

    I can do this…starting today :D Thanks for putting this out there!

  • shapna

    Vegetables and fruits are full of proteins and vitamins and it helps to maintain body weight and eliminates bad toxins and unwanted fat.