The Older Sister / Conquering Challenges

conquering challenges

I felt like a kid. I felt like a hero. I felt healthy. I felt strong. I felt unstoppable. I felt proud. Yesterday, I tackled one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went with one of my best friends since middle school and we attempted the 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State … [Read more...]

Back to Basics Weight Loss Challenge: Check In Week 3

Hello hello, Shrinkers! If you are reading this and you know it's Wednesday, then you know that only means one thing! Time to strip down to those beautiful birthday suits and hop on the scale for our weekly weigh in.  How did you do? Good, bad or ugly, we want to hear about it. We are heading … [Read more...]

Eye of the beholder: Body Image Challenge


Earlier this week I went out for dinner and wine with a new friend. We talked and had a great time and like so often happens in our society and culture nowadays, especially between girls-ladies-women, my new friend made a comment on her appearance: "Sorry I look like such a wreck today." First … [Read more...]

Wednesday Weigh In – Write It Edition

Wednesday Weigh In - Write It

Here it is Wednesday again, and it's time for our weekly weigh in, so hop on the scales and let us know how you are doing this week! I really want to know, so don't hesitate to let me know in the comments. This week I'm going to challenge everyone to go old school and write down some goals on … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-in + the Drop One challenge

Wednesday Check In With a Challenge

Hello Shrinkers! You know the drill. It's Wednesday. For the rest of the world it means Hump Dayyyyyyyy. For all of us here in the 'Hood, it means it's time to get nekkid and hop on the scale and see what's what! How are you doing on your journey toward health and fitness? If you are like me, … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / A New Challenge

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

This older sister is getting older all the time and in six months, I'll be a big number older. 60! How in the world did that happen? I can honestly say that I don't feel 60 or at least what I thought 60 would feel like. I am still moving just fine. I don't have any health problems unless … [Read more...]

30-Day Strong Arms Challenge {a free workout calendar}

30-Day Strong Arms Challenge #workout #calendar @shrinkingjeans #fitness #exercise

Summer is here, and with that comes tank tops, dresses and swim suits! No one wants to show off their flabby bat wings, so if you're looking to showcase strong, toned arms, print out our free 30-Day Strong Arms workout calendar and follow along with the daily exercises. By July, you will be hosting … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In – With a Challenge!

Wednesday Check In With a Challenge

    Good morning all you beautiful people!! This is Wednesday's Check In post and I am throwing out a challenge for all of you!! But first things, first! Did you hop onto the scale this morning and weigh yourself? Please check in with me in the comments and let me know how you … [Read more...]

Commit to Your Fit DietBet Transformer Challenge

Sisterhood Commit to Your Fit DietBet Transformer game. #dietbet #6month #weightloss

In just about 2 weeks time, we'll be kicking off a brand new DietBet Transformer Challenge! This time we're going for the gold and hosting the 6-month Transformer game, which we've coined: the Commit to Your Fit challenge. The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is the first DietBet Coach to host a … [Read more...]

Sugar Free – 2 Weeks In

Sugar Free - 2 Weeks In

  If you've been following along with me the past 2 weeks you know that I am throwing down the gauntlet on my sugar addiction and I've gone sugar free. (If you are new here and have no idea what I'm talking about go read about it here, I'll wait for you.) I decided it was time to get … [Read more...]

Thursday Three – Sugar Free Edition

It's time for another edition of the Thursday Three!! This week is the "Sugar Free" edition because, as most of you know, I'm on a sugar fast through May 14th. It's going pretty well except for all the label reading, severe headaches (from withdrawal) and constantly looking for a source of protein … [Read more...]

“Throwing Down the Gauntlet” on Sugar


  The Free Dictionary says, to "throw down the gauntlet" means: to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with you The other day I posted on Facebook about the possibility of dropping sugar from my diet (and dealing with my severe cravings with coconut oil) like this lady did and … [Read more...]

Spring Into Action, Week 1 Check-in

Spring Into Action Weight Loss Challenge

Good morning!! It's time for our weekly check-in here at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. If you're participating in our Spring Into Action weight loss challenge, you do not have to officially submit a weight this week. The only official weight you'll have to submit is your final weigh-in the … [Read more...]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day all of you wonderful shrinkers!! I hope that you are enjoying the day with plenty of green veggies and green smoothies!! Did you have a wonderful weekend?  Were you able to get your Shamrock Shuffle done! If not you still have a little more time to get it done and … [Read more...]