Toot Your Horn Tuesday

I'm excited for today. Much better than my last Tuesday post when I had to do a True Confession. Today, it is a definite Toot Your Horn Tuesday!! If you remember back to my post last week about our former writer Donya and her amazing journey to weight loss and fitness, I told you that I was … [Read more...]

Run or Dye Race Report

run or dye

I won two race race entries at the last minute for the Run or Dye 5K (Austin).  The Run or Dye  race is a *fun* event. That means there was no chip timing and there was a *gimmick* (whether it's booze, obstacles, zombies or in this case- DYE!). I invited my daughter Sophie to do the race with … [Read more...]

Journey to a Weight Loss Victory


This is Donya. She is a wife and mother. She is a friend to many of us here at the Sisterhood. She is a former writer for us. She is my new weight loss coach. She is also a true weight loss inspiration. This post is all about Donya and her journey to a weight loss victory! This is Donya … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: September Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: September Photo-A-Day

Welcome to another edition of Sisterhood Shots! I am not entirely sure how it came to be  September. I'm not ready for summer to be over, I'm not ready for my kids to go back to school, I'm not ready for fall! I can tell you what I am ready for......I'm ready to get Back to Basis, Back to … [Read more...]

Check-In: Pre Diet Bet

Wednesday Check-in

    Good morning lovely people! Today is Wednesday and that means it is check in day!! This will be our last weekly check in before our Back To Basics Diet Bet challenge so I want to make it a good one! Hop on the scale and let us know the good, the bad, and … [Read more...]

True Confessions: Sugar

True Confessions-Sugar

    Happy Tuesday, my friends! It's the True Confessions: Sugar edition on this last Tuesday of August! I do believe that I've had this conversation before but I wanted to give a confession of my EXCESSIVE sugar consumption!! This summer has been a very odd mix of weather for … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet: part 2 – so what can I eat?

fruits-veggies part 2

I've been asked by The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans to provide a little insight into the Paleolithic Diet.  I need to preface this series by stating I am in no way an expert on eating Paleo.  I am not a nutritionist nor a dietitian.  I consider myself "paleo-ish" because I am not strict in … [Read more...]

Pre-Marathon Training Thoughts


I have many pre-marathon training thoughts running through my head as I embark on 6 months of training to begin this week. I assume everyone knows how far a marathon is but just in case you don't, it is 26.2 miles.  It is a major accomplishment for anyone to achieve and only 1% of the population … [Read more...]

Is a 7-minute HIIT workout too good to be true?

The 7-minute HIIT Workout: Fact or Fiction? | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

When I first read about The Scientific 7-Minute Workout, I scoffed. Out loud. I practically guffawed at the thought of getting in shape/getting healthy with only 7 minutes of exercise per day. Even writing this, I'm using self-control to NOT roll my eyes. .....didn't work - I rolled them. What … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Regrouping

I'm sitting here eating black licorice and drinking a Bacardi and coke and trying to figure out what to write about. I am back at work. Today was our first full day with kids and I am exhausted. All I want to do is go to bed, but 15 minutes ago, I realized I had a post due. What I came up … [Read more...]

Back To School


It's back to school time here in Texas (and most of the rest of the western hemisphere)! What does that have to do with health and fitness, you might ask? It has a lot to do with it, if you ask me!! All around me I see kids that are overweight. All around me I see parents that are overweight! All … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In / Keeping It Calm

keeping it calm

Wednesday check in....the words that strike fear in many of us. It's that day of the week that we have to jump on the scale and come face to face with what we have or haven't done to further our weight loss efforts over the past week. I have a new idea about this weigh in thing. How about if … [Read more...]

True Confessions


Every time I have a Tuesday post due, I really like it to be a Toot Your Horn Tuesday post. Unfortunately, if I am going to be totally honest with myself, it's a True Confessions Tuesday. I have been totally failing in the menu planning and grocery shopping department here at the old homestead. … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet: part 1 – the paleo diet defined

fruits-veggies paleo 1

I've been asked by The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans to provide a little insight into the Paleolithic Diet.  I need to preface this series by stating I am in no way an expert on eating Paleo.  I am not a nutritionist.  I consider myself "paleo-ish" because I am not strict in following … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Marathon Training….Which Hasn’t Started (Yet)

austin marathon

I am about to start training for my first marathon and you guys get to come along on the ride with me. Now, I am by no means a new runner, I have been running for 5 years now.  I have 8 half marathons under my belt but have yet to tackle the beast known as a marathon.  I run a comfortable pace … [Read more...]