Guest post: How I learned to love running

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Today's post is a guest post from Dawn Karr. I know her as Mrs. Karr - she was my biology teacher in junior high school. I have been able to keep in touch and follow her story, thanks to social media, and how she has evolved into a runner. I asked her to share her story knowing that many people may … [Read more...]

Shrinking Bari: making changes

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I haven't spoken about my story here in quite a long time.  If you want some background, you can find a little bit on my author page here and more on my personal blog here.  Fast forward to this past fall and spring and I found myself with the weight slowly creeping back on.  Yes, it happens to all … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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I am still flying high with my steps on my Fitbit! I just got my email for my steps last week and they were so good. 113,275 steps and 49.62 miles. I'll take that. I am having some healthy competition with some of my classmates from high school who also wear Fitbits. They give me a run for my … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

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We have a birthday in the Sisterhood house!  This writer is one of my dearest friends and a kick-butt runner.  Allow my to write one of those acrostic letter poems in honor of my friend, Lisa. L - Lovely.   Lisa is one of the most lovely people I know, inside and out.  See also: beautiful, kind, … [Read more...]

Looking Back

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Back in December of 2011, I had the pleasure of doing an email interview with Ali Vincent. I had met her the November before when she did an appearance for the local hospital. She was amazing and inspiring. I loved every minute of that night listening to her talk about her life with Biggest Loser … [Read more...]

Full of Thanks

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  November is a time to reflect on giving thanks and counting our blessings. I realize most of us will do this "formally" on Thanksgiving in just a couple of weeks, but I want to take a few minutes and do it now, too!   First and for most, I am thankful to God for my health. I … [Read more...]

Setbacks And Moving Forward

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We've all had setbacks - whether it's with your exercise routine or weight loss endeavor, they creep up at the most unexpected times, and frankly, seem to create their own setback mafia and vehemently gang up on you all at once. The setbacks can come in the form of taking on a new venture, … [Read more...]

True Confessions Time

                                                                      It's been a while since we've done a True Confessions post and after the past week I've had I feel the need to make some confessions lest you think that us girls on the Shrinking Jeans writing staff never have a bad … [Read more...]

Time to Refocus!

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I've been making excuses for the past couple of months...and I'm DONE with a capital D.O.N.E with those excuses! **I've been doing so good....it's ok to relax a little. REALITY: No, it's not ok to relax a little when that relaxing leads to drinking gallons of coke and barely any … [Read more...]

It’s Weigh In Time!!

    Good morning all you lovely peeps! I'm so glad you are here today! I hope that you are enjoying your summer and getting to do some fun things with family and friends. If you have been here a while you know the drill for Wednesday morning! Get on that scale and tell us how … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

I love Tuesdays! Especially here at Shrinking Jeans. I love that we get to do a little bragging about the awesome things that we have done in the past week. I don't know about you, but for me it's a huge shot in the arm. It gets me pumped about the coming week and what I can do to make the post … [Read more...]

Catching Up with an Old Friend!

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Back in the latter months of 2008, four wonderful women came up with an idea for a website for women. Women who's jeans were shrinking. Women who needed some support in their efforts for weight loss and fitness. Women who needed The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!Those four wonderful women … [Read more...]

Workout tips after cold & flu season

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It's that time of year. The time when the sun doesn't have a strict curfew and can stay out a little later, the flowers start to muscle their way up from the ground, the trees decide to clothe themselves with leaves, and the world becomes a little more colorful. Spring time. Sounds great....with … [Read more...]

New Year’s Weight Loss Challenge / Week 6

Week 6!! How is that possible? This new year is flying by too quickly for me. How about you? How are things going for you in this weight loss challenge? I'm doing okay. I haven't lost a ton of weight, but I sure have been losing inches. Ohhhh, that would be a cool challenge. Not worry about … [Read more...]

Should Old Goals Be Forgot?

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The sun is setting on another year. 2012 has been a year of ups and downs for me. Mentally, physically, big picture, little picture, ups and downs. I suppose it is like that for most people. On this New Year's eve, I am reflecting on last years goals. How did I do? Did I hit my mark? Did … [Read more...]