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Looking Back
[ 0 ] 12/12/2013

Looking Back

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 […]

Full of Thanks
[ 0 ] 11/12/2013

Full of Thanks

  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 […]

Setbacks And Moving Forward
[ 3 ] 10/06/2013

Setbacks And Moving Forward

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, dealing with a […]

True Confessions Time
[ 12 ] 08/06/2013

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 […]

Time to Refocus!
[ 14 ] 08/01/2013

Time to Refocus!

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 water! **It’s too hot outside […]

It's Weigh In Time!!
[ 11 ] 07/24/2013

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 […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 9 ] 07/09/2013

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 […]

Catching Up with an Old Friend!
[ 7 ] 06/13/2013

Catching Up with an Old Friend!

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 were Christy, Melissa, Donya and […]

Workout tips after cold & flu season
[ 0 ] 04/06/2013

Workout tips after cold & flu season

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 a few caveats. The […]

New Year's Weight Loss Challenge / Week 6
[ 8 ] 02/13/2013

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 […]

Should Old Goals Be Forgot?
[ 1 ] 12/31/2012

Should Old Goals Be Forgot?

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 […]

Keeping Track
[ 1 ] 11/11/2012

Keeping Track

As the holiday season approaches, I have been trying to get a plan in place to keep myself on track with all things fitness and weight loss. I have come up with five things that I think will work. 1. My Fitness Pal (or any other fitness tracker). I do so much better when I […]

Runners Corner- Introduce Yo'self
[ 62 ] 10/29/2012

Runners Corner- Introduce Yo’self

We’re starting a new segment here at Shrinking Jeans called Runners Corner.  Now, I know not everyone is a runner around these parts but I do know there is a large group of us that are.  And don’t give me that baloney about *I run/walk*, sometimes *I walk more than I run*, or *I only […]

It Takes a Village
[ 12 ] 06/24/2012

It Takes a Village

Oh yes it does. To lose weight and to maintain that weight loss. This journey can be SO hard at times and it’s for lifetime, which is an awful-long time. I ebb and I flow, ding great, doing not so great. Sure, you can do it on your own and I have earlier in life, […]

allow myself to introduce... myself
[ 14 ] 06/21/2012

allow myself to introduce… myself

Hello, everyone! My name is Karena, and I’m a forty year old American living in Belgium. That sounds pretty glam, but in reality, the life of a stay-at-home mom is the life of a stay-at-home mom, whether you’re doing it in Anytown, USA or Toute-la-Ville, Belgique. I have two young boys, ages 8 and 4, […]