My Low-Carb Experience: Week 1

My Low-Carb Experience: Week One #shrinkingjeans

As I posted a couple weeks ago, I decided to make some changes to my diet and fitness routine in the hopes of breaking some bad habits and teaching my body to use its fat stores as fuel versus carbs.  Like I said in that post, I'm not a nutritionist or dietitian or anything of the sort - this is … [Read more...]

YOU Are My Inspiration

My Mosaic Submission #M3489403

As the co-founder of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, my goal when this site started back in 2008 was to inspire and motivate women to take control of their weight so they could live healthier lives. I had previously lost a significant amount of weight, and remembered how long and lonely the … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

The May edition of Sisterhood Shots is ready, and we can't wait to see what you capture through the lens of your camera in May! Our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document your weight-loss/fitness journey, and if you have been on your healthy journey for a while, this can be a great … [Read more...]

Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake Review #sponsored

Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake mix review #skinnygutshake

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As a business owner, homeschooler, and mother of 2, who always seems to be on the go, on the road, or up against deadline, it's hard to make ME a priority some days, much less my … [Read more...]

Why Do We Sabotage Ourselves?

Why do we sabotage our weight loss-

You probably know the drill - you have the best intentions, a good, workable plan for fitness, you’ve done the shopping for healthy food. You’re on track for a while, and it feels good. Then, maybe slowly, maybe quickly…you start sliding backwards. Almost unconsciously, you find yourself taking … [Read more...]

Step Into Spring Final Check-In!

This is not an April Fools Day joke, it is in fact April 1st and our final check in for our Step Into Spring weight-loss challenge. We are so excited to hear how this challenge went for you! Did you met all of the goals you set for yourself in the beginning of March? Did the scale move in the … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: April Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day Challenge

Happy April, Shrinkers! Are you as excited as we are that warmer weather is coming? Short sleeves, shorts, long walks or runs outside, gardening, sitting poolside or ocean-side....all those things make us smile and do a little happy dance. How about you? I have April's edition of Sisterhood Shots … [Read more...]

What Happens After We Reach Goal?

What happens after we reach goal? #shrinkingjeans #weightloss

Happily ever after. The end. Fairy tales always end that way, normally after a wedding has taken place.  As a child it seems perfect, but when you’re an adult you know the wedding isn’t the end, it is simply the beginning.  It is the beginning of something full of ups, downs, and in-betweens. … [Read more...]

My Path to Better Gut Health #skinnygutdiet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Skinny Gut Diet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Taking the time to read The Skinny Gut Diet, by Brenda Watson, has caused a shift in my thinking in regards to my nutrition. Everyday, we are faced with fads, eat-this-not-that … [Read more...]

Skinny Gut Diet {Recipe} #skinnygutdiet

Joy's Lemon Bliss #skinnygutdiet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Skinny Gut Diet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In The Skinny Gut Diet, the author Brenda includes 75 Skinny Gut Diet recipes, all low in sugar and carbs, but easy and completely delicious. I've tried about 15 of the recipes, and … [Read more...]

When You Burn Fat, Where Does It Go?

When you burn Fat

You are constantly burning calories - sleeping, sitting at work, chasing your kids, chasing your dog, or getting in a good sweat session. Your body does it naturally, sometimes at a faster rate than others. And, when you burn more calories than you consume (at the basic level), weight loss occurs. … [Read more...]

Saturday Readers’ Roundup

healthy living news

If you're like me, you come across some rather interesting articles or blog posts out in cyberland as you go about your health and fitness journey. There are certain things that catch my eye and with the ease of sharing links to these stories via Facebook and Twitter, well there is just never a … [Read more...]

The Skinny Gut Diet, Two Weeks In #skinnygutdiet

Menu Plan

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Skinny Gut Diet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you haven't been following along, I am reviewing The Skinny Gut Diet, by Brenda Watson, and following her 14-day start-up plan. I've written about the premise of the diet, and … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-in

Good morning fellow shrinkers! It's Wednesday so that means it is time to hop on the scale, check-in and see how all your hard work is showing up on the scales! I like to weigh myself first thing on Wednesday morning before I eat or drink anything, after using the bathroom! It's a fresh new day and … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In + Keeping an eye on a goal

weight loss check in

Hello, friends! How are my favorite shrinkers doing? That means, ALL of you, by the way! It's Wednesday which means it's time to hop on the scale and assess the situation. Do a weight loss check in! How was your week? I was down 1 lb. this week at my Weight Watchers weigh in! I was doing the … [Read more...]