Hello to all you lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen! We at the Sisterhood are SO pleased to bring you an exciting new challenge – The Shrinking Days of Summer! We’re always looking for ways to make things better, improved, and more exciting. This challenge is laced with fun and excitement! Do you think we’re EXCITED?!!!
This challenge will run from today until Wednesday, July 22nd. That’s SEVEN weeks to shrink, shrink, shrink, and shrink some more!
This time around we’re doing things a little different. We’ve decided to spice things up by adding a team aspect to the challenge! Holy cow did we have an awesome response! We have 15 16 17 18 19 teams, that’s right, FIFTEEN SIXTEEN SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN NINETEEN!!! If you don’t want to be on a team, no sweat! You’re more than welcome to chart the course on your own, with all the same support the Sisterhood has to offer.
Here is the run down of the teams:
RED Becca Nancy aka Bacardi Mama Melissa aka MitaKay (formerly Roxymommy) Christy M – Christy-The Sisterhood Arianne S.
Anita G. Thea @ I’m A Drama Mama Ann G. Melissa M. aka Mel Heather D. aka Mama Sass
GREEN Kristen Q. Jess B. Cristina S. Jen W. aka Prairieknitwit Lindsey S.
Megan T. aka Karrissasmom
YELLOW Jennifer M. Jolynn aka darl_jo Sheila C. aka ShellyLosing Erika J. aka WebJones Megan R.
Melissa R. aka Melissa from Pittsburgh
PINK Tonia K. Melissa L. aka Proud Mommy Vicki R. Michelle B.
ORANGE Kim L. aka Fnklocke Kim M. aka kimberlymarie30 Alesha B. Tami M.
BLACK Crystal Mel T. aka Mel @ A Box of Chocolates Shelley Z. April aka SJ_ April Allison D.
Elena D. aka emm0805
TURQUOISE Michele M. Laura P. Audrey L. Stacie C. aka StacieinAtlanta Sarah G. aka My Regular Voice
Lisa M. aka Skinny_Lisa
PURPLE Tami Priscilla Mendie F. aka Mendie/ladybugs714 Tammi T. aka ValleyGirl Melissa A. aka Lissa_ShrinkingJeans
MAROON Shevvi C. aka Mimi Brooke Fergie Michelle K. Tiffany S.
LIME Nancy W. aka Nancy Sabina Kristin K. Tara A. aka This Military Mama Margie D. aka slimbyjanuary Vickie L.
Jessica V. Rebecca H. Tera C. Tallie M. Catie F.
GOLD Sandi G. Tirah Jen P. aka Jen in ND Christie O. aka christieo Andrea M.
Jenna aka Jenna @ Newlyweds
Nicole G. Sarah N. Lauri aka beachmom Amy H. Summer S.
Rachel Corrin Gina Sarah S. aka Peanut2211 Alaina
BRONZE Andie Viola Kendra Dawn Tecia
SAGE Liz Steph McKenzie Jamie L. Kristin D.
VIOLET Christine R. Jessi Martha Chris Michelle
TEAL ElfTea Stacy Lynette Danielle
The beauty of being on a team is not only are you accountable to yourself, but also your teammates. When you feel like eating that cupcake, or that second serving at dinner, or if you just don’t have it in you to workout, think about the bigger picture! Your team is counting on you to stay strong and make good choices. Your team is also there when you need support, or when you just need someone to say “step away from the brownie”. We encourage you to stay in constant contact with each other via email and twitter. Get to know one another! Check in on each other, encourage and support each other.
If you’re new around here, you’re more than welcome to join in a challenge anytime, but why not start today since it’s Day 1? If you’re interested in being part of the Sisterhood, just let us know and grab a button for your blog. Don’t have a blog? No worries! Just follow along with us here!
We’ve got some fabulous prizes lined up for this challenge, but we are in need of more! If you’re interested in sponsoring a prize for our random weekly weigh in drawings or something special for the overall winners of the challenge, you can email Melissa at [email protected].
If you’d like to join a team, please let me know ([email protected]) and I’ll add you to an existing team, or if there are enough requests, then we’ll form a new one.
So let’s get down to business! Go weigh in, if you haven’t already! Blog about it, link back to us, and come here and leave the permalink to your post in the comments section. Grab a new challenge button, and don’t forget to check out all the other Sisters’ blogs and make sure to let them know you’re there supporting them!
Team Captains: Please compile the starting weights for each member of your team and email them to me at [email protected].
If you’re not following us on Twitter, you should be. Heck, make sure you’re following all of your teammates too!
And don’t forget to subscribe to us. See up there in the right side bar up at the top? You can subscribe in a reader or through email. How convenient, right? I know!
So I think that’s about it! Get Shrinking everyone!
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Thirty-nine year-old wife and mom to BJ (11) and Mia (7). I’m the editor at the Sisterhood, and I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I’m living proof!