October 2009 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Swine flu is here to stay (BOO!) and in an effort to keep all of us informed and hopefully, swine-flu free, I thought it might be helpful to share  some information about it. All information taken directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. *************************************************************************** Are there human infections with 2009 H1N1 virus […]

Ah, Monday. The day we gather to confess our sins. Let’s see. Oh yes. Sunday I got my appetite back. There was much food carnage. Luckily, it was mostly snacking, no real meals. But, I ate pancakes with too much butter, grilled cheese and this crazy good apple cobbler thing that I will have to […]

I grew up hating meatloaf. It seemed like my family had it ALL THE TIME! I understand now why. Money can be tight when you are trying to feed a family of 8 (I’m one of 6 kids) on a truck driver’s income. My mom needed to make meals that were easy and cheap. Now […]

Today is the day!! The final weigh-in for the Shrink for Good Challenge, and boy are we excited to find out how everyone did! This challenge has been about so much more than just losing weight. It’s been about coming together as a community and doing something good for someone besides ourselves. Doing something good […]

Here we are, at the start of flu season. And wouldn’t you know it, I’ve already gone and gotten sick. Yup, I’m in the middle of my first ever round of Tamiflu.  I still feel pretty awful – so I’m glad I got the Tamiflu. Not sure what shape I’d be in without it. The […]

Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser last night?  I’m sure a lot of you did.  No worries, I’m not going to rant about a certain contestant here.  I already did that over there, so you can read it if you like. As aggravating and as mad as I can get at certain people on the […]

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How did it go this week? Are you staying on the wagon or has life thrown you off a bit? Are you participating in our 5K training challenge or the Forty in Five challenge? How is that working for you? We are nearing the end of our Shrink for Good […]

As we all know this October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and  I have decided to bring you the story of  a survivor.  I would like you to meet my friend, Rose.  Rose and I work together.  I’ll never forget the day that Rose told me that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her […]

I had the opportunity to meet some of the most fabulous, upbeat Weight Watchers leaders while I was attending the L.A. kickoff event in August. These four women and one man have such warm, wonderful personalities and it’s easy to see how they motivate people! I got all their email addresses so I could keep […]

Well well well. It’s that time of week again, the kind where we spill our guts all over the page for the entire internet to see. I confess to you all the following: 1. I bought a “perfect brownie” pan. (Do you mean, the one that makes ALL EDGES?! Why yes I do!) I  couldn’t […]

Recently, I was craving something slightly sweet, a bread or muffin, but also low in calories. I perused old recipes that I had saved from Weight Watchers Community Message Boards from YEARS ago. I ran across this one, had all the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a whirl. Boy, am I glad […]

I’m so happy to announce Donya, our very own Crooked Eyebrow, had her baby yesterday, October 9th, at 5:45 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long! Her name is Eden Elise and she’s oh-so-adorable! Check out CE’s blog for pictures and more updates, I’m sure! We love you, Donya! Congratulations […]

Since we tend to plan ahead here at the Sisterhood, I knew we were going to start a running challenge early in September. This gave me the opportunity to  ask for a few key items for my birthday! An iPod Nano (5th Generation) and Nike+ iPod Sport Kit. Nike+ iPod Sport Kit ($29.99) is a […]

.!. You may remember TJ from earlier in the year when she put our inquiring minds to ease by answering our fitness questions! Well, guess what? She’s back! TJ and Christy created Run U Mother with hopes of empowering women and to inspire moms to get active and get moving. Today, the Sisterhood and Run […]

At some point (or maybe at a lot of points) in your life,  you will be eating out at a restaurant.  I, myself, work it into my menu planning that the family eats out at least once a week for dinner.  And then there’s lunches.  I try to kidnap my husband, Dave, once a week […]