Power of One Challenge::The Beginning! | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


***A winner has been chosen for the Eat Smart Digital Bathroom Scales! It is Altamese from Solejourner Truth. Congratulations girl! That awesome new scale will come in handy as you shrink in 2011!***

It’s time for a brand new weight-loss and fitness challenge here at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, and what better time to start than right before 2010 ends!

I can hear you now…..Why would you torture me with a challenge that starts today? I don’t want to even think about it until January 1st!

Suck it up and quit whining, okay? We’re doing it because we LOVE you and really, there’s no better time to start than RIGHT NOW!

This challenge will, of course, focus on weight-loss, but we’ll also be throwing in some fantastic fitness elements, so even if you don’t need to lose weight, there will be something for you (and we promise not to punch you)! Read: NO EXCUSES!

SOOOOOO, the challenge starts right here, right now. Today. There are no teams this time around, because we really want you to focus on the ONE person who is most important: YOU. Yes, you. You are important, beautiful, smart, funny, and strong; and you can do this. We promise. If you stick with us, you’ll be successful in all your fitness and weight-loss goals, and you will have FUN doing it.

What is the Power of One, you ask?

The Power of One is a challenge that starts today and ends February 23rd, 2011. That’s 8 fun-filled, prize-filled, soul-searching, answer-finding, ass-kicking weeks for you to get your mind and body whipped into shape. Yes, we know that you won’t reach all of your goals in 8 weeks, but omigosh it’s an awesome way to get started with lots of support and friendship!

If you haven’t already registered for the challenge, do it NOW!

We’ll have challenges every week. There will be weekly check-ins with awesome prizes for a randomly selected challenger* each week, sponsored by EatSmart. We’ll have an AMAZING grand prize for one randomly selected challenger*, sponsored by CLICK. There will be weekly Tworkouts on Tuesday, and a Twitter party or two thrown in for good measure. Plus, all of our regularly scheduled programming.

Trust me, we’ve got you covered. You won’t have time to even think about nachos, because we’re going to keep you busy. Promise.

And now you’re asking: What do I do now?!

  • First things first. Go step on your scale and record your starting weight, then kiss that number goodbye, because you’ll never see it again.
  • Next, go blog about it and link up below. If you don’t have a blog, you should really think about starting one. They’re free and fun, and such a great way to document this amazing journey. You can also blog about it over on the ‘hood, our online community!
  • Thirdly (I just love saying thirdly) take a before picture (and measurements) – you’ll never regret it.
  • And last, fill in the weigh-in form below with your starting weight! We’ll keep track of everything and announce our top shrinkers each week!


(Because you knew you weren’t getting out of here without a challenge, right?!)

Today, when you write your weekly check-in post, we want you to STATE YOUR HEALTHY LIVING GOALS for this challenge and the New Year. No, we’re not calling them resolutions, because that is so last week. We are calling them goals, because goals are awesome. You can make mini-goals, short-term goals, long-term goals, or just plain goals. They can focus on anything from pounds you want to lose to races you want to compete in. However you want to do it, just make sure you get it done, okay?!


CLICK is sponsoring our grand prize! For this challenge, we’ll have a gift certificatefor a pair or Nike ID Running Shoes and $150 worth of CLICK Espresso Protein Drinks! That’s $300 in prizes for one random winner who checks in each week of the challenge!

Be sure to follow our fabulous sponsors on Twitter! @DrinkCLICK and @EatSmartScales They’re awesome!

You can also find CLICK and Eat Smart Products on Facebook!

Eat Smart Products will be sponsoring a giveaway each week for one random winner.


This week, and every week (thanks to EatSmart Products) we’ll be giving away an awesome EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale!

To enter, you must be registered for this challenge and you’ll need to:

  1. Fill out the check-in form below for one entry (this is mandatory!)
  2. Tell us about your current bathroom scale! Is it from the era of the dinosaurs, or is it snazzy and digital? Leave it in the comments for an additional entry.
  3. Blog and link-up in the linky widget for an extra entry!

This giveaway will end tonight at midnight PT. One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced tomorrow. Good luck!

The Power of One Challenge is being generously sponsored by CLICK! CLICK is providing a pair of CLICK’d out Nike running shoes and $150 dollars worth of CLICK products to one luck winner*. EatSmart Products is providing 8 digital bathroom scales, which will be awarded to one random person* on the weekly check-in post.

*Prizes will only be awarded to individuals who are registered for the challenge, and who check-in each week on the check-in form.