True Confessions – The Shrinking Jeans of Nancy


January 18, 2011 By Nancy

This is my first confession as a writer for Shrinking Jeans.  I’ve had a pretty good week, so most of my confessing will be good things.   Of course they can’t all be good now, can they?

1.  I got to meet a fellow sister, Bari and her daughter on Saturday.  She was everything I thought she’d be and more.  She had a fancy phone that had all kinds of apps on it.  One of them told me that my Subway soup was only 90 calories for a cup.  Subway said it was a 100 calories.  The serving was probably a cup and a half.  Either way, this yummy, creamy rosemary chicken and dumpling soup was only about 150 or so calories.    I’ll be having that again.

2.  I started a Functional Fitness class last week.  It isn’t until you actually get there that they start throwing around the words “boot camp”!  Those words scared me.  It has been pretty good though.  I’ve kept up with the younger girls and there are a couple ladies my age or so.  Tonight (and possibly Thursday) I am going to try a zumba class.  Christy told me I should.  She’s mean like that.  That should be something to see.  I’m not much of a dancer and I have little to no rhythm.  I’ll post about that later in the week. 

3.  I bought a couple new cookbooks and have made a few really good recipes.  One of the books is a Taste of Home book about diet comfort food.  So far, so yummy!

4.  The bad….I drank far too much Bacardi and diet for the Bears win on Sunday.  I didn’t eat that much, but not a good job on the drinking.

5.  I had a little trouble this week with the water intake and I’m not even sure why.  Lord knows I always have a bottle near by.  I have to work on that this week.

I confess that the very best moment of my week was when I got an email from Christy saying that I was chosen to be one of the new contributing writers for Shrinking Jeans.    I couldn’t have been more surprised or happy.  I think I’m still a little in shock.  Thank you again to Christy and Melissa for choosing me.  I promise to do my best to make you both proud and not regret your decision.

So now it’s your turn.  Tell us your confessions.  It’s good for the soul and it’s a clean slate to start over again and sometimes, we just need the clean slate.