January 2011 Archives – 2/4 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I love salad.  Pure and simple.  If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I think I could live on salad.  There are so many different kinds.  So many ways to make a basic green salad and then change it up a hundred different ways. I bought the Sandra Lee […]

Winner winner!  DebraCC, you are the lucky winner of this cookbook.  Please email your address to [email protected] congrats!!!! One of my favorite cookbook publishers is has come out with a new cookbook – the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. I love opening a new cookbook, perusing the recipes and planning out my menu […]

Have you ever dreamed of running a marathon? Well, Kirsten just recently made that dream come true for herself when she crossed the line after 26.2 miles in the Disney Marathon on January 9th, 2011. Now Kirsten shares with us, the oh-so-important lesson, how to avoid killing your family when training for a marathon! She […]

It’s been three weeks! Are you feeling POWERFUL? We are feeling empowered by YOU. All of you are doing a seriously great job at shrinking. Reading your comments and your posts and seeing your comments on other Sisters’ blogs makes us feel over the moon. Keep up the great work, and keep spreading the Sisterhood […]

Last Saturday, I was out for a 4.5 mile run. It was my first cold weather run and my longest run in a long time. I was nervous. I told Dave (my hubby) before I left that I felt physically ill because I just didn’t know what to expect. I put on my (new) cold […]

Good morning all of you beautiful people! It’s Wednesday morning, and I can guarantee to you that I am not so chipper right this second (since I am writing this on Tueday night! Shh! Don’t tell anyone!). Today is your weekly check-in and we want to know how YOU are doing! You know the drill: […]

Welcome to this week’s Tworkout™. What is a Tworkout, you ask? Well, let me tell you. Each week we hop onto Twitter at 8 p.m. Central and while we’re watching The Biggest Loser (or any other TV show you want to watch), we get in a Twitter version of the Last Chance Workout. I give […]

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means.  That’s right folks, it’s time for True Confessions!  Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee glass of water, and let’s get to it. My name is Mel and I confess that I’m a reality TV junkie.  You name it, I’ve probably watched it … Survivor, […]

Last week, we had an interesting response to project #2. (Sorry about the linkup post, I was traveling Friday but if you’ve done it, link up below!) Anyway, there were quite a few commenters who thought this project sent them right outside their comfort zone and honestly, WE LOVE THAT! WHY? Because. When I was in […]

Now that we’re into the new year, many people are making resolutions and looking to take their fitness challenges to new heights. This week’s Mailbag Monday question is a good one on that theme. Now many people may read this question and think, “what’s the big deal in moving up from a 5K to 10K”, […]

As a person who has struggled with her weight for most of her adult life, I know what it is like to need that little push. I know how it feels to need something to spark that little voice in your head that says, “If they have the courage to change their lives, then so […]

How many times have you heard a friend, or yourself, say, “Oh, I’m just disgusting!” or “Ugh, I hate my body!”? No one wants to be fat. But when you tell yourself such put-downs, you may actually be sabotaging yourself and your weight-loss efforts. Cognitive psychology has long known that the thoughts we think and […]

When we put out a call for new writers last week, we had no idea there would be such an amazing response. Seriously. We were blown away by each email, each story, each testament, each woman. Those women were brave to put themselves out there so honestly, because this journey is hard. And each story […]

Last week’s spotlight was Tirah, a phenomenal woman who is a huge support here at the Sisterhood! This week was her choice of who to spotlight, and I’m happy to say she chose yet another terrific lady, one who I am lucky enough to call a good friend! Take it away, Tirah: I was completely […]

Who likes to eat?!  Raise your hand high in the air.  Anyone on the lookout for a delicious, easy, family-pleasing comfort-type food meal for the Winter?  I whipped up this recipe lickety-split, doubling the recipe to feed our family of five.  It was so good that I wish that I had tripled it because um […]