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


Here we are Sisters & Brothers, our first official check-in for our new Burst Into Summer challenge.  Be sure to complete the form below by 9pm CT to check-in for the challenge. If you are blogging about your participation in the challenge, don’t forget to leave a comment with a link to your check-in post […]

Shrinking Bootcamp is off to a great start. Well, depending on who you ask! You’re really taking things to the next level by joining in, and we’re so proud of each and every one of you! Just think where you’ll be in 6 weeks. Today’s bootcamp is going to be the exact same workout as […]

I’m back for the second time today! It’s Tuesday and we all know that Tuesday = TWORKOUT DAY! So, be sure you all hop onto Twitter at 8 p.m. Central for a buttkicking good time!     Tonight’s Tworkout: 1. 2 min high knees (w/weights); 1 min wacky jacks 2. Chair dips, as many as […]

  I remember one time, not so long ago On Twitter, I heard some chatter to and fro About a new snack, someone gave a tip, and they were all loopy about something called popchips.   Whatever, I thought, I have a  favorite snack. These, popchips or whatever;  they sound kind of whack. Nothing can […]

You may or may not have heard yet, but our food pyramid has changed! For the first time in over 20 years we have a new guide for nutrition! The old guide was the food pyramid I am sure you remember it, the groups of food in descending order, labeling how much of each group […]

Welcome to Bootcamp! There’s no whining or excuses allowed here, so check them at the door, please! Only heavy breathing and grunting, and some WOOTS will be accepted! If you haven’t read our Intro to Shrinking Bootcamp, be sure to check it out! From the Trainer: “One of the nice things about this workout is […]

I was asked to review the new book from Special K. It is called “The Special K Challenge and Beyond.” I was a little leary because I had seen all the ads for the Special K challenge. I’m not the kind of girl who can eat two meals a day and snacks of a product […]

Hello Shrinkers! Welcome to this week’s edition of the Editors’ Weekly Round-Up. I have a few fun things to introduce you to! I (and a lot of other Shrinkers) am always looking for good information on Clean Eating – recipes, ideas, thoughts, information. One of our Burst Into Summer Challengers and Twitter followers (@GraciousPantry), Tiffany, […]

Free 6-Week Online Burst Training Bootcamp So it seems a lot of you are really excited about our Free 6-Week Online Burst Training Bootcamp! I see you talking about it on Twitter, I see you blogging, commenting – there is EXCITEMENT. I am excited, too! Our Shrinking Bootcamp was developed by Wende Leuba, an International […]

I run because it’s cheaper than therapy. I swim because I am good at it.  I didn’t say I was fast at it, just that I am good and natural at it.  I am comfortable in the water, I feel at one with the water, my mind goes completely blank when swimming lap after lap […]

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you that put yourself out there to be considered for our social sister! I am honored that there were so many of you! Second, ohmygoodness. This decision was so hard. So hard. I mean, all of you are so awesome and could bring […]

I can say with conviction and 100% absolute certainty that I have never, ever, EVER, been a vacation exerciser. Vacation was a place to vacation — from everything a person needs a vacation from, calorie counting and exercising included. I gained 7 pounds on a cruise once. I didn’t learn from that, either. And I […]

  Today is April’s birthday!!! I wish were awesome enough to write her an ode. Without her around here, we wouldn’t be in #tworkout mode. She is filarious and swell, we love her a lot, and without her around this place would just got to pot. I think I will stop, because a poet I’m […]

Welcome to the Burst Into Summer Weight-loss and Fitness Challenge! If you’re new, here’s what you need to know: We check-in every Wednesday – you must fill in the form by 9 p.m. CT to be considered for the Leaderboard on Thursday. This challenge is eleven weeks long. Longer than usual, so just thought we’d […]

The past few weeks have been above average temps where I live, and as far as my pshyche is concerned, heat can only mean one thing… Ice Cream. Bowls of ice cream. Cones of ice cream. Shakes of ice cream. Dreams of ice cream. I try not to keep ice cream in the house all the […]