August 2011 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Howdy ya’ll! We sure hope everyone’s surviving out there what with all the earthquakes and hurricanes abound up in here. Along with school starting, there’s lots of stress to go around these days. We hope you’re coping healthily and not turning to the cookie dough in the fridge. (Don’t look at me!) Today it is check-in […]

        Happy Tuesday, everyone! Did you have a most excellent week/weekend? I played in the ocean over the weekend and let me tell you, that is a workout in itself! But that doesn’t mean we all can’t burn a few extra calories, now does it? Nope. Just hop onto Twitter at 8 […]

All those ready for school to be back in session so that you can get back to your normally scheduled healthy living, please raise your hand! I have not done all that great in the self-control department this summer. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that I recorded a gain the first week of summer […]

You have probably heard that we are putting on a race in October– Run the ‘Hood Virtual 5K/10K & Kids’ Run. It’s for anyone, really, walkers/runners/woggers… any age, any ability. I’ve now finished 3 half-marathons and several smaller races, but I’ve never had a race where I am able to consistently run {slow jog?} for […]

   I have been dying to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for ages. If you’re not familiar with CSA, it’s a great way to get locally sourced food, directly from farm to table. The problem? It’s pretty pricey. So, I’d been hitting the farm stand a few miles away. {Click here for […]

I thought I would take this week’s Saturday Review in a slightly different direction from the norm. Instead of reviewing a food product, DVD, etc., this week I’m going to review a website. I first heard of the Me You Health Daily Challenge website back in December from a friend on Twitter. I finally got […]

I wrote the title above with a whole other post in mind, yet this is what came out. I know it isn’t our typical post here, but I think it fits and is something I really wanted to say. I hope you enjoy. Happy Friday! 🙂       I sat there looking at my […]

How are you on this beautiful Thursday morning? We have some super-impressive numbers for you this week! I think y’all must have gotten hold of your second wind! First, go check the current team roster here, once again several more people have been dropped off teams for not checking in 4 or more weeks. Knock […]

On Saturday, October 22nd, we’ll lace up our shoes for another awesome Sisterhood Virtual Race! This year, we’ll all run our own race, in our own place, at our own pace! Registration is now open, and we’ll begin the Couch to 5K and Couch to 10K programs this weekend! Yeah, we like to plunge in […]

We are nearing the end of our challenge, can you believe it? Pure craziness. Next thing you know, school will be starting. Wait… it is. Oh my. I think you know the drill by now, so let’s cut to the chase. If you are a weigher, go step on that scale and see what you […]

I’m BAAAAACK! Who missed me?! I heard you guys did such a great job last week! I can’t wait for Tworkout time tonight! I know you’re excited too, right?! Right! So hop onto Twitter at 8 p.m. Central and we’ll have a sweatin’ good time! Tonight’s Tworkout: 1. It’s a 3 min dance party! Turn […]

It is Tuesday and you know what that means. It is time to cleanse the soul of all the trangressions of the past week. The lack of exercise, the bad food, the lack of fruits and veggies, you know the drill. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones that gets to confess that you […]

This is an article from Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics), and is republished with her permission. Nancy coached Team Shrinking Jeans on sports nutrition when we trained for the San Diego RockNRoll 1/2 Marathon with Team in Training in 2010. How to lose weight is the number one reason […]

It seems all kinds of wrong to make a comfort food like chili when it is still 100+ degrees outside but when I saw this recipe, realized I had almost all the ingredients in my cupboard/fridge, and that it used a crock pot (one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances)- I wasted no time in […]

I eat a lot of chicken and turkey and some lean beef and pork but I’ve been looking for other sources of protein other than meat. Enter: the Harmony Valley Vegetarian Hamburger Mix. It is a soy-based mix that looks and tastes just like hamburger meat after you cook it. It is an awesome, healthy alternative […]