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


I’m all about external motivation. I’m always looking for quotes or pictures or shirts or ANYTHING that will give me that little extra boost to (hopefully) get me off my arse to work out. Or help me through that choice between fries or a side salad. I recently came across a passage in a book […]

As difficult as it may be to acknowledge, we are in the home stretch to the winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas (Dec. 25), Chanukah (Dec. 20-28), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1), Winter Solstice (Dec. 22), Festivus (Dec. 23), or all of the above, they are upon us!  I mean, come on, look at […]

Gooooood morning!! OK so it’s not morning anymore, but we can pretend it’s morning, right? I’m drinking coffee like it is if that counts! It may even be morning for some of you, where ever you are! My apologies for the late check-in. By now, you’ve probably gone onto the scale to see how things […]

      Hi Friends! I hope you’re having a fabulous start to this week! We’re getting really close to Christmas; have you finished your shopping? I know I haven’t. If Santa wants to send me an extra paycheck so that I can finish my shopping up, I’d be grateful. Santa? NO? Ok! Anyway, unfortunately […]

I’ve been sitting here staring at my laptop for 30 minutes while I watch a Tivo’d episode of Storage Wars. Have you seen it? OMG, I confess that I’m addicted to it. You must see it, and lucky for you it comes on tonight right after our Tworkout. What?! Yes! Check it on Tuesdays on […]

One of my favorite holiday dishes is an old potato salad recipe that my grandmother used to make. Knowing my grandmother, it’s probably not a very healthy recipe. This year my mom and I decided we would try our hand at it and try to make it a bit more healthy because being able to […]

Put on your birthday hat, because we are celebrating a special birthday here at the Sisterhood! That’s right! It’s Nancy’s special day! Let’s shower her with some birthday love! 5 REASONS WHY WE SIMPLY ADORE NANCY: Her optimism is contagious! Nancy never hesitates to encourage us or give us a kick-in-the-pants when needed! She creates […]

This week’s menu plan is brought to us by Jen from Listen.Learn.Love.Mend. If you’re interested in menu planning for the Sisterhood, give us a shout in the comments! We love guest menu planners! Shrinkers, I have been absent from the menu planning lately! When last I was here, I was still Jen in Real Life […]

Usually on Saturday, we review a product.  And give something away. Which is great and awesome…I heart giveaways. But this week, I want to try something different. I want to talk about giving back. Reaching out. Helping someone less fortunate. This time of year, it is SO easy to get caught up in STUFF. It […]

Thanks to L’Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out for beauty advice from the experts. When I’m busy, I do not put much effort into my appearance. Not much at all. Sometimes I don’t even wash my face daily (unless you count the spray from the […]

Next week alone, between my 3 kids, their schools and their after-school activities, we have FIVE holiday parties.  Also, we have a Christmas Tree Hop Pot Luck that our entire family has been invited to next weekend.  Although lots of fun and part of the normal Christmas festivities, the total of these parties could potentially […]

I think that we all know about the ups and downs of weight loss and fitness. The peaks and valleys, so to speak. We have our good days, we have our bad days. We have the days or weeks when we are in a rut and having a hard time finding our way out. It […]

Goooooooooood morning, Shrinkers! How is everyone doing this fine day? I’m trying my hand at being annoyingly happy because I just received some very tragic news. SNOW IS ON THE WAY! Ugh. I realize this in no way effects anything having to do with weight loss or healthy living other than the fact that it […]

  What is a Tworkout surprise you ask? Well, let me tell ya. It’s when the leader (me) doesn’t post the exercises and surprises you with each exercise. I know I’M looking forward to it! Sounds like fun, no? Join us on Twitter at 8 p.m. Central to see what exercises I throw your way! […]

It’s been a while since I’ve done True Confessions Tuesday and boy am I glad to be doing it today. I seriously need to press the “reset” button this holiday season. In addition to the regular holidays, we have 4 birthdays in the family. Do you know what 4 birthdays in the family means? 4 CAKES. […]