March 2012 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


When I started this whole weight loss thing, I don’t think I had a clear idea of what was in store for me. I had my map, I had my tools, but I didn’t realize what an adventure it would be. I’m not sure if I realized how long it would take. I’m not sure […]

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD January 2012 Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel What’s best to eat for recovery after a hard workout? That’s what marathoners, body builders, and fitness exercisers alike repeatedly ask. They read ads for commercial recovery foods that demand a 3 to 1 ratio of carbs […]

I am 57 years young. Most days, I do not feel 57 and I think that is awesome. I’m on that long journey to fitness and weight loss. I try every day to eat right. I try really hard to exercise no less than five days a week. I park farther from the store in […]

I look at others and wonder- *How do they do it all*? Then, I look at myself and wonder- *How do I do it all*? I’m a wife. I’m a mother. I’m a runner, training someone else for our next half marathon. I am a writer for Shrinking Jeans and now, Shrinking Kitchen. I’m building […]

Lots of changes are happening around the Sisterhood, and with change come fresh, new ideas! We are working hard behind the scenes to breathe some new life into this special place. Because each and every one YOU mean the world to us, and without YOU we wouldn’t even be here (well, we would, but we’d […]

We’ve all been there. You know, those days and nights filled with unneeded stresses and sighs and worrying. Sometimes, you just have to sit down and evaluate your life. Your friendships, your relationships, your time and finances… What is causing you unnecessary stress and worry? Is it worth it? Is it time to move on […]

Good morning, friends! How are you? The weather here in North Dakota has been amazing {like 70s!!}, and I can’t even tell you what it has done for my mood and motivation! How was your week? Did you toot your horn yesterday? I hope so, because everyone deserves an “atta-girl” once in awhile! We’re […]

Does this look familiar to you? It looks very familiar to me. It has kind of become my new best friend. I’ve got some horn tooting to do, girlfriends. So, listen up because I’m proud of myself this week. Last month, I did the Fab Ab February ab workout. Bari had posted it and I […]

I’m getting pretty disgusted with our food supply right now in general, between the preservatives and the dyes and the unnatural crap. You may or may not have caught this in the news this past week, but it appears there will be a new ingredient in our kids’ school lunches and it’s called “pink slime“. […]

Alright. So I’ve had one of those weekends that I just went batshit crazy and ate everything I could get my hands on. Thankfully, those don’t happen too often anymore. When they do, however, I have a few things that help me recover from the debauchery. Elastic waist pants – Whether it be yoga pants, […]

So yeah, it’s Daylight Savings tonight. Spring forward, peeps. I can’t tell you how many times we were late to Sunday School when I was a kid because of Daylight Savings. Of course, we wouldn’t realize we were late until we pulled the burgundy minivan into the full parking lot and entered the empty hallways […]

I exercise quite a bit and have been since The Sisterhood challenged me to my first 5K  in 2009.  The only reason I took that challenge back then is because of the peer pressure- I thought, if all these non-runners can take up running for the next 8 weeks, then so can I.  If I […]

  Is it just me or does it seem like running is the new craze? Every where I look, people are becoming runners. People who never thought they’d ever dream of running are now signing up for 1/2 marathons, running 12 races in 12 months, and some are even qualifying for Boston!! There are grandma’s running in […]

It’s Wednesday weigh-in/check-in day. It’s our first weigh-in without a challenge going on in awhile. It still counts though. You can’t slack off just because it’s not challenge time. Head to the scale and check out what it says. Then come back here and leave us the results in the comments. If you are blogging […]

Good morning, friends! If you are here to listen to all my juicy confessions from the past week, you are going to be sorely disappointed. We are changing things up on Tuesdays from here on out. We are ONLY going to be focusing on the positives! No more negative Nilly. If you have nothing nice […]