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


Many, many years ago when I was in grade school, we learned a little rhyme about multiplying fractions. It went “Ours is not to wonder why, just invert and multiply”. I’m not sure what got me thinking about that last week, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was driving myself crazy […]

A few weeks back, I started watching a pair of 20 month old twins in addition to my 11 month old daughter and four year old son. It has been lots of fun but SHEW! I am completely wiped by the time 5 pm rolls around. Okay, honestly? I’m wiped pretty much an hour after […]

Yes, the SARA HALL. Photo credit: Brian Fitzsimmons This Sara Hall (her bio- read it, in all of it’s glory). Sara Hall is one of the nation’s elite female distance runners and runs every race with purpose. Hall won the 2012 American title at the USA Cross Country Championships and took home a gold medal at […]

Good morning, ladies and gents! We are a few weeks into our newest fitness and weight loss challenge here at the Sisterhood, and hopefully you are still going strong! Remember that ACTION plan you came up with the very first day of the challenge? Have you been following it? Analyze your goals – decide what […]

5:30 – Alarm goes off. Curse the fact that I broke the snooze button. On purpose. Get dressed and head downstairs. 5:35 – Grab phone, water, and a book and head downstairs to the basement. 5:37 – Catch up with Words with Friends. 5:45 – Start treadmill. Walk for 1 mile while reading, checking e-mails, […]

Oh, boy. It’s the day after Easter…..please step away from the Peep and no one will get hurt! Along with Valentines and Halloween, Easter is one of the sweetest holidays of the year. Why do we think it’s okay to steal candy out of our kids baskets when they aren’t looking? And you over there […]

Are you interested in getting rid of some of the junk in your trunk? Well, guess what?! You’ve come to the right little corner of the internets! Everyone knows that music is the key to getting you through a tough workout. I know music really keeps me motivated while I’m running, and a bad song […]

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re getting ready for a workout. You’re all dressed, shoes are laced, shades are on. But you’re not ready. Not even close. You still need music. A heart rate monitor. A gps. Your phone. Okay. Maybe it’s just me. But I’m a complete gadget-a-holic. I once forgot my GPS when […]

1,890,000 Kenyan children are infected by jiggers, burrowing fleas that cause painful infection. 30,000 people live on one landfill in the Philippines, where many are without shoes and are exposed to broken glass, syringes and debris. 4,000,000 people have podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring soil-based disease. 740,000,000 people are affected by hookworm which can cause intestinal pain, weakness […]

1st Check-In Here Hello all my new friends! First of all I want to say thank you all for the encouraging words of support. I’m still having great success on my journey, and it is time to give you an update with all that has happened in the past month. First and foremost, I have […]

Is it just me or did the first week of this challenge fly by? Maybe it’s because I was super busy or because I’m just getting older. It just seems like the older I get, the faster time goes. Whatever the reason, I can’t believe it is time for our first weigh in. We have […]

This is my first time to host Toot Your Horn Tuesday and I’m kind of excited!  See today is the day where we get to share something good that we’ve done over the past week and really, how much fun and powerful and positive and encouraging is it to focus on the good?  Am I […]

I am so excited about today’s post, friends. I first heard Christie Inge speak at Fitbloggin’ 2011 in the Ditch the Diet: Eat Intuitively panel. I started following her on Twitter and soon after signed up to start receiving her weekly emails. The way she approaches her relationship with food and her body image really […]