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


Are you afraid of tofu? Hate it? Never tried it? Lost as to what to do with it? One of the main responses I get when people learn we’re a primarily vegan family (aside from “but the kids drink milk, right?” and “I could never give up cheese” and “where do you get your protein/iron?” […]

Welcome to Becoming Me, a monthly blog series where I set out to answer questions developed by Christie Inge, HHC in an effort to dig a little deeper and get to the heart of some of my esteem, body, and food issues. Last month, I tackled the issue of hunger and fullness: whether I eat when […]

This week I interviewed former Season 11 Biggest Loser contestant Austin Andrews from the brown team. He and his dad went on an incredible weight loss journey and Austin made it to the top 5 on the show, which is pretty amazing! He was voted off when it came down to him and Hannah below […]

Finding Motivation When You’re Losing Weight Finding motivation for weight loss and getting healthy is something millions of people struggle with every single day. There are numerous websites and studies, and even people who tell you hundreds of ways to stay motivated. Set goals! Have a plan! Put it on the calendar! Plan your meals! […]

I realize we are between challenges and it would be easy to skip a weigh-in but I’ve been doing that way too often lately and well, that can never be a good thing, right?  I’ve noticed my shorts hugging me a little tighter and I just feel heavy so I made the mistake decision to […]

Once upon a time there was a girl who lost some weight, but still had a lower belly pooch. She tried ab exercises, which only helped a little. She took up running, which only helped a little. She thought that maybe she was destined to have the lower belly pooch forever. Then, one day, she […]

Hello, Shrinkers!!  I’m sure you’re all saying, “Hey wait, whose name is that in the byline? Does that say MEL again?!”  Yep, it sure does.  I’m back after taking a bit of a stress-induced hiatus for a few months as one of the Contributing Writers here at The Sisterhood!  Didja’ miss me? Of course, now […]

Well folks, here we are in the midst of Vacation Season. Talk about a tough time of year when you are trying to stay on the straight and narrow and be diligent about your weight loss journey! For me, it’s almost harder than what we get bombarded with during the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s bonanza. What to […]

In the summer, when it gets hot, we practically live on salads. Yes, we, as in all of us! From the nearly five year old to the nearly fifty year old. How do I come up with things that please a range of tastes, are healthy, and are hearty enough to be the main course? […]

A lot of you know that recently I had a scare with a little (non) friend that I (not very) affectionately call “The Cansuh.” In April, I found out that I had a tumor on my cervix. It was quite a blow for me and it was a very awful, terrible, dark couple of weeks […]

I am in the middle of another summer road trip with my family. We drove about 7 hours the first day, which is a lot of time to talk about…you know…STUFF. Since my husband and I are both runners, our conversation eventually leads to training, races, and just running in general. He’s been having a tough […]

I’ll make this quick cause I do realize it’s July 4, and our American readers are hopefully out enjoying a parade, or a barbecue and hopefully some fancy-schmancy fireworks. (By the way, happy late Canada Day to our Canadian readers!!). Even though we’re between challenges, I just wanted to stop by and encourage you to […]

I am guessing that many of you have lots of things to toot your horns about this week. With the end of the June Tune Up challenge behind us, who has weight losses to toot about? I bet there are race results to be proud of too. I had a small loss of 4.1 pounds, […]

Good morning, shrinkers! I know, I know. I’m a little behind on posting the results. I apologize! I have a good excuse though – we brought a very adorable little baby into our household last week -our first foster child! I’m trying to adjust to having FIVE kids. Oh my! We have had amazing progress […]

As if my life isn’t crazy enough, it got even crazier this weekend when the 3.5 yr old accidentally caused an accident in my minivan and now said minivan is not drivable and can hopefully be fixed by the nice folks at the body repair shop down the road.  Or those same nice folks might […]