When all else fails, go for the money! – The Shrinking Jeans of Melissa


July 25, 2012 By Lissa

Good morning, friends!

It’s not much of a surprise that I have sort of lost my way on this whole fitness and weight loss journey. I could have a million excuses, but mainly I think it all boils down to the fact that I GOT LAZY!

My life has been filled with change lately – I am now a mother to a little baby -a 7-month-old baby girl! If you lost count, that makes five kids! The thing about foster care, I am not allowed to have my kids babysit. Apparently, you have to be 21 or older. That kind of blows my gym days out of the water. I am going to have to stay motivated and find ways to workout at home with the baby.

I have joined a new challenge {for money!}! I have an incredible team made up of my fellow Shrinking Jeans writers -Christy, Heather, Mary, and Nancy- and we are going to give some fierce competition in the fight for $10,000! We are Team Shrinking Jeans for Healthy Wage. Speaking of, we are trying to win our first mini-challenge. So, *cough*, GO VOTE FOR US! Shameless plug! We are the cute stick figures in dresses!


I verified my weight at my gym yesterday, and they had me at 227. *barf* Not that it matters, but my home scale is 5 lb under that.

I am not setting a weight goal for this challenge, my plan is to track my eating with MyFitnessPal and to up my workouts (which have been like, none).