February 2013 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Week 8 of Couch to 5K. Full steam ahead and only this week and next week to go!  You are either really surprising yourself with what you are able to do, or you are still dreading every step, or you are looking forward to every step, or you might still be wondering what the hell […]

I hear it all the time: “You worry too much.” Trust me, I know. Since high school (and probably even before that), I have been a class act worry-wort. It’s something I’ve come to perfect with lots and lots of practice, but not necessarily on purpose. I don’t make it a goal to think about things […]

This giveaway is now CLOSED!  Congratulations to Deanna G. who is our winner!  Please email me your mailing information (including phone number) to mel at shrinkingjeans dot net.  Thanks!     Award show season is here in full swing. Several of the big award shows have already taken place for this year, but the grandaddy […]

I’ve been on a running hiatus up here in North Dakota. Winters are long and, well, cold. As a result, my speed (and I use that term loosely!) suffers dramatically. It might also have something to do with those baked goods I’ve been snacking on while I’ve been holed up in my house, too? I’ve […]

Week 6!! How is that possible? This new year is flying by too quickly for me. How about you? How are things going for you in this weight loss challenge? I’m doing okay. I haven’t lost a ton of weight, but I sure have been losing inches. Ohhhh, that would be a cool challenge. Not […]

Happy Meatless Monday! Have you ever had a cuisine that you loved, but that you didn’t dare try making yourself, for fear of royally screwing up? That’s me with Indian food. I love it, but find all the spices and various daals intimidating. So until very recently I only indulged in my favorite curries on […]

Week 7- woot woot!!!  Here we are- week 7 of Couch to 5k.  you only have a few more weeks until you finish the program.  Have any of you given thought to *what’s next*?  Do you want to repeat the program to get stronger, sign up for a 5K race, repeat week 9 over and […]

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association; the nation’s largest group of food and nutrition professionals) recently convened in Philadelphia (Oct., 2012). The following highlights from that conference may shed new light on ways for you to optimize your sports diet and manage your weight Optimize Your Sports Diet and Manage […]

Detox diets, cleanses, and miracle pills. Often, they sound too good to be true. You mean, if I take this pill twice a day every day for a few months, I’ll look like Jillian Michaels? If I follow this detox diet for a week, my body will be rid of toxins and I’ll lose 10lbs […]

Welcome to the Week 5 Leaderboard. LOOK at THOSE numbers? These women are HUGE LOSERS, and I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are. Seriously. It’s amazing how much everyone is shrinking! We love losers! Week #5 LEADERBOARD! 10.22% Tubby Two’s 9.04% toughnecks 7.69% Team challenge 7.67% Bridgeeeee 7.14% Flame On 7.02% […]

It’s week 5!! Week 5! Five weeks in to the New Year! Five weeks of shrinking. So how is it going for you? Are your clothes starting to get looser? Are you loosing inches? If you haven’t, don’t fret. It will happen soon. Keep a good attitude and keep moving forward. A positive attitude is […]

Running. I have always said, and believed, I couldn’t run. I was too heavy and out of shape. Too lazy. Too accident prone. Too old. And because I said it, because I believed it, it was so. I’d quit. I’d give up on running, on myself, every. single. time. There was always some excuse – […]

We have this little rhyme that we learn on the first day of preschool. This is me from head to toe. I have two eyes and a little nose. I can wiggle my ears and stamp my feet. From head to toe, I’m really neat. This is me! That can be the simplest or most […]

WEEK 6!  Yes, we are on week 6 of Couch to 5k. I wonder how many of you are still around.  It’s gotten so quiet around here of late.  There a few regulars that I see check in here or on Facebook but not as many as the initial *Who wants to join us for […]

Move over, beans. Seeds of all shapes and sizes are staking their claim as the ‘magical fruit’ of the health world (minus the flatulence). Not only are they making a trendy comeback from, well, forever ago, they fall within the guidelines of dietary restrictions –voluntary or not–  for many individuals, including gluten free, dairy free, […]