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


Winner winner- Tweetyscute- check your email inbox and CONGRATS! I’ve done 5K’s, 10K’s and half marathons. I’ve done a co-ed mud race.  You know, a trail run with obstacles interspersed throughout. Once, I did a duathlon (run-bike-run). But I have never done the Shape Diva Dash.  Have you? What’s that, you may be wondering. Forget barbed […]

Truth be told, I’m a snacker. I seldom have a ton of snacky food in my house because late at night, I have NO willpower. At all. Last month, I was contacted by Crunchmaster to sample their new line of crackers aimed at children – Grammy Crisps and Cheezy Crisps.  Two of my favorite flavors! […]

Hello there, I’m Rochelle. I am a health and fitness enthusiast who, in the last 3 years, has completely remade my life. I used to weigh about 300 pounds; it was a long road to get to that number and a long road to get away from it. Here is the path that I took. […]

Beloved gang o’ mine, we are nearly  1/4 of the way finished with 2013. Do you find that as insane as I do? We have talked a lot about goals since the confetti and glittering ball drops of New Years Eve.  I hope you have found enough successes to keep your mojo tank on “F” […]

Welcome to a brand new weight loss challenge from the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! If you’re new around here, welcome! We host these challenges regularly, and I think it’s safe to say that although losing weight is hard, we have fun losing it together. There’s lots of support, camaraderie, and kicks in the ass […]

Flexibility. It’s everything in succeeding in this health and fitness journey. Everything. No, not that kind of flexibility. That’s totally me, by the way…. Okay, you got me. That’s not me. This is me: Not bad for a woman the far side of forty carrying about ten extra pounds, eh? I’ve always been flexible. In […]

Hello, my name is Melissa and I’m a vegan. Friends, family, strangers: “You’re crazy!” “Are you out of your mind?” “Why would you EVER want to do something like that?!” Me: No argument. Possibly. Why not? I sincerely believe that you can’t knock something until you’ve tried it (within reason). I’m stubborn, dogged, and determined. I’ll […]

I am surviving my long runs of late. I ran 11 miles on Friday. That is far, ya’ll. In previous years of running, going any distance further than 8 miles was a recipe for soreness, achiness and tiredness that day and a few days after.  I would have been walking funny, cursing the running Gods […]

Good morning, friends! As I sit here and look out my window at the dreary, gray, foggy morning, I find myself needing a little extra motivation. Motivation for what, you ask? Well, everything! This time of year is always hardest for me. I live in North Dakota, and the end of winter here gets to […]

As neuroscience researchers work to unravel the inner workings of the brain, we know more than ever before about the mysteries of where emotions originate and the connections between instinct, intelligence and emotion. The graphic below illustrates the six emotional dimensions that shape our lives and how we can retrain our brain. A few examples […]

Several weeks ago I wrote about the process of overwriting old habits and said I’d be back in a couple weeks with an update and  more on habit change. Well, here I am! 🙂 My intention had been to replace my evening habit of vino and snacking with a healthier one – yoga. I reasoned […]

Hello my Sisterhood friends! What’s that? You were  not expecting a check in post today since we are in between challenges? True, we don’t have a challenge going on at the MOMENT, but that does not mean you all get a pass. Go strip down to that beautiful birthday suit of yours, hop on the […]

WINNERS UPDATE The winner of our Extra Gum Simple Swaps Giveaway is Amy Lynn. Congratulations! Please email me ([email protected]) with your mailing info to send off to get your prize in the mail. Thank you to everyone for entering and for sharing all your great swaps. Did you know that 92 percent of Americans break […]

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Meatless Monday post to bring you a very important story: The story of my first race EVER. Yesterday, Sunday, March 3rd, I traveled to the Belgian town of Liege for a women’s only 6 kilometer run. This is the train station in Liege. It was amazing! Let’s backtrack a bit, […]

I know you have all been waiting and holding your breath, for like days. We’ve been waiting on official weight verifications from the winners and now we have them! Don’t worry if you aren’t our Biggest Shrinking Team, you are still a winner in our book! Winners! Losing 9.92% of their total body weight in […]