christieo – 13/14 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

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It’s here! It’s here! (And yes, I’ve heard you all calling it “Homework” behind my back! ) OK, fine, I guess it is. But I really want us to think of this as yet another tool to arm ourselves in our constant battle with “Can I?” Because yes we can! I love punctuation because it makes the … [Read more…]

We’re having some fun on this sort of potpourri Thursday Three . (Look at that, I rhymed!) Today I give you three fun facts/slash/embarrassing moments. 1. I would like to state for the record that for week one of our Rethink Your Shrink challenge, we as a group lost about 75 pounds! Wait. I’m … [Read more…]

Welcome to the first Monday Project of the Rethink Your Shrink challenge: Project “Me”! This week, we’re going to take a look back and ask ourselves some questions, about ourselves. On account of the whole rethinking our shrinking and all. We’re going to dive right on in and figure out why we’re … [Read more…]

Here we are!!! Calling all sisters in the spirit of weight-loss and fitness! It’s day one of the first challenge of the new decade!! It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since the cheese cube reared its ugly head during that holiday cocktail party this year! (Perhaps even longer!) Yes ladies, … [Read more…]

*****UPDATE!! THE WINNER OF THE I-TUNES GIFT CARD IS ALLYSON LYON! CONGRATS!! And thank you everyone for getting the word out, this is going to be the best challenge ever!***   The countdown to Re-Think Your Shrink is ON! Just one day left! Are you ready?? Because support is such … [Read more…]

Merry Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate! So wow. We’re about to say goodbye to 2009. Sure went fast, didn’t it? We want to know, how did it treat you? Was it like every other year? Did you gain weight or lose weight? Did you yo-yo? Did you plateau? Did you finally break through? … [Read more…]

Good morning, it’s Monday, December 7th, and another fine Monday morning to admit to all your wrongdoings and undidthedietnesses. Or hopefully not. What did I do this week? I’m acting like some reckless person with an amazing metabolism who can eat anything she wants and not exercise. Like my … [Read more…]

Good morning, Sisters and Brother! It is the Wednesday after a major (U.S.) food-centered holiday and, as I’ve read, there were also birthdays (Brian!) and children’s birthdays and husband’s birthdays going on this past weekend, and well, it’s been an eating nightmare to many people this past … [Read more…]

Your breakfast will be delicious tomorrow (or later today), I promise. You just have to make these muffins. This recipe is a staple in my home and my children love it. I found this recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins on Spark People when I was diligently logging my calories (which I shall begin … [Read more…]

Sound the alarms, it’s weigh-in day! Last week, Heather described my trek to the scale so perfectly in her weigh-in post that I laughed out loud as I took every step in the perfect way in which she described. Something about heading to the scale, looking at the numbers with our “scrunched up … [Read more…]

So, let’s just get this out there right now. One week from today, at least one of us will gorge themself (or selves). I’m not naming any names me. I know I should probably follow suit like a good little health-blogger and write up a bunch of healthy tips for avoiding the extra calories on … [Read more…]

**UPDATE!!*** THE WINNER OF THE ROAD I.D. IS: JESS!! E-mail me your snail mail at christieo at shrinkingjeans dot net! Congratulations!! * * * This week, my husband learned that a classmate of his from high school was killed after being hit by a car. He was training for a triathlon and was out … [Read more…]

***UPDATE!! WINNER!! LADYBUGS714 e-mail me your snail mail, CONGRATULATIONS!***   I wore some of the most comfy pants ever this week, and they’re from One More Mile. I almost went to bed in them. For serious. And I normally have an issue with pants. It takes me a LOT of research to actually procure … [Read more…]

It doesn’t matter what your family life or your situation is, (staying at home, working, wife, not wife, student, husband, boyfriend, kids, no kids…) life just has this very peculiar talent for getting completely in the way of whatever it is you are doing or shooting for. Swine flu, the economy, … [Read more…]

When Daniel was kicked off The Biggest Loser last season, my heart broke into a million pieces. I wanted that child, (he was only a teenager!!) to have the opportunity to change his life. He wasn’t just the youngest person on the Biggest Loser ever, but the biggest person on the Biggest Loser ever! … [Read more…]