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This past year it seemed that every where I looked I saw pomegranates . From the produce bins, juice bottles and even Starbucks. When I ran across this heart healthy recipe I wanted to share. Unfortunately I was not familiar with pomegranate before and honestly what could be better than a … [Read more…]

The winner(s) of the “Dreaming of a Light Christmas” challenge is… Shelli! Shelli has lost an amazing 11 pounds. We are so very proud of her! Everyone go give her lots of love for being the biggest shrinker at the sisterhood! Shelli, for all your hard work during the shrinking jeans challenge, we … [Read more…]

Are you ready for another challenge here at the Sisterhood of Shrinking Jeans? Yes, yes you are! So put your gym shoes on and get ready for a 6 week challenge where we not only tackle topics on weight loss, but being heart healthy too! All just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now if we can only stay … [Read more…]

When we started this site I was 213.5# On the start of the first challenge I was 209.5# and today at the end I was only 207#. What’s missing is that I did get down to 204.5# before Christmas. See here for my numbers. It’s embarrassing to put it out there trust me, but I need to feel accountable each … [Read more…]

Good bye holidays! Good bye! (waves violently) I’m back on track and my head is in the game. I’m ready to go. My lunches are planned out for the week. No more baked goods in sight! Not to mention my treadmill is cleaned off and begging to be used for more than a clothes hanger. (does anyone else … [Read more…]

What’s your poison? Beer, water, wine? What do you choose when you feel like wetting your whistle? Do you ever stop and consider just how many calories are in your adult beverage? Well maybe you should. Knowing what you are eating is important and what you are drinking is just as important. While … [Read more…]

Although I tried really hard for the first few weeks, I found myself getting too comfortable around the holidays. A little too comfortable. Like gaining a lot back comfortable. All my dieting plans went out the window and floated around like the little snow flurries we had. They were out there, they … [Read more…]

Have y’all seen these books? They are written by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding and these books are great resources to double check to see if you are truly buying a “healthier” choice. This supermarket survival guide blew my mind the first time I looked through it. It gives your photos of the … [Read more…]

I’ve been awful and I have to come clean. After Christmas I lost ALL control of eating and drinking. You see my husband and I were childless for a week. Parent vacation right? Exactly. I could not bring myself to only eat at home and not to partake in alcoholic beverages. A lot of them… Out of … [Read more…]

Have the holidays attacked us all or what? With all the food to lure us away from our weight loss plans and the holiday rushing that kept us all from our exercising, now is the time to get back to business. For all of those beautiful souls who maintained their plan throughout the holiday, I stand up … [Read more…]

Not only has it been the season for all things Christmas but for a large majority of us it has been a cold and flu season as well. Nothing crashes a weight loss or exercise plan like not feeling well. During the first few weeks of the “Dreaming of a light Christmas” here at the sisterhood, the most … [Read more…]

Feeling heavy with guilt after stepping on the scale this morning. Although I did really well this past weekend, it seems that I did not have the self control at work. There was Mexican take out, pizza, pop and well….you get the idea. Each day I packed my lunch bag with a salad and each day that … [Read more…]

I’m all over the new mini challenge for this week.  You’ve seen it right??  The push is to exercise 5 times this week for 30 minutes(or more). Now that 30 minutes does not have to be done all at one time. While I’m at work I am breaking it into 3 ten minutes sets. Not bad and it usually gives me … [Read more…]

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes INGREDIENTS 1 garlic bulb, unpeeled splash of olive oil 4 large potatoes (Idaho or russet) about 1 cup Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned salt to taste freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Place the garlic cloves … [Read more…]

Last night was  Christmas at my Mother’s house and there was tons of food as usual.  I went there knowing I was going to be good. I planned for it. Before I left I weighed myself  ( i like what I saw too!) and I put on tighter jeans so I could feel uncomfortable if I ate too much. I think it all … [Read more…]