Mel – 5/5 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


There’s no denying it, we live in a world of technology.  It seems there is a gadget or smart phone app for everything these day.  The fitness industry is no different.  There are lots of different ways to track one’s food intake, training plan, activity, etc.  Today, I’m going to focus on some of … [Read more…]

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re already just over halfway through this challenge, isn’t it?!  How is everyone doing on meeting their goals?  So far, so good for me!  I’ve been drinking my water, tracking my food, and getting in my steps each day on my pedometer.  With all the walking I’ll likely be … [Read more…]

I’m sure many of you are like me and love pasta!  I mean, really, what’s not to love? All that carby goodness of pasta which also just happens to be the perfect vessel to carry some luscious sauce right to your taste buds.  *drool*  Of course, then there’s the downside which is all the calories and … [Read more…]

I confess, I clearly need paid accountability to keep myself on track with my weight loss efforts.  One would think after losing around 70 pounds that I could do this on my own.  Yeah, not so much apparently. I confess that last week I toyed around with the idea of giving up my Weight Watchers … [Read more…]

In case you haven’t already heard or seen it, Odwalla recently introduced a new flavor to their line. It’s the Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut fiber bar and I recently received a sample from the good folks over at Odwalla to review for the Sisterhood. Now before you freak out and get all nervous … [Read more…]

Ever had that horrible feeling you were stuck in a rut?  That feeling that you were just doing the same old thing you’ve always done, but nothing seems to be changing? That’s kind of where I’m at right now, and I know some others are as well due to conversations I’ve had on Twitter, Facebook, … [Read more…]

I love lasagna, not only eating it, but making it. I’ve spent years fine tuning my lasagna recipe. It is, by far, the most popular dish my coworkers ask me to make whenever we have a potluck meal. The downside? There is absolutely NOTHING healthy about my traditional lasagna recipe. It has four … [Read more…]

Ok, I have something to confess.  Yes, I know it’s not Tuesday, but bear with me.  I love chips.  There, I said it.  I like to dip them. I like them with sandwiches. I like them plain. I just like them, end of story. Given my love of chips, I was very excited when I started seeing TV ads for … [Read more…]

Ok, seriously, how can March almost be over already? Is it just me or is this year just FLYING by? Since we’ve landed on Tuesday, you know what that means — True Confessions Tuesday! Pull up a chair (or blog) and let’s get those confessions out, people! Forgive me Sisters (& Brothers), … [Read more…]

A few months ago when I went back to Weight Watchers, I noticed they had a couple of new workout DVDs on offer.  One was a balance ball workout and the other was a kickboxing-style workout.  Given I’m a total klutz not terribly coordinated when it comes to balance balls, I decided to pick up the … [Read more…]

We’ve all heard it over and over.  If one is trying to lose weight, studies have shown that people who keep a food journal/diary are more successful at not only losing weight, but at keeping it off if they continue to track their food consumption.  In fact, a 2008 study published in the American … [Read more…]

As some of you already know, today just happens to be my birthday.  We won’t discuss exactly which one, but let’s just say I’ve been celebrating the anniversary of my 29th birthday for a long time and leave it at that, m’kay? Over the years, I’ve received a lot of really wonderful gifts from … [Read more…]

So, it’s the day of the Big Game!  Are you all set and ready for your football party this evening?  If you’re still looking for a great last minute dip idea for your party, you’re in luck!  I’ve got two of them for you.  Not only are they tasty, but they won’t blow your calorie bank for the day … [Read more…]

I know from chatting with a lot of you on Twitter that you love Chobani yogurt. I’m right there with you! It has quickly become my absolute favorite yogurt, Greek or otherwise. Not only does it have a wonderfully tart flavor, but it also has more than double the protein of traditional low-calorie … [Read more…]

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means.  That’s right folks, it’s time for True Confessions!  Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee glass of water, and let’s get to it. My name is Mel and I confess that I’m a reality TV junkie.  You name it, I’ve probably watched it … Survivor, The Amazing … [Read more…]