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POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 10 Ingredients 1 1/2 pound(s) raw extra lean ground beef 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 8 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product 2 tbsp fat-free skim milk 1 cup(s) onion(s) 2 clove(s) garlic … [Read more…]

Hello from Arkansas! Just a really quick post to pat myself on the back this morning -I made a trip to the hotel gym and did 2.36 miles!! Woo-hoo. And while I was in there working my ass off on the Precor EFX, a grandpa (I think) and two little kids came in. Which is fine, you know, since I have … [Read more…]

I have randomly selected the winner for the Eat Right for Your Type book and the winner is…. Nancy Sabina!! Congrats Nancy! Email me with you contact info and we will get that out to you right away! And remember the earring giveaway? We had some conflicting issues with the company’s policy on … [Read more…]

I know, it’s the dead of winter and the last thing you want to do is venture into the cold to exercise. Exercise is so very important on many different levels. Let’s talk about the some of the benefits: 1. Your mood will improve! Have you ever been just in the absolute crappiest mood, yet forced … [Read more…]

Yes, I totally know that this was posted the other day, but better late than never. And it is really fitting after my last two days.  The mister and I had Chinese for lunch yesterday. I had tons of veggies and chicken which almost sounds healthy if you forget about all the fried, salty goodness that … [Read more…]

Pork Chops Yum Yum POINTS® Value: 9 Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 pound(s) Market Day Bone-In Pork Chop 1/4 cup(s) honey 1/2 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth 1/4 cup(s) soy sauce 2 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp ground ginger 2 tbsp minced … [Read more…]

Have you ever wondered why some people lose weight and others do not on the same diet? That question is what led me to research Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book, Eat Right for Your Type. His own research has led him to believe that the blood type is “the key that unlocks the door to the mysteries of health, … [Read more…]

My mom was in town yesterday and stayed at our place. Her, Justin, and I stayed up pretty late talking and having drinks. After I went to bed, one of my twin boys woke up crying several times and the other one came into my bed before 5 and had a fever and tummy ache. So I am very tired. Super … [Read more…]

As  you recall, last week I gave you a quiz on heart healthy exercise. Great job to those who completed it! Exercise has so many benefits for our body. You do not need to do hard-core, strenuous workouts in order to see benefits. Start small, and gradually increase your intensity. If you can’t fit … [Read more…]

Today is National Wear Red Day. Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women? Raise awareness by sporting your red apparel today! If you are feeling extra spicy, take a photo and add it to our Flickr group! … [Read more…]

Hello? Hi! It’s been awhile, I know. I haven’t posted much here at Shrinking Jeans, just because. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I feel like a bit of a failure. I have hit a slump and I seem to be saying the same things over and over again. “Back on track,” “Next week…,” … [Read more…]

Only two weeks left of the Looking Fine for Valentines challenge! How are you doing? Have you hit a slump or are you kicking it into high gear? Are you on track to meet your personal goal you set at the beginning of this journey? Don’t worry if you’re not quite where you had hoped to be at this … [Read more…]

The winner of our Bloggy Carnival giveaway, the Eat This, Not That! book is: Jen, who said: “I’m Jen, a real-life friend of Melissa’s. I’m 34, mom of 3 boys. I lost 50# in 11 months and kept it off for over a year. But between October and uh, LAST WEEK, I put 13 back on, so now I’m recommitted to … [Read more…]

POINTS® Value: 7 Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 1/4 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, (either cut into strips or use chicken tenders) 1/2 cup(s) buttermilk 4 cup(s) corn flakes 1/4 tsp table salt 1/2 cup(s) Dijon mustard 1 tbsp Kraft Light … [Read more…]

Ingredients 2 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray, divided 2 oz light cream cheese 1/2 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese 1 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise 8 small jalapeno pepper(s) 1/4 cup(s) fat-free egg substitute 3/4 cup(s) cornflake crumbs Instructions Preheat oven to … [Read more…]