Beth | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans


Posted by beth on April 7, 2009

One of the things we all struggle with while trying to lose weight is eating in moderation.  Above that?  Eating in moderation during the holidays.  Holiday get togethers are traditionally centered around food, which pretty much sucks because it’s nearly impossible to turn down my sister’s cheesecake or my Mom’s potato salad, so I’m not going to, but I will be eating less of it this year.

To try to help ease the dilemma of fattening Easter food, I found a low fat dessert recipe that I tested this past weekend and I have to tell you, I give it four stars for TASTE, EASE, CLEAN-UP and TASTE.  Oh wait, did I say taste twice?

It’s that good.

Also, no baking is involved and barely any measuring.  It’s perfect for those of you that do not favor baking.

It’s also only two points per slice.  While serving it to my family, my five year old son continued to say “man, why is this SO GOOD, Mom?“  My six year old daughter had two slices and when we took out the leftovers the following night, we heard a round of applause (my husband being one of those happy people in the audience).  I will be making this recipe on Easter and no one will ever know I found this recipe while searching for healthier Easter menu options.

Here are the basic ingredients:

The recipe calls for a 10 oz prepared angel food cake, I could only find 15 oz, so I cut some off of the bottom and re-weighed.  I did this until it said 10 ounces.

You need to slice the cake, if you’re like me, you’re not very good at slicing.  I used a serrated knife.

Be sure to measure everything when trying to lose weight.  When you guesstimate, you’re probably wrong.  The extra calories, the extra fat and the extra points can make or break your weight loss progress.

I was lucky enough to have a little helper, who loved to lick the cool whip whenever she could.  The recipe calls for whole strawberries, but I sliced mine.

This recipe contains twelve servings.  I always have difficulty evenly slicing my servings, this time, before slicing, I used toothpicks as my guide.  Worked like a charm.

A PERFECT dessert!  Simply delicious!

Neapolitan Tower Cake

1 pkg. (10 oz.) round angel food cake

2   JELL-O Vanilla Sugar Free Pudding Snacks

2 JELL-O Chocolate Sugar Free Pudding Snacks

3/4 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Sugar Free or COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping

12 fresh strawberries

CUT cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom cake layer, cut-side up, on serving plate; spread top with vanilla pudding. Cover with middle cake layer, chocolate pudding and top cake layer. Spread top with whipped topping; top with strawberries.

REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour.

Posted by christy on February 7, 2009

We love you so much and hope you are having a fabulous time in Tennessee!!

Posted by beth on January 31, 2009

I know I haven’t been around much, but I promise I have my reasons.  The good news?  I’m still watching my weight and still making sure my LOSER HUSBAND is still getting good a nutritional meal at night.  (most times.)

One thing that we needed in our house was a nice digital food scale.  I am all about the measuring and the weighing.  I don’t believe in eyeballing anything.  I went to Amazon and did some research and found a scale I wanted to try out.

What was I looking for in a food scale before purchasing?

-inexpensive -small -easy to use

-available through Amazon Prime

I found the Escali Primo Mulifunctional Food Scale, read the very high reviews and ordered.  Two days later, I received it for a total of $24.95.

Inexpensive?  Yes.

Small?  Yes.

Easy to use?  Yes, EXTREMELY.   Also comes with two double AA Energizer batteries.

Available through Amazon Prime?  Yep.

Do I recommend it?  Yes, I do.

(the Escali comes in a total of SEVEN colors!)

Go forth and measure.

Posted by Support on November 24, 2008

It’s okay, I can accept it.

Except I can’t.

The truth is, when I can’t find something to wear before heading out with family or friends, I want to crawl into my bed and eat cookies and ice cream.

Why is it that when we are down about our weight, that we eat MORE?  What a vicious cycle.

So, here I am, on my first,  no, second, no, THIRD weight loss site.  Hey, don’t judge, just because it’s my third, doesn’t mean the others were failures, in fact, they were quite successful, which is why I’m doing it again.

I have a whole big long story about why I’m back here, overweight again, and I’ll be sure to tell it over time, it’s a sad story to tell, but I’ll tell it because it’s ME.  But for now, I’ll tell you some basics about myself.

Today I weighed in at 182.8.

Last Sunday night, I weighed 189.9.  In the past week, I did not count points or starve myself, I just monitored my bad habits and ended them.  What were my bad habits?  Snacking, snacking and a huge bowl of ice cream every single night.  I thought there was no way I could say good bye to that ice cream, but on Monday, I took all of my ice cream and ran hot water into the container and watched it go down the sink.

And two weeks ago, I took all of our halloween candy, put it into a bag and crushed it with a hammer.  That’s the way I do things, I make a decision and I rid of the problem because otherwise, I can not be trusted near the chocolate.  I learned a long time ago that eating something to get rid of it is just as wasteful and throwing it into the garbage disposal.  The only difference is that it doesn’t get stuck on my thighs.  Which is a beautiful thing.

I’ve been on this road before, I’ve lost and kept off a ton of weight and it’s time to do it again.  I have to remember that nothing is worth tossing a few girl scout cookies into my mouth.  Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and see your weight stay the same or even better…drop.

There is no chocolate in the world that taste as good as skinny (healthy) feels.  I promise.

I don’t want to lose a lot of weight, I just want to get down to a 165 pounds.  To some of you, 165 pounds seems pretty heavy, but on me, I have learned that 165 is my 125.  I’m tall and I have muscles…wanna fight?

One other thing about me?  I make no excuses.  I have Hashimotos Disease, I am grieving, I am stressed and I love food, but there is still no reason for me to be eating without caring.

I’m here to win and by win, I mean lose.

*if it looks like comments are closed…they’re not, you just need to click here and scroll down to be able to comment.  I love hearing from you.

Posted by beth on November 23, 2008

We’re just a bunch of girls (and one boy), who want to lose weight.

That’s how this website was formed.  Except THIS website, isn’t just about us.  It’s about YOU, too.

It’s about us.  It’s about doing this incredibly difficult thing, weight loss, and having a place to share our triumphs and our frustrations.  We’ve created this little home on the internet for all of us to feel like we’re not so alone in this battle of weight loss.  Weight loss is SO HARD.  It is our hope that we make it easier.

This site is going to be filled with information, which we are hoping will fuel your weight loss.  Don’t just check in once a day, check in five times a day.  Don’t just come here to read about someone else’s weight loss, share yours in the comments.  This is OUR community.

Not only will we have our fair share of personal stories, recipes, reviews, etc, but we will also be hosting weight loss challenges.  Our first one begins NEXT MONDAY.  It’s called the I’m Dreaming of a Light Christmas Challenge, we’ll have weekly weigh ins, where YOU will have an opportunity to share with everyone how your journey is going.

So, tell us, right now, are you with us?  How much do you want to lose?  What would you like to see on this site?  We can’t wait to hear from you and we can’t wait to share this journey with you.

Welcome to the sisterhood.