MIND IT – 3/49 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


  November is a time to reflect on giving thanks and counting our blessings. I realize most of us will do this “formally” on Thanksgiving in just a couple of weeks, but I want to take a few minutes and do it now, too!   First and for most, I am thankful to God for […]

It’s been over a month since we tooted our horns- I think we are overdue, don’t you?  Personally, I know it’s much easier to confess the *bad* but sometimes, we to shout the good, you know what I mean?  Also, I have some very good stuff to toot! 1.  Since August 5th, I have lost […]

Dear Great Pumpkin, I have wondered about you since I was a child and watched your Halloween special on television. If Linus is right and you really do bring presents, I have a few that I would like to ask you for. I hope that is okay. 1. The first present I would like to […]

Bless me Shrinkers, for I have sinned, and it is Tuesday, which means it is time for True Confessions. Time to lay thine transgressions on the floor and sweep said transgressions under thy rug, never to be seen or heard from again.  Can I get an amen? Can I get a witness? It has been […]

Good morning, Shrinkers, one and all! Can you believe it’s the last week of of our Fit 4 Fall Challenge? Have any four weeks in the history of time ever flown by any faster? I think not! Whether you played along with us on DietBet, or participated on your own, either way your four weeks […]

I started writing for Shrinking Jeans in January 2009.  I am quickly approaching my 4 5 year anniversary with this lovely group.  I thought it might be fun to play *that was then, this is now*! 2009:  I weighed 188 lbs 2013: I weigh 163.4 lbs 2009:  I had a 4 month old, 2.5 year […]

Like it or not, every one of us is getting older, day by day. As a fitness exerciser or an athlete, you might wonder how aging impacts performance—and what you can do to retain youthful fitness. The following information is gathered from a workshop (www.sportsnutritionworkshop.com) presented by Dr. William Evans, an exercise physiologist and expert on aging, […]

The last few months have been hard. Really, really hard. The reasons for that aren’t important to this post. It just helps build the framework as to how I fell off track with my exercising. It has been just about nonexistent. I just checked the studio website where I work out and I attended four […]

We’ve all had setbacks – whether it’s with your exercise routine or weight loss endeavor, they creep up at the most unexpected times, and frankly, seem to create their own setback mafia and vehemently gang up on you all at once. The setbacks can come in the form of taking on a new venture, dealing with a […]

Breast Cancer Awareness October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and most of you will be seeing PINK every where you go, from the local grocery store selling Breast Cancer Awareness cloth grocery bags, to Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts and hats to little trinkets just to bring awareness to the forefront. You will also find walks […]

When you are trying to lose weight, you often end up reading a lot about that topic. Time and time again, you will come across articles touting the importance of keeping a journal of  the foods you eat.  It is an eye-opening experience, as those of you who routinely track your food intake can attest. […]

There is something to be said for getting older. You gain experience and hopefully learn from that. But, the older I get, the more I seem to hear people say “I wish I knew then what I know now”. I got to thinking about that and put a question out to my classmates from high […]

Whether you are single, married, have kids, have zero kids, or are an empty nester, we are ALL balancing different things. I rejoined the forces of working moms everywhere and I am dying adjusting to new routines. However, I am struggling.  I wouldn’t be human if I wasn’t.   I very much enjoy what I […]

When I sat down to write this post, I had every intention of writing a True Confessions post. Then…..I had another idea. We are going to make this a Toot Your Horn Tuesday! We have some very serious medical issues going on with a family member and I am spending time with them. It was […]

It’s the first Monday of Autumn!! Whooooohoooo!! I LOVE Autumn!! BUT….. I don’t know about y’all but I AM TIRED!! My weekends are getting busier than ever with training for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day which is only 53 days AWAY!! I’m training like crazy on the weekends (I walked 33 miles this weekend) and during the […]