MIND IT – 5/49 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Every year on New Year’s Eve, I sit down and I set some goals for myself. I refuse to make what everyone else calls resolutions. I have had too many years where I have failed at those rotten things and then felt horrible about myself because of it. This year, I set a pretty lofty […]

We are in the dog days of summer, folks. Are you lucky enough to be part of this heat wave that has been going on lately? If you are like me,  it is sucking the life outta ya! Raise your hands if you could use a dose of motivation this Monday morning! Who doesn’t need […]

We’ve all gone through hard times. Some may have been the equivalent of the dog chewing up your favorite running shoes, which initially seems detrimental but ultimately isn’t so so bad. Others may be the equivalent of a personal loss that stays with you for a very long time. And still others may seem to […]

You’ve back from vacation. Bags are unpacked. Laundry started. Pictures shared. Memories made. Stories already being re-told. Relationships with extended family still intact (hopefully!). Work life or the normal routine starting to set in. Everything is set for you to move on and move ahead. Everything but you. Maybe your mind is still back on […]

When I started writing for this site in January 2009, I weighed 188lbs, my heaviest ever.  My third baby was just months old and I was struggling in a big way with everything- lack of sleep, stress of three kids under 5 years old, a husband who worked and traveled a lot, not eating right […]

Hi there, friends! How is everyone’s summer going? Have you gone on vacation yet? I have recently returned from the land of lobster rolls, fried clams and chowder chowdah – also known as Cape Cod. As a result, I want to talk about keeping your goals afloat while you are on vacation- something I did […]

Can I just say that yesterday, I most definitely needed and used many of these yoga poses for relaxation…especially the deep breathing. I spent way too much time at the doctor/imaging center with my five year old who twisted his ankle a few days ago. Since then, he’s refused to put weight on it and […]

I love Tuesdays! Especially here at Shrinking Jeans. I love that we get to do a little bragging about the awesome things that we have done in the past week. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a huge shot in the arm. It gets me pumped about the coming week and what […]

Are you like me? Do you have this nasty little habit of putting everyone’s needs above your own? I’m here to tell you a secret.  Ready? It doesn’t work. If you are constantly putting your needs last, you are going to become an unhappy, unhealthy individual.  I’ve been there and it sucks. For the past […]

Hello again! Rochelle here. Last time I wrote I covered most everything about my weight loss from soup to nuts.  What I didn’t really go too far into was the mind game that is weight loss before, during, and after. I had been overweight all through my teens and adult life, and I had heard […]

source Do you guys ever take time out of your busy life to lay in the grass and actually watch the clouds? Do you ever take the time out of your busy life to sit and be still and just listen to the birds chirping and the trees rustling? We are all busy with life […]

As so many of us celebrate today with family, friends, BBQ’s, pool parties and fireworks, just remember that today is BUT one day of celebration.  You still have a lifetime journey ahead of you of healthy living and eating.  I highly recommend the following: 1. HYDRATE.  It is hot outside and in some areas, very […]

This has been weighing on me lately. All you new runners so down on yourself. Calling yourself a jogger, not a real runner, too slow, too much weight to lose, taking walk breaks, having a entire litany of excuses of why you don’t fit this perceived notion of what a runner is. Look, I am […]

It is Toot Your Horn Tuesday, my friends! It is that day of the week when we take bragging rights for something (or things) that we were awesome at in the past week. I know sometimes it’s hard to brag about yourself, but this is the place where it is a good thing. Everyone here […]

No one enjoys making a trip to the doctor. But on this recent visit, there was a little bounce in her step. Yes, she was there due to not feeling well, but she was eager to see the physician, a woman with whom she had talked about her health and fitness journey, as well as […]