Christie O. – 3/13 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Howdy ya’ll! We sure hope everyone’s surviving out there what with all the earthquakes and hurricanes abound up in here. Along with school starting, there’s lots of stress to go around these days. We hope you’re coping healthily and not turning to the cookie dough in the fridge. (Don’t look at me!) Today it is check-in […]

I eat a lot of chicken and turkey and some lean beef and pork but I’ve been looking for other sources of protein other than meat. Enter: the Harmony Valley Vegetarian Hamburger Mix. It is a soy-based mix that looks and tastes just like hamburger meat after you cook it. It is an awesome, healthy alternative […]

Welcome to another addition of Throwback Thursday at the Sisterhood! This week we’re taking a look back at fad diets. The days of yore when we wanted to weigh less and quickly and because we knew less, we went about it in a less healthy manner. And in droves. I’ve done this plenty. I realized […]

Hail to Martha Stewart! She found me a Pina Colada I don’t have to feel bad about and I tried it out in the most perfect place possible: beach vacation. I read it this week in Martha Stewart Living Magazine which I didn’t know I subscribe to but apparently I do. (Now every day can […]

It’s one thing for me to be bored, popping a squat on the couch and sticking my fingers into a bag of chips nice bag of measured out healthy almonds while chomping away mindlessly. (Of course it’s not a good habit to be mindlessly eating anything, but at least it’s me.) It’s quite another thing, […]

The winner of last week’s Girlz N Gear Giveaway is Tish!! Tish, email me your tshirt, size and style preference along with your snail mail address: [email protected] mkay?? For everyone who didn’t win, Girlz N Gear is sponsoring  a Twitter party tonight at 8pm ET! Follow the hashtag #girlzngear for all the chit-chat, fun and more gear […]

Good morning bursting into summer-ers! How are we feeling today? Have we hopped onto that scale this morning? (Was he/she your friend?) I have to say my scale was pretty good to me but only because of ills that hath befallen our house, and though it’s definitely not my favorite way to lose 3 pounds,  it’s definitely a […]

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! ** The winner is: TISH!!! Please email me at christieo at with your snail mail and choice of shirt!! (I should get an award for longest post title ever!) Last year, I reviewed the wonderful company Girlz N Gear (you can read my Girlz N Gear Review here.) In […]

I can say with conviction and 100% absolute certainty that I have never, ever, EVER, been a vacation exerciser. Vacation was a place to vacation — from everything a person needs a vacation from, calorie counting and exercising included. I gained 7 pounds on a cruise once. I didn’t learn from that, either. And I […]

It’s True Confessions time people, wakey wakey! How have you been this week? Did you stick to plan? Did you fall off? Because whatever it is, fess it up, clean that slate and start over again fresh, mkay? Here’s my story. This past week, I’ve actually done ok. A couple of weeks ago my fridge […]

As you know, the Sisterhood sisters spent a few days in Baltimore at Fitbloggin. We exercised together and we spent a vast amount of the time eating healthily, since Fitbloggin provided breakfast and lunch for all of us and there were yummy breakfasts that consisted of high-fiber cereals, Eggland’s Best eggs (ohMIgod were those good […]

Hi everyone! We’re coming at you this week from Fitbloggin ’11, in Baltimore, Maryland! We have an impressive Shrinking Jeans Sisters turnout and next year we hope to have even more of you come with us! If you blog and you’re interested in anything to do with health or fitness (or if you are one […]

You may or may not know this about me: but I race wearing tutus. Not in triathlons because that would take too long in transition but in road races where there are no costume changes along the way. Yes I love tutus and knee highs and everything that will allow me to have a grand […]

Many of you who know me wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that every time I think of the word “try,” I think of the word, “tri.” It’s because “tri” to me, is the epitome of “try.” Not to everyone, just to me. I feel that way because the first time I ever raced […]

Hello there everyone! It’s the middle of the week, hump day if you will, and it’s time to check yo self! How did we do this week? How do you feel about the week? Go on in and see if the scale matches how you feel! Because quite often for me the two don’t match […]