Nancy – 2/10 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Here in northwest Indiana, we saw our first snowflakes yesterday and it was wonderful. I love living in a place that has four seasons. I truly don’t know how people can live where there aren’t. But, along with the snowflakes comes, cold temperatures, big snows and ice. None of those things are very conducive to […]

Hello there shrinkers! If it’s Wednesday, it must be weigh in time. You know the drill. Go jump on that scale and come back with a number to report. In case there is anyone who doesn’t know, we have a great Facebook support group for our challenges. It’s the Shrinking Jeans Weight Loss Challenge Facebook […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I walk. I really like to walk. I have been walking for years. I’ve walked 5k’s and half marathons. I’ve walked for fun. I’ve walked for exercise and I’ve walked to get from one place to the other. But, I didn’t really realize until recently that you can really add some wow to your walk […]

True Confessions! Man, why am I doing a True Confessions instead of a Toot Your Horn Tuesday? Let me tell you why. I have done little or nothing to be proud of these last few weeks. My August sucked! I told you that last month in a True Confessions post. I had big plans for […]

I can’t believe how fast we are flying through this challenge. We are already on week 4 with only two weeks left. I don’t know about you, but it seems like the older I get, the faster time goes. I’m sticking with this challenge pretty darn well. I’m losing pounds (although not huge amounts) and […]

It’s the last holiday weekend of the summer. Everyone is busy doing those last minute summer things. Maybe you are at the beach or at a cookout. I’m up in Michigan doing a wine tour. This is sometimes what many people call the end of summer. With the end of summer comes a return to […]

Baboosh! How is that for a silly word? Silly, but cool. I’m doing a review and giveaway of the Baboosh Body wrap by Brooke Burke-Charvet. I didn’t really know what to expect. I had heard things pro and con about body wraps. I was excited to test one out for myself. You all know who […]

The older I get, the more I appreciate things. I shouldn’t even say things because they aren’t things. It’s not the kind of things you can touch with your hands. It’s the kind of things you can only touch with your heart. Does anyone else keep a gratitude journal? I started journaling (Oprah does it) […]

I have to admit that when Ann brought back the True Confessions post, I laughed. I had already been planning to bring it back this week. I guess great guilty minds think alike. I usually have a very crazy month of May. I lovingly call it the Manic Month of May! Somehow, I have got […]

So, you say you don’t love running? Guess what? Neither do I! I detest running and it doesn’t like me anymore than I like it. But you know what? It is okay to not love running. There is no rule that you have to love running. In my world, it is a no running zone. […]

Today for Toot Your Horn Tuesday, I am going to show you how you can turn a negative into a positive with just a simple twist of your thought process. Honestly, you can do it. I did just yesterday. Yesterday morning I went out for a walk. I do this most mornings. No big deal, […]

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 […]