Nancy – 5/10 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


It may be our usual check in day, and we will still be doing that, but we have some exciting news to go with it. A new challenge, The Great Maintenance Challenge is starting today! Go ahead and have another Irish coffee, and a couple more buckeyes, and one more piece of pecan pie for […]

I had no idea that November was Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I just happened to come across it when I was looking for a topic for today’s post. I’m a day late for the Great American Smokeout, but I think I have some things to share with you that might make you think about quitting […]

As the holiday season approaches, I have been trying to get a plan in place to keep myself on track with all things fitness and weight loss. I have come up with five things that I think will work. 1. My Fitness Pal (or any other fitness tracker). I do so much better when I […]

Wednesdays are check in days here at the Sisterhood. You know what that means. Weigh yourself and see how you are doing. Let us know in the comments how that weigh in turned out. We are getting to that time of year when keeping your eating in check is going to get very difficult. The […]

I predict that this is going to be a fun week to read Toot Your Horn. I think that many of us did the Zombie Dash and have a lot to brag about. Maybe you didn’t do the 5k, but you did something else that is toot worthy. Whatever you did, this is your chance […]

Good morning fellow shrinking sisters (and brothers)! How are you all doing this fine day? It is beautiful here in northwest Indiana. It is supposed to be sunny and 76 today. I don’t think you can ask for more than that in late October. I hope your weather is equally awesome. As you can tell […]

It took me awhile, but I’ve learned that if I don’t like it, I won’t do it. I know that I need to exercise, but I had to figure out what makes me want to exercise. You have to like what you are doing. And finally, I do!! I was kind of lost for a […]

The new calendar for writing assignments came out last week. I saw that my first post was on October 6 and it said Saturday Review. I immediately knew what I would do. I had received a new FitBit to replace my old one that had broken. Somehow, somewhere, it was just gone one day. I […]

I have been doing a lot of walking and hiking lately. The picture is from Sunday when I went and did some hiking out at Coffee Creek Park with Katie and Hoss. I liked being out with them because Hoss doesn’t let you stop and rest. He keeps you moving at all times. Tonight, I […]

June 2 was the day before my stepdad had his medical emergency. That explains why I forgot about writing this post sooner. It was also the day that I jumped on the train to Chicago with my friend for the Self Workout in the Park event. It was only the second day of June, but […]

I was all excited when I first read that I had this post a couple of weeks ago. I had been going great guns with my walking. I was using the Charity Miles app and felt like my walking was not just benefitting me, but also Autism Speaks. I was feeling good and walking farther […]

I am having one of those days. It’s not the kind of day that I would usually even post something, but it is my day to post. I’m feeling sad and melancholy and scared and lonesome. It is the 35th anniversary of the day my dad died. I know that will seem unimaginable to some […]

Well my friends, if it is Tuesday, it must be time for some bragging. Tooting, if you will. Did you exercise like a maniac? Did you do a race of some kind and kick butt? Did you meal plan and stick with it every day? Maybe you ate really well. Whatever wonderful thing you did, […]

This is one of my favorite places in the whole world. It’s one of the trails at the Indiana Dunes State Park which is very close to where I live. Many times I have taken a hike out here when I needed to think or clear my head. I think I need a visit! You […]

July has been my month for really getting into fitness. The funny thing about that statement is that I have been on vacation over three weeks of the month. I promise you it’s true though. I started the month with those glorious nine days in NYC. Remember all the walking, sharing meals and heat? Then […]