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Ya’ll come here for motivation, inspiration, support, and encouragement. I hope we give you all of that. What I also want each and everyone of you to know is that we, ALL of us sisters and brother, face temptation. Each and every day. Apparently, last night (that would be Monday night), … [Read more…]

***Winners have been randomly selected! If you’ve previously sent your address, we’re cool. If not, send it to christy at shrinkingjeans dot net**** ……Weight Watchers is giving to you: 3 Chocolate Brownies Everyone loves a good brownie, and they’re even better when they have less … [Read more…]

UPDATED: The winner of the Simply Salads Cookbook is lucky #11-  Mel, themelodramatic!  Congrats Mel, please email your contact info to to [email protected] Most of ya’ll know that I love to cook.  I also love to eat.  This appears to be a win-win situation.  Well, except for the fact that … [Read more…]

I am visiting my BFF and fellow Sister Christy. Normally when we get together, we use it as an excuse NOT to exercise, to indulge in things that maybe shouldn’t, to stay up late, and the like. This time, we decided that we would take turns watching the 5 kids (my 3 and her 2) while the other one … [Read more…]

**UPDATE!!*** THE WINNER OF THE ROAD I.D. IS: JESS!! E-mail me your snail mail at christieo at shrinkingjeans dot net! Congratulations!! * * * This week, my husband learned that a classmate of his from high school was killed after being hit by a car. He was training for a triathlon and was out … [Read more…]

It doesn’t matter what your family life or your situation is, (staying at home, working, wife, not wife, student, husband, boyfriend, kids, no kids…) life just has this very peculiar talent for getting completely in the way of whatever it is you are doing or shooting for. Swine flu, the economy, … [Read more…]

When Daniel was kicked off The Biggest Loser last season, my heart broke into a million pieces. I wanted that child, (he was only a teenager!!) to have the opportunity to change his life. He wasn’t just the youngest person on the Biggest Loser ever, but the biggest person on the Biggest Loser ever! … [Read more…]

Well well well. It’s that time of week again, the kind where we spill our guts all over the page for the entire internet to see. I confess to you all the following: 1. I bought a “perfect brownie” pan. (Do you mean, the one that makes ALL EDGES?! Why yes I do!) I  couldn’t help myself, truly. It was … [Read more…]

At some point (or maybe at a lot of points) in your life,  you will be eating out at a restaurant.  I, myself, work it into my menu planning that the family eats out at least once a week for dinner.  And then there’s lunches.  I try to kidnap my husband, Dave, once a week for lunch. That’s a fair … [Read more…]

Psssst.  Confession time…all this healthy living stuff can be kind of a drag at times.  I try to pump myself up by chanting mantras such as ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ or ‘You’re not going to die from running’ (though sometimes I question this). Sometimes, I need to resort to full on … [Read more…]

Can I get a woot woot for football season?? OK, so some of you may not be as super-excited about the beginning of football season because that means for the next few months you’re a “football widow,” but most of us here at the Sisterhood are of the football-watching variety. Yes, my husband’s sooo … [Read more…]

The two winners of the most yummies (to me) salad dressing (2 points) in the whole entire world (in my opinion) are (according to Mr. Random dot Org): Crystal and AngelaCPA! So if you’re reading this, please shoot me an e-mail ([email protected]) with your snail mails and you will have … [Read more…]

I’ll keep this short and sweet…… Are you guys still keeping up with the EA 30 Day Challenge?  How’s it going for you?  Are you enjoying all the leg exercises from today?  Doesn’t that burn feel gooooooood?  Maybe not. I have an observation or two: I am working out on the intensity level.  The … [Read more…]

First I want to say if you need any workout gear, there is a 20% discount going on over at Sports Basement!  They rock for giving these awesome shorts away! And yes, I have partaken in the discount myself, I went over there myself and bought my very first tri-suit which is an entire suit made of … [Read more…]

Today is the first day of our EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge for the Wii!  Are you ready? I popped in the disc this morning after I took my son to school.  I set my daughter, Emma (A.K.A. My Shadow), up with her own little set of resistance cables and told her she could stand next to me and do … [Read more…]