Weekly Weigh-In | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans


Posted by christy on April 23, 2009

This week’s winner of the weigh-in giveaway, sponsored by Kim @ Nothing But Chatter is……..

…..our very own ValleyGirl, Tammi @ Becoming a Woman of Moderation

Tammi’s prize includes some really nice goodies to help soothe her aching muscles! Tammi, if you can email me with your mailing information, that would be great!

Thanks so much to everyone who weighed in yesterday! All of you are doing a FANTASTIC job!

Posted by christy on April 22, 2009

Can you believe we’re halfway through the Shrink Into Summer challenge? Yes, it’s true, we have 4 weeks left! Four whole weeks to meet your goal, and you can do it!

You know the drill! Hop on your scales, blog all about it, and come back here with your link. Did you struggle this week? Did you triumph? Tell us how you’re doing. Be real, be honest. This journey is hard on so many levels-physically, mentally, emotionally-and it’s important to keep a journal of how you feel each week so you can go back and realize what’s worked for you and what hasn’t.

Are you Shredding with the Sisterhood? If you are, how are you feeling? We’re now on Level 2, Day 8 and quickly approaching Level 3! Even if you didn’t join us from the beginning, it’s never to late to start the 30-Day Shred. It’s a life changing workout, and you’ll never be sorry you tried it. You might be sore, but not be sorry.

Remember, we have another great weigh-in giveaway this week sponsored by Kim @ Nothing But Chatter! In order to be entered to win, all you have to do it weigh-in and leave your comment here by 11:59pm Pacific time, and a winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow!

As always, don’t forget to visit your fellow Sisters and Brothers and give them some comment support and love.

Here’s to a brand new week of Shrinking!!!

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Posted by melissa on April 15, 2009

We are three weeks deep into our Shrink into Summer challenge! Have you been seeing the results you hoped for?  Are your jeans feeling looser?

Let’s get the business part over with… you know the drill. Step on your scale, look at number, step off your scale. Come back here and share your results! We want to know how you are doing! Write a post on your blog… share your goals, hopes, struggles, workouts, whatever you want! If you don’t blog, just leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Everyone who checks in before 11:59pm Pacific time will be entered to win a $20 gift certificate from Courtney, good for her scrapbook and blog designs! How awesome is that?! We will announce the winner tomorrow!

Have you been getting your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in this week? Remember to share your favorite fruit and veggie recipes with us!

We also want to hear from you ShredHeads out there! How is it going? Is it getting any easier for you? Have you moved on to higher levels? Are you so sore you can’t walk? (Please tell me it’s not just me!)

Let’s get shrinking!

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Posted by lisa on April 8, 2009

Yo, yo, yo Sisters and Brothers! We’ve made it through the second week of the Shrink Into Summer challenge!! How do you feel? Are you shrinking yet?  Are you ready to don a bikini and hit the beach?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Maybe never.

So much has been going on this past week here at the Sisterhood.  We have been hopping with new posts, new challenges, new recipes and new sisters.   It is so exciting, isn’t it?

Before I get to all the “reminders”, let’s get down to the business at hand.  It’s our favorite day of the week: weigh-in day.  Go jump on that scale (isn’t this fun?!) and come back and share with us how you are doing.  Leave your results in the comments and write a post on your personal blog sharing you struggles, your successes, your thoughts….ANYTHING.  Make sure to come back and leave the link, though.  We want to read all about it!

To sweeten the weigh-in pot, everyone that weighs in will automatically be entered to win a Sansa Clip MP3 player.  I have one of these myself and I absolutely love it.  My favorite features include:

  • it’s size- small and compact
  • you can “clip” it on to your shirt or shorts during workouts
  • it has good sound quality through earbuds
  • it recharges through USB cable connected to computer
  • there are easy online instructions to follow
  • you can download rockbox software from internet to make MP3 player compatible with iTunes/iPod music you already have saved
  • We will randomly choose a winner from the comments received by 11:59 PM Pacific time tonight, and announce it tomorrow.   All you have to do is WEIGH-IN in the comments section!

    Other news:

    • One More Mile is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a tank or short-sleeve shirt of their choice.  Contest is open through Friday, April 10th at 11:59pm Central. Winner will be randomly selected and announced the following day! To enter this contest, then click here.  Can you guess which shirt I have?
    • Mini Challenge #2 is currently going on right this very second.  Are you drinking enough water every day?  At the minimum, you should be consuming 8 8oz glasses of the clear stuff (water, that would be).   So fill your favorite glass, throw some ice in, and drink up!
    • Lastly, are you getting your SHRED on?  We sisters and brothers are SHREDDING the inches away with Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred.  Today is Day 3.  How is it going for you?  Do your arms feel like they are going to fall off?  What about your legs?  Are you loving this exercise?  Hating it?  Loving to hate it?  Stay with us- keep on going.  Keep on doing it.  Shred your unwanted pounds away.

    That’s it folks.  Weigh Away!

    If you’re not part of the Sisterhood, and would like to join us, just let us know!

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Posted by christy on April 1, 2009

Cockadoodledooooooo! Wake up sleepy heads! It’s Wednesday morning and time to weigh-in with the Sisterhood! It’s our first official weigh-in for the Shrink Into Summer challenge. Quick, go potty and the hop on your scales! How did you do? Did you shrink this week? We hope so!

Oh my, it’s been a busy week around here! And you realize it’s April Fool’s Day, right? Well, there ain’t no foolin’ going on around here. Lots’s of other good stuff though!

  • Did you see all of our new Sisters? Yes, we have that many new members of the Sisterhood! WOW!
  • Did you get a load of our first mini-challenge? Oh yes, we’ve got some mad hula skillz around here. Join us and hula! It’s not too late since the challenge runs until Saturday at midnight. And there is a fabulous prize!
  • Speaking of prizes, we’ve pulled out all the stops for our next mini-(well, not quite so mini) challenge! We’re giving away 7 copies of Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred to 7 lucky readers. I know!!!! And do you know why we’re giving them away? Because our next challenge starts on Monday, April 6th, and we’re doing the 30-Day Shred Sisterhood style. You, me, her, him, that girl over there, and oh yeah, you too! The giveaway ends at 3 p.m. TODAY, so hurry over and find out how to enter!

So get your post ready on your blog, come back and check in with your weigh-in post, and start spreading some support to the other Sisters.

p.s. Your weigh-in comment will automatically give you a chance to win yet another copy of Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred, compliments of our very own Melissa! Isn’t she awesome? Aren’t we all?! So leave your weigh-in comment on this post for a chance to win!!!

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Posted by lisa on March 25, 2009

What’s up ladies (and one lonely man)?!!!!

Warm weather is popping up here, and there and everywhere. Before you know it, bathing suit season will be upon us! Don’t you just love wearing a bathing suit in a public place? I need a suit that brings the “girls” to attention, minimizes my tummy area, and somehow, somehow eliminates the cottage cheese (I mean cellulite) hanging on my legs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

In the meantime, our new weight loss challenge for the Sisterhood begins today. Shrink Into Summer. The challenge will run from March 25 (today) – May 20. EIGHT WHOLE WEEKS! If you’re new to the Sisterhood, you can check out information on how our challenges work here.

Make sure you weigh-in with the Sisterhood every Wednesday, because you’ll be eligible to win some very cool prizes! That’s right, every week of this challenge we’ll be randomly selecting one of you to win some fabulous prizes! See over there on the sidebar? That’s a list of all of our generous prize sponsors for this challenge! Winners will be selected from the Wednesday Weigh-In comments and announced on Thursdays.

In addition to the normal Wednesday Weigh-ins, we will also be giving you a weekly mini-challenge to participate in, something to focus on and strive for. Make sure to check back in on Sunday for details of the first weekly mini-challenge. Each mini-challenge will run from Sunday to Saturday, and some of them will also involve prizes! See, we’re gettin’ all gifty on ya!

Are you ready? I know I am ready to kick some serious poundage to the curb.

So go and write a post with your start weight, goals for this challenge, and whatever else you’d like to include. Come back here and leave the link in the comments section so that we can come and check you out. And make sure to grab the new button and post it on your blog! If you’re not already a member of the Sisterhood, contact us and let us know you’d like to be added to the blogroll.

Are you ready to Shrink into Summer!!!?

p.s. If you need a little inspiration in the form of a success story, check back this afternoon for the annoucement of our Biggest Shrinker for the Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking Challenge!

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Posted by melissa on March 18, 2009

Our Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking! challenge is coming to a screeching halt today! We kept this one short and sweet! Did you shrink? Did you get kissed? We want to know! The writers at Shrinking Jeans want your input… Do you like shorter challenges or would you rather they be longer? What is your “ideal” challenge?

You know how we roll… write up your blog post revealing how you did on the weight loss front this week, comment below, and leave a link to your post. If you don’t blog, no problem, just leave your story in the comments! ALSO, since this is the end of the challenge, make sure you include your TOTAL weight loss for the ENTIRE challenge! We need to figure out who are biggest shrinker is!

Have you entered our Moving Comfort giveaway yet? What are you waiting for? And time is almost up to ask TJ all of your physical fitness questions! We hope you all enjoyed the Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking challenge… keep your eyes open for more exciting things coming your way!

Posted by melissa on March 11, 2009

Week two of the Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking challenge -DONE! How did you do? Are you kicking some butt or have you fallen off the wagon a bit? Whatever the case may be, it’s that time of the week where you just let it all out. Pour your heart out on your blog (or down below) and link to it. Then give a little motivation to your fellow girls and boy, and get some in return!

Have you asked TJ all your fitness and exercise questions? Check it out and show her some Sisterhood love!

Remember our mini-challenge ? We wanted you to try your hardest to get 5 servings of fruits and veggies in during the week. Let’s hear it, did you get it done?

Only one week in our challenge left! Time to kick it into high gear! We’ve got good things ahead hear at The Sisterhood, keep your eyes open for some sweet giveaways too! Happy shrinking!

Posted by melissa on March 7, 2009

**UPDATE: Today is the LAST day to enter to this giveaway! Don’t miss it!**

“BornFit is that flutter inside your heart…that vibrancy for life – when you’re about to embark on something new and different or even all too familiar, but it makes you feel alive, scared, or even anxious.”

This is the quote that graces BornFit’s main page. I must say that I LOVE IT! BornFit offers fitness clothing for the everyday woman, as well as a maternity line for expecting moms! All the clothes feature moisture-wicking, breathable fabric and are cute and stylish!

The co-founders, Lisa and Julie, are an absolute pleasure to work with! They are Colorado natives (LOVE Colorado!), as well as active moms, and have named many of their pieces after Colorado 14ers, you know, the mountains that are over 14,000′ tall! BornFit is also dedicated to educating women about heart health and the prevention of heart disease.

I recently had the opportunity to review the Sunlight Tee. I was so happy to see that it was a longer length; I have had so many problems with “too-short” workout tops. It fit great and was very comfortable. The mint jewel color is lovely too! I would highly recommend this shirt for anyone -it is also offered in their Maternity line!

The girls at BornFit have been busy putting out their new Spring clothing line, and the pieces are oh-so-cute! I have a feeling I will be purchasing an item or two!

Check out their blog here and follow them on Twitter!

And now for the best part!! BornFit is giving away a Sunlight Tee in mint jewel to a very lucky reader! Want to enter? Head on over to their site, come back here and leave a comment telling us what your favorite piece is! You can earn an extra entry by blogging about it and/or twittering it! Just make sure you leave a comment letting us know!

Contest will be open until 11:59 PM Central time on Saturday, March 7th. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Winner will be randomly selected and announced the following day! Good luck!

Posted by lisa on March 4, 2009

Are you shrinking yet?  Are you ready to be kissed?!

It’s Weigh-In Wednesday and Week 1 of our “Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking” Challenge.  This challenge is only three weeks long- it’s more of a sprint!  How are you doing?  Are you eating right?  Exercising when you can?  Have you faced any personal challenges that are attempting to sabatoge your goal?  Share with us what you will (weight last week, weight this week, loss/gain) and let the Sisters support and encourage you. 

You guys know the drill.  Write your Weigh-In post on your personal blog and come back to comments section here and leave the link.  Sisters, make sure you visit everyone’s blog and leave some love. M’kay?

Since I still have your attention, if you haven’t already done so, make sure to click here to enter our Born Fit giveaway.  The giveaway ends Saturday so go ahead, just enter now.  Who wouldn’t want to win that cute Sunlight tee?

Oh wait, are you still here reading?  Yeah?  OK.  I have a mini-challenge for each and every one of you.  Let’s call it the ”5 in 5″.  I want to challenge you eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetable in the next 5 of 7 days. 

What constitutes a serving?  

In general, ½ cup of vegetables, fruits and juices is a serving. One cup of leafy greens such as lettuce, and ¼ of dried fruit is a serving. For whole fruits, a small to medium piece would count as one serving. 

Do you think you are up to it?  Can you do it?  We have all heard since gradeschool how good fruits and veggies are for you, but if you are like me, you struggle every day to get those nutrients in.  I’m challenging you just as much as I am challenging myself. 

5 in 5 (with two freebie days).

Guess what?  I have more exciting stuff to share with you.  Yes, I know- MORE!  Tomorrow we will be posting details about our new Recipe Carnival.  All that it requires of you today is to find a healthy recipe of a main dish that you would like to share with all of us.  Deets tomorrow!

That’s it ladies.  That’s ALL I have to say for now.  Not much, huh?  Now get going.  Go weigh-in!

Posted by christy on February 25, 2009

Hello girls and boy! Are you ready for a new challenge here at the Sisterhood?

Can I hear a ‘hell YEAH’ or ‘heck YEAH’ or whatever your comfortable shouting at the top of your lungs!!?

I know we’re ready, and this one’s going to be fast and furious!

The new challenge is called: Kiss Me, I’m Shrinking and will start today and end on March 18th, the day after St. Patty’s Day! Yes, it’s only 3 weeks! Hopefully the fast pace of this challenge will keep you motivated and on top of your program. There’s no time to slack, girls (and boy), so lace up your tennis shoes, and let’s get shrinking!

Grab a new challenge button here (aren’t they fantastic!), slap it on your blog, or Facebook page, or MySpace site, or just print it out and slap it on your fridge. Then, jump on your scale, blog all about it, and leave a comment letting us know your starting weight.

Later today, we’ll announce our biggest shrinker for the Looking Fine for Valentine’s Day challenge. Be sure to check out the fabulous interview and oh-so-special button she’s been graced with.

If you’re not an official Sister yet, please contact us so we can add you to the blogroll! Grab a button and plop it on your blog (and if you don’t have one, they’re free here) and get busy shrinking!

If you’ve hit the 20# or 25# mark (woohoooo!) we’ve added some buttons for you to grab here.

Check in often because we’re listening to you and working to make some great changes and new additions to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.

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Posted by crookedeyebrow on February 18, 2009

All right ladies and gentleman today is the last weigh in day for our Looking Fine for Valentine’s Challenge here at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. How did you all do? I’m hoping each and everyone of you were looking fine not only for your sweetie, but that you are now feeling good for yourself.

You all know the drill by now, right? Go grab your scale, talk nice to it and step on. Record your weight for the week and your total loss for the entire challenge and slap it up nice and proud on your blog. (if you don’t have one, that’s fine, put it here) Then leave your blog link in the comments. Your final weigh in should look like this:

Starting weight: 200

Ending weight: 190

Total loss: -10#

Have you lost weight?? Don’t forget to grab your pretty down with the sisterhood buttons!!!

How was the challenge for you? Are you up for a shorter one? Stay tuned in the next couple of days, we have great things coming. Like when we announce our biggest shrinker and our new challenge!

As always, all of us here at the sisterhood are encouraged by comments and “you go girl” encouragements. Hit the blogroll and keep reaching out to each other. Have you noticed our new comment section? It’s like a mini-forum for all our fellow sisters to chat it up! Tell us what you think…but remember, weight loss can be hard and we all are in this together, shrinking jeans and all.

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Posted by christy on February 11, 2009

Good morning (or afternoon) everyone!! How are you? Did you do okay this week, or are you losing steam? We’ve noticed that lots of you haven’t been weighing in and we wonder if it’s because you’re not doing so good and you just don’t want to tell. Listen, we all have bad days, weeks, heck, even months. And it’s okay. But you have to get back on track and part of staying on track is weighing in and checking in! If it’s not good, we’ll give you the support and encouragement you need to keep going, to turn it around. So come on, weigh-in and let us know where you are. Post on your blog, come back here, and leave your link. We WANT to support you!!

With that being said, we’ve decided it’s time for a little pre-Spring Cleaning here at The Sisterhood. We’re taking a blogroll-call of sorts. We want to know who’s around and who has fled the scene. We want to make sure that we are getting the support and encouragement to people who need it and want you to spread the love. So let’s hear it –are you still in? If you are new to our site, say hello and let us know you’re here! We LOVE new faces!

Make sure you check back around lunch time when we’ll feature the Success Story of one our our Sisters. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it! If you haven’t already left us you feedback on this post, please take some time to do it! We really want to know what you think!

So get on your scale! Go, do it now!!! Remember, this is the last week of the Looking Fine for Valentine’s Challenge! Let’s go out with a bang! Are you going to be the Biggest Shrinker?

Posted by melissa on February 4, 2009

Only two weeks left of the Looking Fine for Valentines challenge! How are you doing? Have you hit a slump or are you kicking it into high gear? Are you on track to meet your personal goal you set at the beginning of this journey?

Don’t worry if you’re not quite where you had hoped to be at this point. We still have two weeks left to shrink our jeans. Let’s get motivated and FINISH STRONG. We are so proud at how far several of you have come! Can you say amazing?!

We’ve got good things in store for you this month. Did you know it is Women’s Heart Health month? Show you care by wearing red on February 6th. Heck, if you are feeling all wild and crazy, take a photo of yourself and add it to our Flickr group! We are going to continue to focus on heart-healthy activities and foods. We are going to be having some fabulous giveaways coming up during the month of February as well and are so excited to offer you these chances to walk away with new products!

So how did you do this week? Step on that scale, update your blog, and get back here and link us to it! No blog? That’s okay, just leave your story down below in the comments. You know we all love getting support and encouragement on our blogs, so make sure you click around and share some bloggy love!

Still lurking and want to jump in? Shoot us an email -it’s not too late! Come on ladies and gentlemen, let’s get healthy!

P.S. Three of our friends and fellow Sister and Brother SJ writers are going through very difficult times right now. We cannot mend their broken hearts, but we can offer our support and love.

Posted by christy on January 28, 2009

We are officially half way through the Looking Fine for Valentine’s Challenge! Three weeks down, three to go. You are doing so great, and we really appreciate all the comments you’re leaving on our site. We strive everyday to bring you more. More information, more support, more motivation, more giveaways, more recipes, and more of us! In this case, more equals less, of YOU!

Another great person has joined the Shrinking Jeans team as well! Lisa, who’s been writing Mondays with Lisa for the past couple of months, has decided she’s ready to get down and dirty with us. Please make sure to give her a warm welcome if you haven’t already!

Now let’s get on with it! So, how did you do this week? Are those numbers dropping? Are you shrinking? We hope so. Jump on your scale, if you haven’t already, get your blog post up, come back here and link up in the comments, and let us know how you did.

If you don’t have a blog, no worries. Just leave your info in the comment section. After you’re done, start clicking on some of those links in the comments. Go! Go now, and share your support and motivation with someone else. It might be just what they need to get through the day.

If you haven’t joined the Sisterhood yet, what are you waiting for? All you need to do is let us know you want to join, grab a button and put it on your blog, and start writing. If you don’t have a blog, it’s not a problem (although it’s so easy and free to set one up and you won’t regret it). Just be sure to check in on Wednesdays and let us know how you’re doing.

And now for the obligatory cliches: Now is as good a time as any! Don’t put off till tomorrow, what you can do today. Skinny is as skinny does. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

**Today is also the last day for our Weight Watchers Candy giveaway! Have you entered? Yes? Great!! No? Why not? Seriously? Hello: F-R-E-E-C-A-N-D-Y.**

**You can enter our Eat This, Not That book giveaway also. It runs until Friday.**

That is all. Have a shrinking day!