Current Challenge – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Welcome to the Sisterhood!  Here is some information to help guide you through our newest group weight loss challenge!


What’s the challenge this time at the Sisterhood?  We’re teaming again up with DietBet as the first-ever Master Coaches to host a 6-month Transformer game! For real. This is ground-breaking stuff here. In this game, there are monthly payouts, as well as a the big mother-of-all payouts for the winners at the end. Get in on the action, and help make this exciting game a success for all of us! We’re calling the challenge: Lean & Mean in 2015 #leanandmean, and in this challenge you get PAID to lose weight!

We’re also hosting a DietBet 4 games, which lasts for 4 weeks. We’re calling this came, appropriately, New Year, New You!

In addition to our DietBets, we’ll be starting a brand new year-long challenge we’re calling A Year of Small Changes based on the book, 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal. We’ve set up a separate email subscription list, and if you join this challenge you’ll receive weekly emails containing challenge prompts, along with motivating and empowering content. It’s not something you want to miss out on! Just think, over the next year, if you make one small change each week, you will be a happier and healthier YOU.

Sign up here for the A Year of Small Changes challenge —->

When does it begin and end? Our Lean & Mean Game starts Monday, January 5, 2015 and goes through July 5, 2015. SIX whole months = 6 DietBet Rounds. For real. The entry fee for this game is $125 upfront, or $25 per month for 6 months.

Our New Year, New You DietBet also starts on Monday, January 5 2015, but ends 28 days later on February 1st. The entry fee for this game is $25.

A Year of Small Changes challenge begins on January 1st.

Why is Lean & Mean challenge 6-freaking-months long? Long story short, we know the first of the year means everyone is GUNG-HO to lose weight. We’re all ready to put the past year behind us and commit to a healthier new year. Or, for lack of better words, the your jeans are too tight, and you need to shrink. So, we’ve got your backside, thus this awesome DietBet Transformer challenge of 6 months.

How much do I have to lose? For the Lean & Mean in 2015 DietBet, you have 6 months to lose 10% of your body weight. So if you weight 200 pounds now, you’ll have to lose 20 pounds in six months. DietBet breaks it down into monthly goals to make it easier for you to be successful. You can read more about the breakdown and goals here.

For the New Year, New You DietBet 4, you have to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 week. Totally doable!

How often do I have to weigh-in for DietBet? For the Lean & Mean in 2015 game, you’ll have to submit your initial weigh-in photos to DietBet, and then submit new photos at the end of each 4 week round. And, of course, your final weigh-in at the end of the game. For the New Year, New You DietBet 4, you only have to submit starting and ending weights. If you want to submit weigh-ins as you go, you can do that as well.

Can I weigh-in more often than 1x a month on the Transformer? Yes! You are welcome to submit your weigh-ins as often as you like, but only the official weigh-ins will be verified by DietBet.

What if I don’t want to lose 10% of my body weight? Well, this game isn’t for you, then. Sorry! We’ll still have our weekly check-in posts each Wednesday on the site here, so you won’t be left out in the cold! And there are plenty of other awesome things you can participate in like our A Year of Small Changes challenge, monthly fitness calendars, and our photo-a-day challenge called Sisterhood Shots.

Can I join at anytime? With the DietBet Lean & Mean in 2015 Transformer game, you have a small window in which to join. You can join now, and you MUST have your starting weight submitted by January 4, 2015. No later, and absolutely NO exceptions will be made. It’s not up to us. Sorry.

The New Year, New You DietBet also has a weigh-in window from January 3-4 and the game starts the 5th.

How do I find all the posts for the challenge? You can click here to see all of the posts! We’ll continue to have weekly check-in posts, but we’ll also have a special mid-month DietBet Commit to Your Fit post each month!

The Fitness Challenge: Each and every month, we’ll have our monthly fitness calendars available!

Must I be a woman to join? Heck, no! We welcome women, mothers, brothers, fathers, absolutely ANYONE!

What do I need to do? Go ahead and join one of our games now. Two days before the start of the game, you’ll receive an email from DietBet prompting you to submit your initial weigh-in to the DietBet team. You can submit it right from your iPhone if you download their handy-dandy app. They’ll verify it’s all good to go, and give you the green light.

How much does this cost, and do I have to pay the entire amount up front? The cost for the 6-month DietBet Lean & Mean in 2015 Transformer game is $25 a month. You can pay it all upfront and save $25, or you can pay it out each month: $25 a month. The New Year, New You game is $25. That’s it.

How much can and win, and how does that work, anyway? At the end of each round (or every 4 weeks), you’ll submit your weigh-in to DietBet, and if you ‘win’ the round by meeting the goal, you WIN! At the end of the 6-month challenge, you’ll submit your final weigh-in, and within 48 hours, DietBet will verify and pay your accumulated winnings!

What if I don’t want to lose weight, and just want to hang out and exercise with y’all because you’re cool? That’s great! We welcome losers, non-losers, people new to fitness, and people training for their 52nd marathon. Join the fun!

Do I have to have a blog? Nope. But you should! They’re free and journaling while losing weight is awesome. No excuses people!!!

What if I have information I want to share? Please share any thoughts, recipes, product reviews and meaningful blog posts with us. You can e-mail us anything.  (Except pictures of chocolate or pizza) We’d love for this site to feel like your home, so get your running shoes on and get comfortable!  More than likely we will share whatever you send us!  Just keep it clean and pertinent!

You can also engage in conversation with your fellow Sisters and Brothers in the comments sections of posts.

Do you happen to have any advice for me for this challenge? Why yes we do. Don’t be a procrastinator! Join us and in 6 months you’ll want to kiss us on the mouth. And we’re okay with that. Virtually. Not in real life or anything. Seriously. What have you got to lose other than that extra 10% of your weight that’s floating around your body.

Do I have to follow a certain diet to join this challenge? Oh goodness no.  Do whatever works for you. Weight Watchers, My Fitness Pal, calorie counting, clean eating. It’s all up to you!

Can I tell my friends about this challenge?  I certainly don’t want to keep all of this healthy goodness to myself! 
Goodness yes. Share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. Shout it from the rooftops. Go ahead; all the cool cats are doing it!