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  Dictionary.com defines gluten as: a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. Celiac.org says gluten is: a general name for the proteins found in … [Read more…]

      Hello friends, My name is Ann and I have a soda problem. I am a coke addict. Not the kind you shoot up your nose. The kind you pour over ice and buy from the local grocery store, or gas station, or Sonic ohSonicwhatdoyoudotoyourdrinkstomakemewantmore? or fast … [Read more…]

Perdoically, we’ve been sharing updates on my brothers journey to lose weight and kick diabetes to the curb. Click on the links below to read from the beginning.  Here is his latest update- he is totally getting a double fist pump from me! 1st picture- Beginning of weight loss journey, Jan 2012, … [Read more…]

1st Check-In Here Hello all my new friends! First of all I want to say thank you all for the encouraging words of support. I’m still having great success on my journey, and it is time to give you an update with all that has happened in the past month. First and foremost, I have hit two … [Read more…]

Today, I bring you a special post….very special to me.  See, my brother Greg has embarked on his own weight loss journey and asked if he could write something up for Shrinking Jeans (that’s us up above).  He wanted to write his story and be accountable to others, in addition to himself. I may have … [Read more…]

Potluck gatherings are often filled with scrumptious, yet entirely fattening, foods. Next time you are looking to bring some healthier fare, try out one of these dishes from Better Homes & Garden. Heart-healty cheesy potatoes? Lemon veggie couscous? Yes, please. Paula Deen and butter go … [Read more…]

When I first heard Paula Deen had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes…well, I’m not going to lie. I wasn’t surprised. At all. Come on, now. But I was sad. You guys, I really LIKE Paula Deen. I’ve always watched her shows, and drooled, and wished I could eat what she’s preparing. But I know … [Read more…]

I’ve always been a night owl.  For as long as I can remember, I would stay up very late at night and be exhausted the next day.  When I was a kid, it would not have been unusual for me to sleep until 1pm or later on the weekends. I am no longer afforded the luxury of sleeping in, but that hasn’t … [Read more…]