Mel Archives | Page 3 of 5 | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Image: Sura Nualpradid / I had the occasion this week to experience my first DXA scan.  If you aren’t familiar with what that is, don’t feel bad, I didn’t have a clue either when a doctor recently told me I needed one.  In fact, she said I was past due for one.  Uhmmm, OK, … [Read more…]

I’m a huge fan of seafood, especially shrimp.  It’s one of my favorite types of seafood to cook at home because it’s quick, easy, and is a great fit with my Weight Watchers food plan. I recently came across this recipe for Dijon Shrimp.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember exactly where I found it, … [Read more…]

In case you  haven’t heard, Chobani just introduced some awesome new flavors!  From left to right, we’ve got Apple Cinnamon, Blood Orange, and Passion Fruit.  These flavors are so new, you may not have seen them in your local store yet, but keep your eyes open because they should be there SOON! I … [Read more…]

Hellllloooooo Shrinkers!  How is every doing during this wonderful holiday season?  Are you sticking with your healthy habits or indulging a bit here and there (or everywhere)? It’s time to face the music and the scale for our weekly weigh in. How’d you do this week? As for me, I confess (oh … [Read more…]

As difficult as it may be to acknowledge, we are in the home stretch to the winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas (Dec. 25), Chanukah (Dec. 20-28), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1), Winter Solstice (Dec. 22), Festivus (Dec. 23), or all of the above, they are upon us!  I mean, come on, look at … [Read more…]

In honor of the new PointsPlus 2012 program update rolling out this week from Weight Watchers (learn even more about the changes here from the CEO), we thought this would be a great time to share a Weight Watchers menu as part of our on-going Shrinking Menu Planning series.  I don’t think it’s any … [Read more…]

Ok, so I know Thanksgiving was actually yesterday, but I’m extra thankful for something today — a new start!! Here we are on the Friday side of Thanksgiving.  I know for most of us that we’re still kind of at the beginning of a long weekend, but the Thanksgiving holiDAY is actually over and … [Read more…]

Holy smokes!  Can you believe we’re already at the FINAL check-in for the 2011 Shrinkvivor Challenge?!  This challenge seems like it just flew by so quickly!  We’re now only ONE DAY away from finding out who will be the Ultimate Shrinkvivor and win our fabulous prize package. Didn’t make the Top … [Read more…]

It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another round of True Confessions.  Being on the editorial calendar for this post actually couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  You see, I’ll been struggling … hard!  Not only have I fallen off the wagon, but it’s run me over a few many times in … [Read more…]

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means.  It’s Shrinkvivor check-in time!  How’s everyone doing so far?  Have you been keeping up with the fitness challenge and mini challenges we’ve been throwing at you each week?  Be sure to check in and let us know how everything is going so far! Fitness … [Read more…]

Ever feel like you’re just wandering in the desert looking for the road to motivation?  Do you find ways to self-motivate, or do you wait for motivation to come knocking on your proverbial door?  Are you the type of person who sits idly by waiting for the motivation to “hit” before you start making … [Read more…]

  So, have you heard about those giant slugs that are invading southern Florida?  Well, apparently one has invaded southern California lately, too.  Yeah, that would be me … in the exercise department! I’m not sure exactly what happened because I had been doing really well for a while. … [Read more…]

Ever have one of those nights where you just need a tasty meal in a hurry?  I had one of those nights earlier this week.  I worked late and was starving by the time I got home.  I wanted something tasty.  I wanted something quick.  I wanted something that wouldn’t blow my Weight Watchers PointsPlus … [Read more…]

I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but my life is incredibly busy right now.  Even though I don’t have significant other or children like many of you, it just feels like my life is running in overdrive right now.  How so you might ask?  Well …. I worked nearly 60 hours at the … [Read more…]

I thought I would take this week’s Saturday Review in a slightly different direction from the norm. Instead of reviewing a food product, DVD, etc., this week I’m going to review a website. I first heard of the Me You Health Daily Challenge website back in December from a friend on Twitter. I … [Read more…]