Melissa Archives – Page 22 of 26 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


1. I have been doing well with my fruits and veggies. 2. Wine counts as fruit, right? 3. No? 4. I had Dibs this weekend. You know, those ice cream things that are totally not healthy. 5. I’m thinking about doing yoga with Megan this week. 6. I’m scared that I am too fat. 7. I only went to the gym … [Read more…]

Helllloooo? Echo… Echo… Is this thing on? Tap, tap. Things seem to be awfully… vacant… around here today. Liven’ up people! It’s Friday! TRAIL MIX, DRIED FRUIT, AND MIXED NUTS Eat This! Sunsweet Pitted Prunes – 100 cal, 0 g fat, 12 g sugar, 3 g fiber – Per gram, prunes provide ewer calories, … [Read more…]

CORN CHIPS Eat This Guiltless Gourmet All Natural Chili Lime – 120 cal, 3 g fat, 200 mg sodium. Fewer ingredients, less fat, and double the fiber of Tostitos. Que Pasa White Corn – 140 cal, 7 g fat, 50 mg sodium. One of the most reliable plain tortilla chips in the supermarket. Snyder’s of Hanover … [Read more…]

In an attempt to pull me out of my funk yesterday, my husband MADE me get out of bed and shower. I did not go to the gym, but he did drive me to the tanning salon and MAKE me go in while he waited in the car. And then we got Starbucks and went grocery shopping. Did I mention that was the first time … [Read more…]

WORST CRUNCH SNACK Gardetto’s Special Request Roasted Garlic Rye Chips (1/2 cup, 30 g) 160 calories, 10 g fat, 40 mg sodium Each single serving exceeds the amount of trans fat deemed safe to consume daily by the American Heart Association. Eat This Instead: Snyder’s of Hanover Sourdough Nibblers (16 … [Read more…]

1. I am feeling very down and depressed lately 2. I did well with my eating… until the weekend. 3. I have been slacking on the exercise. 4. I didn’t go to the gym this morning because my husband is majorly pissing me off and I didn’t want to sit in the car with him. So I will either go when he … [Read more…]

This is more like an FYI… and a disgusting one at that. After reading this, you can thank me for helping you keep your caloric intake down for today. ;o) The FDA allows certain amounts of *bonus* ingredients in our food, lucky us… Canned Pineapple – Can contain up to 20 percent moldy … [Read more…]

Do y’all remember when Crooked Eyebrow posted a review on Eat This Not That, The Supermarket Survival Guide? I picked up the book while we were on vacation, and let me just say it is SO VERY INTERESTING. There are some complete shockers in there! I thought I would share some of the information to … [Read more…]

I think we may be ready to go again! Cross your fingers! So, where did we leave off? Did you all see The Biggest Shrinker of the Looking Fine for Valentine’s challenge? Congrats again, Kate! Check out her snazzy new button on her blog! Are you excited for the new challenge? I know I am. Three weeks? … [Read more…]

1.  I ate a lot of junk while I was on vacation. 2. I did pick options off the “healthier” menu at restaurants. 3. I hit the hotel gym one day and swam two days. 4. I am back to my regular gym habit as of today. 5. This is probably TMI, but I really want to know if anyone else has this problem or if … [Read more…]

Yes, I totally know that this was posted the other day, but better late than never. And it is really fitting after my last two days.  The mister and I had Chinese for lunch yesterday. I had tons of veggies and chicken which almost sounds healthy if you forget about all the fried, salty goodness that … [Read more…]

Pork Chops Yum Yum POINTS® Value: 9 Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 pound(s) Market Day Bone-In Pork Chop 1/4 cup(s) honey 1/2 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth 1/4 cup(s) soy sauce 2 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp ground ginger 2 tbsp minced … [Read more…]

My mom was in town yesterday and stayed at our place. Her, Justin, and I stayed up pretty late talking and having drinks. After I went to bed, one of my twin boys woke up crying several times and the other one came into my bed before 5 and had a fever and tummy ache. So I am very tired. Super … [Read more…]

Today is National Wear Red Day. Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women? Raise awareness by sporting your red apparel today! If you are feeling extra spicy, take a photo and add it to our Flickr group! … [Read more…]

Hello? Hi! It’s been awhile, I know. I haven’t posted much here at Shrinking Jeans, just because. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I feel like a bit of a failure. I have hit a slump and I seem to be saying the same things over and over again. “Back on track,” “Next week…,” … [Read more…]