MIND IT – 3/10 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


  This is a tale of two people. One has this on her mind: She thinks often of her quest for fitness. She has learned the importance and value of exercise for both her health and her sanity. She fits workouts into a busy schedule. She moves. She breathes. She feels good about her efforts […]

In my last post I said that tracking was eye-opening – and BOY! is it ever!! I have tracked most days since then. Simply knowing I was going to write it down has made me much more mindful of what I put in my maw (what can I say? I’m a sucker for alliteration!). In fact, […]

WHOA! August? Where has the time gone? Another week, another check-in! Are you losing weight? Getting fitter? Accomplishing the goals you have set out for yourself? We’ve got some new events going on around the Sisterhood! The Olympics! It’s not too late to join in the fun! We’ve got prizes for our Ultimate Olympian! Gold […]

With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel: Hello tracking, my old friend  I’ve come to need you once again  Because of pounds slowly creeping  On my frame while I was “sleeping”  ‘Cause the issues that were planted in my brain  Still remain  I find I need your guidance. So. There it is. Me saying I’m no […]

When people ask me what listen to on my iPod while I’m huffing and puffing away running or walking, they are often surprised to learn it’s not music. Yes, I do have a playlist of songs mostly used for when I really have to dig deep to get the legs pumping or in a race […]

Finding Motivation When You’re Losing Weight Finding motivation for weight loss and getting healthy is something millions of people struggle with every single day. There are numerous websites and studies, and even people who tell you hundreds of ways to stay motivated. Set goals! Have a plan! Put it on the calendar! Plan your meals! […]

I mentioned in my introductory post that I made the goal of fit by forty my mantra for the last four years or so. Earlier this month I turned the big 4-0 and I do considered myself fit, so goal achieved! Where’s my medal?? But along the way my definition of “fit” has undergone a […]

Oh yes it does. To lose weight and to maintain that weight loss. This journey can be SO hard at times and it’s for lifetime, which is an awful-long time. I ebb and I flow, ding great, doing not so great. Sure, you can do it on your own and I have earlier in life, […]

WELCOME to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! If you’re new around these parts, we are so happy you’re here! You can get more acquainted with the Sisterhood by snooping around the Start Here page. Spring In2 Action is our newest online, community-based NO FAIL weight-loss and fitness challenge! Seriously, and there’s no ‘magic’ pills or […]

This week my Kindergartner had homework. There were little boxes on the paper and in each box he was supposed to write down something on our grocery list, spell it out how it sounds and then draw a picture to go with it. The example they gave was a picture of an apple and the […]

Happy New Year!!!! Wow, we’re really getting up there, next year will already be 2013?? Are ya kidding me? Ok here we go. Friends, countryfriends, new friends and old! Hear ye, hear ye! It’s time for our annual trip down memory lane, the most important project of the year! The Dear Me Project! Now, new […]

Oh, it’s the very last day of 2011. I can’t believe it’s here! We all wonder what is on the horizon for us in 2012. When we look back next year, what will have happened? I ask myself before the start of every year. But all I can say to you today is that we […]

Today is December the 26th! You should officially be done filling in all the spaces on your O Fitness Tree! How did you do this month? Did you get them all covered, or did you miss a few? Me? I missed more than a few, but knowing that cute little tree was waiting to be […]

I feel like I was just sitting here writing about what was going to happen in 2011 and what was in store for me. It feels like yesterday and now, 2012 is just DAYS away! Where did the year go?! I know we ask this every year but I feel like this year went especially […]

The American Council on Exercise just released a report on the fitness trends for 2012 and I have to say I am not surprised by them at.all. In fact, this being a fitness site (and above all community) and many of us being immersed in fitness chats on Twitter and Facebook constantly, I think we were pretty […]