Sisters Archives – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


This community of Shrinking Jeans readers (and writers) has come a long way in the years since it started.  I have made some very very very good friends here, one’s that I chat with on FB and via email.  A special group of them pushed me to start running and another group kept me running when the … [Read more…]

Name: Laura Pankratz Blog: Twitter: @LauraPankratz Age: 33 Hometown: Suburbs of Minneapolis, MN Tell us about your family. Kevin and I met at work and have been married for 5 years. We have a great little boy who is turned 4 in April and I am … [Read more…]

You may have noticed that there was no spotlight last week. Cough. That was entirely my fault, as I forgot to send the info to the chosen one until, oh, Saturday night. 🙂 Tracie chose her partner-in-crime during the last challenge, Tami, as the next sister to be spotlighted! Name: Tami Blog: … [Read more…]

Say hello to Tracie, she was chosen by Trish for the spotlight this week! Congratulations on your awesome 5K time last week, girl! That is an awesome accomplishment! Name: Tracie Blog: Blissful Bedlam Twitter: @mom2teebee Age: 34 Hometown: Blackwood, NJ but I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA … [Read more…]

Tiffany, our Sister Spotlight from last week has chosen an amazing woman for this week’s Spotlight! First of all I have to give a HUGE thank you and shout out to Brooke, for her very moving and humbling tribute.  I don’t often think of my vocation as a “gift” because it is just who I am and why I … [Read more…]

Wahoo!  Wahoo!  Wahoo! It’s MAILBAG MONDAY!!!!! WTH is Mailbag Monday, you may be asking yourself.  MM is the day that we answer YOUR questions.  YOUR questions, not my questions, but YOUR questions.  We announced this on this past week’s Weigh-in post and we are anxiously waiting for YOUR … [Read more…]

When you’re dealing with an injury, or multiple injuries, it really messes with your mind. You’re supposed to be resting up so your body can heal. Resting equals idle body. Idle body equals mind that has way too much time to think about the idle body and how much it’s driving you insane to be idling … [Read more…]

When I started this running gig back in October, I heard some rumblings here and there about a site called  I checked it out briefly but didn’t give it much thought because um, hello, I already have enough sites that I write on/check status/update or twitter/facebook/blog.  I … [Read more…]

I’m fresh off my trip to Fitbloggin’ (which explains the lateness of this post, because HELLO, I haven’t slept in days and need to catch up!), and I am bursting at the seams with motivation. Let me share a some of my motivation with you! Motivation is finally meeting some of the amazing … [Read more…]

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! I am so excited! Remember that “little” group called Team Shrinking Jeans?  You know, our 15 members strong coalition of women who have committed to running a half marathon in San Diego in June while also raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?  The team that … [Read more…]

Now isn’t that a mouthful!!? November marks the one-year anniversary of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. ONE YEAR! In the past year, we’ve had 6 weight loss challenges, several fitness challenges, and mini-challenges galore. We have members who’ve been with us from day 1, and we’ve been joined … [Read more…]

To all of our Sisters who are also Mothers: Happy Mother’s Day! From all of us at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. … [Read more…]