My name is Laura and I am a sister in need of shrinking. So I hope you’ll all welcome me as I join with my sisters in spirit, Gail and Carol, to blog about the pitfalls and pratfalls of getting in shape. Anyone who formerly read the Sun Sentinel’s The Skinny blog will remember that Gail and I were a blogging dynamic duo, with more than 80,000 hits in the short year that our very successful blog existed.
Boy, was it fun.
But two years, one layoff and 20 pounds later, it’s time to get back to business.
I stayed home the last year caring for my kids (ages 6 and 9) while recovering from the
shell shock of 20 years as a professional journalist. (
My Post-Journalism Stress Disorder is finally fading. And as it does, I’m looking in the mirror – and admitting that a year spent at home with the kiddies (no matter how exceptionally good looking and above average they are) means I gave myself very little attention.
My four major food groups perilously resemble a Chick Fil-A menu, and my exercise routine is about as steady as the stock market.
Where’s the love??? The smarter, healthier choices? The daily renewal of commitment? They ain’t at Chick Fil-A – believe me, I looked. I think all of that can be found right here, on the Shrinking Sisters blog. I’m joining your search for smarter, healthier choices, and looking forward to having some really fun “sister” time in the process!
Let the shrinking begin, sisters!