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Dancing is self-expression, love, prayer, and art wrapped up in a moment.





Before 5k #2, the Color Run!





Before. 5/15/11. 248 pounds.



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Dancing Toward a Better Me!

I'm the mommy of a three-year-old (and loving it!), a birth doula, and a science fiction and fantasy writer in my copious (ha!) free time. Pregnancy complications did a number on my body, but let's face it - it wasn't in the greatest shape to begin with. I want to get back to the lifestyle that was *mine,* before I let myself adapt to other people. Really, that means dancing till I drop and enjoying being in my body! In order to do that, though, I have to fix this spirit house of mine. ...
I'm the mommy of a three-year-old (and loving it!), a birth doula, and a science fiction and fantasy writer in my copious (ha!) free time. Pregnancy complications did a number on my body, but let's face it - it wasn't in the greatest shape to begin with. I want to get back to the lifestyle that was *mine,* before I let myself adapt to other people. Really, that means dancing till I drop and enjoying being in my body! In order to do that, though, I have to fix this spirit house of mine. Core, pelvis, neck, they all need work! After three ankle sprains in a year and a half, it's obvious I need to start from the ground up.

My ultimate goal is to become a strong, independent woman in all ways, so that I may be a positive influence not only in my son's life, but in all the lives I touch.
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SHADOWDANCES got her official hypothyroid diagnosis today. Finally!
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Member Since: 2/8/2011

SparkPoints: 17,858

Fitness Minutes: 20,592

My Goals:
-- Original goal: Complete!
Lost weaning weight 7/7/11. Able to sing lullaby while walking baby w/o getting winded 12/4/11.
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New Plan! (3/19/13)

Step 1: Stress Weight: Achieved 11/12/13!
Release stress weight to achieve post-pregnancy set-point (236)

Step 2: Pregnancy Weight
1. Take a ballroom class
2. Let go of the pounds I no longer need from growing an amazing little boy (218)

Step 3: Bad Place Binge Weight
1. Achieve a 5k time under 38 minutes
2. Burn off most of the calories I converted to fat in FL (199)

Step 4: Bad Choices Weight
1. Hike a 14er
2. Take control of the pounds that tacked on when I felt out of control of my life (180)

Step 5: Self-Hate Weight
1. Learn burlesque
2. Relinquish the adipose body armor (160)

Step 6: Lazy Weight (145)

Personal Information:
I'm an indie author! For more details on my sci-fi ebooks, come visit me at:
http://www.hlhenrikson.com

Other Information:
Weigh-ins:
7/7/11: 236 - All weaning weight gone!
7/29: 233
9/29: 239
10/19: 236 - Back on track!
3/1/12: 235 - Bad stretch done w/o gaining!
5/27: 239 - 1st 5k!! (Walked: 56.5)
8/11: 235 - 2nd 5k! (1/4 jogged: 47.3)
3/19/13: 246.3 - 5 months w/in-laws, RESTART GOALS
11/12: 236.4 - 10 pounds down!

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Member Comments:
K-SHIN
1/15/2014 12:32:12 PM

I don't feel bad talking about it. It was a shocker when I first found out and I had to hang up before I started bawling on the phone. My brain experienced one of the most complete shutdowns I've ever had the doubtful joy to have. But that was months ago. In fact it really only took a weekend to grow accustomed to the idea and then I was fine.

Today Jacob wanted to ride the bus to/from school but our bus schedule doesn't start till tomorrow so I told him this was my last day to have him all to myself to drive to school. I told him I wanted a couple days of having him all to myself before I let him go. He looked convinced but not like he agreed with me so I asked him if he wanted to leave me.

He did!! He very calmly said, "Mommy, I want to leave you." I couldn't help it and burst out laughing. He wants to leave me already! Good grief! How quickly they grow and leave the nest. So when we were walking to the classroom, he held my hand and told me today was our last day and then he would leave me and ride the bus. Well, not so eloquently of course but he said it pretty well considering him.

lol

Little does he know that as soon as I found out his school schedule interfered with mine, I signed him up for the bus with no regrets and all smiles. Although now his bus schedule interferes with one day. Ugh. There's just no appeasing me. ;) hehehe



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ENCHANTEDBROOM
11/19/2013 9:38:41 AM

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some one sent this to me so I'm passing it long to you

Your a good friend



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AMANDANCES
8/29/2013 9:52:12 AM

Good morning, my Friend! Emerson said, "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!! And I thank you for believing in me :)

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AMANDANCES
8/6/2013 8:48:32 AM

Thank you for adding me as a friend! I love your goals and I think I'm going to borrow some of them! HUGS!



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WITTYKITTY1989
1/4/2013 11:31:24 AM

I hope that your New Year was fantastic! How have you been? It feels so good to be back! Thanks for commenting on my blog, because it's great to know that my old friends are still here! Hope that all is well!! What have you been up?



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