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Day 250 Boo-Yah!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Today is Day 250 of my exercise SparkStreak! WOOHOO!! I didnít do anything epic, like I did for my 200th day, just regular cardio and strength training. But Iím epically happy! Consistency has never been my companion, so it still amazes me that I could do anything for 250 days. Two Hundred and Fifty Days. Thou shalt do the happy dance. I wished I had one of those t-shirt cannons today. I wanted to run through our little town while shooting SparkPeople shirts at people. Can you imagine that? Sha-BAM! Day 250 and SparkPeople rocks! Sha-BAM! Day 250! Woohoo! Sha-BAM! Sorry, officer...

I know I keep preaching about the ten-minute thing, but it really is true, yíall. We donít have to be perfect; we donít have to be All or Nothing Girls/Guys. We can do ten, which will probably lead to more, but tenís a great place to start. We can keep chip, chip, chipping away at our bigger goals, ten minutes at a time. Next stop--Day 300!


This is what a 250-day exercise streak looks like.


This is what a 250-day exercise streak feels like (note big cheesy grin, which happens to be 30 pounds lighter).

  
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KINSBAILE 12/22/2011 11:45AM

    Congrats!

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NAVYMOM133 12/19/2011 10:01PM

    Congrats on the fantastic exercise streak!!
emoticon Keep going!! Do not stop!!
Your thirty pounds less smile is beautiful!!

Melly

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CHANGE4THEBEST 12/18/2011 9:13PM

    Hi

Well done - I'm happy for you - the hard work has paid off and your looking well! Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 12/15/2011 2:14PM

    Yay - that is amazing!

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LEXIE63 12/15/2011 11:36AM

    Booyah!!!
Attagirl!
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NYMORNINGGLORY 12/15/2011 9:41AM

    What a great post! Congrats and thanks for the nudge!

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PINOCCHIOISA 12/14/2011 9:55PM

    Your my new hero!!!!!!! 250 that is INCREDIBLE. I'm going to try and do the same. Lead on!!!!

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ZAZZABEN 12/14/2011 8:02PM

    Today is my 3rd day of 10 minutes (or more). But, I plan to make mine consecutive and 'planned' minutes.

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SWEETSOUNDS11 12/14/2011 7:53PM

    Amazing! I do have a stack of post-its in a variety of colors...I think I finally know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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RANDOM00B 12/14/2011 7:35PM

    Wow, I love your idea of paper to mark the exercise streak--I think I may "steal" it.
Also, CONGRATULATIONS on the streak! emoticon

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JAZZEHT 12/14/2011 4:13PM

    Congrats! I'm just starting to try to do my 10 mins a day. I've always had a huge problem sticking with things, but I'm hoping that by using SparkPeople and actively participating in the community I can be held accountable and make myself power through it! 250 days! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 12/14/2011 3:17PM

    Your enthusiasm is contagious! Way to go!

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ROXYZMOM 12/14/2011 2:58PM

    Congratulations! That is totally awesome!

You Rock!

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MSRESA8401 12/14/2011 2:27PM

    Love the visuals!!! congrats to you!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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ADJQUILTER 12/14/2011 12:15PM

    You are a real inspiration. Keep up the streak!

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ITSABSURD 12/14/2011 10:50AM

    Congratulations! I'm right now on a 10 day exercise streak, and now you've inspired me to make this streak longer!

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JOHNSONE4 12/14/2011 10:19AM

    That is wonderful..day 300 is just around the corner!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 12/14/2011 10:08AM

    Congrat's Great Job

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SHFELKEY 12/14/2011 8:31AM

    Woo HOO!!! So happy for you! LOVE the pile of post-it notes. emoticon emoticon

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REROSE1975 12/14/2011 6:44AM

    That is amazing! I'd totally cheer for you in person!!!!

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MICHCLEARY 12/13/2011 8:18PM

    love the enthusiasm! I thought about you last night when I was using my hula hoop! #hoopsister

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WELSTEACH 12/13/2011 6:05PM

    You look fabulous and you are such an inspiration. One day at a time.

WOOHOOO heaven!

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AMYBUTLER10 12/13/2011 5:03PM

    Oh my goodness! How inspiring! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.... maybe now I'll start my streak!!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 12/13/2011 3:12PM

    Impressive! You are really looking good & so happy! Great job. You are inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILDASTER 12/13/2011 2:24PM

    Congratulations!! Wow, I am on day 40 and I thought that was great! Isn't it amazing what we can do with just a little encouragement!

Great job...you are working toward your goal for the trip!

Stay well!
Annette

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MELLYBEANS0919 12/13/2011 2:12PM

  Wow!! emoticon That is really amazing!

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CAMELSAMBA 12/13/2011 11:46AM

    Impressive! Maybe you can find a t-shirt cannon by 300 :^)

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RUFFIT 12/13/2011 11:32AM

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MACEWOMAN 12/13/2011 11:20AM

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This is my new goal. I have been exercising consistently for the last year, but having a hard time with the everyday thing. And to illustrate how hard bad habits are to break, my first thought was I should start on Jan 1. Like that day is any different then this one. I'm starting today! Thanks for the inspiration.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/13/2011 10:46AM

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BIRKIE528 12/13/2011 8:48AM

    emoticon--CONGRATS!!!!

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DRAGONFLY126 12/12/2011 9:08PM

    250 DAYS WOO HOO!!! THAT WOULD BE EXTREMELY AWESOME IF YOU HAD A T-SHIRT CANNON. IT'S RAINING SPARK-PEOPLE T-SHIRTS!!!!! BTW YOU LOOK AWESOME!! YOU ARE ROCKING IT GIRL KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/12/2011 6:38PM

    Time to start one of my own! Your great work inspires me!


wooo hah!

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SHERYLDS 12/12/2011 4:51PM

   
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GODSBEST 12/12/2011 3:26PM

    Great Job !

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EDWARDS1411 12/12/2011 3:06PM

    WooHoo - BIG CONGRATS on your awesome exercise streak - you inspire us all!!!
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CYNTSATIONAL 12/12/2011 1:40PM

    Awesome! Keep on sparking!

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CAMPBELO1 12/12/2011 1:07PM

    Wonderful!!!

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BLACKROSE_222 12/12/2011 1:00PM

    So awesome!

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TRUNORTH 12/12/2011 11:58AM

  Awesomesauce!!

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GRRARRGH 12/12/2011 10:50AM

    That's amazing!!! Congratulations!

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GRACIE4ONE 12/12/2011 10:25AM

    250??? WOW! I'm so proud of you!!!!

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KAMCCLARY 12/12/2011 9:57AM

    Let me get moving and shaking more, congratulations! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/12/2011 9:16AM

    Oh, this is GREAT! emoticonYou have so much to be proud of, Shel! And that smile is magnificent! emoticon

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DIMPLES807 12/12/2011 2:50AM

    Awesome! Keep going. You are an inspiration!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 12/12/2011 1:15AM

    I LOVE FOLLOWING YOU !!!!!

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Official World Hoop Day Video!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


We made it into the official World Hoop Day video! Woohoo! The WHD chick received 41 videos and extended the song so every group could have a full eight counts. LOL. Look for us at 1:06.
The surfers are in it again, but I think my favorite is the guy who looks like he's somebody's dad or grandpa, boogieing at 2:45. hOOp on!

  
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ANGELWENDYMAMA 2/11/2012 8:25PM

    WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! This is terrrific!!! I enjoyed it!! Congrats on being in it!!

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KNITTINGNAN 2/2/2012 11:06AM

  UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! YOU DEFINITELY ARE WORLD-WIDE CELEBRITIES. I ONLY WISH YOU HAD MORE VIDEO TIME.

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CAMELSAMBA 12/14/2011 12:36PM

    Yay for y'all!

I liked how not everybody was perfect (that is, that she didn't just include videos where everyone was perfect). But what's up with the pink hair and furry calf warmer things??

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 12/13/2011 3:17PM

    That was so awesome! Everyone was having such fun. Of course I love the song Safety Dance, it's such a fun song. Congratulations on making it in to the video!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONFLY126 12/12/2011 9:01PM

    oh my gosh that was soooooooo AWESOME!!!!!!! Congratulations on making your International video debut!!!!!

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TRAVLNWOMAN 12/11/2011 11:59PM

    Awesome! Congrats on making the video! It was really fun to watch. Aside from yours being my favorite, I loved the guy (I think from Texas)sporting some good moves and the group hooping on the surfboards!

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1BEACHWALKER 12/11/2011 10:23PM

    Wow-you are a celebrity! Happy hooping! emoticon emoticon

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AHAPPYLIFE 12/11/2011 9:30PM

    You go HOOP!! Awesome & congratulations!!

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SHFELKEY 12/9/2011 4:14PM

    So fun! I also like the guy at the 2:45 mark! emoticon

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MISSLOIS 12/9/2011 9:04AM

    NEAT!!!!

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A_NEW_JAN 12/9/2011 8:06AM

    emoticon What great fun!

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JSPEED4 12/9/2011 1:03AM

    Yeaaah!

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RUARUGBYNUT2 12/8/2011 9:07PM

    WORLD FAMOUS OUTSTANDING! [& THE BEST]

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/8/2011 8:42PM

    Too Cool!
Hoop on!


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SANDYDOLLAR201 12/8/2011 7:07PM

    LOVED IT!!! LOVED IT!!! YOU ROCK GIRL!

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SUNNYARIZONA 12/8/2011 12:04PM

    This just might catch on! HAHAHAHAHA

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HUGS2013 12/8/2011 10:06AM

    Cool music and great video...Ohio was fully represented...I love your outfits! This video got my giggle on this morning, thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 12/8/2011 9:17AM

    You gals are way cool!! Thanks for sharing this - my youngest dd (8 yo) and I watched it this morning. I am impressed - and smiling!

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 12/8/2011 12:27AM

    Way to go~! This was a cool video and I am so proud and happy you made it there.

Hoop on!

Hugs,

Kristin

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/7/2011 7:33PM

    Thank you for sharing!! Looks like fun!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/7/2011 5:11PM

    AWESOME!!!
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I LOVED IT!

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MARCH_ 12/7/2011 2:34PM

    Love being a part of something bigger than ourselves!

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ABRANDNEWME09 12/7/2011 12:52PM

    That's emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 12/7/2011 11:54AM

    That is soooo terrific!!! You guys looked great. You inspire me to try to get the hoop go around more than three times (I've never had the hoop mojo)

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/7/2011 11:36AM

    How fun! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 12/7/2011 10:57AM

    That is awesome Shelli! You, Audrey and her friend sure stand out in a crowd! Great job, be proud.
Hugs,
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EVERLEARNING 12/7/2011 10:36AM

    What enormous FUN!!!

How terrific for you to be part of it all!
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KIPPER15 12/7/2011 10:36AM

    Fantastic. So glad you were inculded. Love your blogs. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/7/2011 9:36AM

    How emoticon is that! Very cool that your video was included!

Thank you for sharing! I REALLY want to get some hoops now. I want to be apart of the hula hooping world.

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KIMMARIE11 12/7/2011 9:35AM

    Wow! That was just awesome. It brought tears to my eyes to see people all over the world sharing their experience. Great project. Thank you for noting where you were in the video; it made it more fun to watch when someone you sort of know is putting themselves out there. Excellent job!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/7/2011 9:31AM

    Now this is just fantastic! What an accomplishment! CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 12/7/2011 8:46AM

    emoticon That's all I can say! I was moved to see this all over the world!! I'm speechless! emoticon

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MIKA016 12/7/2011 7:59AM

    Very cool! Hoops around the World!

Love it!

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SHERRYJVP 12/7/2011 7:57AM

    YOU were my favorite. I know you were having the most fun. LEt me know when the new assignment comes out. I might try it next year.

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BABYTUXXY 12/7/2011 7:53AM

    Look at ya'll go! emoticon

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CONRADBURK 12/7/2011 7:49AM

    Wonderful video! Just Awesome! I love the music and the hooping!
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LEXIE63 12/7/2011 5:57AM

    Oh, I did enjoy that! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/7/2011 1:16AM

    It made me cry - I think it is so marvellous that 41 locations all over the wolrd put in that work and made the video. Finland was closest from here - I want to be in it next year...

And yes, Iloved that guy too! And of course you, Audrey and that friend of hers!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 12/7/2011 12:52AM

    Cool! Loved the jester hat you were wearing LOL and Portland Oregon was in it and I live 65 miles south of Portland LOL

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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 12/6/2011 11:07PM

    Woo Hoo! Fantastic Shelli - your tiny group is now world class! Congratulations.


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CHATTIEGIRL 12/6/2011 10:15PM

    Hi Sheili;

I think that is so cool and that the hoops are all over the world. Somethings good never die. I just have to learn again how to use it. lern something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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Wonder Woman Gets Mouse Ears

Saturday, December 03, 2011

I've been reluctant to set a hard and fast deadline for my ultimate weight loss goal. Mostly because that's the surest way to bring back All Or Nothing Girl, who, as you know from past blogs, has been banished (along with Saboteur Shelli) to the Lost Sector on the ruined planet Ryut. Setting a you-must-lose-this-amount-by-this-date goal is like Commissioner Gordon shining the Bat Signal over Gotham. Seriously. All Or Nothing Girl could swoop in and create utter chaos. So far, Slow And Steady SparkShelli (that's a lot of S's on my costume) has been able to use the Power of Woohoo to keep AON Girl at bay during the 5% Challenges. I work my program, lose what I lose and focus on woohoos. I don't usually make the 5%, but it works for me. It makes me a much happier, easier-to-be-around Sparker.

But now I'm compelled to set a date, because I have a specific reason. Wonder Woman is getting mouse ears. See, my ultimate goal is 165, legit size 12. I realize this is the starting point for some people. But for me, this is the size where I feel most like I could fly an invisible plane and go ninja with a boomerang tiara. If you look at my vision collage on my SparkPage, there's a pic of me holding up big pants. That's me at my Wonder Woman size/weight. I need to get there again, so I can do some of the other fun stuff on the collage. I need to be able to take a flying leap and jump through the little hole in the giant Zorb ball. I need to be able to hop into the inflatable kayak without worrying about it either exploding or dipping below the water line. You get the idea.

So yes, I want to be Wonder Woman again. Until now, I haven't felt rushed; I'll get there when I get there. But things have changed. Audrey and I are going to DisneyWorld with some very good friends this August. We're going to be their Ninja Powered Super Nannies and we can't wait. But here's the deal--they're a young, fit, energetic family, (Dad's a SparkDude) with three adorable, young children. The oldest is six and the youngest is a sweet little baby. Did I mention I have teenagers? It's been a long time since I took care of kids that age. I remember what's it like, though. The phrase "constant motion" comes to mind. Keeping track of my kids pretty much involves a lot of driving, texting and dealing with angst. You don't even have to get your heart rate up for that (unless you're in the passenger seat while my son is driving).

Don't get me wrong, I'm not worried about slowing everybody down. These people are framily (friends who feel like family). They wouldn't mind at all. No, my thing is-- I don't want to miss anything. I'm stoked about experiencing the Magic Kingdom with little kids. Mine were much older when we went and my husband and son just aren't Disney people. It wasn't their thing. It was like two Tiggers taking two Eeyores. Wasn't the best fit. But this framily likes to hit the ground running and I want to be right there with them. So, I need to get back to Wonder Woman in time to put on mouse ears. That's about 23 more pounds to lose by August, which should be totally doable, even Slow and Steady SparkShelli-style!

I'm gonna color this in as I progress. I already get to color in 30 lbs. Boo-yah!


I should order this t-shirt and wear it around DisneyWorld. Bwahahaha!

Audrey wanted me to mention that Chubs and Pudding are now on Twitter (chubbsnpuddin) and Facebook (Chubbs and pudding fan club). Humor a rodent, wonít you? lol

Pudding's on the left and Chubs is on the right. Follow da pigz, yo.

  
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ZAZZABEN 12/14/2011 8:04PM

    Awesome. I love the shirt.

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KIN59VARA 12/11/2011 2:45PM

    You can do it!!!

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/9/2011 8:30AM

  Never saw this blog on my feed. I enjoyed the creativity of DisneyWorld and the other parks around it. I am sure the two of you will have a blast and can even pick up some hats for your Vlogs. You are going to hoop yourself down to goal weight, I know it.

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JSPEED4 12/9/2011 1:14AM

    emoticon Size 12 is about my lowest-weight area, too. People tell me to again weight at that size, but I do very well as a 12.

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HHB4181 12/6/2011 9:30PM

    I love Disney. My husband and I went on our honeymoon.
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KLONG8 12/6/2011 6:26PM

    I'm a slow & steady too. I've tried some of the challenges and they don't seem to do anything but make me aware that I'm slow and steady at this. So I'll be watching to see how you do now that you are lighting a fire under Wonder Woman! Keep us posted.

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TEXASFILLY 12/6/2011 5:44PM

    O! I can see you hula hoopin' it up in that shirt, Shelli girl! Go for it! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/6/2011 4:42PM

    Oh, my! You are hysterical! What a fun trip to look forward to!

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TBRANTNER3 12/6/2011 3:09PM

  definitly get the shirt, just to have it!

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HINCTYBEAT 12/6/2011 2:47PM

    YOU better get that shirt!! I love your posts, your style, and your pigs :) I took on the Fall Challenge just because of the vblog that those sneaky (not rodents) lagomorphs nearly hijacked- and I'm so glad!

I'm back for the the Winter Challenge, and really have you to thank for that as well.
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FUNNYSUNNY123 12/6/2011 2:29PM

    I love the pigs! I had a pig. I lost her to cancer.
Good luck reaching your goal. You can do it.

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JAGRIF 12/6/2011 1:34PM

    You can do it!!

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DOODIE59 12/6/2011 1:14PM

    Whew! Just let me finish chuckling here ... ah! OK. Now, you know that if you hit 53 rather than 54 lb down -- that is still a massive victory, right? OK. Good. It's all good. It's fun to have goals -- and you are going to have a riot no matter what you weigh, though I do believe you will be rocking your new numbers in time for the party. With your enthusiasm and positivity, you should shoot for the moon:)

You go, girl --
Deirdre

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ERICACEAE 12/6/2011 10:42AM

    You can totally do it!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 12/6/2011 10:33AM

    It's so important to have goals. I bet this one will do it for you. You've given yourself plenty of time--which is great. When you lose weight slowly, the new style of living becomes more permanent.

One of my goals was to be able to take my grandkids to an amusement park in Kansas City, Mo. It's only about 200 miles from home, and we went there every summer when my own boys were growing up, but the last time I went (2001), I realized I could no longer do it! I just couldn't walk all day and be on my feet, besides I fit in NONE of the rides. So this summer, after losing almost 180 lbs., we went to Kansas City, with son, his wife and our two grandkids. It was a wonderful day, beautiful weather (not too hot!), grandkids LOVED it, and so did I. I walked all day--no problem & I rode almost everything, except a few scary roller coasters, after all I'm 60!

So happy you have found something to work towards, I think it will make all the difference!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 12/6/2011 10:30AM

    It is very doable. Keep moving forward and you will get there.

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ALIENANGEL 12/6/2011 9:18AM

    very cute guinea pigs!

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LAURIE-RN 12/6/2011 7:58AM

    Shelli, you can do this! I am so excited about your upcoming trip to Disney. Your goal is totally doable. What fun you will have toodling around Disney with those in perpetual motion. Awesome!

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 12/6/2011 7:10AM

    Good luck with reaching your goals. All the best - Mark

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INFLATED 12/6/2011 3:32AM

    I have confidence in you. Instead of M-I-C K-E-Y, we will be singing S-H-E L-L-I

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STEFFIROCKSIT 12/6/2011 2:12AM

    Wonderful blog and so much fun to read! You'll do it and you'll rock Disney World, I'm sure!

L.O.V.E. your piggies!

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EDWARDS1411 12/5/2011 9:31PM

    Another great motivating blog!! Slow and steady wins the race, the slower the better. You are doing emoticon!!!

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CARLAH528 12/5/2011 6:36PM

    Slow and Steady is the best way to go. Thats the way I am doing it. Mini goals. 10 lbs at a time. I know you can do it!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/5/2011 10:06AM

    That's a very doable goal! And I certainly know what you mean about keeping up with teenagers (my less than wonderful hike with the high school cross country team did me in) Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 12/5/2011 9:38AM

    What a great motivator - I'd be motivated by that if it was in my future!! Can I come?!?!? jk

I love the comment about heart rate and teenagers - ooooo, I so get that. I swear I burn calories sweating when my dd is behind the wheel! :D

I know you can do this - cause you're as awesome as the pigs!

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JERZGURL_NAN 12/5/2011 8:28AM

    Awesome goal and motivator. My WDW goal this year is to Segue around Epcot in the mornings. I've been over the minimum weight in the past and this year I'll be legal and safe!! WOOHOO - Let's hit Disney Slim together!!! You Go Girl - YOU WILL DO IT!!! Disney is SOOO great!

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DRAGONFLY126 12/4/2011 10:50PM

    I do not know anything about twittering but I'm all over the facebook piggies!!
you are Wonder Spark Shelli you can do it







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WILDASTER 12/4/2011 10:27PM

    Shelli, You will make it because you are so consistent! And I think when you have a real solid date that you are shooting for that you will say yes to a bit more exercise. You will even find that the temptations of goodies are not as appealing. No drastic changes needed you are doing great.

Get the shirt! I think a vlog with the shirt would be fun too!



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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/4/2011 9:24PM

    You can do it, S&SSS! You've already made such amazing progress and been such a fun inspiration to so many of us. Just keep right on doing what you're doing. I look forward to watching Super Woman get color, and I hope you enjoy the anticipation of putting on your mouse ears while wearing size 12s!
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ME_FIRST 12/4/2011 6:49PM

    Years ago my hubby bought me a glass that said "SUPER CHICK" . I'll be her again if you'll be Wonderwoman. We are, we just have to believe it and live it.

Yvonne

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KIPPER15 12/4/2011 12:36PM

    Love the pigs!! You cna make this goal. Keep hooping and laughing and it will happen! emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/4/2011 9:45AM

    LOVE IT!!!!!

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MFLYNN8 12/4/2011 9:06AM

    My family was made at Walt Disney World so now I'm Donald (prone to fits in public), my six year old is Mater (constant motion) and my DH is Scrooge, on Christmas Eve! your goal is totally realistic! Have fun with it!

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PICKIE98 12/4/2011 7:05AM

    Gads, I will be your personal slaves if you take me too!! I hit the ground running at Universal AND Disney world every day for five days! I was way bigger than you, before Sparks I believe..
We did Universal in two days because I had never been.. Did five Disney parks in three days!! Lots of rides we did twice, never sat down except in the ladies room and for 15 minute lunches.
Snap those tights to attention and don that cape proudly: you are going to "hoop"circles around that framily!

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/4/2011 2:35AM

    All-or-nothing-Cecilia in Sweden totally get what you mean... whohoo for the SaSS (Slow and Ateady Shelli)!

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LAURIETAIT 12/4/2011 1:05AM

    "Two Tiggers taking two Eeyores" so funny! I'm sure you can do it. But if you don't quite make your goal weight by the time you go I bet you'll have reached it by the time you get back due to the constant motion. I like the T-shirt.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 12/4/2011 12:53AM

    I love your humor LOL.....your blogs always make me smile!

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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 12/3/2011 11:42PM

    Way to go Wonder Woman. Yeessss! Get the T-shirt to wear everywhere. You are a Legend!

Scootergirl in Oz
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PS. I just became emoticonChubbs and emoticon Pudding's fan number 8! Love it because Pigs Rule!

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CROOKEDLETTER 12/3/2011 11:05PM

    Sounds like fun to be had all around- getting there and going there and being there!

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CHUBRUB3 12/3/2011 10:56PM

    Whoo HOO Shelli!
You will be an awesome SSSS girl. Hope i have enough s's.
Love it!
And will go friend Chubbs n Pudding.
You can do this.
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Angela
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KARIDIAN1 12/3/2011 10:22PM

    You will look great in your mouse ears at any weight. But you can do it! Sounds like a fun trip!

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GUITARWOMAN 12/3/2011 8:09PM

    Very doable, I think. Although I also think you are plenty fit!

Sounds like a great time is to be had at Disneyworld and I wish you success at your stated goal!



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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/3/2011 7:41PM

    You go, Wonder Woman! I know you will do this and have a great time along the way.
The Disney world trip will be so fun. You and Audrey will have a great time.

Pudding and Chubs are cutie pies.

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MOM-MOM8 12/3/2011 7:00PM

    emoticon emoticon vacation opportunity. Go for it. I know emoticon

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TMW54812 12/3/2011 5:37PM

    I applaud your goal but I have to tell you that you appear to already be fit enough to enjoy every moment with the kiddos at Disney. How many grandmas can do what you do with a hula hoop?!
In september , my wife and spent 10 days with our kids( in their 30's) and 2 grandkids, a 3 year old and a 1 year old. We opened to park and closed the park every day. We even dressed up for mickeys ( not so scary) holloween parade. I had lost 60 lbs and worked out at least 7 hours/wk but was still 80 lbs from goal.

We did book the trip 8 months before when I was only 7 weeks into SP,...it was great motivator though!

Carpet diem!

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Clown Car for Hoops Re-do...

Friday, December 02, 2011

Hey guys, bear with me while I geek out a moment. The Godzilla-like audio delay on my video yesterday was making me nuts. I don't want to delete the first blog, I just want to post the video again in a slightly different format, to see if it works. Thanks for being my guinea pigs; you know how I love guinea pigs. :)

ORIGINAL BLOG (good grief Shelli, pull it together) :)
I finally got a chance to report back from my first hoop class. We had SO much fun! I took Audrey, her BFF (Emily) and we met one of my friends and her DD there. Turns out, they cancelled the class at the last minute because the teacher was gone. But all the regular hoopers stayed to hoop, just for fun. The class was a little slice of people pie--all shapes, sizes and different ages. We took our own hoops, (see vlog) but there were plenty there. Somebody plugged in an iPod, cranked up the music and everybody started hooping. There were all different skill levels and everybody was sharing tips and tricks. Hoops were spinning and flying through the air; everybody was laughing and smiling. There was a ton of energy in the room. My friend had never hooped before, but she had a blast. (She ordered her first hoop when she got home.) I was finally able to ask an experienced hooper for help on things that have been stumping me and I was able to share a few tricks too. YouTube tutorials are great, but in-person help makes such a huge difference. Next week is another freestyle class and then the teacher will be back. You can bet I'll be there.

When I got home that night, I thought about what made that evening so much fun. I mean, we were in a gym, sweating up a storm. It was a serious cardio workout. Yet, they had to run us out of there; nobody was ready to stop. That's not normally how I feel about exercise. And then it hit me--when was the last time I was with a group of adults, just to play? No agenda, no competition, no pressure--just pure, joyful play. That's rare! It was like recess, only better, because nobody had cooties. :)

PS: Thanks DAIMERE, for teaching me those behind the back passes. They're fun!

  
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LORIVIOLA 4/24/2014 10:08PM

    i so enjoy your blogs! and today, i especially needed enthusiasm and fun.

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SUNNYWBL 12/12/2011 6:11PM

    What a great workout!
And having fun at the same time? Priceless!

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BABYTUXXY 12/7/2011 8:03AM

    You really should be a personal trainer, after all you just got me to walk an extra 13 minutes watching and reading the blogs you've posted that I have missed (boy I must have been busier than I thought to miss so many of your blogs! emoticon)
Now it's snowing like crazy outside and the sun is finally up so I believe I will go out and build a snowman (yep my own personal adult playtime!)

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 12/7/2011 7:13AM

    i love how you and your daughter enjoy this together!

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HHB4181 12/5/2011 2:06PM

    That sounds like such a good time.

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HUGS2013 12/5/2011 10:00AM

    This was a fun video to watch and I loved the music too! Thanks for sharing. Hoop on! emoticon

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DIRTYBUNNY 12/5/2011 9:33AM

    Very cheery little video!

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SAHARASUE 12/5/2011 7:42AM

    Great video Shelli! I love the new hoop on the elbow trick. And the hoop clown car is great. What video editing software do you use? emoticon

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CAMELSAMBA 12/4/2011 11:03PM

    It's a good thing those aren't anvils you work out with, the way they go flying around! :^)

I was thinking your bug might be the clown car. How do you fit the hoops in there? They seem so big!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/4/2011 10:50PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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BLACKROSE_222 12/4/2011 10:33PM

    That might be your cutest video yet. LOL.

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SHOAPIE 12/4/2011 9:20PM

    You put a big smile on my face again. emoticon

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EMMALEIGHB 12/4/2011 8:19PM

    Yay!!! Another hooper! Loove it!

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GRACEISENUF 12/4/2011 5:17PM

    emoticon enjoyed it ...you 2 sure have fun together!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/4/2011 3:36PM

    Sounds like great fun

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KIPPER15 12/4/2011 12:32PM

    All work and no play makes for a dull life. Thanks for the reminder. Looks like so much fun!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYHENNIG 12/4/2011 11:22AM

  Love your video blogs. You seem to really enjoy life and that is what life is all about! Awesome! emoticon

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EMPTRS 12/4/2011 9:49AM

    What a FUN hobby! That bag is PERFECT for you! Hope you were able to warm up!

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SBNORMAL 12/4/2011 8:44AM

  woohoo

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SBNORMAL 12/4/2011 8:42AM

  SOunds like big fun and good laughs.

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LKMCKEE2008 12/4/2011 7:22AM

    Sounds like a blast! Enjoy these times. You'll never regret them. It's always great having fun exercising. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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145HEALTHY 12/4/2011 4:19AM

    The two of you look like you're having a blast! Thanks for sharing.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/3/2011 12:05PM

    The Circus music sends me. SENDS ME WOMAN!!!!
The house with the green truck in the lane...is itfor sale? How many bedrooms? I need 5 bedrooms....1 full bathroom 1 half, I can work with....just sayin'.....I NEED to move into YOUR neighbourhood. Just sayin'!!
I don't know if your neighbours would be able to handle it, but, I'm ALL over the idea. ALL OVER IT!!!

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MARCH_ 12/3/2011 7:46AM

    "just to play"
You've got me thinkin'...

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LEXIE63 12/3/2011 7:19AM

    Sounds like you had a whale of a time at Hoop Class, even without the teacher. Nice one! :-)

Oooh, and I used to have a car that was that colour. I loved it! Never lost it in a car park! LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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TEXASFILLY 12/3/2011 7:14AM

    Adorable as always! Love your hoopin' and you look MAH~velous, Shelli girl~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/3/2011 7:13AM

    REALLY COOL!!!! THANKS for sharing.
HUGS
Pam

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1BEACHWALKER 12/3/2011 12:57AM

    Hula Hooping is taking over the world! emoticon Good job learning all those tricks! You are looking really great Shelli--getting slimmed down! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 12/2/2011 9:56PM

    You guys are so funny. I loved the music you put with the video. Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for your encouragement! Hoop on! Spark on! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/2/2011 8:40PM

    Wow, that sounds like such a fun class. I may have to put hooping on my to do list.

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RUARUGBYNUT2 12/2/2011 7:38PM

    Love you babe, your such fun & pretty good with the old Hoops!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/2/2011 6:45PM

    You two are more fun than what I could imagine would be a barrel full of monkeys!!
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22JAMIE 12/2/2011 6:14PM

    that's awesome and it's great that you have something to share with your daughter. I bought a hoop after going to a concert and watching this girl do it for the entire thing. I was amazed. The hoop has had more use as a prop in my studio then around my waist sadly to say but your video inspired me to learn a few new tricks Thanks for sharing!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 12/2/2011 2:26PM

    Shelli,

You girls ROCK!
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KAMAPERRY 12/2/2011 2:08PM

    Love your videos! So if I am a guinea pig, am I Chubs or Pudding? emoticon

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CARRIEANNE1027 12/2/2011 12:11PM

    Your videos always make me smile.. You 2 look like you're having the greatest time!

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DAIMERE 12/2/2011 12:05PM

    Welcome! And I didn't even notice the issue with the first post. :P

And I thought I commented last night on my work break but it's not showing up. So I guess not.

What I said last night: I keep meaning to make a hoop hugger. I guess I should before I take my hoops to the high school for their PE classes. But with all that's on my plate, I doubt I will any time soon. That'd involve finding my supplies first!

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CHUBRUB3 12/2/2011 11:56AM

    I agree these moments with your family are so perfect for your treasured memory album.
Your doing awesome!
Hugs,
Angela

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KALISWALKER 12/2/2011 11:38AM

    Hey Shelli, you discovered the secret of success - fun and exercise at the same time!

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/2/2011 11:05AM

  I can just see the two of you driving in your yellow convertible with the top down and the hoops in the backseat standing high in the air. People looking and saying, there goes the Hoop Girls. I bet your local newspaper will be doing an article on the two of you soon.

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INFLATED 12/2/2011 9:48AM

    Whatever you did took out much of the noise of the wind affecting the microphone.

Ditto to what MOMMA_LITTLE said.



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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/2/2011 9:41AM

    WOW! Your video blog is AWESOME! Not only do I notice your amazing ability to do this hooping stuff, there is so much MORE! First of all, your wonderful MOTHERHOOD! What treasured memories you are making with your sweet DAUGHTER! I LOVE it! emoticonThen, you have an amazing talent with the video system, or whatever you call it! emoticonAnd, you are one encouraging SparkFriend! emoticonThank you for everything that you are, because it's a full package of emoticonness!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/2/2011 9:40AM

    Hehe!!!

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    Love it! Your video loaded SUPER fast!!! emoticon

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Clown Car for Hula Hoops & Recess

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I finally got a chance to report back from my first hoop class. We had SO much fun! I took Audrey, her BFF (Emily) and we met one of my friends and her DD there. Turns out, they cancelled the class at the last minute because the teacher was gone. But all the regular hoopers stayed to hoop, just for fun. The class was a little slice of people pie--all shapes, sizes and different ages. We took our own hoops, (see vlog) but there were plenty there. Somebody plugged in an iPod, cranked up the music and everybody started hooping. There were all different skill levels and everybody was sharing tips and tricks. Hoops were spinning and flying through the air; everybody was laughing and smiling. There was a ton of energy in the room. My friend had never hooped before, but she had a blast. (She ordered her first hoop when she got home.) I was finally able to ask an experienced hooper for help on things that have been stumping me and I was able to share a few tricks too. YouTube tutorials are great, but in-person help makes such a huge difference. Next week is another freestyle class and then the teacher will be back. You can bet I'll be there.

When I got home that night, I thought about what made that evening so much fun. I mean, we were in a gym, sweating up a storm. It was a serious cardio workout. Yet, they had to run us out of there; nobody was ready to stop. That's not normally how I feel about exercise. And then it hit me--when was the last time I was with a group of adults, just to play? No agenda, no competition, no pressure--just pure, joyful play. That's rare! It was like recess, only better, because nobody had cooties. :)

PS: Thanks DAIMERE, for teaching me those behind the back passes. They're fun!

(Sorry for the weird, Godzilla audio delay on the video. Not sure what's up with that. I re-posted it in a new vlog and it works now. Video gremlins at work.)
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EMMALEIGHB 12/14/2011 6:20PM

    I want one of those for me! I have a hard time carrying my hoops!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/3/2011 10:50PM

    It's magic!!

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FLMOMX2 12/2/2011 8:27AM

    Looks like SO MUCH fun and a great thing th do with your DD.

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COACH_NICOLE 12/2/2011 8:16AM

    You guys are too cute!

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INFLATED 12/2/2011 12:46AM

    You two are so much fun to watch.

I told my husband about weighted hoops, but I think he is going to buy a food scale for me.

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I like to watch a girl named Rachel Frantz hoop. She does hoop-dancing and is very fast with her moves. She makes it look very sexy too.

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/2/2011 12:16AM

  Playing with adults without cooties! You say it perfectly and in a way we can all understand and envy. None of us should lose the "play" in us but we seem to as life takes over. You remind us that youthful laughter and joy is so important no matter of your chronological age and I so Thank You for that. Audrey was so adorable in this blog. You two are so lucky to have each other and to share this crazy and fun hooping experience. YOU GO GIRLS!

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ELISOS 12/1/2011 11:41PM

    thank you for sharing, it is great to see you having fun. emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 12/1/2011 11:01PM

    How fun to find exercise that you forget it's exercise!! I love that bag, that's pretty cool. I love watching your hoop tricks!

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KMICHA 12/1/2011 10:11PM

    You are great! I vote with Sherryjvp, I'm looking you up and going to class with you. I'll bet "play time" is a blast!!!! You are awesome! You rock it!

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MADKAPKID 12/1/2011 9:57PM

    Shelli...you and Audrey have done it again. I LOVE your blogs! You always leave me smiling. Hve a joy filled day....Karen

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7WORSHIPS 12/1/2011 9:17PM

  Wow - love your blog. You guys make me want to run out and buy a hula hoop to join in the fun. emoticon

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MAGGIENCALI 12/1/2011 9:06PM

    Very, very cool!!! Love this! emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/1/2011 8:32PM

    Very nice new tricks, ladies! I'm glad you had such a great time at your class-turned-recess. emoticon

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VCRUMP11 12/1/2011 8:15PM

    I don't have to tell you you're awesome but - YOU'RE AWESOME! The vlog and the description of the class was so funny and made me feel like I was right there with you. Your daughter is so lucky!

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_JODI404 12/1/2011 7:50PM

    Shelli & Audrey ~~ LOVE your vlog, as always!!!!!

Your class sounds like SO much fun... so glad you found that. Now you have somewhere to play in the winter.. you can't be out there in no coat in the depths of winter...

I found one here to try when I can fit it in. I have a mini cooper, so I got a travel hoop to take with me to the gym...should be here any day! I can't wait!

Your new tricks are awesome, and I love your hoop carrier!! Great find on that!

You know I adore you two!!! Keep the vlogs coming, you are getting serious, serious skillz!!!

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MARTY19 12/1/2011 7:45PM

    You are nuts! I get such a kick out of you blogs and vlogs. Keep them coming!

Marty

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/1/2011 7:10PM

    I LOVE your earrings!!
I want your pants. Those are sexay jeans, Shel!

I LOL'd when you did your first elbow-pop and almost took Audrey out. (sry A...I love ya kid ~ c'mon your face was so priceless!!!!)

That elbow-pop rocks!!!

WOO HOO!! You so rock!
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MOM-MOM8 12/1/2011 7:06PM

    emoticon It is emoticon watching you and your daughter! I smile when I receive the notice that you have posted again. Just the thought of what you might have for us this time. I really enjoy your blogs. emoticon

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SHERRYJVP 12/1/2011 7:01PM

    If I am ever in our area, I am going to let you know and BEG to go with you.

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CHUBRUB3 12/1/2011 6:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Recess!!!!
Hopscotch and Hula Hoops! Too cool.
Glad you had a blast, and LOVE the clown car for hoops.
Hugs,
Angela
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FITFABJENN 12/1/2011 6:39PM

    Playtime for adults. That is such an awesome concept. Love it!

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JOYINKY 12/1/2011 6:30PM

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I'm sooooooo jealous!!! I want an adult recess! Glad you had such a great time and WOW, I love the bag! It's on my to do list now! Wouldn't take me long to make one and it would make them so much more manageable in the house too. Wouldn't freak Sugar out as badly when they start moving around. ;)
I've looked, not seeing anything going on around Lexington with hooping. I'm not much on driving out of town. Maybe when I start hooping at the gym, others will too. Especially if I take all my hoops. But, I gotta tell you it's a challenge to get even one of my big hoops into my car. Need to practice that more too. Love the collapsible! Thanks for sharing Shelli!

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BARRONVC 12/1/2011 6:30PM

    You are HOOPS GONE WILD.....................

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KALISWALKER 12/1/2011 6:29PM

    Educational and fun! You have another fan, my GD Kennedy loved your mother/daughter show.

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A_NEW_JAN 12/1/2011 6:16PM

    What fun!
It was really cold & windy here today. 33 degrees with wind guts over 50 mph, but if I were having that much fun, I would be outside, too!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 12/1/2011 6:04PM

    You guys are so cute! I love the video and your new bag and your new tricks!

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GUITARWOMAN 12/1/2011 6:00PM

    Loved it, especially the no cooties part....

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/1/2011 5:45PM

    How fun!

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LAURALOVESSPARK 12/1/2011 5:41PM

    Looks like so much fun!
Love the way your Daughter and you enjoy each other and hoops!
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KIN59VARA 12/1/2011 5:39PM

    Recess for adults, how cool is that! I love your car, it seems so much like you. Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with us!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/1/2011 5:27PM

    I would LOVE to get involved in something like that! What do I need to do, post a newspaper ad? Who wants to play hula hoops with me in Lubbock, TX? emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 12/1/2011 5:25PM

    Oooophs, I can't access your vlog! emoticon Anyhoo, kudos for you and the others making the most of the instructor not being there and so glad no one had cooties!!!

P.S. The vlog is up and running - yehhhhh! That is a pretty awesome hoop carrier you got there. WTG on the new tricks you learned. Looks like you could be running the class!!!
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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 12/1/2011 5:22PM

    Sounds like so much fun....but I couldn't get the video emoticon

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