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Overweight? You go, little Wii Me, you go!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This morning, at weigh-in, I moved from obese to overweight. If you've been there, you know this is a victory! I use my Wii as my scale. When I started SP, the little indicator line was about a quarter inch ABOVE the obese scale. Seriously, I kid you not. It was almost off the screen. Poor lil Wii Me; bless her heart. I wish I had taken a screenshot of that starting point, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.

But look at what I saw this morning--



WOO to the HOO!! That's progress, folks.

  
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BRADIA 12/22/2012 11:44AM

    A bit late reading it, but congratulations

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CHARTHESTAR 10/6/2012 8:12PM

    So awesome!

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STINASTEW 6/27/2012 12:04PM

    YAY! Congrats!! :)

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SHERYE 5/4/2012 10:08PM

    What an awesome feeling that must be - I can't wait to experience it tool

((HUGS))...............
..Sherye

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/29/2012 7:19PM

    I love your blog! Congratulations! I can't wait till my little Wii mii is overweight! LOL sounds funny like that :)

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TWEETYKC00 4/26/2012 7:05PM

    What a way to start things out in your now famous career with hooping! I do hope that Audrey does keep it up with you, but you never know.

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DANAK2011 4/22/2012 11:23AM

    Awesome!!

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KBV6N0 4/22/2012 8:42AM

  It's good to hear such great news. You have sparked my memory. I had totally forgot about my WII me. I'm planning to start using her again. Keep up the good work emoticon

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DOBIE76 4/21/2012 5:23PM

    This makes me want to go visit my little Wii me. I want to feel that feeling too. I haven't been using my Wii as scale so I have not seen her in months. I bet she misses me :-)

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GLOWBEETLE 4/19/2012 7:29PM

  I completely can relate! Your blog made me laugh :) Every day I get on the Wii and my line zings right to the tippy top of the obese. You are an inspiration to me as I try to bring my little weight tracker line anywhere nearer to where I should be. I can't wait until I can create a post as fantastic as yours!

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WARRIOR177 4/19/2012 6:57PM

  I am so very proud of you, I know exactly how important this is. I remember my distress when I made my mii and her shirt pulled up, that little mii is kind of cruel at times. I look forward to my mii getting under the obese category. Thank you again. Keep up the good work.

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BANDMOM2012 4/19/2012 1:20PM

    Amazing!!!

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DOLLBABY3892 4/19/2012 11:34AM

    That's awesome! Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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ERICADAWN1986 4/19/2012 11:07AM

    Love this! Congrats!

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IGSBETH 4/18/2012 8:38PM

    Yay!

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JANET1012 4/18/2012 8:29PM

    Great job!! I am about to start with my WiiFit. I have made my mii and was startled when "she" ballooned up when my weight was recorded! I will do a screen shot of mine so I can look forward to getting one like you have now. Good job! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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EMILYJEN 4/18/2012 8:24PM

    Congrats!!! Thanks for the reminder. I haven't used my Wii Fit in months. I need to get back to it. That is a HUGE accomplishment! I know mine moves very slowly. You deserve to be proud!

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YJNANA 4/18/2012 7:39PM

    Congrats You Lil Wii is Cute :)
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PEANUT883 4/18/2012 5:57PM

  That is so ridiculously amazing!
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    emoticon Well done :-)

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CSKIMM 4/18/2012 2:31PM

  That is great! I really need to get back to my Wii I miss my hula hoop and the advance step program.Keep up the good work!


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FISH5TRISH 4/18/2012 2:26PM

    HOORAY!!! I am almost there myself. My little Wii is at 30.09. I'm so close, but still feel so far. This helps me to be motivated.

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BALTIC_GODDESS 4/18/2012 1:55PM

    Go on with your bad (Wii me) self!!! emoticon

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SYZYGY922 4/18/2012 11:48AM

    Congratulations!

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IMIN2GENES 4/18/2012 11:31AM

    Congrats! I'm just waiting for that moment. At least I'm closer now than I was... I can hardly wait!
Chris
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LEXIE63 4/18/2012 10:07AM

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I am so pleased for you. Those Wii victories are a delight to the senses. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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YULLABELLE 4/18/2012 9:18AM

    You are doing wonderful. Keep up the excellent work. emoticon emoticon

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POPCORNCARLA 4/18/2012 9:08AM

  OMG... such a simple blog nearly brought a tear to my eye. My little Wii character looks exactly like this, even down to the glasses and shirt color. I remember that same joyous feeling as she moved down but then I got discouraged when I hit a plateau. When your Wii character sighs when you get on the fit board it's a little discouraging.
I am so glad that she moved down for you. I should probably try again.

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JA1ROOMSCHOOL 4/18/2012 8:37AM

  Way to go girl! Keep up the great work...which reminds me. I should do my Wii this morning too!

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BUFFALOKAY 4/18/2012 8:28AM

    emoticon Cheering along with you!

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MISSYMOOSE71 4/18/2012 7:11AM

    Hooray for you!!!! That is a huge victory!! Thanks to SP, I've had that moment too! And I'm dangerously close to reaching "normal". It is so exciting to see changes. Congratulations!!

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CAROLZ1967 4/18/2012 7:06AM

    I do love that about the Wii!! It reminds me that I must start using that again as I really enjoy the activities on it. Congrats!! How amazing you must feel! And don't let that feeling go....it is a big part of what can help keep us motivate along our journey.

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SARAHBACKTO52KG 4/18/2012 12:57AM

    Brilliant!!!

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REEBADABEEBOOS 4/18/2012 12:41AM

    That's amazing progress! I can't wait to be there.

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1849HOPPY 4/17/2012 11:37PM

    YIPPEE!!!!! emoticon

Hugs, Hoppy

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CREECE1 4/17/2012 10:27PM

    Way to go. I wish now I had a wii. I think that should be my next goal.
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KAKLUCK 4/17/2012 9:19PM

    That's awesome! I never thought I'd be excited to be overweight but the day it happened I was thrilled!

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MIRABENTE 4/17/2012 8:33PM

    I know the feeling!! The one day I got on the wii and the little scale guy said "that's over weight" I jumped for joy! I was like finally!! Haven't gotten on the will scale lately. Maybe I'll check him out this weekend.

CONGRATS!!!

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"Glad You Came" hOOp challenge

Monday, April 09, 2012


Several weeks ago, the fab leader of the Hula Hoop All Stars Team, DAIMERE, issued a challenge. Everybody was supposed to tape themselves hooping to the same song and post a video. The rules were, we weren't supposed to watch anybody else's until we posted our own. So...it took us a while, but we FINALLY managed to tape ours today. It was an extremely blustery day and yes, Gunner managed another random walk-on.

Side note about Gunner, the anti-hoop dog: This time, he wanders on while Audrey's doing some fierce can-can kicks, appears to get clipped on the head, looks at the camera and nonchalantly wanders off again. Here's the weird thing-- We NEVER notice he's in the video. Never. Ever. We're so focused on hooping, we just don't see him. Audrey said it's like those photos people take, have developed, and then see a ghost in them. LOL. Ooooooh, ghosty hoop dog.

We had fun with this one, even though we almost blew away. Now we get to go watch everybody else's. WooHoop!

  
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KATIWONT 4/20/2012 9:00PM

    Great job!! My dog liked this, too---she got HER exercise looking for the doggy barking!

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  It's nice to see a mom doing stuff with her daughter. You both did a great job. emoticon

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MONALISA49 4/17/2012 9:49PM

    You are always alot of fun. You and your daughter are getting pretty tricky too! emoticon

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SCHNEBL 4/16/2012 9:26PM

    This is fabulous! Ghostly hoop dog and all! :)

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NAVYMOM133 4/16/2012 8:30AM

    Great hooping, gals!!!!

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A_NEW_JAN 4/16/2012 8:00AM

    emoticon You're both getting realy good at this!

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LUCYLIN101 4/15/2012 9:45PM

    You are amazing!!!! emoticon

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TABIKAT1969 4/15/2012 11:26AM

  You gals rock!!

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 4/15/2012 8:46AM

    LOL, I agree with Laurie, you should get Gunner a hoop like you have for Chubbs :D
You guys totally rocked this video!!! Awesome!!!!!
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I'm thinking I definately have to work on my hooping, lol :D

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JERSYGRL 4/14/2012 7:09PM

    Fabulous! Onto Broadway next! Thanks for sharing. Carol

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    Great, as usual :-) emoticon emoticon

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REEBADABEEBOOS 4/13/2012 7:18PM

    Audrey's can-can and your knee hooping? AMAZING!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/13/2012 6:45AM

    Awesome! Looks like you had a BLAST! Keep up the good job!

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QSULLIVAN 4/12/2012 3:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon my hooping sheroes, as usual!

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FIDDLEMOM 4/12/2012 11:57AM

    Awesome as always! emoticon emoticon

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    Too cool! emoticon

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LISALGB 4/12/2012 9:27AM

    That was fantastic!! You girls are awesome!!

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LADYGLAMOUR 4/12/2012 6:45AM

  Sensational stuff - as ever!
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LAURIETAIT 4/11/2012 5:05PM

    Awesome vlog. Geat choreography. I love the way Gunner is barking in the background the whole time and then plays Mr. Cool everytime he strolls through the frame. I don't think he objects to hoops and hooping as much as he objects to not being the center of attention. I'd tell him to get a hoop or get his own gig. I'm picturing doggy poi. lol

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/11/2012 10:33AM

    Wow! That was some amazing choreography! Your moves and the shooting of the video were so in sync, so perfect, it is hard to believe that is 'homemade'. If you have not uploaded this to youtube, I wish you would. I would share it with my nieces and ask them to consider how we might make a hoop video or something similar one day. Plus, it shows how much fun exercise can be and that you don't have to go to a gym to get a great workout. Fantastic production!!

I ENJOYED every minute of it!

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QUEENMOXIE 4/11/2012 9:01AM

    Loved it.....I think that it is wonderful that your daughter does this with you! You guys are so talented! Love the dog.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 4/11/2012 8:26AM

    Oh WOW Shelli and Audrey - your hooping skills are really tricking along nicely!

You both are also looking heaps thinner.

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NANHBH 4/11/2012 12:38AM

    You ladies are amazing! Do you have two video cameras going from different angles? I'm wondering how the dog barking isn't interrupted, yet you change from one camera angle to another with such ease. Ah, to be so talented with a video camera!
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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 4/10/2012 11:13PM

    I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy your hooping videos! You two have mad hooping skills! I've been curious to know how you got into it? I was never good at hooping as a child, but it looks so fun when you do it! How did it all begin?

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/10/2012 9:21PM

    Hooptastic, as always!

Glad Gunner is ok.



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BLUE_KARMA 4/10/2012 9:14PM

    Okay, now my dogs are totally jealous. They want to be hoop stars, too!!!! Pache (see icon) could hoop with a half-pint canning ring
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TEDYBEAR2838 4/10/2012 5:40PM

    I would be TOTALLY DIZZY!~

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PICKIE98 4/10/2012 2:57PM

    Nah, Gunner was not as close as you think to Audrey,, he saw the twirling hoop and turned away, smart hoop-doggie!!!

You were really spinning fast in the back there!! Were you dizzy?? Grat job ladies!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 4/10/2012 1:42PM

    emoticon You've got you some S M O O O O O O O TH moves there, momma!!!!! emoticon emoticon Hoop queen!!! emoticon DD does a right fine job, too and did you notice that at least towards the end of the routine, Gunner was barking in time with the music!!! Oh yeah!!! What a talented family!!! emoticon

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ELLFIN3 4/10/2012 1:22PM

    emoticon Spaktastic!!!!!!!!!!!

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KALLIOPE_CATES 4/10/2012 1:06PM

    awesome!!! you guys look like you have so much fun in every video!!!!! excellent production value as well, lol! im going to upload mine this afternoon, now that i know it takes hours

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CHUBRUB3 4/10/2012 12:59PM

    Great job!
You both are improving!
Where do you get your hoops? Do you know if I can get them shipped to Canada? I t hink I want to try it.
Love your routine and Gunner's contributions.
Hugs,
AngelaR>

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TRULYVISIBLE 4/10/2012 11:55AM

  Really good! With each video you can see the vast improvements in the skills you are both acquiring. I think Gunner was just jealous of the air time Chubbs and Pudding got and wanted his own. I think Gunner was thinking, I can't hoop but hear me sing!

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MEDDYPEDDY 4/10/2012 10:45AM

    Wow ĖAND†two cameras! Really professional, and the anti hoop dog is the icing of the cake! emoticon emoticon

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CONRADBURK 4/10/2012 10:18AM

    That looked like fun! Thanks for sharing.
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I think your pup wants to learn to hoop! Either that or he wants to be a movie star!


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CHANGINGSAM 4/10/2012 10:13AM

    You two did great! I loved it!

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ZIRCADIA 4/10/2012 9:24AM

    WOOFWOOF!

That's how I say, I like it! This was a hooping EXTRAVAGANZA -- so many hoops, lots of action, speedy hooping, and who to watch, you or your dance partner??? :) Love it!

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CARRIEANNE1027 4/10/2012 9:00AM

    You two are just awesome!! No other words.. just Awesome!

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CBRIGGS1956 4/10/2012 8:39AM

    Great job I especially like the fancy leg work.

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MOM-MOM8 4/10/2012 7:42AM

    Great job!

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PEGGYO 4/10/2012 7:24AM

    Great!!

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123ELAINE456 4/10/2012 7:14AM

  Fantastic VBlog. Love the Hula Hoop Show. Gunner wanted to get into the show too. Good for him. Keep on doing what you are doing. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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MARTY19 4/10/2012 7:00AM

    You certainly were focused. LOL! I tried hooping last week with my students. Gave them quite a chuckle.

Marty

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Sharing the Progress!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

So, my iMac is back up and running (for now, fingers and toes crossed). So many things happened that I missed vlogging about. The biggest was hitting my Day 366 in my exercise streak. WOOHOO! I SO wanted to share a Leap Year of Streaking vlog, but I guess it will come a little late, say Day 372 or something like that.

In the meantime, I wanted to show that I'm making progress on that 3 Beat Weave. My hoop instructor was right. Learning the poi first, helped me understand how to transfer that to hoops. I've been practicing like crazy! I have a lot more practicing to do, but I'm making progress. PLUS, I break in my new Kermit minis. Yippity skippity!

Anyway-- not an earth-shattering vlog, not particularly entertaining, but all part of sharing the process.
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LISAOKC 7/21/2012 11:18PM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/18/2012 9:13AM

    Awesome job!

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    Seriously fun! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GREENMAN71 4/13/2012 8:34AM

    Awesome!

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WELSTEACH 4/11/2012 11:09AM

    366! I'm so proud, you would have thought I did it ;0)

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NANHBH 4/9/2012 6:06PM

    Great job! No premature WOO HOO! You deserve a WOO HOO!
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ANIMAL_L0VER 4/9/2012 2:42PM

    You are ROCKING those hoops! Keep on practicing and in no time it'll be a breeze! Woohoo!!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 4/9/2012 1:18PM

    You NEVER cease to amaze me! So, YOU know how much you need to practice, but it looks pretty emoticon to MY eyes!!! emoticon Love watching your progress!!! emoticon

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JERZEYFRESH 4/9/2012 11:38AM

    Mostmom, I love your hooping info and I am so inspired to take it up!! And I notice you were wearing a TRAIN tee - isn't Pat Monaghan just to die for??? Keep up the great work! emoticon

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DRAGONFLY02 4/9/2012 10:02AM

    Awesome job!

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INFLATED 4/9/2012 10:02AM

    If I tried that, I might send my glasses into outer space. It looks hard, but you did it well.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/9/2012 10:01AM

    WITHOUT COUNTING with the poi!!
I ROFL when Audrey showed off her nails...OH DIVA!!! LOVE YA GIRL!!! LOVE YA!!!
Oh Gunner. Oh my word!! I almost DIED, DUDE!!! Do you have a death wish walking in front of the SPARKninja?! What gives poochie?!
2:41~Glo-in-the-dark, You wicked woman, you are just making me insanely JEALOUS. J*E*A*L*O*U*S!
3:09 Audrey, I hear you on the trampoline...
"Premature Woo Hoo" made me blush. Do they have meds for that?
SHARE it!! (The progress - not the meds) WOO HOO!!!!


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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/9/2012 8:28AM

    emoticon great job!

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REEBADABEEBOOS 4/9/2012 12:27AM

    *CLAPPING* You so got it!

My hubby watched this video with me... he loves your comments at the bottom of the screen.

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LAURIETAIT 4/8/2012 11:42PM

    Love:
a) your T-shirt (was that a not so subliminal message for us all)
b) Audrey's nails (I like mine to be similar too but not matchy matchy)
c) the way your dog casually sneaks his way into your vlogs - what a ham
d) the new hoops - spiffy
e) your skills - you rule!
Advice:
a) if you get a black light don't forget to dip the poi in some dayglo paint
b) don't ever stop vlogging - all of sparkdom will riot

Happy Easter
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CHUBRUB3 4/8/2012 10:59PM

    Yeah Shelli!!!
HAPPY EASTER!

you are doing great with the poi. I would have black eyes by now.

Audrey love your nails and toes! Cute!

Love your dog; the birds singing and all the GREEN! I want GREEN! Canada you know...

I can see you getting black lights now...what does your DH think of all this? How about your DS?

Glad you took up hooping and not skateboarding like my cousin...yeah....umm...not good.
But who am I to talk? I am trying kickboxing. LOL!

Great progress,
Hugs,
Angela
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AMBER281 4/8/2012 9:21PM

    That was so interesting and neat to watch.
Thanks for sharing!

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FEISTYOWL 4/8/2012 9:12PM

    That looks pretty cool. I liked the look at the bigger hoops spinning, it was pretty.

I think you need to get a black light!! That would super cool to see those spinning in black light and glowing!!

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CARRIEANNE1027 4/8/2012 9:05PM

    You're doing great! I wish I had your coordination.. lol.

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/8/2012 8:41PM

    You really do look like a ninja! Keep up the great work!

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MOM-MOM8 4/8/2012 8:20PM

    emoticon Your sure are progressing well. Keep up the emoticon work. Practice does make perfect! Happy Easter! emoticon

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CONRADBURK 4/8/2012 5:37PM

    Wow! You have very good coordination! Thanks for sharing.
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    Such progress emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 4/8/2012 4:32PM

    First of all, Audrey's nails are pretty, I love that color..
Second, I think a black patio light is in order for those balmy, Ohio evenings when you and Audrey decide to go vampire hooping.
Third of all, there is a really cool effect when you use the 24 inch hoops.
In case you did not see it, when you are spinning them, there is an optical illusion that there are four hoops spinning really, really fast!!!
also, I started clapping when you did the transfer with all the hoops!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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VALEASTER 4/8/2012 4:22PM

    Awesome job, thanks for sharing, Happy Easter:)

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LGAR519 4/8/2012 4:06PM

    Happy Easter!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/8/2012 2:01PM

    Practice makes perfect in all things! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 4/8/2012 12:27PM

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DEEGIRL50 4/8/2012 12:06PM

    Extra exercise chasing the hoop down! Spark Ninja! emoticon

Love your daughter's contribution to the Vlog.
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_JODI404 4/8/2012 12:00PM

    THAT is A W E S O M E progress!!!!

Looking great... you did really great with each hoop size. I love your Kermit hoops! Black light will be a future requirement at the hoopatorium, I'm sure! ;)

Congrats on rocking this move!!! Way to Go!!!

Thanks for sharing the process, it is always fun to see & cheer you on!

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TX_WILDHEART 4/8/2012 11:53AM

    you always make me giggle... and ever the momma... they come out and start talking to you when you are trying to do your vlog. Too funny! She's so cute tho! Im jealous.. My nails match .. uhh nuttin!

You are making great progess! Color me impressed!


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1CRAZYDOG 4/8/2012 11:20AM

    Wishing you a hoop-tacular Easter (to your family too -- including little Chubbs and Pudding!)

LOVE the progress.

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TWEETYKC00 4/8/2012 10:21AM

    Whoohoo, good progress! Love the updates.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/8/2012 10:14AM

    You are so AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Easter

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SHEENADEE 4/8/2012 10:14AM

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MARTY19 4/8/2012 9:38AM

    emoticon You are amazing.

Marty

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ILOVEJIM851991 4/8/2012 9:11AM

    very good I'm impressed emoticon

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LRK4CHRIST 4/8/2012 8:39AM

    One step at a time. Good for u. Keep moving forward!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 4/8/2012 8:16AM

    Looks like a ton of fun!!
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STEADFASTNSEE 4/8/2012 8:03AM

  You say the smaller the hoops the harder? You looked more in control with the smaller ones! (the kermit ones ROCKED!) HUGS

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PEGGYO 4/8/2012 7:57AM

    way cool

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/8/2012 7:31AM

    Everything you post is entertaining, Shelli. No need to worry about that! Great job on your three beat weaves!

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JOYINKY 4/8/2012 7:15AM

    Fantastic Shelli! Thanks for sharing!

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MAGGIE101857 4/8/2012 6:58AM

    You make it look easy! I'm excited when I can keep it moving around my waist!!! Can't wait to see the progress, but this was amazing already!!!

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LEXIE63 4/8/2012 5:40AM

    emoticon Good to see you are still having so much fun with the hoops. :-)

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

(Posting this again, to see if it clears up the Godzilla audio-sync issue. Begone, SparkGremlin!)

I donít think Iíve had this much fun during spring, since I was a kid. SparkPeople must be the fountain of youth. And boy, do hoopers need spring! For the safety of our loved ones, pets, ceiling fans, light fixtures and various household items, we need to be hooping outdoors. One of my spring goals is to learn the 3 Beat Weave. Iíve been trying to wrap my head around it for a while now. Today, I had a mini breakthrough. One step closer...

(sorry for the wind noise, should've turned on the attenuator--my bad)

  
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CODYG123 4/17/2012 1:24PM

    Thanks for the fun. Take care.

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WINNIE1978 4/15/2012 7:25PM

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QSULLIVAN 4/12/2012 3:54PM

    Hey, your fake poi bruises go along with my karate bruises! Ever find yourself saying, "No, really, I bruised myself trying to pretend I was 20!" emoticon

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GREENMAN71 4/11/2012 10:07PM

    I really need to set aside some time to go through all of your blogs sometime. So much good stuff!! BTW - Mason and I ordered some poi last year, and they HURT too! Thinking about digging them out and putting some tennis balls in there...

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MARYELLEN301 4/9/2012 2:30PM

    A HOOP INSTRUCTOR??! First time I heard there was even such a person! Sounds like someone for the old "What's My Line" show!

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JEWITCH 4/9/2012 1:16PM

    Ahhhh! Another great video. You always bring a smile to my face with your videos. Thanks for sharing and bring a lighter side to exercising.

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REJ7777 4/7/2012 10:29PM

    I sure did enjoy watching that! emoticon emoticon

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35ANGELS 4/7/2012 8:46PM

    That looks like it takes too much concentration!

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MIPCY1 4/6/2012 2:37PM

    Oh wow. You have way more coordination than I do! I probably would be all black and blue by the time I had that figured out! I love watching your videos because you make everything you do fun! (Definitely something I need to try myself).

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TX_WILDHEART 4/6/2012 11:32AM

    First all all - THANK YOU! You made me giggle this morning - and Im just super uber impressed. Thats got to be an ubber tough arm workout... dodging flying hard balls! I enjoyed your comment about sharing the journey and the challenges. Cuz its not like we dont have enuff of those - Right?

Keep it up hula sistah!

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LADYGLAMOUR 4/6/2012 4:00AM

  Oh how I wish I knew you for real Shelli! You make everything such fun!!
I still haven't even learnt to hoop properly yet (yes, really!). Think I'll have another try over the weekend as it's something I've always wanted to do.
Have a great Easter
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PEPIPOI 4/6/2012 1:17AM

    It's always good to share. emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/5/2012 7:19PM

  I saw this the other day, and it loos like your having FUN. Good for you!!
We all know that a person is more likely to stay on track when they aren't bored.Must of us could benefit by acting childlike, because that usually means passion and excitement. emoticon emoticon

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BLUE_KARMA 4/5/2012 12:12PM

    OMG, I love you, girl! You are full of spit and vinegar and self-determination, just the way a fun gal should be! Thanks for sharing.
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BSEANACAIN 4/5/2012 10:49AM

    wow

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BRENDAF761 4/5/2012 7:28AM

    Thanks for sharing your fun idea for exercise! emoticon

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RIKKI572 4/4/2012 11:12PM

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JOYINKY 4/4/2012 9:38PM

    Fantastic Shelli! I almost missed this; wonder why? Should have been in my mailbox when I got home from vacation. You are so much fun! Your skills are really moving along and you never fail to make me smile when you share your experience. You're REAL girl! You also make my face hurt from smiling! Nice to kinda finally know what poi is too. Keep 'em coming! Hugs and Smiles.

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LIZAPO 4/4/2012 8:41PM

  You are a Hoot! Thanks for brightening my day emoticon

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KALLIOPE_CATES 4/4/2012 4:14PM

    i cant wait till you can do it with hoops, i didnt know there was a three beat, i cant do two at all!!!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/4/2012 10:39AM

    You are sure making me smile on my journey! Thank you:)

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 4/4/2012 8:41AM

    Awesome FUN Shelli!

Spark on! emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 4/4/2012 6:18AM

  GREAT! emoticon

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KIPPER15 4/3/2012 8:04PM

    Sticking your tongue out always helps, so does counting. Love the vlog. emoticon emoticon

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DINGALLSTOO 4/3/2012 6:03PM

    Looks like fun, keep up the good work

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GUITARWOMAN 4/3/2012 5:09PM

    Fabulous, you look very coordianted and quite graceful!

I am still hooping, have worked myself up to five minutes.

It is a cardio challenge for sure, and I think it is doing my waist a world of good!

I hoop in the basement and one time whacked my old and trusty VCR hard enough to re-set it. Oops. I can see what you mean about ceiling fans, etc.!




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VEGANVICTORY 4/3/2012 2:58PM

    I want to try hooping! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun when they are hooping. Thanks for posting this video.

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CLOVER2 4/3/2012 1:17PM

    You always make me smile! I just don't know though, part of my learning process here is how VERY bad I am at choreographed movements, I can't seem to make my feet and my arms do two different things at the same time. One or the other, but not both! I watch you and feel total awe! You are emoticon

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NYMORNINGGLORY 4/3/2012 1:09PM

    You just have so much fun! Thanks for making me smile! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/3/2012 11:20AM

    You are simply emoticon !!! I really must salute you!! Wish I had your "stick to it-tiveness"!!! Hoop on and SPark on, my friend!!! emoticon

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WENDENANNIE 4/3/2012 10:48AM

    Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing...love your videos!

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A_NEW_JAN 4/3/2012 7:57AM

    It's all about the process - with hoops & with weight loss. You'll get there...we'll all get there (I hope). Love that you are sharing the process with all of us.

Can't wait until you hoop with fire - I bet you'll go viral on YouTube!

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DAIMERE 4/3/2012 6:36AM

    It does look like the three beat weave to me. I use rice in my poi. Much softer. When I do with with hoops, I have to switch my hands to have one of the hoops rolling on my thumb during the passing around. I can't do it on my left side with hoops and barely on my left side in poi.

(And I totally didn't get an email about you commenting my page about it. Sorry!)

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SBNORMAL 4/3/2012 5:11AM

  HOOOP!

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BRONNYPIGZ 4/3/2012 2:28AM

    I love your blogs. I actually took my daughter's hoop outside yesterday and gave it a go. Nope. still can't get it to spin around the waist. No idea where I am going wrong. I've never been able to do it.

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CICELY360 4/2/2012 11:49PM

  Good video.

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KARIDIAN1 4/2/2012 9:58PM

    Love the video. You are a natural on camera. When will your start practicing with fire?

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MYADOG1 4/2/2012 8:24PM

    I agree spring is the season for hooping. My hoop is too big for the kitchen. I am super impressed with the homemade practice goodies and all the spinning and twirling!!!!!
Hope their aren't too many bruises....post a pic of your new hoops.
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LIVING4HIM_INWI 4/2/2012 8:15PM

    Sounds like you can spend a lot of money on all the different hoops and training things! Like anything else, it can be an addiction, but part of the fun is all the challenges!!! Keep it up, you are doing great!!!!

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GREEKGODDESS19 4/2/2012 7:35PM

    you are FANTASTIC and absolutely adorable. i love this video and your process!
keep at it and when you get it i want another video!

i also want to see a picture of your new twin hoops!!

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SLIMLEAF 4/2/2012 3:59PM

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing your video when you've mastered it with hoops! emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 4/2/2012 3:46PM

    I'm glad you had a fun and productive spring break. You accomplished far more than I did during the break. I t would be hard not to surpass my accomplishments. I did diddly squat!


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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/2/2012 2:14PM

    Wow! You did great. Only a matter of time my friend, only a matter of time.

Um, what's a attenuator? LOL

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/2/2012 1:33PM

    Love it!
Make sure you do this - emoticon - once you start spinning fire so that you won't have to stop, drop, and roll!

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MOMMY445 4/2/2012 1:00PM

    you are such a fun and open person! thanks so much for sharing! you made my day!

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THEEASYKILL30 4/2/2012 12:06PM

    When you are ready to spin fire, please POST. That would look awesome!

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Sharing the Process

Sunday, April 01, 2012

UGH, DON'T WATCH THIS VLOG--WATCH THE ONE I REPOSTED. THIS ONE HAS GODZILLA AUDIO SYNC ISSUES. Drives the geek in me, crazy.

I donít think Iíve had this much fun during spring, since I was a kid. SparkPeople must be the fountain of youth. And boy, do hoopers need spring! For the safety of our loved ones, pets, ceiling fans, light fixtures and various household items, we need to be hooping outdoors. One of my spring goals is to learn the 3 Beat Weave. Iíve been trying to wrap my head around it for a while now. Today, I had a mini breakthrough. One step closer...
(sorry for the wind noise, should've turned on the attenuator-my bad)

  
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WALLINMW 4/16/2012 9:04AM

  Snack smart!

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-CHERYL 4/6/2012 9:55AM

    Godzilla! LOL Yeah sounds and mouth movement are off but the visual is really cool with the swinging socks!

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PICKIE98 4/2/2012 4:54PM

    WOW!! When you show a lateral view with your hippy-dippy socks, the image does not even look real,,it looks like an audiometrer or a moog!!!

You are doing great!!

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ANNEMAC5 4/2/2012 2:08AM

    You do make it look such fun, feel the need to get some socks and balls to play with. I love the fact that you share your learning and do not just show us when it is perfect, just like our sparks journey. Keep hooping,
Anne :)

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BIGGEEKDAD 4/1/2012 8:43PM

    Very cool. Heck with hoops, you should start practicing with nun-chucks!
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KAYTIE22 4/1/2012 8:27PM

    Another winner! emoticon You are definitely ready to take your act on the road. Thanks always for your entertainment, inspiration and for getting me to the point that I am definitely going to buy a hoop or two.

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PINKFZZYSLIPPRS 4/1/2012 8:18PM

  This is the coolest thing!! Looks like so much fun!

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CARRIEANNE1027 4/1/2012 8:13PM

    Ok I'm gonna say it because somebody has to.. . You knocked my socks off with that one! Lol.. Looks like fun :) Thanks for sharing the process.. I'm looking forward to the flaming poi!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/1/2012 8:10PM

    I.Must.Learn.To.Do.This!!!
SO *N*I*N*J*A*!!!
You were watching my vlog while this one was uploading weren't you? I'm thinkin' that's where the SparkGremlins snuck in. It's just a theory, but, I'm thinkin' that's what's goin' on with the Godzilla sync.
OH MY WORD, Shel ~ the Sock Poi! WAY ROCK STAR!! *R*O*C*K*S*T*A*R* on fire! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cool on fire. FLAME ON!
Spin fire! Spin fire! Spin fire!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/1/2012 8:09PM

    emoticonHow fun. There are SO many things to learn. You are fast with those socks. You could knock someone out in an emergency. emoticon It is even more neat that your daughter gets to go on this learning journey with you.

I took a picture of my hoop like you asked. It is in my gallery. There is also a blog of me hooping but it aint pretty. It is a DPF. emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 4/1/2012 8:00PM

    I am overwhelmed! This is the next big Olympic event, I think! Synchronized Hooping!!

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MOSTMOM1 4/1/2012 7:59PM

    Aaaargh!! Godzilla audio sync thing. What the heck?? SparkGremlins?

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/1/2012 7:34PM

    We need a 'twiddling thumbs' dude, for times like this...

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/1/2012 7:30PM

    Sweet Lord, please do not let it snow for a third day in a row...I need to play with my hoop before I get grounded (again) for taking out the chandelier. Amen"

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/1/2012 7:24PM

    You're killin' me, "Hold on. Your video is almost available.
" A.K.A. "Liz, we have plans of making you die of curiousity, muhahahaha...."

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