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Kermit the Vlog


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Sunday, May 13, 2012


This is my celebratory, end of Spring challenge, Muppetacular vlog! I love non-scale victories with a passion, so I set non-scale goals, along with the relentless scale goal. This gives me more challenges, more to learn and more to celebrate.

First, the crunchy number stats: My Spring goal was to lose 8 lbs. I lost 7.5. Pretty darn close, so I'm happy with that. My BMI went down 1.44. I lost 1 1/2 inches from my waist and 1/2 inch from my thighs. I went from Obese to Overweight on the Wii Fit scale. My total weight loss is 42.2 lbs. Woo to the HOO.



And now to the fun stuff. I challenged myself to learn the three-beat weave with my mini hoops. This is a pretty tricky move, but I really wanted to learn it. I've shown y'all some of the process. I promised myself that when I learned this, I would choreograph a routine to "The Rainbow Connection" and vlog it. "Rainbow Connection" is in three/four time, so it's perfect for the three-beat weave. Plus, it's the Muppets, so it's awesome. Did I mention that I love the Muppets? Have you seen pics of our hoopatorium? Yes. And I've always been able to relate to this song; I KNOW what Kermit is talking about. So, I re-taped my dayglow green mini hoops (making them even Kermier), bought a new tee, found the perfect pair of Muppety socks, and practiced, practiced, practiced.



Listening to Kermit every day, gave me a lot of time to think about the Muppets. I started thinking about which muppets I most closely related to--Sesame Street and Muppet Show. (Look, we're talking half an hour or more of practicing this song, for several weeks. That's a lot of time to think...) I settled on a combo of Ernie/Grover from Sesame Street and Fozzie/Scooter from Muppet Show. Then I asked my family about their Muppets. Audrey chose a fusion of Big Bird, with a dash of Miss Piggy. My almost 18 yo son laughed and said he had to go with Cookie Monster. Accurate. Hubs sighed and confessed to Oscar the Grouch and Statler/Waldorf (the old, heckler guys in the balcony). You know how opposites attract? True. So, I'm curious. Who's your Muppet? I'd really like to know. I'm weird like that.


Wocka, wocka, wocka!

SparkBuddies are giving me links for Muppet personality tests. Gotta love it! I took this one and ended up as Fozzie.
www.blogthings.com/themu
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DANAPRIME 1/30/2014 8:44PM

    I guess it is better late than never, that was wonderful. It made me feel good inside! I was just going through some old email and found the link to this vlog. Boy am I glad I did!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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WOOFERCOALBOY 4/21/2013 6:44PM

    That song always makes me cry. (In a good way.) emoticon
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IFEOMA4 11/2/2012 12:56PM

  you did great

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DEQUINTA 10/1/2012 8:18PM

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this was an awesome vlog! and you are so talented, ty for sharing!

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DEBIGENE 10/1/2012 8:01PM

    WOW !!!!


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ROJAKHAN 7/4/2012 11:15AM

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NANASAMM 7/3/2012 5:49PM

    You have amazing talent...not just as a hoopster but as a choreographer and entertainer. I loved it!

Took the quiz and I'm a SCOOTER.

Brainy and knowledgeable, you are the perfect sidekick.
You're always willing to lend a helping hand.
In any big event or party, you're the one who keeps things going.
"15 seconds to showtime!"

So, I say..."Let's take this show on the road!"


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LEAN-N-LEXY 6/9/2012 9:42AM

    Lovely routine! I would say I am part Kermit, part Animal.

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LYNETTEMOM 6/6/2012 4:04PM

    you are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent, I love it!

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 6/5/2012 11:40AM

    What a COOL video!! I loved that! I have to say I am a mix of Gonzo and Miss Piggy LOL AWESOME!!

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MARYELLEN301 6/2/2012 5:25PM

    And here I thought I had left "Miss Piggy" behind me, but alas, I still have her personality! Maybe that's not such a bad thing though!
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MYOWNHERO 6/2/2012 2:31PM

    Also..Gonzo. I'm flattered!

"Is something burning in here? Oh, it's just me."
You're a total nutball who will do anything for attention.
The first to take a dare, you'll pull almost any stunt.
You're one weird looking creature, but your chickens don't mind!

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MYOWNHERO 6/2/2012 2:28PM

    It's the green socks that really make your vlog just absolutely perfect.

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INFLATED 6/2/2012 4:07AM

    I am Animal.

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DEEO12 5/31/2012 6:23PM

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 5/31/2012 5:29PM

    Just watched this again.. i love your Kermit the frog hoop taping job and the whole effect with the socks and the shirt - just perfect! You did a fabulous job with this. You are a terrific entertainer, you know. ;)


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LAURIETAIT 5/30/2012 4:53PM

    Turns out I'm Gonzo the Great! Awesome performance Shelli. Love the guest appearance by Miss Piggy.

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ASPENHUGGER 5/28/2012 9:42PM

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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/28/2012 4:46PM

    *F*a*b*u*l*o*u*s*, Shel!
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WOO to the HOO!!

(You'll never guess who they said, "Moi" was...)

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ERIKGN 5/28/2012 12:58PM

  love it. Great!

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SUE_2U 5/27/2012 12:07AM

    Love this! emoticon

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CHOOSE2BELIEVE 5/25/2012 3:06PM

    AWESOME!!

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LUCINDARW 5/25/2012 10:56AM

    All I can say is WOW! What a fantastic job with the hoops I have never seen anything like it. I bet you are a blast to be around daily and enjoy a good joke. Congrats on losing the weight and inches with that routine I can see why you did lose weight. Keep up the good work and I always enjoy your vlogs! Lucinda Oh yeah I identify with kermit/miss piggy mix.

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MCJULIEO 5/24/2012 8:34PM

    And what a beautiful sky to highlight your moves!

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MCJULIEO 5/24/2012 8:16PM

    Muppet Power to the MAX!

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LKMITTENS 5/23/2012 6:03AM

  Wow !watching you with the hoops,You made it look so easy. I went and purchased 2 and gave it a try Much to my surprise hoops were flyby all over the back yard Ha- Ha!! Good cardiovascular ex. Great song and outfit. emoticon

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MARYM1962 5/22/2012 12:15PM

  I have loved Oscar since I was a child (yes I am weird) and I also liked the hecklers on the Muppet Show. Believe it or not "Rainbow Connection" was our Senior Class theme song in high school!

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FUNNYSUNNY123 5/22/2012 9:28AM

    I LOVE The Muppets! (And according to the test, I'm Fonzi.)

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1GODGIRL 5/21/2012 10:24PM

    I loved this vlog. emoticon

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CARDAMOMMA 5/21/2012 6:25PM

    That's just beyond cool!

I'm a kermit fan all the way.

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CHAMILTON50 5/21/2012 6:04PM

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Woo to the Hoo! Good for You! Awesome on your goals!
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SLIMLEAF 5/21/2012 4:33PM

    Absolutely brilliant!

Big emoticon on your weight and inch loss.

And even bigger emoticon for your skilful and graceful hooping display!

You can be really proud of yourself.

And as for your colour co-ordinated socks, hoops and T-shirt, the humour with which you put it all together... truly inspirational. I doubt I'll meet you in person, but it's an honour to know you in SparkLand.

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TEXASFILLY 5/20/2012 12:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Shelli, you ROCK! emoticon BB~

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ALASKASKY 5/20/2012 7:42AM

    Elmo and Miss Piggy are my favorites.

From the test I am Rowlf the Dog. Gotta go back and watch some episodes to remember him.

emoticon on meeting your goals.

This is an awesome routine. It looks like a mix of praise dancing and tai chi. I think this could be an Olympic Sport. You might be headed to Good Morning America.

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/19/2012 8:45PM

    You amaze me. You are SO GOOD with those HOOPS! You have come a LONG WAY BABY!

You are looking great. I'm so Proud of You!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/19/2012 3:07PM

    You are a peach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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GETTHERE7 5/19/2012 2:41PM

  This was amazing. I loved watching the choreography and the technique was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this vlog.

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SHOES17 5/19/2012 1:31PM

    Neat That was fun!! That is so kewl you are amazing!!

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SLJWATTS 5/19/2012 10:03AM

    Fun- I love it... this made me smile- Keep up the good work- I am also working to get out of obese to overweight- what an inspriation to see you do that- it's so good for your health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEESLIM 5/19/2012 3:35AM

  First congratulations on your weightloss....second how innovative, looking good on the hoops.

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DLONGO4 5/18/2012 8:46PM

    I love your sense of humor...keep up the good work...lol

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CATHYG7 5/18/2012 2:36PM

    You are truly amazing! emoticon

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JLPEASE 5/18/2012 11:24AM

    Totally awesome. That looks like a great workout!
According to your Muppet personality test, I am Scooter!
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NHEMBERGER 5/17/2012 12:45PM

    Fozzie's my Bear!
Great blog! Loved it!
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DRAGONFLY126 5/17/2012 12:05PM

    BRAVO!! BRAVO!!! ON COR,ON COR!!! OH YEAH I CAN REPLAY emoticon !!! REALLY GREAT! OH AND I'M A KERMIT. emoticon

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JENNIFERSTAM 5/17/2012 11:30AM

  Fun

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MARYJEANSL 5/17/2012 12:11AM

  Awesome hooping - and I love the song too!

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GRAMMAP1 5/16/2012 11:06PM

    So cute. Who doesn't love the muppets? I know I am from the "sticks", but I never have seen hoola hoops used that way. It looks like fun...and a "work out" too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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