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Week 5 Late Weigh In-- and LOOK at my pretty Hula Hoop!!

Monday, June 04, 2012

I was out of town so I didn't get to weigh in on Friday. I weighed in yesterday and I was down 3.6 pounds for the week :) yay!

While out of town for the week I walked 3 miles everyday even though there wasn't a fitness center at the hotel! I also stayed within my calories everyday except for one day. I went to the store and stocked the room up with some healthy foods so I wouldn't be tempted to eat out every meal. I also swam some in the pool.

So in the past 25 days I have walked 50+ miles!!!! yay :) I started with one mile and I am now walking 3 miles for 6 days a week.

A few weeks ago I bought my daughter a hula hoop and I fell in love with watching her play with it.. I figured why couldn't I do that?!?!??? So I started looking around Spark People and saw there were Hoop Enthusiasts on here!

I went to a shop that was suggested on one of ANGELWENDYMAMA's blogs.

The hoop is soo pretty! I NEED A LOT OF PRACTICE.. lol. I have only had it for one day.

I can only get it around a few rotations before it falls to the floor. I just keep picking it up and trying again. I am looking on the internet and spark groups for tips. I WILL NOT GIVE UP!


Even though it keeps falling down my heart is still beating out of my chest after a few minutes of trying.

Here is my lovely hoop!



ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh aahhhhhhhhhhhhh so prettyyy



I was hoping to put some pics up I took at the hotel but they are on my husband's laptop still out of town with him.

Here's to a great week Sparkers!
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22CHUNKY 6/11/2012 8:00AM

    VERY PRETTY! Remember: It's not about being GREAT witht he hula hoop. It's about MOVING. I. too, still need LOTS of practice, but it is fun trying. :) Hang in there!!!!

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SHOES17 6/9/2012 9:24PM

    I love it... emoticon

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PEACHELLE 6/9/2012 9:25AM

    50 miles in 25 days! That is so awesome! I love your pretty hoola hoop. Neon yellow and pink are so cool.

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MOMMY2TWO07 6/6/2012 9:52PM

    Where did you get your hoop ? It is so pretty !

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DAZZEEDOO 6/5/2012 4:06PM

    YAY YOU!


3.6 lbs that's so emoticon !!

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Hula hoops are ALOT of work- I bet you are sweating when you're done using it!

Continued SUCCESS!

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CURVYELVIESAYS 6/5/2012 12:31PM

    I won't give you anymore tips except one....go to you tube and you will find a lot of tutorials on hooping. I think you are doing great. It's still a great workout when it falls and you have to pick it up lol. WTG on the walking that is amazing. You rock girlie! Keep up the good work.

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SJKENT1 6/5/2012 10:04AM

    Such a pretty hoop.

Don't give up - you will get the rhythm soon. It really does take a while. Music sure helped me to get the rhythm and made it more fun while I am learning.

Just like AngelWendyMama said - rock back and forth with one foot in front of other. Tap your front foot when you rock forward and don't lean forward, lean back a bit and try to tuck your bottom in - that really helped me

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VALYNN26 6/5/2012 9:55AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! 3.6 lbs is emoticon !! emoticon . And i love your hula hoop. I have had 1 for a couple of years for the kids. And last week I dug it out & decided I was going to try it out..well I need lots of practice!! LOL. I can get it around a couple of times & it falls. I also am determined to re learn the hula hoop. I am not giving up. And YES! Even if it's only a few times around, it still gets the heart going!! Best of luck with the hula hoop & again emoticon !

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HEYITSLISA 6/5/2012 7:22AM

    I love your hoop! I haven't tried one since I was a kid, maybe it's time to try again huh?

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 6/5/2012 2:14AM

    I love your hoop!! Great bright colors! Did you custom order it or was it one she already had complete? Michala did a good job on it! :) Don't forget to tape it closed if you haven't yet - before you lose that bit of tape to seal it with. My first hoop I didn't seal until this week when she sent me another bit of it.. and it kept separating after I'd hoop a few minutes. Remember not to leave it outside to get wet. Did you get sportweight or dance hoop?

Ok, to spin it, put one foot in front of the other and bend your knees a little., hold the hoop against your back, give it a whirl, and rock your weight back and forth forward and back. After you get the rhythm really well, try standing with legs spread hip width apart and rotating hips in a large circle. Also, turn in the direction hoop is spinning to get it to go slower and be able to catch up to the spin a little. If spinning one direction doesn't work, try the other direction. We all have a natural spin that feels better. I can only hoop clockwise so far, but I will get counter-clockwise soon!

Congrats on the 3.6 lbs!! WOOHOO



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ANANDA82 6/4/2012 11:39PM

    3.6?? Great job!! Have fun with your workouts and keep up the good work! emoticon

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JAIRIE813 6/4/2012 11:25PM

    3.6 pounds!!! YAY!!!! emoticon

And I LOVE the hula hoop! I might have to get one of those. I remember having one as a kid and absolutely loved it. I think I still have enough kid in me to do it justice...and girly enough that it has to be pretty! emoticon

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SYCAMOREROSE1 6/4/2012 11:18PM

    I LOVE your pretty Hula Hoop!! Happy Hooping! :)

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