I have had a fun weekend! With my 1 year Sparkaversary on Sat. I wanted to do something I do not do very often. The St. Patty's Parade was a blast! Perfect weather & everything! I wore my Sparkpeople headdress I made for the Santa Run & gave out my Spark People cards! I also 'worked' PIPPIN my jester marionette, he weigh 8 lbs.! I found people being SO MUCH more receptive to me, from the last time I did the parade, 2011. I Truly feel it is because of my attitude & weight release. I am getting better feeling at this lower weight! Finally! I have been in parades my entire life. My family started in the Hollywood Lane parade & won many awards over the 18 years. Then I joined a committee in 1989-1997 & performed IN the parade & helped with all the planning. That parade was for Christmas. It started out with about 100 people watching & turned into 10,000 people watching! That is ALLOT of planning! I just love the energy of a parade big or small, everyone is SO happy! Pictures will come when I get them together.... I had several activities going on this weekend.
Then yesterday, I danced in a flash mob! We rehearsed first, then did the actual Flash Mob. 250 minutes, total! Chris Downey suggests we volunteer for 'something'. This is where I volunteer! I'm meeting fun new people & giving back to our community. This was a dance after the wedding ceremony! The bride called for it! We started the dance, right after the kiss! The dance was to FIREWORK, by Katy Perry. I LOVE this song! We were in a garden setting.... SO amazingly beautiful! They even had flamingos, WOW!
Wednesday I am ZUMBING, my regular class in the morning, but a conference for ALS disease, I am helping raise money while I get LOT"S of exercise! I LOVE Zumba! I used to swim & walk, trying to find something to do during the winter season, I learned about ZUMBA, I am having so much fun Zumbing, I think I'll wait till our own pool gets hot enough to swim in. I get more time in swimming, rather than driving & then swimming.
This is my first blog without counting what day I am on, as a Sparker. I'm in maintenance now & I plan on being here the rest of my life! So no need to count the days anymore! I am still tracking food & exercise, always have, always will!
Have you listened to the Spark Radio shows? I just love them! & You, thanks for reading! Have a Sparkling week!
Here I am in 2011 with CROCK. Much heavier!
KRISTIN & I in another St. Pattys Parade 2008
CROCK & I in another parade, 2005, at my 'real' weight!