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A fabulous weekend of dancing & Promoting SparkPeople 'parading' with PIPPIN!

Monday, March 18, 2013

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!

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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!
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MOTLORAC 3/20/2013 12:49AM

    Very well done, have fun and keep it up.
Thanks,
Tom
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SPARKRADIOLILY 3/20/2013 12:28AM

    Well done sister! You are truly spreading the spark through your positive attitude and focus...you go girl! So psyched for you.
And thank you so much for sharing your excitement around the show...Karen and I are grateful! emoticon

Wishing you joy in every form!

Lily (Sparkpeople Radio :)

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FLORIDASUN 3/19/2013 8:42AM

    You are DOING it girlfriend...so very proud and excited for you. What an inspiration you are...I love that you volunteer and do so much to keep yourself healthy and happy. It's SO true that people do discriminate against heavier people and it just makes me sad. I remember when I was thin and svelte...I always got GREAT reception. Once I got heavier...I seemed to blend into the background.

As more and more people become heavy from all the fake food that they throw down their gullets this will become more and more of a problem. And people will become more and more desperate to get the weight off through unhealthy means.

I'm so grateful for spark people..it's kind of a shame that they promote such crappy poisonous foods on their website...but someone's got to foot the bill to make it free for us...I'm glad it's the big foodies...not us. I just hope that people are smart enough to know that just because it shows up on spark...doesn't mean it's healthy for them.

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SPARKFRAN514 3/19/2013 12:13AM

    Way to go you a great Spark promoter way to go . emoticon emoticon emoticon you sound so full of life you are doing great keep it up and keep inspiring others of us on the trail. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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