Roller Skating Woohoo Vlog
Audrey and I wanted to share a woohoo moment from last Friday. We went skating! This was a big deal to Audrey. She had a pretty bad skating accident when she was younger and she's been afraid to try since then. (Imagine doing a full face plant o... Read more
The Nicest Thing My Mom Ever Said to Me w/vintage pic :)
Recently, SparkPeople reminded me of one the nicest things my mom ever said to me. I'm not sure how I forgot in the first place, then again, I've never claimed my mind was a steel trap. My mom's been gone five years now, so any "recovered" memor... Read more
Epic Hoopathon Vlog!!
If you read my last blog, you knew this vlog was coming. Thanks for cheering me on Thursday! I hooped while holding my iPhone and it was fun watching the messages come in, they really kept me going. So, THANK YOU!! And just so you know, today is... Read more
Epic Pre-Blog to an Insanely Epic Follow-Up Vlog to Come Later
Today is a DAY. An epic day. A monumental day. A stop traffic, jump out of your car, do a happy dance, then race away with the top down and the radio blaring Lady Gaga day. Today is Day 200 of my workout streak.
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Meeting Chefs Meg & Stepfanie (w/pics)
This afternoon, I got to do something extra Sparky. I got to meet Chef Meg and Chef Stepfanie at a SparkPeople Cookbook signing! I tried not to be too much of a rabid fan--Okay, so I might have greeted them as SparkGoddesses, but come on--these ... Read more
Hoop Woohoos and a Double Dog Dare
Did you know that Nov. 11 is World Hoop Day? As part of the celebration, a hooper in Japan has created some choreography. Hoopers all over the world are learning it, taping themselves and sending her the footage. She's going to put it into one b... Read more
Making Wonky Mini Hoops Vlog
Armed with a hacksaw, irrigation tubing and some duct tape, we made our own mini hoops. Why? We wanted to learn some cool new mini tricks and thought it'd be fun to experiment. Plus, we thought it'd be cheaper if we learned how to make our own h... Read more
Holla, My Hoopy Peeps in Spamalot
The cashier looks up as she scans the hack saw, metal file, and long, red wig. “You girls breaking someone outta prison?” she chuckles. I laugh. “Yeah, looks a little shady, doesn’t it? We’re just making hula hoops and our Dremel isn’t working o... Read more
5% Stats & My Super Secret Challenge
Official number crunchy stats from the Summer 5% Challenge: I lost 5.1 pounds, which is 2.5%. I lost 1/2” from my waist, hips and neck (total 1 1/2” lost from the fat suit). If I poke a little, I can feel my rib cage and hip bones. Turns out I D... Read more
HELP-My Vlog Was Hacked By GUINEA PIGS!!!
This was supposed to be a vlog about the Fall 5% Challenge, how awesome it is and why you should consider joining. Somehow, it was hacked by ninja guinea pigs and turned into something entirely different. I decided to go ahead and post it...
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The Hooptacular, Victorious, VORTEX Hoop Vlog!
Yes, yes, yes!!!! I can finally do the VORTEX! After almost two years of trying (sadly, I'm not exaggerating), I discovered the secret--earmuffs. Plus, I learned it before the end of my Summer 5% Challenge. Goal met! Oh, and we added a new toy t... Read more
Corkscrew & Revolving Door: Another Hoop Video :)
Audrey and I decided to film ourselves trying to learn some new hoop tricks Saturday morning. It's a process! LOL... Read more
A Disclaimer and Proof of the Foot Tambourine
It’s only Wednesday morning and it’s already been a big week for me. First, let me say a big thanks to everyone who watched the little hoop video my daughter and I posted. It’s amazing to belong to a community so accepting and tolerant of such m... Read more
Bravely Posting My First Video Blog
I promised as soon as I even halfway learned how to lift/float the hula hoop, I'd post a video blog. I try to keep my promises. So, I hauled my daughter (in her pjs) out to the backyard this morning to film. We tried to make it entertaining...
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Sneaky Little Saboteur
I meant to blog about this Saturday, but haven’t had a chance until now. Saturday is weigh-in day for my 5% Challenge Team. I confess to a little nervousness each week. But my happiness/attitude is no longer determined by the scale, so it’s not ... Read more