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3/12/10 10:40 P

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I want to class tonight, and imagine my surprise when my instructor asked me to JOIN HER PERFORMANCE COMPANY!!!!!

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3/10/10 10:14 P

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Glad to hear you are all keeping in touch. This is me tryong to get back into the groove of a Team Leader.

Still love ya, beautiful Sisters! emoticon

When all is said & done...have fun!

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3/7/10 2:06 P

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I go a class once a week, Wednesday evenings, held in a school gym. We started as "beginners level 1" in September - there were about 25 of us. Now we're going from "beginners level 2" to "beginners level 3", and there are 12 or so of us left... tho we all know each other now. I like the fact that I've learned a new skill - and it might save my life one day in some very strange set of circumstances...

I try to practice during the week but don't always manage it.

Last week the gym was set up for exams so we had to go to one of the school studios that had a mirror along one wall... I'd not had a class in front of a mirror like that before and it was very distracting. I noticed that my "form" for doing the moves was quite good but I looked very very dumpy! In the end I had to stop looking as I was putting myself off. We're back in the gym next week!

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Great job Stephanie!! :)

"If you are grouchy, irritable, or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge just for putting up with you."

They say the average woman is a size 14 - who wants to be below average??!! ;^)
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3/6/10 2:35 P

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I went to my level 1 class (my fourth class) this morning, and my instructor asked me to stay for the level 2 class immediately after! It was tough, but I held my own.

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“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson


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3/2/10 10:08 P

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To all! Ladies y'all inspire me! :)

"If you are grouchy, irritable, or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge just for putting up with you."

They say the average woman is a size 14 - who wants to be below average??!! ;^)
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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
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Our troupe leader was on vacation and asked me to fill in at her beginner class for 2 weeks. The girls asked if I would come back because they like the way I taught!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
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3/2/10 8:12 P

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My second class was last night...the instructor was observing our drills and said to me, "You've done this before, yes?" Nope. (Not unless you count at home with my DVD about four times, but I don't think that's what she meant.)

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3/2/10 7:08 P

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Yesterday I got a private nod from our teacher to try sword on my own... this is from a lady who almost always tells students "don't do anything till I show you how to do it right." SUPACOOL!! So while I am off my ankle so the sprain/bork/whateverthehellIdidbutithurts can heal, I shall be SCIMITAR window shopping emoticon

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2/22/10 5:47 P

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My bedspread ripped in the washing machine emoticon But I did all the repairs myself, and when I put it on my bed just now, you can hardly tell. I'm quite proud of myself emoticon I haven't done any sewing since I made doll clothes as a kid. Maybe I'll start trying some things...

Belly dance class tonight! And a homecooked dinner at my mom's house before then emoticon

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2/5/10 1:14 A

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Finally got myself to step on the scale and come back to SP. Just finished my first week back and am feeling good about it, even if I wasn't perfect.

Missed you guys! Glad to be back!!! emoticon

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Decided to postpone a duet from February to May. It's not worth it to stress over this thing and have the performance suffer... It was a hard decision but liberating!

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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
1/11/10 8:36 P

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Finished an incredibly awesome gig on Saturday. The crowd was fabulous and really seemed to like us!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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1/11/10 2:04 P

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1/11/10 1:30 P

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So I posted in July that I would be joining the local studio after dragging my feet about finding a new teacher after my move...well it took a while but I finally joined this year just in time for the first class of the year! And I'm so glad I did! I missed classes so much and I'm having so much fun. It's still a little nerve-wracking for me because I don't know anyone and feel really shy, but people already smile and wave and offer friendly advice. Plus my teacher is really good and very friendly. So that's my little success -- getting up the courage to join a new studio.

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12/5/09 9:03 P

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Welcome Angela!!!!

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12/3/09 9:02 P

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welcome!

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12/3/09 7:31 P

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Welcome aboard!

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12/3/09 3:54 P

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New to posting with you all, you all seem real sweet. Hi everybody, I'm Angela.

I love to dance. I've studied ATS belly dance on and off for 5 years, Hula, street samba, and then waltz as well. Hadn't been to BD class in several months, been sparking like crazy and have made some real strides in my weight loss. Went back to belly aerobics last night, it was awesome! I really felt like I could do alot of moves that I couldn't do before. Like I could access the muscles used with intention. One of the best classes ever!

There is a Hafla Monday, and I told my teacher that I will do a piece in it! A solo!

Eat food, not too much. mostly plants.

The body was not meant to sit. We are made to move!



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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
11/24/09 5:01 P

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Congrats to everyone!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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CARABY's Photo CARABY Posts: 78
11/24/09 2:48 P

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I survived my first real performance this weekend. I was in two group numbers, one with a veil and one balancing a fire tray. I am happy to say that I neither tripped over my veil nor dropped my tray. I didn't even fall into the orchestra pit! We all remembered our choreography and the audience went crazy for us. It was a blast!

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11/23/09 1:02 P

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Don't you just love compliments from strangers? That's why I like to give them all the time.

I had a tiny accomplishment- despite a lot of emotional eating (& a lot of Halloween candy leftover because it rained) I didn't gain any weight! I actually lost some since March!
Now I all psyched to start tracking again!

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11/23/09 9:12 A

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We did our fan routine yesterday, one that four of us out of the 6 learned in 6 weeks (the teacher usually takes 6 months to teach it.) I was uber-nervous because I was in the front middle position emoticon . Well I didn't screw up (hooray!!), though my big sleeves caught on my candle arms, and afterward a complete stranger walked up to me and said I was great emoticon Cloud 9!!!

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10/20/09 12:47 P

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Race for the Cure - awesome experience!

My little itty bitty compliment in class last night. I think I've mentioned that some of us from the beginner group were put into the advanced intermediate class, and we have basically two years of class work to catch up on. Well last night I was the only person from that group in our class, but when there were questions of positions and placement, the teacher asked ME where folks were supposed to be. I was a little surprised, but it seemed to mean that my teacher thinks I am paying more attention than the other students. :-)

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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
10/20/09 9:55 A

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Woohoo and congrats!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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My dazzling success: About four months ago I made it into our local dance troupe and I was very excited. Well, I passed the probation period! I was told that I improved a lot and with some tweaks here and there (working on hands and facial expressions and layering) I could really go far with my dancing. I honestly didn't know I was that good but it made me feel so much better.

"If you are afraid of defeat, then get stronger" --Kuchiki Rukia, Bleach Ep. 117




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10/13/09 8:14 A

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OK - been training and I can now run just over 3 miles!

I am participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday to help raise money for breast cancer research. I have walked it for the past 4 years, but this year I plan to run.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
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BELOVEDK's Photo BELOVEDK Posts: 66
10/7/09 9:36 P

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I found some great new music that inspires me, and the perfect one for my sword Halloween piece :D AND I checked today and have lost 2 pounds!! (I just started this thing, it may be all of the water) Yipeeee!!

I also have been working on building my strength for floorwork, so I can really tell a measurable difference in my quads and abs (though I still have a ways to go)

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8/31/09 1:03 A

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I'm excited that I found some great music to practice to, I actually dance around in my kitchen to it :) Gotta start somewhere, maybe this week I'll break out the practice videos :)

We don't see things as they are... we see them as we are.
-Anais Nin


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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
8/30/09 5:11 P

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Good luck!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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I have my business cards picked out, I have a mailing list of my target customers & the design for postcards ready to go & of course my business permit.
All that's left to do is buy insurance & stamps for the mailings-WOO-HOO!

Let's be nice to OURSELVES

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8/10/09 9:00 P

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emoticon Good for you!!!!

When all is said & done...have fun!

~ME!

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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
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Way to go ARTAVERS3!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
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8/5/09 9:48 P

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I was wearing a pair of jeans I got a year ago, when I'd gained weight again and needed a pair I could wear comfortably. I've lost enough weight now that I can get them off over my hips...without unzipping or unbuttoning them!

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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 5,920
7/31/09 7:55 A

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Went to the beach with my 22 y/o son, his 13 y/o sister, and his 13 y/o cousin. We played soccer on the beach and I kept up pretty darn well.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
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I lost 5 pounds! But I think I am coming down with bronchitis.



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I can shimmy and look good at it...I "topic" how to shimmy here a few weeks, month ago and been practicing the tips and Yippee I can really do it now...Plus, my teacher commented about my weight loss...How cool is that. emoticon

"get busy living, or get busy dying."


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I've been a bold girl and haven't weighed myself in like... a week at least. Anyway today I went for it, and happily I've lost a couple pounds! Woohoo! I should not keep track more often ;)

Yooooou caaaaan dooo it!
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Hi Everyone,

Well I dropped 2 pounds! I am out of the 180's and onto tackling the 170's. Bellydancing is really helping.





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6/10/09 10:49 A

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Yeah! Layering is GOOD stuff!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.
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I actually managed a simultaneous shimmer and undulation. Not graceful yet but I DID IT!

:::snoopydance::::


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6/8/09 11:54 A

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I was finally able to make it to a local belly dance class last Tuesday! I hope my work schedule allows me to attend every week, because it was wonderful!!

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good luck

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

-Beauty catches the eyes... "But a beautiful personality" **Touches the heart** ****************************
-La beauté accroche le regard... "Mais une belle personnalité" **Touche le cœur**

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Good Luck on your performance tonight!



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Good morning Everyone,

Well I lost one pound this week which sets into my goal. More important is the fact I found a new belly dance instructor!!!!! I am really happy, because she really makes me feel like I can learn how to dance and maybe in the future I can actually join one of her troupes! Anyway her classes are twice a week (which rocks) and her prices are really reasonable for the area she works out of.

wish me luck! Hope everyone here has a wonderful weekend!



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Congratulations!

Good luck on the performance!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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Tonight is my last class as a beginner bellydancer.

I'm leapfrogging straight to Intermediate starting Monday - woohoo! It will take a ton of practice and work but I am soooo psyched!!! emoticon

Our annual student show is on Saturday night too - getting excited. My friend and I are the only beginners doing a duet, and then we are doing the veil number with the rest of the class. It'll be an awesome "graduation"!

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Woo hoo! Congrats!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.
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My tiny success: I can FINALLY do a shimmy with an undulation while walking around the room playing my zils. Now, it wasn't a difficult zil pattern, but I was zilling just the same. The shimmy and undulations were juicy though :)

"If you are afraid of defeat, then get stronger" --Kuchiki Rukia, Bleach Ep. 117




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Woo hoo! It is exciting, isn't it?

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.
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