Hooping Queen.

I had dinner with girlfriends this evening.  Some of my favorite girls nights are with the A-Team (mother and daughter pair).  Love these people.

Anyway, A1 is one of my best friends,  A2, her daughter,  who just turned 6, is so much fun.  I did not have the opportunity to go to her birthday party (darth vader theme, is she cool or what?!?), but I did have the opportunity to give her an unwrapped gift – a hoola hoop.  I had recently given one of these gems to another little friend of mine, it was so much fun, I had to get another one. I’m glad I did.

A2 is apparently a hoola hoop queen. Her mother did not know, but we both learned today, with much delight, that the kids are hooping.   I have to tell you, there is so much joy in watching a little kid hoola hoop their little heart out.  This got me thinking about Hoola Hooping…..  and here is what I found on the www:

  • Hoola is actually spelled Hula.  I have been alive for 39 years, known about the hula hoop for 30+ years, and never thought it was spelled any other way than hoola.  Crazy.  For history on the Hula Hoop, check out wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop.
  • There is an entire subculture of people dedicated to hooping. You can join one of the many communities here: http://www.hooping.org/ .  Join and find hooping friends in your area …
  • Forget Hooters girls, how ’bout a Hoola Girl??  Check this out:

I am going this weekend to get myself a hula hoop and start hooping! Great exersize that puts a smile on your face AND gives you a great body?!?    Sign me up!!!!

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I Scream for Ice Cream.

Yum yum… nothing is better in the summer time than a cup o’ ice cream.  I dont usually keep it in the house because, of course, I’ll eat it.  This is contradictory to my weight loss goals, so thus, no ice cream in the house.

However,  I did buy some ice cream, just had a scoop (small one!) .. and it was delicious.   Ice cream is so good, one of life’s simple pleasures.  I’d love to have an ice cream maker and make it myself. I hear its easy and SO MUCH FUN.

My childhood favorite was Mint ‘n Chip from Baskin Robbins.  My “new” favorite is Jamoca Almond Fudge, new being 10 years now….  If I have to buy it in the store, I prefer vanilla or cookies ‘n cream…  

Ok, I have to go to bed, I’m exhausted. Work has been too much for me lately…. I need a vacation…. or maybe a bit more ice cream.  😉

So Far So Good with Weight Loss.

Hello all.

I know its been forever, there are so many things going on that I’m not writing about!  I will do better this month.

Good news – I’m officially down 7 pounds.  My middle has widdled(not all the way), my legs look stronger, and more importantly, I am almost ready for my beach body unveiling (which begins August 23rd).    I’d love to lose another 5 pounds before I reveal my body to the world, but for now, I’m satisfied. Ideally I’ll lose another 15, and be at my high school-college weight. 

Its interesting, because I know 7 pounds is not that big of a deal, but I am happy when I get on the scale and I see that its adjusting downward… and I feel much more confident.  Now, I just need to stand up taller and straigher… 

The beach body vacation is scheduled for the week of August 23rd. My mom and I have rented a condo, and we are going to sit by the pool, cook dinners, go shopping, get pedicures, etc..  Just relax and do nothing.  Its been a long time since either of us have done nothing, so this will be very theraputic for us. 

For those of you who have wished me luck on my NYR, thank you.   I hope you are all gaining on your goals and are feeling good about your progress.