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My Henna'd hands for Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights) 9NOV07

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I love to dance! Currently studying Latin Salsa & Bachata. Intense study: three years of Japanese folk dance, 8 years Middle Eastern Belly dancing, and 2 years Zumba: Latin/hiphop/African.

My next dancing goal is: Bollywood/Bhangra ! (dances of India)

~;^) Bindi Beauty w/ Henna'd
handzenfeet (get it? ... zen? ...**snort**)
yeah, i crack myself up all the time.

my page has been colored the two natural colors of henna.
Mehendi powder green and Henna stain orangey-red!

Member Since: 4/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,876

My Goals:
I want to live healthier and longer.

Lose and keep off ten pounds this calendar year. (2010)

Notice a difference in my shilouette, slimmer waistline.

Better, and more consistent sleep habits.

My Program:
enjoying fewer than 3 100-calorie soda/week.

Salsa dance lesson and socials: two hrs/week, Zumba/Bellydance cardio one hour/week. Strength training twice/week.

Eating more whole grains, fruits and veg.
Less red meat, less "whole fat" products

Clean out my cupboard of refined Sugars, replaced it w/ Kashi foods, and organic whole foods.

Change what I can for the better, and don't stress about what I can't change.

Personal Information:
Currently residing in a suburb of Honolulu.

Have lived in:
Tokyo, Japan.
Alaska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland--USA

Other Information:
I M a Freak! Jane and Shel and Maya know me the best ... they know my history AND they still want to be friends, and better yet ... they understand better than any other person(s) I know. (LoL until I cry)

Luv ya 4 it!

PET PEEVE: Strippers/GoGo dancers who call themselves belly dancers. Belly dancing is seductive, not sleazy!!

We dance with swords and finger cymbals, not on poles or on catwalks.
Respect the art.

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  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Hello again, Tess. Sooo good to see that mehndi again. :)

    The hoop I use? A cheapo one from Toys'R'Us, actually. It's a water-filled one, so a little heavier than the airy ones the kiddies use - those are toooooo light for adults. This one is technically too small for me (if I stand it up in front of me, it only gets to my hips, not my navel as it's supposed to), but I can manoeuvre it rather well by now, so I'm going to continue with

    One of these days, I'll make my own, adult-sized hoop, but for now, this works well enough. :) There are tons of instructions on making your own - just Google "make a hula hoop" ... :) I've even found instructions for making one lit up by LEDs, which sounds rather fun!

    Did that help? No? :) I've heard good things about hoops from HoopGirl, and there are a couple of companies online who'll ship you an adult one for some exorbitant cost. Making your own is easy (time-consuming if you wanna wrap it prettily) and cheap!

    You gonna get hooping? It'll be fun to have some company! :)


    4425 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    What didja do, girlie, go back and read through ALL my blogs? It was hilarious ... each one I went to check, yep, THERE you were. :)

    Having fun, I hope. I mostly write for my own pleasure - too much of a chicken to publish or even to attempt to publish. Don't have a clue where I'd begin with the pitching to publishers, etc. :)

    And Italian? I've got the Rosetta Stone set. Yeah, I love that thing. But haven't gotten too far on it! :)

    Oh, well, some day.


    4426 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Hey, THERE you are! Happy New Year, Tess.

    Here's another one for you ... just because it makes me giggle. :)


    4433 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Happy 2009! Here's wishing you a year full of great successes, Tess! Keep dancing!


    4439 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Tess, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! How're you doing, lady? Loooong time no chat! We miss you - come back and chat occasionally!


    4473 days ago
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