Wordless Wednesday – My Tiny Dancer

I took this photograph of my youngest son (who loves to dance around the house) at the Grounds For Sculpture. It was so cute and makes me smile every time I look at it.

Wordless Wednesday - CJ with ballerina sculpture

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Primrose Family Dance-off Competition To Fight Obesity And Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

primrose family danceoff

I used to have a great figure, until obesity set in. As a child I took tap and jazz lessons. I loved dancing, it was fun and felt good, and the activity was good for me. It’s been many years and many pounds since then. Over the years as I put on the weight I stopped dancing. I’m down 100 pounds now and one of the things I am most looking forward to doing again is dancing in public.

Childhood obesity is a huge problem in America. With that in mind, Primrose Schools is sponsoring a Family Dance-off Competition. The competition has prizes including a $5,000 grand prize, a Wii Fit Bundle, Flip Camera, and a $30,00 donation to one of the 170+ local non-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Family Dance-off supports the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals, which collectively treat 17 million children annually for every illness and injury imaginable.

If you’d like to compete in the Family Dance-off all you need to do is record a 30-second home video of your family’s best dance moves and upload it. Visit www.familydanceoff.com to enter or find more information.

This post was written as part of a public service campaign for Mom Select. It has not been monetarily compensated however I have received an entry into a drawing for a gift card in exchange for my participation.

Weighty Words – I want to dance

I’ve been debating how much to write on this subject and when to write it. As they say, there’s no time like the present. Here we go.

I thought it might be interesting to publicly admit something every week that’s related to my weight and my journey to lose some of it. Well, hopefully interesting for you and freeing/therapeutic for me. I have to face things in order to deal with them.

to that end, I bring you “Weighty Words”, which I will put up on Wednesdays. Starting next week I’ll be including a Mr Linky, if you’ve got something weight related, please feel free to leave the link to your post. So here I go.

I have realized recently that I’m not as happy as I could be or want to be. I love music. When I was younger I liked to dance around. Since I’ve put on the weight I haven’t danced. I didn’t want to be stared at, whispered about or laughed at. Now, it’s been so long since I’ve danced that it’s second nature not to dance now. Only recently, after being told that I dance around in my desk chair, did I realize I’d like to dance. I want to dance. I’m going to dance again.