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Confessions of a Twirly Girl

I am the self-proclaimed Northern California Pole Dance Ambassador. This blog is about pole dancing, weight loss surgery, health, fitness, and life-in-general. I had gastric bypass in 2004 and lost 165 pounds. Pole dancing, yoga and cycling have helped me keep off over half of the weight. I have struggled with my weight for my entire life and am on a journey of self-acceptance.

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Lori - Twirling Viking Warrior

I wear so many hats.  By day, I am a litigation secretary. By night, I am the Twirling Viking Warrior - a beginning pole instructor at Twirly Girls Pole Fitness in Pleasanton, California. I recently began cosplaying as Candy of Chunky Girl Comics and enjoy building little girls' self-esteem in a world fraught with negative body image messages. I am one of the facilitators of a weight loss surgery support group, so that she can help provide guidance for those who choose to take that route. I also enjoy planning fundraisers and events, and love riding horses. I am a proud Board Member of the Pole Dancing Bloggers Association. I embrace all types of dancers and enjoy encouraging (and proving wrong) those who feel they aren't strong enough to pole dance. As I love to say: pole dance is for everyBODY. I also take A LOT of photos and love drag shows.  I struggle with weight and self-esteem issues, like many other people.  I can be loud and obnoxious.  I can be quiet and whiny.  But I am always open to adventure and I have a lot of fun in the process.  There are so many parts that come together to create me.  I appreciate that this blog allows me to share those parts of me with you.

DISCLAIMER:  Although I am often writing about diet and exercise, I am not a doctor or an expert in these fields.  These are my own personal experiences.  Also, I proudly call myself a Twirly Girl, but my opinions are my own and are not necessarily those of Twirly Girls Pole Fitness.  I appreciate all the love and support that they give to me though.
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