SILVEROPERA   3,912
SparkPoints
2,500-3,999 SparkPoints
 
 





Leading services at my favorite synagogue





Mom and me a few years ago.



I have 9 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
This time, it's for my health (for real)

I have been trying to lose weight for my entire adult life. I have never had any success.

Recently, I have had a scary set of unexplained symptoms. My doctor has put me on a very restricted diet to try to help relieve them. This time, I must stick to my eating plan. I don't have the choice to fall off the wagon.

I am spending a year studying the Jewish cantorate in Israel. I arrived in June (2012) and will be here until next June. I live in a lovely apartment in the ...
I have been trying to lose weight for my entire adult life. I have never had any success.

Recently, I have had a scary set of unexplained symptoms. My doctor has put me on a very restricted diet to try to help relieve them. This time, I must stick to my eating plan. I don't have the choice to fall off the wagon.

I am spending a year studying the Jewish cantorate in Israel. I arrived in June (2012) and will be here until next June. I live in a lovely apartment in the Rechavia neighborhood overlooking the Knesset. I have a degree in opera and now I sing just about everything, but Jewish music is what I love most. I feel the most at home when I am leading Jewish prayer through song. The program I am in is five years long - the first year is here in Israel and then, I will move to New York City.

I am very much looking forward to leading High Holiday services on a kibbutz in a few weeks. It will be my first time leading High Holiday services on my own. How exciting.

So what are these weird symptoms? My ankles and lower legs have swelled to about three times their normal size, inexplicably. Attractive, right? I also have horrible tinnitus in one ear and my hair is falling out. Yuck. All sorts of extensive testing has all come back normal - I'm really not sure what's happening.


Read More About SILVEROPERA (Updated August 9)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 218.3 
 
220
203.75
187.5
171.25
155


 
Interact with SILVEROPERA

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/4/2008

SparkPoints: 3,912

Fitness Minutes: 2,466

My Goals:
-I will lose 70 pounds.

-I will learn to incorporate exercise, including strength training, into my everyday life.

-I will learn to make healthy food choices a majority of the time.

-I will learn to control my portion sizes, and to recognize when I am full.

-I will look damn good naked when I'm done!

My Program:
My doctor has ordered that I make the following changes, at least temporarily, to my diet. We are in search of a hidden allergy.

-No wheat
-No dairy
-No soy
-No sugar
-No caffeine
-No alcohol
-No fruit

As for exercise, I live in hilly Jerusalem with no car, so I end up walking well over an hour a day. It's challenging and for now, it is enough.

Personal Information:
I'm a 27 year old Virginian living in Jerusalem by way of Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and most recently, South Florida. I'm studying to become a Reform Jewish cantor.

Other Information:
“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy sh**…what a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

Profile Image





 
 



New Book
From:
JMCADE

Hug
From:
KATJAMN

Flower Pot
From:
ADVENGIRL

Fruit Salad
From:
JAISAN1

Fruit Smoothie
From:
DONNADOO55

Two Thumbs Up
From:




Member Comments:
KELLYROSE142718
2/27/2013 10:55:10 AM

IM BACK.. ARE YOU STILL HERE?? I HOPE SO..



Report Inappropriate Comment
FITN2014-TSP
10/14/2011 10:34:54 PM

Hope you are reaching your goals. Drop by and visit with us at The Daily Sparker and be sure to check out our fun challenges.

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Tracey
Co-Leader/The Daily Sparker



Report Inappropriate Comment
AMALIA8
1/23/2011 8:52:11 AM

I hope we can see you back on "The Daily Sparkers" more often. I miss seeing you there. :) Keep up the great work!



Report Inappropriate Comment
AMALIA8
1/11/2011 2:39:59 PM

I just wanted to pop by and let you know that I think you're doing a fabulous job and to keep it up! Have a great day!



Report Inappropriate Comment
LMCINNIS
8/23/2010 8:56:25 PM

Hey Jen, I was just popping over to see how you are doing and let you know we miss you!!! I hope you are doing well;) emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (91 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page