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In which I brag a little and then rant vehemently...again.

Thursday, February 03, 2011      0 comments

So, this morning at my personal training session I took the ďbody ageĒ test for the first time since before I left for Germany. My goal was to be the same or better than the last time I tested. I have taken about 7 of these tests in the past yea... Read more


Saturday, July 03, 2010      1 comments

On my way tomorrow! Nervous about Joules instead of Calories...Nervous about not having time/energy to work out. Packed all my yoga DVDs and my salsa dance cardio DVD and my TRX and my resistance bands and my jump rope and my running shoes (2 pa... Read more


Sunday, June 27, 2010      4 comments

So, I just reached my short-term goal of 200lbs, which is great. But sometime between reaching that goal and putting in my new goal (180 by Sept 19) SparkPeople dropped my calorie allotment by about 400cal/day! So yesterday, I went over the... Read more

saving my old Introduction text.

Monday, June 07, 2010      0 comments

From when I joined this site on December 1, 2009 I needed to lose about 60lbs before moving overseas to pursue an opera career. My weight and sedentary lifestyle has been a struggle all my life. I have never felt ugly, only embarrassed, because ... Read more

the worst part about this biz...

Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

So, as many of you know, I'm am opera singer. A dramatic soprano. And I've undertaken this weightloss to further my career. I've lost over 100 lbs and gone from a size 26 to a size 14. People will sit and talk about singers whose voices changed ... Read more

Digital Scale Argument

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      5 comments

We have a digital scale from Ikea. I have been using it as my main scale through much of this weightloss process, weighing myself in the morning. (and of course at random times throughout the day, like ya do.) And I just got on it before my show... Read more

On to the next thing...

Saturday, May 22, 2010      0 comments

So, thereís a little over one week left in May. Iím 8lbs from where I want to be on the 4th of July. My (first) half marathon is a week from tomorrow. June is going to be much busier than May, because Iím doing a performance program here in Chic... Read more


Thursday, May 20, 2010      0 comments

So, my friend and I went shopping at REI today. For those who don't know, that's an outfitter-activewear sort of store. They have comfortable but cute casual dresses and skirts, too. Anyway, I have a skirt from there in a 14, so when I saw anoth... Read more

cooking for someone else...

Friday, April 30, 2010      3 comments

How come I take it personally when someone I love doesnít like what I cook for them? LM and I both got home late and he wanted spaghetti. I was planning on a weeeeee dinner of sauteed mushrooms and onions and some rice. Cause I didnít have ... Read more

didn't wanna.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      0 comments

I didn't want to do cardio today, but I really wanted the carrot cake that's in my fridge and I'd feel guilty if I ate it and didn't do cardio. So I did ~30 min of workout video. ...and now I'm no longer hungry. two birds, one stone.... Read more

Well, THAT was rude.

Friday, April 23, 2010      2 comments

I wanna say something thatís been bothering me. During my training session today, these OLD DUDES (like, over 60 years old, my dadís age) were watching me and laughing at my reaction to doing the workout. They couldnít see how much I was li... Read more

successful training run

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      2 comments

4.7miles in 60minutes. The first 2 miles were tough. I powerwalked them, but I just couldn't get running. I'm not exactly sure why, but once it kinda worked itself out, I was great. By the time I got home I felt like I could go on for sever... Read more


Monday, April 19, 2010      20 comments

Since September 2008 I have lost 94lbs. Since December 2009, I have been on SparkPeople and I have lost almost 40lbs. I did not have surgery. I refuse to undergo surgery for something that I feel I can achieve in a more healthy manner witho... Read more


Friday, April 16, 2010      1 comments
0x3W6hutEj8 Exercise can be FUN!... Read more

Psychological Skydiving

Monday, April 12, 2010      1 comments

I was at my voice lesson last week and my teacher asked me if Iíd look at the role of Nedda from Pagliacci for our June opera program. Nedda is a circus performer, the wife of a jealous and suspicious husband who is lusted after by one of her co... Read more

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