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"Did I ever tell you you're my hero.....?"
7/13/2014 1:18:03 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Well, I have to share some exciting (exciting for ME anyway, lol) news. Those of you who are teammates of mine and have listened to me rant on an...  Read more

MNTWINSGAL

Don't Give Up!
4/22/2014 11:52:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's a week before my first piano festival in 12 years and there's a part of me that just so badly wants to give up. With all honesty I feel like I'v...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

It's the most busiest time of the year. . .
4/6/2014 10:32:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

March and April are my craziest months of the year (with September, November & December following close behind) and it has been truly crazy. But exci...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Exercise Embarrassment
2/23/2014 3:46:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've started adding in some 20 minute cardio workouts in addition to my 15 min or so of yoga a day and I know why I'm having such a hard time committi...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Feeling "Thin"
2/20/2014 11:47:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I woke up feeling great about myself and I thought I'd give the scale a go. No weight loss, still within my three pound new normal range. I wa...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Feeling Strong
2/14/2014 11:19:28 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was day 8 of 30 of the 30 day yoga challenge and I'm starting to feel stronger. My downward dogs have strength in them and my hips and shoulder...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Bad Night, New Start Today
2/12/2014 8:56:46 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Last night sucked. D just wouldn't go to sleep and after two hours of trying we finally gave up and Mike slept in the guest room and I slept with D i...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Edited my Sparkpage
2/7/2014 11:03:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been bugging me for awhile, but I've finally edited my spark page to reflect where I am actually at, instead of some outdated thing from nearly 2...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Back from Vacation
1/9/2014 6:14:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We are back from our vacation to Nicaragua and very happy to be home! We had a good time and enjoyed the wedding, but I was sick the whole time. I g...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Revelation
12/26/2013 1:42:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have broken through my mental block, and its only fitting that it should happen on my 29th birthday. The first time I used sparkpeople to lose 50lb...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Fighting Christmas Perfectionism
12/22/2013 9:41:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The battle against perfectionism is constant, and what better holiday to bring a on a fresh attack than Christmas? I've actually been doing pretty go...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Update on the quest to let go of perfection
12/11/2013 9:54:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Sparkpeople! I thought I'd let you know how the process is going. I have learned a very important lesson, if I stress about my weight whil...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

On Letting Go of Perfectionism
11/8/2013 10:19:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As I write the title of this blog, a little voice inside my head goes-- "HA!" Like that will ever happen. But it needs to happen. I feel like I'm a...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

More good things
10/21/2013 11:33:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

You know that quote about how some things go wrong so better things can happen? I'm feeling a lot of that in my life right now. Things just seem to...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Building my Routine
10/18/2013 12:32:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Thanks for listening to me rant and cry last blog. I just needed to get it out of my system once and for all instead of pretending that these things...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Night one and the cheese is calling... (Week 1.1)
10/14/2013 3:20:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ugh. This is hard. I am blogging right now for one purpose... ...to help me stay away from the fridge! I have realized that a big compone...  Read more

BRAVAH

40 pounds in 40 weeks
10/14/2013 11:10:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today, October 14, 2013 is day one of week one (although successive weeks will start on Sundays). I commit to myself today to lose one pound per week...  Read more

BRAVAH

A bad combination of habits and expectations becomes self-fulfilling prophecy
10/1/2013 9:07:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm the first to admit that when I am hungry, it is easy for me to get cranky. That being said, I am actually guilty of being cranky in the evenings...  Read more

BRAVAH

Low and Emotional
9/27/2013 2:21:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So its time to start trying for a second baby. . . and I just can't do it emotionally. I feel like such a failure and that having my first baby has d...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

The eye rolling continues.
9/4/2013 9:45:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

A side note before the story begins... the scale was unfriendly this morning. Was it the after dinner chips and cheese? Or the effects of the trip c...  Read more

BRAVAH

Small gains are sometimes a victory!
9/2/2013 10:05:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I've been gone for nearly two weeks, and have come back nearly where I was before. The last week or so before I left, I lost 3 pounds - woohoo!...  Read more

BRAVAH

OMG - small rant
6/13/2013 11:26:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, I wrote: "I am honored and excited to be the cover for Opera Seria's production of Lucia di Lammermoor in the UK in October! https://ww...  Read more

BRAVAH

Swimming and diving
6/13/2013 9:50:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I went swimming twice last week (made my goal), and went Tuesday this week, but have run out of time. Alas, we are driving 6-7 hours tomorrow (this i...  Read more

BRAVAH

Exciting news! But not weight related, as that isn't going so well...
5/31/2013 9:59:00 AM,  10 COMMENTS

So, I just received word that I am going to be the cover for a role in the UK in October. For those of you who don't know, a cover another word for u...  Read more

BRAVAH

Swimming - a love, hate thing
4/27/2013 6:57:26 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Update: Swam for an hour today - 2 kilometers. Seriously? How did I get so slow, lol? Anyway, I KNOW I didn't kick the whole time, as I am a low ef...  Read more

BRAVAH

Progress... with the knee, at least. Weight is still hovering around +50.
4/26/2013 6:33:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Went to the doc Wednesday. I am cleared to swim and bike - but no breaststroke... only things that have front to back movement. I can walk, but not j...  Read more

BRAVAH

Why are people such know-it-alls?
4/21/2013 7:20:32 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This applies to nearly everything, but at the moment, I am inundated with advice for my knee. Some of it is stupid. Yes... stupid. I had a disa...  Read more

BRAVAH

No exercise for 6 weeks...
4/1/2013 6:57:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Amazingly, I am actually happy about this... well, a lot happier, at any rate. Saturday: Twisted knee skiing. Sunday: X-rays taken, and brace...  Read more

BRAVAH

Weird observation...
3/23/2013 10:33:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm not short... 5'6.75". That being said, I have no problem storing things in high places. There are a few things that need a chair to retrieve, bu...  Read more

BRAVAH

Something's gotta give...
3/21/2013 6:50:46 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've reached a new milestone. I am now 40-50 pounds overweight. Ugh! I am 50 pounds above my ultimate weight, but 40 pounds above what I would be h...  Read more

BRAVAH

Eating like a fool and not enjoying lack of sleep...
3/11/2013 11:48:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This trip has been long and fraught with things that drain my energy! First of all, I'm eating too much. Every time I turn the corner, I am eati...  Read more

BRAVAH

"How not to be a dick to your fat friends"
2/23/2013 6:19:47 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I didn't write the article... but I really enjoyed it. You can read it here: www.xojane.com/issues/how-not-to-be-a-di
ck-to-your-fat-friends?...  Read more

BRAVAH

Doing better
2/21/2013 10:22:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After my last entry of doom and gloom, I thought I should do an update. Things didn't really get better for a couple of weeks, but I'm feeling more p...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Ski race, and a rant that's completely unrelated...
2/4/2013 8:22:07 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The picture isn't very good, partially because a couple of the trophies are clear. The one I earned on Friday night is the smaller clear one in...  Read more

BRAVAH

So discouraged
2/1/2013 7:34:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just feel like giving up. I can't seem to find my weight loss groove. I've started going to the gym for the past two months, but still the scale w...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Oh the drama...
1/15/2013 6:06:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have a friend who is a drama queen. Don't we all? But after last night, I am re-evaluating whether I want to keep expending the energy. Story...  Read more

BRAVAH

Tomorrow...
1/6/2013 6:32:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I haven't been skiing in over a week. I got a cold a little over a week ago. Normally, I would just deal with it, and it wouldn't have kept me from...  Read more

BRAVAH

There is a picture of Tommy Europe on my fridge.
1/4/2013 11:19:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For those of you who have no idea, Tommy Europe is the star of "Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp," a show on slice. I really want to be at my pre-baby weight...  Read more

CHEEKOCHRISTMAS

Mother of Pearl!
12/27/2012 5:15:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

That's one of my favorite stand-in cusswords at the moment. There is a person who is driving me crazy - thank goodness it is a long-distance thing! ...  Read more

BRAVAH

Why is pasta so good?
12/18/2012 5:24:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

175.8 Yes, that's lower. But I certainly don't understand why. Perhaps it is a residue of burning so freaking many calories last week? I certa...  Read more

BRAVAH

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