SparkPeople Oboe In Perspective Team Messageboard Oboe Performers and teachers that need to hook up with others for support in all things oboe and weight loss. SparkPeople Oboe In Perspective Team Messageboard what type of oboe do you have? I have a Howarth XLV. It is a hybrid of XL and the European XM . I bought it last year. It is so different than the Loree. I sold my old Loree and I was glad I did. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:10:20 EST Groundhogs day Will life ever be normal again? Fri, 24 Apr 2020 23:47:23 EST What are you doing to get through this crisis? Planting a garden, Playing games with my kids. Practicing like crazy. Learning the Strauss Oboe concerto. love it! <BR> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 18:26:18 EST who supports you? My husband. I just nominated and made him win the status of keeping me accountable of my diet and exercise. I made him go over everything yesterday. All my calories, exercise and how long and I actually told him my weight. He actually helped me to find a new inspiration to help me along the way. My mom. She is fabulous and in her 80s. She is vibrant and walked 7 miles a day and did Zumba, weight lifting, and never stops. She has never weighed over 140, which people in her generation think a... Wed, 5 Feb 2020 08:13:39 EST weekly goal list of positive action Here is my weekly goal list , not of practicing our instrument as you would expect , but of a good deed list. I believe to inspire others and ourselves and to become a better person, you must practice doing good. A habit of doing good leads to doing good automatically. I think musicians are cynical in nature, being judgy on our playing leads to being judgy in our lives. I believe discernment is a good thing, but most times, it goes over the line. Then we become cynics. I see this in mysel... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:00:21 EST Daily Goals To practice, make a reed and have a clean house Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:39:03 EST List a Daily blessing All of my family are in good spirits Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:37:52 EST 2 word phrase to help you get to your goal Stay Positive Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:23:54 EST 1 word phrase to help you with your goals Focus Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:23:04 EST 3 word phrase to help you focus on your goals You got this Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:22:28 EST 4 word phrase to help you focus on you Stick with the plan Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:21:37 EST Goal for the Day Stick to my eating plan and exercise an hour, practice privately for an hour, make a great dinner for my kids. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:24:03 EST Favorite Ensemble you like to play in Musicals in a pit, orchestra, woodwind quintet or solos are all fun. i just love to play, but I think my favorite is the woodwind quintet. Mon, 15 May 2017 00:12:08 EST Favorite Oboist Elaine Duvais , incredible sound, perfectionist in everyway Mon, 15 May 2017 00:08:27 EST Stress Management during performance time When a highly stressful performance approaches, how do you handle that? Do you overeat? Do you not eat enough and when it is over, over eat after the performance? Sun, 14 May 2017 23:39:07 EST