In my first season of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, 1998-1999 we were preparing a huge tour to Berlin, Germany, where we performed Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron and Brahm’s German Requiem. As I recall, we had rehearsals 2-3 times per week for pretty much the entire season, which was insane while working full-time.
I was living in Des Plaines, IL, working in Glenview, IL, and rehearsals were at 220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (Symphony Center). I was 24-25, and still eating with bad habits from college. Suffice it to say I was eating a lot of fast food prior to rehearsal at 7pm, and then having a substantial snack when I got home after 11pm at night.
I know I gained 20 pounds during this season, and I’m now at the upper edge of the 20 pounds. This is why I know I’m losing the title of this post. In 20 more pounds I could name the title “I am now losing my unrequited college love weight, ca. 1994-1997”, but I probably won’t.
Today I’m in a series of numbers I was in for such a short period of time it’s actually a blur.
65.1 as of this morning. Day 109 on Ideal Protein. Take that, fat!
Oh, and I had a lovely dinner with a lovely new friend last night who has been very lovely about my weird way of eating and even ordered a salad for dinner as well. 🙂