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me at my target weight of 130 pounds! This was taken in 2002



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It Ain't a "DIET" it's a LIFESTYLE!

3/26/11- Oh Lawd how did THIS happen? I didn't even know there WAS a "motivator of the day" Don't quite know who to thank for this! I just logged on and there it was! What a terrific surprise! Thank you so much! Spark guy? Spark people? Fellow spark friends?? Thank you whoever!


8/25/2009 THANKS TO ALL WHO nominated me as a Motivational Spark Page! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!

I'm a professional vocalist and I was horrified when I saw a video clip of myself. I Looked ...
3/26/11- Oh Lawd how did THIS happen? I didn't even know there WAS a "motivator of the day" Don't quite know who to thank for this! I just logged on and there it was! What a terrific surprise! Thank you so much! Spark guy? Spark people? Fellow spark friends?? Thank you whoever!


8/25/2009 THANKS TO ALL WHO nominated me as a Motivational Spark Page! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!

I'm a professional vocalist and I was horrified when I saw a video clip of myself. I Looked 8 months pregnant- no KIDDING! It was the slap I needed to wake me up that not only have I let myself go- but I have been missing out on many things I used to really enjoy. So...I know it's gonna be a long up hill battle but I will go from 210 to 130! Excited to be looking at a new lifestyle...also excited to work my way BACK through my clothing from size 18 to size 6(REALLY looking forward to the money I can make selling the larger sizes on eBAY too! LOL)
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Member Since: 7/23/2009

SparkPoints: 28,632

Fitness Minutes: 26,722

My Goals:
Overall I want to lose 90 pounds! BUT- I also want to be able to do my favorite hikes(one of which is a mile straight down then back up again at better than 45 degrees- so you're literally climbing and rapelling at points. Hmmm...I also want to be able to incorporate choreography into my singing without having to gasp for breath...Oh an I am challenging my 73 year old dad to lose weight so I need to set a good example for him!

My Program:
10,000 steps per day
a minimum of 360 minutes of cardio per week
avg of 1200-1550 calories consumed per day:
50% from complex carb
25% from "healthy" fat and lean protein
CUTTING OUT PROCESSED FOOD AND CHEMICALS! ( with a few "treats" as an exception)

Personal Information:
I am from the south originally but 11 years ago I got married -now I live and work in San Jose. I'm 48 and am a professional vocalist! My name is Paula and my website is www.paulaharrismusic.com PLEASE feel free to stop by and say HI- you can also add your email t my mailing list if you wanna be updated whenever I am doing a show near you!

Other Information:
I have always been a slender person until i got married. My lifestyle changed significantly at that point. I was travelling because my then fiancee lived on the west coast and I on east so the time I spent exercising dwindled to nothing. I also stopped singing 3-6 mights a week(which burns off anywhere from 600-1000 calories a night) to spend time with him. On top of that my diet changed- I lived on salad and fish...My hubby, like most men is meat and potatos...so. One day i woke up and was literally double the woman I used to be. My hubby understands that I am getting fit and healthy again and he either eats what i cook now- or he fixes his own. Ya gotta do whatcha gotta do ya know?

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COOKWITHME65
6/24/2013 2:59:49 PM

Just checking in my dear beautiful gal! You must be busy touring. I'm going to have to check out your site. Miss you but so proud of you! emoticon



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HIP-MOM
3/12/2013 11:53:10 PM

hello beautiful. how's life treating you these days? :)

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JUSTFOXXY
2/18/2013 11:13:14 AM

Hey girl, where are you? Happy February! emoticon



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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO
12/23/2012 11:03:53 AM

♥`'*♥. *♫
(*~Natalie`*._☺ . ☆♥*♫ ♪♫
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Wishes you⌘
⇒HAPPY HOLIDAYS!⇐
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COOKWITHME65
11/27/2012 7:05:04 PM

Listening to Linda Eder right now and thought of you Paula. Hope all is well. Miss you here on Spark. But I'm sure you are busy. I need to check yourtour schedule. Would hate to miss you if you made it out my way. :) -Kristan



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