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Hi! Thank you for visiting my page...

I'm a vocalist/performer. I have been performing on cruise ships most of my career.

I am now a size 12 or so. Performers like myself, that is still too much weight for the stage. I had been wearing costumes to hide the "blubber". I had put on the pounds through the years. I joined SP to put a stop to that & change the way I live. To follow a healthier life style. To be strong & healthy.

I'm very active on stage and would love to remain active for a while. I want to go back to 135 pounds and at least a size 10, preferably a size 8. For now, I've set the goal at 140 lbs. More realistic to me. We'll see... I understand I need to make realistic goals while leading a healthy life style.

There have been so many changes in my life of late, including family issues. But I must remember that even so, I must take care of myself. There's an old saying in my family... "You must stay healthy, so as to continue to fight the battles." In other words, if you keep putting everyone else before you, you have nothing left for yourself. Sometimes you may gain weight or get ill, etc. If you take care of yourself, you'll be healthy in all ways to be able to support & assist others. It's all about finding the balance.

I decided to take this journey with Spark People because nothing else is working. Especially on my own. Usually I start off with exercise & watching what I eat. But the motivation only last two weeks. Now that I'm not on the road as much, it's easier to "track" my food & fitness.

So far, I've enjoyed the support from all SP members & all the articles. I'm a Zumba Instructor. I got certified two years ago in case the singing work slowed down & it did. I'm loving it! Very passionate about it & it helps to keep me fit. Although I don't teach as often as I'd like. Mainly cause I'm on the road so much...

Glad I put up a blog & I'm actually enjoying it!!!

Member Since: 1/31/2011

My Goals:
Lose 30 pounds to achieve my goal weight.
I want to be a size 8, but will settle for size 10.

My Program:
I have a simple program of the diet plan here on SP & a simple exercise program. Giving myself small goals at first... I have Coach Nicole's DVD! And recently started Boot Camp, combining it with Zumba classes!

Personal Information:
I live in Decatur, Georgia. I'm originally from Miami, FL.
You can email me here on this site!

Other Information:
My favorite quote right now is from the musical, Hair Spray! It's like this:
"Do it now! Or forever wish you had." Cool huh?

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    Thank you so much for the encouragement. It was so nice of you! emoticon
    3543 days ago
    Thank you for visiting my Blog. It is a pleasure to meet you and I wish you the best, I am sure you will reach your goals and then perhaps a sparks party on the ship to watch you in your show ;) Woot! keep up the fight! We WILL WIN!!! emoticon
    3570 days ago
    I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend ahead. Enjoy your family and friends but most of all, enjoy doing something for YOU! Remember that you are full of potential and your future is laid out before you.

    Press On!

    Suzanne emoticon
    3571 days ago
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    Hello CHICSINGER - Sticking to a healthy eating plan while working on a cruise ship must indeed be challenging. emoticon YOU! I am going on a cruise in June and know that even though I will chose healthy on one side of my brain, the other side will be saying - eat the dessert - you're on vacation. Keep up the good work.

    PS I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend since we live close by. I am in Lawrenceville, GA.
    3575 days ago
    Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful "tomorrow". Track your food, try to "move" some and remember that you are WORTH the effort!

    Press On!

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    3593 days ago
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