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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

Fitness Minutes: 4,939

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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    I celebrate YOU for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!!
    I am trying to be like a turtle these days - at ease in my own shell. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    People may put discouragement in our way, but if we are at ease in our own shells, nothing will keep us from our goals! emoticon

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    8 days ago
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    WOOHOO!!!! Top five for team fitness minutes! Keep on keeping on!!!!
    Remember "To change your thoughts, is to change your world!"

    Ruthie emoticon
    15 days ago
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    Just stopping by to send healthy wishes and greetings your way. emoticon You have a dream job working on cruise ships! Traveling the world is the way to go..the Zumba's fantastic also. Stay motivated! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    626 days ago
    Hope you're having a fun summer! I've been MIA from Spark in July, but I'm determined to have a better August. I, too, have been missing my Spark friends


    Debbie Jo
    1910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2011 11:09:35 AM
    Happy Tuesday! Hope your summer is going well. Enjoy the opportunity for outside fitness fun - hiking, swimming, gardening, etc. This is a great time of year to burn those calories outdoors!

    Press On!

    Suzanne emoticon
    1931 days ago
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