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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Unveiling my Cee

When I started this journey, I had a lot of business to wrap up prior to going to Fitness Ridge.  The day has come where it is no longer a secret to the bars I work at that I will be taking a hiatus for the month of April.  I have decided to let my singers and followers know that I am going to be away for the month of April.  I am leaving for a month to get healthy!  That is pretty much what I have told them.  Now that the "cat" is out of the bag, I can be honest about who I am.  So Cat Cee is now shedding the Cee and is proud to say its is really Chez.  Cat Chez.  I am married to a NY musician, Al Chez.  You can find him 5 nights a week on "Late Night with David Letterman".  He is the trumpet player, the middle horn player behind Paul Shaffer. 

We have a great life together, and spend so much of it sharing music with the world.  It is always hard for me to prioritize my life, never mind I prefer not to do mornings!  Well all that is about to change.  I have made my peace with my world and am ready to leave it for a month.  This is a great sacrifice to my husband Alan and to my 4 daughters.  I am super close with all of my daughters and spend a lot of time on the phone with them.  They range from 30 to 21.  It will be hard for us all to be apart for an entire month.

Because I have been preparing for Fitness Ridge for near 7 weeks, I feel I am on the successful path to good health.  I want to be there for my family and I want to be there healthy.  I don't want to be someone who said I could have been a healthy person if I only took the initiative.  I am taking the initiative.

So let it be known, I am Cat Chez, goodbye to the Cee.  I am happily married with amazing children.  I plan on being a healthy weight before this year ends, and really hope before the fall begins.  I have lost 14 pounds since my journey began and hope that I lose a minimum of 10 pounds while I am away.  My stage name is Karaoke Cat and I do have a website:,  I also have a and facebook page, karaokecat chez.  I am no longer hiding myself behind my monitor.

I intend on living a healthy life for ME, and for those I love so much!!


Bobbi said...

Awesome Cat - you seem to be so mentally ready for this - and that is what you need to be to get the most out of it! Good for you!!!!! I am so sorry that you are arriving the day I leave, but I will be with you in spirit!

myesha said...

It is very nice to meet you, Cat! I am so happy that you are happily embracing so many life changes. I cannot wait to meet you in person!!

Diana said...

Cat: I have really enjoyed your blog, your comments, and your outlook. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. Your positive attitude and enocuraging words have really helped me. If I recall correctly, we will be at Fitness Ridge together May 4-Apr 2. I am excited to be sharing this experience with you, and hope we can rely on each other during our time at Fitness Ridge.

I'm leaving my 13 year old to be cared for by her 27 year old brother. My kids are doing a lot to support me. I will miss them terribly while I am gone. This will be the first time I do something that is all about me.

Robbie Kelley said...

Hello again Cat Chez! I can't tell you how excited I am to meet you. You have been a huge inspiration to me and I have loved reading your blog. I also started telling people at work and I have noticed that the more people I tell the more support I feel. We can do this together. It is so nice to now that we aren't alone in our body issues. Thanks for friending me on FB a few months ago. HUGS!

annelisewojo said...

Isn't it invigorating sharing your journey and the real you? Opening up to the world? Letting loose. Being who you are. You've got a terrific outlook and will do superb at the resort and the rest of the year. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll continue to inspire many. Thank you for sharing your journey. I too have enjoyed reading you. :)

ultramichelle said...

Welcome out. This journey is being accountable to ourselves and it sounds like you are ontrack. I think you are doing great.