I'M BACK TO DOING MY CHER IMPERSONATION AND TRIBUTE SHOW!!!!If you're not aware, for the past 11 years, I've been working as a Cher impersonator, doing a Tribute to Cher show across North America for corporate and private events, casinos, festivals, and other public shows. In July of 2013, I decided to retire and spend time writing songs, singing as myself, in my own voice. Part of the reason for my retiring was I was gaining weight regardless of how little I ate and how much I exercised, and my costumes got tighter and tighter. I thought it was just about me getting older, but I was wrong.
I recently was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition called, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, where my immune system is mistaking my thyroid gland (which controls metabolism) as a foreign invader, and trying to kill it off. That made it produce less thyroid hormone, and thus my weight started to go up and wouldn't come down. The good news, is I am under the care of an awesome Naturopathic Doctor as well as a holistic Medical Doctor, who did extensive testing for nutritional and hormonal deficiencies, and put me on a nutritional supplement and bio-identical natural hormones protocol. In only two weeks, I'm back to my normal weight, and my costumes fit fine! I feel so blessed to have found Dr. Marie Pace in Lafayette, Louisiana.
While I was in her office for the first consult, she asked what I did for a living, and I told her that I USED to be an entertainer, doing a Cher tribute show. When I started telling her about it, I started to cry. I didn't realize how much I missed it and how much that career was a part of me. That very day, I decided that if her protocol got my weight to drop, like she said it would, I would come out of retirement and get back to work! That evening, I got a phone call from an event planner in Destin, Florida, whom I had left a press kit with back in 2005, contacting me some 9 years later about doing an event as Cher this coming spring in Destin. What a synchoronicity! She now wants to represent me in Northwest Florida. I saw that as the universe saying, "Yes" to my decision to come back to work. My exclusive agent in Chicago is working with a different Cher impersonator now, since I had retired. I contacted him, and we are still going to work together, but not exclusively anymore. He will represent me in the Midwest, and I will refer all of my inquiries from the midwest to him to handle for me.
I had let my old website domain expire because I had "retired". Unfortunately, someone bought my old domain name and wants $2,800 for it! I instead got the same domain name, but changed it to .net instead of .com. So my new website is http://www.LisaAsCher.net instead of my old one, LisaAsCher.com.
I'm thrilled to be back at work now! Learning Cher's new hit songs from her latest CD, "Closer To The Truth". Will record some once I have them down.
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