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My name is Candice (duh) I am 32 years old (wha?!!). I have been married to my husband, Adam for 7 years but we have been best friends for 10. Together we have two amazing daughters. Callysta is 4 and Alessa is nearly 2.


Growing up I was skinny, active, and a complete garbage can when it came to food. lol I can remember coming home from school and eating a big old chocolate pie (the kind in the wax paper wrapper) lunch meat wrapped around cream cheese, with Doritoes and as ...
My name is Candice (duh) I am 32 years old (wha?!!). I have been married to my husband, Adam for 7 years but we have been best friends for 10. Together we have two amazing daughters. Callysta is 4 and Alessa is nearly 2.


Growing up I was skinny, active, and a complete garbage can when it came to food. lol I can remember coming home from school and eating a big old chocolate pie (the kind in the wax paper wrapper) lunch meat wrapped around cream cheese, with Doritoes and as many sodas as I could sneak out of the fridge.

It wasnt until I was out of High School that I noticed a little flub around my middle. I never worried about it much because I was so thin to begin with I figured it would just go away on its own.

And it did!

Ok so it didnt. lol I was working a job that stressed me out to the point I wasnt eating until I got home at 8PM so I lost A LOT of weight and estimate I was around 120 pounds at my lightest.

I lost the weight and learned nothing.

Then I met my husband and became disgustingly happy. We played, we ate, we watched movies, we ate, we played video games, aaaaaaand we ate. I gained 60 pounds, he looked exactly the same :/

At our wedding I was 182 pounds and unhappy in my own skin.

That is the first time I joined Spark. I was a machine. 1200 calories a day, one cheat meal a month, and I worked out at least 30 minutes a day but usually more. I lost 40 pounds in 2 months.

I learned a lot, but not enough.

My husband and I moved to Italy for year where I let my new eating habits slip away. After that it was easy to let life get in the way. My father attempted suicide while we were out of the country, my Mom was diagnosed and fell ill with a serious diease(she is doing much better now), and I suffered two miscarrigaes all in two years time. Food once again became my coping mechanism. By October 2010 I was 10lbs heavier than I was when I first started spark back in 2006.

Ugh!!

It wasnt until October 2010, (our daughter was 1 at the time) when I became ready to give this my all. I made a brand new Spark account and went to work on myself. I managed to get myself down to 150-155 when we got the wonderful news we were expecting Alessa.

I was very sick most of my pregnancy and only ate crap when I was feeling good. Sooooo I am back and ready to rumble!

I cant even explain just how much my Spark friends have helped me along the way! Just when I think I have it all figured out I see a new blog from one of you that blows me away and gives me all new inspiration! I know we can do it Sparklers!!!
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Member Since: 10/16/2010

SparkPoints: 20,220

Fitness Minutes: 9,260

My Goals:
--Goals and Rewards--

10 pounds= Solo Shopping trip

15 pounds= Movie night at home, my pick.

20 pounds= Fluttershy Hoodie

25 pounds= Salon

30 pounds= Family Outting, my choice

40 pounds= Date night dressy

50 pounds= iPad Mini or tattoo

55-60 pounds= Professional Family Portraits

My Program:
I will stay within my calorie range 6 days a week.

30 Minutes Moderate Cardio 5 days a week

Strength Training 3 days a week

Walking, Wii, treadmill, and videos are my main tools. I am also trying out a weighted hulahoop!

Personal Information:
I am originally from Washington State. My husband and I moved to Michigan after he detached from the NAVY.

We have two beautiful girls. Alessa is the baby of the family. She is silly, sweet, and so much fun! Callysta is our preschooler. She is strong willed, smart, and super creative!

Other Information:
I am a beginner stained glass artist.

I love crafting of all kinds.

Scrapbooking and photography.

Sewing and hand embroidery.

I hope to learn to crochet this year also :) My Mom moved in with us and is VERY talented.

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