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Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my Spark Page. Please feel free to drop in any time and say hello.

My name is Candi and this is my story. I have gained and lost weight all of my adult life. Like many of you, I am a stress and emotional eater and I have used every excuse in the book to keep from getting rid of my bad habits!

In December 2006, I ran my first half-marathon and then ran three more over the next year. I ran two other half-marathons for a total of 5. Then, for many reasons, I slipped up and gained 50 pounds.

I recently got back into running again and on November 14, 2010, I ran the San Antonio Half-Marathon. It was an amazing experience and I was so proud of myself for the accomplishment. So I kept running and set a goal to run 6 more Half-Marathons in 2011. I am proud to say that I did it!

I am happy to have found this website and I am thrilled by the amount of support and encouragement that I have been given here. I hope that others will find that I am supportive of them also. Together, we WILL reach our goals!

Member Since: 7/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 105,512

My Goals:
1. Weigh 145 pounds

2. Run 1,000 Miles in 2012.

3. Bike 1,000 Miles in 2012.

4. Give up diet sodas for good.

My Program:
1. Eat 1200-1500 calories per day and eat more when I exercise and burn a lot of calories.

2. Weigh myself only one time per week.

3. Log everything I eat.

4. Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day.

5. Exercise 5 to 6 times per week.

6. Read health and fitness articles every day.

7. Participate on SparkPeople every day.

Personal Information:
My name is Candi and I now live in Port St Lucie, Florida. I lived in California my whole life but retired and moved to Florida in June 2009 to be closer to our children and to try something new. We have two grown sons and two granddaughters. I love to run, bike ride, read, watch good movies, travel, and learn new things.

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My Favorite Quotes:

1. When things go wrong - don't go with them.

2. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want MOST for what you want in the MOMENT.

3. If you think you can - you can!

4. It's never too late to be who you might have been.

5. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

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