XKANDI2005X

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This is my starting picture. Taken on 01/02/2011. I am about 180-183 pounds here.



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The Current Me! Happy with this part....just not happy with the part from here down.



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Hello. My name is Kandi, and I am 24 years old. My life has been one challenge after another. I was born with muscular dystrophy, that only affected the lower part of my body, because the muscles from my knees down didn't fully develop.

In 2007, I had a very bad car wreck and crushed both knees and ankles, broke a few places in my back, and broke my wrist in a few places. I had to have lots of screws and pins and plates put in both knees and ankles. After many months of determination, I AM WALKING AGAIN!!! But I now have even more complications to overcome. After not being able to get out and be active like I was prior to the wreck, I have gained some unwanted pounds.

MY BREAKING POINT: Christmas shopping (2010)!
I got so aggravated having to sit down at every bench/chair I could find. After about 5 minutes or so of walking, I would be out of breath and would begin to lose circulation in my legs. I have learned that once my legs start going to sleep, I better be finding somewhere to sit down soon, or I will fall. Not a good thing to have happen in public.

I want the healthy and happy me back!! And this is a great place to start!!


Member Since: 1/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 30

My Goals:
MAIN GOAL: is to lose 30+ pounds by October 9th, 2011 (my 25th birthday).

Be able to go down at least 2 pants sizes. Im currently in a size 14, and they are rather hard to find. 13's are too tight and 15's are too big. So I would like to be able to wear a size 10 or 12 again.

Increase self esteem and feel comfortable about myself again.

Feel comfortable enough in a bikini this summer to go to the beach without having to "cover up".


My Program:
So far, just making sure I drink lots of water daily.



Personal Information:
My name is Kandi, I'm 24, and I live in Hawkinsville, GA. I live by myself with 3 chihuahuas: Toby, Paco, and Lola. I am unable to have children, so I think of them as my "fur babies...but either way, child or not, they are my heart!


Other Information:
Favorite Quote:
"No Matter How Bad You Think Your Situation Is, There Will ALWAYS Be Someone Else In The World In A Much Worse Situation Than The One Yours."

"It's Better To Have It And Not Need It, Than To Need It And Not Have It!"





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  • v BUBLEH
    Hey girl!! I see we are on the same sparkteam! Today is the Day was created by my BFF KyleyFu & we are working hard to get our weight off and so far we are both doing AMAZING! how are you doing??
    3782 days ago
  • v WETMAC
    Kandi, you are an awesome young lady. You have overcome so much in your life yet still have more to do. I wish you every success and with being a member of oour little merry band you will find all the loe and support you need to get you motivated and keep you ont he right track. We are a happy band of people and look at ourselves as an extended family as we have got to know each other so well over time. Nothing is taboo and be it personal or otherwise we have some great discussions and debates as wella s more than a few laughs along the way.

    Please do not be a stranger. It is so easy to join a team and not come in and get involved. Please let us see you posting regulrly. That way e can get to know you better and you can get to know us as well. You have a head start already as a few of us are animal lovers and regale each other with tals of our four legge friends, some of which are really funny.

    So, looke forward to seeing oyu on the htreads.

    All the very best,

    Mac, Member Disabilities Team. emoticon
    3783 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    Hi Kandi..
    Welcome to People with Disabilities.............. I read your story......... and I have a similar one.......... With learning to walk again......... and having too much weight on me to walk far........ or stand for a certain time..... But we got up and showed them we can do it............... Come on over any time and introduce yourself to the team............ the support is great........... I look forward to getting to know you better............... Good luck with living a healthier life style..........

    Sherry... Team Leader.. emoticon
    3783 days ago
  • v VGINNY
    KANDI----HI AND WELCOME TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES----WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU FOUND US AND THAT WE CAN BE YOUR SUPPORT.------THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ARE VERY GOOD AT--------YOU HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE emoticon

    GINNY
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    3783 days ago
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