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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: 127,353

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.

Other Information:
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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    Here are the ingredients and calorie breakdown for the salad I had for lunch today...

    3 cups Romaine Lettuce 24 cals
    4oz Poached Chicken Breast, diced, 110 cals
    ¼ cup Frozen Blueberries, unthawed, 20 cals
    ¼ cup Frozen Strawberries, unthawed, 13 cals
    ¼ Hass Avocado, diced, 72 cals
    1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Original Cheese, diced, 35 cals
    1 tbsp Ken’s Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette, 30 cals
    Total 304 Cals, 20 Carbs, 13 Fat, 33 Protien
    * Thaw frozen berries after measuring and drizzle the juice over salad with the salad dressing
    105 days ago
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    Just thought I would come and say and to let you know we would like to hear from you on Bright Line Health Eating which you are a member of - will be making a few changes re the different threads so would really like to have you come and participate
    267 days ago
    Hello you was asking where the pic was taken. Gloucester Massachusetts at the park there.
    377 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have eliminated sugar, too, as part of the elimination diet but sadly here I am on day 5 and it doesn't seem to have made any difference so far. Guess I'll now give up nuts and eggs and see if that makes a difference. Make a big pot of lentils, I guess!
    2408 days ago
    Hi, thanks for the friend add. I've added you, too. Read you bio - great job on all the HMs! Keep up the good work.
    You live in a beautiful part of Florida. DW and I are over here in Maitland, near Orlando. Nice to meet you!
    2591 days ago
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