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James and Daddy at the Omaha Zoo! (not sure about the look on James' face!)

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From left to right: Sis in law Manda, me, oldest daughter Alyssa

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"I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again."
-William Penn

"There are no short cuts to any place worth going."

Psalm 91:2
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him I will trust.

Hi! I'm Candi. I am a Special Education teacher in Missouri. I am a 44 year old mother of three children, one in college, one in high school, and one going into pre-school! Nuff said? My husband and I decided to join together to lose weight and eat healthy.

Wow! We have been with Sparkpeople for over a month and I have met my first goal (lost 10 pounds) and working on the next goal!

Member Since: 1/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,648

My Goals:
I want to eat healthier to feel better so I can be around to see my son grow.

My Program:
My plan is to eat healthier, more fruits and vegetables. I want to drink at least my 8 cups of water a day and walk at least 3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Central Missouri.

I am happily married.
I am an only child.
I am left handed.
I hate to clean house!
I love Italian food.
I'd walk a 1,000 miles up hill in a snow storm for a good piece of bread!
I wish I could play the piano and violin.
Some of my favorite people are kids!
I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
I believe everything happens for a reason.

Other Information:
I love to read murder mysteries! James Patterson is a favorite!

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.
-Elvis Presley

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them."
-Robert Frost

"The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future."

"Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up."
-Jesse Jackson

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    So so so so happy to see you back!!! emoticon
    3494 days ago
  • v ANNE2002
    Candi, just wishing you a great weekend!!!

    Love, Anne
    3639 days ago
    Not sure if you'll see this, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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    3661 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2011 1:39:37 PM
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Spring TIme!

    I love spring! emoticon The joy of planning my gardens .I love the first sign of the crocus, emoticon daffodil, and tulips pooping up, emoticon brushing away the dead and heavy cover to see the strawberries, chives,parsley and lavender emerge, emoticon the shoots of green buds on trees, emoticon and the robins returning, emoticon the morning sounds of the birds chirping. emoticon

    Spring is a time of renewal. The weather gets warmer and the days grow longer allowing us time to get out doors and PLAY! Finding fun and exciting ways to enjoy the out of doors will invigorate and motivate you plus it changes your routine causing those pounds to drop. Try biking, rollerblading, trail hiking or geocaching. Play kick the can, skipping, or jump roping with the kids. Push strollers, walk dogs, climb fences. Join a league. Grow a garden. The possibilities are limitless.

    Spring is a time of freshness. Start trying some new veggies and fruits. Drink lots of water. Give yourself a homemade facial or scrub your feet with an abrasive. Give your house a good cleaning. Get rid of the old.

    Okay, hopefully I motivated you to make some fun changes and break up your routine a tad. Let me know what works for you! emoticon
    3784 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon It's Sunday morning and I am sitting here with a hot cup of tea trying to compose my thoughts/plans for the week. I really wanted to talk about never giving up, so I found this by Conrad Hilton:
    Achievement seems to be connected with action.
    Successful men and women keep moving.
    They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

    So if you have made a mistake this week, BIG DEAL. Pick yourself up and start again. I feel so lucky to be healthy and in control of myself right now.

    emoticon emoticon On another note, there were so many blogs this week from friends with chronically ill parents. I experienced that last year and know how hard it is to take care of them. You literally have no time for yourself and you tend to slip back into bad habits. If any of you have extra energy this week, please send it in your thoughts and prayers to those who need the strength and sleep to continue caring for their loved ones. God bless and have a wonderful week! emoticon
    3812 days ago
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