Thursday, September 30, 2010

9-30-10 recovery week

Well heading into week 5  and it is recovery week.  Basically  I'm giving my body time to rest and I'm still working out just without intervals. I  am doing 1 hour a day on a step master elliptical and tread mill.  I am on each machine for 15 min with a 5 min warm up and a 10 min cool down. Nonetheless i am seeing progress! We have set a goal  to end up at 220 pounds and to run a 5 k  in February! I will be running that with Zac  so I have to "step it up and rock it" as Fawn would say! I am excited to see what  the new week brings!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


My workout summary!!!

I feel good! Today was good except for the normal stress from work... it was to the point that i was stuttering on some of my phone calls but i got through the day. I was looking forward to my work out. I started slow then I built up to a run for a run then back down to a walk. A portion of my work out i was runnig and i was listening to my music and a song i have called DEAR MAMA from
Tupac came on.  I wanted to cry because here i am running  and hearing the song my mom came to mind i was thinking about how I owe her alot because believe me she is the one that helps me to stay on this path! She preps my meals... lunch dinner and snacks... and I just used her and her love for me as a fuel to keep running a little longer and walking a little farther. i am very blessed to have Fawn Zac and my mom helping me!  I can not say it enough. Thank you guys love all of you and thanks  to every one that is supporting  me. If  anyone is considering the journey trust me it is not easy but well worth it YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Ok so we are heading into week 5 and I am curious to  see what is in store. The streches and running are getting a lil easier but I still struggle.  I am getting compliments left and right also I feel alot more confident to where I am looking people in the eye like Zac said I matter and I have people that love and care for me and I am not alone. i also am alot more social and  dont angry  as easily as before. And now I could care less of what people think of me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


well we are in week 4 and i will be weighed today,  ilook forward to the results. one thing i have noticed that i get hungry quicker normally i eat every 3-31/2 hours  and now i get hungry 1hr  after i eat i hope its a good thing cause i do not want to mess up we have worked to hard to get where i am. this morning i gout up made my brkfast and around 9 45 i went to the park and did my excercise i fel good i was doing push ups running  bridges ithey got easier   i cant wait till they become 2nd nature

Monday, September 20, 2010


mindset. i feel i hit a wall.today i got a txt from zac asking how am i doing i said fine. and ecerything is going well  but i cant sseem to find mymotivation or focuis on it  i dont want this to turn into a chore but a new life stlye. in talking to zac and fawn always help cause they both seem to help fuel my  motivation and its good but i have to be able to do it my self put focus  back on why  i started this journey and my answer is ME i want to be  a better me i can be i am 27 and before this journey i felt like 87 i am just reflecting on what zac and fawn said  some days are easier then other but you can succed cande. WWZFS helps me out alot so when i ran today i set small reachable goals  for example  run from one corner to another  and as i completed my small goal i had a sense of acomplishment and help out so settin those small goal and completeing them i will exercise my mind also

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Today was long but good I walked for 1 hour this morning because I needed to make up for yesterday light work out. I think think it is getting to as I sit and smell the burgers dogs and now all the invitations to go out and eat I have to turn down because I don't want to mess up or get off track with all the progress tjat we have made. I like getting the complements from family freinds and co workers" looking good cande" I sounds great but I feellike I am on the edge of a cliff but I know my family and friends are there to catch me if I happen to fall

Saturday, September 18, 2010


well it 11 pm and i still need to get my work out in. once again i will be going to the gym . the results are good  i neede to put in a new hole in my belt to keep my pants  from falling off  its a good feeling  see that mt gut does not  hong over my belt. i know  i will meet my goal  i didnt put on the weight  over nite and it will not come off  over night.

Friday, September 17, 2010

9-17-10 What a day

well today i was sent on a mission had to be up @ the crack of dawn  it really tested my prep skills  cause i was runing a lil late but nonethe less the task got done. so as i am eating my lunch i noticed i was hungry as i was eating  after i noticed i was still hungry i felt like just pulling over  and grading somwething somehere  but i stuck it out and thanks to mym mom packing a extra piece of fruit it held me over.  i asked fawn if this was normal she said yes that my mataolism is speeding up. this  is going to be challenging  cause its getting to my limit i am not getting cranky but i sometimes feel that way  and its weird cause i  had a good day. mentally and sometimes physically i feel exaushted!. but i alwasy think WWZFS(WHAT WOULD ZACN FAWN SAY) lol  so i dont want to disapoint them especally myself

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Workout and Weigh in!

Check out Cande's Workout and Weigh in Week 3!



today was great i went for a 30 min walk @12 then i went to the beach and played volly ball and it is not easy runing in sand  i had fun and a good work out  i was able to share my story with my group how zac and fawn are helping me and wow the response was amazing i felt  that i have even more support..

Cande, You Rock!!!

As I watched Cande do pushups last night in a field, while running sprints and dropping into squats, my heart almost burst with excitement and pride! There are NO WORDS for how proud I am of Cande and the transformation that he has made in his life! HE IS RUNNING! When we started, Cande could barely walk 20 feet and now he is doing pushups?! What?!!! This truly reflects who Cande is becoming. It's about mind over matter! Mind and body are a package deal, one cannot go without the other! As I was watching Cande train with Zac, I noticed a few things about the new Cande! He is standing taller, his body is getting smaller and his movements are improving! He is even coming out of his shell alot! He said that he has always been a little shy and has held his head down, but Cande is making significant changes in his life! He is opening up!!! Of course, I love making videos and showing the world who Cande is, but he has even willingly stepped into that as well!

Cande talked about how he has been struggling with temptation this last week, but don't worry he has stayed strong! Needless to say, I am truly encouraged and inspired by him, as you should be as well! Way to go Cande!!! You rock!

Fawn "Baby Deer" Woodfin

Monday, September 13, 2010

9-13-10 it pays off

Well it was that time of the week, my meet and greet with zac and fawn!  Todays exercise was intense and it was hard but I had support  so it made it a lil easier. I weighed in today and  and I LOST 7 more lbs,  in week 3 for a grand totsal of  19 lbs! WOW! I'm feeling great. Today fawn asked what my challenges are and i said  temptation  is hard. The day to day stress doesn't help but I don't fall. With everyone's support, I can succed.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9-12-10 NO EXCUSES

Well I just got back from the store and work and I will be going to the gym to complete my exercise, for safety reasons. Because it is not late there is or should be no excuse.  I will be needing 7 hours of sleep so if i go to bed @ 11:30 and wake up @ 6:30am there is my 7. Good time management and the willingness to get things done both go a long way. The fact of the matter is that now I am  looking forward to my run/walk @ the end of my day because it helps me let go of the stress i have aquired through out my work day.  I have no need to go back to comfort food and I thank God Zac/Fawn and my mom for helping with all this!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


My mom is making menudo and it smells so good but i cant have any.  I had  some lean beef with rice and  tomatos with spinach it was good. At times i feel like i just want to cave in, its hard cause my familys  meals are unhealthy but  smell wonderful. All I know is I feel diffrent,  more confident and  more open to talk to anyone and every one its just a great feeling  and thats why i dont cave in! It's a new me and i wont go back!

Friday, September 10, 2010


i just got back from my walk and i am tired. i feel out of it and people have been asking if  i am ok and simply answer yes  if feel like i am on auto piolit but in a strange way i like it cause my mind feels free like i have no worries what evver obsticle is headed my way  i dont care any more or worry about it  i just thru it  with out a care in the world and i am loving it i  enjoy the new me

Week Number 2 Weigh in with Cande!


Cande's Intense Workout!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Balanced Breakfast to Start the Day!

Balanced Breakfast!  Wheaties (Carb), Eggs (protein and fat) and Strawberries (Carb)!  Breakfast for Champions!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Got home kind of late like @ 9pm and  Zac had just texted me asking if i had done my exercises . I said no I had just walked in the door i mustered up some energy and i did my run! I am tired my legs feel like they are gonna fall off lol but loosing 12lbs is more then enough  motivation!  I cannot say it enough, I feel good back pain isn't as bad and  i sleep like a baby!  I can't believe I made the decision to do this  I am still very much in shock .  Well like fawn said it is only gonna get harder  and I am up for it =)

Check Out Cande's Videos!

Meet Cande!

Week 1 Down With the Rockstar!

Walking With Cande!

Monday, September 6, 2010


WOW!!!!!!!!!! today i had my PM work out with zac and fawn. i am sooooooo tired  but a good tired like my buddy audra said in a few of her blogs.  i now know what she means so a shout out to her. Well today i weighed in and i lost 4 more lbs. for a grand total of 12 lbs in 2 weeks. I was so happy and some differences are being seen in my posture, it is better, I can walk better, and I dont get out of breath as easily. I am extramly happy with the results. So now for my workouts- I walk and jog walk for 1 min and jog for 20 secs it is hard but i know with God;s help, along with Zac, Fawn and my mom I can do IT. Oh, and by the way, today is my BDAY  and loosing 12lbs is the best gift i could have recieved =)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


i am a little sad  it is labor day weekend  and usually i would be eating bbq meat soda and beer. but this year non of that. i feel drained tired and sleepy. my parents still eating  the old way and it is hard  because the food the eat looks so good but i know its bad for me i some times just want to pig out.  i get frustrated with the constant questions you want a soda do you want pizza  etc..... yes i do want it but i will not have it  i have come too far to turn back now i will succed with gods help along with fawn zac and my mom. i can see my goal!!!  i need to have faith a alot of will power =)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dinners served! As you can see it is well balanced =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

9-2-10 PM

Today was ok, I was a lil bored so i started to do some cleaning  and i didn't half ass it like before.  I  notice that all the tasks that I have been doing, I don't stop. Before I would get tired  and stop and drag out the chore  and it wouldn't get it done. it feels good to accomplish little tasks. Through this journey I have had my temptations, since i do not want to let Fawn, Zac, or especially my self down, I hold strong and think of my old habits and how they held me back from being social or being able to buy the latest apparel because it doesn't come in my size 3x. It also didn't help me get a date cause i learned the hard way  that girls really don't like FAT guys so hearing that would make me eat more because food didn't judge me like certain people have. Only God can judge me and thanks to those people i have become stronger and i will succeed in this.  I am no longer AFRAID cause for every person that didn't like me  i have 6 people that LOVE me no matter what(mom,dad,bro,sis,zac,fawn). So boredom was and can be a cause to unhealthy eating which i have learned to control!  =)

After a Workout!

After a nice walk a hearty bowl of oatmeal

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Yesterday i thanked my mom,Fawn, and Zac but I would also like to thank God!! He made it possible for all of us to come togeather! =) I just got back from my  walk/sprint. the last few minutes  i just started to sprint and i was shocked! A little over a week ago i had trouble walking now i am sprinting. I am feeling good and finding the meals that work for me. I sometimes want to stop at  a fastfood place but i check my self and remeber that i  lost 8 lbs  and every time I say it it puts a smile on my face=). I noticed that while i walk my head is down or my eyes also, like i said yesterday I will now walk with my head up high. It feels so diffrent but good like  i am a different person and I  am loving it.  It is not easy  but well worth it.