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Jan 14, 2007 During the Half Marathon

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Hi my name is Cindi and I am from Arizona - I am a hospice nurse and I am a 48 yo mother of 3. When my daughter's therapist told me I should loose weight to help my daughter's self esteem, she hit me with: You need gastric bypass because let's face it honey, at your age you can't loose it with diet and exercise. I hate that word "can't" I set out to prove her wrong and I am still loosing.

Fitness accomplishments so far:
1. walk/run events: 20 5K's so far, a 4 mile, an 8K AND a half marathon!
2. KungFu: orange belt. Tang Soo Do: green belt.

Update 9/07: After being at this for so long - my daughter (and my sons) are very proud of my accomplishments so far. My daughter is amazed at the strength and determination she sees in me, but not only am I healthier physically, I am also healthier emotionally and she sees that as well. And my sons? Well, my 19 year old thinks it is wonderful that he has a mom that has got his back in a fight (boys these days).

Member Since: 5/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,087

My Goals:
Martial art study for life time. Obtain my black belt by the time I am 60.

My Program:
Started studying Kung Fu June 10, 2006. (school closed after just one year)
Started studying Tang Soo Do as of August 13, 2007 Started with a new school Shaolin Kenpo Feb 20, 2009

Personal Information:
I grew up in the midwest - Kansas but have lived most of my life in Phoenix, AZ.

Other Information:
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

Tain't what a man don't know that hurts him, it's what he knows that just ain't so. - Frank McKiinney Hubbard

Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is the gift of thyself. - Emerson.

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    Thank you for the comment on my page, goodie and writing on my posting! I just felt like crying when I read everyone reply's. I'm glad to have all these ladies that supports me and supports eachother. I felt that I needed a good testing just to start out on a clean slate and I got it.
    4500 days ago
    Thank You for the spark goodie and your words of encouragement emoticon
    4501 days ago
    Hello there! I saw a post from you in the parenting and family support forum...so I thought I'd stop by. :)

    Congrats on the green belt in Tang Soo Do - my kids are in that as well...my son is an orange stripe belt and my daughter is an orange belt - they started September 2008. I am so very proud of them! Maybe some day I'll go too...I just think I'm too heavy to do it now.

    Also, your birthday is the same day mine is!!! LOL...I just think it's so neat when I meet another person with the same birthday as me...I'll be turning 30 this year...and I was born in Clovis, NM...so, if you've lived in Arizona your whole life, I was born not too far from you! :) LOL
    4505 days ago
    Cindi...I LOVE my teddy bear...THANKS!!
    4506 days ago
    Hi, just stopping by to check out your page since we are on Star Trek team. I've had people tell me before that I can't do something and that is when I fight the hardest. Have a great weekend! Deb
    4512 days ago
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