Raleigh mom wins $10,000 in weight loss challenge

Raleigh mom wins $10,000 in weight loss challenge


FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH WHILE CARETAKERS ASSESS HIS RECOVERY. HE’S ADORABLE. A RALEIGH WOMAN IS STARTING THE YEAR OFF RIGHT CELEBRATING GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD FORTUNE. TWO MONTHS AGO, CANDICE BURTON ENTERED A NATIONAL WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION WITH HER GYM AND THIS MORNING SHE FOUND OUT SHE WON THE $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. CBS NORTH CAROLINA SAT DOWN WITH BURTON TO HEAR HOW SHE DID IT AND WHAT’S NEXT. REPORTER: THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS HAVE BEEN TOUGH ONES FOR CANDICE BURTON. SHE LOST HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER WITHIN A MONTH OF EACH OTHER AND THE HITS JUST KEPT COMING. LAST YEAR, I HAD A BUSINESS AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT DIDN’T DO AS WELL AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED AND SO IT KIND OF JUST I GUESS BUILT UP. BURTON GAINED WEIGHT AND WAS BATTLING DEPRESSION, BUT DECIDED SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE A CHANGE. SHE JOINED LIFETIME ATHLETIC AND SIGNED UP FOR THE 60 DAY FIT CHALLENGE. I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE FIRST CLASS. LIKE IT WAS I THINK I MADE IT LIKE 30 MINUTES AND YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE TRAINERS SHE GAVE ME SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS AND LET ME KNOW THAT THE MORE THAT I GO, THE EASE YOUR IT’S GOING TO GET AND JUST KEEP GOING AND SO I DID. WHEN SHE COMES SHE WAS MOTIVATED AND IT WAS INFECTIOUS AND NO MATTER HOW INTENSE THE CLASS GETS SHE HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE. HAVING HER ACTUALLY SMILING AND LIKE PARTICIPATING MAKES MY JOB EASIER BECAUSE IT JUST FEEDS POSITIVE ENERGY. SHE JUST HAS THIS UNBELIEVABLE POSITIVE ENERGY. IT’S INFECTIOUS TO THE REST OF THE PEOPLE AROUND. BURTON LOST 40 POUNDS AND WON HER DIVISION OF THE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. DURING HER TRIP TO THE GYM THIS MORNING, SHE WAS SURPRISED WITH THE NEWS BY DOZENS OF PEOPLE WAITING TO GIVE HER HUGS AND HIGH FIVES. SHE WAS A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR ME WHEN SHE DID IT AND WHEN SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING AND SHE ACHIEVED IT LIKE THAT HELPS ME DO STUFF. THE FACT THAT I CAN SET A GOAL AND TELL MY SON LICK WE’RE GOING TO SET THIS GOAL AND DO IT AND ACCOMPLISH IT MEANS THE WORLD. IN RALEIGH, CBS NORTH CAROLINA. FABULOUS. WELL BURTON WANTS TO USE THE PRIZE MONEY TO START A MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN THE AREA. SHE ALSO WANTS TO CONTINUE HER

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