And She Was . . . 61. AKA 39. Bite me.

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000


Here you go, Barbara Todaro (who has been my Sensei through much of this and will be even more in 2019).


My journey began in August, 2017 to get so fiercely healthy that I could handle ANYTHING. A naturopath, balanced insides and lots of mindful self-care got me to my FIRST goal--the hourglass figure I had in my 20s and 30s.

NEXT goal, getting tighter, leaner. I can already kick your ass. Well, not Barbara's. That will never happen.



(I will settle for a little less belly and a little more biceps. A LITTLE, Barbara! I like my boobs and butt!)


Happy 2019 to all reading this. If hedonistic me can do this, you can too--if you want.

BTW, had 4 X Spicy Bloodies at the lodge yesterday, which will throw me off for a day. Today, it's water and extra exercise! Deprivation DOES NOT WORK for me. Only BALANCE does.


OH, one more thing. A couple of you know this. When I turned 50, I began 'counting backward' with each birthday.

So like Jack Benny . . . 39!

OF COURSE y'all too young to remember . . . lalalalala!


🎰 Off to play today! 🎰

(No drinkies today, Phyllis. Just water . . .)




🎵 Joining the world of missing persons and she was

Missing enough to feel all right and she was 🎵




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  1. Barbara Todaro 01/01/2019 09:02 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Candice, you crack me up. Good for you and your commitment health and fitness. All of us can use a good dose of that commitment. Barbara has been a great inspiration for that. Now, you join her ranks and hopefully a lot of Rainers will look back and Jan 1 2019 and say, "I read Candice's blog and decided to make a change." Or maybe, "I read Candice's blog and decided to have 4 X Spicy Bloodies." 

Jan 01, 2019 08:04 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Candice A. Donofrio you're unbelievable.... that's a fine body.... chest and butt will reduce with the right strength training.... a tight butt has shape.... you just don't want it to jiggle!!!!  the boobs? to each his's mostly fat... your breast tissue will leave you with shape.... as you tone, they WILL'll never be flat!!!

join a gym and hire a strength trainer...stay off the treadmills...just strengthen.... you'll be firm from head to toe.... your goal is "no jiggle".... get it??? no jiggle.... then you'll know you're in great shape....and "shape" you WILL have... only jello should jiggle.... that's a good snack....sugar free jello... 

you made me proud....but most importantly, you gave yourself the look you deserve to have.... Hugs to you, girl....

Jan 01, 2019 08:07 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You look amazing!  Barbara Todaro is definitely the best sensei that I know of and I would certainly take any advice she has for me!  I have a feeling that 2019 will be a great year for you!

Jan 01, 2019 08:17 AM #5
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Good for you!  YOu do look great and should be proud of yourself!

Jan 01, 2019 08:20 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Candice - Do I hear "The Dawning of The Age of Candice"? Rock on! Carry on! Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2019 08:40 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

HI Candice... you look great! I have about a decade on you... and I just tell people I celebrated the 35th anniversary of my 35th birthday! I am definitely old enough to remember Jack Bennny!

Jan 01, 2019 08:41 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Candice A. Donofrio ,

I'm so glad your sensei re-blogged this post as I missed it! Congratulations!! It takes DISCIPLINE and you are rocking it girl! Looking good and here's to a fabulous 2019!

Jan 01, 2019 09:11 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No doubt that you had a fine coach/sensei in Barbara Todaro .  You look absolutely MaH ve lous.!  Wishing you all the very best in 2019.  A

Jan 01, 2019 09:17 AM #10
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Candice,

Being fit all of last year sets you up good for this year. That is really, what it is about.

Jan 01, 2019 10:07 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You look marvelous and it shows. Talking head are always a good idea. 

Jan 01, 2019 10:56 AM #12
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Glad to hear of your success! So the AR cream puff diet of 2018 is a no-go?

I hope that lady doesn't show up again here this year!

Jan 01, 2019 11:51 AM #13
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Candice, you ROCKED this picture!  I'm surprised Luna allowed you to take center stage!  

Sincerest congratulations on your hard work and I know you will keep it up!

Jan 01, 2019 05:20 PM #14
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Congratulations on reaching the hour glass goal!  You look great!  I'm starting down that road (again) this year, though not looking for an hour glass, just down to the 10% bodyfat range.

Jan 01, 2019 05:35 PM #15
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Congratulations on your hard work, Candice. Your sense of balance appeals to me--I need that, too. You have the best sensei!


Jan 01, 2019 06:28 PM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Candice A. Donofrio - Congratulations on your great achievement! As Audrey Hepburn put it so eloquently, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible! 

OMG you look great and you write straight to the heart of every man and woman who wants to lose weight, look and feel good too! I would love to be one of the ones in 2020 re-blogging this and look as great as you do! 

Having Barbara Todaro for a Sensei was a GREAT idea! You ladies ROCK! And I love how confident you both write because you speak to my soul! 

Jan 01, 2019 07:39 PM #17
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

You look fantastic! Self-care should be everyone's personal commitment!


Jan 02, 2019 04:36 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good for you. Your discipline paid off, and I'm with you, it's all about the balance. Lol. I can think of no finder mentor than Barbara Todaro 

Jan 02, 2019 10:25 AM #19
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Again, I will say Candice...And just like that she proved that anything is possible when determined and sassy. Barbara Todaro would be an amazing role model for strength training and higher level health - plus she's got guns!


Jan 05, 2019 03:03 PM #20
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Great work, terrific results, Candice.  Congrats and continued success in 2019 - know you will!

Jan 08, 2019 11:28 AM #21
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Congratulations, Candice A. Donofrio!! You look fabulous!! And thank you for your always sharp insight and motivating advice!! - Tim

Jan 09, 2019 04:57 PM #22
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