Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Reshaping it All - Day 61

Reshaping it All - Day 61



A message from Candace...

Can you believe it’s been 61 days?! I’m so proud of you for hanging in there! I pray this is only the start of your new-found freedom in healthy living. I can’t wait to hear your success stories and hope you’ll post them here or on our Reshaping It All facebook page! Your stories and testimonies are encouragement and inspiration to others and that’s something we always need to hear no matter where we are in our journey.

Chapter 18 is about leaving a legacy. And while my most important legacy will be left with my children, I want to leave you all with this today…

Sometimes we just need to see the daily grind in someone else’s life. My girlfriend, who has struggled with her weight for many years came to me in desperation and in need of help.

“Can I stay with you for a few days, train with you and see what you and your family eat each day? I need to change my patterns and I need a major kick start.”

As I would with any friend in need, I answered, “Welcome to Bure Boot Camp.”

The funny thing was, she thought my life would look so different than hers on a daily basis. The Bures must have hours to devote to the gym and plenty of time to grocery shop and prepare each healthy meal, she thought. Wrong! Instead of a "Biggest Loser" lock down, she got a front row seat into our family’s hectic and chaotic schedule. The fact was, our schedules didn’t look very different at all. She has husband, kids, and a job. All the daily chores still needed to be done in my home between meetings and appointments and that included laundry, cleaning, making meals for my family and planning time for exercise. She got to experience firsthand that you have to CHOOSE to exercise and eat right in order to see the results in your life. And yes, it can be done. It might not be easy, but it is possible.

Over the next few days, I want to share with you some of meals I make for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’ve tweeted some of these photos already (for all you Twitter followers)! Many of you ask for recipes, but the truth is, if I’m cooking, it’s because I’m following a simple recipe from a magazine or book, or watched it on the Food Network or Cooking Channel and remembered a version of it. Val cooks most of the meals in our home, not me. I’m a lousy chef and even ruined the asparagus recipe that’s in my own book! LOL. But I’ll tell you, my husband doesn’t care how mediocre my food is because he’s just happy when he gets a night off from cooking!

This is my daily grind I hope you enjoy another glimpse into the Bure kitchen.

Stay tuned over the next few days as I invite you back into my kitchen...

~ Candace

Here's what a typical grocery store trip will look like for me.

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This is it--we are closing in on 65 Days to Reshaping it All soon, and as promised in the beginning we have a special giveaway for the last hurrah!!!

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(Note: Make sure that you include a way of contacting you.)

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36 comments:

  1. I would love a t-shirt Candace! I have admired you ever since I was a child. My daughter has been made fun of for being overweight and she was the same size as you as a kid. I always thought you were perfect and I wont let anyone make me think my daughter isnt either!
    I have been trying to make better food choices for my my husband and four kids. You are an inspiration

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  2. Awesome prize Candace! I am blogging my way through your book this summer (3 chapters a week). Also there is a group of us military wives that get together every Wednesday to discuss the chapters. Losing weight has been much easier this round with the encouragement in your book. thanks!
    www.myhealthysushi@hotmail.com myhealthysushi@hotmail.com
    -Kristen

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  3. Looking forward to this posts this week Candace! btw dont u love that almond milk? I have been off of milk products so I decided to try it and I use it for smoothies and everything. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this prize package! I've just found out about "Reshaping it ALL," and I'm really looking forward to reading the book, and applying it in my life.

    Sweet Blessings,
    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  5. Haven't mastered the vacation tailspin. Always get so off track. Why must vacations always be a food fest! Getting back on track...

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  6. Suvarni-94@hotmail.comJune 30, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    I love Reshapin it all ;D

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  7. Would LOVE to win this package. I haven't yet read the book but definitely need to make changes in mine and my family's health.

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  8. It really started for me when I was reaching for a size 20 pants. I thought WHAT AM I DOING TO MYSELF? I decided that day to sgart making some changes. I started small but today I'm in a size 14 and still losing.
    My eating habits have changed and my self control is resolved to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    ....early on I prayed I could find a treadmill. I was able to trade a couch (that I got for free) for a treadmill. I looked at that exact model and the cost was $1600! Praise the Lord! I use it faithfully

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  9. I was so excited to hear you speak recently in Missouri. My daughter is enjoying your book—she's really exercise and nutritionally savvy. I'm working on it! Thanks for your encouragement, Candice!

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  10. Wow, I can't believe it's nearly over! I have been working on so much since reading your book along with eating, time in the Word, and sharing your book and thoughts with friends. I am so thankful for you writing this book. I have lost about 13 pounds and have entirely different way of looking at food. Thank you!

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  11. I would love to win this! :D

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  12. I have tweeted about this! <3

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  13. I have facebooked about this! <3

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  14. I have blogged about this! <3

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  15. I have really loved opening my email every morning and seeing a message from "Reshaping it All." These posts are definitely a God thing. It has been crazy how whatever I'm struggling with that day or the night before, as soon as I open my email there's a post dealing with exactly that issue!

    Thank You!!

    Blessings~

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  16. I have really enjoyed this journey with you! I would loveo this package. I'm going to miss the encouragement ~ but, love the book! It's different from anything I've ever read before ~ and that's good! :) Thank you! Tamara

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  17. That is what our trips look like as well. Thank you for all the motivation!

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  18. This book is changing my life. I want to live in obedience to God! P.s. The turkey meatloaf in the book is a weekly staple in our house!

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  19. This book is helping change my life! I want to obey the Lord! P.S. The turkey meatloaf is a weekly meal in our house.

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  20. I tweeted about the giveaway!!

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  21. I told my 686 FB friends about the blog and giveaway. Hoping that either I or one of my friends win :-)

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  22. Awesome! I am so looking forward to these coming posts on your meals. I am all about simple. I tried your Turkey Meatloaf from the book; only the second time in 12 years of marriage that I have made meatloaf. Everybody ate it, so that was a good thing. :) I have lots of regular recipes that I make, but I am always ready to try a new one.

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  23. I have your book on my Ipad, but would love an autographed copy. I am very inspired by you and your faith in God! Looking forward to reading more about what you have to say!

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  24. I posted on facebook about the giveaway.

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  25. Just got your book, can't wait to dig in. I just have this awesome feeling this is going to be a life changer!

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  26. I love this quote: you have to CHOOSE to exercise and eat right in order to see the results in your life. And yes, it can be done. It might not be easy, but it is possible.

    Such a true statement that keeps me accountable in what I put into my body!

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  27. I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  28. just finished the book last night I really enjoyed it giving it to a friend sunday :)
    jnutting123@ymai.com

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  29. I bloged and facebooked this
    jnuting123@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for all the inspiration both physically and spiritually it is very refreshing to have a positive moral female role model! Twitter @ espionageethel.

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  31. I just want to thank you all for everything. This has been a huge encouragement for me. God bless!

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  32. I just want to say, "Thanks, Candace and Darlene!" This has been a HUGE encouragement for me!

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