Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Candace: 10 lbs. to lose

Hi friends! I'm not even home yet, but hanging out at the airport on my layover headed back to L.A. I've been in Europe for 3 weeks with my family and had a wonderful time. More on that later.... But I decided to blog about losing these 10 pounds I've gained over the past year. I understand that my recent 4-6 pounds is simply because of all the great food I've been enjoying in Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece which was well worth it! But even before vacation another 5 pounds crept up on me just because my portions got a little larger over time and I wasn't as conscience of all that I was eating. I hope you'll join me for some encouragement and inspiration. I'll be "Reshaping" these last 10 pounds so I can feel great and be as fit as possible. I love feeling good in my clothes and being able to run a race well. The older I get, the more I enjoy fitness challenges. I'll be blogging my daily food intake and fitness routines. I'm not asking you to follow my plan step by step as I'm not an expert, but just come to be encouraged. Share with me what's working for you and together we can challenge and inspire one another.

24 comments:

  1. I followed your books and I went from 179 to 163 and I'm still trying to work at it since my weight before kids was 135 Ibs I will follow you and try my best to lose ten Ibs my goal is 25

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  2. I'm so glad your doing this! I read your book last summer & it encouraged me to get moving & eat clean! I've since lost focus & gained a few of those yucky lbs back that I lost. Let's get focused & start loosing so we can rock those cute skinny jeans this fall!!

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  3. Yea! I'm glad the blog is still going. I'm in the process of losing baby weight and could use the encouragement!

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  4. Will you be blogging about the cleanse you use to get started?!? I'm looking for a good one

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  5. Looking forward to reading along, Candace!

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  6. thank u for this....i read ur book too last summer and lost 10lbs. i have been trying to loose the next 10lbs for a year. uuhhhh...i keep falling down, but i will keep getting up. this is my summer to loose 10lbs again!!!!

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  7. Thanks for the blog! I will be following. I read you book and was doing really well, but some of those nasty pounds found their way back to me, ugh!

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  8. I read your book last month. Down 6 lbs. so far! We're the same age but I have a 2 year old and 3 year old, and am trying to get off baby weight. I have to say, I've had your "cottage cheese on toast" breakfast almost everyday for 6 weeks! Lol. I use the Horizon organic low fat b/c it has live cultures. I love it and have my husband hooked, too :)

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  9. Dear Candace,

    I am SUPER excited for your upcoming posts. I am currently reading your book and LOVING IT! I have lost about 10 lbs in the past few months. I am going to join you and this challenge to reshape my life, and lose 10 more lbs (I am still carrying lots of baby weight).

    Do you set up time goals too? Like losing 10 lbs in 2 months?? Let us know.

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  10. I've gained about 5 pounds very recently (well it fluctuates between 5-10 pounds, seriously). It's so frustrating! But I'm hoping it's at least partially from gaining muscle from the Insanity workout DVDs.

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  11. I'm so excited. This is perfect timing. I just bought your book yesterday. Can't wait to start this journey!

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  12. Thanks for your honesty and willingness to share your struggles. 10 lbs. sounds great to me, maybe I can lose them along with you :-) It's summer and the ice cream has been calling my name and I've been answering a little too often!

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  13. Catherine MorningstarJuly 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    I'm there with you. I moved from Fresno, CA to Germantown, TN 2 week ago. I no longer have my gym membership and southern cooking is so good. I think I've gained ten pounds. Everything I wear is tight on me.

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    1. Welcome to Germantown! Healthy food shopping tips: FYI, there is a Whole Foods in east Memphis on Poplar Avenue. Also, there is a great farmer's market every Sat. In the Ag Center at the intersection of Germantown Road & Walnut Grove Road. The closest Trader Joe's is in Nashville though. Bon appetit!

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  14. You don't look like you have to lose 10 lbs. I think you are too skinny as it is. Even in the recent pics of you, you look healthy and great!

    I think you might be being too hard on yourself, just focus on being healthy and not how much weight you have to lose.

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  15. I'm looking forward to losing the 10 with you. I've been struggling with portion size as well and I find myself finishing off extra "bites" of my kids plates. It's adding up. I came here looking for some motivation to get in the basement and do my workout. Here I go!
    Can't wait for your blogs.

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  16. Hi Candace, I'm excited to follow you on this journey and I hope that it can have some positive influence on my own relationship with food. I've been struggling with an eating disorder for the past several years. When I was a teenager I used to restrict my food and I was on the thin side of a healthy weight range. Then when I started college I began to binge and purge. For the past several years I've witnessed several family members suffer with extremely difficult health problems which shocked me enough to stop purging my food for fear that I was going to have a heart attack. However, I was still bingeing every single day and have put on 50 pounds. For the past several months I have been seeing a Christian nutritional therapist, and while I feel like God has repaired my relationship with food and strengthened my relationship with my body, I find myself still wanting to slim down to a healthier weight (I'm currently about 170 and 5'5") but I'm nervous about backsliding into old disordered behaviors. As someone who struggled with bulimia, I'm curious how have you been able to lose weight healthfully without becoming compulsive with or obsessive about it? Is there any advice you can give me about losing weight without going overboard? I feel like my current weight is a reflection of all of the horrible things I've done to my body for the past several years, and I just want the outside to finally start reflecting the inside, but it's almost like I'm afraid to diet. God bless!

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    1. keep loving urself and keep loving God...He will show you the way when people cannot:)

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  17. Bonjour Candace ! I'm sorry to say I'm glad you're sharing this with us ! I still have 12 pounds to loose, and being a french woman living in France, you can imagine where my struggles are.... I'll be following you and will stick to better food behaviour, I'll try to be a winner for God has granted me with a body I have to care for.

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  18. Hi Candace. I can really relate. I went from 180 to 120 over the course of three years, but I've gained about 7 pounds back this year. Larger portions and being SO unmotivated to exercise during this extremely hot summer have been doing me in. I know 7 pounds can turn into 77 pounds, so I want to nip this in the bud right now. I'll be following along with you to lose 10 pounds, too.

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  19. where can i find the meal plan and excerise?

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  20. Thank you for being so vulnerable! I also read your book a year ago and have lost 10 pounds since last summer. You've helped me more than you could ever know! I have the last 10 pounds i would love to drop so I will be following along too! When will you be writing another book?!? My husband makes fun of me because I read the book over and over again ;) by the way I saw you at the conference in Tulsa Oklahoma! :) :)

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  21. So excited to follow along! I've gotten off track this summer after a couple of trips and I'm ready to get back at it! Thank you for sharing Candace!

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  22. Thank you for sharing. Candace, So excited to follow along.

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