Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eating Healthy

Mike and I live what a doctor, and my mother, would call a "sedentary" lifestyle. He drives for a living, and I stand in front of a quilt machine. Yes, I use some muscle to move the thing, and I walk back and forth from one side to the other and I chase my 2 year old around, but still....not very active where doctors are concerned.

Anyway, we have decided to try to eat a little more healthy. I know, I know. It's like attempt number 28 or something like that. But when we were at Sam's Club the other day, we started looking at cook books, and Mike got me the best one. It's by Better Homes and Gardens, called Cook Healthy Today. It's pretty good. I've already tried a few recipes in it, and they are quite tasty. They even have a section on weight loss. It plans out your meals for 2 weeks with a caloric intake of 1200, 1500, or 1800 calories per day. It's really nice. It takes a lot of guesswork out of things. So we are trying it for the next two weeks to see if we notice a change in our level of health.

The surprising thing I found, using this healthier new menu, is that grocery shopping wasn't that bad. Yes, it was kind of expensive this week, because I didn't have a lot of spices or condiments, but once you buy those you don't have to buy them for a while. The thing I found most surprising was that I bought mostly produce, and it didn't cost as much as I thought it would. It was the other stuff like cereal and canned foods that cost a bundle.

Now all that's left for me to do is pull out the Wii Fit......but I'm not feeling up to it this week. It tells too many truths and not enough lies! (Those of you who have one know exactly what I mean!) Maybe I'll stick to baby-wrangling for the time being.


Faith said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll feel great!

Faith said...

PS- We are mostly looking in Eagle Mountain b/c house prices are lower out there. We are putting in an offer tomorrow on one....SCARY!!!!

Blakely said...

Thanks for the idea on the cookbook. I understand about the Wii Fit. I use it some weeks and then others it just sits there.

Anonymous said...

During my healthy eating trials and tribulations (I meant to say "happy time") we ate GOOD and you're right where prices are concerned. It was cheap then, I assume it is still "cheaper" but no longer cheap.

I have to say that when I felt better, it was more of a mind-set that my body was truly grabbing the nutrients and skipping with joy.

Now, the one thing that DOES make me feel better is fish oil capsuels. I take three a day (doctor's orders).

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

OH so sorry that we can not be at Marshalls big 2 year old party! I will be down the next weekend though and we will be blessing baby Jax on the second sunday of October I think it is the 12th but not sure. any way good luck on the healthy eating. If it were me I would probably only last a week! I LOVE FOOD way to much:)