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.