I’m being held captive my the ice cream in my freezer. I haven’t posted much about my Better For BlogHer challenge, sponsored by Healthy Choice, because I’ve been failing, well that’s not entirely true, I’m just really hard on myself and my expectations are very high. I want to lose 10 lbs in four weeks, and it’s very hard to do with my overgrown sweet tooth.
All I want is chocolate, cookies and ice cream. Those things are all ok in moderation but I lost my self control when I was pregnant three years ago and have had to re-teach myself what it means to indulge and how to stop. It has been a very hard road for me. I’m not talking about just this past week but since my second pregnancy was over. I really do want to change my way of life and eat healthy and be healthy.
I’ve started by making changes to our meal plan. I’m making more chicken and grilling it. We’ve added rice to the menu and taken out a lot of cheese. I was using cheddar cheese in about everything we cooked. That’s not very healthy and adds a lot of calories. Another change I’m trying to implement is the going out to eat. I actually thought that the salad at the Olive Garden was a healthy choice. One serving of that salad has about 300 calories, Whoa! I was shocked, the dressing that seems to be healthy for you is not healthy. They do make a healthier version if you ask for it, but who does that. We will from now on that’s for sure. I have also replaced my lunch time with a Healthy Choice meal. Healthy Choice says that people who eat Healthy Choice as part of a reduced calorie meal plan with moderate exercise improve their overall health and quality of life. In 12 weeks, participants lost an average of 12 pounds, trimmed 1.5 inches off their waistlines and lowered their cholesterol.
For Exercise, we’ve been playing outside a little more and I have found that chasing kids around the block seems to take a few calories away from you. I’m just not sure it’s enough. I believe I need to actually work out/exercise on my own terms a bit. You know, do enough to actually get my heart rate up. With my sweet tooth desires, I know I need more compensation somewhere.
So Step One was changing the meal plan
Step Two was limit the out to eating
Step Three is to pick up the exercising
Step Four is to find a control on my sweet tooth!
Do you have any suggestions for that last step?
This is a sponsored post by Healthy Choice and is part of the Better for BlogHer campaign and I’ve been asked to share my experience with you in exchange for product coupons and gift cards, your experience may be different