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I spent my weekend tucking away my sweaters and leggings. I must say it was a bitter sweet moment knowing I won’t easily be able to hide underneath bulky styles that are oh so forgiving. I even had a reality check moment with my favorite bikini. It was terrible! I didn’t realize how much my body changed from the last time I wore that bikini. I am faced with the hard truth of 15 pounds that are not forgiving in a bikini. I sat down Sunday and set goals for myself that will make a healthier impact on my life and get my bikini body back.
Skipping caffeine is not something I want to completely sacrifice. Soda is my go to pick me up, but the calories I can’t compromise. I found ten calorie sodas at Walmart. There are four Ten Calorie DPSG products that give me the flavor and caffeine I crave without sacrificing taste and at only ten calories, I can still control my calorie intake. With my bikini body goals weighing heavy on my mind I was in a state of dilemma to satisfy my vices and entertain with delicious a snack. I decided to make a portion control Skinny Strawberry Cake dessert.
This is a simple box cake mix recipe, without all of the added ingredients.
- 1 box vanilla cake mix.
- 12 ounces Canada Dry TEN ginger ale,
- 2 egg whites.
- 1 tablespoon lite cool whip
- strawberry slices
- Take your favorite vanilla cake mix. In a large bowl combine, cake mix, 12 ounces Canada Dry TEN ginger ale, and two egg whites.
- Mix those of the ingredients together.
- Pour in a greased cake pan and bake in oven according to the cake mix directions.
- Once the cake is completely cool use push-up Pop Containers to cut perfect circles in the cake. (I found these adorable push-up dessert containers at my local Walmart). Layer cake, sliced strawberries, one tablespoon lite cool whip, and strawberry chunks, in the push-up dessert containers.
Serve with a glass of Canada Dry TEN ginger ale, or any of the Four Ten Calorie DPSG products 7UP, Sunkist, and A&W. This is a refreshing, sweet treat without the guilt of a piece of cake. It’s a few bites of pure goodness and a refreshing Canada Dry TEN Ginger Ale to wash it all down.
To get in bikini mode, I have decided to wrangle in my two devious habits. Food and exercise are becoming my top priority. Join me in keeping a daily food diary with portion control my top priority.
- Three meals a day.
- Unlimited fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and water.
- 24 ounces of TEN soda a day.
- Portion controlled carbs and processed foods.
- 1 hour exercise each day.
I am not a fan of going to the gym, but I can walk to the neighborhood mailbox, clean house like a champ, and make an afternoon of the farmers market. Baby steps here.
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