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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Weekly Weigh In

While I’m still losing, this week I’ve been struggling with still not being content where I am.  Sometimes it’s really easy to look in the mirror and not like what it shows but forget the big picture of what it once was.  Mirrors just aren’t that encouraging.  Mirrors in a department store… even worse.

We have three weeks until we go for a planned day at the beach.  I realized last week that my swim suit is too baggy (yay!) so I’ll need a new one… while rejoicing one minute it’s so easy to be discourage seconds later when the mirror doesn’t look the way I hope it would.  So today is my build yourself up encouragement day.

weight loss encouragement

There are about 1000 more quotes online that you can turn too, but this one for me is enough.  I want this to be a quick fix and I have to remember it’s not.  So even if the bathing suit doesn’t look that great in May… maybe I’ll need another one before the end of the summer!  That’s my new goal anyway.

I’m still happy to report that the weight is still coming off.  This week I’m down 2 lbs, which is wonderful after two weeks of not losing.  Having the stomach bug this past weekend was a tiny boost, so hopefully as we recover that weight stays off.

Starting Weight (6 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 185.6
Current Weight: 183.6
Goal Weight: 170

I am pondering one thing I’ve never done before to help me feel a tad better about the swim suit thing… splurging on a spray tan.  Anyone done one before?  Was it worth it?  I’m crazy frugal so it’s a big step to pay for something that will only last maybe a week, but I’m tempted.  Yes, I did try self tanner already and I looked like I went rolling in splotchy mud, that option is out.  Any other ideas?