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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

Can I just say that whether you read these posts or not you are truly helping me accountable.  Knowing that every Monday I have to type out my successes (or failures) for the week is a large motivator for me throughout the week.  This week I needed that extra motivation!

I did lose this week, another 2.5 lbs!  That brings my total loss up to 12.5 lbs.  I’m still 18 lbs away from the goal, but it’s great to see it getting slowly closer.

My trial period with Nutrisystem came to an end this week.  I decided to not renew for another month and instead stick to portion and calorie sizes that were very similar.

My goal each day:

200 Calories – Breakfast
100-200 calories – mid morning snack
300 calories – lunch
100-200 calories – afternoon snack
400-500 calories – dinner
100 calories – night snack
1500 calories total

That was roughly what Nutrisystem meals had me doing, though sometimes it was a lot less and at the end of the day I would have only eaten 1100 calories.  To be healthy most of us need a a minimum diet of 1500 calories.

Breakfast Foods this week:

Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bar – 170 calories
Thomas’ Bagel Thins with fat free cream cheese – 150 calories
VitaTop Muffin – 100 calories
Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal – 160 calories

Snack Options this week:

Halo Mandarin Oranges – 50 calories
Bumble Fat Free Tuna Salad to-go kit – 130 calories
Pop Corn – 100 calories
Special K Chocolate Covered Pretzels – 100 calories
Pistachios, 40-50 nuts, 160 calories
Bai5 Bubbles – 5 calories

Lunch Options this week:

Bistro Salad Bowls, 210-280 calories depending on type
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Frozen Dinners
left overs (portioned out already)

Dinner Plan this Week:

Grilled Chicken Breast 4 oz with grilled Asparagus – 200 calories
Broiled Salmon with Roasted Veggies – 200 calories
Homemade Pizza with veggies (no meat and super light cheese) – 170 calories per slice
Taco Salad with 1/2 shell – 250 calories
Lentil Pasta and Roasted Veggies – 300 calories

We tend to do rice as a starch, if calories allows I do 1/2 cup cooked white rice plus 1/4 tablespoon of butter for 140 calories.  Many nights I have the calories to spare and it’s great to have something I love and still be right on track.

I have a sweet tooth so my late night treat has been a cup of Lemon Italian Ice that are on sale BOGO all the time.  They are 100 calories each and are perfect for kicking the late night munchies.

Do you have any snacks or meals that you love?  I’d love some ideas of other things to add into the rotations!!