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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

Coming home from the conference last week I immediately got sick.  That’s how things work for me after going full steam to get things done.  So this week after not working out much at all I’m excited to say the scale hasn’t budged an inch, in any direction!  You have to rejoice in the little things.  After a week of not moving with a lot of vegging on the couch watching the olympics it’s great to see that I kept my eating under control enough to balance the lack of exercise.  I am realizing that my goal of 165 in three weeks is probably a bit too tight, but I’m still hoping to stay on track to be as close as possible.  Today my head was clear enough to wake up and exercise, so I’m getting back into the routine of morning workouts.

I did find something new this week that I loved.  Publix had new Protein Pack kits near the Bistro bowl salads (that I also love).  They were “on sale” slightly so I grabbed two to try them.  Each came with a small tub of hummus, chicken breast, fresh vegetables and a few pieces of pita bread.  They all have around 20 grams of protein per package!  I wanted to try them and see if going huge on the protein would be enough to keep me full longer even though it didn’t seem like a large amount of food.  Eating one for lunch I was still full at 6 pm.  I’ve decided to try this week to just make them myself rather than paying $5 each for them.  The hummus and chicken can all be bought in larger packs and divided up into servings sizes (I’m thinking Perdue or Tyson grilled and ready would be the fastest and simplest option).  The Veggies aren’t a problem at all making them yourself, if anything you can give yourself more than they do.  I may leave out the pita or substitute in a few crackers.  Pita just isn’t something we ever buy or normally eat.  My thought is that everything to make 6-7 packs will probably cost around $8 if the items aren’t on sale or possibly as low as $5 on sale.

Finding quick food options that are healthy and cheap has been my go-to for most of this diet!  So hopefully this can help one of you too.

Starting Weight (22 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 175
Current Weight: 175
Goal Weight: 165

 This is bigger than it seems in so many ways for what kind of week I had last week.  I encourage everyone to not always look at the number!

    • Kristan

      So sorry you got sick. I always hate when that happens and you can’t exercise. But glad the scale didn’t go up. That would make it worse (for me anyway). I eat protein with every meal and eat 5 times a day instead of 3…I portion my meals carefully. It’s not as difficult now as it was in the beginning. I can sort of eyeball it now. When I’m in a pinch or out on the road I drink a protein shake and stay full till the next meal. I have lost 14 pounds in the last 5 weeks. But I run every day. My little boy just started football so he goes with me. We both gotta stay in shape lol…anyway hope you feel better and good luck!!

    • Katie C.

      Well, if you have to be sick and stuck on the couch, at least it’s when the Olympics are on! This is the only time I wish we still had cable. :) You have done so well with your weight loss- maintaining truly is just as impressive as losing!