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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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

These past few weeks have gotten me out of my routines and today on the scale that shows.  I’m up 1.5 lbs, and while I’d like to blame it on other things (you know the excuses we all use) I need to just suck it up and accept that I haven’t exercised as much or tracked meals as often this week.

So… today I am making two small goals and sharing with you to help me be accountable.

  1. I will track every meal this week!
  2. I will exercise at least 4 times for 30+ minutes this week.

The second goal is harder than the first, but I’m going to make it happen.  My focus is that we are two weeks away from the beach and I really wanted to be in the 170’s (179 counts).  I need to get to work and not let a bad week stop me.

race picture family

I had one accomplishment this week though that wasn’t on the scale.  My two big girls and I ran in a 5k family fun run with their AHG troop (we brought Mary Rose but she isn’t allowed to run yet).  It was through the state forest in town and was killer.  I thought my half mile gravel drive was tough… This trail was constant uphill and downhill with roots, gullies and more to avoid.   Two days later and every step I take still hurts!  It was a small race with only maybe 25 people running, but we were happy to take home 2nd and 3rd place for the girls and I got “fastest mom”.  Never expected an award for running, but if you want to win joining a race with only one other person in your category is a great way to do it.  I wasn’t really all that fast, we stopped and caught our breath a lot, but we completed it running a good portion of it.

My excitement for finishing was cut short by a dad at the finish line congratulating me for running while pregnant…  So yeah, we are no where near the end goal.  I chose to not correct him and make both of us feel bad, but I really wish people would stop saying that!!!  I think I’m going to start wearing a corset now.

Progress so far:

Starting Weight (9 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 183.6
Current Weight: 185
Goal Weight: 170

Want to join me in something?

For the next 30 days I’m going to do an ab challenge!  Today is super easy so just hop out of the chair and knock it out.  By the end of the month we will have quite a bit of work to do, but hopefully I’ll look a tad less pregnant and you’ll see some results too.  Keep in mind this doesn’t replace all your exercise (especially not in the beginning), you still need cardio at the least.


Let’s take it one day at a time, so don’t fret about Day 30, just focus on Day 1.  We can do this!

P.S. As follow up from last week, I mentioned wanting to get a spray tan.  A friend in town shared that we have a cosmetic school that does them for $10.  So I am booked for next and ready to be tan for the beach!  Might be a little daring of me to go to a school to do it, but I’m feeling brave.