Well, no surprise this week - no loss =( Boooooooo...
BUT the good news is that I didn't gain either - YAY!! I went pretty much inactive since Thursday night all the way until today, so maintaining the same weight this week is OUTSTANDING!!!! I was trying so hard not to sweat LOL!!
Today was lots of fun though. Started off at Starbucks with a Turkey Bacon & cheese English muffin and free cup of coffee (from saving the bag that the ground coffee comes in) and then went geocaching with my friend Donna (thanks Donna!!). I think we walked around 1-1.5 miles - I forgot to turn on "Map My Walk" app so I don't know for sure. When we were finished I had around 2500 steps, so I'm guessing it was closer to a mile. We found 4 caches out of 5 - LOTS of FUN!!
Next I came home and cleaned up my garage a bit. Then went on a quick bike ride (just around the block) to see if I could apply the gear theory I talked about in this post. I definitely need practice, but the theory is sound. I'm having the hardest time remembering which shifter (thumb or index) I push/pull to switch the rear gears. So until I get all that down, I'm putting the chain in the middle sprocket so I don't stretch it by going the wrong way. For now I'll just work on learning the front.
Here's a pic of the kind of shifter i have now - I kinda miss my old Trek with the grip shifters (they had numbers). But this bike is nice too. The problem I had with grip shifters was I would inadvertently change gears when repositioning my hands. No problems with these shifters, but I gotta remember (find out?) what the red indicators reference exactly... (123? 321? idk)
After the garage and short bike ride, I did some more chores and then headed off for grocery shopping. I had checked the menu and made my list last night, so I was all ready. Even clipped a few coupons. Oh, that reminds me - during my "inactivity" of last week, I made up a "coupon mat" so sorting coupons is easier/faster. And I picked up a coupon organizer for less than $1 so, no more envelopes and binders for me!! I now have all the coupons with me in a sweet color-coded little accordion file. Oh, I haven't mentioned what a geek I am? Sorry =D.... But here's a pic of my masterpiece (idea from Couponizer)>>>
No worries though, I'm not an EXTREME Couponer. I just clip what I know I will use from the Sunday paper and check out sales at the store where I shop. Today, I saved $22 and the total bill was $73 - not too bad. If I can stock up on a bargain, then I do. AND I'm a firm believer that you can NEVER ever have too much toilet paper!! That's why I had to clean up the garage today - to make room for the TP - jk!!
When I first started clipping coupons, I found it difficult to shop for healthy foods. It seemed like most of the coupons were for junk food - NOT good for someone who is also trying to lose weight, right? So, I resigned myself to only clipping coupons for paper products, cleaning supplies, and foods that I know are healthy and that I will absolutely use. It's been working great so far!
Do you clip coupons? Have you noticed how there seems to be an abundance of junk food coupons? What's the deal??