Monday, April 30, 2012

R3P2D39V33 TOM and Restocking My Cupboard

Round 3 Phase 2 Day 39 VLCD 33
0.25ml (125iu) HCG SQ injection #32
Starting Weight on 03/26/2012: 174.8
Yesterday's Wt: 161.0
Today's Wt: 161.6
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +0.6lb
R3 Total Loss to Date: -13.2lbs

Ergh, TOM is pissing me off.  My numbers keep going up and up but I have to remind myself it is because TOM is right around the corner.  Last time TOM visited, I pretty much gave up, took a planned interruption because my weight was stalled or went up.  I just have to keep focused and remind myself it is because of TOM.  I've been having normal BM's the last couple of days but somewhere I'm retaining water.  I shouldn't be complaining of such a small gain because before TOM presents itself, I usually gain 5 to 6 lbs, off protocol.  I just need to keep a positive mind set and chug along.

I have to make a confession.  I'm a coupon fanatic!!  So this morning I set my alarm for 3:30am and snoozed a bit but finally headed out to walk the neighborhood.  I picked up everyone's unwanted flyers from their driveways while they slept.  There's a Spanish newsprint that is given to everyone around the neighborhood but no one reads them or picks them up, so I figured I'd help myself to them and do them a small favor.  I even asked my friend, who lives 2 blocks away, to give me her unwanted coupons.  She had to fish them out of the trash but they were still good.  I picked up about 6 papers and even one from last week that these people never picked up.  It was a win for me because there was a coupon for a free box of tissue paper for purchasing a 12 roll size toilet paper of same brand.  Fortunately for me, I have a dollar off coupon for the the TP, so I win, win!!!  There were also coupons for a dollar off 2 bags of Cheetos and Albertson's has them on sale with their coupon, so I pay $1.19 per bag.  After I came home from my coupon hunting trip, I went back to sleep.  I awoke again around 7:30am and had my coffee.  I went to Sam's to get dog food and some potting soil.  Then I headed out to Albertson's on the west side of town since they're well stocked.  I got me some more red wine vinegar (BOGO FREE), $1.50 apiece, some more garbanzo beans (88 cents per can), the Cheetos and since they had the Silk Almond Milk on sale all month, I found my 55 cents off coupons and bought it. The Duncan Hines cake mixes were on sale for a dollar. I picked up some more chicken since it was BOG2 FREE.  Can't beat that.  The trick of course, is to get the packages of similar price so you win and not the store since the take off the least expensive price of the packages.  I stopped by my mother's store to pick up some plastic milk cartons.  I plant on making my moveable garden in them.  Then I went to the other Albertson's by her house.  I got some more Cheetos (I have soooo many coupons now LOL) and the FAB detergent was 99 cents with their in-store coupon.  Don't need to tell me twice. I went in 3 times with 3 different cashiers so they wouldn't recognize me as the same person that just came through their line.  Then I headed to Costco to refuel since I was in the area.  I ran in and bought my "crackers" because I don't believe they're going to stock them anymore.  As soon as this stock is gone, that's it, no more crackers.  I will learn to make them myself since they contain brown rice, quinoa, sesame seeds, flaxseed and that's basically it.  I ate them during my Phase 3 and I had no issues with them.  I would just snack on them while watching tv.  I didn't find the seaweed chips so I don't know if they sold out or if they moved them.  I was just there Saturday so who knows.  I didn't want to stick around too long since I had my milk and chicken in the car and it was mighty warm out this morning.  Then I headed to Albertson's closer to my home, actually there's two of them, so I visited both.  I still have plenty of coupons so guess where I'll be tomorrow? You guessed it, Albertson's.  It's also the last day of the monthly and weekly ad, so I will be there.

I'm off to say a few Hail Mary's and Our Father's for all my coupon sinning I did today!! I also need to figure out where I'm gonna put all this stuff at.  Did I mention the eggs were on sale too!!