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Man, I am starting to sound like a broken record. Round and round. But, I mean it this time. Today is a brand new day of a brand new week and I’m dedicated! The scale is the still at the heaviest it’s been in years. Notice I said scale is, not I am? 🙂 It’s the little things… But, it’s funny how fast the weight can come on when you do nothing but eat, drink and party. Seriously!

Anyway, I worked really hard to lose 15 lbs and maintain that loss over the past couple of years. I’m not sure what downward spiral I’ve been in over the past several weeks, but it’s going to end. One thing I’ve noticed is that I think my body likes the weight I’m at. It only took a few weeks of fast food and not exercising to put on the 15 lbs I’ve gained, but I’ve continued to my unhealthy diet and not really gotten back into exercise besides that one week and I’ve stayed right at that 15 lb mark. Interesting…

But, while my BODY likes hovering right around 140, I don’t!!!!!!! I’m happy when I’m right around 125 like I have been over the past year or so, but I’d actually like to be 115. One day at a time. As of today I’m focused on just losing the 15 lbs I’ve gained to get back to 125.

I know myself and I’m going to have to transition (again!!!) into being healthy, one step at a time. If I jump into being healthy and exercise all at once (like my addictive behavior is really trying to talk me into doing) I know I will burn myself out too early. SO, this week is the branching back into fruits and veggies and home cooked meals – AND ABSOLUTELY NO FAST FOOD OR TAKE OUT for at least a week. My son’s 7th birthday is the 31st, so he will get to pick where we eat for dinner. That will be my one “bad” meal and then back to NO FAST FOOD for at least two weeks after that.

Hitting the gym will begin either later this week or next Monday, at the latest. I’m motivated and I know I can do it.

On another note, I’m still couponing. I go back and forth between several sites and my own notes from looking at the circulars. There’s only one blog I’ve seen for my local area, so I think I may just start my own couponing blog in addition to this one. …like I really need to add anything new to my plate, right? Well, it could be beneficial. I’m part of a group that gets samples of items to try out and if I like them, I’d love to blog about them. This just isn’t the right forum and I’d also like a place to organize the bits and pieces of information that I take from the blogs and put together for myself. Who knows, maybe someone from my area will find it beneficial? More to come on that. (Update: My couponing/sale shopping blog: COUPONINGMANDA)

HAPPY MONDAY!!!! 🙂

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