Decent day today. We took a trip to Target this morning to pick up some "rubber britches" for Chloe. I think the pantie thing would work to train her but I got sick of sitting on trash bags! So, we'll see how it goes. But I'm going to wait a week or two to start because I start watching Amelia tomorrow (well, just 2 hours tomorrow then full time on Wednesday). I'm very excited to get to play with my baby niece! And Finn thinks she's pretty neat (they were "playing" together earlier when they came over for a visit. And by playing I mean he was messing with her toes and she was getting annoyed with him.)
Took a trip to CVS and Kroger this evening. Did great at CVS. I got 9 packs of Hunts Pudding (yes, pudding is coming out of our ears!), 2 boxes of Kashi cereal, and 4 cans of Chef BoyRDee. Used 3 Hunts coupons, 2 Kashi coupons, one Chef coupon and several ECBs (the register printed rewards - I think there were $6 or $7 worth, but not positive). In the end I paid around $4.50 for everything and got 2 ECBs for $5.00 total. I'm not sure of the exacts because I don't have the receipt handy - sorry Amanda. :) Kroger's wasn't bad either: Milk, Bush's Black Beans x2, diced ham steak, parsnips, Tuna Helper, Uncle Ben's Rice, a pencil zipper pouch, cookies (Kroger soft batch - for Chloe). $14.50 - no coupons.
For dinner, I made homemade Pasta Carbonara (or our version of it). Then I did splurge and have a cupcake. The stupid things have been staring at me since Saturday and I've really wanted one. But I don't feel guilty about it at all. I've been drinking water and Coke Zero since I started this last week and a little treat is ok now and then. :)
I'm toying with the idea of doing one week of the Cabbage Soup Diet to get things jump started. Looks like something I'd do fine on, but we'll see. I'm just an instant gratification girl...too impatient to weight for change, so this might help me avoid getting discouraged. And it's only one week...I found a website that breaks it all down fairly well then gives you info on how to make the other necessary changes to make it last. I'll let you know if I decide to try it....