We’re still on the potty training track.  It’s going pretty well, especially peeing. Pooping is proving to be a little more difficult, but we’re still proud of the progress.  M&Ms and Thomas the Train stickers are doing the trick.  We’re still using pull-ups, but I got him some big boy undies this weekend.  Last Friday, at school, he only had an accident in his pull-up once:)


The pink eye is still around.  Unlike when he first got the infection last year, I did not put drops in the infected eye and the other.  So, this time when the bad eye cleared the good eye went bad. *Bad mommy*  Needless to say this time I’m putting drops in both eyes. The struggle all out war to put the drops in continues.

I started tracking my food and caloric intake with the myfitnesspal app again.  I’ve found tracking is the only way I see progress.  If I don’t do it I eat mindlessly.  It’s helpful to start with a set amount of calories for the day and watch them tick away.  Sometimes I go over, weekends are my weakness, but I’m more mindful of my choices when I’m reaching my limit.   What I do need is a better way to track how many calories I’m burning during my workouts.  I plan to get a polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, like the ones Nellie and Amber have.  Right now I’m plugging in default numbers from myfitnesspal.  However, I don’t think they are accurate for me.  Jillian Michaels has been kicking my ass a lot more than myfitnesspal is saying she has.  *As of my weigh in this morning, I’ve loss 2 pounds!*  Check out me and my workout buddy!



Hubby’s birthday is coming up this Saturday.  We’re keeping it low key and heading to Charlotte for lunch with some friends.  I like to plan surprises for him. Today he told me he hoped I hadn’t planned anything big.  He said I always plan big things for him, but he’s not a planner and feels bad that he doesn’t return the favor on the same scale.  I plan surprises for him because I LOVE planning things! I think I got a high from planning his Father’s Day activities last year.  That’s just me.  He does plan things on a smaller scale, but just a nice.  This Valentine’s Day he and RJ came to my job without me knowing, took my car and left me his truck decorated with gel hearts on the windows, and fresh flowers, candy and bottles of wine inside.  It was so sweet.

I’m in the beginning stages of planning a baby shower for my co-manager.  Before she got pregnant, I came across a version of these on a blog or Pinterest:

image source: The Cottage Home

I let her know that when baby shower time came, these would definitely be on the menu! Don’t they look so refreshing?!


  • Reply Kita March 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I can’t do the myfitnesspal anymore it takes to long to look up what I ate. I need an app that I can just enter in what I ate for the day and it takes away the calories on it’s own. I am suprised their is no app out their like that as of yet. Happy Birthday to your hubs mines is on the 19th he doesn’t want anything but a job in his field now that he has graduated so what I plan on doing is getting his resume professionally done so he can be ready to go.

    • Reply Jenni March 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

      It does take some time to look up the food. It also sucks when what you ate isn’t in the data base and you have “create” the meal.
      Happy early birthday to you husband. That sounds like a great gift for him. I hope he gets the job he wants soon.

  • Reply Cam | Bibs & Baubles March 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I absolutely love the surprise your hubby had waiting for you. Sooo sweet!

    Yes, those berries look deelish. Can I crash the shower??

    • Reply Jenni March 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

      I can’t wait to make that dessert. You don’t have to fly across the country for those berries!LOL They would make a great snack for your family on the next beach trip.

  • Reply xlovehappyx March 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    you and your workout buddy look so cute working out together! And don’t forget to earn daily entries in my GIVEAWAY ♥

    • Reply Jenni March 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Galaxia! I returned the favor and entered the giveaway. I suck at make up and rarely use it. I think the stuff I have now is year old:( I’ll be checking out your blog for tips.

  • Reply Amber Wright (@talktoamber) March 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you for the shout out! Weekends are rough for me, too. It’s hard not having a formal schedule like I do at work. This go around I know that planning ahead will make the difference! Glad we’re on our fitness journeys together!

    And I’m the exact same way about planning surprises and my husband feeling like he doesn’t reciprocate. I keep trying to tell him that it really IS the thought that counts!

    • Reply Jenni March 7, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Being fit is hard work! This week I’ve sabotaged myself with Jiffy cornbread and Sister Shubert’s dinner rolls. However, I have gotten off my bread eating butt and workout after I pigged out! LOL

  • Reply Nellie March 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the shoutout, you will adore your heart rate monitor—I feel lost without it! I was just so tickled when I saw the workout picture of you and RJ on IG. Love!

    Those summer berry cones look fantastic 🙂

    congrats on the loss you are doing awesome!

    • Reply Jenni March 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

      I will be getting that HRM as soon as I can. Thanks for the fitness encouragement. Between you and Amber I’ll be where I want to be before the summer is over:)

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