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I hate Togo’s salads

I have been so on track with work outs this week. I have been feeling good, and each day I actually look forward to the work outs. I even have been making healthier choices with the eating. I mostly have been eating chicken. But I decided on Friday I would treat myself to a salad from Togo’s, since some of my coworkers were raving about them.


Worst. Salad. Ever.

I got the Asian salad, and it was just not good. And by the time I got the salad, sat down to eat it, realized it was gross, there was not enough time to go get something else. Last time I’ll make that mistake. Then I told those coworkers that I will never trust their food suggestions again.

In way more fun, and I got out for once news, I went to one of those wine and paint nights.


I seriously forgot how fun it is to just hang with a friend. But at the end of the night I was itching to get back to my baby.


That’s his first selfie.

And here’s the 15 weeks pics.



Have you been to one of those wine and paint nights? Are you artsy?


Week 13 & 14

Hey guys! How’s it goin??

Things have been pretty nuts around here. Hubs and Dom have been pretty sick, and now I think I have something (why am I always the last one to get anything??). Lots of congestion, sneezing, coughing going on. Thank goodness no fever! So we had to rush out and get the nose-sucky thing that is all the new rage.


Yes, you literally suck the snot and boogies from your babies nose. Oh the things I will do for this kid. And at this point I don’t even mind. All the moms will understand.

We also invested in one of these bad boys.


Oh yeah, we are the cool kids on the block! It really did make such a difference for Dom while he was getting over this cough/congestion.

In other news we got this month’s groove book. If you watch “shark tank” you saw it on there.


It’s an app where you can download 100 pictures a month and they send you a book of them. It’s very cool! Oh and it only costs $2.99!

Here’s a code for a free book


On Friday night hubs was feeling better and I still hadn’t gotten what everyone was getting over, so we popped open this fabulous bottle of wine.


Ohemgeeeee it was seriously bomb. Do people even use that term anymore? Well it was delicious! And worth every penny. If you like deep purple reds, check it out!

And an update on the fitness part of my life? Well I decided to take a week off. When Dom got sick on Monday and only slept for 2 hours at a time, and was up for a full 90 minutes or more. You do the math on the sleeping. It was like going back to day 1 all over again. I guess I can’t beat myself up about it too much. I am just going to have weeks where I have absolutely no energy to work out. And sometimes you need to stop, get everything better (Dom), and then start again. I can’t wait to get back to a work out routine on Monday. And I went grocery shopping this morning, and stocked up on healthy staples. I can’t wait to see where I’m at on the scale at the end of the week.

And here’s Dom’s week 13 and 14 pics.





Week 13′s background is actually a blanket I crocheted for a friend’s baby, and 14′s background is a blanket the same friend made for Dom.

Anybody else feeling under the weather? Ever tried a nosefrida??


All about Dominic

This post is just going to be heavy in Dominic pics. You have been warned.

I’m obsessed with reading to Dom. I think he loves it too!


And here he is at bath time. He seriously loves his bath time.


And hubs loves to help with bath time!


And I love to roll around with Dom, he hasn’t quite mastered rolling over, but he’s getting close!


I’ve recently started baby wearing, and my life has changed!


Yesterday a very talented friend gave us a quilt she had made for Dom. We absolutely love it!


And Dom’s 12 week pictures



I hope you’re having a very relaxed Sunday!


Wonder Week

Hey guys! How’s it goin’??

This past week has been a complete disaster. I feel like I’m in slow motion, about to crash, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

Here’s why I’m being so dramatic: I went running last Friday, and it went great! I felt good enough to run for longer than a minute. Bad idea. Even today I still feel really off. My leg and back are all kinds of messed up. I also think I need new work shoes.

Second issue, Dom is (hopefully) finishing up a wonder week. Basically his mind is growing by leaps and bounds. His perfect sleep schedule is gone (sleeping 7 hours stretches), he’s constantly fussy, and is eating everything in sight! I guess during this week he learns to slow his jerky hand/leg movements. All of this equals mommy has no time for sleep or anything else.

Work is also been slightly stressful. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

Good food choices have gone out the window.

I’m just going to chalk this week up to a wash. And with any fitness/healthy eating plan, it’s best to start with a good grocery store trip. I’m hoping to grab all the essentials this Sunday, and also to make some better choices between now and then. And since my back has been killing me, I need to get some new work shoes, and take a few more days off from working out to make sure I don’t hurt myself.

This post has been extra wordy. So here’s Dom’s 11 week pictures.



Good thing tomorrow is a new day, clean slate!


Happy St. Patty’s Day!


This pic makes me think Dom is trying to do an Irish jig! Ha!

Now to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage!


Back to work

I have 4 days of work under my belt. Yes, there were lots of tears the first day. But I feel like I have gotten over that hump. Now just to get into a routine, and I’ll be fine.

Hubs finally smoked a bunch of chickens. And it turned out really good!


I even got crafty with the leftovers and made an enchilada bake.


I just layered tortillas, chicken, corn, olives, enchilada sauce, and cheese twice. Then topped with tortillas, sauce, cheese, and olives. Hubs says it was the best thing I had ever made. I think he was really hungry.

I have been really good about working out, haven’t missed one. Then I stepped on the scale this morning, and I realized a few things…



So I just need to remember that.

And here’s Dominic’s 10 week pictures.



Ever used a smoker?


3 extra days!

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

I was supposed to go back to work today, but my boss told me the wrong dates and I get to go back on Thursday. Woot to 3 extra days with my little man!


This past week has been filled with a lot of highs and lows when it comes to my healthy eating, fitness, and weight loss. Let’s just jump into the weight loss. Week before last I forgot to tell you I lost 1.5 pounds. I was on cloud 9. Finally, some payoff! Then this week I weighed myself on my scale at home right before I went to my weigh in, and had lost 3 pounds. However when I went to weigh in, it only showed a loss of 1 pound. I know it shouldn’t bug me. BUT IT DID! I should be happy the scale showed a loss, it’s heading in the right direction, and um something else that’s positive. So there was that.

Here’s some good stuff that happened. I woke up every morning around 4am to work out. I am really getting into the work outs. I’m on day 24, and seriously, am loving it. I don’t know if it’s because she’s relatable, the exercises are difficult but not too overwhelming, or if it’s because it’s free. I just know that it’s keeping me motivated. Woot!

And I tried a new recipe I found on Pinterest with squash.


Basically cut off the ends and slice into long strips. Then dip them in egg whites (I used 2 for 5 squash) and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes. This recipe was a huge hit! Carlo hates squash, and gobbled up 5 strips. Win!

So now that I’ve let go of the anger towards the singular pound loss, I’m going into this week with guns blazing! I have all my meals planned, and hubs is even doing some cooking with his smoker this week. I can’t wait to tell you how that works out. I’m also just feeling really motivated to work my butt off, and show that scale who’s boss!

And with out further ado, I give you Dom at 9 weeks.



And here’s all 9 weeks.



When was the last time you were angry at the scale.


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