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Valentine’s Day

Posted Feb 14 2013 11:44am

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My wonderful husband is so funny…and knows me too well. This morning, sitting on the kitchen table was an empty bag of candy hearts…and a snack size Ziploc filled with 10 candy hearts.


I was kind of confused at first . Then Danny told me that he know how much I love candy hearts but always get mad at myself for eating way too many. So, he opened the bag and pre-portioned all of the candy hearts into single serving bags! Each bag has 10 candy hearts and is 120 calories.

Oh, and he brought all the other bags to work with him, so I couldn’t eat them even if I wanted. Well played, Danny. Well played.

Oh my gosh, I love him. He said he wasn’t sure how I’d take it – if I’d be mad or think it was funny. I thought it was pretty clever of him to come up with that. And it made me realize that ten candy hearts for 120 calories sure seems like a lot.

He also got me delicious chocolate covered strawberries.


My wonderful Dad also got me a little present.


Wine glasses filled with chocolate! What a sweet Dad I have :)  He also got a tiny bottle of Godiva liqueur for me and a tiny Jack for Danny.

I left a trail of Hershey kisses down the stairs for the kids, and they both had a little present waiting for them on the table. And yes, those are Christmas Hershey kisses. I had a whole bag leftover!



I’m saving all my Valentine’s treats for later and started the day off by heading to the gym.

Today’s Workout

  • 4.59 miles, treadmill

That’s the farthest I’ve gone in a while!

My right calf is still very tight and sore, so I wasn’t able to run too much. I alternated between walking and running for about an hour.

Awhile ago, I has diagnosed with compartment syndrome  basically meaning my calf muscles are too tight in their sheaths. Some days they are worse than others, but lately they’ve been pretty sore. I am trying to remember to stretch and foam roll and will slowly try to ease back into running.

Post workout snack was a cranberry almond simple bar.


This afternoon, I am have Jaden’s Valentine’s Day party at school, and when we get home, I’m going to make our special Valentine’s Day dinner.

On the menu:

  • Caesar salad
  • Stuffed shells
  • Garlic bread
  • Funfetti cake (and chocolate covered strawberries!)

My sprinkles got a little crazy.


Enjoy your day!

  • Any plans tonight?
  • Do you ever pre-portion food?
  • Favorite holiday?
  • Favorite dessert?

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