One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident



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That’s right, Fun-derwear! As in fun-underwear.

Can you tell I have a toddler? :~)

Funderware is my made up term for the day we moved to “big boy” underpants. That’s right ladies and gentleman we are in the midst of potty training!

Taking the advice of many a mom, I scheduled a day. I’ve been building up Funderware for over a week now. We wrote it on the calender and every night we’ve been counting down. Last night, we picked out our fun pair. The toddler? Diego. Mom? Flowers & stars. Dad? Shamrocks.

This morning the family proceeded to put on their selected underwear and the festivities began. By 10AM we were on our 4th pair and I was regretting my decision. But by lunch two successful trips to the potty and by dinner he was telling me “No potty now, later, I’ll tell YOU!”. LOL “I’ll tell you”?!? He never did, but he started to go every time I took him. Right now he’s diaper-less and sleeping. *sigh* I shutter to think what I have in store for me tomorrow morning. :~)

Sorry for my parenting detour, it was just a big part of my day. On the diet front, I’m doing OK. Being home has it’s pros & cons. On the good side, I can grab a healthy snack when I’m hungry. On the bad side, I can grab an unhealthy snack when I’m hungry. Today I chose healthy. I do LOVE the fact that I get to eat breakfast with the toddler (the husband has a hard time getting up), then lunch and dinner is with the whole family. We sit and eat healthy food together and it’s nice. I mean real nice. So nice it makes me smile. :~)

Even with all the Funderware Day festivities, I made great strides on the new site. I think I’ll be ready in two weeks but don’t hold me to that! :~) I also got ahead on a few client projects. However, now my inbox is a mess. I seem to be able to tackle one or the other at any given time, email OR project work. Today I chose work.

Tomorrow I’m at my client’s office again, so it’s off to bed for me. I have a busy morning!

Oh! and on the recover front. I’m doing well. I actually feel more sore today but it’s not unbearable. Just tender to the touch. Swelling is still bad but it’s not AS bad. I’m really still waiting to see the results. With all the water weight it’s hard and the worst part, it can take months for the swelling to subside. Some say it can be 6 months before I see the actually results. So much for plastic surgery being a quick fix, huh? ;~P It is its own journey. I truly believe everything we do is.

Here’s the food journal, until tomorrow…

Food Points
cantaloupe 1
Mini Spinach Egg Muffins 2
Fresh blueberries & pineapple 1
Veggie wrap made with Skillet Veggies .5 oz cheese, 1 point wrap and a bit of green chili sauce 2
Sandwich on Thin Sliced Bread with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge thin sliced turkey breast, baby spinach, tomato slices, & honey mustard 3
cold corn on the con 1
light yogurt 2
Taco Night! & a leftover cob of corn 7
Bite of the toddlers chocolate and a sip of chocolate soy milk (can you say total mindless munch (and sip, errr gulp)??? 3
2 servings of LesserEvil Black & White Kettle Corn (Thank GOD I portioned this stuff out!) 4
stroll with the toddler 0
Total 26

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    Miss July...not...yet

    June 30, 2008

    I have to say I am impressed that you sent him to bed w/out a diaper on your very first day! Wow! We have been officially pt for about 3 weeks now (that is no more than 1 accident a week) and he still wears a pull-up to bed. I am just not ready for that.
    Sounds like you guys had a good time tho. Just keep at it during the day…
    wait, you weren’t asking for advice tho, were you?

    Great job picking the healthy snacks. I did too today so I was pretty pleased w/myself!


    June 30, 2008

    That sounds like so much fun. You’re an awesome mom!


    July 1, 2008

    good morning from a woman who thinks her Toddler shall be sleeping in diapers until prom.

    this? says it all in my eyes:

    Today I chose healthy.

    happy client-office day.



    July 1, 2008

    “Toddler” is sooo cute (Does he have a name ;-) ?) “I’ll tell YOU!!”.
    But… aren’t you making it hard for you, and him, by tackling nights already? Not one of my 9 children, (no, that’s not a typo) nine, was ready for nights as soon as they were ready for days- You may be setting him up for failure, which will make the days harder. I suggest you perfect days first. That way he (and you) can enjoy his success first, and then after awhile of being dry during the day, you can try nights- unless he starts waking up with a dry diaper- which would be great!!
    Good luck!


    July 1, 2008

    Thanks guys!

    I’ll be mysterious with the toddler’s name. However, if you watch any GreenLiteBites videos, you’ll know as he does introduce himself. *wink* *wink*

    As for the nights and diapers. Well, I was going to put on these leak free underwear I got with the plastic lining (used them at nap) but he insisted on “Big Boy Underwear” and i wasn’t about to argue! So we’ll see how it goes. Plus we’ve been “working on the PT for a few weeks now with pull ups, this was just our move to underwear.

    I’m not sure it was the right move either but part of me wanted to tackle the pT thing gangbusters. So we are taking the “there’s no going back now” approach. Again, not sure if it’s the right thing. Ahhh the decisions on mommyhood!!! lol


    July 1, 2008

    He’ll be fine with the nights. Have you seen the waterproof pads (like a fitted sheet) you can buy for the matress. If he wants to wear big boy underwear at all means, do it. I used it and it made clean up easy. I would just pull it off and wash and not have to worry about ruining the matress. Enjoy these day…sigh..when they are gone, they are gone. I remember when my son was potty training – he will be 13 in October.


    July 1, 2008

    If that’s what he wants, go for it!! Better that than discouraging him!
    My eldest (29 yrs old, Shawnda- with two of his own… double sigh!!) trained in 1.5 hours at 22 months, but we kept his night diaper on (cloth in those days…) until he was three, and then he got a “big boy’s bed”- and I told him boys that sleep in big boys beds don’t wear diapers at night- we put a plastic sheet under his sheet, but he never wet his bed.
    From my experiance, each child is sooo different.
    you’re brave- good luck!!


    July 1, 2008

    I LOVE the funderwear idea. Heh. Luckily – I am DONE with pottytraining. :-)


    July 1, 2008

    We’re working on our second boy. He will be three later this month. Our first child was 3 and 1/2 yes…3 1/2 before we started and he learned in a day….and learned nights the same time. He was easy….maybe because he was so old….but second one is different and more difficult….but it’s nice to have a challenge! Great job with the training and the healthy day.


    July 1, 2008

    What a great idea for potty training! I can barely remember those days now that my little one is 17!! I do remember doing the cheerios-in-the-toilet thingie. He still seems to have really good aim!


    July 1, 2008

    I’m not even potty training a toddler and I have funderwear too! Although my definition is just fun underwear, no PT involved. I will definitely remember that term, though when/if I have kids. How cute!


    July 1, 2008

    I think that one of the biggest reasons people gain weight is stress. between work kids spouse ect…
    People Don’t have enough time to take care of your self, life is hectic we all know that so we have something that you should try out…….


    July 2, 2008

    Roni, This absolutely works: Take a day and set the timer for fifteen minutes continuously. Every fifteen minutes take him into the bathroom to “try” to use the potty. No pressure, but just to “try”. If he goes number one, he gets an M&M. If he goes number two, he gets two M&M’s. It works like a charm, and in one day! The next day he’ll be telling you, “let’s go use the potty!”


    April 1, 2011

    I always wonder… what Ryan will do to you when he’s 18 y/o and reads this kind of post :-P Or worse, when his girlfriends find this blog LOL


    April 1, 2011

    Notice.. no name. ;) I think about those things too.