One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


My Data Loss Message

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I am writing this with tears in my eyes.

What I thought was just some temporary downtime on the server has resulted in permanent database failure. I’m still waiting on the official response from the hosting company but I’ve been told by tech support that all data has been lost. ALL DATA!! I was in shock for about an hour. I cried so hard my husband thought someone died. I never realized how emotionally attached I was to the site and all of you. I think I went through my own accelerated mourning process. First I was in shock then disbelief, “no way, there has to be a back up”, then I felt broken as if all hope was lost. I actually said to my husband “It’s over”. You all trusted me and signed up for the blogs and the boards. All of that is gone! Our community is GONE! I’m actually still nodding my head in disbelief. I’m really not sure what to do right now. When I think about it, all your blogs, and our great support on the message boards, I actually get physically sick.

Now I have hope. I’m coming up with the best and safest way to rebuild. It will be tough but I need to do it!

As soon as I hear anything from the hosting company I will let you know. I don’t even know where to begin apologizing for all of the hard work on your blogs and the support you provided me.


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    June 25, 2007

    Hang in there Roni! Your words and the community you have built mean so much to me! Very best of luck in the rebuild effort.


    June 25, 2007

    I can cry reading your message this morning. Your site is the first thing I open every morning (after hotmail.. lol) so I can get the boost of motivation I need to stick to my daily meal plan and work out.

    I wish there was some way I could help. You’ve helped me so much and many many others. It’s been six months on WW and I’ve lost 32 pounds – the only reason I’m here is because I opned up your site one day and believed everything I read and saw …and had you respond to me saying that I could do this too. You promised me it would work – and you were so right.

    I know you’ll rebuild this place one step at a time… I’ll be back every morning :)



    June 25, 2007

    I know it’s a terrible time to say this, but it’s a lesson everyone should learn. People think I’m a broken record about always backing up their computer. I’d say 5% of peole actually have a full backup. They take no time as I have an entire image backup run at night to a cheap external drive.

    As for web hosting, I always make sure I only choose a web host that does daily and weekly backups. In addition, it’s an easy thing to backup the files yourself once a week, or whenever, from the web hosting control panel.

    I just don’t trust hard drives.

    Seriously, I’m not trying to sound mean, as I’m truly sorry for the loss. But we might as well use this opportunity to get everyone else doing their backups.


    June 25, 2007

    how can they not have backup? that doesn’t make any sense… i’m SO sorry for your loss but look forward to new and improved site! :o)


    June 25, 2007

    Some of the lower-priced hosts don’t backup.


    June 25, 2007

    hey roni! we can rebuild! ha,ha We’re still here!


    June 25, 2007

    We were so lucky to have the site in the first place…we owe all of our success to you! not to worry. you’re the best, and we’re going to stand by you the way you have stood by us through all of our struggles! that’s what friends are for!


    June 26, 2007

    he reason I am on WW in the first place is because some stupid doctor put me on steroids.This is how I learnt that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON!So dont dispair-my reason was to eat healrhily and exercise and I am sure your reason is to make an even better site!we are all here!