One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Rebuilding Underway!

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I still cannot believe it, two years of work down the drain, all your great blogs gone in an instant, the journal documenting my entire weight loss process gone, the message boards gone, my recipes. It’s a bit overwhelming. Ok that’s enough pouting. It happened. It’s over and I’m moving on!!

First thing I want to say is thank you SO much for all the supportive emails! You guys really are the BEST!

On to moving on, first, of course, the day the site goes down I have like a million things to tell you. I made a great new recipe (Portobello cherry stuffed pork) my “fanciest” yet! I will post it as soon as I get my new system down, which leaves me to my agenda… updates.

1.) My first task is to get some of my site rebuilt. I have all of the pictures and recipes on my hard drive and I was able to pull many of my pages from Google cache. Bear with me it will probably be a slow process. If there is a recipe you need, email me and let me know, I’ll move it to the top of my list.

2.) Rebuild the Boards. It will be the fastest thing I can to do to start rebuilding the community. It’s not as labor intensive as the blogs and I should be able to get them up fairly quickly. **biting my nails** I THINK!

3.) The last thing on the list is the blogs. This, by far, has been the hardest for me to swallow. We had over 400 AMAZING blogs! I’m not sure I have it in me to rebuild and have the responsibility of hosting them all for you again. Let’s see how things pan out.

There you have it. My loose rebuild plan. Of course the next three weeks are my busiest personally. First, I’m going to Vegas this week with “the girls”, next week I will be watching my niece (another toddler) and the week after that is our family outing to the beach. Where does the time go?

I did manage to journal today, although I nibbled a bit. I don’t have it in me to count points right now but here’s the morning weigh in and food list.

Morning Weigh In: 141.5

  • Berry VitaMuffin Cake (recipe will be resposted) and an orange
  • Fruit cup
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 mini corn muffins (recipe will be resposted)
  • Leftover big pot o’ stuff (recipe will be resposted)
  • 8 oz light yogurt
  • 100 cal pack
  • Portobello cherry stuffed pork (recipe to come) with a side of sugar snap peas
  • A handful of Doritos (total mindless splurge)

There you have it. I’m off to figure out the new system and start moving stuff.



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Discussion

There are 30 comments so far.

    michelle

    June 24, 2007

    Roni,

    I am so sorry this happened! I really enjoy your blog and I will continue to read as you get everything together. You are at the top of my favorites list and not going anywhere!

    Renee, notsowelladjusted@yahoo.com

    June 24, 2007

    We were a strong Community, so we’ll get through this! :) I already miss everyone!! Good Luck, and I am sorry that all your hard work has vanished!! I have been visiting your site for a year so it was really sad to see your message.

    Melanie

    June 24, 2007

    Oh Roni. I was so hoping that this was a little hickup when I got the error message. I loved the blogs and the boards! I have faith that you will have the Community up and running again in no time! Good luck!!

    swizzlepop

    June 24, 2007

    I too was hoping it was a hiccup and that they would be able to bring everything back up for you. I had become so attached reading everyone’s blog, in the short time that I was apart of the blogs and community. I will continue to read your site and wait patiently and keep my fingers crossed that you can get all your hard work back up.

    Colette

    June 24, 2007

    Roni,
    God I can believe it!! I just got on and blam our blogs are gone?? I hadn’t been on all weekend and got on to read all the blogs and post on mine…OMG
    I will be waiting and hopefully you will be able to get it up and running. Dang this does feel like a death!!
    Colette aka “Confessions of a Chinese Food Addict”

    Anonymous

    June 24, 2007

    i luv ur blog….i check it every morning for u updates!!!!……i thought u were just redoing the layout!!!! i am really sorry!!!! for all of us as ur insights are the most motivating ever!!!!

    janinmn48

    June 24, 2007

    Roni,

    I’m so sorry this has happened but you are an amazing person and we are a strong community so we shall overcome this setback. Thank you for all your hard work, support and desire to get the site back up and running. Good luck!!

    Jan (weightbgone)

    Cass

    June 25, 2007

    Oh Roni-
    I am so sorry! I am looking forward to watching this site grow from the ground up, however long it may take you! Thank you SO much for all of your hard work- your site keeps mr going!!

    Ange

    June 25, 2007

    Hi Roni

    I only just found you this weekend. I just started reading your story and going back in your archives and I was so looking forward to finding out more about your journey.

    I am so sorry that this happened. I can only imagine how you feel after building what I could see is a very close knit community not to mention your own journey documentation.

    Take heart that your new community will be bigger, stronger and no doubt doubly backed up :)

    MtngirlinCali

    June 25, 2007

    Roni—
    How devastating. We are all here for you, though, and will be back when you get up and running again. I’ve recovered some of my blog from the Google cache and started a blogspot page to continue what you helped me start, so it’ll all be fine in the end. I’m glad to see people posting here. I hope we can all stay in touch through the boards! Stay strong. I bet you’ll rebuild and will be bigger and better than ever. ;)
    Erin (“Taking The Reins”)

    Comox Valley

    June 25, 2007

    Wow… what a pile of unexpected stress. The cool thing is that so many people will be waiting for you to be a back and you will be, chances are even better than before!
    Karen

    lainb

    June 25, 2007

    oh wow – what shock! …i’m so sorry. we’re all here for you though and i look forward to watching the community rebuild. *hugs*

    Amanda

    June 25, 2007

    Roni,

    I was so sad when I seen your note. I hadn’t been on all weekend and got on to catch up on you and some fellow bloggers. I am thrilled you are rebuilding and all of your recipes will be back again soon. I know it’s a long journey so we’ll be here waiting when you’re ready with it all! :) {HUGS!!!}

    Anonymous

    June 25, 2007

    Roni, I just can’t believe how much I depended on your site, I check it every weekday so I was so shocked this morning when I checked in. I will be patiently waiting for you to repost your recipes. Good luck with all of it. I have a hard time believing there was no backup either. I can certainly understand being physically sick over it, I know I would be. Enjoy your time off in Vegas.

    Vicki

    Kate

    June 25, 2007

    Keep your head up, everything will get back to the way it was!

    Good Job on your Weigh In! Down 3lbs from the “scary point” last week! Congrats.

    christine

    June 25, 2007

    NO – WAY…..I am shocked and so sorry for you, I can not imagine! I feel so bad too!! You have the right attitude though, you will make it through!!!!

    SusanY

    June 25, 2007

    Hey Roni,

    I knew you would come up with a plan. I am thrilled to hear your recipes are going to be available. I look forward to reading about the rebuilding. We all appreciate what you do and will patiently await the reconstruction. Enjoy LasVegas. I will be going in August for the first time. So I’d love to hear all about it.

    Susan Y

    Anonymous

    June 25, 2007

    Oh no! I just found your site this past week, and I’ve been hooked! No more zucchinni fries? Say it ain’t so, Roni! Well…you seem to be a determined woman, so I know this little setback won’t keep you down! You’ll get everything back in working order again…bigger and better than ever before. Don’t give up inspiring us. We need you.
    ~Tina in AL~

    Nancy

    June 25, 2007

    Roni,

    Sorry to hear that you lost everything.. I know that you can rebuild it to be better than before.. You are an inspiration. Because of you, and a few other things, I have decided to take control and join WW… I’m so glad I found this site! Thanks, and Good Luck!

    amber

    June 25, 2007

    Roni

    We are still the community and we will stick together. This is just a minor setback. Enjoy your vacations, we will all be here when you get back.
    All the good you have done for people doesn’t get deleted!!!!

    Amber

    Mamainphilly

    June 25, 2007

    Roni:

    I’m so sorry this happened. I just got back from vacation and found this. If there is any way I can help please let us know.

    Caroline

    Ro

    June 25, 2007

    Oh wow.
    Roni I am so sorry this happpened as you have been a true inspiration to me. I hardly ever comment but I read your blog daily and enjoy it so muvh. Your ideas, thoughts and recipes are wonderful so dont let this discourage you.

    Sabrina

    June 25, 2007

    Wow! I read your site sometimes and have really found some great stuff here. I’m sorry about the crash. Something similar happened to a forum I helped run about 6 months ago. Total catastrophic loss of every bit of data we had. I cried. A lot. *HUGS* I know this is hard to deal with, I hope it’s not too hard to rebuild.

    Colette

    June 25, 2007

    Hey Ya’ll..if you create a new blogspot due to losing yours on weightwatchen make sure you make it accessiable to everyone. I went to add some of you that I would read daily and it says you have not made your blog available… Aww.. miss you guys and hope all of you have a great OP day. We will be back.
    Colette

    Jenn & Ed

    June 25, 2007

    I have an idea…what about if we all make our own blogs at https://www.blogger.com/start or http://www.extrapounds.com/ (or wherever), email you the link to our blogs, and then you could list them either to the left or as a separate page. Then you would not have to host them all but we could still keep up with each others. What do you think?

    I am so very sorry this happened. I know you have put your heart into this site and feel terrible that your 2 years is just gone. Thank you for being persistent enough to keep it going even if it means rebuilding. We are all here to help and support you! Thank you for your site!!

    Mary

    June 25, 2007

    You’ve already accomplished so much since your first message yesterday. You are amazing!

    Have fun on your vacations! We are all here for you!!

    Anonymous

    June 25, 2007

    Roni… sorry about the data going down the drain! I will be sure to keep lurking at your site because you have the most amazing info and recipies and are the most wonderfully inspiring everyday girl! Keep on keepin’ on! Anne:):)

    Calyn

    June 25, 2007

    I am so sorry that you lost all that work, but it is nice of you to rebuild :) You have and will continue to be an inspiration to all of us! Good Luck with rebuilding… we are all behind you! ((hugs)) I will continue watching your progress!!!

    Kate

    June 25, 2007

    Roni, I’m so sorry this happened :(

    I’m was new (determined to be fat no more)
    Everyone has been so welcoming!!
    I like the idea of everyone having their own blogger account here and linking up…I found a few people already.
    my new blog here is http://kateswwstory.blogspot.com/

    I did manage to find most of my old info too on Google.

    Hope to see everyone here,
    Kate (Phoenix AZ)

    jessica

    June 25, 2007

    OHHHH! I hope you are feeling better! My husband sends his sympathy and is outraged as well. ( He’s just glad he was a t work last night!:P) Anyhow, I don’t think you are gonna lose any fans over this. I see it as an opportunity to make “ROni’s World” bigger and better than ever. Not that it wasn’t great! It was FABULOUS! Believe me, my waistline thanks you! Ok, Enuf yammering! Go get em! Jessica aka Medic 34