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A Picture, a Product and a Pose?

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So I’m going a little “P” crazy. I love coming up with titles for my posts! ;~)

First, “a Picture”, as requested I updated my Progress Photos page. I can NOT believe it’s been a year since posting a pic. That means I’ve been at goal over a year and this fact is still a unbelievable to me!

EatSmart Nutrition ScaleSecond, “a Product”, William from EatSmartProducts.com was nice enough to send me the EatSmart Nutrition Scale. I’ve been using a plain old digital scale for years and really can’t live without it. Now, I may be hooked on the EatSmart Nutrition Scale. It allows you to put in a code for the food you are weighing and it tells you the nutritional info for that food. For example, this morning I knew I ate 100 calories of grapes this morning! So maybe I’m a geek but I find that REALLY COOL! For fresh produce and meats, this is a huge time saver for me. The scale even has a code for cooked whole grain pasta! No more measuring when dry and cooking mine separately! I’m so psyched. My only problem with the scale is the small buttons and the slow response time. It takes a few seconds for the display to update when you add more weight. For me though, it’s not a deal breaker. If you are interested in purchasing the scale, use the code WWATCHEN to receive 10% off.

Lastly, “a Pose”, ok ok OK, the big news. I guess I can share. I don’t know why I was hesitant in the first place. I may, hear me, MAY, be on the cover of Womens World magazine. I’m going for what they call a “Cover Try”. Their Creative Director saw my site and want’s to see how I look on camera. I think the story is on whole grain and high fiber pasta. I’m going to NY on Friday for the photo shoot. Wait, what? Did I just say that? It sounds so weird typing it aloud. So yeah that’s my big news. I’m trying NOT to get too excited, it’s only a try after all. We’ll see.

Ok, I’m off to bed. L-O-N-G day tomorrow.


Morning Scale Reading: 142
Food Points
grapes 1
Kashi Granola Bar 2
1/4 of a bagel (co-workers shared his lunch) (estimate – it was a HUGE bagel) 2
2 tacos leftover from the other night 6
8 oz light flavored yogurt 2
Vegetables and Shrimp over Angel Hair Pasta (estimate for now until I calculate nutritional info) 6
soy crisps with salsa (sometimes you just need to eat the whole bag just because) 6
Totals 25
Daily Activity Log
25 minutes on the treadmill level 7 – lower body circuit


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There are 33 comments so far.

    Swizzlepop

    September 25, 2007

    Love the new pic, you look beautiful! The scale looks cool although and congrats on the “test shoot” I’m sure your shots will turn out great. Be sure to tell us the issue that you will appear in so that I can go out and buy one. Have fun and good luck in NY!

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    You look so great! You have been a great motivation for me, now I go to the gym about 4 times a week. Thank you! :)
    Jennie

    Diet Coke and Zingers

    September 26, 2007

    That is just STUPID cool!!!! I hope you get it but either way, a trip to NY, WOW!!!! You so deserve it!

    DaleJ

    September 26, 2007

    Well done, Roni!
    Kudos :)

    Dulcie

    September 26, 2007

    Thats my favorite magazine! I read it every week. Im sure you will look great on camera!

    uncpdeb

    September 26, 2007

    WAY TO GO!!! I really hope it works out. It would be the first time I’ve bought that mag (although I love it). GOOD LUCK! It’s awesome just to be asked (I think). Again, CONGRAT’s!

    totegirl

    September 26, 2007

    OMG!!!! Holy crap, this is too exciting! Um, love the progress pic, thanks for the product review, and OMG! Good luck! Keep us posted!

    Seriously though, I’ve been wanting a digital scale but I’m just so damn cheap. Your review may be the push I need…

    christine

    September 26, 2007

    Roni- THAT IS WILD! Oh my god, that is something most of us can say will never happen to us:) How’s THAT for motrivation to stay OP? CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK TO YOU- enjoy NYC and hope they roll out the red carpet for you. WOO HOO!!!!!!!
    Christine

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    Roni, I’ve been reading your post for some time now (it’s a morning work ritual – don’t tell my boss!). And I love it! I often sort of compare my progress to you, as I’m aslo 5’9″. I’m wondering – what size did you wear (if you remember) when you were around 155? I know our bodies are all very different – and I know you said the pants in the picture are a size 6. I’m a little disheartened, as I’m currently a size 10-12 and even when I weighed what you do – I could never get below a size 8 pants. Maybe I’m bigger on the bottom than you – since I can wear a size 8 dress now.

    Sorry – I know you don’t need all of the personal info. Just curious on what your personal weight range was on each pant size??

    Thanks! You look incredible – and it’s all your own doing – kudos to you!

    bennettaj

    September 26, 2007

    OH, wow!!! Cover girl in NY! That’s awesome.

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    wow!!! that’s great!! as a former new yorker, the trip alone is a prize, you’ll have a blast, and you are a shoe-in for that cover, you are such an inspiration.(p.s. iam getting that fabulous scale!)

    Kath

    September 26, 2007

    Hi Roni. Contrats on the Women’s World opportunity!! I’m a reader of your blog and wanted to share that I was on the cover of Woman’s World last January!! I lost 30 pounds and got in touch with an editor looking for people who lost weight through eating whole grains as well. They saw my before and after photos and flew me to NYC for the photo shoot. I was an amazing experience. FYI, my cover looks NOTHING like me – they did me up to look like a show-girl from Vegas, but it was still so fun to have an all expenses paid trip and be on a cover! Email me at Kath2226@gmail.com if you want me to send you a PDF of the cover or have any questions : )

    Kath

    Allison

    September 26, 2007

    Roni, you are amazing and all your hard work had paid off. I’m so happy for you to get the opprotunity to be on the cover! Your website is changing lives; I know it’s changed mine. Thank you and good luck!

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    HI Roni You look great.. i jsut had a baby about 7 months ago and i’m back on WW for about 2 weeks already.. trying to get abck into the swing of things.. i found your site.. and your amazing.. i love pasta and wanted to know what brand name pasta you eat and how many points they are.. i have a hard time finding a good whole wheat pasta. Thanks. I dont’ have a blog, but you can e-mail me at gigiasbaty@hotmail.com

    Healthy Pear

    September 26, 2007

    I’m so excited for you!! I know it’s just a “test shoot”, but wow!!! You’ll have so much fun feeling like a professional model for a day and the experience itself will be fantastic, I’m sure!
    I love Women’s World magazine. You’ll have to let us know if we should watch for you in an upcoming issue!

    A girl on a mission....100 pounds to go!!!

    September 26, 2007

    WOW! Congrats- I’m jealous! I want your success story. 117 weeks later your “after picture” is amazing! I just can’t get over your accomplishments. Good luck with your photo shoot! You are a beautiful girl and I would definitely buy the magazine to read your story!

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    OH MY GOD! that is big news. Huge! is there anything we can do? Can we vote for you? Come and cheer you up?;)

    I cross my fingers for you. You are a beautiful woman and I am sure you look great on any cover. Best of luck and keep us posted.

    Thanks for posting the picture. Usually the pictures taken from “down” make people look bigger than they are and those pants are loose yet you look so great…I wonder how you would look like with the right angel and tight jeens!

    You are the best inspiration one could ask for!

    Anar

    KimLookAlike

    September 26, 2007

    OMG- It is so cool you might be on the cover of WWM!!! :-) ;-) If your new progress photo is any indication, I think you are going to make a great covergirl!! Can’t wait to hear how the trip goes! Enjoy NYC! AJ

    Jzbell

    September 26, 2007

    You do look beautiful! And best wishes in New York… you’ll be fabulous!

    Jewely

    September 26, 2007

    That is FABULOUS news about the magazine cover! Wow…you should feel very proud of yourself. I feel like I personally know a celebrity! Thanks for sharing!
    Julie in Kansas

    Larissa

    September 26, 2007

    Roni!! That’s so awesome about NY! Kinda scary, but so awesome. Look where your hard work, determination, and motivation has taken you!!! I’m so happy for you :-)

    Poppy

    September 26, 2007

    The new pics are awesome…and it doesn’t matter if it’s only a try out! That is the coolest thing ever!

    sherice hamlin

    September 26, 2007

    OMG !!!! i just looked at your progress pictues and wow you look great and thanks for sharing them. I have lost 35lbs so far and i don’t look any different but keeping up with your site has helped me to keep going when I feel like quiting. Your an inspirtion.
    Thanks

    Lisa

    September 26, 2007

    That is amazing!!! Congratulations!!! I just have to say that seeing your most recent picture, first, you look completely beautiful :) But, second…to look at your photo of you now, I would never guess that you have EVER in your life been overweight. You look like one of the girls that I would secretly give a ‘look’ to, because I’m jealous and think that they have never been where I am. And look at you. It is SO doable! You look amazing!

    Calyn

    September 26, 2007

    WOW, you look so fantastic!!! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for post your new pic and for everything you do to help me keep on track ((hugs))

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    Wow, I wish someone would send me a free digital scale! I’m too broke too afford one.

    brokedownrage

    September 26, 2007

    What a great photo!

    Tiffany

    September 26, 2007

    Hi Roni!
    One question I have been wondering as I read your site is whether or not you plan to have more children. You look amazing, but with your tummy tuck, etc. I have been curious about that.
    Sorry I had to post here. I couldn’t find an email address anywhere.
    Thanks!

    Roni

    September 26, 2007

    WOW!! Thank you so much for all the support guys! I still can’t believe it!

    To answer some of the questions, and sorry it’s too late to address people individually…

    Weighing in at 155 I was a 10ish. Check the progress pics I posted what size I was wearing.

    As for the kids, no more planned. I’m happy with the one I’ve got! ;~)

    ummm and I think there was something in there about helping me. Believe me you guys do enough already! Just the support I get in AWESOME!

    THANK YOU!

    Anonymous

    September 26, 2007

    Roni, good luck on the test shoot! That is so exciting! I feel like I know you from reading your blog, you have been such a huge inspiration to keep me going. I’ve lost 43.5 pounds so far and have 15 left to go! I can’t wait to read all about your trip to NY!! GOOD LUCK!
    Michele

    reinventmyself

    September 26, 2007

    Put Roni on the cover! She is inspiring and beautiful. We will all buy a copy…

    Sara M.

    September 27, 2007

    Roni- You will look beautiful on the cover! You deserve this for all of the motivation that you give all of us everyday!!

    Anonymous

    October 2, 2007

    I was interested in the scale you wrote about, do you know how it compares to the scale WW offers?