One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Sensational Sunday

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I have a new goal.  A goal I hope to get you all to make with me.  A goal to make every Sunday… Sensational!

My first Sensational Sunday started with a bang! A little feel good closet clean up.  I decided to combat my Friday Pizza woes with a feel good clothing purge.  I went through all of my old jeans, wait, let me rephrase that to sound even better, all of my old “skinny jeans” and tried them on.  I would wear these jeans when feeling good and having a little success on my many weight loss journeys.  Jeans I strived to get back into with each weight loss attempt. Jeans I was keeping around because a small part of me didn’t really believe I became the size I am today.  Well I’m happy to say they are gone! I donated them and  said goodbye to that size.  I’m also happy to report that I tried on each pair and as I slipped baggy pair by baggy pair on I felt more and more empowered.  That’s an odd word but it’s true.  I threw away pair after pair of jeans that for the majority of my life I struggled to stay in or strived to get back into.  I threw them away because they are TOO BIG.  Saying that aloud makes it even more real even after trying them on and having them fall off. It truly was a surreal experience. Note: I kept one pair just for those days I don’t recognize how far I’ve come.

In addition to the great jean giveaway, I had a FABULOUS morning with the toddler.  We danced out to the fun punk sounds of the’s, made omelets and shared a can of tropical fruit for breakfast.  I love this age! He now pulls up a chair and puts the cheese in his own omelet. It’s just too cute!

Then it was off to the gym for me.  I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and the upper body circuit.  I feel great and can’t believe I’ve become a gym rat. You have NO idea how strange it is for me to say that.  

After the gym, I dropped off the jeans and hit the grocery store to stock up on healthy food for the week.  I came home, finished the laundry, cooked dinner, prepared my lunch for tomorrow and went for an hour long after dinner stroll with the family. It was GREAT! 

So why am I telling you all this. Well, I think motivation is contagious and I think we can start a movement, a movement to begin our weeks, ever week, with a sensational Sunday. If we take just a little time to recognize what we have, where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to be we can set the tone for the week.  I plan to do this every Sunday and I hope you will join me. 

So what do you say? Will you make every Sunday a Sensational Sunday?

Morning Scale Reading:145
Food Points
1 egg and 1 egg white omelet with bacon bits and a side of tropical fruit salad 3
Kashi Granola Bar 2
watermelon 1
Whole Wheat Mini Bagel with a Laughing Cow Light French Onion Cheese Wedge. 3
2 Crab Cakes with Garlic Honey Asparagus, Butternut Squash Fries and an ear of corn 7
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavored VitaBrownie 1
something else??? Not sure but it will be around 4 points 4
Totals 21
Daily Activity Log
gym trip – 20 minutes on treadmill – upper body and ab circuit
about an hour stroll with the family

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    September 9, 2007

    I have been having such a horrible month ww wise…I just got done journaling to a fellow ww friend about it and of course I check your website daily…..thank you. Thank you for being real and showing that it is a daily battle. I can’t wait to start a sensational monday…:)along with the sundays!


    September 9, 2007

    Thank you for your encouraging updates! I am new to your website but have been so refreshed by what I have found..thank you again. I am trying your asparagus recipe tonight, wish I had some crab meat to with, I am in California so it would have to be canned..would that work?
    One more thing I was shopping with my sister today and found the perfect size 10 Levi’s…so comfy and then it hit me after reading your entry..they are ten’s like the 5 other pairs of jeans in my closet…not my goal! I have some cleaning out to do myself…hopefully soon!


    September 9, 2007

    Congrats on your Sensational Sunday! Sundays are hard for me because they are the day we eat at the in-laws so I have usually saved up my weekly points for Sunday. I love your idea of a sensational day, but I will be picking another day – maybe sensational Saturdays or Fabulous Fridays!


    September 10, 2007

    Sunday’s are great days – try church in the morning, it makes things even better, and it reminds us we are not alone all week!


    September 10, 2007

    Thanks for a very uplifting Sunday post… was a great reminder to me to enjoy the little things.


    September 10, 2007

    Sounds like an awesome day. I filled up half a garbage bag of MY clothes and the other half was full of too small stuff for the 4yo. It felt great to get that stuff out of my closet.
    I brought almost a full bag home from Frenchy’s on Thursday evening (2nd hand) with size 14s. I feel, um, sensational.


    September 10, 2007

    My friend Claire and I have switched out regular meeting on Wed. at lunch to go on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. There were about 45 people there (as opposed to the maybe 10 on Wednesdays). I’ve lost more weight in the last two weeks of going Sundays than I did in the last 2 months! I feel I do better on the weekends, knowing my weigh in is Sunday, then I am in the zone all day Sunday preparing for the week, so I too will have sensational Sundays! I love your site Roni!


    September 10, 2007

    I had a sensational Sunday too and felt rejuvenated and ready to face today at school. I actually had a great day today too which has been rough since the beginning of the school year. I am with you on sensational Sunday’s..count me in!

    Jenn & Ed

    September 11, 2007

    Love your site as always. I will have to agree with Lisha that having a church and knowing the Lord has made a tremendous difference in my life. If you ever want to know more, email me and we can chat.



    September 11, 2007

    It’s always good to have a special day!


    September 11, 2007

    I love this post! What a great idea. Can’t promise anything but I will definitely try. I know that readin yours will definitely help inspire as always!

    Jen @ One Moms World

    October 25, 2010

    This is such a great idea!


    October 25, 2010

    I love the idea of Sensational Sunday!!

    I’m ALL in for Sensational Sunday Movement!! Love it!