One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Aren’t You Worth It?

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Sensational SundayIt’s Sunday isn’t it?  That’s right, a Sensation Sunday!

I finally dragged my butt to a meeting. My schedule has been pretty tight the last few weeks and the meeting times weren’t jiving with my schedule.  But that’s no excuse.  I need to go.  I like to go.  So I’m making a commitment to go Sunday mornings before I hit the gym.  That means getting up a but earlier but it’s worth it.  I’m worth it.

I’m also worth my trips to the gym and boy am I LOVING the gym right now.  I had a NSV (Non Scale Victory) today on the treadmill. First, I’ve graduated to jogging a bit.  I’m not saying I’ll be running any marathons anytime soon but I’ve upped the intensity of my walking workouts and now I add a few minutes of jogging to the routine.  It’s tough but I can feel my stamina increasing every time I try it.  The first time I tried, I only lasted about 2 minutes. Today I did 2 – 4 minutes stretches. Not too shabby considering 3 months ago I could hardly walk for 5 minutes without wanting to blow my brains out of boredom. What happened in those 3 months? I changed my attitude around.  Instead of considering exercise a chore I now realize it’s a my gift to myself and guess what? I’m worth it!

Back to the NSV (although I guess that’s one too!) while on that treadmill I happened to look down at my legs. I was wearing shorts and I noticed something, something quite shocking to me.  My upper thighs were jiggling a lot less! I mean they was still jiggle there but behind the jiggle, I can see the definition of muscle.  I CAN NOT BE-LIEVE IT there is muscle under there!My workouts are paying off!

All right, that was all the good news but I do have some bad.  My eating has been a bit on the over indulgent side.  Not out of control just a bit over points on the unhealthy stuff, fried chicken, chocolate chip cookies, chips, leftover Halloween candy. . I think this coupled with my lack of attending meetings is to blame on my small gain this week. What am I saying, of course it is!  I updated my weight progress and if you look at this years chart, it’s a bit of incline. That’s a little scary for me especially considering the holidays coming up.

I feel like the eating thing is still a struggle and I’m sure it always will be.  There are still times I feel a little out of control but I know what I need to do to and I know I’m worth it.  So my question to you is…

Aren’t you worth it too?

Other quick news points I need to tell you…

  1. I’ve been working my butt of on my new food blog and I may be ready to go live soon.  I have 2 new food ideas to post from this weekend but I may save them for the new blog if I can work out the last few bugs this week. 
  2. I’ve posted a few times on my DietDetective blog and forgot to tell you.
  3. I had some friends over for a playdate/dinner tonight and made them my Roni’s Homemade sauce with Meat.  I love cooking for other people.  The funny thing is I never realize how “overly healthy” I try to cook until people start asking me questions about my food.  Is this turkey sausage? You used pumpkin is this? It just makes me laugh as I assume everyone cooks like me.  LOL
  4. I just want to give a shout out to my Aunt Helen and Uncle Al.  Mom said you’ve been reading!

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    November 11, 2007

    Roni–I made your homemade meat sauce tonight too! It was great! Thanks so much for the recipes, and I love reading your blogs. I believe I’ve finally read your entire website now. I guess I can get back to the WW website now..tehehe.



    November 12, 2007

    I went to the gym too :) You have been such an inspiration in getting me into the gym.
    Thank you


    November 12, 2007

    Roni – since you share so much with everyone, I thought I should share something with you. 8 weeks ago the longest I could run was about 100 yards and I was completely winded, I found the couch to 5k plan at and I am now running 3 miles and about to run my first 5k, it is completely unbelivable and the program has been great for me. Thanks again for all that you do!!



    November 12, 2007

    I think we all have this problem as we reach or exceed our weight loss goals we start having little one night slips and then when we see it doesn’t affect the scale the next day we do it again..and again..and again. The next thing we know it’s almost Thanksgiving and these slip ups have added 5 lbs and turned into habit since Memorial Day. Yup, I speak from experience but also have to tell you i’ve turned it all around this past week and already feel better. I realized that i’d rather indulge with one AMAZING day/evening then little crap things (I don’t even really like chips or M&Ms) all week. Good luck!


    November 12, 2007

    Roni – if you’re adding muscle, the scale will go up. There are lots of people out there who started working out, gained 10-20 pounds (or more) and simultaneously went DOWN 1 or 2 dress sizes. If your pants fit the same and your scale is going up, it’s muscle gain – which will boost your metabolism. Make sure to eat enough to fuel your muscular body! check out and for awesome ass-kicking working-out females.

    Skwigg, in particular, is about 5’8″, 140 lbs, and eats like 2800 calories a day. She’s insanely active, of course, but still!


    November 12, 2007

    Hey Roni, this isn’t about your post, but I was looking through your food pics and I noticed that I have one of the recipies that you lost! It is the Failed raspberry fudge thingy. Here it is!

    Failed Raspberry Brownie Fudge
    I attempted the can of pumpkin trick on brownie mix. What I ended up with was not a brownie at all but more of a dense fudge like experience. They satisfy a chocolate craving and “the toddler” LOVES them! Just do not expect a “brownie” if you make them. I tried to capture the texture in the picture so you wouldn’t be shocked.
    • 1 package traditional Fudge Brownie Mix (I used phillsbury)
    • 1 – 15 oz can of pumpkin
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1/3 of cup sugar free Raspberry preserves (jelly)
    • ¼ cup of water
    • Non-stick cooking spray
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with the cooking spray. Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a plastic spatula until well blended. Pour half of the batter in the baking pan and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the batter is a thicker consistency. This will allow you to spread a thin layer of the jelly on top (it will be a very thin layer). Pour the rest of the batter on top and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes. Bake for about 35 minutes. It will never really seem “done” like traditional brownies. You will always get batter on the toothpick.
    If you cut them into 20 pieces, they are about 2 points apiece.


    November 13, 2007

    Thanks guys! For the links and the lost recipe! I forgot about that one.


    November 13, 2007

    Roni, I was also going to mention the muscle gain, especially since you’ve started really working out.
    Have you seen Tory’s site at She lost 100 pounds with weight watchers and was down to her very lowest weight. She now runs marathons and does triathalons and gained 5 lb., but it was pure muscle. I think her bodyfat percentage went way down.
    Anyway, don’t just look at the scale. You need energy to fuel your workouts!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!