One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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2 Years, 4 Days and Counting

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AWE MAN! I missed my anniversary.

Four days ago it was my 2 year anniversary of becoming a Weight Watchers Lifetime member. March 3, 2006 I weighed in at my local Weight Watchers meeting at the unbelievable weight of 142.2 pounds. ME 142 lbs!  I’m still nodding my head in disbelief.

Two years later, I’m holding steady.  Unfortunately my schedule hasn’t allow me to weigh in the last few weeks but my last official visit registered a small gain and resulted in 145.2 pounds. The number is a little disappointing but I have never felt better about myself.  I’ve been working out and weight training for about 6 months and I am really starting to see results. I feel I make overall good choices in my diet and allow myself to cheat without going on day, or even week long, “binders” like I used to.

Being someone who has never really been happy in her own skin, someone who has struggled with weight issues for as long as she can remember and someone who really thought she was just “big boned” and destined to be chunky forever, I want to scream from the highest mountain top, IT IS POSSIBLE!!  

I’m far from perfect and that’s ok with me. But these last two years have been spectacular. Not because I’m thinner but because for the first time in my life I feel healthy, in control and, as cheesy as this sounds, in the body I’m suppose to be in.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. 




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    TB--Milwaukee

    March 6, 2008

    Happy anniversary. I hope to be joining you in two years for my two year and 4 day anniversary.

    Thanks for continuing to be an inspiration to many!

    Anonymous

    March 6, 2008

    Thanks for taking us on your journey…and for continuing to inspire us every day!

    Red

    March 6, 2008

    Congrats and thanks for sharing your story.

    It’s very easy to get discouraged when you see how many people who lose weight gain it back.

    Anonymous

    March 6, 2008

    Congrats on your anniversary…hope to be there someday soon. I look forward to my journey to lifetime with you and everyone here. You are really an inspiration to me….thanks!!!

    -ronji

    ashley

    March 6, 2008

    Woohooo! You’re great, Roni. Wooohoooo for you!

    pamelabee

    March 7, 2008

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing it all with us – you’re a great motivator :)

    Anonymous

    March 7, 2008

    Roni, congrats and you are truly an inspiration to me, everyday. I really feel you have kept me on track and motivated when I was ready to throw in the towel.

    I can’t afford to go to meetings, my husband passed away last year and money is tight, so YOU are my meeting!!! (No pressure, lol!) But seriously, I am here everyday for all youi have to offer.

    Thank you for the recipes, the blog, the finds, everything!!

    Crazy MomCat

    March 7, 2008

    Happy anniversary and congrats to you! Thanks for sharing your day-to-day challenges and great tips with all of us!

    Anonymous

    March 7, 2008

    CONGRATULATIONS: Your board has kept me motivated through out my own journey. IT took my close to a year to hit 10 percent but once I achieved that, it made me want to achieve my goal even more. Keep up the good work. Also, I’m on your board so much I feel like I know you. When your Woman’s World hit the stands I was walking by and thinking in my head “hey I know her, she is my friend.” Well you know what I mean. Thanks for everything. Sherri

    bigtickles

    March 7, 2008

    Happy Anniversary. Congrats on your maintaining all these years. I want to thank YOU for allowing us to be on this journey with you.

    Jenn

    March 7, 2008

    Congratulations Roni!!!!

    Todd

    March 7, 2008

    I completely agree with Sherri, you open yourself up so much to us that I felt the same way looking at the magazine. I can’t wait to get to the point that you are at, even though I only want to lose another 20 lbs, it’s the additional 100 lbs that I need to get off my shoulders to feel that sense of being happy with myself.
    One other thing that made me laugh, when you mentioned thinking you were “Big Boned” Someone pointed out to me once…Have you ever seen a fat skeleton? Take care and keep going.

    Angela

    March 7, 2008

    Happy anniversary! You are such an inspiration to me. I love coming by your blog each day!

    Lynn

    March 7, 2008

    Hip Hip Huzzah!

    Anniversaries are very important, and this is a big one! Way to go, such determination! It’s really impressive.

    Erin C.

    March 7, 2008

    Happy Anniversary…reading your post today reminded me not to forget my WW anniversary…which is tomorrow. I joined March 8, 2005. I remember the day as though it was yesterday – what I was wearing, how I felt, and how far I had to go to get where I am TODAY….160 pounds lighter!!!!! Thank you for all your wonderful encouragement of and real life experiences…that is what makes me believe that I am a lifetime member to healthiness!!!!

    Erin :)

    Anonymous

    March 7, 2008

    Congratulations! You rock. Thanks for taking the time to inspire others.

    mrss

    Holly

    March 7, 2008

    Hey Roni,
    Congrats! I know you’ve probably heard this a million times, but I’m sure you’re gaining muscle weight, not fat. And I know it’s still this psychological relationship with the scale, cause it says you’re going up and you associate that with ‘badness’. On the flip side, I have recently taken a break from my usual running routine and I lost about 2 lbs, but I know it’s nothing to get excited about, because I’m just loosing muscle mass.

    Anyway, I am about 3 weeks away from my one year mark of doing weight watchers points. I’m still about 15 lbs away from my goal, but I still think I am kicking butt!

    As always, you rock and you are a great inspiration!
    -Holly

    Staci

    March 7, 2008

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment you have achieved! I have been following your blog for quite awhile and glad that I have been following your journey. A friend of mine recommended I read your blog not because of the fat you have gotten rid of but that you posted so openly about your tummy tuck you had done and at the time I was researching having one done myself. Btw, I am recovering from mine that I had on the 26th of Feb. I became hooked on you blog ever since and have really enjoyed all the effort you put in your journey!

    RunningNan

    March 7, 2008

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HAAAAAPPY ANNIVERSAYR!

    Kristi

    March 7, 2008

    Congratulations! You are SUCH an inspiration to us all. And you are absolutely right – it IS possible and hopefully soon many of us will be joining you in that accomplishment! Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for creating this blog and posting to help provide inspiration – real, tangible inspiration to us all!

    A Box of Chocolates

    March 7, 2008

    You go girl…so proud!!! I have about 10 more pounds to go!

    BonnieR325

    March 7, 2008

    Good for you Roni! Congrats! You are to be commended! I agree with everything that everyone else has said. I look so forward to each and every one of your posts….you so inspire me!

    Erin–Congrats to you! That’s a lot of weight gone! Yayyyyyy!

    Katy

    March 7, 2008

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

    BarbiatEY

    March 7, 2008

    Congratulations! You are a true inspiration.

    Sincerely, your honest approach to weight loss and to maintenance is what makes so many of us believe we can be just like you!

    Thank you Roni for beating the odds and to your dedication to sharing your journey with all of us.

    You are a blessing!

    Barbi

    Sandy

    March 7, 2008

    Way to go Roni! I have been a Lifetime member since this past November. I have lost weight in the past and, as soon as I went off my diet, put it back on again. I truly feel that Weightwatchers (and your wonderful recipes) have helped me change my lifestyle this time, and, although I know the struggle to be and stay healthy will be ongoing, I hope with all my heart that I can say, two years from now, that I am still at or near my goal weight. Congratulations–you should be mega-proud of yourself–both for your own accomplishments and for the accomplishment of helping others achieve what you have achieved. Thank you!

    Sandy

    Angel

    March 7, 2008

    Happy anniversary! and Congratulations! Roni!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderfull journey of yours.

    Laura N

    March 7, 2008

    Aww, Happy Anniversary. You are such a success story. It’s hard to imagine an insecure, big boned, chubby Roni. 2 years of being sleek and svelte is a big deal. And 3 pounds difference? If you’ve been weight training for 6 months is it possible that’s muscle mass? You should take some measurements and not just rely on that scale, girlfriend. Use the tape measure for a while, too. There’s just about nothing better you can do for yourself than weight train, as far as longer term success and health goes. So keep it up!

    holly

    March 7, 2008

    Congrats! That is so exciting and I want to say that the dessert in the last post looks so delicious!

    Anonymous

    March 7, 2008

    Just wondering…is it more powerful to relish in your personal achievement or to know that you inspired others? Oh how I’d love to be asked to ponder that question! WTG Roni!

    Dev

    March 9, 2008

    Awesome post, Roni! Happy anniversary and thank you for being you :-)