One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Journal Time (with some fun news!)

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Sorry I didn’t post yesterday.  It was a long day. All my days seem long anymore. I can NOT WAIT until the end of the semester. Spreading myself too thin is getting old and I’m getting tired.

However, I FEEL good. I’ve been eating good, getting to the gym and I’m really starting to see results from my workouts (it only took 8 months!). I’m noticing muscles tone in my arms, my cardio capacity seems up (is that a term?) and I think I’m ready to start running outside to train for the 5k race.

Tuesday I spend the day at an Earth Expo. I had a booth to talk about healthy recipes and I shared GreenLiteBites. Everyone was super friendly and they seemed to like my ideas and food photos. I brought a few squash and showed how easy they were to prepare. It was the first time I really did any kind of face-to-face marketing for the site, any site for that matter. It was fun.

Yesterday I spent working on my classes and projects. I have a few client projects I’m developing while working on a new community platform for us. I also created a new recipe as the husband was away on business and I had a ton of spaghetti squash from the expo. 

Tomorrow promises to be just as crazy. I’m planning a surprise trip for my 7 year wedding anniversary. I can probably tell you what I’m planning because the husband normally doesn’t read the blog. But knowing my luck he’ll glance at this post and ruin the surprise. So you’ll just have to wait. ;~)

My surprise does involves as overnight stay (that he knows) so I won’t be posting for a few days. I did record a video with the toddler today but it’s taking me awhile to get it online. I hope to post it before I leave.

Right now I’m off to bed. It’s before midnight which is a miracle!

Have a great weekend!

oh Oh OH! I forgot I may FINALLY be reaching my last original goal (scroll down to 2005). Weight Watchers called today to tell me they may use my story for Mother’s Day! I may actually be a success story!!! How cool is that?

Alright now it’s time for bed. :~P


Quaker Mini Delights
Kashi TLC® Chewy Granola Bars
Multi Grain Mini Crisps
Sweet Salmon & Peas over Spaghetti Squash(leftovers)
4 small slices of pizza
more watermelon, A LOT of watermelon
cardio kickboxing class with some ab work and I climbed the medium wall (fast!) The spotter actually told me I’m getting better!

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    April 24, 2008

    Hi Roni: I don’t read every post, so maybe I missed this . . . but I was wondering if you used the Couch to 5K plan to train at all? I just downloaded Week One podcast for it. Wish me well! And congrats to you on reaching 5k! Did you ever think you’d see the day?!


    April 25, 2008

    Roni…that is so cool that WW’s wants to use you for a success story. You are truly an inspiration to so many of us. Not just because of WW’s and your loss but also you are a great mom…you are hard working and have a successful career…and a successful marriage. It is what every woman wants. You are blessed…and we are blessed to know you (virtually of course).


    April 25, 2008

    Have a wonderful anniversary, Roni! And good luck on the WW Success Story thingy…lol!


    April 25, 2008

    all of it (well, except for the spreading yourself too thin :) that part we are eager to be wowANDDONE)

    the story!
    the anniversary (Im proud of every year which ticks past as this marriage thing is amazing and work! 11 years here and 14 together)

    have a great weekend.


    (and yes on the cardio capacity. I just wrote a mag article on interval training and used that exact term :))


    April 25, 2008

    anon1 – I’m not only because I don’t have the time commitment. So I’m kind of doing my own thing. Plus I was able to jog/walk the full 5k when I started becuase I’m been doing a TON of cardio classes.

    Congrats to YOU!! I NEVER thought I’d be running, not in a MILLION years! LOL

    Christy – Thank you SO much. I try, I really do. I learned a long time ago to work at and take what I want out of life. We aren’t on this earth long enough and I want to enjoy every minute of it!

    Kathy & MizFit – Thanks! :~D

    Girl on a Mission...

    April 25, 2008

    I remember seeing you on the cover of Women’s World and I thought “gee, I know that girl” and I was so happy to see a familar face- I can’t wait to see your face on the WW site…its been a dream of mine too. Every time I used to trudge in to the weigh in’s when I was in my early 20’s I used to think “someday, I’ll be that leader” or “someday, I’ll be in that magazine”- now, 10 years later…I’m still trudging, but, I’m more focused than ever because of people like you and Angie All the Way. You’re ability to battle through the humps and bumps is what keeps me going everyday!



    April 25, 2008

    Woohoo…you are an awesome motivator!! Can’t wait to see your story…that is awesome!! You are a success story…the only thing missing is that it isn’t published (in WW)…right?

    Iam doing the Couch to 5K right now…I think everyone is in to running these days. It makes me feel awesome.

    Have fun for your anniversary!


    April 25, 2008

    How exciting about the story w/ WW! Hooray!

    And happy anniversary, too. My hubby and I leave tomorrow for our 5 year anniversary trip. Love is in the air! Yay for all of us.


    April 25, 2008

    Wow…congrats on 7 years! Our 7 year anniversary is Apr. 28th. We were planning a night away, but my mom and dad will be out of town so it will be next weekend. It will be the first overnight EVER away from our three boys. We’ll see how it goes! And congrats on the WW success story. I hope they pick mine someday too!! Glad you are still meeting goals!!! Ok, off to Ranch Day with the boys!!! YEE HAW!

    Laura N

    April 25, 2008

    I can’t believe it’s taken WW this long to use you as a success story! It’s about time.

    Hope you and the hub have a great weekend away. Happy Anniversary!

    Later Gator

    April 25, 2008

    Roni, I’m so happy for you! I hope WW uses you as a success story. You are such an inspiration!

    Miss July...not...yet

    April 25, 2008

    Sounds like you are doing amazing! Can’t wait to hear about the anniversary plans…so exciting!

    Okay, the WW thing is awesome too. You are really inspiring so they should totally use you!


    April 25, 2008

    I’m so excited that you are going to be a WW success story! You have definitely been an inspiration already, but it will be cool to be “official!”


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    April 26, 2008

    up hanging with the toddler tornado and the bullmastiff and hoping youre having a FABULOUS time.

    and not thinking once about any morsel youre ingesting but just loving up your man :)



    April 26, 2008

    Happy Anniversary!

    Token Fat Girl

    April 27, 2008

    yay roni that is so awesome! congratulations!